With its enviable climate, coveted lifestyle, spectacular scenery, seemingly unending beaches and golf courses galore, the Costa del Sol has long been the number one destination for expat buyers in Spain.
Stretching between the international airports of Malaga and Gibraltar, the Costa del Sol’s over 100km of coastline is set against a backdrop of high mountain ranges and studded with a wide array of glamorous international resorts and traditional Spanish villages. Whether it is history and culture you are looking for, an active outdoor lifestyle, shops, restaurants and nightlife or simply relaxing in the sun, there really is something for everyone.
The quality and choice of property available is outstanding, whether it is for holidays, permanent living or investment the Costa del Sol offers a wide array of new and re-sale studios, apartments, townhouses, villas, fincas and building plots in beachfront, marina, golf course, village and countryside locations.
One of Spain’s major advantages is that it is easily accessible from almost anywhere in the world with frequent and inexpensive air travel to all the coastal areas and the major cities throughout the year.
The Costa del Sol is well served by Malaga international airport, which sits 8km west of the city and handles the areas close to 15 million annual visitors. Spain’s fourth busiest airport, Malaga receives daily direct flights from over 100 European cities with the majority of destinations no more than 2.5 hours away. Direct flights also operate to Africa, the Middle East and, during the summer season, North America. The Costa del Sol is also served by Gibraltar airport that handles in excess of 400,000 annual visitors and lies approximately 50 minutes drive west of Marbella.
Málaga City is well connected to all provincial capitals across Spain via train with the high-speed AVE service linking to major cities including Seville, Barcelona and Madrid, and beyond to France. With future plans to extend the service to Marbella and Estepona, the current coastal train service links Malaga city and airport with a frequent half hourly service to Fuengirola, also stopping at Torremolinos, Benalmadena and other smaller resorts between.
An excellent road network spanning the Costa del Sol from Málaga to Gibraltar links Mijas, Marbella, Estepona and all other resorts, towns and inland villages to Málaga airport along with other cities and provinces in Andalucia and Spain. The cheap and efficient bus service provides links to all resorts along the Costa del Sol.
Blessed with the finest climate in Europe, an annual average of 320 sunshine days, mild winters and low rainfall, the Costa del Sol is the ideal year round destination.
With highs often well into the 30’s, daily temperatures in the summer month’s average 25º and in the winter months rarely drop to single figures daily average temperatures of 11º reaching highs of 20º.
The variety of beaches and warm Mediterranean Sea are the main attractions drawing people in search of sun, sand and sea to the Costa del Sol.
Dotted with eleven marinas and fishing ports the Costa del Sol boasts some 124 beaches across 90km of coastline offering all manner of activities and seasonal water sports. From popular beaches with exclusive beach clubs to city beaches backed by lively promenades lined with seafood restaurants to pretty unspoilt coves and stretches of quiet golden sands, the Costa del Sol is truly a beach lover’s paradise.
Currently under construction, with many sections already completed in Mijas Costa, Marbella and Estepona, is a coastal walkway linking the beaches and towns of the Costa del Sol.
Otherwise known as the Costa del Golf, with almost 70 courses, the Costa del Sol is one of Europe’s foremost destinations for golf enthusiasts.
Few locations combine the warm year round temperatures and endless hours of sunshine with such a high concentration of top quality golf courses including those in the Mijas and Marbella golf valley’s, Finca Cortesin – Volvo World Matchplay venue for three years – in Casares and Sotogrande’s one time Ryder Cup and Volvo Masters venue Valderrama.