The Costa del Sol Beaches: The Best Coastal Towns to Live In

Costa del Sol welcomed an astonishing 12.5 million international tourists in 2017 alone. And there’s a good reason why.

With stunning beaches and warm summers, this is the perfect getaway for people all over Europe. If you’ve ever visited Costa del Sol, you’ve probably thought about moving there permanently. After all, who wouldn’t want to leave near the beach?

While all Costa del Sol beaches are beautiful, some towns are better to live in than others.

Do you want to know more? Keep reading to discover the best coastal towns Costa del Sol has to offer.


Marbella is the perfect mixture of modern and classic. The cobblestone streets in the Old Town and Orange Tree Square (Plaza Los Naranjos), will help you feel at ease.

But if you ever want to get some shopping done, all you have to do is head over to Puerto Banus. Here you’ll find tons of contemporary shops that sell designer clothes and other luxury items.

And the luxury doesn’t have to stop there. Marbella is full of gorgeous villas for sale complete with pools and ocean views. If you have a smaller budget, there are also modern apartments for sale that will still give you a breathtaking view.


Benalmadena is one of the most popular locations to live and visit in Costa del Sol. That means there are tons of activities, shops, and restaurants to keep you busy as well as long stretches of golden-sand beaches.

If you aren’t a fan of the crowds, look at Playa Las Viborillas. This beach isn’t well known yet, so you’ll get to enjoy its untouched natural beauty. The sea is calm and vegetation and cliffs block the road to make you feel like you’re on a tropical island.

Living in Benalmadena is far cheaper than Marbella. You can find beautiful villas for sale in Benalmadena, as well as townhouses and apartments for a reasonable price.


What once started as a small fishing village has now become a chic and lively coastal town. Fuengirola is filled with boutiques, tapas bars, and restaurants. There are also several diving schools here so you can learn how to explore the beautiful world under the waves.

And this contemporary town doesn’t have to come at a high price. You can purchase apartments, penthouse suits, and even villas all for under 313,000 pounds (roughly 360,000 euros).

The Best Costa del Sol Beaches to Live By

Don’t waste your summers trying to decide where to go. Instead, purchase a property by one of the breathtaking Costa del Sol beaches. Whether you want to live there full time or use it as a summer home, this investment is well worth it.

Are you ready to take the next step? Contact us today to learn more about our Costa del Sol properties that are ready to rent or buy. We also have furniture packages, handymen, kitchen suppliers, and interior designers to make your move as easy as possible.