Apartment for sale in Casares Playa, Casares
- Built96 m2
Spacious, high quality, 2 bed apartment, located in the luxury, gated community of Majestic Gardens, near Duquesa and Estepona. This immaculately maintained apartment has a 96m2 living area and a very spacious, south-facing terrace, enjoying all day sunshine. The open-plan living area has direct access to the terrace, with views over the communal pool and surrounding mountains. Both double bedrooms are en-suite, with top quality fixtures and fittings. The apartment comes with an underground parking space and a storeroom, accessed by a lift, within the building. This popular development is located just a few hundred metres from the beach and the world famous Finca Cortesin Golf Resort, home to international golf events, such as the Volvo World Match Play. Within a short drive, you have the popular town of Sabinillas, the quaint and lively Duquesa Marina and the beautiful town of Estepona. The apartment is sold fully furnished!
Bahia de Casares offers us something a little quieter and unperterbed than a lot of the Costa del Sol. Casares Pueblo, a 30 minute inland drive from the coast, is a spectacularly eyecatching typical Spanish white village, cleverly nestled in the mountainside and rich with history dating back to the Moor invasion and even Julius Ceasar. This village has pretty much kept all traditional Spanish flavour and charm making it the perfect getaway from any crowds along the coast. Park up and enjoy wondering through the tiny back streets in awe of the tiny pretty houses meandering up to the castle ruins on the top of the hill where you are welcomed with breath taking views across countryside. Back on the coast side, Bahia de Casares sits, offering a pleasant choice of real estate- from beach side villas to some wonderful brand new beachside developments. One of the most luxurious Golf and Spa Hotels- Finca Cortesin is also located here offering a beach club, incredible accomodation and a golf resort fit for the Volvo Masters- all in all making this little pocket a more relaxing and slow paced place to be. For more bustle head to Estepona Town in just 10 minutes East and for a choice of restaurants and bars to keep you busy of an evening there is Puerto Duquesa 10 minutes West.
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- Area Info: Casares
Spectacular, rural and impressively daring in its architectural makeup, the white-washed clifftop village of Casares has been a popular destination – and classic photo opportunity – for tourists for decades.
More recently, however, a lesser-known area of the sprawling municipality has also been attracting visitors’ and homebuyers’ attention.
The white-washed clifftop village of Casares has been a popular destination – and classic photo opportunity – for tourists for decades
Down on the coast, several exceptional residential estates are being developed, while Finca Cortesín was the venue for the World Match Play Golf Championship in 2009, 2011 and 2012 and is home to one of the Costa del Sol’s seven Michelin-star restaurants.
But to return to the mountains…
Intriguing Village Life
Approach from the coastal road and you travel through some of the most picturesque countryside found anywhere on the coast. Stop the car and take a wander through the hills: that sound you hear is one of silence, interspersed with birdsong or the occasional cricket.
Once you arrive in Casares, the town actually sits below you. A quick scan of the horizon from one of the telescopic lookout points confirms all you need to know: discovering this magnificent village is going to be an awesome experience.
The steep and unevenly-paved streets whisk you to the village's heart, taking you past plenty of front doors, many left open for cooling purposes, and allowing you an intriguing glimpse into what life is like here.
Day-Time Pursuits and Evening Pleasures
If you have the legs for it, the entire village can be seen in just a couple of hours. After your initial descent into the centre, which sits at the bottom of an impressively steep valley, the central fountain and its neighbouring cafés and restaurants will certainly be a captivating sight. Once suitably refreshed, you can choose to continue down, to the foot of the cliff on which the village sits, or head up to the peak, where wonderful views and a couple of superb restaurants await.
From here, you can scramble across the remains of the former Moorish garrison fort, take a peek into the uncannily cheery graveyard, wander over to the new church, and gaze back down into the centre of the village. At practically any time, simply look up to see kestrels, peregrine falcons and black African vultures swooping high above you.
Then there's the views of Gibraltar and Morocco, the excellent hiking and horseback riding opportunities inland, the opulent church near the main Plaza de España, and a treasure trove selection of local craft stores, grocers and bakers.
Appetising Culinary Options
Casares' nightlife is not exactly legendary. However, this being Spain, there are several bars that stay open until late and attract plenty of locals during the weekend. Those seeking something a little livelier tend to head to the coast. Lovers of tapas will most certainly enjoy the range of options available in Casares.
Most small bars have an appetising selection, while the larger restaurants on the edge of the village serve a more varied choice of sit-down a la carte meals; with a couple also offering delightful al fresco seating where breathtaking views across the Mediterranean and towards northern Africa can be enjoyed.
Just picture that: an affordable meal, accompanied by fine wine and loved ones, enjoyed atop a cliff overlooking the glistening Mediterranean and the distant yet tangibly close exotic romance of Morocco… and the dying ambers of a setting sun as it shoots towards the ocean calling time on another memorable day in southern Europe.