The Sun Shines 300 Days a Year and Makes You Happier
There’s no doubt that sunshine boosts your spirits and gives you more Vitamin D which is extremely beneficial for your health. It also allows you to spend more time outside, enjoying the great sports facilities, or just taking a stroll, and of course dining al fresco is a real pleasure which you can enjoy almost all year round. There’s good reason why it’s called the sunshine coast!
The Food is Delicious and Healthy
The Mediterranean Diet has long been known to be healthy and there’s more evidence all the time that eating this way can reduce the risk of developing heart disease, type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure. When you live on the Costa del Sol it’s natural to visit the markets and take advantage of the deliciously ripe fruit and vegetables, cook with olive oil and enjoy the plentiful and cheap fish. Restaurants serve lovely salads and fish cooked over coals, which is wonderful enjoyed on the beach and accompanied by a good glass of Spanish wine – which is good for you too!! Watch the fried stuff though, it’s delicious, but not as healthy.
The Sports Facilities are Unbeatable
It’s not called the Costa del Golf for nothing, there are around 60 golf courses on the Costa del Sol, with four which rank in the top 10 in Europe. Sotogrande has some of the best polo fields in Europe, not to mention sailing and kite surfing and Tarifa is a mecca for windsurfing and kitesurfing. There are also many fantastic tennis clubs, including Wimbledon Champion Manolo Santana’s tennis club in Nueva Andalucia, very close to Puerto Banus. Many urbanizations have padel tennis courts which are free for residents to use, and the local councils have invested a lot in fantastic municipal sports facilities such as football pitches, basketball courts, tennis and padel courts which are really affordable to use.
You’re Never Far from the Mediterranean Sea
There’s something so soothing about hearing waves crashing against the beach, and a day at the beach is a pleasure all year round. The Med is so important to the Costa del Sol, offering breathtaking views and great marinas to moor your boat, or simply enjoy a meal. There has been a lot of investment to link up the whole coast with a seaside promenade and there are large stretches along the coast with more in the pipeline. These “paseos” are brilliant for a stroll, a bike ride, rollerblading, or just enjoying a drink and the view.
It’s so well connected with the rest of Europe
We are spoilt with so many low cost flights coming into Malaga from the UK, Germany, France, Scandinavia and more. We also have a fantastic fast train connecting us with Madrid in two hours, which is great for a weekend, but also offers more travel options to the rest of Spain and further afield. The great connections also make for a really international community, with many nationalities living together and creating a rich culture and really brilliant place to live, work, retire or bring up a family.
We help people to make their dreams of relocating to the Costa del Sol a reality, by offering affordable and desirable long term rental properties, so people can start living here and see how the life suits them without having to take the plunge and buy a property. Renting long term means you can try out a few different areas before you commit and it gives you lots of flexibility to move up and down the coast or inland as work, family, leisure or social life demands.