Authentic Estepona attracts exclusive crowd

Have you visited Estepona recently? If not, you may be in for an agreeable surprise. Emerging from the shadows of ever-popular Marbella, a remarkable transformation has taken place under the leadership of Mayor José García Urbano. From a sleepy, typically Andalusian seaside town, Estepona has been revitalised and is seeing a surge of inward investment.

Constituting part of the Golden Triangle, an area encompassing Marbella, Benahavís and Estepona, the town has, however, lost none of the authentic appeal for which it is known. One of the mayor’s grand initiatives, ‘The Garden of the Costa del Sol’ serves to enhance its charm with roadside flowers and shrubs in bloom all year round,the walls of the historic town festooned with painted polka-dot pots, large-scale murals and porcelain plaques of poetry.
Estepona is now also gaining a following among the well-heeled, who seek out the best, and it is now registering on the gastro-maps of foodies who once remained firmly within the borders of the Marbella municipality. The Kempinksi Hotel’s recently revamped hospitality offering and the inspiring tapas bars that are appearing in the town centre, as well as the much-anticipated gastro-market, have set the town firmly in the sights of bon-gourmands with a desire to try something new.

Building for the future

Beneath the cosmetic and culinary improvements, however, lies a serious desire to improve the local infrastructure, attested to by the soon-to-be-completed district hospital. Due to open in December 2018, this €15 million project affirms the commitment of the town hall and the Junta de Andalucía to the improvement of the area. Such modernisation, coupled with a town-planning department that is quick and receptive to the needs of property developers, has proved attractive to investors capitalising on a healthy real estate market. Marbella is as popular as ever, yet a select offering of luxury developments is raising Estepona’s profile among wealthier clientele.

Unique luxury lifestyle concepts

High on the list is the luxury development of Los Granados del Mar located next to the Kempinski hotel with indoor pool, spa, gym and direct access to the beach. Also worthy of mention is the recently completed luxurious apartments of Les Rivages and Doncella Beach located close to Playa del Cristo to the west of Estepona.

Also located in the west end is the The Island, a project of unique townhouses with the qualities of the most luxurious of single homes –situated on a privileged vantage point just metres from the beachfront. Owners are swathed in a luxury lifestyle from the minute they enter the lavishly landscaped environment, relaxing in the on-site spa or within their spacious homes constructed to the highest of standards with top quality materials. Recently launched, Darya, a project from the same developer, offers luxury living in a landmark building within an unrivalled seafront setting situated in the heart of the town centre. Several top class developments are breaking boundaries in the Estepona area, using the best and brightest architects and designers in their arena, and we are delighted to see that their efforts are being rewarded, with a new wave of luxury clientele bringing a boost to the local economy. Long may it continue!


Adam Neale | April, 2018

21 bedroom hostel in Estepona old town centre, less than 150m to the beach on a pedestrian street.

Ref. TMXC11001

  • 21 beds
  • 5 baths
  • 378 m² built
  • 233 m² plot

This magnificent property is located just 2 minutes from the main beach La Rada, in the old town of Estepona. This is a former hostel which needs complete renovation, currently its formed of 21 bedrooms...

636,300 €

Very large townhouse for sale on the edge of the old town, in move in condition with private parking

Ref. TMRT11403

  • 4 beds
  • 2 baths
  • 278 m² built
  • 55 m² terrace

A very large townhouse situated on a very wide street filled with natural light and recently reformed in a traditional Andalusian style. The house is very large and is positioned on a great plot. The ground...

635,000 €

Quaint townhouse for sale in Estepona old town, very close to the beach

Ref. TMRT11402

  • 2 beds
  • 1 bath
  • 55 m² built

This property is situated on the edge of the old town of Estepona, 200 meters approximately from the beach and close to all amenities and conveniences. It´s positioned on one of the old town traditional...

110,000 €

Large townhouse for sale in the old town of Estepona, walking distance to the beach

Ref. TMRT11400

  • 4 beds
  • 2 baths
  • 193 m² built
  • 117 m² plot

A spacious property situated in the heart of the old town centre of Estepona, on a new tranquil Andalusian square close to the beach and all amenities. Nearby is the Plaza de las Flores, bustling with tapas...

535,000 €

Very large townhouse or development opportunity for sale in Estepona old town centre

Ref. TMRT11398

  • 9 beds
  • 3 baths
  • 319 m² built
  • 230 m² plot

This very large property is formed of 2 independent townhouses, located on one of the sunniest streets in the historic centre of Estepona conserving the feel of a traditional Andalusian white village. The...

578,000 €

Townhouse for sale in the heart of the old town of Estepona, next to Plaza de las Flores and close to the beach

Ref. TMRT11399

  • 4 beds
  • 1 bath
  • 161 m² built
  • 100 m² plot
  • 10 m² terrace

A quaint property situated in one of the oldest areas of the old town of Estepona, on a charming street close to the main square, Plaza de las Flores, and very close to the main beach of La Rada. This...

340,000 €

Large townhouse or development opportunity in the town centre of Estepona, close to all amenities

Ref. TMRT11396

  • 7 beds
  • 3 baths
  • 342 m² built
  • 252 m² plot

This is a very large townhouse situated by one of Esteponas main streets in the heart of the old town, less than 200 meters from the promenade of Estepona and the main beach of la Rada. The property is...

639,000 €
Estepona, Remodelled luxury seafront 2 bedroom apartment overlooking the Mediterranean for sale in the centre of Estepona

Remodelled luxury seafront 2 bedroom apartment overlooking the Mediterranean for sale in the centre of Estepona

Ref. TMXA1120

  • 2 beds
  • 2 baths
  • 97 m² built
  • 10 m² terrace

Live as though you´re on holiday and experience sunshine, sea breeze, salty air and sand from this extraordinary property with postcard-perfect views on Estepona´s promenade. Fully upgraded to perfection...

880,000 €

Townhouse in move in condition for sale in the old town centre of Estepona, 2 minutes from the beach

Ref. TMRXT11394

  • 2 beds
  • 1 bath
  • 100 m² built
  • 39 m² plot

This superb property is situated in one of the most beautiful areas of the historic old town of Estepona, a quaint Andalusian Street situated only 2 minutes from the beach. The property has been reformed...

320,000 €
Estepona, Recently upgraded frontline beach penthouse with a scenic panorama for sale in one of Estepona´s most emblematic buildings

Recently upgraded frontline beach penthouse with a scenic panorama for sale in one of Estepona´s most emblematic buildings

Ref. TMXA1119

  • 2 beds
  • 2 baths
  • 96 m² built
  • 17 m² terrace

Situated prominently overlooking the desirable tree-lined promenade of Estepona, this gorgeous penthouse features an open floor plan ideal for an elegant but comfortable lifestyle. With floor-to-ceiling...

840,000 €