Whether you are looking to plan a visit or invest in aproperty on the Costa del Sol, there are a number of key areas we recommend youconsider.
One of the most diverse and popular towns on theCoast, Benalmadena covers an area of almost 30km2 and has approximately30,000 residents. Just a minute drive from Malaga airport, Benalmadena Costaenjoys a privileged position and has expanded rapidly over the last 20 years tobecome one of the most popular destinations in the region. The area offers achoice of different lifestyles, a mild year-round temperature and a light seabreeze. Owing to its location, its many charming local bars and restaurants,new up-market establishments and its developed infrastructure, Benalmadena hassurged in popularity among property developers in recent years and now offersan array of stunning properties, including and bargainproperties.
Formerly a less popular area on the Costa del Sol, Casareshas relatively recently situated itself as a prime location for property buyers,with a 70.5% year-on-year sales volume increase from 2016 to 2017, thebiggest percentage increment in home purchases of any other neighbouring area.“Where the mountains meet the sea”, Casares offers an outstanding location forbeach and golf lovers, with still affordable real estate prices and a number ofnew development projects underway.
Estepona is widely known in the region as a popular areathat offers an outstanding quality of life. Owing to its blue flag beaches, awide range of local and international cuisine options, as well as an array ofcosy and inexpensive cafes and bars, up-market restaurants, beach bars and acharismatic old town. 2018 saw a 26.6% year-on-year increase in home purchases,as well as an impressive 370% increase in building licenses, including a new , signalling a notable uptick in popularity for real estatein the area.
Nestled between Benalmadena and La Cala, Fuengirola hasbecome an intricate beachfront metropolis offering an array of shoppingcentres, cinemas, department stores, supermarkets, sports and leisure centres,a water park and a zoo. With a 288% rise in building licenses for newresidential projects, the area seems to be undergoing a renaissance of sortsattracting both national and international buyers, as well as holidaymakersfrom all corners of the globe year-round.
Known worldwide for its miles of beautiful sandy beachesand upmarket establishments, Marbella has been the most popular destination onthe Costa del Sol since the early 1950’s. Located right on the coast andprotected by the Sierra Blanca mountains and the iconic La Concha peak, Marbellaenjoys a "micro-climate" that gives it its beautiful warm weather,with an average annual temperature of around 19 degrees, reaching the 30’sduring the summer months. Property prices in Marbella have increased by 30%since the property market began its recovery and continues to surge in demandamong investors.
The municipal district is comprised of three very differentareas, Mijas Pueblo, a charming mountaintop village, Las Lagunas a modernresidential and commercial area, and Mijas Costa, a 12 kilometre coastalstretch of modern infrastructure and residential developments. Located betweenFuengirola and Marbella, Mijas Costa is a popular centre point for locals andtourists alike, with plenty of recreation and entertainment facilities,including beach, wine and cocktails bars and nightclubs.