TOP PLACES TO LIVE IN THE COSTA DEL SOL
Malaga is the “fly-in” location of the Costa del Sol and everytime is worth exploring. It is the main city on this coast line with reasonably priced rail links connecting many to the rest of Spain. In the past 10 years, Malaga’s has been gentrified with a revamped harbour, various boutiques shops and cultural museums added.
In general, the Spanish cuisine has forever been viewed as the healthiest in Europe. However, Malaga has given the health crazed to a new level with vegan, gluten free, organic restaurants everywhere. Yet, the traditional mediterean dishes still remain like the gazpacho soup & boquerones in vinegar which will welcome you once you relocate to Malaga.
The next city heading down the coast from Malaga is Torremolinos. Along the city coast are various luxury hotels and apartments looking onto the splendid 7km beach. In the quieter regions you can find superb facilities in Pueblo Blanco and Playa Mar with villas on average selling for €200,000.
Tivoli World amusement park; 7000m² sports centre; award-winning marina; 900m² ice rink and Selwo Aquarium makes this one of the most exciting town on the Costa del Sol. On top of that, there is a cable car ride with views of Northern Africa coast and the rock of Gilbraltar lead from the town’s 800m Calamorro Mountain. Benalmádena is an absolutely fantastic location for the grandchildren and the child inside.that award-winning marina and a cable car ride that will whisk you to the top of the nearly 800-metre high Calamorro Mountain for views of Gibraltar and the African Coast. Absolutely fantastic for the grandchildren and the child inside.
The next port of call is Fuengirola, only 25 minutes from Malaga’s airport. This town is super popular spot for the expat’s holiday home. Fuengirola hosts a beautiful sand stroked beach decorated with family run restaurants and an alluring nightlife. The premium spot for second homeowners are apartments looking onto Paseo Maritimo sea view.
Perched in the mountains, 430m above sea level, is Mijas. A town set in the memories of old Spain with picturesque streets and white washed walls throughout. One place that can satisfy the classic spanish flavour and one to satisfy the modern golfers needs. To add, there is also an international school very close making this a great location to raise the family in Spain.
For decades Marbella has been recognised as one of the most affluent and trendy places to live on the Spanish coast. Home to celebrities, footballers and retired business people brings together a colourful community of sun soakers. It has been memorable since the 60s with stories of jet packs, high end fashion and celebrity chef restaurants catering to an eclectic clientele. Along the Marbella frontline sit million euro penthouses and villas.
The last major town on the Costa del Sol is Estepona. It is a charming small town with a small population of 70,000. It does sport tourism with facilities including hotels, restaurants, shops and cultural activities. Although relatively it isn’t hampered with too much tourism in the season. There is an ‘old town’ with cobbled narrow streets with balconies decorated with numerous plant pots. It is a photographer’s dream and for some people their forever home.
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