Location, Location, Location: Best Places to Live on the Costa Del Sol (Part 2)

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Continuing on from our previous post, we now continue to explore further west, exploring the luxuries of Marbella to the breathtaking scenery of Nerja. We always recommend researching and visiting these places yourself before you make a move, so we hope this blog post exploring the best places on the Costa Del Sol makes your decision just that little bit easier. 


Marbella: Live the Luxurious Life 

Marbella is synonymous with luxury and exclusivity. Its old town, “Casco Antiguo,” is charming with narrow streets and whitewashed buildings, and is home to Plaza de los Naranjos, a beautiful square lined with a wide array of restaurants and cafes. Meanwhile, the Puerto Banús marina is a playground for the rich and famous, featuring high-end boutiques and lavish yachts. If you’re a self-employed digital Nomad, this could be the place to manifest the best success for your business! 

Benahavis: Gastronomy Hub

Nestled in the mountains, Benahavis is a hidden gem for food lovers. It is renowned for its high-end restaurants, earning it the moniker of the “Dining Room of the Costa del Sol.” Whether you’re in the mood for Spanish tapas, international cuisine, or fusion dishes, Benahavis caters to diverse culinary tastes. The village’s tranquil setting adds to the allure of savoring exquisite cuisine amidst stunning natural surroundings.

Ronda: Home to a Gorgeous Gorge

Ronda is a dramatic and historical gem, and while it’s not located directly on the coast, it’s a must see in the area. The town is perched on the edge of a deep gorge, and the Puente Nuevo bridge spans the gorge, offering breathtaking views, that is if you can handle heights! The town is also famous for its historic bullring, Plaza de Toros de Ronda, one of the oldest and most significant in Spain.

Estepona: Relax in the Beautiful Beach Atmosphere

Estepona provides a laid-back and traditional atmosphere that’s distinct from its more glamorous neighbors. Plaza de las Flores is a delightful square surrounded by cafes and flower shops, making it an inviting place for a coffee break if you’re considering Estepona as your Digital Nomad destination. Playa de la Rada, just one of many Estepona’s beautiful beaches, is clean and well-maintained, providing a peaceful escape for sunbathing and swimming. Just like many other towns in the Costa Del Sol, the town’s waterfront promenade, the Paseo Marítimo, is perfect for leisurely strolls, with scenic views of the sea and an array of chiringuitos serving fresh seafood.

Manilva: Wine Country

Calling all wine lovers! Manilva is celebrated for its vineyards and wine production, making it a haven for wine enthusiasts. You can explore local wineries, where you’ll learn about the winemaking process and, of course, savor the unique flavors of the region. In addition to its wine culture, Manilva boasts a charming old town filled with historic architecture and narrow streets. Its most popular beach, Playa de Sabinillas, is perfect for relaxation and water sports, such as windsurfing and paddle boarding.

Nerja: Breathtaking Scenery 

Nerja is famous for its Balcon de Europa viewpoint, which shows off the renowned panoramic views of the Mediterranean. These views are a must-see for any photography or sunset lovers.  For those who are feeling more adventurous, The Nerja Caves are a must-visit, featuring impressive stalactites and stalagmites. It’s also worth checking out Nerja’s crystal clear waters, which are ideal for scuba-diving, and snorkeling.


Each of the best places on the Costa del Sol offers a distinct character, catering to a variety of tastes and interests. Whether you seek a glamorous coastal lifestyle, traditional Spanish culture, natural beauty, or culinary delights, you’ll find it along this beautiful stretch of the Spanish coast. Check out available properties at idealista.com to get a better idea of what’s available and within your budget to make your Spanish dream a reality.

Whether you’re considering retiring in Spain, or perhaps making it your dream Digital Nomad destination, always take independent legal advice before you buy or move in Spain. If you’re planning on buying, always Allow 10% to 13% on top of the purchase price for taxes, fees and registry costs. Once you have had your verbal offer accepted contact us and we will send you a non obligation quotation for legal services. With over 30 years of experience, at Just Law Solicitors we’re a passionate and friendly team made of tax, property, visa and family lawyers. We’re here to help with all of your questions. Better yet, we’re available in your own language!

(From Left to Right) Marbella, Benahavis, Ronda, Esteponda, Manilva, Nerja