Watching a couple of Costa del Sol pictures is enough to understand why since the last half century it has become one of the most popular and luxurious touristic destinies in the world. Blessed with a charming weather all year long, the picturesque coastal towns and the white sand of Málaga’s shore offer a lifestyle based on pleasure and relax –for those who can afford it, of course-. If you are one of those lucky people and you are thinking of buying a property in this little paradise on Earth, it’s convenient for you to take a look at the grate variety of possibilities in order to define some basic parameters in your search before making such a significant investment.
First of all, what and where is exactly Costa del Sol? This is an important question because you won’t find it on a map: placed in southern Spain, it’s a rather vague area that spans along the 161 kilometers of the whole Málaga shore with it’s 16 cities and towns, from Nerja to Manilva, but the limit is blurry, and sometimes it is extended to Granada and Almería, so the range is extremely wide and it may become a difficult task to decide which is the best place for your particular needs.
The next step should be to do a little research about every town and city –and especially about their beaches and natural environment- to find out its pros and cons. For the selection process, one of the most relevant factors to be taken into account –apart from your financial limitations- is whether if you will move permanently or if you will just use the property for holidays, alone, with your partner or with a whole crowd of children, because in every case the needs will be very different, and each location will provide a particular set of options.
On the other hand, you should think about the kind of property you are looking for, if it is an apartment in Costa del Sol, a big house or a traditional villa, for example, and where would you like it to be located: it could be in a quiet neighborhood from Marbella, in a popular city with attractive cultural activities, like Málaga, or maybe in a peaceful cliff by the sea, far away from any urban chaos and disturbing noises. Once you have decided these basic issues, it’s time to contact a couple of estate agents from the chosen area to show you the best properties for sale in Costa del Sol according to your requirements.
It is also important that you don’t accept immediately the first options you are shown, even if they are good offers, because in the rush you may be losing a much better option. It’s advisable to take all the time you need and make a wise decision. As we all know, prevention is better than cure. Costa del Sol Estate Agents are here to help you!