Living in Casares
| 1st Feb
Casares is two places: it is a dramatic, mountainside ‘pueblo blanco’ village and it is a wider area that encompasses beachside and inland residential developments. It lies midway between Estepona and Sotogrande, providing access to all the amenities of both, as well as being within a 30-minute drive from Gibraltar’s international airport.
The village of Casares is truly stunning. It sits perched on the side of a mountain and is visible from a great distance. From the village, residents enjoy panoramic views covering some 40 square kilometres and its winding streets and cobbled squares return the visitor to an authentic Spanish lifestyle. It isn’t, however, packed with amenities such as supermarkets or medical centres, which some new residents may consider a disadvantage.
In contrast, the coastal area of Casares offers plenty of amenities as well as highly desirable residential properties. Golfing fans can avail themselves of the course and clubhouse at Finca Cortesin, which has hosted the Volvo Masters. It also boasts a luxury spa and several top quality restaurants and is altogether a five-star golf resort that is a favourite place to dine or relax even with those who aren’t keen golfers.
Casares Playa is perfectly located for those who desire a beachside lifestyle. The stretch of beach is two kilometres in length, making it an ideal place for a lovely stroll. There are several developments here that offer stunning sea and mountain views as well as vistas of North Africa and Gibraltar. In addition, it is only a ten-minute drive to Estepona town, where there are plenty of shops of all kinds, a new hospital is being built there and it has some fantastic restaurants. There are also public and international schools in Estepona and Sotogrande. It is an ideal location for those who seek tranquillity and a feeling of getting away from it all.
The small port of La Duquesa is also close to Casares Playa and not only does it have some excellent apartments for sale, the port itself is popular with visitors who enjoy its numerous restaurants and bars, with many having live entertainment. And not too far from here, you can take a trip back in history by visiting the Roman Baths near Manilva, where Julius Caesar used to bathe. The sulphur baths are open to the public and are a popular picnic spot with visitors.
If you’d like to see the properties we have for sale in the Casares area, please contact us and we’ll be happy to show them to you.