A rising star: Estepona new developments
Much has been said in recent years about the strong demand for the sleek, modern developments of villas and apartments in Marbella, and in particular in hotspots such as Nueva Alcántara near San Pedro. However, in the meantime Estepona has become a rising star in its own right, building on the beautification of this charming little town and the fact that land availability is limited in Marbella.
Situated roughly 20 minutes west of Marbella, Estepona also has a sizeable expatriate population but still retains a distinctly Andalusian ambience, complete with a delightful old centre characterised by pretty alleyways and pedestrian areas. Flowerpots adorn the whitewashed houses and welcoming squares, where café society reigns supreme, while gradually a lively dining scene has developed in this part of town as well.
Cross the coastal boulevard on to Estepona’s beachside paseo and you have direct access to some of the best beaches in the region – a long expanse of white sand fronted by the competing blues of sea and sky. It is here that you will find your personal favourite among the chiringuito bars, trendy beach clubs and sandy stretches where kids play and youngsters play beach volleyball.
The western side of the town is an up-and-coming area of palm-lined streets with well-designed pathways and cycle paths that follow a coastline dotted with luxury resort hotels, apartment complexes, villas and little coves known for their sunbathing, fish restaurants and beach bars from which to watch the sun dip behind Gibraltar on the horizon. Nearby is also the marina of Estepona, with its own array of shops, restaurants and bars.
It is here that a series of luxury new developments are adding an upmarket modernity to the already attractive range of properties. The success of developments such that offer luxurious front line beach apartments combined with modern style and amenities, has been eye catching. The apartments and penthouse command good prices whilst still offering more affordable luxury living than would be possible in a comparable Marbella setting.
Just a short stroll inland from the sea a new villa development is taking shape on a beautifully positioned gentle slope overlooking the sea and coast all the way to Gibraltar and North Africa. This exceptional private community of independent and semi-detached villas offers a unique mix of luxurious, contemporary homes with the kind of open-plan layout, modern amenities and extras that make it stand out across the region.
Surrounding the development is a peaceful, leafy residential area, with beaches and seaside fish restaurants a few paces away. The golf, spa, shopping, fine dining and social life for which the Costa del Sol is so famous are all close by, while the development itself blends the pleasures of superbly designed modern homes that have their own plunge pools with the services and amenities of a stylish community clubhouse featuring a large swimming pool and sunbathing decks, café, lounge areas, and a concierge service.
With new developments such as these, Estepona is giving Marbella a run for its money whilst offering excellent investment value in an area with great future potential. Marbella Direct has the expertise and experience to be able to offer the best properties in the area and the most authoritative advice, so please contact us if you would like to know more about the lifestyle and investment opportunities available in and around Estepona.