With a mild, frequently sunny winter, Spain’s coastline is an antidote to cold, wet British winters, making it a top holiday destination for Brits. When considering this choice from an investment perspective, its popularity with holidaymakers maintains a high rental demand all year round, making paying off your mortgage an easy undertaking.
If you’re wondering where to buy a holiday home in Spain, some destinations stand out. Out of all the wonderful Spanish coastal regions, we’ve seen the Costa Brava, Costa Dorada, Orange Blossom Coast, Costa del Sol and the Costa Blanca as the top five places where foreigners purchase holiday homes in Spain.
Are you looking for proximity to home as you figure out where’s the best place to invest in real estate in Spain? The Costa Brava is the coastal region geographically closest to the UK. Just south of the French border, it’s an excellent option for those that have an affinity towards travelling to France. Salvador Dalí is from Figueres, a city near the coastal region, and Dalí himself gained inspiration from the region’s azure water and rolling pine-lined hills. If you’d love the option of spending time in France and Spain, we’d say the Costa Brava is where you should buy a holiday home in Spain. It also offers a plethora of golf courses, nature reserves, ski slopes, playgrounds and beautiful beaches for you to enjoy.
This unspoilt stretch of coast is just south of Barcelona and has many natural wonders. If your family enjoys nature and wildlife, they’ll enjoy spending time at the Ebro River Delta, an estuarine sanctuary which attracts millions of birds to its waters every winter. Britons adamant about escaping dreary weather at home tend to buy holiday homes in this area of Spain because of its mild, pleasant winters. The Spanish coast stretching from the Costa Dorada to the Costa del Sol gets 300 days of sunshine a year. Nature guarantees that you won’t have to worry about bad weather.
The Costa del Azahar, known as the Orange Blossom Coast, is the coastal region south of the Costa Dorada that encompasses all the towns in Castellón province. Despite the region’s similarities to the Costa Blanca, there are not many holiday homes in this area. This area is ideal for families looking for a quieter retreat with fewer disturbances from vast droves of tourists. There are many sandy beaches with little development and acres of orange and olive trees to immerse yourself in nature while enjoying a relaxing getaway.
The Costa Blanca is one of Spain’s more popular coastal regions. It includes both Alicante and Valencia, giving residents in its coastal towns easy access to city attractions like cinemas, restaurants, concert halls and theme parks. The area also is home to nature reserves full of coastal caves, waterfalls and rock-rimmed inlets, creating the perfect setting for parents that relish in seeing their children experience nature’s delights. The Costa Blanca is also an excellent spot for divers, surfers, yachtsmen and watersports enthusiasts.
The Costa del Sol, like the Costa Blanca, has an infrastructure ideal for families seeking a getaway while enjoying the comforts of city life. The region’s largest city, Málaga (one of the largest in all of Spain), offers many museums and amenities you’d expect from a world-class urban centre. Nature lovers have mountain biking within easy access, as well as skiing at Spain’s best mountain resort, the Sierra Nevada only two hours away. The Costa del Sol is also a fantastic destination for holiday homes to buy in Spain if you’re a history buff, with the inland areas just outside of Málaga being a treasure trove for ancient Greek, Roman and Moorish culture enthusiasts.
There’s no shortage of enticing options and destinations as the best place to buy a holiday home in Spain. Suppose you’re looking to enjoy a Mediterranean style break in a home that’s your own. In that case, we invite you to download our e-book, The Practical Guide to Buying a Holiday Home in Spain full of valuable details to guide you through the process of buying foreign real estate.
And if you’re excited about purchasing the holiday home of your dreams, we suggest you look at our property in Calpe on the Costa Blanca. It’s an incredible mix of old-world charm and modern convenience that is ideal for family-orientated holidays.