Costa del Sol is mainly known as a tourist destination, to soak up the rays of the sun. But you can also discover in the region beautiful landscapes, fine gastronomy and the warm hospitality of its people… plus they have a few decent beaches.
(PRWEB) September 24, 2008
TheMoveChannel.com, the leading international property portal, announces a number of new Costa del Sol property developments or properties for sale, including:
- Aged 55 + development (Secure environment, 2 beds, 2 baths, full sports facilities, £218,940)
- 3 bedroom Penthouse (Exclusive development, 86 apartments in the development, £1,990,360)
Properties in Spain may not be an investment opportunity UK investors have considered of late due to the credit crunch. One of the most visited areas in Europe; the Costa del Sol is famous for its sun, fun and fabulous beaches. We take a look at a few of them to see what all the fuss is about.
How To Travel
The three airports that service the Costa del Sol are Seville, Gibraltar and the main airport, Málaga; all have regular cheap flights from London and other popular European cities.
Málaga is the busiest and most central of the airports and is situated between Málaga City and the large resort of Torremolinos on the national road N340, which connects all towns and resorts along the coast. Trains can be caught from the airport into Málaga City and to Fuengirola and bus services link the coastal towns as well as the inland towns of Ronda and Granada.
Nikki Beach (Marbella) is an exclusive beach used by the rich and famous, as well as the wannabe crowd. But don't be put off, as this beach is lovely, blessed with exotic bamboo beds, alcoves of tee-pees and gently swaying palms.
As the sun begins to set things take a slightly different turn as the music starts to increase in volume and the party on the beach really starts to get underway.
Out of the Sun
The Costa del Sol (sunshine coast) is a region in the south of Spain, situated in the independent community of Andalusia, comprising the coastal towns and communities along the Mediterranean coastline.
Formerly made up of a series of small, quiet fishing settlements, the region has been completely transformed during the latter part of the 20th century into a world renowned tourist destination, with a continuous development of high-rise settlements and resorts running along the length of the shore.
The Costa del Sol includes the city of Málaga and the towns of Torremolinos, Benalmádena, Fuengirola, Mijas and Marbella.
In recent years the Costa del Sol has become a golfer's paradise, affectionately known as the 'Costa del Golf,' due to the number of high quality golf courses that have been built, mainly in and around the Marbella area.
The influx of golfers and the general increase in the areas tourism trade are two of the main reason why the area has seen such development in new complexes and apartments.
Architectural styles in the region are a mixture of low-rise, whitewashed villas and the construction of high-rise apartment blocks concentrated in the tourist resorts. While many of the villas and other single dwellings are designed and built in the local, traditional Andalusian-style, the purpose-built multi-dwelling blocks have little harmony with the characteristics of the area.
David Johnson, Managing Director, comments:
"Costa del Sol is mainly known as a tourist destination, to soak up the rays of the sun. But you can also discover in the region beautiful landscapes, fine gastronomy and the warm hospitality of its people… plus they have a few decent beaches."
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