5 Reasons Why You Should Relocate to the Costa del Sol

5 Reasons Why You Should Relocate to the Costa del Sol

5 Reasons Why You Should Relocate to the Costa del Sol
The life you dream of can become a reality! If you’re looking to enjoy a new life on the sun-kissed island of Spain, you’ve come to the right place. We could sit and tell you that the Costa del Sol is one of the best places in the world to buy property - but would you believe us without us showing you why? Moving here can bring you a lifetime of happiness. Over 300,000 expats have upped sticks and relocated to Spain, with many of those deciding to reside in the Costa del Sol region. It has long been a popular place for those looking to escape to a place in the sun. Here are 5 reasons why you should relocate to the Costa del Sol.

About Costa del Sol

Situated on the southern edge of Spain, Costa del Sol is found in the autonomous community of Andalusia. The Costa del Sol includes well-known towns such as Marbella, Estepona, Benalmadena, Torremolinos, Benahavis and many more other highly sought-after locations. The area itself is located between two other coastal regions, Costa de la Luz and the Costa Tropical.
 
Although it may be a great spot for tourists, it’s also a fantastic place for you to invest in real estate. Ever since the 1960s, the Costa del Sol has continued to grow in strength as an expat location. 
 
Reasons Why You Should Relocate to the Costa del Sol

Weather to Enjoy

Costa del Sol translates to “Coast of the Sun” - so you can expect good weather pretty much year-round. With a Mediterranean climate, it’s likely that you’ll experience mild, relatively rainy winters though the summers will be long, hot and sunny.
 
Winters in the Costa del Sol (December-February) are generally quite mild. There are some sunny periods during these three months but it is broken up by some bad wind and rain. Cold days are rare, but on a night where the sky is clear, temperatures can drop below 5 °C. However, this soon increases and most winter days will be above 10 °C.
 
Summers in the Costa del Sol are hot and sunny. June and September will be around 27°C while July and August see an average temperature of 30 °C during the day. The conditions during the summer months are perfect for dining outside until late and enjoying water sports or early mornings at the beach during the day.

Miles of Coastline to Explore

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With 160 kilometres of coastline, the Costa del Sol is the perfect place to enjoy the 320 days of sunshine that this part of Spain offers. Washed by the Mediterranean Sea, this is a paradisiacal place with a vast range of beaches to explore. There are more than 125 beaches along the coast, comprising of both long stretches of fine golden sand and smaller rocky covers. 
 
All of the beaches here offer great amenities and restaurants while having an atmosphere to match. There’s nothing better than being able to walk with the sand beneath your feet while having the sun shine down on your skin. Some of the best beaches in the Costa del Sol are found within Estepona And Marbella.

Reasonable Cost of Living

Although property prices in the Costa del Sol may not be the cheapest in Spain, you certainly get your money’s worth. Properties here tend to be luxurious in nature, even the smaller one-bedroom apartments. There are some bargains to be had further inland, but it's the coast that offers prime locations and property types. 
 
In most cases, the cost of living in the Costa del Sol is around 36.81% lower than in parts of the UK. You can pick up everyday essentials from supermarkets for affordable prices, though you can lower your costs by taking advantage of local markets.

Great Outdoor Experiences

When you relocate to a place like the Costa del Sol, the outdoor experiences are something you’re going to look forward to. With long sandy beaches, a lively social scene and impressive mountain ranges, what’s not to love? There are plenty of things for you to do in Costa del Sol, allowing you to get out and make the most of the fantastic weather conditions on offer.

Relaxed Spanish Lifestyle

Although the Costa del Sol is a desirable area for British tourists and expats, you’ll still be able to enjoy a traditional Spanish lifestyle. There are tasty tapas bars, seafood restaurants and plenty of sangrias to go around.
 
One of the great things about the Costa del Sol is that there’s everything from small villages to large towns, offering a great mix of places to live. Thanks to this, you’re sure to find a place that suits your lifestyle.

Get in touch with us today

“We came over to Spain with a view to purchasing a holiday home. Jackie at Crystal Shore Properties, couldn´t have been more helpful, to the various emails prior to arriving, to the many many viewings she arranged. And very happy to say, we complete on our property on Wednesday. Jackie was professional, knowledgeable and listened to our list of requirements. Would definitely recommend Jackie to any potential home buyer. Thanks again Jackie!”
Amanda & David
“During a holiday to Spain last year we made contact with Bella and Jackie at Crystal Shores properties. At very short notice they were able to put together an afternoon of viewings for us. This wet our appetite and with the visit in the forefront of our minds we returned home. Over the next 6 weeks we exchanged daily emails with Jackie going over homes, areas and options. Jackie’s responses were always prompt and on point allowing us to narrow down our requirements before heading back to Spain in November for two days of viewings. Jackie took the time to review and adapt the search scope based on our feedback. This time spent ensured that the time on the road wasn’t wasted and every property we visited had a clear reason for us seeing it. Over the two days Jackie was a perfect guide, her knowledge of the areas was fantastic, in this short space of time Jackie managed to arrange 15 viewings down the coastline from Cala de Mijas all the way down to Casares on the boarder with Gibraltar. At no time in the buying process did we feel pressured into making a decision this, along with the after sales care from Jackie has been nothing but perfect. If your looking for a friendly, knowledgable and attentive company to take care of your needs when buying in Spain look no further than Crystal Shores, a truly 5 star service.”
Danielle and Duncan
“Just a note to thank you and the team for selecting the perfect property in the perfect location. Everything has gone well from the start. Please pass on our thanks to everyone in the Marbella office too. Kind Regards,After initially researching estate agents on the Costa del Sol, I found Crystal Shore! Probably the best thing I ever did. It's rare in today's world to receive such high service levels but my wife and I were in total agreement it was an excellent experience. We spoke to many members of your team and they all provided such a high level of service that we would recommend anyone looking for a property on the Costa del Sol to use your services. You were friendly, informative and very patient – we looked at loads before we made our decision and you were always there to help. Especially Sarah she was great! Kind regards,”
Dale & Cheryl
“Hi Diane, We are sat in the sunshine thanking our lucky stars…. Thinking of you and your fabulous hard work in helping us realise our dream….

We have absolutely no regrets whatsoever and owe you an amazing debt in gratitude….. Happy New Year and hopefully we will catch up with you and Bella next year!”
David & Sarah
“I purchased my new property through Crystal Shore properties and would highly recommend using them. From start to finish the service was outstanding. My initial conversation was with Bella in the office who was very helpful and proactive in organising the ideal properties to view and then we spent the day with Jackie viewing the properties, Jackie was extremely knowledgeable and helpful not only with the properties and areas we were viewing but also regarding setting up a new life in Spain.”
Tom Gamble
“I would highly recommend Crystalshore properties for your property search. As a busy executive Kim took the time to truly understand our search requirements , narrow down a short list of Suitable properties and ultimately find us our dream home in Marbella in record time ! This was a truly VIP service and experience and one I would highly recommend!”
Jason
“We loved the service crystal shore gave us regarding the house hunting.....

Kim especially was very patient and helpful listening to our needs and eventually we found an amazing place to buy and we’re very excited and happy about it. I will definitely recommend the company and the contacts and knowledge they have regarding properties in and around Marbella.”
Steven and Awa Pienaar
“Unlike many other estate agents Kim was punctual, attentive and totally focussed on our needs. Kim quickly ascertained our requirements and only showed us relevant properties, rather than bombarding us with everything in stock which has been our experience in the past. There was no hard sell or trying to pull wool over our eyes, Kim led us round properties objectively analysing the pros and cons as if she was part of the family. The Villa in Guadalmina that we ended up buying was just divine and thank you to Kim and Crystalshore Properties for your patience, understanding and professionalism.”
Tony & Sarah Moss
“Hi all, Just a little note to say a huge thanks for all the work done which lead to a successful sale (which I must say went very smoothly). Both Pete and I are very happy on how professional you all handled this sale throughout. We will definetely recommend you to anyone. Many thanks again. Best wishes,”
Pete and Deirdre
“After initially researching estate agents on the Costa del Sol, I found Crystal Shore! Probably the best thing I ever did. It's rare in today's world to receive such high service levels but my wife and I were in total agreement it was an excellent experience. We spoke to many members of your team and they all provided such a high level of service that we would recommend anyone looking for a property on the Costa del Sol to use your services. You were friendly, informative and very patient – we looked at loads before we made our decision and you were always there to help. Especially Sarah she was great! Kind regards,”
Carl
“I would just like to thank you for your time & patience in showing me round the various properties. Also for taking the time to organize the meetings with the bank & lawyer, it was very much appreciated. Your help, advice & knowledge made the purchasing of a property so much easier & I am very happy with the purchase that I made. Once again many thanks for all your help & for putting up with me, it made a difficult decision a very easy & enjoyable one. Many Thanks,”
Andrew Wannan
“Hi Tony, Thank you for your help over the past few weeks, we did not think we would find exactly what we wanted on our first trip, but we are grateful for that and you are very grateful to Jose. Jose was very helpful and did what could have been very stressful days that were very enjoyable. Sincere friendships,”
Lorna & Simon
“I was fortunate enough to contact Crystal Shores Properties and secure the expert knowledge of Sasha. Her professionalism was outstanding and she was both well informed and supportive without being pushy. I have already recommended her to a colleague within a few days of returning home as I feel 100% confident that she would provide the same high level of service. Sasha is very well organized and listened to my aims and objectives of the purchase. The whole procedure from initial contact to securing the property filled me with confidence which I know was due to the hard work put in by Sasha. Kind regards,”
Louise
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