Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Where to Live in Spain; Malaga and the Costal del Sol

If you’re thinking about moving to Spain then you might be considering the Málaga, area. If so then you should be aware that there’s far more to Malaga, than just the Costa del Sol.

There are so many fantastic places to live in the Costa del Sol
If you don’t know a lot about the area that you’re considering a move to then you need to do your research about it, especially if you’re taking children with you. That’s when we come in to help. We’re not going to be trying to sell the dream of living in the areas for you. Instead we’ll be telling you what the residents of Malaga, told us so you know what it’s really like on the inside.

Málaga is found on the southern coast of Spain, in the Autonomous community of Andalusia. Málaga is bordered by the provinces of Cádiz, Sevilla, Córdoba and Granada and to the south you’ll find the Mediterranean Sea.

The province is then divided up into the comaracas of Atequera, Axarquia, Malaga, Guadalhorce Valley, Serriana of Ronda and the Costa del Sol. There are 101 municipalities between all of these comarcas. A comarca is basically a “-shire” but without the administrative role.

Most of the population of the area could be found in the fishing villages and the “white” villages in the mountains that run down to the coast. The area has been developed quite a bit since the 50s to accommodate international tourism and has become a popular spot for foreign tourists as well as people looking to buy a new place in the sun.

The Costa del Sol (the coastal area of the Málaga, province) is between two other Costas that are a little less-known. They are the Costa de la Luz and the Costa Tropical. Costa del Sol encompasses the coastal towns and communities that fill up the Mediterranean coastline of the Málaga province. It stretches from the cliffs at Maro in the East to the Punto Chullera in the west.

The Costa del Sol Occidental is made up of the municipalities of Málaga, Torremolinos, Benalmádena, Fuengirola, Mijas, Marbella, San Pedro de Alcántara, Estepona, Manilva and Casares on the west and Rincon de la Victoria, Vélez-Málaga, Nerja, Frigiliana and Torrox to the east.

The Costa del Sol is where most foreigners who move to Malaga, find themselves. It offers an incredibly rich variety. The Costa del Sol has just about everything from luxury marinas and top quality villas to rural inland village houses and rustic fincas. There is also ample opportunity to rent and buy holiday properties in the region.