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.