A whole world of benefits in a world-famous setting
- COSTA DEL SOL -
Reasons why having a home on the Costa del Sol is a great choice
Living on the Costa del Sol offers numerous and unbeatable advantages. Its climate, the setting, its magnificent beaches, transport infrastructure, shopping and leisure amenities, healthcare coverage, safety, and so on, all make the Costa del Sol a world-renowned point of reference in quality of life. A place where most of our visitors would like to live all year round.
IDEAL TEMPERATURE ALL YEAR ROUND
The Costa del Sol’s amazing and unique climate make it the perfect place to enjoy all year round. With an average of 300 days of sunshine a year, its Mediterranean climate with hot summers and mild winters is perfect for living permanently in this prestigious area of Andalusia.
The winds come in from the Mediterranean Sea and make the summer temperatures very pleasant. Lots of daylight hours and hardly any rain make the climate one of the principal reasons for choosing a home on the Costa del Sol.
A MULTITUDE OF SPECTACULAR BEACHES
One of the greatest attractions of the Costa del Sol is its beaches. You'll be able to enjoy a variety of ambiences you won't find anywhere else. From beaches stretching for kilometres with intense activity and liveliness to others that are unspoiled and peaceful.
Coves surrounded by natural spaces, or beaches with an array of restaurants, security and car parks, etc., that have won the European Blue Flag distinction for the most carefully maintained beaches of the Andalusian coast.
Many of the beaches on the Costa del Sol are urban and can be accessed easily. Similarly, many residential developments have direct access to the beach. A true luxury and a pleasure for the senses.
EXTENSIVE AND FREQUENT AIR CONNECTIONS
The principal airport in the Costa del Sol is Malaga's international airport, which welcomes millions of travellers from all over the world. All the major airlines operate continuous connections here, and it is strategically located in the heart of the Costa del Sol.
In addition, the airport of Gibraltar is very convenient and particularly good for British clients. From there you can reach Alcaidesa in barely 10 minutes. Other nearby airports are Granada (1 hr 30 m from Malaga) and Jerez de la Frontera (1 hr 20 m from Alcaidesa).
Homes on the Costa del Sol have experienced a moderation of prices. Even so, the quality of construction, craftsmanship and designs are widely recognised.
An extensive and varied range offers you the possibility of choosing your ideal home: apartments, flats, terraced houses or independent villas, with a wide range of prices and qualities.
In addition, Spain, and in particular the Costa del Sol, has the advantage of offering homes that are already built and perfectly equipped for immediate use, which reduces waiting times for enjoying a home in this privileged setting to zero.
COST OF LIVING
One of the key indicators of the quality of a region or a country is its cost of living index. Spain in general, and the Costa del Sol in particular, is a place where you don't need a fortune to enjoy a comfortable life.
Taxes, shopping, transport and general cost of living are all key – whether you are looking for a permanent or second home. Spain’s popularity as a destination for ex-pats is largely driven by the fact it has the second lowest cost of living in the whole of western Europe.
BUSY SOCIAL LIFE
The busy social life offered by the Costa del Sol is a faithful reflection of the Andalusian lifestyle. The welcoming character of its people and the various activities it offers are infinite. Golf clubs, restaurants, ex-pat communities and a hub for over-seas start-ups, you can find everything on the Costa del Sol and is a recognised centre of gravity for people from all parts of Europe and indeed the world.
CATERING AND SHOPPING
Lovers of gastronomy will find a paradise for the senses in the Costa del Sol. Traditional cuisine blends with avant-garde in a region where delicious food is served everywhere.
There are bars and restaurants of unequalled quality. Fresh produce comes from the mainland and the fish delivered fresh each day is deservedly famous. Andalusia's lifestyle is seen in its streets and squares, its tapas, its wines, its beach bars, its markets... wherever you are, you can breathe in the ambiance of a vibrant, exciting social life.
The region's many commercial centres are also first-rate. Global fashion and lifestyle brands have hubs in the Costa del Sol, and places like Puerto Banus and Marbella are the playground of the rich and famous.
UNIQUE LEISURE AND ENTERTAINMENT OPPORTUNITIES
With over 60 golf courses, the Costa del Sol has become known as the "Costa del Golf." Lovers of this sport will find a true paradise here. Wherever you are, you'll be very close to a course you can truly enjoy.
The area is also very well known for its many marinas. Lovers of water sports will be spoilt for choice – snorkelling, diving and sailing are all popular on the Costa del Sol. There are also water parks, zoos, adventure and amusement parks and aquariums. A vast range of leisure activities for all ages is guaranteed.
SAFETY AND HEALTHCARE COVERAGE
Spain is one of the world’s safest countries (ranked 6th globally by the OECD). It has one of the most efficient Public Health systems with many hospitals and health centres run by highly qualified professionals. Life expectancy in Spain is the second best in the world, behind only Japan.
A REGION WITH CAPTIVATING SURROUNDINGS
The Costa del Sol has a truly enviable setting. Within short distances are the picturesque towns of Mijas, Ronda and Antequera, the city of Malaga with its fine museums (Picasso, Thyssen, Pompidou) and Cathedral, Granada and its Alhambra 1 hr 30 m away by car, Seville 2 hours’ drive, Madrid in 2 hr 30 m by high-speed train... unique opportunities to discover a setting rich in culture and history, with a tourist infrastructure that has made Spain one of the most visited countries in the world, and especially Andalusia and the Costa del Sol.