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Estepona… the most desirable location in Málaga province for UK buyers in 2017

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Estepona was the most popular destination for British homebuyers in the province of Málaga in 2017.

According to a study by Kyero, a leading property web portal, called “What do the British buy in Spain?”, Estepona tops the list of Top Destinations for British buyers in the province of Málaga for 2017; pipping the likes of Mijas, Benalmádena, Marbella and Málaga – the Costa del Sol capital, let’s not forget – to first place…

So, what is it about Estepona that people like so much? Of course, we know that British expats love the Costa del Sol’s balmy temperatures, and nowhere is this better enjoyed than by the beach. Estepona’s beaches are renowned for being spectacular – some of the best on the Western Costa del Sol – and Rada Beach is the jewel in the crown, having been awarded the European Blue Flag award for high standards of water and sand hygiene. In total there are 17 beaches which stretch for as far as 13 miles.

Another appealing factor that draws expats to Estepona is that it has the unmistakable charm of a typical Andalusian town, where whitewashed houses are decorated with hanging flowers and narrow, cobbled streets open out on to quaint squares. A walk around Estepona reveals huge, specially-commissioned artistic murals, streets adorned with poetry by international authors, beautiful parks, serene gardens and the emblematic Punta Doncella lighthouse towering above the marina, to name but a few picturesque features.


A typical view of Estepona Old Town’s charming laneways.

Not only is it a picture-postcard town, but Estepona’s cultural heritage is extremely rich, too. Many of the streets and original stone buildings in the Old Town, including the San Luis Castle, date back to the 15th century and the town’s role as a defence against the Moorish invasion. Other exquisite landmarks include the Church of Los Remedios, the ancient Clock Tower and the original bullring.

These landmarks of superb historical significance are complemented seamlessly by cutting edge infrastructure elsewhere in the town, with the Costa del Sol Garden project, Felipe VI Auditorium and Botanical Gardens – with stunning orchidarium – helping shape Estepona as a bona fide hub for culture and tourism.


One of the many walking trails in the beautiful countryside of the Sierra Bermeja.

For nature lovers, the countryside inland from Estepona is a treasure trove of breathtaking landscapes, where numerous walking routes and trails offer you the chance to get back to nature and enjoy the astonishing beauty and uniqueness of the region. The Sierra Bermeja’s “Kingdom of Spanish Fir Trees” is truly a sight to behold, while the Great Málaga Path – whose 29th stage winds its way from Casares to the promenade at Estepona and 30th stage extends all the way along the seafront to Marbella – offers a challenging route for both walkers and cyclists alike.

Street view | Residencial Infinity, Estepona

Street view of Residencial Infinity, a VIVA Exclusive Development in the heart of Estepona.

Regardless of whether you are British or not, Estepona is incredibly popular with expats. VIVA are seeing a sustained interest in the Estepona region, both in terms of resales properties and new development projects. Our hottest new build development in Estepona, Residencial Infinity, is selling out fast, with 50% of units sold in just 2 months and construction now underway.

To reserve your luxury, ultramodern 2 or 3 bedroom apartment – just a stone’s throw from the beach – from only €229,950, click here>>

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