The Costa del Sol is amazing and living in a holiday destination is a real treat, however it can be nice to get away and have a change of scene. Many residents decide to escape the heat and crowds in August and head back to their home country to see family and friends or explore a new country or city. Will you be one of them this year?
Due to several years of growing tourist numbers, airlines are increasing their routes and number of flights. As well as being great for the area in terms of tourist income, it’s also great for those of us lucky enough to call the place home. More routes and more competition drives prices down and we have loads more options to choose from for our next getaway.
Here are just a few of the new developments…
Jet2 are increasing their routes by adding 12 weekly flights from Stanstead and 10 weekly flights from Birmingham, making it easier than ever to visit the UK this year. However, why not broaden your horizons with a visit to the vibrant and beautiful city of Amsterdam? Both Ryanair and KLM are now flying from Malaga to Amsterdam, with KLM flying twice daily in the peak months of July and August.
Germany is also becoming easier to reach with Ryanair adding daily flights between Malaga and Frankfurt and local airline Niki offering regular flights connecting Stuttgart, Berlin and Hamburg with Malaga.
As well as the traditional routes to the UK and Northern Europe, we’ve got more to look forward to next year, with Qatar Airways announcing a new route which will offer direct flights between Doha and Malaga in 2018. There are also plans to restart the direct route to New York due to an increase in interest in visiting the Costa del Sol from the US.
In addition to flights, we also have the high-speed train the AVE which can whisk you up to Madrid in just a few hours. Spain is also a great place to explore by car, with a rich history, plenty of culture and lots of regional variations. You could also drive across the border to Portugal for white sand beaches and a very different feel, or jump on the boat over to Morocco and explore a whole new continent.
Living on the Costa del Sol offers so many opportunities for a better work life balance and great climate and sports facilities, not to mention easy travel. If you made the move, well done! If you’re still dreaming about it, what’s keeping you? We can offer affordable and flexible long term rental properties all along the Costa del Sol, so you can try the life and the experience before you buy, with very little risk. Let us know if we can make your dream a reality!