Having grown slowly over centuries rather than exponentially over decades, the former fishermen's village of Estepona has maintained its authenticity and Spanish charm.
The large beaches behind a long and wide modern boulevard full of activities and 'Chiringuitos' (beach restaurants), and the beautiful plazas, street cafés and bars in the historical old town provide a stunning décor.
Considered Spain's most luxurious resort, Finca Cortesin boasts a 6-star hotel, a top-level golf course, a superb spa, and a Michelin star restaurant.
Located on the hills between the charming white village of Casares and it's own private beach club, Finca Cortesin has long been the favourite hide out for aristocrats and royals, and offers an ideal setting for exclusive real estate developments.
The A7 coast road divides Guadalmina into Guadalmina Alta, the mountain side, and Guadalmina Baja, the more upmarket beach side, located just next to San Pedro de Alcántara.
Guadalmina Baja features the hotel Guadalmina spa & golf resort, two beach clubs, a selection of good restaurants & bars and a commercial centre.
A stunning hillside location with views to the sea, golf courses, a natural lake and the mountains make Los Flamingos one of Marbella's most attractive real estate developments.
The 5 star villa Padierna resort has hosted Michelle and Barack Obama and is among the best in Europe, including fine dining, a luxury spa, beach club, and of course the Los Flamingos golf course.
Without a doubt the most exclusive area on the east side of Marbella, Los Monteros has long attracted the affluent international second home buyer looking for large plots with unrestricted sea views, at the proximity of Marbella.
The Marbella golf & country club is on its doorstep, as are some of the best restaurants and shops and international schools.
Often referred to as Spain´s answer to St Tropez, Marbella has become to be known as one of Europe´s most exclusive beach resorts. Easily accessible from the Malaga airport, just 45 minutes away by car, and boasting 320 days of sunshine per year, the nowadays cosmopolitan town of Marbella is attracting hundreds of thousands of tourists per day.
The region to the east of Marbella consists of several areas including Los Monteros, Las Chapas, Cabopino, El Rosario, Elviria, Marbesa, Cabopino and Mijas Costa.
Los Monteros and Las Chapas are the more prestigious areas with larger plots, private locations and lush vegetation. Elviria has the largest number of local facilities and services, Marbesa is a peaceful beachside location popular for residents and Cabopino has a nice beach and a small, prestigious marina.
One of Europe's most expensive real estate locations, stretching from the western edge of Marbella town to just before Puerto Banus, 'The Golden Mile' is actually just over 5 km long.
On the mountainside of Sierra Blanca and Cascada de Camoján you have the large estates, while on the beachside, you will find properties worth over eur 50 million. Dotted with first class restaurants, five star hotels and breath-taking estates, The Golden Mile is the epitome of luxury.
This is the name given to the area between San Pedro de Alcántara and Estepona. Although mainly a marketing trick to suggest similarities with Marbella´s Golden Mile, the most expensive and exclusive area on the Costa del Sol, The New Golden Mile is interesting in its own right.
A beautiful setting with golf courses and mountains on the inland and beachside developments on the sea side and the proximity to Marbella, Nueva Andalucia, San Pedro de Alcántara, Puerto Banus and Estepona are attractive features for those that look to maximize value for money.
Designed and built by José Banus in 1970 as a luxury marina and shopping complex, Puerto Banus is known as the Costa del Sol´s playground for the rich and famous, boasting all the known fashion designer stores and showcase for luxury yachts and ferraris, bentleys and lamborghinis at any time of the day or night.
Located just next to the city center of Marbella on the east side, Rio Real hosts elegant villas, exclusive gated communities and beachfront apartments, with the Rio Real golf course - boasting a wide incline downwards towards the sea- as its centrepiece.
While still retaining features of its colonial past in the town centre around the square with the church, San Pedro de Alcántara has developed into a first class tourist destination with luxury housing complexes, quality restaurants and a 2 km long beautifully tiles promenade alongside the beach.
Located just next to Puerto Banus and Marbella, with easy access to both the mountains and the sea, and surrounded by international schools, supermarkets, sporting facilities and medical centres, it is not surprising that san pedro has become a preferred spot for foreign residents.
Located on the south-western end of the Costa del Sol, at a 35 minute car drive away from Marbella, Sotogrande is one of Europe's most luxurious sports and residential developments.
A true paradise for nature lovers & sports addicts, nestled between the Mediterranean sea and the Andalucian mountains.