While the city of Marbella and the town of Estepona have a great deal to offer in terms of amenities and entertainment, most inhabitants would agree that their appeal is largely tied up in the peace and tranquillity of their beautiful suburbs. In more recent years, Estepona has developed its very own Golden Mile, an area that is now home to some very desirable real estate in its own right. Roughly opposite the Kempinski Hotel is a large swathe of land that includes the popular Selwo wildlife park. This conservation area contains thousands of species of plants, insects, reptiles, birds and mammals, and is a popular destination for tourists. The park combines pedestrian areas with a realistic safari experience, as visitors are taken around in zebra-striped vehicles to see the larger animals.
A two-minute drive away from Selwo is the increasingly popular area of La Resina. This peaceful community incorporates a selection of attractive apartments – contained in three-storey buildings – and spacious villas. Investors in Costa del Sol real estate, while being mindful of the mantra of location, location, location, should also remember that property in this area performs best when it is close to the sea and/or on a golf course. La Resina features its own golf course and a beautiful clubhouse that encourages a sense of community in this attractive area, which resembles a traditional Andalusian village. The apartments in La Resina have been constructed to a very high standard and include marble floors throughout, fully fitted modern kitchens and bathrooms finished with travertine marble, underfloor heating and air-conditioning. These apartments are sold with an underground parking space and storage room. The security in the area is excellent and the properties are surrounded by well-tended landscaped gardens and include large communal swimming pools. La Resina has been designed and constructed to afford residents a low-density lifestyle. The apartments are housed in low-rise buildings and the proximity of the golf courses and wildlife animal park means that further development cannot take place. Selwo is an area that benefits from a peaceful location, set back from the main road that allows access to Estepona, Puerto Banús and Marbella within minutes, yet very close to amenities such as schools, health centres, shopping, beach clubs and, of course, the beach. Property in this very desirable area is certain to gain in value, especially since it has been discounted by up to 52 per cent and excellent mortgage deals are available. As an example, Altavista can offer you mortgage repayments at La Resina Golf at: Purchase price: 219,350€ (including buying costs) No money down First year interest only payments @ 314€ per month Second year interest only payments @ 360€ per month Repayments thereafter 684€ per month La Resina Golf Selwo Aventura