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Guide to buying property in Malaga. 3 Malaga East

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 Malaga view from Gibralfaro

In Part 3 of our guide to buying property in Malaga, we take a look at the east side of the city, from Muelle Uno and La Malagueta beach to El Limonar. For general information about the Malaga property market, tourism in the city and the holiday let market, read Part 1 here. If you’re interested in finding out about property in Malaga city centre, read Part 2.

Malaga East – Attractions & Amenities

This side of Malaga is the most attractive with sandy beaches and the seafront promenade on one side and rolling hills on the other. La Malagueta area includes Muelle Uno with quayside shops and restaurants and the cruise terminal, and the beach here has blue-flag status and good amenities. Further east, El Limonar is characterised by townhouses and villas with private gardens, and some apartment blocks. Beyond El Limonar lie El Palo and Pedregalejo, two traditional fishing districts with small sandy beaches. This part of the city boasts particularly good views of the Mediterranean and Malaga Bay.

Malaga East – Advantages & DisadvantagesThis side of Malaga has several advantages including:

  • Plenty of greenery and gardens.
  • Good views.
  • Attractive architecture.
  • Pleasant seafront promenade for walks and cycling.
  • Good value beach bars serving excellent fish in El Palo and Pedregalejo districts.
  • Reasonable connections with the rest of Malaga by bus.

On the other hand, the east side of Malaga has drawbacks such as:

  • Fewer sports installations and cultural centres than other parts of the city.
  • The hilly terrain means that access to many properties is via steep slopes.
  • Continuous traffic noise in La Malagueta and on the seafront promenade (this is the only coastal
  • access into Malaga from the eastern Costa del Sol). If you’re planning to buy here, check noise levels at different times of day.

Malaga East – Property Market & Prices

After Malaga city centre, the east side has the most expensive property. It is also home to some of the most unusual and exclusive – 19th century villa-type mansions are common here as are beachfront penthouse apartments. Lack of building land means there’s little new construction. Expect to pay from €180,000 for a 2-bed, 2-batha start at €250,000. Typical Limonar villas start at €700,000.

Malaga East – Property Checklist

If you’re buying an older property, have a structural survey done before you commit to a purchase. If repair or restoration work is needed, factor this into
Check how far it is to the nearest bus stop and how steep the walk is – holidaymakers renting your property may not want to rely on the car.

Take advice from an independent lawyer who speaks your language before committing to any payments or contracts.
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