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Three reminders of why the Costa del Sol is so special

Variety, international excellence, affordability, exclusivity and more - the Costa del Sol is a fantastic place in which to buy a property.

Variety, international excellence, affordability, exclusivity and more – the Costa del Sol is a fantastic place in which to buy a property.

As recent news events have shown, Spain’s 17 autonomous regions are rightly proud of their identity, which is wrapped up in everything from cuisine and language to culture and history.

But one of the most famous corners of Spain isn’t an autonomous region whatsoever. The Costa del Sol is a relatively loosely defined slice of southern Spain’s eastern coastline. Much of the area falls under the jurisdiction of Málaga province, but speak to somebody in, say, Manilva whether they feel like they are part of Málaga and they will most likely say no.

All of the Costa del Sol, however, is within the autonomous region of Andalucía – a fact that does give the region a distinctive uniformity in terms of climate, terrain, cuisine.

But drill down to an even more regional level, and the Costa del Sol’s unique strengths become apparent.

Here are three reminders why the Costa del Sol is so special…

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Author: 24/10/2017 [0] Comments 

Has the Costa del Sol just had its best summer ever?

Even with winter on its way, the Costa del Sol is still poised to attract holidaymakers, such is its popularity.

Even with winter on its way, the Costa del Sol is still poised to attract holidaymakers, such is its popularity.

What makes a good summer? Is it the weather? The amount of times one makes it to the beach? A successful football tournament? Exciting travel? A fleeting romance?

Summer can mean many different things to many different people, but to a region like the Costa del Sol, summer tends to mean vibrant beaches, blue skies, busy restaurants and boosted coffers for hotels, bars, cafes and clubs…

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Author: 23/10/2017 [0] Comments 

British visitors to Spain up 7.8% so far in 2017

It is easy to see why Spain is the perfect holiday destination.

It is easy to see why Spain is the perfect holiday destination.

Spain’s enduring appeal endures because it manages to do the simple things better than pretty much anywhere else on the planet.

Beaches are clean, accessible, varied and well-served by a plethora of restaurants, bars, playgrounds and hotels; the climate is pleasant for pretty much the entire year; accommodation ranges from the supremely affordable to the reassuringly expensive; flights are cheap and regular; its cities are beautiful, historic and modern all at once, and its people are unfailingly friendly and welcoming

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Author: 16/10/2017 [0] Comments 

Costa del Sol home to Spain’s priciest property neighbourhood

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La Zagaleta is home to Spain’s most expensive properties, and some of its most beautiful.

The key attraction of the Costa del Sol is its sheer variety. While Ibiza may have the clubs, Majorca the cycling, the Canaries the year-round-weather and the Costa Blanca the beaches, the Costa del Sol borrows a little from all and excels on many fronts

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Author: 11/09/2017 [0] Comments 

Does the siesta really increase Spaniards’ life expectancy?

Spaniards can expect to live to 82.8 years old - and they have their diet, lifestyle and the siesta to thank for that.

Spaniards can expect to live to 82.8 years old – and they have their diet, lifestyle and the siesta to thank for that.

Ah, the siesta: a much admired, mythologised portion of daily Spanish life that most other European nationalities look at with not a little envy and bemusement.

Aside from the very simple fact that nothing is really stopping Brits, Germans or Scandinavians from adopting their own siesta culture, the very notion of taking a two-to-three hour snooze break in the middle of the day is an alien concept to most cultures, but could the Spanish have been on to something all this time?…

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Author: 16/08/2017 [0] Comments 

Property sales up 11% in Málaga province

All signs were positive in February, with mortgages, sales and prices strengthening.

In terms of property sales, nationally Málaga province was in fourth place, behind Madrid, Barcelona and Alicante.

According to the latest data from Spain’s National Statistics Institute (INE), and published last week, no fewer than 15,185 property transactions were recorded in the province of Málaga in the first six months of this year…

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Author: 14/08/2017 [0] Comments 

Going for gold in Málaga!

untitledThis week, Málaga is well and truly in the spotlight as the city plays host to the 21st edition of the World Transplant Games, with 2,300 athletes from more than 50 different countries competing in a total of 17 sports disciplines being held at no fewer than 11 venues in and around the capital of the Costa del Sol…

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Author: 27/06/2017 [0] Comments 

Is culture really Andalucía’s main draw? Why yes

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More and more British, French, German, Irish and American tourists are discovering the charms of inland Andalucía.

The new Cultural Heritage and Museums Chief for Spain, José Ramón Benítez, recently said that the main reason for people visiting Andalucía is no longer the weather, but the cultural and heritage sites.

According to official data, cultural tourism represented 28.8% of all visits to the southern Spanish region in 2016, which is the first year that “good weather” was shunted from the top spot…

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Author: 21/06/2017 [0] Comments 

Málaga Spain’s second-most popular cruise ship destination last month

Last year, the Harmony of the Seas visited Malaga: expect more similar sights this year. Image: Twitter/David Escalara

Last year, the Harmony of the Seas visited Málaga: expect more similar sights this year.
Image: Twitter/David Escalara

Hands up anybody who’s ever been on a cruise? Yes, you can put your walking stick down first. Actually, that is quite inaccurate: while the majority of luxury cruise ship-goers tend to be aged 50 and over, cruises are growing in popularity among Europe’s younger generations – a trend that is forcing cruise companies to alter how they market their holiday packages…

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Author: 27/04/2017 [0] Comments 

Golden Visa scheme has attracted more than €2bn investment into Spain in just three years

Wealthy non-EU nationals keen on gaining EU residency have warmly welcomed the Golden Visa scheme.

Wealthy non-EU nationals keen on gaining EU residency have warmly welcomed the Golden Visa scheme.

Spain’s Golden Visa – introduced in 2013 to attract wealthy non-EU investors to the country – has brought in a whopping €2.16 billion into the country in just three years, according to official government data…

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Author: 26/04/2017 [0] Comments 
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