Why is the Costa del Sol one of the top holiday destinations in Europe?
The Costa del Sol is located in the province of Malaga and stretches along the coastline for 159 km from Manilva to Nerja. Most of this coastline is composed of beautiful beaches, Malaga is the capital, East of Malaga you will find the Rincon de la Victoria, Torre del Mar, Velez-Malaga, Algarrobo, Torrox and Nerja. West of Malaga you have Torremolinos, Benalmadena, Mijas Costa, Fuengirola, Marbella, San Pedro de Alcantara, and Estepona. A bit inland are the famous cities of Antequera and Ronda, perfect places for days out and some sight seeing.
The Costa del Sol is Spain’s best resort for several reasons. Costa del Sol has always been a favourite holiday destination for many europeans looking for practically all year round good weather, top class golf courses, amazing nightlife, beautiful countryside retreats, beaches, water sports and many many more reasons. Here we have one of the most delicious and healthiest diets in Europe, and the outdoor way of life is a luxury in times of stress and living in the fast lane
After recent years of crisis, tourism is now booming again with hotels seeing 100% occupation over the summer months and property sales and rentals continue to increase with more and more. Interest in investing back in property across the coast is also on the increase with many new stunning new developments and villas now available.
5 Top Reasons to Love the Costa del Sol
The average temperature throughout the year is 20 C with at least 300 days of sunshine. The winters are amongst some of the mildest in Europe. There is little rain in winter, but when it rains in Spain it rains!! however, the skies generally clear and the sun comes back.
2. Malaga Airport
Connections to other Spanish and European cities are easy and there are many low cost airlines that now fly to Malaga.
3. Great Safe Sandy Beaches
With over 160 kilometers of coastline the beaches of Torremolinos, Fuengirola, Marbella, Elviria and Torre del Mar are some of the best. They are clean and family friendly offering a wide range of water sports, restaurants and bars and also a few nudist beaches across the coast, for example in Puerto Cabopino in East Marbella and El Faro just outside Fuengirola.
The Malaga region is famous for its “espetos de sardinas” – sardines cooked on spikes over a wooden fire, and these are available in most beach restaurants, known as “chiringuitos”. This washed down with a good bottle of cold white wine makes a perfect lunch.
4. Golf Paradise
The Costa del Sol has at least 40 beautiful golf courses that cater for professionals or the more amateur players.
5. Beautiful properties from apartments to luxury villas
Spanish people love to eat and the delicious mediterranean diet is something they are very proud of. Across the coast you have an unbelievable selection of restaurants and bars to fit every budget.
The small town of Benahavis, close to Marbella, is calling itself the culinary capital of the Costa del Sol and boasts about 20 good restaurants, try the delicious roast lamb or “pescado a la sal” which is a typical fish dish baked in sea salt.
Have a look at our New Developments Section on our website. New Construction Developments and a fantastic way to make the most of your property purchase, many urbanisations boast great rental potential for example the new townhouses in Calahonda, Mijas Costa, very close to many supermarkets, restaurants and bars and 5 minutes from the beach. Top quality finishings, state of the art technology, brand new fittings.