Up and coming Estepona – the place to be

Beware Marbella, for Estepona is the new hotspot on the Costa del Sol. Find out why there is so much going on in this charming part of the Costa del Sol

Estepona Town

For many decades Estepona lived in the shadow of its glamorous neighbour Marbella, but now things are changing. Marbella is still very much in vogue, yet in recent years Estepona has made a leap from a charming seaside town on the fringes of the greater Marbella area to a vibrant, beautiful place at the heart of the Golden Triangle.

The latter refers to the area between Marbella, Benahavis and Estepona – and increasingly it is this zone and not just Marbella that is the reference when people think about the privileged lifestyle that this southern region of Spain offers. The glamour and status appeal that was once the reserve of the area between Puerto Banús and Marbella East has thus extended to a wider region, with the New Golden Mile the main focus of growth.

New quality developments on the rise

It is here that much of the new quality property development on the Costa del Sol is concentrated, with attractive modern gated villa communities, apartment complexes and also contemporary semi-detached homes taking the entire region west of Marbella further upmarket. Indeed, many discerning buyers no longer restrict their search to Marbella and immediate surroundings, but also look for homes to buy in the area between San Pedro Alcántara and Estepona.

Estepona Town Hall a model of efficiency

The process has been spurred on by the greater availability of land here and the efficiency of the Estepona town hall in processing project applications, but the increasing desirability of Estepona among investors and homebuyers alike is also very much down to the impressive beautification the town has enjoyed under mayor José María García Urbano. He has overseen renovation works, the adorning of the historic town centre with coloured flowerpots and the painting of large murals on apartment buildings.

Not only properties, infrastructure projects are also on the rise

This together with the wave of new, modern, high quality developments in and around Estepona has raised the profile and attraction of Estepona, particularly Estepona town centre, where properties are selling fast and prices have shown a healthy rise, thus indicating the growing demand for property here. Along with this comes a growth in amenities both public and private, with stylish eateries, boutiques and beach clubs joining the new theatre, the new hospital and projected downtown shopping area.

A different lifestyle to Marbella

Estepona is a place on the rise, and not just in the beachside and surrounding areas. Our office has been based in the old town of Estepona since 2004 and since 2012 we’ve seen increasing demand for properties in the historic centre, including those that offer scope for renovation.  Demand for homes, land, hotel projects and commercial premises is very healthy, and budgets have grown too. Estepona is rapidly transforming itself into a true hotspot, and while prices are rising there is still great value to be had here and much potential for future growth amid continued improvements and growing demand.  It seems that from here on out Estepona is very much the place to be.

 

Adam Neale | November, 2017



New Listing Estepona, Sunny second floor apartment for sale in Estepona centre, less than 2 minutes walk to the beach.

Sunny second floor apartment for sale in Estepona centre, less than 2 minutes walk to the beach.

Ref. TMRA11376

  • 4 beds
  • 2 baths
  • 157 m² built
  • 12 m² terrace

This property is situated in the heart of the old town centre of Estepona, on one of the main streets in town located by all the shops and squares the town offers. A couple of minutes away is the main beach...

220,000 €
New Listing Estepona, Magnificent contemporary beachside villa for sale in the prestigious neighbourhood of Guadalmina Baja - Casasola, Estepona

Magnificent contemporary beachside villa for sale in the prestigious neighbourhood of Guadalmina Baja - Casasola, Estepona

Ref. TMXV1020

  • 5 beds
  • 5 baths
  • 477 m² built
  • 1.890 m² plot
  • 228 m² terrace

Located just 300 metres from the beach, this extraordinary villa sits on a double plot and boasts perfectly balanced proportions and decidedly modern Mediterranean architecture. Striking a natural fusion...

2,800,000 €
New Listing Estepona, Commercial premises for sale in Estepona centre, on one of the main streets very close to the beach

Commercial premises for sale in Estepona centre, on one of the main streets very close to the beach

Ref. TMRA11375

  • 1 bed
  • 1 bath
  • 45 m² built

A great opportunity to purchase a commercial premises in one of the best locations in town, positioned by Plazoleta Ortiz with many cafes and restaurants opposite the main beach in town; one of the largest...

180,000 €
Reduced Estepona, Easy to maintain luxury villa with all-encompassing coastal vistas for sale in La Resina Golf & Country Club, Estepona

Easy to maintain luxury villa with all-encompassing coastal vistas for sale in La Resina Golf & Country Club, Estepona

Ref. TMXV1019

  • 3 beds
  • 3 baths
  • 411 m² built
  • 409 m² plot
  • 28 m² terrace

Overlooking the ultra-prestigious La Resina Golf Course this spacious Mediterranean style property is timeless, elegant and comfortable. The interior of the home is immaculate and light and boasts a neutral...

550,000 € - Reduced from 649,000 €
Frontline
Beach
Estepona, Luxury front line townhouse with private garden and sea views for sale in the exclusive beachfront development of Riviera Andaluza, Estepona

Luxury front line townhouse with private garden and sea views for sale in the exclusive beachfront development of Riviera Andaluza, Estepona

Ref. TMRT11383

  • 3 beds
  • 2 baths
  • 192 m² built
  • 35 m² terrace

This exceptional townhouse is located in the gated frontline beach community of Riviera Andaluza and is set over 2 spacious and carefully designed levels with the utmost attention paid to comfort. The main...

635,000 €

Exclusive to Terra Meridiana

Townhouse for sale in Estepona, within a gated complex with private garage less than 100m from the beach

Ref. TMRT11379

  • 3 beds
  • 2 baths
  • 122 m² built
  • 57 m² plot

A very well presented townhouse positioned in one of the best areas of Estepona, in the charming old town centre less than 100m from the sandy beach in town. It is distributed over 3 levels: an open plan...

420,000 €

Charming townhouse completely reformed for sale in the centre of Estepona old town

Ref. TMRT11382

  • 2 beds
  • 2 baths
  • 102 m² built
  • 63 m² plot
  • 15 m² terrace

This charming townhouse is situated on one of the most picturesque streets of the old town of Estepona, only 300m from the beach and within walking distance to all amenities. The house has just been...

325,000 €

Plot for sale in the old town centre of Estepona, very close to the beach and Plaza Ortiz

Ref. TMRP11120

  • 64 m² plot

A lovely plot situated on a quaint Andalusian style street, with a superb location by the main beach of Estepona and Plaza Ortiz, bustling with many cafes, boutique restaurants and the promenade which leads...

115,000 €

Quaint town house for sale in the old town centre of Estepona, with large solarium terrace

Ref. TMRT11381

  • 2 beds
  • 1 bath
  • 114 m² built
  • 47 m² plot
  • 25 m² terrace

This property is situated in the heart of the old town in Estepona, by the main churches is town and close to the new indoor food market positioned by Plaza de las Flores. The property is presented in good...

270,000 €
New
Development
Estepona, Spacious and elegant off-plan townhouse with rooftop solarium for sale in Oceana Collection, New Golden Mile, Estepona

Spacious and elegant off-plan townhouse with rooftop solarium for sale in Oceana Collection, New Golden Mile, Estepona

Ref. TMNA1046

  • 2 beds
  • 2 baths
  • 160 m² built
  • 80 m² terrace

Situated in the brand new development of Oceana Collection featuring just 36 townhouses this exceptional property presents the ultimate in luxury and comfort with meticulous attention to detail. The use of...

370,000 €