The Los Flamingos resort lies west of San Pedro Alcántara, towards the town of Estepona and is easily accessible from the N340 main coastal road. Officially, it comes under the municipality of Benahavís, but don’t follow the signs for this mountain village or you will find you have taken an unnecessary detour.
When it is time to kick back and relax after a lifetime of working, it is hard to think of a better place to move to than Marbella. Marbella is known for its glamorous lifestyle and for being the holiday destination of world famous celebrities.
Long overshadowed by its glamorous neighbour, Marbella, Estepona is a charming coastal town that is now really coming into its own. Though it has been popular with foreign tourists, homeowners and residents for some time, Estepona still retains an authentic Andalusian look and ambience about it.
Ever since Michelle Obama decided she needed a little Costa del Sol sunshine while Barak was attending meetings in Spain, the Villa Padierna six-star hotel has been placed firmly on the map. Indeed, Villa 603 where she stayed has been renamed the ‘Villa Obama’.
There is renewed construction activity on the Costa del Sol, particularly in Marbella, Benahavis, Estepona and Mijas. This is not a fanciful notion; it is backed up by the latest statistics from the Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos, who report that Marbella has 134 plans for apartments and houses approved so far.
The question is not a new one, but it continues to have undiminished relevance, particularly in Marbella, where penthouses and villas are among the two most prominent property types.