Costabella and las Chapas Playa

Costabella and las Chapas Playa are beachside areas located a couple of kilometers east from Marbella, just below el rosarion and in between Elviria and los Monteros. The area is known for its splendid beaches, comparable to the ones in Elviria. Las Chapas playa is a somewhat more luxurious area than costabella with wide lanes going down to the beach and parralel in between them. The plots are mostly around 1000 m2 .

Except for 2 appartment buildings it is a villa only area right on the beach. It offers two great beach restaurants, las Flores beach restaurant being probably the best known. Costabella is a little more lively and has more people living there whole year round. Going closer to the beach the plots get smaller and streets get narrower. This gives the area a very intimate feel and a vibrant social community thrives in Costabella. The upper side has some very luxurious houses and the streets are wider there. The area has together with Elviria probably the best beach in Marbella.

The restaurants on the beach are excellent, el Rinconcito, Copacabana and las Flores (in between Costabella and las Chapas playa) are widely recognised as good quality/price restaurants. House prices in las Chapas Playa are between 500.000 to well over 1,5 million for the biggest houses. In Costabella the house prices can start as low as 250.000 for a small villa with two bedrooms up to 800.000/900.000 for the more luxurious larger properties. Some houses that are much bigger then the average house in costabella have been going for well over a million euros. The daily shopping can be done in nearby el Rosario or Elviria.

El Rosario is the closest option and has a supersol supermarket and some restaurants and bakeries. The area of Costabella itself has a Opencor supermarket next to the Nacional 340 road. There you can also find some commercial locals with tourist shops, cafetarias and a luxurious bakery, pan de lux who offer the best bread from Luxembourg.

Costabella and las Chapas Playa are perfect areas for young families as well because of its proximity to several top notch international colleges. The English International College in Ricmar is just on the other side of the N340 and so is the Alborán college. Both schools have exceptional track records and top of the bill facilities.

Sports facilities can be found in el Rosario where the el Casco tennis club is located. This tennis club has several clay courts and some hard courts. The Santa Clara golf course is just a five minute drive and the Rio Real and Santa Maria golf courses are no more than ten minutes away. A great family activity is nearby funny beach, they have karting, paragliding and more activities.

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