Costa Del Sol

Going south to the Costa del Sol, glitzy Marbella might said to be well and truly booming, with new developments back in vogue and great demand for holiday rentals. You can get an apartment on a complex for €100,000 but a spacious apartment in a good gated community in a sought-after location would be nearer €300,000.

Popular areas include Estepona, San Pedro, Nueva Andalusia, Mijas Costa and Benahavis. The Anglo-friendly resort of Benalmadena is popular with tourists and expats and you can get a two-bed apartment there for less than €100,000.

The Costa del Sol was once synonymous with British holidaymakers taking a package holiday in Spain. Although British visitors to Spain now travel to a much wider range of destinations, this vibrant part of Andalucía is still popular for its sandy beaches, bustling resorts and beautiful Mediterranean climate.

The public transport available on the Costa del Sol in the form of buses and trains makes it possible to take a day trip away from your own resort to visit any of the others. It is worth also considering that all that many visitors to the Costa del Sol see of the area’s capital, Malaga, is when they arrive or depart from the regional airport. Malaga is a truly ancient city, with narrow, historic streets, packed with curiosity shops and small cafes.

There is also stunning architecture in the form of churches and museums, while Malaga Castle caters to lovers of history and provides stunning views of the city and port, giving a whole new perception to the attractions of the Costa del Sol