Property in Costa del Sol, or the ‘Coast of the Sun’ as it translates, has always been desirable for the UK market, with buyers being drawn to the sun, sea and golf. With the luxury lifestyle of Marbella, the family-friendly town of Fuengirola and the rich character of Estepona, it really has something for everyone.

Few places have a genuine 12-month season, however, Costa del Sol buzzes year-round in the micro-climate areas on Andalucía’s southern Mediterranean coast. With its beautiful natural ports, rich history and miles of golden sandy beaches, this area will always be one of our favourites. There are numerous public airports available, all of which handle international flights, making buying property in Costa del Sol the ideal choice for holiday-makers and seasonal rentals.

Notoriously more expensive than Costa Blanca, Costa del Sol property is still in high demand and provides an excellent investment opportunity. In this article we will be providing a guide to the budget you will need in order to buy a property in Costa del Sol.

View Costa del Sol property for €175,000 – €250,000

In order to purchase a desirable property in Costa del Sol, we suggest having a minimum budget of €175,000.

The prestigious areas of Puerto Banus and Marbella will demand a higher price point, but if you’re looking to get a little more for your budget, prices are lower in towns further along the coast, such as Estepona. You could also consider Mijas Pueblo and Las Cala de Mija which are only around 22km south of Málaga, and showcase lovely white villages nestling in the mountains behind the coast.

For a budget of €175,000 – €250,000 you will be looking to purchase a resale 2 bedroom apartment in the Mijas or Estepona regions of Malaga.

Costa del Sol property for €175,000 – €250,000 :

Below we have hand-picked a selection of resale properties in Costa del Sol:

View properties in Costa del Sol for €250,000 – €350,000

With the addition of a higher budget, you’ll notice that you have slightly more choice, and may be able to afford desirable resale 3-4 bed townhouses in Estepona, an apartment on a golf course further inland or a brand new 2-bed apartment in the likes of Fuengirola.

Despite its close proximity to the ever-popular Marbella, Estepona is quieter in terms of tourists, with a relaxed atmosphere and miles of white sandy beaches. Full of all the traditional charms of Spain, there are plenty of restaurants and water sports facilities on hand, plus a fishing port by the cove of Playa del Cristo. If fishing and water sports isn’t your thing, you’ll have time to explore the whitewashed old town centres and browse traditional Spanish shops.

‘This is the perfect location if you want affordable property within a few minutes’ drive from Marbella!’

Costa del Sol property for €250,000 – €350,000:

Below we have hand-picked a selection of resale properties in Costa del Sol:

View properties in Costa del Sol for €350,000 – €500,000

With buyers now steering towards the more modern, minimalist and open plan designs, purchasing a new build property in Costa del Sol will not only allow you to benefit from these features, but the properties also come with architects’ warranties and a great ‘lock up and leave’ option.

For this budget, you’re looking at purchasing a brand new 3-bed villa in the likes of Estepona or a new penthouse/apartment only a short drive from the popular town of Puerto Banus.

Properties for €350,000 – €500,000:

Below we have hand-picked a selection of new-build properties in Costa del Sol:

View Costa del Sol property for €500,000 +

For a budget of €500,000 and over, you really will have the pick of the bunch with some stunning large villas and penthouse apartments.

If you’re looking for a luxury Costa del Sol property, you will need a budget of around €550K+ for a 2-bed penthouse in top areas such as Calahonda, and around €600K+ for a huge, immaculate 3-4 bed villa in Estepona. This will of course vary from town to town, but the bigger the budget, the more likely you’ll be to finding a Spanish property with a private pool, sea views and plenty more desired requirements.

Properties for €500,000 +:

Below we have hand-picked a selection of properties in Costa del Sol:

Finding your own Costa del Sol property

We hope this article has given you further guidance on what your budget will buy you in Costa del Sol. If you’d like to discuss your options with us, a member of our friendly UK-based team will be happy to help. You can call us on 01202 971614, or contact us here >>.

If you’ve decided that Costa del Sol is the place for you, the best way to find your ideal property is by seeing some in person. Our all-inclusive Costa del Sol viewing trips are just £99 per person, and you’ll get the chance to see 8-10 properties per day that suit your budget and other requirements.

For those in need of a little extra assistance to be able to afford your property purchase, all is not lost! We have long-standing relationships with top UK-qualified finance companies who would be happy to help. You can learn more about sourcing finance for a Spanish property here>>.

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