We love Casares and our buyers love it too! If you’re thinking of buying property in Casares, but want to find out more about it before you take the plunge, we hope this area guide will help you decide. We have a great selection of properties in Casares that you can browse on our website and we’d love to show you around, so please do get in touch!
Where is Casares?
Casares is a small municipality on the Costa del Sol, in the South of Spain. It’s in the Malaga Province, on the western side of the Costa del Sol, between Estepona and Sotogrande. It’s very close to our office in Sabinillas and within easy reach of Gibraltar.
Costa or Pueblo?
Casares is divided into two parts – Casares Costa and Casares Pueblo.
Casares Pueblo is the beautiful white village in the hills, which we’d say is one of the most picturesque white villages on the whole of the Costa del Sol. Set in beautiful countryside, the white washed houses huddle around the hill leading up to church at the very top and birds of prey circle in the bright blue sky. You will want to have your cameras at the ready! This is the oldest part of the area and a walk through its tiny streets feels like you’re stepping back in time.
In addition to the old whitewashed houses, there are some new developments where you can buy more modern properties in Casares. They tend to be on the outskirts of the village, sympathetically designed to fit in with the surroundings, but offering the contemporary living experience most buyers are looking for.
Casares Costa is on the beachside, where you can find townhouses, apartments and villas for sale on pretty developments. We’d also include the developments the other side of the road from the beach, heading up the hill to the golf courses in Casares Costa. This offers buyers a wide choice of property options, most of which are modern and in well-equipped developments with good communal facilities.
The long, wide, sandy beaches are great, and usually very quiet, with some beach bars, restaurants and some play areas for the kids. It is also easier to access the coastal road from this area, which makes it easier if you need to commute to work, take the kids to school, or want to travel around a lot.
What is it known for?
Casares is famous as the birthplace of Blas Infante, a politician, writer and historian. He’s important in the history of the region, as he fought to make Andalucia into a self-governing state and is known as “the father of Andalucia.”
It is home to the 5* Hotel Finca Cortesin, with its Michelin star restaurant and championship golf course. It also has two other golf courses – the 18 hole Doña Julia Golf course and the 9 hole Casares Golf course.
Casares has built up a reputation as a gastronomic hot spot, with fantastic restaurants throughout the municipality. Ranging from lovely beach side restaurants like Bahia Beach and La Sal, to highly traditional Spanish restaurants such as La Choza and roadside “ventas” where you can enjoy a great value menu del día at lunch time, you’re sure to eat well in Casares. The Forge tops the list of the best restaurants in Casares and we’d agree that it is wonderful for a special meal.
What is there to do there?
Casares is a very popular spot for walking and enjoying the nature in the Sierra Bermeja Natural Park. You can find eleven hiking routes in Casares ranging in difficulty and length, from just an hour to 7-8 hours! There are also companies organizing different ways to enjoy nature, you can even ride horses through the beautiful countryside!
There’s a small museum dedicated to Blas Infante where he was born, and for the adrenaline junkies there’s an 80 meter zip line going down into the valley, for amazing views and an exhilarating experience.
The Town Hall organizes lots of events during the year including Andalucía Day celebrations and fun activities for the kids in March for Carnaval. It’s a beautiful place to see the Easter processions winding through the narrow streets too. In April they organize a cultural week, which includes a gastronomic route around the bars, restaurants and tastings of delicious local produce.
There’s loads going on over summer. You can join the crowds on the beach for the San Juan festival on the 23rd of June, where you can expect a great atmosphere, a big bonfire and great fireworks. Recommended for people who don’t like the crowds in nearby Sabinillas.
Visit during the first weekend in August and enjoy their feria, which is a wonderful way to see the village in all its glory, celebrating its patron saint. There are also lots of family activities on the beach, you can see a list of the main events in Casares on the Town Hall website (just in Spanish though I’m afraid). Keep an eye on the Town Hall’s Facebook page to see what’s going on when you’re visiting as well.
Why is it popular with foreign buyers?
The beautiful scenery, culture and great bars and restaurants has long attracted foreign tourists and residents. In fact, over 30% of the residents of Casares are foreign, and so there’s a good international community there and also in nearby Sabinillas and Puerto de la Duquesa.
There are a wide range of properties in Casares ranging from the traditional white washed houses in the village, to modern apartments right by the beach or overlooking the golf courses.
There are also a number of new developments in Casares that are an excellent opportunity for buyers looking for brand new, contemporary properties and beautiful facilities.
We are here to help you get to know the area, find the right location and the right property in Casares. We can also be your guide to explore the opportunities in Sabinillas, Duquesa and Manilva. Our experienced, licenced real estate agents live and work in the area and have many years of knowledge of the property market in the Western Costa del Sol.
C2C Properties are regulated by Royal decree 1294/2007 and are members of the API and AIPP. This means that our team are qualified real estate professionals registered with and recognised by the Consejo General de los Colegios Oficiales de Agentes de la Propiedad Inmobiliaria de España - the body which regulates the real estate market in Spain (membership number 29096122107C).
We’re also members of the Association of International Property Professionals (AIPP). As members of the AIPP, we have been vetted and approved, and we have voluntarily committed ourselves to industry regulation.
Please contact us to start your property search and discover the beautiful area of Casares on the Costa del Sol.