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August is here and with it come the crowds and the heat, but also an amazing atmosphere and loads of fantastic events and things to do.
Those living on the Costa del Sol full time are in two camps about August –
- One group thinks they are super lucky to be able to be in a holiday destination at peak time without the expense
- The other group just wants the people to leave and the weather to cool down so they can get back to normal.
Which camp are you in?
At HomeRentalontheWeb we love living on the Costa del Sol and feel really lucky to live in this beautiful place. Although it can be tricky to park in August, we love the atmosphere, the ferias and welcoming people to our stunning stretch of coastline.
Here are a few tips for enjoying your summer and minimising the disruption too.
Make the most of the summer fun
- The key to making the most of the summer here is to be plugged in to the grapevine so you know what’s going on, where and when, so you can enjoy all the great free activities. Follow your local Town Hall on social media, and look out for posters and flyers in your town or village. There are always great things being organised all along the coast, from free concerts and performances, to free kids’ activities and family days, so make sure you look out for them.
- Try to work shorter days so you can head to the beach or hang out at the pool and pretend you’re on holiday.
- Look out for special offers for residents, such as at the water park Aquamijas where adults can save 8€ per ticket, or see if there are specific days of the week or times where it is either free or pay what you can for attractions such as museums and galleries.
Leave extra travel time or think of alternatives
There’s no getting away from the fact that the traffic is heavier this time of year, so either leave extra time so you don’t stress, use the toll roads or even try a moped so you can weave through the jams and park almost anywhere!
Handling the heat
Some of us suffer in the hottest months of the year, but there are some tricks to keeping your long term rental and yourself cool.
The most important thing is to keep your blinds down during the day to stop the sun heating up the property during the day, then when the sun is no longer shining into the rooms open all the doors and windows and catch the breeze without costing you money on air con. Get yourself a fan and make sure you have cool water with you at all times. Enjoy a cooling dip in the pool or the sea when it gets too much! For more tips on keeping cool, check out our list of ways to survive the summer heat and let us know if you have any tips or tricks too.
Find out more about renting long term with HomeRentalontheWeb by reading the frequently asked questions about long term rentals on our website, or contact us and let us help you choose the right option for you.