Searching for property for sale on the Costa del sol can be a daunting experience in the winter time. Some people love the winter, no matter how cold it gets. Lucky them! We are certainly not all so resilient and it would probably be safe to assume that there are more winter sun lovers out there than not. Little wonder then that Costa Del Sol has maintained it’s popularity as the place to be when escaping a chilly British winter. It’s certainly not just the Brits that love it here either – the Costa Del Sol welcomes visitors from all over, all year round; tourists and ex-pats alike, with many of the former becoming the latter. We can see why.
First there is the obvious – the golden sunshine and the cheaper flights and accommodation for the both tourists and those traveling in to visit their families who have set up home on the Sunshine Coast. It’s an easy choice to make, but for those who are either selling Spanish property or looking for villas to buy in Spain with a view to making a more permanent arrangement, we present a list of attractions that we know will keep you satisfied for the long haul.
- Perfect temperatures: With a desireable six to seven hours of glorious sunshine every day and temperatures averaging at around 18ºC between November and March, this is the ideal time to set up and settle down – there isn’t too much chance of rain and you won’t be overheating while you go about the many jobs required to construct your perfect new life.
- Culture: The majority of the cities and towns of Andaulsia are oozing culture and each can lay claim to their own unique appeal. There are so many to choose from, so it’s worth visiting with a view to touring around and sampling the delights of each place. Malaga, for example, is a real treat for those who relish a new cultural experience… There are many attractions to serve as the backdrop for your Spanish lifestyle, such as the Cathedral, Alcazaba and the Picasso Museum, among many others.. Granada’s Alhambra Palace is truly a sight to behold with its breath-taking scenery and fascinating architecture, while Marbella’s Puerto José Banús Marina presents the perfect setting for lazy weekends of people watching and sipping Sangria.
- Chill-out time: Everyone has something they want to take a break from, whether it’s the nine to five job or the stress of managing a family! There are over twenty beaches to choose from on the Costa Del Sol and the beaches are a little more peaceful than at peak season so you’ll have ample opportunity to listen to the waves coming in and shake off whatever you need to.
- Day trips to the Andalusian villages: The villages around the Costa Del Sol are many, and just like the towns and cities, each is inviting for it’s own reasons. It can be very beneficial for the spirit to take a little break from the crowd and see what these picturesque little places have to offer. The White Villages, as they are sometimes called, are calm and peaceful; there are some truly beautiful sights to be seen. Check out Ojen, Casares, Frigiliana, and the mountains of Ronda to name but a few. You could venture up to the peak if you’re feeling like getting high in the crisp, cool winter breeze!
- The food: Well, of course. And not just the food – the drink too! Spain is famous for it’s mouth-watering cuisine and drinks to suit even the choosiest palates. Although some will be closed, a few beach-side ‘chiringuitos’ will happily lure you in with a selection of delicious tapas, and you can find paellas and local delights cooked to perfection all over Andalusia. The wine and Sangria on offer should be the perfect complement, and if you’re not sure which to choose – get clued up on one of the many wine-tasting sessions available.
- Cheap and easy flights: There is no shortage of airports around Europe offering regular and reduced price flights into Málaga. Coming in from Europe, you’re looking at one and a half to four hours maximum, which should make a small dent in your day. Be careful to check the baggage allowance of course, if you’re thinking of sticking around!
- Retail therapy: There really is something for everyone on the Costa Del Sol – with the many local markets and shopping centres you are bound to find a bargain – every little helps when your bank account has taken a hit from moving! We all need to turn our new house into a home though, so rest assured that there are options to suit every taste.
- Outdoor activities: The Costa Del Sol is sometimes called the ‘Costa del Golf’ and it’s no big surprise! There are over fifty golf courses here, and innumerable ‘golf widows’ as a result! While the man of the house (or the woman, for the matter) is polishing their swing, why not indulge in one of the many other activities in the area? You’ve got horse-riding, flamenco and other dance lessons, swimming, hiking – even cycling or quad biking?
The above reasons are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to attractions in this beautiful part of the world. Why not come and see for yourself? We are more than happy to hear your preferences and share what we know about each area, so if you aren’t sure which of the many areas might suit you best, feel free to give us a call or drop us an email here at Euro Prestige. Contact us at https://europrestige.es/contact/