Estepona – Attracting an evermore exclusive crowd when it comes to property
Have you visited Estepona recently? If not, you may be in for an agreeable surprise. From the shadows of Marbella emerges Estepona and a remarkable transformation which has taken place under the leadership of Mayor José García Urbano.
From a sleepy, Andalucian seaside town, Estepona has been revitalised and is seeing a surge of inward investment from not only Europe but the rest of the world. Constituting part of the New Golden Mile, an area encompassing Marbella, Benahavís and Estepona, the town has, however, lost none of the authentic appeal for which it is known.
The Kempinski Hotel’s recently revamped restaurants and enticing tapas bars that are appearing in the town centre, as well as the much-anticipated food-court, have set the town firmly in the sights of connoisseurs.
One of the mayor’s grand ambitions, to be the Garden of the Costa del Sol, serves to enhance its charm with miles of seasonal roadside flowers and shrubs in bloom all year round, something that is not achieved with-in any of the neighbouring towns.
Building for a sustained future lies a serious desire to improve the local infrastructure. The Estepona town hall along side the Junta de Andalucia has invested €15 million to build a brand new district hospital. This will be the biggest investment made for decades and something that is sure to catapult Estepona into a top, if not, the top destination on the Costa del Sol.
Such modernisation, coupled with a town-planning department that is quick and receptive to the needs of property developers, has proved attractive to investors capitalising on a healthy real estate market.
Several top class developments are breaking boundaries in the Estepona area, using the best and brightest architects and designers in their arena, and we are delighted to see that their efforts are being rewarded, with a new wave of luxury clientele bringing a boost to the local economy.
Rather uniquely, the Callow Estates’ management also operates Estepona Golf, a beautiful resort-style golf course positioned in the foothills of the Sierra Bermeja. The Estepona Golf valley offers some of the most exciting lifestyle and investment opportunities on the coast (just 3 minutes drive to the new district hospital) with many new build modern apartments, penthouses, townhouses and villas currently under construction. It is also the location of Europe’s first Crystal Water lagoon.