Places to Consider Buying Property in Costa Del Sol

1203, 2020

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If you’re thinking of leaving your old life behind and setting up home somewhere really special, you might want to consider the Costa Del Sol. With superb weather all year round – the temperature rarely dipping past nineteen degrees celsius – a rich culture, exquisite cuisine and a spectacularly varied landscape featuring mountains, rivers, nature reserves, beaches, tiny towns and bustling urban centres really makes this region one of the most appealing in the world. Alta Vista Property is a respected property agent located in the area, and has put together a short guide to the top spots to consider when searching for a brand new home on the Spanish coast.


A famous centre for culture, seaside fun, buzzing nightlife, stunning architecture and superb shopping and dining opportunities. Rightfully popular neighbourhoods in the area include Nueva Andalucía, Cabopino Beach – which features an excellent nature reserve, and the quaint, rustic Sierra Blanca. Marbella started as a fishing town, and also boasts a remarkable “Old Quarter” or Casco Antiguo, which was built when the city was under Arab rule in the 16th Century, alongside its thriving modern elements. Visit to discover the cultural significance of the area and an amazing melting pot of history.

Mijas, Málaga

Mijas – the “white town” – is an extremely beautiful municipality on the southern coast of Spain, forming a significant part of the Costa Del Sol. One particularly breathtaking area of this region is La Cala De Mijas – perched right by the glittering ocean and close to the thriving centre of Marbella. The area is so popular with expatriates that the town offers its own “Foreigner’s Department” to help people find their feet. It’s also great for picking up traditional trinkets and presents.

Estepona Atalaya

The lively resort town of Estepona is the perfect location for anyone who loves rich variety. Romantic promenades, excellent restaurants and thrilling outdoor pursuits opportunities make this the perfect spot for adventure seekers to set up home. The “New Golden Mile” is an extremely popular area that stretches between Estepona and Marbella and is extremely famous for its wonderful beaches covered with glorious gold coloured sand (hence the name) – so look out for properties here if you just love lounging in the sun. Cancelada is also a fantastic choice. It is technically part of Estepona but appears very much as its own little village. If you’re in love with rustic Andalusian buildings and Spanish culture and tradition, it’s a wonderful area in which to make your home.

San Pedro de Alcántara

San Pedro de Alcántara is a coastal town nestled right by the Alboran Sea, with a plethora of green spaces – just a short distance from the Sierra de Ronda – a rolling mountain range, perfect for those who love to explore or just to relax away from the hustle and bustle.


On the coastline, part way between Mijas and Marbella, you’ll find the beautiful Sitio de Calahonda – commonly known as Calahonda. This tiny town is surprisingly modern – developed in 1963 – and is home to many expatriate residents who enjoy their luxurious villas and townhouses immensely.


A lovely mountain village with a reputation for wonderful cuisine, Benahavísis the ideal spot for those who love the finer things in life – situated as it is amongst breathtaking views of rolling hillside and just seven kilometres away from the coast.


Elviria is the centre of Marbella East and offers plenty of opportunity for shopping, dining and great nightlife. It’s a wonderful combination of urban and rural, as just a short distance away is the Sierra de las Nieves – or “mountain range of snow” – and the town itself boasts a great deal of greenery and features a large number of trees.

Puerto Banús

A stunning marina located to the South West of Marbella, Puerto Banús is exceptionally popular with the rich and famous. Designer shopping and high end bars and restaurants line the streets – lined with sharp and shimmering white buildings, of course – and luxury yachts bob in the sapphire coloured ocean by the promenade.

The new and off plan properties available in all of the areas above include luxurious villas, stylish townhouses and spacious flats, each with their own unique character, up to the minute fittings and wonderful views. For more information about what is available, take a look at or talk to Alta Vista’s agents via +44 2036 954 027, or +34 952 799 360, and the team will start work straight away to help you find your brand new home.