Casares del Sol – Urbanisation Review

10 Reasons to Buy in Casares del Sol

Casares del Sol - 10 reasons to buy there

Here’s what’s great about Casares del Sol, Casares, Andalucia

  1. 15-minute walk to the spectacular Casares beaches
  2. Low population density – large area of beautiful communal gardens
  3. Six adult and children’s pools across the phases
  4. Fabulous, well-maintained and efficient community
  5. Community Wifi system
  6. Walking distance to Casares Golf and restaurants
  7. 24-hour security with guard post
  8. Low rise development
  9. Underground parking and storerooms
  10. Excellent rental potential

Read this detailed urbanisation review to find out why ‘Casares del Sol’ could be the perfect urbanisation for you.

Where is Casares del Sol located?

Casares del Sol is located in Casares Costa, in the Bahia de Casares area. It sits within the municipality of Casares in Malaga province.  It is excellently located and easily accessible for those coming from abroad as several airports are within commutable distance.  Additionally, two of the main international airports close by. These are Malaga airport (1 hour’s drive away) and Gibraltar airport (30 minutes drive away).

Driving just 3-minutes from the entrance of the urbanisation will bring you to the beautiful sandy beaches of Casares  and the Chiringuito ( beach restaurant), La Sal. However, for the more active amongst us, it is a pleasant 18-minute stroll (1.3km).  Moreover, there is no need to cross the main road as there is a pedestrian footbridge connecting Bahia de Casares to Casares Beach (Casares Playa).

 


The bustling town centre of Sabinillas is located 3km from Casares del Sol. It will take you roughly 5 minutes by car or 45 minutes if walking. Walk down to the beach (across the pedestrian footbridge) and you can then take a lovely walk along the promenade into Sabinillas. A footbridge links the Casares and Sabinillas promenades. This bridge crosses the small river. 

manilva-casares bridge

The larger town of Estepona is just over 11km away approximately a 15 minute drive.

Alternatively, if you want to escape the coast, then only 10 minutes in the opposite direction is the village of Casares. Narrow streets, designed more for horses than cars, and whitewashed houses that evoke the feeling of the real Spain.

Local Amenities

Nearby Restaurants

Bua Garden is a fantastic Thai restaurant situated a 5 minute walk away from Casares del Sol. Recently, it has enhanced its menu and they now offer A la carte and a “lighter” menu. Additionally, they have a great deal for the menu del dia. Also, a cafeteria with an outdoor terrace has been built recently at the bottom of the hill. This offers drinks and snacks and is ideal for a quick coffee.

La Sal Chiringuito is a very popular choice, therefore, we strongly suggest you book in advance. The menu is varied and they have a reputation for being one of the best chiringuitos in the area. Watch the video below to see us cycle from Casares Coast to Duquesa, stopping at each chiringuito on the way.

There are several restaurant options in the nearby Finca Cortesin resort. These include the award-winning Kabuki Raw Japanese restaurant and the Don Giovanno Italian restaurant.

In addition, if you head inland along the road up to Casares village you will find several traditional Spanish Ventas. Check out our ultimate list of Ventas on the Casares Road. Notable Ventas worth visiting are Venta Garcia, Venta Victoria, and Venta El Mirador.

Visiting every venta on the Casares Road

Supermarkets and Shopping

The nearest supermarket is Lidl in Sabinillas (6 minute drive or 30 minute walk). Alternatively,  just a little further on in Sabinillas, you will find Supersol, Mercadona and Eroski. If you head in the other direction (towards Estepona) then, 10 minutes away, there is another branch of Mercadona. In addition, there is also a large Carrefour hypermarket in Estepona around a 15 minute drive away. Mercodona, Eroski and Carrefour all offer an online shopping service. 

If it just a pint of milk and a loaf of bread you need, then the petrol station at the bottom of the road has a small shop stocking basic supplies.

 You will find all the amenities you would need – banks, Chemists, clothes shops, hardware shops etc. in Sabinillas town centre. 

Schools in and around the area

The main state primary school is the “Blas Infante” school which is located in Casares village. Children age 3 – 13 can attend this school. Normally, children would pass to secondary school at age 12. However, there is a slight anomaly to the system in Casares. Children complete the first year of ESO (secondary education) at the Blas Infante school then pass to the Las Viñas Secondary school in Manilva. Furthermore, a bus service is provided to transport the children from Casares Costa up to the village and likewise to transport the secondary school pupils to Las Viñas in Manilva.

As well as this, there is a new, recently built school in the Estepona golf area (about 10 minute drive from Casares del Sol). The Juan XXIII school is a new concept in Andalucia as it is part state funded and part private.

There are several Spanish private schools and international schools in the area, including Colegio San Jose in Estepona and Sotogrande International school in Sotogrande

Medical Centres

There is a medical centre in Casares village however, many residents of Casares Costa are registered at the Sabinillas medical centre which is much nearer. There are also several private clinics and hospitals in the nearby area which work with most of the private health insurers.

Golf Courses near Casares del Sol. 

Casares Golf 9 hole golf course which also offers Spa and Gym facilities, is literally across the road from Casares del Sol. 

Casares 9 hole golf course
Hole 2 Casares Golf

The famous Finca Cortesin Golf Club is also very closeby. 

Key information about Casares del Sol

Casares del Sol is made up of 547,  two and three bedroom apartments including penthouses with rooftop solariums. The apartments are divided into blocks with each block having between 2 and 5 stairwells. The development was built in 2006, and is constructed in traditional terracotta style. Additionally, it has the benefit of being low rise with nothing built above the 2nd floor. 

Casares del Sol is a large development divided into four phases (known as PMs) and some PMs are larger than others. Although they are all part of the same development, they are managed and controlled separately. 

PM1 – Blocks 1-2

PM2 – Blocks 3-20

PM3 – Blocks 23-27

PM4 – Blocks 28-32

Plan Showing Block Layout of Casares del Sol

Casares del sol block layout plan

 

Casares del Sol Property Specifications

The apartments in Casares del Sol have the following specifications:-

  • Fully fitted kitchen with separate utility area
  • Marble Floors
  • Pre- installed Air/conditioning and heating (Many apartments now fully installed)
  • Fitted wardrobes in all bedrooms
  • Private underground parking
  • Storeroom

Given the development’s location, on the road ascending up to Casares village and the inland town of Gaucin, some of the apartments offer breathtaking sea, mountain and golf views.

Video of the Casares del Sol development

Communal Facilities in Casares del Sol

The development is set in lush tropical gardens and well-manicured lawns. Only 30% of the urbanisation plot is built on, making the feel of Casares del Sol one of space and openness.

There are 6 pools and 6 children’s pools in total, split across the phases. PMs 1,3 and 4 each have a pool and a children’s pool. PM2, the largest of the phases, has 3 pools and 3 children’s pools. Each pool services no more than 6 blocks so the pools are never overly busy and there is always room for a swim or a splash about!

Moreover, there is a community WiFi system in place. This is managed by the community administrators (Currently Aresi). This is very economical and is an excellent alternative if just using the property as a holiday home. 

Additionally, it should be noted that not all the blocks have lifts. However, as mentioned previously, the highest floor is the second floor. 

Security

There is 24-hour security on Casares del Sol and a barrier to enter the development as well as a guardhouse. The security guards regularly patrol the grounds of all phases. This ensures peace of mind for the residents and property owners. Owners are issued a Keyfob which allows them to enter the PMs and underground garages.

Maintenance Costs in Casares del Sol

Maintenance costs vary according to your apartment type and terrace size.

Community Fees

The community fees on Casares del Sol cover the general maintenance and upkeep of the community. This includes the pools and communal gardens as well as lift maintenance and cleaning of communal areas. As previously mentioned, management of the four PMs of Casares del Sol is separate. As well as the standard community, there is also a Macro community which controls the upkeep of the Casares del Sol area as a whole. This would include maintenance of road and pavements and street lighting. There are separate Macro community fees payable per apartment in addition to the standard community fees.

The community administrators for Casares del Sol (both the main and macro community) are Aresi. Their local office is situated in Costa Galera in Estepona.  You can contact them on 0034 910 585 585. 

The average community fees on Casares del Sol are as follows. Please note that any amounts shown below are merely for guidance purposes.

  • 2 bedroom apartment  –  150 + 25 Macro community = 175€ per month
  • 3 bedroom apartment  –  165 + 30 Macro community = 195€ per month
  • 2 bedroom penthouse  –  175 + 30 Macro Community = 205€ per month
  • 3 bedroom penthouse   – 285 + 45 Macro community = 330€ per month

Both the standard and Macro community fees are payable quarterly. Currently, PM1 (Blocks 1-2) owners can benefit from a discount on the standard community fees – as long as the first three quarterly payments are paid on time then the payment for the fourth quarter is waivered.

IBI (council Tax)

The average IBI charge based on 2019 figures are:-

  • 2 bedroom apartment  –   400€ per year
  • 3 bedroom apartment  –   570€ per year
  • 2 bedroom penthouse  –  425€ per year
  • 3 bedroom penthouse  –  592€ per year

Our current property selection in Casares del Sol

Amazing 2 Bedroom Penthouse

Casares del sol penthouse

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3 Bedroom Ground floor apartment

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2 Bedroom Ground floor apartment

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Area Guide

Check out the area guide to Casares on our blog which has loads of information about Casares and the surrounding area

https://blog.hamilton-homes.com/area-guide/casares

Our current property selection in Casares 

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