Written by Scarlett Murray,
Last Modified: 2nd February 2023

Looking for a budget-friendly property? Here is our selection of twelve fantastic homes for those with a budget of €200,000 or under along the beloved Costa del Sol.  

sunny living room with a view.

Love this property? Scroll down – it’s property no.11.

Sun seekers – you’ve come to the right place. With an incredible over 325 days of sunshine a year, the Costa del Sol fits its name – “the sunshine coast” – perfectly. The Costa del Sol is ever-popular choice with international buyers, from those that want to live there full-time to those looking for a holiday home or an investment opportunity. It includes areas such as Malaga, Estepona, and Mijas. The Costa del Sol is served by Malaga airport, with flights running to and from the UK all year long.

Fortunately, this fantastic location has innumerable budget-friendly options, so all of us can get a great dose of vitamin D. On our property portal, we have over 5,000 properties in the Costa del Sol for under €200,000. Here, I have selected some of my favourites.


Find homes in Costa del Sol via our property portal.

But what kind of property can I get for under €200,000 along the Costa del Sol?

terrace overlooking pool

Want to see more of this property? It’s no. 9.

Location is the most defining factor when it comes to a property along the Costa del Sol. Put simply, the closer you are to the sea, the more expensive the home is likely to be. However, if you are after a one- or two-bedroom property, then you are going to find a suitable apartment easily. Furthermore, many of the apartments listed here come with features such as being relatively newly built, being in a gated community, a wonderful terrace, air-conditioning, and access to a communal pool – all for under €200,000. If you are moving as a couple to Spain, it could not be a better fit. If you are small family wanting to buy a holiday home, then maybe a small property would work for the summer, so long as you can all run down gleefully to the beach.

Alternatively, if you don’t mind a thirty minute or so drive to the coast, then you are going to be able to find a property for less than €100,000. Often, these properties also benefit from lovely gardens of fruit trees and views of the mountains. You’ll find a tranquil atmosphere in these homes.

Some of these properties are run-down and in need some significant TLC to get them looking fabulous again. But turning an old property into a magnificent home might just be the project that you are after.

Please note: our properties are in high demand. If one of the properties that you are interested in from this list is no longer available, don’t be disheartened, head over to our property portal to find another equally eye-catching one.

1. One-bedroom, Alcaucín, €79,000

terrace with views of the mountains.

€79,000 in Alcaucín. Click on the image for more details.

The winning feature of this top-floor apartment is the terrace, which offers impressive views of the mountains and the countryside. Perfect if you want to immerse yourself with rural Spain. There is space on the terrace for a dining area, so you could tuck into some home-cooked tapas, with the mountains as your backdrop.

The village is just a few minutes away, it has a large public swimming pool. While the beaches of Torre del Mar are thirty minutes away.

Interested in this home? Click here to view it and enquire on our property portal.  


2. Two-bedroom ground floor apartment, Manilva, €185,000

dining table outside.

€185,000 in Manilva. Click on the image to view more.

This is a beautifully presented two-bedroom apartment located on the ground floor. It is located in a well-maintained community with access to a communal swimming pool and garden. The property comes with a terrace, from which, you can enjoy views of the stunning Mediterranean Sea whilst sipping on your favourite Spanish wine. Inside, the double bedrooms are spacious, and the large open living area comes with a fully fitted modern kitchen, a fireplace, and a stylish dining area.

La Duquesea marina is just a brief drive away, it brims with cafes, restaurants, and bars. Golfers will be spoiled for choice: Duquesea, Finca Cortesin, and Valderrama courses are all nearby.

Plus, Gibraltar airport is just 30 minutes away. With Malaga and Jerez airports being close to an hour.

Interested in this home? Click here to view it and enquire on our property portal.  


3. Two-bedroom ground floor apartment, Benamara, €187,000

outside dining area

€187,000 in Benamara.

A fully renovated ground floor apartment just three minutes’ walk from the beach? Yes please! This property comes with one double-bedroom and one dressing room sized room – making it the perfect size for a single person or a couple.

The property comes with air-conditioning, so you can take the edge off the potentially sticky heat. Additionally, there’s a spacious lounge area and American style kitchen.

The apartment is located in a gated community with a swimming pool and a bar.

Just 100 metres away, you’ll be able to restaurants, shops, pharmacies, and banks. Specifically, it is positioned between Marbella and Estepona, known as the New Golden Mile. So, you’ll have the joy of frequenting two hit locations on the Costa del Sol.

Interested in this home? Click here to view it and enquire on our property portal.  


4. Six-bedroom, Alora, €189,000

inside an old-fashioned Spanish home

€189,000 in Alora.

This property is for someone who is up for a project – renovating traditional Spanish homes could be your current or future passion. This six-bedroom historic townhouse is located in Alora, next to the village, you can find the visual delight that is Castillo de Álora. The rooftop terrace offers views of the countryside.

Interested in this home? Click here to view it and enquire on our property portal.  


5. One-bedroom, Calahonda, €179,000

inside and exterior of a Spanish property.

€179,000 in Calahonda. Click to check it out.

This light, airy one-bedroom penthouse comes with sea views. Its features include: a double bedroom, marble floor, and fireplace. The penthouse is situated in a sparsely populated area, with most of your neighbours hailing from Northern Europe. There’s also a communal pool and 24/7 security. Although the area is residential, you can get to restaurants, golf courses, tennis courts, and shops by foot.

Interested in this home? Click here to view it and enquire on our property portal.  


6. Two-bedroom, Canillas de Aceituno, €199,000

benches looking out to the sunset

A pretty country finca for €199,000 in Canillas de Aceituno.

This sweet old-fashioned finca is best suited to those looking for tranquility. Just look at this view from the bench! This property is further inland than most of the others listed here and is approximately 30 minutes away from the coast by car. However, with its own garden of olive and mango trees, a car trip to the sea might work for you, so as long as you get to put your green fingers to good use.

Interested in this home? Click here to view it and enquire on our property portal.  


7. Two-bedroom, Alhaurín el Grande, €75,000

kitchen with pink furnishings.

Neat, affordable apartment for €75,000 in Alhaurín el Grande.

This cute two-bedroom ground floor apartment is near to shops, schools, and transport.

Interested in this home? Click here to view it and enquire on our property portal.  



8. One-bedroom, Riviera del Sol, €199,500

swimming pool for apartments.

Riviera del Sol, €199,500. Click to see more!

Golfers, I’ve found your new haunt. This one-bedroom apartment comes with views of the Miraflores golf course, so you can think of golf even when you’re not playing it. If your loved one is into golf and you’re not, don’t worry, you’ll love it here too. For, the apartment is in a residential complex that features an infinity pool, sauna, gardens, and a gym. Not to mention, the Rivera del Sol’s enviable beaches are just five minutes away.

Interested in this home? Click here to view it and enquire on our property portal.  


9. One-bedroom, La Cala de Mijas, €180,000

sunlit lounge room

€180,000 in La Cala de Mijas.

How can you resist the sunshine in this photograph? This renovated top floor apartment is just 200 metres away from the beach and an easy stroll to the village. The interior consists of a large lounge, fully fitted kitchen, a terrace with views that stretch from the pool to the sea, a double bedroom, air-conditioning, and high-speed internet.

Interested in this home? Click here to view it and enquire on our property portal.  


10. Three-bedroom, Alhaurín el Grande, €159,000

fruit trees

€159,000 in Alhaurín el Grande. Take a look.

Seeking a slice of rural Spain? This three-bedroom country house comes with a large water deposit. The property itself is surrounded by gorgeous fruit trees – can you smell the sweet scents of oranges and tangerines already?

The coast is roughly half an hour away by car.  

Interested in this home? Click here to view it and enquire on our property portal.  


11. One-bedroom, Riviera del Sol, €179,000

living room with window view

€179,000 on the spectacular Riviera del Sol.

After a room with a view? How about a view of not just the sea but Gibraltar and Morocco too? The features of this spectacular duplex include: one-double bedroom, a living room, and a large terrace with enviable views. The property is located just eight minutes on foot from the Rivera del Sol. Yet, the villa itself is in a residential area, so benefits from the peace and quiet.

Interested in this home? Click here to view it and enquire on our property portal.  


12. Three-bedroom, Almachar, €81,000

two beds.

Just €81,000 in Almachar. Don’t forget to click to see more!

It’s rare that you find a renovated three-bedroom home at such an affordable price. Even with its renovations, this house has retained its vintage style, so it’s perfect for those that prefer old-fashioned Spanish architecture to new builds. Almachar is one of Andalusia’s famed white villages, known for their beauty. The coast is approximately twenty minutes away.

Interested in this home? Click here to view it and enquire on our property portal.  



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