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Why buy a house on the Costa Tropical?

Four reasons why for buying a property on Costa Tropical

There are many reasons why one should consider buying a property on the Coast of Granada, known as the Costa Tropical. Cumbre Villas has listed the four main reasons why we think that this Spanish coast is the ideal place to own a property. A haven to live all year round.

1. The sea views

One of the major reasons that people choose to buy property in the Costa Tropical is because of the exceptional views to the sea, the mountains, and the beautiful sunsets and sunrises. Many places have a sea view, but we haven’t found a view this beautiful anywhere else in Spain. As most of the houses here are built on the hillside communities along the coast, you can enjoy superb panoramic sea views from almost all the villas we have for sale, yet they are very close to the shore.

In Salobreña, in particular on Urbanization Monte de los Almendros, we have uninterrupted views to the sea, the mountains, the picturesque Moorish castle and the beach front. Since the castle and the beach front are illuminated at night, the view is equally appealing in the evening. La Herradura on the other hand, is famous for the beautiful colours of the sky when the sun rises on the horizon and when it sets behind the natural park of Cerro Gordo. Almuñécar offers great views to its castle and “El Peñon” on the left, while on the right you can enjoy the stunning views to Punta de la Mona and Marina del Este.

2. Unspoilt Spanish coast

The fact that the Costa Tropical of Granada is small and peaceful and doesn’t have much high-rise construction or mass tourism is a major plus to our clients looking to buy a villa in Andalusia. This coast has been a well-kept secret for years and very much appeals to discerning travellers as it is still very Spanish. In fact, you will find that it is very helpful to speak Spanish here.

Over time, the area will develop further, but the development will be controlled and tasteful. The local council has seen the mistakes made by other towns, such as Fuengirola and Marbella, and they are determined to grow wisely. The provincial board, known as the Junta de Andalucía, is now playing an active role in ensuring that the mass construction that has taken place in other parts of Andalusia, especially on the Costa del Sol, doesn’t continue. This means that the Costa Tropical will remain a wonderful place to live.

3. The tropical weather

The climate also plays a large role in people’s decision to purchase property on this Spanish coast. The Costa Tropical has the warmest winters in mainland Europe thanks to the shelter that is provided by the mountains that surround us. The climate is considered subtropical, hence the name “Costa Tropical”, with an average annual temperature between 18º (in winter) and 28º (in summer) and more than 325 days a year of sun.

Our favourite season is actually winter, as the days are warm and sunny and the skies are crystal clear. The fact that it is possible to ski in the morning in the Sierra Nevada, and relax on the beach in the afternoon is also a big selling point.

4. Value for money

Andalucía is the largest of Spain’s autonomous regions and is normally accountable for nearly 1 in 5 of all property purchases in Spain on a yearly basis, however, most of the properties sold are located in the province of Málaga, more specifically on the Costa del Sol, and not in the province of Granada. The Costa Tropical is still a hidden gem and offers good value for money. Since there is actually a shortage of quality, individually designed villas in this desirable location, prices for the type of properties we sell aren’t very likely to decline.