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Properties for sale in Tarifa Property Guide

Guide to Tarifa

Situated at the very tip of Southern Spain in the province of Cádiz on the Costa de la Luz, Tarifa has a reputation as a wind surfer’s paradise but there is a lot more to this area than meets the eye.

Tarifa-beaches. With 10 kms of beautiful unspoilt white sandy beaches stretching along the coastline, it is no wonder that Tarifa has become a mecca for bohemians and sports enthusiasts, although if you look beyond that you will find an eclectic mix of international people who visit but then choose to live or own holiday homes here.

Properties for sale in Sotogrande Property Guide

Guide to Sotogrande

Sotogrande, the residential urbanisation situated at the western end of the Costa del Sol in the province of Cadiz, may have the cachet of being an exclusive area for those who are wealthy enough to feature in ‘homes of the rich and famous’, however there is an unknown element that makes this area the perfect place to purchase a property.

Properties for sale in San Pedro de Alcantara Property Guide

Guide to San Pedro de Alcantara

Located just ten minutes away from Puerto Banus, the favoured hotspot of celebrities and reality stars, San Pedro de Alcantara has a very different atmosphere. Once renowned as the only place along the coast where you could get stuck in a traffic jam, the opening of a new underpass (that took many years to build and caused huge disruption to local businesses) has seen a renaissance that now puts it on a par with its more upmarket neighbours.

The transformation of a 54,000 square metre site into a recreational zone featuring a new boulevard and park, to be built over the tunnel on the A-7, is under construction with some of its most important elements already completed and visible.

Properties for sale in Puerto Banus Property Guide

Guide to Puerto Banus

Puerto Banus, the hotspot of Marbella, or Marbs, depending on whether you are a fan of TV reality shows, is the go-to playground for the rich and famous and those who like to display their wealth in a flashy way. Once called the ‘Butlins for Billionaires’ by Piers Morgan where the Ferraris, Lamborghinis and Bentleys cruise along the marina promenade, there is, of course, another aspect to this high profile resort that belies the glamour, the yachts, the celebrities, and the designer shops.

Properties for sale in Nueva Andalucia Property Guide

Guide to Nueva Andalucia

To the west of Marbella, overlooked by the imposing peak of La Concha and ideally situated within walking distance from Puerto Banús, , Nueva Andalucia stretches inland from the north side of the N-340 coastal road up to the AP-7 toll road, taking in parts of the municipalities of Marbella and Benahavís. This area has grown into a well-established attractive residential area where many of the villas and apartments are based on traditional Andalusian architecture and is one that has become popular with foreign residents, especially British and Scandinavian.

Properties for sale in Marbella Property Guide

Guide to Marbella

Marbella is not just for wealthy jet setters or reality TV celebs, this Costa del Sol town’s motto is ‘A Way of Life’ and that is certainly what it offers. Although this way of life is often frenetic, it can also be leisurely and peaceful. Synonymous with luxury, Marbella has a layer hidden beneath its flashy veneer that appeals to those wanting to live in nearby neighbourhoods where they have easy access to the buzz of a cosmopolitan town that is complemented by the historic and interesting old quarter that is an evocative reminder of the Andalusian village it once was.

Properties for sale in Malaga Property Guide

Guide to Malaga

Once thought of as the poorer sister to Seville and as just a place to fly in and out of when coming to the Costa del Sol, Malaga is now the jewel in the crown of Andalucía. This vibrant city, situated along the Western Mediterranean coastline, has reinvented itself over the past few years to become a thriving and sophisticated hub of culture. In a European Commission survey, Malaga beat both Barcelona and Madrid to claim its throne as the best place to live in Spain in 2013.

Properties for sale in La Zagaleta Property Guide

Guide to La Heredia, El Madroñal and La Zagaleta

La Heredia

The picturesque urbanisation of La Heredia is located to the north of San Pedro de Alcántara on the road up to Ronda. Just 7 km away from Puerto Banús and 12 km from Marbella, La Heredia offers wonderful panoramic views over the Mediterranean Sea towards the Straits of Gibraltar and across to North Africa. Designed by the renowned architect Antonio Martin, this award-winning village has been dubbed ‘the Knightsbridge of Spain’ because of the abundance of high-end properties that attract an international mix of people from all over the world who live or spend their holidays here.

Properties for sale in Mijas Property Guide

Guide to La Cala de Mijas

Situated between Fuengirola and Marbella, La Cala de Mijas has retained the feel of the traditional Spanish fishing village it once was. Now a favourite for ex-pats who enjoy the authenticity and charm coupled with the friendly atmosphere, the village has everything that modern living requires. A favourite with tourists during holiday times ‘La Cala’, as it is known by the locals, quietens down out of season to offer an easier pace of life with a good community spirit between the Spanish locals and the foreign residents

Properties for sale in Gaucín Property Guide

Guide to Gaucin

Gaucin is a charming whitewashed mountain village and municipality, nestled in the hills of Andalucia in the province of Malaga in southern Spain. It has a population of approximately 2000 and lies about 600 meters above sea level. Gaucin is known for its spectacular views down to Gibraltar and the Mediterranean and across to Morocco and the north coast of Africa, as well as the surrounding mountain scenery of the Serrania de Ronda.

Properties for sale in Fuengirola Property Guide

Guide to Fuengirola

Fuengirola has been a popular tourist destination since the 1960s and although once a small fishing village most of its income now comes from tourism. It is most famous for its seven kilometre (5 mile) stretch of soft sandy beaches, beginning at the Sohail Castle to the west and ending at Torreblanca to the east. The wide promenade, the Paseo Maritimo Rey de España, runs the entire length and is popular with joggers and walkers of all ages. Front line hotels, apartment blocks, bars and numerous restaurants line the seafront promenade. The port still has a working fishing fleet, with the daily catch sold in the fish market nearby and available to sample in many of the chiringuitos (beach bars). A vibrant nightlife appeals to the younger crowd whilst the advent of contemporary tapas bars attracts those looking for a little bit of foodie heaven.

Properties for sale in Estepona Property Guide

Guide to Estepona

Lying at the foot of the Sierra Bermeja mountains along the western coast of the Costa del Sol between Marbella and Gibraltar, Estepona still retains some of the ambiance and atmosphere of the Andalusian fishing village it once was. Popular with tourists in the holiday periods, the resort settles down out of season to become more of a working town where people come to do business, shop and eat.

Properties for sale in Casares Property Guide

Guide to Casares

Sitting on top of a cliff 430 metres above sea-level with breath-taking views across the Mediterranean and towards North Africa, the historical white village of Casares is a popular tourist destination. Known for its cobbled plazas, narrow winding roads, steep streets and Moorish style white washed houses precariously perched on the hillside, Casares offers a glimpse of Spain at its most authentic. Overlooked by the ruins of the 13th Century Arab fortress, Casares is considered one of the most beautiful villages in Spain and was designated a Historical-Artistic Complex in 1978.

Properties for sale in Benahavis Property Guide

Guide to Benahavis

Benahavis, one of the prettiest and most charming pueblo blancos (white villages) in Andalucía is loved by residents and tourists alike and was once called ‘as close to Paradise as you can get’ by the BBC Holiday programme. Tucked inland between Estepona and San Pedro de Alcántara, nestled in the foothills of the Serranía de Ronda, this traditional Spanish idyll overflows with breathtakingly beautiful scenery and has a thriving expat population who benefit from a real sense of community.