El Paraiso is one of the most unique urbanisations on the Costa del Sol thanks to its enormous diversity of property types for sale. There truly is something to suit every style and budget.
Divided into several micro communities, El Paraiso is home to some of the most luxurious villas on the New Golden Mile and, indeed, some of the best value apartments.
Most of the larger villas are found surrounding El Paraiso Golf. Whether to the north of the course in El Paraiso Alto (Benahavis municipality), or nearer to the restaurants in El Paraiso Medio (Estepona municipality), the variety of architecture is extraordinary and exciting to see.
Recently there has been a trend towards construction of stunning contemporary masterpieces. Values can exceed 7.000.000 euros for the most state-of-the-art mansions with panoramic Mediterranean views, infinity pools, impenetrable security systems, gadget rich domotics, entertaining spaces, indoor spas, guest and staff accommodation, cinema rooms and so much more.
But these massive, sparkling white eye-catching buildings are not for everyone. In El Paraiso there is still demand for the more traditional Moorish style villas and bungalows for sale with their signature curved towers, smaller windows, hidden alcoves, intimate rooms and cozy salons – fairytale properties from where to hide away from the stresses of day to day life and take some time out to appreciate the climate, the views and a more relaxed and perhaps gadget free holiday existence.
And somewhere in the middle, El Paraiso offers some superb examples of typical Andalucian architecture, often renovated to include modern kitchens and bathrooms, shiny marble floors, statement furniture pieces and, of course, inviting swimming pools surrounded by fruit trees and bougainvillea.
For many, a townhouse or apartment in El Paraiso offers the perfect home away from home, with more options “to lock up and leave” safe in the knowledge that your community will take care of the gardens, building maintenance and security while you are away.
Penthouse apartments, some with roof top pools, solariums and 360º views, delight owners and visitors alike while they sip sunset cocktails on the roof terrace, on top of the world looking down on the El Paraiso Golf fairways or Mediterranean Sea. Others prefer a garden apartment where children can play safely outside while the barbecue heats up ready for a summertime feast and where access is easier for those with mobility issues.
Some find comfort in having to go upstairs to the bedroom and prefer the set-up of a townhouse, a great halfway home between a villa and apartment, often with private garden, parking, upstairs terraces and additional storage space.
Some of these apartments and townhouses are located on more modern gated developments with parking outside your front door while others have been designed to replicate a Spanish pueblo, with pedestrian “calles” meandering up and down between the swimming pools and apartments, bougainvillea and birds of paradise covering the white washed walls. Prime examples of this design are Benavista and Las Palmeras de Benavista, which are two of the most popular locations in El Paraiso for holiday apartments both for investment and personal family enjoyment purposes. From studio apartment bolt holes to three-bedroom townhouses, the properties on these complexes are within a stones throw of restaurants, shops, cafes, hairdressers, banks, chemists, buses, taxis and more… including the beach of course.
We love to show visitors around El Paraiso and hear them marvel at the sheer diversity of properties on offer, all within such easy reach of so many amenities as well as the nearby town centres of San Pedro, Puerto Banús, Estepona and Benahavis. There really is something for everyone.
If you are looking for a property in the area, please get in touch. As the leading real estate agent for El Paraiso, we know the area like the back of our hands and have a superb range of properties just waiting for you to view!