The Costa del Sol offers homebuyers a rich diversity of options: from urban living in cosmopolitan centres to golf resort complexes, coastal fishing villages transformed into classic tourist havens, ultra-modern gated residential estates and serene countryside paradises. As if that's not enough, the famed Costa del Sol weather of 300 sunny days a year offers an unbeatable quality of life for sun-seekers. Whether you are looking to settle down permanently or buy a property to spend holidays in, you're spoilt for choice in the Costa Del Sol.
When finding a property in the Costa Del Sol, firstly, you need to find an estate agent you trust. If you aren't sure of the area you want to live in, an Estate Agent can help you narrow down exactly what it is you want. At Propuno, we can put you in touch with one of our trusted Estate Agents who will help you from start to finish with the buying process.
There are many areas in Costa Del Sol to choose from and they all have their individual benefits.
Being one of the favourite destinations for travellers worldwide, Marbella successfully attracts visitors due to its diverse beaches, cosmopolitan atmosphere, mild climate, and world-class nightlife. The flower-filled plazas and narrow cobbled streets in the Old Town and Plaza the Los Naranjos (Orange Tree Square) are filled with delightful shops and art galleries. On the other hand, Puerto Banus offers contemporary fashion shops selling designer labels and luxury items.
Famous for the high-life, fast cars and big yachts, Puerto Banús is located about 40 minutes from Sunset Beach Club, and there is still a good chance you will see celebrities strolling around here - although perhaps not as much as in the '80s and '90s. This bustling port offers a great mixture of designer shops and market stalls alongside the harbour, where you can also find some great restaurants and nightclubs which are open until dawn. A great place to see some heavy metal and watch the passers-by (in their many unique forms!).
In a raised position a few kilometres from the coast, fabulous panoramic views of the Mediterranean can be enjoyed from the original Benalmádena Village. It is ideal for a half-day visit, where you can enjoy not only stunning views but also sample delicious tapas in the village restaurants. If you carry on a little further, you can take the back road to Mijas Village, to make a full day trip.
When Spain began to enjoy an influx of international tourism in the sixties, one of the most famous souvenirs, which has lasted until this day, must be that of the straw donkey. And with good reason, for in the early 1900s, these beasts of burden were one of the main modes of transport. Nowadays, the sight of a farmer walking in the countryside beside his well-loaded donkey is a rare event, but Mijas still maintains the tradition of the donkey taxi, an experience which is still popular with tourists today. This pretty white village still keeps much of its original charm, with meandering cobbled streets lined with hanging geranium pots.
Originally a tiny fishing port, Fuengirola has seen massive growth over the past thirty years and is now one of the busiest tourist destinations on the Costa del Sol. Large beaches are flanked by a renovated promenade, along which you will find countless bars and restaurants offering everything from local food and wine, to typical British pub grub and fine international cuisine. The town centre has recently had a facelift, and both the high street and central square, now largely pedestrianized, offer a pleasant shopping environment, with plenty of leather goods, fashion outlets, and souvenir shops.
Known locally for its cosmopolitan cafes and bars, not to mention its beautiful boutiques and bustling port, Malaga centre also offers culture, with its Roman theatre, classic cathedral, museums and regular street markets. Located just 20 minutes from Sunset Beach Club, Malaga is definitely worth a visit!
Located just 7km west of Malaga Airport and the next resort along from Benalmadena, Torremolinos has always been very popular. Also, the seafront of the resort, La Carihuela, is a beautiful strip of the promenade, perfect for a daytime walk, an evening stroll and famous for its fish restaurants. With its sandy beaches, variety of shops and plenty of shops, Torremolinos is a great day out during your holiday on the Costa del Sol.