Why Southern Spain?
Aside from the fantastic weather, which it’s fair to say is world-renowned, the coast has a myriad of other fantastic attributes.
In recent years the coast has seen a boom in new residents from all over Europe and around the World. The reasons for this are more complex than simply sun worship.
The Andalucian region has benefited greatly from Spain’s European Union subsidies. This has created vastly improved infrastructure in road, rail and air. Malaga Airport is currently undergoing huge expansion, which will result in it being one of the most widely connected gateways in Europe with a new third terminal recently opened by the King and Queen of Spain and a third runway in progress. Add to this the international airports of Jerez, Seville and Gibraltar and you are within a short journey of several major airports to fly to and from, with a large network of low cost airlines allowing extremely cost effective and year round access to the region.
The regional economy has evolved from a seasonal tourist based income to a year round self-supporting business and tourism centre to rival any in Europe. The opportunities for ex-pats are wide ranging and in abundance.
The choice of English Curriculum private schools is healthy and expanding all the time to meet growing demand. With an excellent choice of hospitals and medical centres, Southern Spain is in a class of its own when it comes to health care.
Add this to the alluring draw of warm winters, local skiing, world class water sports, tax free shopping, national parks, first class cuisine, a low cost of living, and you’ll realise there is a lot more to this coast than just glitz, glamour and golf golf golf!