The 10 hottest new developments on the Costa del Sol right now

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The current market for new developments on the Costa del Sol can only be described as busy. So busy in fact that it ranks among the areas with the most activity in Spain. Hot spots include all the coastal resorts between Marbella and Sotogrande, with Estepona a particular hive of activity.

In 2020, the Costa del Sol issued 6.2 licenses per 1,000 existing properties, almost double the national average of 3.3. New-build sales are also increasing their market share. In Q1 2021, they accounted for 27% of the total, up from 15% in 2020 and just 10% in 2019.

But when faced with so much new-build choice, where and what do you buy? To help you make that all-important decision, we’ve listed the ten hottest new developments on the Costa del Sol right now. Each unique, each stunning and each in just the right location.

Tempted? Read on.

The links penthouse in Alcaidesa

Penthouses are always the stuff dreams are made of and this gem at The Links is certainly dreamy. With two bedrooms, the property comes with more than generous living space plus large terraces (south-facing for maximum sunlight all year round) that have panoramic views of the golf course and the Mediterranean.

What else will you love? The Porcelanosa, Schucco, Siemens and Gaggenau fittings and appliances. The fabulous vistas to Gibraltar and beyond. Oh, and an infinity pool overlooking the Med.

Yours for: €450,000

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Hottest apartment for high-end living – Village Verde, Sotogrande

Village Verde Sotogrande

Sotogrande is one of the areas experiencing the newest development on the Costa del Sol. And within it, this gorgeous 3-bedroom apartment in Residential Village Verde. Plenty of space is yours to enjoy along with underfloor heating, two private parking spaces and a large storage room.

What else will you love? Village Verde itself with local amenities and exclusive access to La Reserva Club, complete with golf, tennis, health and wellness centre and spectacular beach club and lagoon. Plus that Sotogrande property for sale postcode.

Yours for: €740,000

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Hottest townhouse (at coolest price) – The Majestic Heights, Manilva

New property development in Manilva Majestic Heights

In the Bahía Las Rocas area of Manilva, this 4-bedroom townhouse packs in the views, space and location. Open-plan living blends seamlessly with the big private terrace (with glorious vistas of the Mediterranean) and all four bedrooms have more than generous space. And outside, tropical gardens and a pool are all yours to enjoy.

What else will you love? Floor-to-ceiling windows so all that sunshine can flood in. The option to add another room on the top floor for a home office, gym, playroom… And the fact that Estepona and Sotogrande are right on your doorstep. (Oh, and the chance to buy 169 square meters for this price.)

Yours for: €361,000

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Hottest new pad right on the beach – The Edge, Estepona

Luxury living in Estepona in The Edge

Bagging a frontline beach position in new developments on the Costa del Sol isn’t always easy because there simply aren’t too many around. But luckily there’s The Edge, stunning contemporary design (and for stunning, read exceptional) boasting a location that is right on the shore in Estepona. The 3-bedroom apartment comes with fabulous sea views plus the highest-end finishes.

What else will you love? The uber-cool architectural design and the fact that your home is part of it. The three (yes, three) infinity pools and landscaped gardens. And perhaps best of all, your very own private access to the beach.

Yours for: €880,000

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Not tempted so far by any of these hot new developments on the Costa del Sol? Get in touch to find out what else is on the market.

Hottest golf home – Villa Golf Costa, Estepona

Golf property in Estepona Villa Golf La Costa

If you thought you couldn’t buy a frontline golf villa with three bedrooms and private garden on the Costa del Sol for less than €550,000, then you haven’t seen this one. Located at the heart of new development in Estepona and overlooking the immaculate fairways at Doña Lucia Golf Azata Course, this villa ticks all the right boxes.

What else will you love? The villa is detached, has golf views from all windows and comes with exceptional build quality. And if the generous 170 square meters aren’t quite enough, you can convert the giant basement into an extra bedroom, home cinema or gym.

Yours for: €546,250

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Hottest home in town – Estepona Garden

Estepona Centre new build property - Estepona Garden

Central Estepona and its lovely beaches are literally on your doorstep at this super-spacious 4-bedroom penthouse. The modern design gives you bright interiors and generous exteriors (the private terrace oozes space with a full 64m²). You also get a private garage space, so no worries about finding somewhere to park the car when you’re in central Estepona.

What else will you love? The great location. The potential for holiday or long-term letting. The large communal gardens with pool and playground. Oh, and did we mention the price?

Yours for: €276,000

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Find out more about Estepona with our Area Guide.

Hottest urban living – Kairos, Estepona

Karios Estepona

Sleek minimalist design comes into its own at this 3-bedroom apartment in the heart of Estepona. Combine sweeping views of the surroundings with modern living in a very generously sized home (107m²) with oodles of natural light. And the lovely old quarter of Estepona plus all the town’s excellent amenities are right outside your front door.

What else will you love? The private parking space and storage room. The space you get for your money. And the rooftop pool and gym, both with sea views to die for.

Yours for: €268,700

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Hottest views of the Med – Oceanic Villas, Manilva

Sea Views Oceanic

Fabulous views come standard at many new developments on the Costa del Sol, but vistas as outstanding as these are only available at these luxurious villas. We think they’re probably the best views of the Mediterranean you’ll find anywhere in the area. And then there’s the villa itself. Picture-perfect modern design with open plan 7712qliving, plenty of space on generous plots and all within easy reach of Marbella and Sotogrande.

What else will you love? 4 bedrooms and a ton of living space over 230m². Luxury extras like underfloor heating, aerothermal systems and high-end appliances. And then of course, there are those views…

Yours for: €1,038,520

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Hottest natural haven – Quabit Casares Golf, Casares

Golf penthouse in Casares Quabit

Slightly away from the coast but still with the sparkling Med and Africa on the horizon, this modern development has a distinctly Moroccan feel to it. A sanctuary of contemporary living within the exceptional oasis of Finca Cortesin – one of the finest residential developments in southern Europe. The 2-bedroom penthouse comes open plan with big windows and plenty of space.

What else will you love? The penthouse’s corner position giving you maximum views (sea and golf). A massive terrace (all 138m² of it). Avant-garde technology. And the feeling that this is your haven.

Yours for: €319,000

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Pure South Residences, Manilva

Manilva Duquesa Pure South real estate project

With a decidedly chilled architectural vibe, this new development in Manilva enjoys perhaps the best location in the area in La Duquesa. The beach, the renowned Duquesa Marina and some of the best golf courses this side of Estepona are literally on your doorstep. Plus, this 3-bedroom penthouse comes with plenty of space and a more than generous terrace, perfect for gazing at the fantastic sea views over the Mediterranean and to Gibraltar.

What else will you love? The open-plan design and the oversized windows. Private parking space and storage room. And then there are the onsite facilities that include a spa, fitness area, Mediterranean gardens, two lagoon-shaped pools and a children’s playground.

Yours for: €346,900

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At The Property Agent, we specialize in new developments on the Costa del Sol, particularly those at the western end between Estepona and La Alcaidesa. This article showcases just ten of those on our books, listings that include something for everyone and all budgets.

Our local knowledge is also second to none and we pride ourselves on listening to our clients to ensure we only show you the right sort of properties for you. And judging from our testimonials, this is something we do well.

We’d love to help you find the right new build for you on the Costa del Sol, the home that moves you. Get in touch and let’s get the ball rolling right now.

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