What Were Your Favourite VIVA Blogs?

As another alluring and sun-blessed year on the Costa del Sol draws to an end, we look back on VIVA's top 10 posts of 2018 that most captured your interest

Over the past year, our blog – recently revamped as a key element of our cutting-edge new yourVIVA website – covered all the latest news showcasing the Costa del Sol’s incomparable lifestyle and magnificent property opportunities.

So, with the champagne (or cava) corks popping and families and friends sharing some final special moments of 2018 together, here we review the year’s most viewed posts – from luxury homes in sublime Spanish settings to the best healthcare system in Europe.

Top 10 Posts of 2018 - Spanish healthcare system was a key subject of interest during 2018 for VIVA followers

Enjoy Our Top 10 Posts of 2018

1. Properties You Will Love in November

2. Most Viewed Properties in October

First of all – and no great surprise here as we genuinely believe our range of properties for sale is unrivalled on the Costa del Sol – at numbers one and two, respectively, were our five hottest property deals for November (according to myVIVA users’ most saved properties) and our five-star-rated homes in October (based on their popular searches).  

3. Spanish Healthcare System Best in Europe

Completing the 2018 VIVA podium was an article highlighting the fact that one of the many reasons expats move to Spain is the country’s renowned healthcare service and infrastructure.  It’s not just us saying that: according to the Health Care Efficiency Index published by Bloomberg, Spain has the third most efficient healthcare system in the world – and therefore the best in Europe

Top 10 Posts of 2018 - Spanish beaches now have official international recognition of their high quality

4. Best Beaches in the World in Spain

Just missing out on the bronze medal was another post rating Spain’s exceptional attractions highly among the global elite. On this occasion, the country’s spectacular beaches, with more “blue flags” awarded by the Association for Environmental Education and the Consumer than for any other country in the world – including 30 locations on the Costa del Sol.

5. Luxury Homes in the Heart of Marbella

Completing our stellar top five was a VIVA Exclusive Development that gives us especially great pride. Oasis de Guadalmina Baja is an elegant residential complex in one of Marbella’s most select addresses – secluded and private (with just eight residences) but conveniently located for owners to take advantage of the beach, golf courses, restaurants, shopping, international schools and the area’s famed nightlife. And even better news?  We still have two stunning and individually designed homes available: a villa and a townhouse.

Top 10 Posts of 2018 - Luxury homes in Marbella were one of the main points of attraction this year

And Rounding Out Our Most-Viewed Blogs...

6. What To Do Once You've Bought Your Home

A brief guide to five key legal and administrative issues you need to resolve after you have bought your dream home...

7. Increase in Residential Building Licences in Spain

In the Spanish construction sector, the number of building permits for new residential developments exceeds figures from the same period last year...

Top 10 Posts of 2018 - Best things to do in Marbella in autumn

8. Interesting Things To Do in Marbella this Autumn

With the arrival of autumn, our top five picks for activities that can be enjoyed in Marbella in November and December...

9. Holiday Home Trend Among New Build Homebuyers

The Costa del Sol is the area in Spain where the highest proportion of new build homebuyers purchase their property as a second or holiday home…

10. Why You Should Do the Caminito del Rey

Málaga province’s wealth of hidden treasures include the spectacular Caminito del Rey (King’s Pathway) mountain trek...

Something Else?

Is there another post you particularly enjoyed reading in 2018 which hasn’t been included here? We always appreciate your feedback... so please leave us a comment below...