If you are thinking of relocating to Málaga province and looking to buy or rent inland, you may be looking for information on what the area has to offer.
There are many things to consider before you decide to make that monumental leap. Here we have compiled some useful information about Málaga province and its inland areas to help you make that choice.
The warm Mediterranean climate in Málaga province is one of the most distinctive characteristics of the region. It is generally very pleasant all year round with a exceptional 330 sunny days per year on average. Summer weather is normally dry and hot with an average temperature of 29ºC, but with low humidity the heat is not overbearing.
This exceptional weather promotes a culture of outdoor living, which can come to characterise one of the many joys of living in Andalusia, providing an excellent opportunity to enjoy a very comfortable life, enjoying all of the many possibilities and outdoor activities the region has to offer.
The south of Spain offers a life rich in history and culture. Andalusia, as the extreme southern tip of Europe, with its land rich in mineral deposits and fertile soil providing much agricultural wealth, positioned between the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea and a gateway between Europe and Africa, have made Andalusia a much sought after prize contested over by competing civilizations since the Neolithic Age.
Before coming under Spanish rule, over the ages the empires of the Phoenicians, Carthage, Rome, Vandals, Visigoths and the Moors, who all at one time have settled in Andalusia, contributing much to the regions unique and rich cultural heritage.
Away from the Costa del Sol, in the inland areas of Málaga such as the Guadalhorce Valley, the many towns and villages still retained much architectural evidence from Moorish times. Every year visitors come from all over the world to see the typical white houses, cottages and many Moorish castles which dot the region’s mountainsides.
The Mediterranean diet is widely renowned to be one of the best in the world. Andalusian cuisine is famous for its tapas, paella, Serrano hams and fresh fish dishes, many fine examples of which can be savoured in the many excellent restaurants the region has to offer.
The rich fertile swathe of agricultural land in the Guadalhorce Valley, where traditional farming methods still prevail in growing the many varieties olives, citrus fruit and vegetables traditionally came for the region to be known locally as the “Garden of Málaga”.
These locally grown and organic products that help make up the Mediterranean diet can be found on display and bought very cheaply at all of the local farmer’s markets in every town and village throughout the area.
The decision whether to rent or buy when looking for a property is a personal one. If you are relocating your family to southern Spain from elsewhere with a view to living in the area permanently, it is advisable to perhaps first rent a property for the first 12 months, to experience the lifestyle in the area and if your family can settle, then if agreeable perhaps then look to buy a property.
Away from the premium property prices of the nearby Costa del Sol, by comparison the property market in inland areas of Málaga province can offer exceptional value for money, whether you are looking to buy or rent. While still being able to enjoy all of the benefits, such as the excellent beaches and nightlife the nearby coastal areas have to offer as well as the excellent transport links to Malaga City and its international airport less than 30 minutes drive away.
In the many picturesque inland towns such as Coín, Alhaurín el Grande, Monda, Guaro, Álora, Pizarra and Alozaina, it is possible to find good properties to buy for as little as 50,000€ (£38,000). While if looking to rent, there are many decent houses and apartments to choose from starting from just 300€ (£240) payable per month.
If you would like more information about living in inland Málaga province or would like us to help you find properties that match your criteria in the area, please do not hesitate to contact us via our website or by calling us on (+34) 696 738 295.