Property on the Costa del Sol has a reputation for fat price tags. This is especially true in resorts at the western end of the coast near Estepona. But while you can spend millions of euros on a home in Marbella or Sotogrande, you can also pay less than a fraction of that. And still buy an excellent investment, and lovely holiday home.
Don’t believe us? Read on to discover seven fantastic examples. All new build (so no stressful and over-budget refurbs) and in great locations. And all 2-bedroom properties under €150,000 on the Costa del Sol right now.
Best under €100,000
You don’t even have to spend more than €100,000 on this spacious apartment (74m²), in Manilva and just 10 minutes’ drive from both Estepona and Sotogrande. You are guaranteed sea views (and sweeping ones at that), a generous 9m² terrace and exceptional communal areas. And the beach is just 1.5km away.
Why buy this property on the Costa del Sol? Obviously, the value for money. Where else can you buy quality, location, sea views and 74m² for this price?
Yours for: €97,500
Why buy in Manilva?
At the far western end of the Costa del Sol, Manilva is one of the most tranquil parts of the coastline. With a population of just 17,000, Manilva combines the best of the Mediterranean without the crowds. Yet you’re just a short drive from Estepona and Sotogrande plus you have quick access to Gibraltar Airport. Malaga Airport is only an hour’s drive away.
Manilva offers wide sandy beaches, verdant rolling hills and mountains and the pretty white village of Manilva itself. Residents and visitors can enjoy the excellent amenities that include several golf courses, the popular Puerto de la Duquesa marina and shops and restaurants.
Manilva property market: despite its proximity to the more expensive Estepona and Sotogrande, the Manilva property market continues to offer some of the best prices on the Costa del Sol. And it’s one of the few areas where you can still buy a quality home for less than €100,000.
Best for popping to the beach
Properties within a short walk of the beach are always sought after on the Costa del Sol and usually attract a premium. But there are always exceptions and this new 2-bedroom apartment is one of them. With Manilva beach just 300m away and plenty of space (109m² built area plus a storage room), this apartment ticks all the boxes.
Why buy this property on the Costa del Sol? Location, location, location is the main answer, but a spacious bright home with very appealing price tag comes a close second.
Yours for: €107,000
Best for golf views
A frontline golf position sits at the top of many buyers’ must-have lists on the Costa del Sol. And this type of home attracts big demand. Add to this, lots of bright and airy living space (111m²), a massive terrace (27m²) plus tasteful Mediterranean design and you have one of the best apartment buys on the Costa del Sol.
Why buy this property on the Costa del Sol? A fantastic location on Doña Lucia Resort near Estepona where you get so much for so little.
Yours for: €125,500
Best for a touch of luxury
We know we said under €150,000, but you’ll have noticed that we haven’t even reached €130,000 yet. And here’s another example. This Moorish-style 2-bedroom apartment has sea views, a generous terrace (15m²) and a Jacuzzi in the one of the bathrooms. Located in La Duquesa, the apartment is within easy reach of the Marina by car and a golf course on foot.
Why buy this property on the Costa del Sol? Luxury touches are yours as well as plenty of space (83m²) in a handy location. And then of course there’s the price.
Yours for: €127,000
Why buy in La Duquesa?
This attractive development at the heart of the Manilva coast is deservedly one of the most sought-after resorts on the western end of the Costa del Sol. Like most of this stretch of the coastline, it’s quieter and less built-up, but still has plenty to offer.
Puerto de la Duquesa marina is a main attraction with its nautical scene, bars and restaurants. Long sandy beaches stretch either side of the port and away from the coast, you’ll find La Duquesa Golf & Country Club. The course designed by golf legend Robert Trent Jones is famed for its complexity. Estepona and Marbella are both within easy reach as is Sotogrande to the west.
La Duquesa property market: only slightly more expensive than other areas in Manilva, La Duquesa combines a great location with affordable property. Buy-to-let potential is also good as the area attracts ever-increasing numbers of tourists.
Best for everything on your doorstep
And that includes the beach at this generously-sized apartment (a full 97m²) at La Duquesa. Amenities such as shops and restaurants are just a short walk away as is the Marina. Most properties enjoy sea views too and if you choose a ground floor apartment, you get a private garden as well as a terrace – double the opportunities to enjoy the al fresco lifestyle!
Why buy this property on the Costa del Sol? Plenty of outdoor and indoor space with the added bonuses of views of the Mediterranean and easy access to everything you need.
Yours for: €135,800
Best for buy to let
The Costa del Sol offers great buy-to-let opportunities from the ever-growing population looking for long-term rentals and tourists in search of holiday lets. This large apartment (101m²) enjoys an exceptional location for buy-to-let because of its proximity to Gibraltar. Plus you get golf and sea views and beautiful communal gardens and pools within a secure gated complex.
Why buy this property on the Costa del Sol? Value for money combined with excellent investment potential for buy-to-let in Nueva Alcaidesa.
Yours for: €137,000
Why buy in La Alcaidesa?
To the west of Sotogrande lies one of the Costa del Sol’s newest developments with the bonus of a handy location within easy reach of Gibraltar. Set within rolling hills dotted with cork oak forests, La Alcaidesa offers stunning views of the Mediterranean, Strait of Gibraltar and Morocco.
The large, gated development has an excellent choice of amenities onsite including two golf courses (both with those exceptional vistas). Sotogrande and Gibraltar are within easy reach and Estepona and Marbella lie slightly further away.
La Alcaidesa property market: rentals (long and short-term) come into their own in this area, popular both with residents who work in Gibraltar and golfers on holiday. Buy-to-let investment potential is therefore excellent. And the quality properties come with a much smaller price tag than nearby Sotogrande.
Best for on the beach
Or almost because this move-in ready apartment sits just 150m away from some of the best beaches in the Manilva area. As well as plenty of space inside (92m²), the home comes with a large terrace (17m²), perfect for enjoying the views of the communal gardens and pools while soaking up the sunshine. Apartments on the ground floor enjoy the added benefit of a private garden while those on the top floor have solariums with sweeping sea views.
Why buy this property on the Costa del Sol? A great location and plenty of space are the two reasons for snapping up one of these apartments. And the fact that it’s move-in ready and near all amenities make it a compelling choice.
Yours for: €144,000