Estepona has become a fashionable place for both foreign and Spanish residents to acquire a holiday home. Although it doesn't have the glamour of neighbouring Marbella, Estepona retains the charm of a traditional fishing Andalusian village.
There are several different districts to consider property in Estepona.
The old town (Casco Antiguo) which is essentially pedestrianised contains a few older small resale apartments. This area centres on Plaza de las Flores.
Outside the old town but still in the town area there are a number of apartment and town houses or all sizes (one to four bedroom). The older blocks were constructed in the 1970s and the newer blocks were constructed in 2000s. These new include many on Avenida Juan Carlos, and on Avenida del Mar. There are also new builds for sale mainly located around Avenida Juan Carlos and in a new area being expanded.
There are a number of apartments in and around the port / marina which is located by the lighthouse one km for the town centre. Property here still offers the convenience of shops and bars and restaurant within easy walking distance.
There are a large number of housing complex along the coast east and west of Estepona town. Those on the sea side of the A-7 / N-340 coast road offer easy access to the beach. Housing Complex on the mountain side of this coast road tend to be larger. These complex will comprise a mix of apartments, townhouses and villas.
The coastal strip extends from the outskirts of Estepona town to the municipal boundaries which extend aas far a s 15km. This is important as you may or may not want to be as far as 15km from Estepona town, conversely you may want to be 15km nearer to Marbella. The municipal boundary is River Guadalmina where there is a turning for Benahavis village. Property east of Estepona (towards Marbella) generally comands a higher price than that west of Estepona.
East of Estepona on the coast there are a number of satellite communities that naturally differ in character from the housing complexes. One such is called Cancelada and other smaller ones called El Pilar, El Velerin, El Pirate, El Saladillo and Isdabe. There are also established holiday communities with facilities at Benavista and Benamara.
Inland from the coast there are numeruos small access roads with branchs leading individual rural properties. These can range from small basic country houses to modern spacious villas with swimming pools. It is especially important have a lawyer check the property deeds and paperwork when considering purchase of a rural house.