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Some interesting facts about the Costa del Sol

There are countless factors that encourage our clients to buy property in the Costa del Sol – we always like to enquire as to what exactly they may be, as we frequently find ourselves learning something new about the region as a result.

To further encourage those who are considering moving into the area, and to better inform those who may have already done so, we thought we would compile some of the most fascinating facts that we’ve come across about the ever-desirable Costa del Sol.

A region like no other

Costa del Sol translates to “Coast of the Sun” or “Sun Coast”, which seems befitting, as the average temperatures for the area rarely drop below double figures, even in the coldest winters.

While the region doesn’t strictly have a capital city, Malaga has been frequently described as “the capital of the Costa del Sol”.

Attracting up to six million tourists a year, Malaga is known for its bustling nightlife, countless museums and rich heritage, with the historic city centre having been described as an “open museum” on account of its archaeological remains and monuments from the Phoenician, Roman, Arabic and Christian eras.

A rich and interesting history

With origins dating as far back as 2,800 years, the Costa del Sol offers a much richer history than many may presume.

From the founding of a colony called ‘Malaka’ in around 770 BC, and a booming wine and raisin trade in the 18th century, through to becoming a hotspot for 1950s and ’60s film stars, the region has long been one of great cultural and historical significance.

Contact Winkworth about moving to the Costa del Sol

Costa del Sol continues to offer a wealth of attractions to prospective residents today, including its seemingly endless stretches of beaches, delectable cuisine, world-famous wildlife parks and prestigious shopping destinations.

Whatever it may be that attracts you to the Costa del Sol, when you seek to make the move to this highly sought-after part of the world, we suggest that you enlist our assistance here at Winkworth in finding the ideal property.

Don’t look to any other estate agent when you wish to make the Costa del Sol your home.