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The Costa del Sol is well-known for its booming tourism industry, with people from all over the world lining up to stretch out on the sunny beaches. But these are not just any people: the Costa del Sol is also famous for the calibre of people who line up to enjoy its sandy coast. A playground for the rich and famous, towns such as Marbella rival Cannes in the jet-setting stakes.
But what if you don't want to move to Marbella? Then maybe you should stroll down the coast to Estepona. It may not be as famous, but it is every bit as classy.
Here is everything you need to know about buying luxury property in Estepona :
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With beaches that stretch along 21km of coastline, Estepona's reputation as a top holiday destination and resort is cemented by its high levels of sunshine and natural environment. It is no wonder, then, that it was the first choice, ahead of Paris, for Europe's Disneyland theme park.
Designer stores and traditional restaurants compliment Estepona's range of golf clubs and Blue Flag beaches. The resulting lifestyle, which ranges from fishing ports to a safari park, is among Europe's most prestigious, a status that is enhanced by its lack of tourist-driven nightlife.
Like many luxury destinations, Estepona's reputation attracts an increasing number of visitors, from both Spain and abroad. As a result, the economy has become more dependent upon tourism, but also benefits from the foreign residents who bring their own lifestyle and income to the area.
"As you go towards Estepona along the coast it gets a bit cheaper… It's a more traditional place, with very lovely, long beaches. They're the best beaches in the Costa del Sol, if you ask me! They're not showy, either, if you know what I mean. You've got the old town of Estepona as well – that's probably my favourite area in Spain. The port is a bit more commercialised, with some decent nightclubs, but you can get great tapas in the old town."
"If you want something in an established area, renowned, good locations, presuming it's not a distressed sale, it's around a million upwards."