Choosing a property for sale on the Costa del Sol
The Costa del Sol is located along the Mediterranean coastline of the Malaga province, between the less commonly known areas of the Costa de la Luz and Costa Tropical. The Costa del Sol developed from a series of small fishing communities in the latter parts of the 20th century into a world famous tourist destination with over two million visitors each year, a complete transformation from the previous settlements. Today the Costa del Sol is made up of the Spanish communities of Andalusia situated in the coastal towns along the Mediterranean coast of the Malaga Province.
Every year people arrive at the Airport in Malaga and head for one of the many resorts along the 162 kilometer Costa del Sol coastline, stretching from Nerja in the east to Gibraltar in the west. The most popular areas include Belamandena, Fuengirola and Mijas Costa, all located west of Malaga. Further along the coastline lies the notorious Marbella with its famous Marina at Puerto Banus Estepona. Whilst the areas of Sotogrande and Gibraltar officially belong to the Caditz province and Costa de la Luz, they identify closely with the Costa del Sol. Sotogrande even considers itself part of the Costa del Sol.
Sit out and enjoy the atmosphere in Marbella Costa del Sol
Varied landscape Belamadena Costa del sol
Harbour side views Sotogrande Costa del sol
Hidden attractions Nerja Costa del sol
It is easy to see why the Costa del Sol is one of Europe’s most popular holiday locations. Enjoying around 325 days of sunshine each year and an average temperature of 18℃ it is not hard to see why it has been renamed “The sunny coast” and the “Coast of sunshine”. As well as this fantastic climate the Costa del Sol offers year round attractions for all the family. With 74 golf courses on the Costa del Golf, sailing, scuba diving, horse riding, dolphin safaris and much more, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Whatever your tastes, you are sure to find a piece of life that suits you; from exciting nightlife to a peaceful and tranquil environment, everyone is catered for. The Costa del Sol has more to offer than any other Spanish coastline.
Located in the eastern area of the Costa del Sol, about 54 kilometers east of Malaga, and is the ideal place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the beaches that characterise the western areas of the Costa del Sol. Nerja has maintained many of the traditional characteristics of its origins as a small fishing town, whilst constantly growing in size. The town centre itself is relatively unchanged; its narrow streets and white washed buildings give a taste of the fishing village Nerja once was. The city offers a number of striking features, including “The balcony of Europe” and the Cuevas de Nerja. Nerja itself has 16 kilometers of white sandy beach, perfect for enjoying those days of sunshine.
Located west of Malaga and Torremolinos, Belamadena has escaped the large concrete development of the 1970s, yet is still central to the tourist industry, popular beaches and an abundance of British bars and restaurants that cater to everybody’s taste. Due to the development of both the Benalmadena costa and Terremolinos there is actually little distance between the two.
The choice of the rich and the famous, Marbella is characterised by both its size and its stylish resorts. Marbella is set against the stunning backdrop of the “La Concha” mountains. Marbella is a combination of the old and the new, with stylish apartments sitting right next to traditional Andalusian houses. Marbella has 28 kilometers of beaches, as well as stunning land marks, such as the beautiful plaza de los Naranjos (Orange plaza) in the old Quarter, particularly stunning when its orange flowers are blooming and surrounded by bars and restaurants, it is the ideal place to relax and watch the world go by.
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