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Why Property in Spain’s Costa del Sol has never been so popular

If you have your finger on the pulse of the Costa del Sol property market, you’ll know that it has recently received several massive boosts, in the form of positive publicity and press articles. In February 2024, the expat organization ‘Internations’ released its annual ‘Expat City Ranking’ report, listing 49 cities ranked in order of preference of the best places to live and work. The survey taken by 12,000 expats across 188 countries, placed the Costa del Sol’s capital city, Málaga, as the best city in the world to live and work.

Best European Destination 2024

In the same month (February 2024), Forbes.com published an article entitled, “The 20 Best European Destinations in 2024: Marbella tops Travel Survey” announcing the results of the European Best Destinations (EBD) award.

Out of 500 destinations, over one million holiday makers voted for the 20 trendiest places, with Marbella taking the crown as the best European Destinations of 2024. Marbella received a landslide of votes, followed by Monaco, Malta and Geneva.

A representative for EBD clarified, the result was based on the superb all-year-round sunny climate, 5-star hotels, facilities and gastronomy and the outdoor sporty lifestyle, including world-class golf courses.


Second best global digital nomad destination

These two accolades are not isolated, they come hot on the heels of Málaga being voted the second-best global destination for executive digital nomads in the global Executive Nomads Index study. This sentiment was also echoed in an article published in the UK newspaper ‘The Times’, outlining the increasing appeal of Málaga province amongst British buyers who want a piece of the Costa del Sol property market. Outlining how the city has benefited from extensive investment, it has a thriving technical park Parque Technológico de Andalucía de Andalucía, which is Spain’s answer to Silicon Valley.

If you ever had any doubts about the ability of Costa del Sol property to hold its value or to provide the desired return on investment, it is time to take another look at the many different coastal resorts and types of properties available in these areas.

Here are a few of our favourite Costa del Sol property destinations offering something to suit all tastes, lifestyles and budgets:

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Benalmádena is one of the most popular and easily accessible family destinations on the Costa del Sol, just 15 minutes from Málaga airport.

It is a unique area featuring three very different resorts. If you are interested in beachfront property for sale in Benalmadena, you should head to Benalmadena Costa with its award-winning fairytale marina and vast expanses of beach.

There is also the charming traditional white village of Benalmadena Pueblo located slightly inland and also the business district of Arroyo de la Miel.

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If you’re looking for properties for sale in Fuengirola in order to enjoy the delights of the Costa del Sol lifestyle, you will be spoiled for choice! This long-established and hugely popular coastal town has a lively cosmopolitan feel and is equipped with everything you need for the perfect holiday and everyday life.

There are beautiful beaches, restaurants, bars, shopping mall and cinema complex, a fantastic family friendly Bioparc and it is surrounded by golf courses!

Property for sale in Marbella Costa del Sol - Weber Estates


Where to start? Marbella is one of the world’s most famous holiday destinations. The municipality includes Elviria (East Marbella), Marbella centre with its beautiful old town, beaches, a marina, and of course Marbella’s Golden Mile.

It is here that you’ll find the Marbella Club Hotel and Puente Romano Beach resort, and some of the most luxurious Marbella real estate. Within a few minutes you will reach Puerto Banús, created to rival St. Tropez in the style of an Andalusian pueblo and stunning marina.

Nueva Andalucia is an upmarket residential enclave directly above the marina, offering superb lifestyle.

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If you haven’t quite made up your mind whether you are interested in owning property in a Mijas golf resort, would prefer a townhouse in a traditional white hillside village or want to find the right beachfront property for sale, in Mijas you can find all three options.

The municipality has two distinct personalities, there is Mijas Pueblo, the quintessential white village in the foothills of the Sierra de Mijas Mountains. It is a magnet for tourists, has a vibrant artistic community and at 430 metres above sea level, the views are unbeatable.

Mijas Costa located at the heart of the Costa del Sol is the coastal area of the municipality.

If you are interested in finding the right beachfront property for sale in Mijas Costa you have plenty of choice, this stretch of the coastline spans 14kms of Blue Flag beaches, lined with chiringuitos and beach clubs from Riviera del Sol to Calahonda, La Cala de Mijas and Cabo Pino.

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Golf Properties

Although not a specific area, we can’t take an overview of the Costa del Sol without mentioning golf resorts and superb selection of luxury golf apartments and golf villas for sale along the Coast. The all-year round temperate weather and the world-class greens have made this stretch of the Mediterranean coastline a golfers’ paradise. When you own a property in golf resorts such as La Quinta Golf & Country Club and Finca Cortesin or La Cala Resort, you not only enjoy stunning views across the courses, surrounding countryside and sea, but also access to the many amenities of the resort, often at preferential rates.

If you would like more information about property for sale on the Costa del Sol, whether your preference is for luxury homes in Marbella, Mijas village property for sale or budget friendly Fuengirola apartments for sale, contact Birgitte at birgitte@weberestates.com or call + 34 683 391 512.