Costa del Sol
WHY COSTA DEL SOL ?
Living or staying in the Costa del Sol means finding beautiful landscapes, fabulous beaches, amazing coastal areas, charming white villages, and interesting customs and traditions.
The Costa del Sol emerged as an international travel destination many years ago and has maintained its popularity throughout the years mostly due to its fabulous all year round good weather (Costa del Sol =Sunny Coast) and its charming relaxed way of life. The Mediterranean climate: mild all year round with an average temperature of 18º Cand with over 320 days oa sunshine. The coastal strip in particular is sheltered from the wind by ranges of relatively high mountains In the summer, temperatures rise to 25º C-30º C, whereas in winter the never go below 14º C during the day. The Costa del Sol provides pleasant weather condtions unrivalled by other European destinations.
In the early years the rise of Torremolinos in the world of tourism had a domino effect. A few kilometres west of Torremolinos, a different kind of boom was under way, placing Marbella on the international map. Drawing aristocrats, tycoons, and film stars who would come again and again. The final turn was the development of Puerto Banús in the 1960s, whose jetties attracted big yachts and whose marina became the most popular in the Mediterranean, visited by international celebrities coming for lunch, shopping, or leisure.
The existing luxury hotels were not enough to accommodate all high-purchasing-power guests in this new, diversified-demand scenario. Lots of discos, night clubs, and casinos were set up for evening entertainment, whereas golf courses mushroomed like in no other place in Europe. Complementary products emerged too –water parks, theme parks, fun resorts– and new segments began to develop: meetings, incentives, conferences and events, cultural tourism, and hinterland travel.
In the 50 years that have elapsed since Torremolinos coyly emerged as an international touristy town, the Costa del Sol has learnt how to adjust to the needs of the ceaseless flow of incoming tourists. Today Mijas Costa which is the area from Fuengirola to MArbellaais a hugely demanded and popular coastal stretch. MArbella Realty Group are expersts in this local area, finding dream homes for our clients every day.
There are not many places in the world where during the winter you can ski on crisp white snow on the beautiful slopes of Sierra Nevada by morning, and BBQ on the coast in the sunshine by afternoon. Rarely in the world can you also find such variation of restaurants from internationally renowned gourmet restaurants to great value tapas bars. The beach restaurants which are locally known as Chiringuitos provide some of the freshest fish around.
Owning property on the Costa Del Sol suits almost everyone, whether to retire in the sunshine, provide holidays for growing families or even as a sound financial investment. Don´t hesitate contact us now to start your enquiries.