The Costa Del Sol spans an extremely large area, and so often our clients associate the whole of the Costa Del Sol with the towns of Marbella or Puerto Banus. The KMS Team all specialise in different areas, however in general we attract most interest for our properties located within the famous "Golden Triangle" which covers Marbella, inland to Benahavis then along to Estepona.
Below to help you geographically is a map that specifically focuses on the areas that KMS PROPERTY SOLUTIONS cover from Elviria in the East of Marbella to Estepona in the West.
The Costa Del Sol is an International business centre and as one would expect, has all of the facilities and services, including some of the best recognised International schools, and a modern healthcare system. The KMS Team have all experienced relocating, and we can help you on a personal level to address those items that arise when moving to a new and unfamiliar country.
Below is a little information about the main towns that we specialise in running along the coast from East to West.
Calahonda is one of the largest property developments situated between Marbella and Fuengirola. Calahonda attracts property buyers because it provides a rural flavour, but with the coastal lifestyle you'd come to expect from the Costa del Sol. In Calahonda you will find plenty of green areas, large plots and limits on apartment buildings. Selected areas in Calahonda are dedicated to providing residents with every amenity they need including three commercial centres. Residents and holiday makers alike are given plenty of choices, like the 45 restaurants or cafeterias, pubs and even 7 banks. There are several supermarkets and a wide variety of other businesses including: hardware, furniture, garden supply, travel agencies, car hire, car repair, property management and much more. Calahonda is so unique that many assume it is a town; however, Calahonda is a part of La Cala de Mijas, in the township of Mijas.
Elviria is located to the East of Marbella and it is a most popular area with the expatriates. Some fantastic wining and dining can be carried out in this area, the beaches are sandy, clean, wide and safe. The famous "Nikki Beach" is located in Elviria beside the famous "Don Carlos" hotel which can be seen from miles around. There are a good range of schools both International and local, some excellent golf courses and lots of local independent shops and supermarkets.
Marbella is very Andalucían with lots of white townhouses arranged along the narrow cobbled streets of Old Town where you will find many a tourist stopping off to take a "cafe con leche" in the famous Orange Square. Still abiding to the siesta, many of the local shops will be closed between 2pm and 5pm so beware. Over the years many of the big names such as Zara and Mango have opened outlets which are open all day. A real business hub, Marbella has more of a urgent bustling business feel to it being a prime location for many lawyers and notary publics. There is a wide variety of cafes, tapas bars, restaurants and nightclubs in this area both on the beachside, in the main town and in the Old Town.
Puerto Banus is the known worldwide as the multi millionaires playground. Each year it improves with bigger and better brands opening up all wanting to share a piece of this glamorous lifestyle so associated with this small port town. Famous designer shops such as Gucci, Louise Vuitton and Tom Ford are intermixed with cosmopolitan bars and a whole variety of famous restaurants such as Dani Garcias La Morega, Hard Rock Cafe and many well established family run seafood restaurants overlooking the luxury yachts moored in the port. After dark, "PB" as locally known, becomes one huge “fiesta” attracting many partygoers into the early hours of the morning.
Nueva Andalucia is extraordinarily popular with the golfing community with many top golf courses in this area such as Las Brisas, Los Naranjos, Magna Marbella and Aloha. Very popular with families due to its close proximity to many of the local and International schools of the area. Most places have a local shop or supermarket within a 5 minute drive with the attraction of this area being that there are simply so many eating and drinking establishments covering everything from a gastro restaurant to thai.
San Pedro Alcántara is the new place to be and we are especially passionate about this traditional Spanish town. Recently the paseo has been extended so you can walk into Puerto Banus and further onto Marbella. In addition there have been the introduction of the blue cycle routes around town, there is a new bus terminal being built at the entrance to the town, and of course we must not forget then newly created boulevard with its award winning design featuring lakes, cafes, exercise machines, children's play parks and even an amphitheatre which will host many outside local events. There is a real international feel to this town with many Spanish families residing here and the introduction over the past few years of families from all over the world. There is a mix of old and new with this ever changing town and there are some superb restaurants, bars, cafes, local and International schools there making it the hot place to invest at this moment in time.
Benahavis is one of the most exclusive areas in the whole of Spain, playing host to "La Zagaleta Golf & Country Club" home to the rich and famous. The actual town of Benahavis is set up in the mountains a 10 minute drive from the coastal N340 and is known as a "Gastro Village" due to the number of restaurants that inhibit this white washed pueblo town. There are some superb golf courses such as La Quinta, Los Arqueros and El Higueron all with great facilities. A lot of families choose to live and retire in this area due to the calmer life that it benefits from away from the hive of activity of the coast, yet is a mere 10 minute drive away from everything one would need.
Guadalmina has 2 parts, one being beachside of the N340 coast road called Baja and the other being known as Alta. Very sought after by avid golfers most properties are no more than a 3 minute drive from a golf course. Depending on where you are in Guadlamina, you are never far away from a restaurant or shop and in most cases can walk to the town of San Pedro Alcántara or the commercial centre of Guadalmina Alta.
New Golden Mile is the latest edition in construction along the Costa Del Sol and is relatively new in comparison to other parts hence its name. It runs along both sides of the N340 coast road almost in an American style with all of the amenities being located either side of the main road. Sought after by the expatriates, you will find an abundance of Indian, Chinese, Italian and English restaurants making this a real home from home. The beaches along this part of the coast are sandy and have fantastic Chiringuitos dotted along in various spots allowing you to spend all day and until the early hours of the morning on the beach.
Estepona is a traditional Spanish port town that has had a large amount of investment over the past few years. Still retaining its Spanish feel the Old Town has some fantastic cobbled narrow streets in which to explore, you have to look hard as what may look like a tiny house from the outside will in fact be a tapas bar. The beaches along this part of the coast are fantastic and have great Chiringuitos where you can dine on sardines and sangria for a minimal price. There are some great local and International schools found here along with a mixture of shopping from local shops to the big chains such as Carrefour.