If the Costa del Sol is your destination of choice but you’re not too sure about which areas you should be looking at, don’t worry. There’s more to this fantastic region in the south of Spain than first meets the eye. Aside from fabulous beaches and a temperate climate, living here offers the luxury outdoor lifestyle that means golf, tennis, water sports, paddle, horse riding and many other activities could be part of your daily routine. Here are a few suggestions of where to buy property in the Costa del Sol. You could also read through Buyers Guide to understand the simple process of buying a home here in Spain.

Places don’t get much more fabulous than Marbella. As a well-known upmarket location, it has attracted the rich and famous for decades. You can easily find a dream home as there are so many property types available so a wide range of budgets and size requirements are catered for. There are many reasons to live in Marbella: the temperate Mediterranean climate, the beautiful hills and nearby national parks, some of the most beautiful beaches, the Old Town and the huge range of dining and entertainment options. Overall, Marbella is a popular place to live, with over 140,000 expats and locals calling it home. Step just outside Marbella and you can find lovely areas like Las Chapas, Calahonda and San Pedro – here you can find amazing properties that will tick all your boxes if being in the heart of the action isn’t for you. We can’t leave Marbella without mentioning its opulent marina, Puerto Banus. This is a place to see and be seen with luxury yachts abound.

Located just east of Puerto Banus and Marbella, Estepona is a charming beachside resort town close to all amenities, with the coastal highway that leads to Málaga and the airport a few minutes away. It’s becoming more and more popular and the real estate investments here are growing with demand. For anyone who wants to be by the coast and still experience the traditional Spanish lifestyle, Estepona is the ideal place for you. The whitewashed town centre offers an array of shops, bars and restaurants and is characterized by flower-filled avenues culminating in Flores Square and there is a weekly market down by the marina. A truly delightful place to set up home with a great cross-section of activities and amenities. Investors and homebuyers are constantly on the lookout for property for sale in Estepona.

Benahavis/La Zagaleta
Known as one of the most prestigious villages on the Costa del Sol, Benhavis is an area well known for its golf and gastronomy. When it comes to investing in property you will find real luxury properties in this super private and exclusive enclave. Though the village itself is relatively small, it really does pack a punch! The quaint town is remarkably unspoilt, with the beautiful scenic countryside surrounding the area. Benahavis is located around 7kms from Marbella and Puerto Banus, so you have all the amenities of those resorts including luxury nightlife, fine dining and superb boutiques not too far from your peaceful countryside location. Properties here are highly sought after especially in the area of La Zagaleta. Residents of La Zagaleta are typically those who value privacy and exclusivity. The exceptional environment attracts many of the rich and famous from Europe, North America, the Middle East and beyond who come to enjoy nature, comfort, luxury, privacy and the exclusivity of this address.

We have detailed three areas to look for luxury properties in the Costa del Sol and there are many more dotted along the coastline and inland. Each resort offers something a little different, so if Marbella, Estepona and Benahavis are not for you, talk to one of our property experts. They know the areas very well and so can help you find the resort that will suit your lifestyle expectations.

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