Andalusia as one of 17 autonomous communities forms the southernmost part of the Spanish mainland with countless sunny days and a mild climate.
Only the famous Strait of Gibraltar, which is fourteen kilometres wide at its narrowest point, separates Andalusia from Africa and connects the Mediterranean Sea with the Atlantic Ocean. With its endless sandy beaches, its unspoiled expanse, the thousands of years old, fascinating culture but also a wide range of sports activities, it magically attracts people.
From extensive Mediterranean forests, wide river valleys, snow-covered high mountains and low mountain ranges rich in vegetation, humid swamps and barren volcanic landscapes to dry semi-deserts, Andalusia combines an almost unbelievable variety of landscapes.
The Sierra Nevada and Doñana National Parks, 23 Nature Parks and numerous Nature Reserves protect the most diverse and species-rich natural landscape in Spain, so that it will be preserved with its uniqueness and beauty for future generations.
But the region is equally famous for its joie de vivre and the joy of celebrating and enjoying. Fine wines, tasty olives, ham, fish and tapas bring people together in the bars and restaurants.
Not only the region, but also the real estate prices have an attractive effect. Especially in the provinces of Cadiz and Granada, they have fallen significantly in recent years. Sevilla's prices are much higher. They are highest on the Costa del Sol, but even here you can get a house with a pool for 500'000 Euros. But if you want to buy at a particularly low price, you will find particularly inexpensive properties in peripheral locations such as Huelva and Almeria.
Costa del Sol
The Costa del Sol does not bear its name for nothing: here the sun shines 320 days a year, in addition the mountains behind it protect the coast from the north wind.
The fact that the Mediterranean coast of the province of Málaga became a popular holiday resort in the 1960s is obvious: it has breathtaking nature with rugged cliffs, enchanted caves, spectacular field formations, crystal-clear rivers and subtropical vegetation with cypresses, palm trees and agaves. National parks and near-natural zoos are popular destinations.
In the hinterland lies the popular "ruta de los pueblos blancos", a route between Ronda, Tarifa and Cadíz, which leads past a number of completely white plastered villages. The three cities themselves attract many visitors: Cadíz as the oldest city in Europe, Tarifa as a surf paradise and Ronda as an elevated white city with an impressive view. But most of those who leave everyday life behind on the Costa del Sol do so on one of the many beaches with a blue flag, which is the seal of quality for sustainable tourism. Just as well known as for its beaches is the coast for its twelve golf courses that attract international players. Last but not least, the area is considered to be ideal for sailing trips, as evidenced by the famous marina Marbellas Puero Banús. The fact that the area is so popular among the jet set is not least due to its good infrastructure and easy accessibility by express train and plane.
Expats and second home owners are welcome people here. Especially many come from England, Russia, Norway and Germany. Glamorous Marbella is particularly popular with those interested in luxury real estate: here you will find villas or penthouses with overwhelming views. The most exclusive properties are located at Marbella's "Golden Mile", which ends at marina Puerto Banús. Towards Gibraltar is the luxury resort Sotogrande, which caresses the inhabitants of the countless luxury properties with world-class golf courses, polo fields, beach clubs and one of the most beautiful parks in Spain.