Málaga, Marbella and the Costa del Sol have proven to be an extremely sought-after location for foreigners looking to purchase a home in Spain and companies looking to establish an international base here due to the high quality of living and laid-back lifestyle. From golfing at the weekends to after-work tapas in a beach bar, this is a lifestyle some can only dream of.
This Southern coastline of Spain is full of chic, cosmopolitan towns and stunning beaches, making it a very popular tourist destination. Many expats choose to settle down here due to the proximity to the beaches, the year-round sunny climate and amazing, traditional Andalusian festivals.
If you are considering relocating or even just purchasing a holiday home here, this is one of the most economical areas of Europe to settle down in and at the same time it offers much more than some of the more expensive European locations.
The Málaga area is known for being welcoming to international neighbors. From visiting the world-famous, glamorous Puerto Banús Marina in Marbella to a round of golf in Estepona or a stroll through Málaga city, you will never be bored. Children can receive the best education at one of the international private schools in the province whilst the grown-ups run their business overlooking the sea or enjoy the sunshine whilst practicing their favourite outdoor sport.
Visit the museums Málaga city has to offer, like the Picasso museum in the historic centre or the Pompidou centre on the marina. Get to know the great outdoors by taking a family hike up through one of the local Natiaonl Park trails like El Torcal, ski in the Sierra Nevada mountain range or sign up to learn a water sport you’ve always wished you could do.
Mingle with the friendly locals at the supermarket up the street from your villa and learn Spanish. Spaniards are always up for a chat! There are plenty of weekly markets in your area selling fresh produce from local farmers and handmade goods to take home as a souvenir where you can practice your new Spanish skills whilst bargaining.
Thinking of investing in a property here, maybe a beach-front apartment or a villa with a pool? There are some great properties to be had in this area and plenty of new-build investment opportunities popping up in some idyllic locations due to popular demand.