Duquesa and Sabinillas Location Guide – Andalucia embodies everything quintessentially Spanish, including the natives of other regions! All the images that are associated with Spain. Cafes, taps bars and local sherry are found in this corner of Spain.
If you make your base here, you will have easy access to key places of artistic and cultural significance. The historic cities of Granada, Ronda, Cordoba, Sevilla, Jerez and Cadiz are all within a 2-3 hour drive. And Gibraltar is no more than half an hour drive away.
Why the Costa del Sol?
Reasons for choosing the Costa del Sol for your Permanent Residence, Holiday Home or Investment Property:
- Unique micro climate giving over 300 days sunshine each year
- All year round rental market from golfers, holidaymakers, workers and long term visitors
- Wonderful relaxed lifestyle
- Low cost of living compared with Northern Europe
- Property prices still good value compared with UK and Ireland
- Excellent investment potential
- Legal protection for money invested
- Constant improvements to infrastructure (golf courses, amenities etc)
- Zero tolerance on street peddlers, litter louts and rowdy behaviour
- Many blue flag beaches
History & Culture
Roman ruins and Moorish palaces, museums and galleries, cathedrals and churches are found in abundance in Andalucia, which is steeped in history and culture. Away from the hustle and bustle of the coast, clinging to hillsides or nestling in lush green valleys, are Andalucia’s famous “white villages” with their quaint cobbled streets and white washed houses.
Sun, sea and sand lovers who visit the coast during the summer months often do not realise that Andalucia has such magnificent surprises to offer. With its offer of natural foliage, its pine covered hillsides, lakes, mountains and beautiful coastline,
Andalucia offers among the best rural tourism sites in Spain. Spain is a predominantly catholic nation, where the religious calendar is observed. Andalucia is renowned for its parades, pilgrimages and fiestas. Cities, towns and villages have week long ferias in honour of their patron saints, with music, dance and general merriment being the order of the day.
The Costa del Sol is well serviced by two main airports with daily services to and from most of northern Europe. Malaga airport, which is the far eastern side of the Costa del Sol, is the nearest international airport with daily flights to the UK and other countries.
On the far west of the coast is Gibraltar. Although there are border controls between Gibraltar and Spain, there are daily flights with Monarch and British Airways to all London airports. North of Gibraltar is Jerez de la Frontera with a small airport servicing London Stansted and also some internal Spanish flights.
Things To Do…
For the Children?
Children are never bored on the Costa del Sol: once they have tired of the beach, let them expend some energy at the Aqua Parks like Bahia Park. There is a paint ball centre in Torreguadiaro, a Karting Club in Fuengirola, Funny Beach near Marbella, and of course, the popular Tivoli World (theme park). For those who like wildlife, there are the Selwo Marine park at Benalmadena and the Selwo Safari park which is located east of Estepona.
And for the Adults?
In addition to all the cultural activities, fine food and sightseeing, there are many national and international golf, tennis and other sporting competitions held on a regularly basis.
The Costa del Sol also boasts some world-class marinas such as the prestigious ports of Puerto de La Duquesa, Puerto Banus, Estepona and Sotogrande.