Living on the Costa del Sol

With its reputation as a playground for the rich and famous, beautiful beaches, renowned golf courses and great skiing in the nearby Sierra Nevada, living in the Costa del Sol is hugely appealing.


Living on the Costa del Sol

Living in Costa del Sol is increasingly popular among international families, with expats moving to Málaga, Marbella and beyond from all over the world. As the name suggests the Costa del Sol is Spain’s sunniest coast. Comprising 161 kilometres of coastline, expats in Costa del Sol live throughout the cities and towns of Málaga, Torremolinos, Benalmádena, Marbella, San Pedro de Alcántara, Estepona, Manilva, Nerja and Sotogrande.


Expats on the Costa del Sol

The area is home to an increasingly large community of expats moving to the Costa del Sol, particularly from Northern Europe. Life for expats with kids in the Costa del Sol is wonderfully outdoorsy, with an enviable year round climate and a truly international feel. Families have access to incredibly local gastronomy and culture as well as plenty of fantastic things to do with kids,  leading international schoolsEnglish-speaking doctors and more. 


Moving to the Costa de la Luz

The Costa de la Luz is the Atlantic part of the Andalusian region and includes the popular destinations of Tarifa, Cadiz and Huelva. There are fewer expats in Costa de la Luz than on the Costa del Sol and this area of Andalusia is a popular tourist destination for the Spanish. Cádiz and Jerez are the two main cities when moving to Costa de la Luz. 


Living in Cádiz

Cadiz is surrounded by the Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park and Jerez, birthplace of Flamenco, is the main transport hub for western Andalucía, as well as the region’s economic centre. It offers a varied annual calendar of cultural events where typical features of Andalusian culture, such as horses, flamenco and wine, are in the limelight. A growing number of expat families are moving to Cádiz, Jerez and Andalucia to experience this incredible local culture.


For more in-depth information about making the Costa del Sol your next home, visit our MumAbroad Ultimate Guide to Moving to Spain.


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