Costa Del Sol is still a favourite
The Costa del Sol in Spain covers 150 kilometers of coastline and has become one of Europe’s most visited destinations.
The Costa Del Sol is famous for its microclimate and its beautiful towns such s Marbella and the City of Malaga, birthplace of Picasso.
The average temperature is around 18 centigrade with highs of 30c in August and lows of 12c in January.
Western Costa Del Sol is the 100km of coastline that begins at Malaga city and stretches westward to the village of Manilva bordering with the province of Cadiz.
This part of the coast is highly developed in terms of both property and infrastructure, which makes it attractive for property investment.
Communications revolve around Malaga International Airport with connections to 60 worldwide destinations (8 km west of the city) and the N340 backbone coast highway.
Benalmadena is a place of contrasts. The modern coastal development contains a glamorous marina. Arroyo de la Miel is the bustling commercial and leisure centre and the old Benalmadena Pueblo is an historic white village, still retaining Spanish character.
Alcaidesa’s unique location offers two 18-hole golf courses, virgin beaches, restaurants, bars, shops, a wide variety of sports and only 10 minutes from Gibraltar Airport, Malaga airport 50 minutes.
AltaVista de Alcaidesa boasts fantastic views to the Rock of Gibraltar, northern Africa and the only Links Golf Course on the Costa del Sol. Sotogrande is the most exclusive and consolidated private housing development in this region. It has two wonderful beaches, 2 polo grounds, 4 golf courses, marina, private security, and prestigious shopping areas.
It also has the advantage of being near several airports.
Marbella streets wind through cobblestones, immaculate façades and balconies decorated with flowerboxes filled with geraniums and carnations.
In the space of just 50 years, what was once a little fishing and farming village has been transformed into an international hot spot.
The marina at Puerto Banús anchors the most luxurious yachts in the world and the port has been declared a Center of International Tourist Interest. Elviria is a small community located east of Marbella town centre.
There are two golf courses located within Elviria, the Santa Maria and Santa Clara. Also close by is the port of Capobino.
Mijas consists of Mijas Pueblo, the old village, situated across the mountainside, steeped in history with interesting places. Mijas Costa is the coastal area combining beach, water sports and golf.
The beach at La Cala has been awarded the Blue Flag. And the New Golf Valley refers to the area between Mijas Golf Club, Alhaurin Golf Club, La Cala Golf and Santana Golf and Country Club.
This newly developed area is a golfers paradise.
Manilva is the oldest municipality in the Costa region. The municipality of Manilva is situated at the far southwestern end of the province of Malaga, bordering with the province of Cadiz.
The province is made up of five separate areas, Manilva, Sabinillas, El Castillo, Hondacavada and El Puerto de la Duquesa. Manilva is well known for its many festivals throughout the year. Puerto de la Duquesa area retains a vast amount of unspoilt natural scenery and authentic local character.
The beautiful port of La Duquesa offers full marina services for boating enthusiasts.