Located along the south coast of Spain, and with a name meaning ‘Coast of the Sun’, Costa del Sol is one of the most popular locations in the world for Brits. In fact, there are currently over 300,000 Brits calling Costa del Sol home. If you’re just beginning your research into property in Costa del Sol, you may be surprised to find that there is much more to the region than just luxury shops and restaurants.
Of course, these are some of the features that makes Costa del Sol property so in demand for some, but there is much more that the region has to offer. This guide explores some of our Costa del Sol highlights.
Soak up some culture
Sadly, many people only really think of Malaga for its airport, choosing to then live or holiday in other areas of the region. These people are truly missing out on one of the most culture-filled coastal cities we can think of. Malaga is one of the oldest cities in Europe, and as such is loaded with history. From its Roman amphitheatre, to stunning cathedrals and The Picasso Museum that pays homage to the city’s most famous resident, there is plenty of culture to explore. This is a city not to miss visiting if you’re a fan of culture, and are thinking of investing in property in Costa del Sol.
If the culture you want to absorb comes in the form of traditional sleepy Spanish villages, authentic tapas restaurants and stunning cliff top views, then look no further than Pueblos Blancos. This area has really kept with the traditional Spanish culture, from the charming white-washed buildings to the narrow streets that come to life with bull-running celebrations.
For something a little different, but equally soaked in rich Costa del Sol history, we recommend visiting ‘Bálcon de Europa’ (Balcony of Europe) in Nerja. This is a striking belvedere built on top of a 13th-century fortress. The views of the Med are almost unparalleled from here and have been attracting visitors for hundreds of years. In fact, it was King Alfonso XII way back in 1885 who gave it its name after becoming so enthralled with the view!
Visit the stunning beaches
If you read our previous blog on the beautiful beaches of Costa Blanca, you may be wondering how Costa del Sol beaches could possibly compete. But with over 120 beaches of its own, including many with the renowned ‘Blue Flag’ title.
Playa del Cañuelo is often voted as Costa del Sol’s ‘best’ beach, and it’s easy to see why with its crystal clear waters that allow you to see the fish swimming past you even if you’re just a few feet deep. For those who would explore a bit further, you can expect to discover underwater caves and stunning deserted coves. This beach is truly fantastic for snorkeling due to the sea life you can expect to see.
Enjoy some luxury
Marbella is Costa del Sol’s most glamorous resort, where you can expect to find huge houses, fine dining in Michelin star restaurants such as Skina, exclusive clubs along the ‘golden mile’, and maybe you’ll even rub shoulders with the rich and famous.
For a true taste of luxury, why not visit Puerto Banus, Costa del Sol’s playground for the wealthy who come to enjoy the beach, spend time on their mega-yachts, and enjoy the buzzing nightlife. If you visit during the summer months, you won’t have a hard time spotting famous singers and TV stars in this area.
Marbella’s wealthy clientele has lead to it becoming a particular hotspot for shopaholics. Whether you’d love to splash some cash at the designer stores on the highstreet, or pick up some clothes or gifts in the old town’s winding streets of boutiques, Marbella is a shopper’s dream.
Don’t have a Costa del Sol property yet, but want to learn more?
At Spanish Legal Homes, we have many ‘key ready’ Spanish properties on our books, including numerous Costa del Sol properties. So if you’re tempted by the culture, luxurious lifestyle or beautiful beaches of the region, and are seriously thinking about investing in a property, then we’d love to help you on your way to your dream property in Costa del Sol.
With over 30 years’ industry experience, and having helped over 10,000 clients find their perfect home in Spain, we’re sure to be able to find the right Costa del Sol property for you. Why not start your own Spanish property journey today?
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