The stunning Costa del Sol leads the real estate market in Spain

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Prepare yourself to invest in Costa del Sol

Numerous options of properties you can find among all the main areas of south Andalusia

There are about 13 kilometers of Mediterranean coast with genuine comfort and beauty, incredible sea views and spectacular tourist residences. A place you can not miss for sightseeing or much better if you choose to stay. This is the stretch of coastline that connects Marbella with most of the towns in Costa del Sol. A flow that finds luxury developments with golf courses, marinas and beaches. An area that has become the main area of the real estate boom of Andalusia and represents the fourth in Spain, only behind Madrid, Barcelona and Alicante.  Malaga and Marbella maintain a high level of home sales, the best of the past seven years.

What this revival is due in Marbella real estate sale? Mainly because the buyer is foreign, is especially that investor who has managed to see in advance the importance of investing in this vital area as possible resurgence of this coastal area.

Currently, the sale of property refers to 90% to the second-hand housing, the new construction remains pending that would conclude these sales to dispose of its own stock.

And it is that Marbella is located in the heart of the Costa del Sol, one of the most important tourist areas in Spain, where the regime of tourism reaches 35% of the overall received by  Andalusia. So you want to live in an area of ​​such high tourist level sun and beach, with large areas of leisure sports, such as golf courses, where there is one of the best nightlife areas, is meant to be a dream for many.

Therefore, if we are willing to invest in flats, apartments and penthouses for sale in Marbella, we should not let pass this opportunity to anticipate the upturn expected by specialists who predict a resurgence of large-scale tourism, as happened in the sixties and seventies. And it is expected that in an area climatically so privileged and so prepared for tourism urban infrastructure, this will soon resurface.

If you have some amount of savings to buy something for you and yours, as some houses, houses, villas for sale in Marbella. It is the time of investment, it is time to get a home near the shore and enjoy a more pleasant climate, with an average temperature of 19 ° C per year and more than 300 days of sunshine. The prices of properties can range between 100 thousand euros for a beautiful apartment and several million euros for a villa in Los Monteros, having Antonio Banderas as a neighbour.

Properties beach
Incredible properties at the beach front

Both Marbella and the coastline that reaches San Pedro de Alcantara, resurfaces for tourism, bringing home sales also begins to activate. No need to waste time in acquiring a property in this place, whether you want investment to later dedicate to rent, as if a first or a second home to live in a privileged place you want as it is this part of the coast Sun.

Then hurry to visit Real Estate in the also called Costa del Golf, sale apartments, attics, etc. and choose a place close to paradise.

 

San Pedro de Alcantara: a safe bet

This town in the province of Malaga, is only fifteen minutes of it Marbella, located on a wide coastal strip bounded by a semicircle of mountains streams that cover and protect. To the east is the Sierra Blanca, north the Sierra Real and Sierra Palmerita, after which you can descry Sierra de las Nieves and Tolox. To the west is Monte Mayor, and closing the mountain line is Sierra Bermeja. This cradle between mountains gives an idea of ​​how spectacular is the beauty of this population.

San Pedro de Alcantara Square
San Pedro de Alcantara Square

The nature of the mountains surrounding San Pedro Alcantara is added the tourist investment. Not to be off the hook of evolution entire coast was doing, this village also this coastal tourist specialization added, thereby doubling its value in maintaining the colonial and natural structure between mountains village, modern urban confluence with great tourist capacity.

It is therefore another privileged to invest, to seek and acquire house of all, which will have the advantages of ease and comfort of a mountain village together with the sophistication that provides the proximity of large cities dedicated to the sun and the beach. A safe bet.

The real estate market in this area is characterized by a large number of apartments, located in gated residential complex with green areas and common areas, between the beach and the center. You can get two-bedroom apartments from 100,000 euros.

 

Mijas Costa

It is located halfway between Marbella and Fuengirola, which initially was considered a fishing settlement, has evolved to become what they are today. It offers a perfect combination of golden beaches with restaurants, tapas, cafes and even nightclubs.

View of Mijas Costa
View of Mijas Costa

In relation to the property market in the area is offering a wide variety of real estate, from apartments and town houses cheap from 100 thousand euros, and of course, villas and rustic houses that can exceed one million euros.

 

Fuengirola

Fuengirola is just twenty minutes from Malaga airport, local train station provides easy access to nearby destinations such as Benalmadena, Arroyo de la Miel, Torremolinos and Malaga as well. This town is probably most famous for its more than five miles (8 km) of sandy beaches, with high-rise hotels and apartments golf courses offering magnificent views of the Mediterranean and the coast

The value of an apartment in the region then began to rise again until the crisis in 2008, which prices fall to € 275,950.02 in 2007, to € 265,946.64 in 2008. This was in line with the two prices national average of Spain

 

The upcomer: Estepona

If you could choose a location in which to invest 1 million Euros, would be to Estepona front of the same sea, probably one of the most emerging areas of the Costa del Sol. It has been labeled as

Andalusian architecture in Estepona
Andalusian architecture in Estepona

the most attractive population Costa del Sol with its cobbled streets and typical white houses covered colored flowers, says our real estate expert.

There are more than 30 golf courses in the environs, excellent port with a yacht club, restaurants as well as a fishing port. Both Malaga airport, Marbella, Tarifa and Seville airport Gibraltar and even Africa are within one step.

 

The synonym of luxury: The Golden Mile

At the heart of the four kilometers of the Golden Mile are the famous Marbella Club and Puente Romano, known worldwide hotels because they carry more than six decades accommodating the rich and famous socialite. Many of the best restaurants in Marbella are precisely these two hotels.

And for those who love shopping the Golden Mile it is also important because it unites the designer boutiques of Puerto Banus with a whole array of top brand shops in the center of Marbella. Cartier, Jimmy Choo, Gucci, Dior and Hermès rub shoulders with the Spanish brand shops and so ideal for shopping, both visitors and locals zone is created.

As far as investment is concerned, the Golden Mile is always requested and thanks to his enduring popularity, the property value remains constant. The villas, houses and apartments have the highest rates of the Costa del Sol, especially those found in the southern part (beach) from the main dual road.

Villas in the Golden Mile

Many of the most impressive villas are located here in the Golden Mile

It is rare to find a quality bungalow beachfront, although this wonderful well maintained four bedroom property could use some reform, unbeatable location steps from the beach make it an interesting option.

In the Golden Mile houses are also rented, either near the beach and highest points with spectacular views. Just a few meters from the hotel Marbella Club, this luxury villa ten bedrooms is really unique, built on a plot of 6,000m2 in beachfront with gardens, tennis, cinema, gym, staff accommodation and as excellent entertainment areas.

Golden Mile attracts wealthy families and couples looking for a stylish architecture and quality construction in a comfort zone, respected and more importantly, in a nice area of ​​Marbella where what is prime sophistication. Most of the properties here are above the million euros, perfect for those who want to apply for the Golden Visa.

 

Sotogrande, more than golf

What began as a small settlement, today has become one of the areas of greatest luxury of all the Costa del Sol. With the ease of its proximity to Gibraltar and therefore its airport, just 20 minutes by car, is he has made favorite for the British high purchasing power.

Ryder Cup at the Valderrama Golf Club
Ryder Cup at the Valderrama Golf Clubm

In terms of properties, the easiest to find are villas located on large plots, whose values exceed a minimum value of 2 million euros. It is also possible to find cheaper apartments, starting from 200,000 euros. One of the biggest attractions of Sotogrande is Valderrama Golf Club camp, where even have been made valid European PGA. Represents the best golf in Spain, and for many, the perfect excuse to visit the region.

 

The Golf Valley: Nueva Andalucia

Nueva Andalucia is an area of ​​primary residence to one kilometer inland from Puerto Banus. Located on a sunny green and surrounded by the most prestigious and renowned golf courses such as Aloha, Las Brisas, Los Naranjos and La Quinta valley.

The manicured fairways and landscaped areas are maintained example of a well established community and its proximity to international schools such as “Aloha College” and “Laude International”. Nueva Andalucía has flourished in the last 30 with a significant amount of luxury villas and apartments of high standard and very good quality.

The stretch begins in Las Brisas, south of the Valley, north to Fifth. Hidden among these great Urbanizaciones find other very unique and discrete such as El Herrojo or Vega del Colorado in the hills of La Quinta, impeccable luxury villa urbanization with 24 hour security that can offer some of the best views of Marbella. We also have the prestigious La Cerquilla, just a few minutes from the leisure and thriving nightlife of Puerto Banus, with the perfect size of the plots and with discretion and privacy that customers seek our buyers luxury homes.

Frontline golf properties
Incredible properties at the frontline of Aloha Golf

It is increasingly recognized the value of the location of Nueva Andalucía, we can see that new shops, bars and restaurants are in the area that have earned the local public which during the last twelve months much of the public has in New Andalusia home.

The market in this area has improved considerably in the last 18 months. Old villas have been bought and renovated and now no shortage of good villas especially can reach up to one million euros.

It has raised the demand of customers looking bright and modern properties that are at a distance to amenities such as restaurants and bars and for this reason Nueva Andalucía has become an excellent option for many of these customers.

Perhaps it is early to think about price increases but Nueva Andalucía is giving clear signals that show that it is an area where the market has consolidated.

 

Benahavís, the dining room

This location is prefect for those looking for a property in a quiet place but that is not isolated, and also can enjoy both a valley and the coast. In addition, still retains the essence of people because of its small streets, but as data in particular are full of numerous restaurants, which has made it known as the dining room of the Costa del Sol, which is also part of the renowned triangle gold in the region.
Benahavís has been moving gradually in the real estate market in the region and now has captured much of this. It left behind his past Spanish people, which is still preserved and is evident in the chick Andalusian architecture of white houses that are close to its center.
This town houses the urbanization that is probably the most famous and most luxurious of the entire region, La Zagaleta, where the most exclusive and sought after villas on the Costa del Golf, with values ​​reaching 12 million euros. Similarly, in this town you can get great apartments and town houses in a modern complex at prices between 250 000 and 450 000 euros.

 

 

The perfect combination: Guadalmina

When you consider what the most requested areas where you can buy an elegant and stylish home in Marbella, thinking of many people focus on the classic Golden Mile, the opulent Sierra Blanca or the stunning Puerto Banus are, but those who do understand they know that one of the best kept secrets is the elegant urbanization of Guadalmina.

The quiet streets of this green and pleasant resort not jump immediately to mind thinking of purchasing a property in Marbella: and this is how its residents like it. They know that in fact some of the most popular properties in this area are precisely here, with its golf course so lush, wide sandy beaches and wooded areas offering a private setting to enjoy a relaxed lifestyle and not very exposed under the sun of Spain.

Guadalmina actually has long been one of the most sought after areas of Marbella: indeed was one of the first to be built up as exclusive area for those who dream retreat sun, sea and golf.

Guadalmina, the favorite of the british
Guadalmina, the favorite of the british

The charms of this lush coastline were discovered by businessman Norberto Goizueta when his yacht berthed just offshore. He bought the fine, which at the time produced corn and wheat, but decided that golf tourism and residential would be a more profitable crop, so in 1959 inaugurated the golf course Guadalmina. Despite claims to the golf course rival Real River east of the city, the Guadalmina was actually the first golf course in Marbella: another secret of this area that not everyone knows, a man named Sean Connery, who was used to see in the sixties testing his game in considered one of the best streets in Spain. For the former James Bond, whose passion for golf is well known, this was probably the main reason he bought a luxury villa in Guadalmina: as it is for many international residents.

The golf club, which now enjoys the honor of having the title “Royal” has since expanded by adding another 18-hole championships and tournaments, as well as a par 3 nine-hole, while urbanization it has been divided into two parts also: Guadalmina Alta and Baja. While both are very attractive residential, the second, with its extensive plots and proximity to the golden sands of a stunning stretch of beach around the green fairways of the golf course, it is the most exclusive.

Just across the road from the coast is Guadalmina Alta, with an excellent shopping center with supermarket, restaurants, bars, clothing stores, beauty salons and many businesses located between the two parts of the development. Throughout its lush fairways you will find beautiful villas and apartment complexes with lush gardens.

All facilities and services of the small town of San Pedro Alcantara are close at hand, while the elegant marina of Puerto Banus, with its variety of designer shops, fine restaurants and lively nightlife, are just a few minutes driving, like him Marbella center and the lively town of Estepona, just ten minutes.

 

 

Written by: CAPD

Words: 2550

Contribution to reader: Get to know the main areas to invest in Costa del Sol and also its touristic and real estate attractive.

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