El Paraíso, is situated just west of San Pedro Alcántara and Guadalmina, and was the first luxury residential resort area to be developed within Estepona’s municipal boundaries. The golf course designed by the legendary Gary Player in 1970 was also among the earliest on the Costa del Sol, and it provided the focal point around which attractive villas and small apartment and townhouse complexes took root.
By the 1990s, El Paraíso had blossomed into a lively community of mostly expat residents and homeowners, with much of the social life centred upon the charming clubhouse, the resort hotel – which, like most properties in El Paraíso overlooks the undulating fairways – and a number of charming restaurants and cafés. This established, mature residential area is centrally located, though peaceful, and has the shops and amenities of Benavista close by.
Also within easy reach are the sandy beaches of the New Golden Mile, the little mountain village of Benahavis, local towns such as Estepona and San Pedro Alcántara, as well as Marbella town and Puerto Banús, not to mention Nueva Andalucía and its Golf Valley. However, with courses such as that of El Paraíso itself even closer by, many remain loyal to their ‘own’ golf clubs, which besides sport also offer an active social scene and year-round calendar of events.
A newly upcoming area
In spite of its established status, El Paraíso has become a property hotspot in recent years, enjoying the increased appetite among buyers for homes in the Estepona, and more specifically New Golden Mile area. Here you will an excellent selection of existing villas, including attractive resales, recently renovated and restyled properties in top locations, as well as homes that offer great potential for refurbishment and modernisation.
In addition, El Paraíso still has some space for growth, as well as some final plots for development, and here private buyers and small-scale boutique developers have been building individual modern villas as well as select collections of modern gated villa communities and apartments. This means that the range of property for sale in El Paraiso is broad and offers a good range of prices, locations and architectural styles, with generally golf, sea and mountain views to boot.
The real estate opportunities range from El Paraiso apartments and beautiful villas to luxurious modern townhouses and state-of-the-art villa projects, so contact us now for more detailed information on the properties and characteristics of El Paraíso, and why it is such a hot place to buy property right now.