The Costa del Sol or the ‘the coast of the sun’ offers the best of all costas: a very pleasant and healthy climate, excellent accessibility, beautiful classical cities, wide sandy beaches and lots of activities for the whole family to enjoy. Why buy property on the Costa del Sol? We´ll be happy to tell you.
Excellent accessibility. The airport has recently been expanded and has a railway station that takes you to places such as Málaga, Torremolinos, Benalmádena and Fuengirola within 10 to 30 minutes. The motorway network has been extended too, meaning many towns (both inland and on the coast) have become even more accessible. There are good bus connections between the coastal towns – and the high speed train takes you from Málaga to Seville within 2 hours and to Madrid within 2.5 hours.
Variety of properties. Do you want to live in a vibrant city centre? Are you looking for a detached villa in a secure urbanization? Is your Spanish dream an affordable apartment with sea views or a luxury penthouse on a five star golf course? Or do you prefer the peace and quiet of the mountains and the countryside? You will find it all within a 45 minute drive from the airport. There’s truly something for everyone!
Healthy climate. The Costa del Sol lives up to its name with average summer temperatures of 30 degrees. For most people, this is one of the main reasons for buying property on the Costa del Sol. The following table of Aemet Weather Service shows the average temperatures and days with sun or rainfall over the past 30 years. But did you know that in addition to sun you can also find snow in this region of Spain? Although frost on the Costa del Sol is rare, Granada and its snowy Sierra Nevada are just a 1.5 hour drive away from Málaga. With a little planning this allows you to ski in the morning and eat tapas on a sunny beach in the afternoon.
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Excellent facilities. Málaga, Torremolinos, Marbella and Benalmádena all have top-rated hospitals. You can contact an English doctor, physiotherapist and dentist when necessary. Your children can go to several international schools – and Málaga offers a good university. These excellent facilities are another reason why many people opt for a property on the Costa del Sol.
Classical cities. Málaga has been nominated for the title ‘City of the Future’. With its new marina Muelle Uno full of bars and restaurants, museums such as Centre Pompidou, recently refurbished neighbourhoods with lots of restaurants and shops and a castle, cathedral and countless other ancient sites the city is a visit well worthwhile. Just a 1.5 to 2.5 hour drive away you will other classical cities like Seville, Cordoba and Granada. The famous Ronda and the lesser known Antequera and Cádiz are easily accessible as well. Even trips to Lisbon in Portugal (approximately a 6 hour drive) or a day trip by ferry to Tangiers in Morocco are easily possible.
Authentic culture. Another reason to opt for property on the Costa del Sol is the local culture. The locals hold strongly to their festivals and traditions such as Semana Santa (the holy week before Easter), Fiesta de la Virgen del Carmen (the day on which the patron saint of the fishermen is being honoured with large fireworks) San Juan (a big beach party in honour of John the Baptist) and countless local ferias (festivals), including the one held in Málaga which is a must see.
Beautiful nature. The Costa del Sol is known for its long coastline, with many sandy beaches and beautiful bays but you can also enjoy nature a bit more inland. Take a walk in the Sierra de Mijas or the natural parks of the Sierra de la Nieves. You can visit the lakes of El Chorro or follow the natural course of a river near Benahavís. And the Strait of Gibraltar is one of the best places in Europe to see dolphins and whales. In short, no day needs to be the same when you love nature.
Golf and other activities. The Costa del Sol is also known as the ‘Costa del Golf’. Not surprisingly, as nowhere else in Europe more than 50 golf courses can be found within such a short distance of each other. Do you like sports? Then you can also go wind surfing, biking, kite surfing, rock climbing, quad biking, scuba diving and horseback riding. Do you prefer something different or less sporty? Then there is a water park in Mijas, a botanical garden in Torremolinos, an amusement park in Benalmádena, a zoo in Fuengirola and for example a hamam in Malaga. With property on the Costa del Sol you will never be bored!