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Why savvy property investors are looking at the New Golden Mile, Estepona

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Anyone with an interest in luxury property sales in Spain, will be familiar with the Golden Mile in Marbella. The area is famed for its million-dollar homes, luxury apartments and beachfront villas.  But do you know that there is also a New Golden Mile on the Costa del Sol?

New Golden Mile, Estepona vs the Golden Mile, Marbella

The New Golden Mile is located in Estepona, starting from the traditional beachside town of San Pedro de Alcantara until it reaches Estepona’s beautiful bustling town centre. Whereas Marbella’s Golden Mile, one of the go-to destinations for the most prestigious luxury mansions in Marbella, begins at El Piruli de Marbella (affectionately dubbed the ‘copper tower’) to Puerto Banús. The area covers just over one mile (hence the its name) which equates to around 2kms.

Expansive Beauty of the New Golden Mile

The New Golden Mile, is much longer at around 19kms and is not yet as well-known as the Marbella, Golden Mile. However, the area is now firmly on the radar of property developers, high end real estate agents and those who were previously looking to buy a villa in Marbella.

Estepona’s Beaches and Laid-back Vibe

Like Marbella, the New Golden Mile, Estepona is also blessed with long stretches of sandy beaches, which is particularly fine and golden as you approach Estepona town. There are superb beach clubs, such as Salduna Beach and Nido Estepona, restaurants, chiringuitos and bars. In fact, you can dine a different cuisine every day, from tapas to sardines or fine dining. The vibe is much more relaxed that Marbella, the New Golden Mile is a place to relax, somewhere where you don’t need to try too hard.

Nido Playa New Golden Mile Estepona


Real Estate Treasures on the Western Stretch

Those who aren’t familiar with this western stretch of the Costa del Sol will be pleasantly surprised by the high quality of real estate stock and luxury property sales. La Cigüeña in Cancelada on the New Golden Mile, Estepona, is one such luxury mansion, a unique property set within 2,758m² of private gardens, boasting a spectacular 1,115m² interior featuring 8 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms and garaging for 8 cars. The property is move-in ready, with lavish finishes, tropical gardens, a wine cellar and separate guest accommodation. If you’re looking for an investment property with business potential, this luxury house also comes with a hostel / B&B permit.

New Golden Mile 5-star luxury hotels

The immediate vicinity around La Cigüeña is already a hotspot for luxury hotels and Spas, so you would be in good company. Arguably the most high-profile hotel is the Anantara Villa Padierna Palace Hotel which has welcomed many luminaries including Michelle Obama. Nestling on the New Golden Mile, the resort offers 125 rooms, suites and villas, has a Roman Amphitheatre and displays over 1,200 original artworks. There is also a stunning beach club and luxury Spa and wellness facilities and world-class golf courses.

Anantara Villa Padierna Palace Hotel New Golden Mile Estepona


Multi-million-dollar Christmas tree

Another premium 5-star hotel is the Kempinski Hotel Bahia Marbella, renowned for its understated glamour and superb beach. A couple of years ago, it earned another accolade, as the hotel to exhibit the world’s most glamorously adorned and expensively bejewelled Christmas tree. The decorations and gems were valued at 15 million US dollars.

In 2022, the international hotel chain Ikos Resorts gave its seal of approval to the New Golden Mile, by investing in the region of 17€ million euros in the Ikos Andalusia. New suites, villas, terraces and swimming pools were part of the upgrade, making it one of the must-visit all-inclusive resorts on the Costa del Sol.

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Golfers’ paradise

As part of the Costa del Golf, to use the Coast’s unofficial moniker, it is no surprise the New Golden Mile has an abundance of world-class golf courses. Together with the temperate all-year-round weather, these verdant undulating greens and the attendant social life, provide a superb lifestyle opportunity to visitors and residents alike.

To convey the importance and quality of the golfing facilities on this beautiful stretch of the coast, let’s look at the courses surrounding the formerly mentioned Padierna Palace Resort. This venue alone has three of the finest golf courses on the Costa del Sol, each with its own unique qualities. For example, Flamingos is famed for its panoramic views across to Gibraltar and North Africa, it has also hosted the European Senior Tour and the Women’s Spanish Open tournaments. The Alferini course was designed by renowned Spanish architect Antonio Gracia Garrido, and is extremely demanding. Whereas Tramores has the Michael Campbell Golf Academy for beginners and aficionados can enjoy the executive course which requires speed and accuracy.

Of course, there are many other golf clubs in the area, including El Paraiso, Atalaya Golf and Country Club, Valle Romano and La Resina. No matter which direction you go, you will not be far from a golf course or clubhouse!

Los Flamingos Villa Padierna New Golden Mile Estepona


Burgeoning property market

In addition to the many hotels, which are almost too numerous to mention, there are constantly evolving communities dotted along the coastline, comprising all types of residential developments. The New Golden Mile property stock ranges from mega-mansions to charming urbanisations such as El Presidente offering high-quality beachside apartments, luxury detached villas, through to private suites at the Kempinski hotel.

Another of the many attractions of this area is that there is no danger of overdevelopment. The regional Government prohibits the construction of high-rise buildings on the New Golden Mile in Estepona in order to protect the integrity of the area.

This is just a taste of the area around Cancelada and the type of property and lifestyle you can expect to enjoy. If you would like more details about La Cigüeña or any other luxury homes on the Costa del Sol, contact Myriam on

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