The Costa del Sol is Europe’s number one tourist destination and as of late we’ve got the numbers to prove it. As it stands today, Malaga province has seen a major surge in tourism for almost 5 years in a row. The reasons to visit the Costa del Sol or Marbella for your next vacation are many but definitely worth mentioning is the perpetual sunshine and miles of white sandy beaches you’ll find here on the Costa del Sol. When it comes to buying property in Marbella or anywhere else on the Costa del Sol and deciding to retire here or even relocate the reasons are too good to ignore.
Moving to Marbella
Stating the obvious, some of the biggest reasons people move to the Costa del Sol are the long sunny days, fabulous beaches, plenty of golf course and a culture that must be experienced firsthand. Best of all, living by the blue Mediterranean ensures a healthy lifestyle both physically and spiritually. The lifestyle that Marbella affords you, cannot be matched anywhere else in the world.
You will quickly find out why people choose Marbella and the Costa del Sol and how moving here can dramatically change your life in a positive way. Here are our top reasons why buying a property in Marbella and relocating is the right choice.
#1 – Sound property investment
When it comes to investing in property on the Costa del Sol, you get more property for your money. For the first time in years, banks are competing in the mortgage market and offering some of the best deals we’ve seen in over a decade.
Many of the regions around the Costa del Sol like the New Golden Mile, Atalya and Hacienda del Sol are more affordable than many UK regions. If Marbella property is what you fancy, then your budget will have to be a bit more because this area has higher value. You can check out some of our hot properties for more details and a list of the best possible deals.
#2 – The cost of living in Marbella
On the Costa del Sol no matter where you might live, the cost of living is very low. As prime example, the monthly bills like electric, rubbish collection, public transport and food are much cheaper. You will quickly find that it is also much cheaper to dine out in Marbella, which includes a three course meal and some lovely wine. Best of all, going out for a nigh on the town that includes drinks is a lot cheaper with bigger measures. You just don’t find this back home!
#3 – Great for all the family
The Costa del Sol is the perfect choice for the entire family. No matter your age here, families can depend on many facilities that help with cultural integration and of course just having some good old fashioned fun. When it comes to your children and their education, the quality of schools from state run schools to international private schools are some of the best in all of Europe.
There is also plenty to do when it comes to leisure activities including numerous sports, fun theme parks, water parks and safari parks. Spain is a safe place to raise a family and you can see first-hand how the family is so ingrained into the Spanish culture. For example, it is not unusual or frowned upon to see the bars and cafes filled with families until the early hours of morning enjoying themselves.
#4 – The quality of life
The Mediterranean cuisine is one of the healthiest diets in the world and is rich in fish, fresh fruit and vegetables, salads, pulses and olive oil. There are many sporting activities to choose from; a walk along the beach or a hike in the mountains or around the lakes on one of the various trails available and with the 320 days of sunshine the region has each year, living on the Costa del Sol can be very beneficial to your health.
#5 – Safe property investment opportunities
The Costa del Sol and Malaga offer great property prices, with potential rental incomes, top transport links, quality sports facilities especially for golf and water sports, amazing beaches and a diverse coastline.
Live the Dream and Buy Property in Marbella
Besides the quality of life, beautiful beaches, culture and cuisine, you can explore the region of Andalucia and discover for yourself the quality of life that is possible. The location is perfect to buy a property, there are two international airports both with easy travelling distance. There are great road links between the Costa del Sol beach resorts, towns and villages and the major cities of the region, Cordoba, Seville and Granada.
Along with the beautiful beaches, natural parks, mountains for hiking and skiing and with more than 50 golf courses and a host of attractions historical, cultural and modern it is easy to see why the Costa del Sol and Marbella is the number one place in Spain for expats and property investors from all over Europe.