Discover Casares with Hamilton Homes
Casares is located in the province of Malaga. It lies between Manilva, Estepona and Gaucin. Casares is a unique area running from the coast, up to the traditional white-washed Casares village.
The municipality has a population of approximately 6500 inhabitants.
It is well connected by two international airports – Gibraltar (30 minutes) and Malaga (1 hour). Moreover, it is only a 20-minute drive from the centre of Marbella.
The Casares Coast is a 2km area of coastline that links Manilva to the Estepona beaches. A breathtaking stretch of coast with a prominent, sixteenth-century, watchtower, Torre de la Sal. Additionally, it is home to the famous Finca Cortesin Beach Club and La Sal chiringuito. You can walk from the Casares beaches (Casares playa) into Sabinillas, with its shops, restaurants, and amenities and continue along the promenade to Marina de la Duquesa. Check out the video below where we cycled from Casares Coast all the way to Duquesa. We stopped at each chiringuito (beach bar) on the way. The video will give you an idea of what this coastline is like.
Alternatively, read our blog here which provides you with the ultimate guide to chiringuitos along the coastline.
Property on the Coast
In addition, there are some well-established urbanisations here. If you are looking for luxury, frontline apartments, La Perla de La Bahia is a sought after urbanisation with its Moorish style architecture. Here is a video of a penthouse apartment for sale in La Perla de La Bahía:
If looking for a townhouse on the beach, then check out Marina de Casares, located next to the tennis club.
Across the footbridge at the bottom of the Casares road, is the area of Bahia de Casares.
Bahia de Casares overlooks the bay. It is only a short walk to the beach. However, this area is elevated therefore it boasts spectacular mountain and sea views. They stretch right across to Gibraltar and Africa. Furthermore, it is home to the Casares Golf Course.
Property in Bahiá de Casares
If looking for properties with good rental potential and well-established communities, urbanisations like Casares del Sol, Paraiso de la Bahia, Casares Real and Casares Costa Golf immediately come to mind.
However, for something more luxurious, the apartments, Majestic Gardens and Majestic Hills are excellent options. For Villa properties, Majestic Villas offer brilliant qualities and stunning views. Here is an example of one of the villas in Majestic:
As you drive further up the mountain towards Casares Village, you arrive at Finca Cortesin.
Finca Cortesin is a prestigious, luxurious, 6-star resort. It blends beauty with style to present one of Europe’s top resorts. It comprises of 5 key elements – a Hotel, Golf Course, Spa, Sports Club, Beach Club and Residential Area. The hotel has five excellent restaurants, including its signature, Michelin star, Kabuki Raw. The Andalusian architecture with its large courtyards, fountains and Moorish interiors make the hotel a truly spectacular venue.
Property in Finca Cortesin
If you are looking to purchase a property in this exclusive estate, there are come excellent options. For example, urbanisations such as Altos de Cortesin and Terrazas de Cortesin offer stunning apartments and townhouses. Additionally, they are all in a very private setting. If looking for a bespoke Villa, there are some exquisite properties with large private plots. Also, each villa has a unique style. You have all the hotel’s amenities on your doorstep. In addition to this, the beach is close by with the Finca Cortesin beach club.
The White-Washed Village
Heading up the Casares road, you arrive at the white-washed, Casares Village, which looks fairytale-like with its castle and white facades against the blue sky.
The village is built on the side of a hill with its glowing white buildings cascade down into a valley. The whole panorama can be captured from a viewing point on the top of the hill opposite. The village has steep, narrow, cobbled streets with a lovely plaza in the middle, where one can sit and watch the world go by.
The road up to the village is known for its gastronomy. There numerous restaurants all the way up. Watch our video below to see our journey up the Casares road, stopping at every ventas along the way:
Alternatively, read our blog here which will provide you with the ultimate guide to the ventas and restaurants along the Casares road.
There is also a cheese factory, (Sierra Crestellina), that produces delicious goats cheese and organises guided tours.
Driving towards Manilva from the main Casares roundabout, there is a turning to the right, next to the restaurant, La Choza. As you come up the hill, you find yourself in the Doña Julia resort. This area comprises of a golf course, clubhouse and numerous urbanisations.
Property in Doña Julia
The location of these urbanisations is excellent as many of them have sea, golf and mountain views. Moreover, they are close to Sabinillas town, the beaches and village. For instance, urbanisations such as La Herencia offer high-quality apartments, large terraces and awe-inspiring views
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Places to Visit in Casares:
Quesos Sierra Crestellina – Local goat farm where they produce fresh goats cheese. Read more here…
A Complete List of Chiringuitos on the Costa del Sol (Sotogrande – Estepona)