Costa del Sol areas.
Think of sun, sea and sand and you will immediately conjure up images of the Costa del Sol, the stretch of land spanning the entire Mediterranean coast running from Nerja to Sotogrande which is awash with attractive beach side property and chiringuitos.
The name ‘sunshine coast’ was first applied to the area in the 1920s in an advertising campaign and it wasn’t until the 1950’s that the original farm land and fishing villages were transformed into a playground for the international jet set, with Marbella and the world renowned Marbella Club designed by the European prince Alfonso de Hohenlohe, at the heart of the action, attracting aristocracy, royals and film stars. Developer José Banús designed the glamorous marina bearing his name to rival the French Riviera which proved a great success at attracting the rich and famous, looking for Spanish property, high quality leisure pursuits and of course world class golf.
The Costa Del Sol welcomes more than two million people a year who arrive at Malaga Airport and head to one of the many resorts located along this stretch of coastline from Gibraltar in the west to Nerja in the east .
Costa del Sol property for sale represents great value if you know what your doing, and that is why, when looking at property in Costa del Sol, it makes sense to speak to people who have good local knowledge.
The most well known resorts lie west of Malaga beginning with Benalmadena, Fuengirola and Mijas Costa. Further along the coast lies Marbella with its famous marina at Puerto Banus, Estepona, Sotogrande, and finally, Gibraltar.
With the Costa del Sol weather giving average annual temperatures of 18ºC and over 325 days of sunshine per year it isn’t difficult to understand why it is one of Europe’s top holiday destinations.
There are around 72 Costa del Sol golf courses on the “Costa del Golf” which can be played all year round as well as a whole range of other activities available such as sailing, scuba diving, horse riding, dolphin safaris, etc. The list is endless.
East Costa del Sol.
This part of the Costa del Sol has an attractive blend of mountains, valleys, cliffs and the sea. It is popular for its more laid back lifestyle and less developed towns and villages. Nerja is the biggest town, other popular towns in this area include Rincón de la Victoria, Torrox, Frigiliana, Vélez Malaga, Colmenar and Competa. Trust LuxuryForSale.Properties Homes to be your guide to explore this lesser known area.
The charming town of Nerja boarders the province of Granada, yet is just 45 minutes’ drive from the city of Malaga and its International airport. It has one of the most stunning areas of coastline with beautiful coves and sparkling, crystal clear waters, as well as many attractions for tourists and residents. It is most famous for its caves, an amazing natural cathedral, with ancient archaeological remains which hosts an annual International Dance and Music Festival. The iconic Balcon de Europa offers a great place for a stroll to enjoy the stunning views and there are a wide range of cafes and bars around the winding streets as well as great hiking trails for active explorers. With a population of around 22,600 and a good international community, yet a lot of traditional Spanish charm, Nerja attracts those wanting a relaxing lifestyle by the sea.
If your only impression of Malaga is the airport – think again! Malaga is a vibrant city, with stunning architecture, a wonderful port, great shopping and legendary nightlife. Picasso’s birthplace boasts wonderful museums, a stunning cathedral and fort, a Roman amphitheatre and even one of the best botanic gardens in Europe!
It has a modern port area with shopping and leisure activities and boasts many important galleries and museums such as the Carmen Thyssen Museum and Gallery, CAC
Contemporary Art Centre, and the legendary Picasso Museum, you can also visit us at our office situated in the heart of Malaga.
It is, of course, really convenient for the airport and has a metro, as well as bus and train links all the way to Fuengirola, you don’t need a car to live there happily.
Malaga is the perfect place for urbanites searching for stunning weather and a laid back lifestyle who are not willing to compromise on fantastic culture, amazing food, amenities on every corner and a real buzz.
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Western Costa del Sol.
This is the 100km of coastline that begins at Malaga city and stretches westward all the way to Sotogrande. This part of the coast is highly developed in terms of both property and infrastructure and it attracts an important percentage of Spain’s international tourism. Communications revolve around Malaga International Airport (8 km west of the city) and the N340 backbone coast highway. In the middle of the Costa the greatly improved district road from San Pedro de Alcantara inland to the historic town of Ronda is the most important inland connection.
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Torremolinos is a city with lots to offer tourists and residents, just 13km from Malaga and its airport. As well as its 7km of coastline and beautiful sandy beaches connected by a seaside promenade, there’s a vibrant shopping area, excellent restaurants, bars and nightlife and plenty of green space. It has around 69,000 inhabitants and is popular with British tourists and residents with a large stock of well-priced apartments, very close to the airport and within easy reach of many amenities. There is a legendary nightlife, with bars, and night clubs and a thriving gay scene, but it’s family friendly too with the largest water park on the Costa del Sol and a Crocodile Park. Torremolinos is a very practical and affordable option, really convenient for the airport and well-connected by train and bus so there’s no need for a car.
5km west of Torremolinos is the popular town of Benalmádena and its many attractions. It comprises of three main parts, a traditional white-washed village in the hills (Benalmádena Pueblo), the coastal area (Benalmádena Costa) dominated by the iconic Bil-Bil Castle, an award-winning marina and an enormous 200,000m2 public park, and the residential and entertainment district around Plaza de España (Arroyo de la Miel), with its bars, restaurants, theme park and ice rink.
Families like the choice of schools, the private hospital, shopping and entertainment options. Younger folks love to party in 24 Hour Square, soak up the sun and try their luck in the casino. Retired visitors like to retreat to the peace of the traditional village and its surrounding stunning countryside and golf courses.
There’s something for everyone!
One of the Costa del Sol’s favourite resorts for tourists and foreign residents alike, Fuengirola has so much to offer its 76,000 residents
and much more to it when you come off its legendary seafront promenade and venture into its heart.
Fuengirola has seven wide, sandy beaches, which have all been awarded the prestigious Blue Flag, recognizing their cleanliness, amenities and excellent water quality. The 8km coastline stretches from the iconic Sohail Castle, with a long, well maintained seaside promenade, with a wide range of bars and restaurants.
Just one street back from the sea is the gastronomic heart of Fuengirola, which brings together lots of fantastic fish restaurants and a great buzz. Moving back a few more streets, you will find a thriving shopping street, lovely church square and a really vibrant residential area, with the widest mix of nationalities of any town on the Costa del Sol.
Other attractive features of this great town are 350,000m2 of green space, a fantastic zoo, good schools, excellent shopping and a packed calendar of events. The Feria Internacional de los Pueblos, is one of the largest and most popular, paying homage to the wide range of nationalities that call Fuengirola home.
There are a wide range of property options available in Fuengirola and this is the last town to be linked to Malaga by train, which makes it an attractive option for frequent travellers.
Mijas municipality is located 28km away from Malaga and stretches from a beautiful mountain range with its traditional white washed village (Mijas Pueblo) down to the sea, passing through modern residential areas very popular with British residents and tourists. Its 12km coastal strip has several great beaches, a new seafront promenade and inland there are 12 world-class golf courses.
La Cala de Mijas – Known as La Cala, this little seaside town is very popular for its lovely bay with wide sandy beach, large squares and open spaces with playgrounds, coffee shops and restaurants, a weekly market and lively community.
Riviera del Sol – Riviera is a peaceful development rising up from the coast road to the motorway, with a large amount of town houses which are very affordable. There are small pockets of amenities and a few small commercial centres and restaurants scattered around the area, however, for most things, residents here need to go to either Calahonda or La Cala.
Calahonda – A large residential area comprising of villas, apartments and town houses, this is a self- contained community of mainly British residents. It is very popular because it includes many bars and cafes, commercial areas with shops, banks and healthcare centres. The El Zoco centre has lots of really good quality restaurants and relaxed bars with more springing up all round Calahonda.
Marbella is a lovely Spanish town with an affluent air, lots of charm, and a steady year round population. There is a well-developed and very pretty seaside promenade lined with bars and restaurants which is a must for a stroll. There is a marina, which is a great place for eating, drinking and partying, as well as a “fishing port” which is famous for its row of traditional fisherman’s cottages specialising in fried fish.
The roads between the sea and the main shopping street (Ricardo Soriano) have lots of residential options, from marble clad developments with highly desirable apartments and penthouses, to more traditional apartment blocks, as well as some great restaurants and bars. The sea and the shopping area is linked by the famous Avenida del Mar, lined with Dali statues, leading up to a pretty marble paved park with a fountain, shaded by trees and perfumed by flowers.
Ricardo Soriano is a fairly standard high street with shops, supermarkets, banks, cafes and residential blocks, but tucked behind it is Marbella’s hidden treasure – the Old Town. This is a maze of winding streets, whitewashed houses, squares and chapels with charm a plenty. It has been sensitively developed with independent shops, cafes and restaurants to discover and is a joy to wander around, particularly on a warm summer evening.
Behind the Old Town are more peaceful residential areas where you will find schools, post offices, health centres, supermarkets etc. Just off the motorway is the main shopping centre for the area with over 150 shops, a cinema, restaurants and a hypermarket.
It’s great for families and boasts a wonderful restaurant scene with cuisines from all over the world, not to mention several Michelin starred restaurants!
The Marbella District stretches from Cabopino, all the way to San Pedro, through the iconic town of Marbella and the world- famous luxury destination of Puerto Banus. It has a population of more than 140,000, and includes the Costa del Sol hospital, 16 golf courses, 4 marinas,
25 beaches, 20 spas, fine dining restaurants, exclusive beach clubs
and great shopping for all pockets.
Cabopino – This charming marina is lined with restaurants and bars. The marina leads on to one of the most wonderful beaches in the area, a perfect sandy bay with clear shallow water for kids and then on to dunes and a naturist beach.
Elviria – A pretty, as well as practical self-contained residential area, Elviria is popular for its range of amenities such as bars, restaurants, banks and supermarkets, schools, parks and open spaces, and modern developments of apartments, town houses and villas, built with foreign tastes in mind. It is within easy reach of many golf courses and lovely countryside, 15 minutes from central
Marbella and famous for having some of the best beaches in the area and the legendary beach club of
Las Chapas – This affordable, quiet residential area mainly comprises of private villas and includes the golf course of Santa Marina, lovely open spaces including a pine forest and access to the area’s great beaches, just 15 minutes away from Marbella.
Golden Mile – The Golden Mile is one of the most prime stretches of real estate in the world, connecting Marbella with Puerto Banus. Strolling down the lovely seafront promenade, or driving down the main road with its supermarkets, bars, restaurants and our LuxuryForSale.Properties Homes office, it’s hard to guess what amazing properties lay between.
This is the location for some of the biggest and most expensive villas, with gates protecting the privacy of some of the world’s richest people.
There are also lovely developments of pretty town houses running down to the sea, with lots of charm, as well as some more modern developments with amazing apartments and penthouses
Puerto Banus – Puerto Banus is a superb marina lined with designer boutiques and full of superyachts, famous around the world for its shopping and luxury lifestyle. There are also lovely restaurants and bars, supercars on every corner and a refined, polished feel. Back from the port, is more excellent shopping with a shopping centre and a massive El Corte Ingles department store, great restaurants and a large square,
which plays host to a summer market and many flagship events. Clubs such as Tibu and Dreamers are set back in the town
Nueva Andalucia – A residential area North of Puerto Banus, Nueva Andalucia boasts a wide range of properties such as town houses and villas around golf courses, apartments and penthouses on large developments and town houses on gated communities. Also known as Golf Valley, it has 5 golf courses in a small area, as well as supermarkets, several commercial centres, banks, schools and the traditional Spanish Bullring and everything you need if you’re living here all year round or just for a holiday. Its proximity to Puerto Banus, Marbella and San Pedro de Alcantara as well as a well- developed property market make it a very desirable option.
San Pedro de Alcantara – San Pedro is a popular town, with lots to offer, and distinct zones with their own personalities. There is a lovely wide beach front promenade, with restaurants, playgrounds, fitness areas and quiet beaches. Between the sea and the main road is a large area of modern developments of town houses and apartments. The main road through San Pedro boasts a wonderful stretch of parks, playgrounds, bars and cafes and links up the two areas. Above this is the old town of San Pedro, with its pretty streets and squares, pedestrianized shopping and eating area, a large weekly market, several new parks, lots of shops, amenities and plenty of Spanish charm.
The town of Estepona has been undergoing a lot of positive changes over the last few years and has ambitious plans for re-development. It is a charming town, full of Spanish character, with wide sandy beaches and a long seaside promenade, a pedestrianized shopping area, and an old quarter with pretty squares and streets. There is a private hospital, a large health centre, schools and parks. The modern marina offers bars and restaurants, a weekly market and lots on offer in terms of pretty town-houses, modern apartments and gated developments. There are plans for Europe’s largest orchid plantation, with new shops and eateries and this will be a big boost for the area.
Costa del Sol for all the family.
The family is the core of Spanish culture and it is no different on the Costa del Sol. Family living in the region can take advantage of healthy air, beaches and clean sea water, plus a whole host of outdoor sports and entertainment such as aqua parks, safari parks, zoos and even crocodiles.
Why choose the Costa del Sol?
- Healthy outdoor lifestyle
- Safe environment to bring up a family
- Year round temperate climate
- Favourite choice of European expats
- World class public and private health facilities
- Wide choice of beachside, country and urban property
- Low cost of living
- International standard facilities, restaurants and services
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