Why Southern Spain?
You will have heard it all before; 325 days of sunshine a year, beautiful beaches, world-class golf, beautiful restaurants etc. In truth if you are visiting this website you probably know a great deal about what the Costa del Sol has to offer already. Then again, it doesn't hurt to remind ourselves once in a while and maybe open our eyes to some things we either didn't know or had forgotten.
Aside from the fantastic weather, which it's fair to say is world-renowned, the coast has a myriad of other fantastic attributes.
In recent years the coast has seen a boom in new residents from all over Europe and around the World. The reasons for this are more complex than simply sun worship.
The Andalucian region has benefited greatly from Spain's European Union subsidies. This has created vastly improved infrastructure in road, rail and air. Malaga Airport is currently undergoing huge expansion, which will result in it being one of the most widely connected gateways in Europe with a new third terminal recently opened by the King and Queen of Spain and a third runway in progress. Add to this the international airports of Jerez, Seville and Gibraltar and you are within a short journey of several major airports to fly to and from, with a large network of low cost airlines allowing extremely cost effective and year round access to the region.
The regional economy has evolved from a seasonal tourist based income to a year round self-supporting business and tourism centre to rival any in Europe. The opportunities for ex-pats are wide ranging and in abundance.
The choice of English Curriculum private schools is healthy and expanding all the time to meet growing demand. With an excellent choice of hospitals and medical centres, Southern Spain is in a class of its own when it comes to health care.
Add this to the alluring draw of warm winters, local skiing, world class water sports, tax free shopping, national parks, first class cuisine, a low cost of living, and you'll realise there is a lot more to this coast than just glitz, glamour and golf golf golf!
When you purchase a property in southern Spain in areas such as Marbella, Puerto Banus, Benahavís, La Quinta and the Golden Mile you are entering into a unique way of living and are doing so much more than simply buying a home. Your relaxed lifestyle will be enjoyed under a canopy of 325 days of sunshine and an average temperature of 21 degrees Celsius. This enables you to spend your valuable leisure time outdoors enjoying all the things life was made for!
Please have a look at our new Blog area of the website which we will endeavour to update each week with any news on the coast (if we can drag ourselves away from the beach!) Whether you are looking to spend one holiday per year or the rest of your life here we are certain you will fall in love with it!
Here are some reasons why over 70 million people visit the Costa del Sol each year... Marbella itself actually has a microclimate, meaning that the temperature tends to be slightly warmer than surrounding areas due to its sheltered location. This means that the golfing season is practically open 365 days per year!
Do you know of another place in the world where you can ski in the morning, take a drive back along the scenic coastline and have a siesta on a beautiful golden beach, maybe some tax free shopping, then dine on the rooftop of a beautiful restaurant under the stars, all in the same day?
The healthy Mediterranean culture has to be lived to be believed with the fabulous food, the outdoor lifestyle and the wonderful climate all make for a fantastic reason to wake up every single day.
As for all the necessities in life, such as education, healthcare, travel, and employment, Chestertons affinity can point you in the right direction should you have any questions. In the meantime please view our other Lifestyle pages which will give you a brief insight into the essential areas.