What can different budgets get you on Costa del Sol?

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What can different budgets get you on Costa del Sol?

It is no secret that buying a new home can be thrilling, especially when you are figuring out how much you are willing and able to spend on a property. 

Affordability matters, and if you are looking to buy a property you will most likely want the best possible price. 

On the Costa del Sol, the property prices vary a lot. This is primarily due to a few factors such as orientation, facilities, views… but the most important factor is: location, location, location… 

Below we are going to take a look at some properties in different areas along the coast and see how drastically the prices can differ. You will see small apartments in some areas as expensive as some larger villas in others.


Almuñecar is an ever evolving city and is becoming more and more touristy. There is plenty of ancient history from the city’s past; their gastronomy is a large part of the city’s culture. 

The city is located at the head of a flourishing valley and next to the warm waters of the Mediterranean Sea with a subtropical climate.

For only €163,000 you could purchase your very own 75m2 apartment, situated close to the beach and the city centre, featuring two double bedrooms with fitted wardrobes, a good-sized kitchen with sufficient storage and a lovely terrace.

If you don’t want to compromise with the views, and have a larger budget, for € 495,000 it is possible to get a 410m2 villa, distributed over two floors consisting of five bedrooms, a fabulously large living room and a private pool. This villa also has a great view of the Mediterranean Sea as well as the city.


In the city of Benalmádena you will find a lot of options within the housing market. There is something for every taste and at every price. 

The town is located approximately 20 km south of Málaga and is known for its beaches as well as the Colomares Castle, the Buddhist Stupa, the cable-car and of course the marina.

For € 151,000 you can get a two bedroom apartment of about 72m2. The apartment has a small, private terrace and a communal pool within the fairly modern complex.

With a bigger budget, you can get a fantastic villa of 160m2 for € 510,000. The villa consists of 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms in total, there is also a pool and an outdoor kitchenette. The villa is located close to all amenities, golf course and the beach.

Mijas & Mijas Costa 

When you think of a traditional Andalusian town, you probably think of Mijas – it is one of Spain’s most treasured locations and is loved by locals and expats alike. 

Mijas has several distinct areas that ensures anyone can find their ideal spot.

As Mijas is so big and has so many different areas, the prices differ a lot. 

For € 250,000 it is possible to get a small one bedroom apartment located in the heart of Mijas Pueblo. The apartment needs some renovations to improve and modernise it, but the sea and mountain views are incredible.


Depending on the specific criteria, it is possible to find detached villas in Mijas at different prices. 

An older four bedroom villa, which needs some TLC and renovating, located in Cerros del Águila costs € 575,000. 

However, a more modern villa located in Valtocado – with the best views of the Costa del Sol, costs € 2,995,000. This property also has four bedrooms, but the villa itself and the plot it is situated on is a lot larger than the other villa mentioned previously. 

La Cala de Mijas 

La Cala de Mijas is one of the original fishing villages situated on the Costa del Sol and is known for its sandy beaches and the 6 km long boardwalk where you can walk along the water. 

On the promenade you will find a sea of restaurants, where you will find everything from classic Spanish tapas to Indian food.

La Cala de Mijas is a very sought-after area, which we can also see from the property prices. 

A penthouse apartment featuring three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a large terrace of 30m2 costs € 499,000. This property is located within a gated community and is close to all amenities such as the golf courses, shops and the sea. There is a great view of the mountains and the communal pool.

If you are looking for a larger, country property with spectacular mountain views this villa might be what you want. The property is situated just 15 minutes from La Cala de Mijas town and consists of four bedrooms and four bathrooms. The villa is on the market for € 1,000,000.

If you are considering buying property in Málaga province, we would highly recommend that you visit the different areas that the Costa del Sol has to offer, as they all have their own commodities which makes each area unique. 

Depending on what you are searching for, one area might be more suitable for you than others.

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