Towns and villages of Estepona Region
Estepona borders on the municipal coastal areas of Marbella, Casares and Manilva.
|24% (16,075) of 2017 population (28% British, 11% Americas, 5% German & Italian, 3% French, and the rest
of the world)
|11 golf courses|
|3 hospitals and 5 medical centers||18 beaches|
|6 international schools||1 marina – Puerto Deportivo de Estepona|
|2 police stations||45 km / 40 min to Gibraltar Int. Airport
80 km / 50 min to Málaga Int. Airport
Estepona is pleased with plenty of daily sunshine. The sunniest days are throughout the whole summer with average of 11 hours of sunshine per day, making it a very enjoyable month with long bright days. The least sunny months are from November to January with the average of 6 sunny hours.
Weather in the coastal municipality of Estepona is characterized by Mediterranean climate with hot summers and mild winter period. The highest average temperature is 29°C in July and August, and the average minimum temperature is at 14°C in December and February. The wettest month is November with a 42% chance of rain, and the driest months is generally July and August with only a 6% chance of rain.
The windiest month in Estepona is March when there is a 27% chance of windy days. The least windy months are from July to August with only a 13% chance of windy days.
The sea water temperature around Estepona changes significantly throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 16°C in the month of February up to 23°C in August. The average water temperature during the year is 19°C.
The beautiful region of Estepona is characterized by its golden sand beaches next to the newly built developments and typical Andalusian white-painted buildings of traditional areas. It is located on the coast of Costa del Sol and under the majestic Sierra Bermeja National Park. Its position between Malaga and Gibraltar international airports makes it perfectly accessible.
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A vast landscape of Estepona creates a very diverse selection of properties with a unique atmosphere. Its range from the newly built villas and traditional fincas located in the hilly countryside of Sierra Bermeja all the way down to townhouses and beachfront apartments with stunning sea views makes Estepona a true property paradise.
An average price for an Estepona property for sale moves around €3,600 per sq. meter for apartments and €3,800 per sq. meter for a house.
While in the overall of Malaga province there was a decline in the number of sold properties, the coastal Estepona remains ahead of the curve with increasing numbers of holiday homes sold in the past years.
Second home property buyers in Estepona enjoy an extra value of the diverse scenic views of the Mediterranean Sea, Gibraltar and North Africa. There is a premium price for an exclusive Estepona property with a sea view of around 70% for an apartment and 30% on the top of the average selling price in the region.
The most renowned real estate agencies on Estepona property market are Chesterton’s Affinity with more than 340 active listings, Michael Moon and Kristina Szekely (Sotheby’s) with more than 240 listings in the area.
The region of Estepona boasts its cosmopolitan character, but at the same time, the Old Town of Estepona is one of the few coastal areas which is still keeping up the spirit and charm of the Andalusian tradition. It is appreciated for its picturesque plazas and numerous cafes, restaurants and tapas bars serving traditional local food.
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One of the most popular property location in Estepona, the Beach Side New Golden Mile, is situated close to San Pedro de Alcantara. It is surrounded by the most sought-after luxurious beachfront apartment urbanizations like Menara Beach, Costalita, Mar Azul, Torre Bermeja and Bahia de la Plata Boutique.
The 21 kilometers long coastline is filled with about 18 beaches. New Golden Mile, as the name itself evokes, is well known for its golden sand beaches and clear waters. Notably, there are 5 beaches with Blue Flag award demonstrating their high standard. In spite of the boisterous atmosphere of Marbella‘s Golden Mile, the residential area was developed with the respect to the environment, maintaining its natural beauty.
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On the western part of the municipality, you’ll find the marina of Puerto Deportivo de Estepona. There is a working fishing port and the market which provides the freshest and best quality seafood.
With its 11 golf courses, Estepona has one of the highest numbers of fairways in Spain. A premium price for an Estepona property for sale with a view of a golf course is 40% on top of the selling price for apartments and 15% for houses.
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On the west of Estepona, lies a famous Doña Julia Golf Club with apartments right next to the golf course, which makes it a wonderland for every golf lover.
Urbanization Bahía Dorada is located a couple of kilometers on the east from the course. It is a highly sought-after beachfront property area.
Casares village, the hidden jewel of Estepona, is located on the west side and under the hills of Sierra Crestellina. It is only 14 kilometers away from the coast and its views are truly breathtaking. This scenic neighborhood stays away from the hustle and bustle of Costa del Sol, which makes it a perfect choice for property buyers seeking for privacy and tranquility.
The trendiest residential urbanization in this region is Casares del Sol Holiday Apartments, offering a peaceful atmosphere.
On the east part of Estepona lies El Paraíso district. As the name in Spanish suggests, it is a pure paradise. It consists of a number of gorgeous villas and apartments placed next to the Paradise Golf Club, making El Paraíso another golf heaven of Costa Del Sol.
Estepona municipality has a high percentage of international residents (about 24% as of 2017), who own their second homes here. These mostly include inhabitants of the United Kingdom, followed by American, German, Italian and French nationals. Overall, international buyers make around 40% of the local property market.
A pleasant climate, caused by the mountains and the sea that surround the region, results in more than 325 days of the sunshine per year. It makes it an excellent region for living not only during summer but off-season as well. Around 11 hours of the sunlight per day creates a perfect environment for leisure activities.
Besides many all-season golfing opportunities, there is a wide range of activities you can enjoy. Estepona Marina is a perfect option for sailors and yachtsmen, scuba divers, as well as kite surfing enthusiasts.
Next to the quantity of other appealing water activities, there is also an ideal spot for hiking. Surrounding mountains offer a number of splendid views as well as an opportunity for a weekend getaway in nature.
The 21 kilometers-long coastal path perfectly serves as a nice spot for bikers and runners.
The district of Estepona offers a safe and welcoming environment with a very low crime rate. High level of safety is one of the distinctive qualities of the whole province of Malaga. There is a wide range of international schools for families in the municipality itself as well as in the surrounding areas. Numerous high-quality public and private hospitals and medical centers add an extra value to a high standard of living in the region.
Estepona breathes with a vibrant atmosphere all year long. Plenty of festivals and fiestas such as Carnival or annual summer Feria complete traditional spirit of this unique and scenic region.
There are also many museums and art galleries for those who would like to explore history and culture of the area deeper. Colorful decorations and murals complete the vividness of Estepona of the present.