Riviera del Sol is a very popular neighbourhood in Marbella East
, between Calahonda
and La Cala de Mijas
. The area was established in the early 70's and grew a lot during the following decades. Since the 00's the amount of new construction has been at a low level. Most of the properties for sale in Riviera del Sol are located on the mountainside, thus providing very good sea views without being very far from the coast. There is a couple of commercial areas with a few bars and places to eat. Most residents however, visit the neighbouring area of Calahonda for shopping, activities and a broader selection in places to dine. At the foot of Riviera del Sol there is a popular beach club, Max beach
which provide both entertainment, activities and a great place to enjoy the sun.
For the golf enthusiasts there is several golf courses within few minutes drive, with the closest one being Miraflores Golf Club
. If tennis is your preferred activity, then Miraflores tennisclub
is the obvious choice. Properties for sale in Riviera del Sol are in medium to high demand, mostly due to their strategic position and great views. Most of the residents live there permanently, assisting in keeping the prices at a steady level and avoiding fluctuations. Most properties for sale are more than 10 years old, but good quality and permanent residents keeps the majority of them in good condition. The area is very popular among European expats. Especially from U.K., Scandinavia and the Netherlands and access to the A-7 costal road is easy.
Buying an apartment in Riviera del Sol gets you a lot for the money, comparing to other areas. In many cases you will end up with a beachfront apartment or an apartment with great sea views. The apartments for sale in Riviera del Sol are very popular among permanent residents. Naturally, the appeal is also great amongst those who buy a holiday apartment on Costa del Sol. Majority of apartments for sale are located in well equipped apartment complexes. As such, they often offer pool, underground parking and in many cases also gym and other facilities.
Prices for a 2 bedroom apartment for sale in Riviera del Sol begins around the low end of 200.000 €. The price for the most expensive apartments is towards 400.000 €. The average apartment for sale will cost around 300.000 €. There are a limited number of luxury apartments for sale, which keeps the average price level low.
Many permanent residents prefer to buy a villa in Riviera del Sol, to benefit from the extra space and garden that comes along. There are many different types, shapes and sizes for sale. The reason for this is the villas for sale have been built by individual owners, instead of a developer. The minimum plot size is rather small, and building percentage high. As a consequence it is possible to come across villas for sale which have a very high build % of the plot - which naturally affects the price per m2. Most villas has been built on plots which guarantee great views of either mountains or the sea. As a result these houses are in higher demand than those without views.
The prices for villas for sale in Riviera del Sol begins around 250.000 € and continues towards 700.000 €. Only a handful of spectacular or large villas have a price tag up towards 1.500.000 €. On average, for a 4 bedroom villa for sale in Riviera del Sol you should expect to pay around 4-500.000 €
Buying a townhouse will often give the best of two worlds; the space and garden of a villa but the price of an apartment. In Riviera del Sol there is not many townhouses for sale and often the price difference to to the villas for sale is quite low. Prices start around 250.000€ and continues towards 400.000 €, with the average townhouse for sale in Riviera del Sol costing around 300.000 €