Malaga is chosen by Forbes among 20 best European cities to live, invest and work

Malaga is chosen by Forbes among 20 best European cities to live, invest and work

Malaga is chosen by Forbes among 20 best European cities to live, invest and work.

The research by Forbes aimed to discover the most American-friendly destinations in Europe, those with the best quality of life, best internet connections for remote working so that you can keep your job in the U.S. or launch your online project and set up your business. The initial list consisted of 120 top European destinations.

Based on various criteria including the presence of an international school, quality of life, health care system, internet connection, proximity to airports with international flights, cost of living, active expat community and low crime rate, the Best European Destinations (EBD) organization has revealed the 20 finalists that included three destinations in Spain – Madrid, San Sebastian and Malaga. Malaga has ranked 10th place, whereas Madrid and San Sebastian second and forth respectively.

According to EBD, Spain is a country in constant evolution — dynamic, culturally incomparable and “a destination that will appeal to even the most demanding“. Sunnier than France, Spain also offers good health care and school systems. If you love Europe for its culture, openness, architecture, events, tradition or gastronomy, you will love Malaga. Sometimes associated mostly with sun and beaches, the city is much more than that. It has the highest concentration of museums per square kilometer in Europe, high quality of life, security, rich culture, good health care services and sun almost throughout the year. Malaga is family friendly and also very suitable for single digital nomads or couples, as well as retirees who wish to live an active, culturally rich and lively retirement. Open-minded and tolerant, Malaga also attracts gay expats. The city offers a variety of schools including the British School of Malaga and many public and private. Malaga is one of the Spanish destinations with the greatest tourist growth.

Priced to sell fast – Apartment for sale in Los Pacos, Fuengirola

Priced to sell fast – Apartment for sale in Los Pacos, Fuengirola

Location, location, location! Spacious duplex apartment for sale in the heart of the residential area of Los Pacos, Fuengirola!

This 3 bedroom duplex apartment in Fuengirola feels more like a townhouse and located inside a very authentic quiet urbanization right in the heart of Fuengirola Los Pacos area. Distributed over two levels, this apartment is sold unfurnished, in a good condition and was built in 2002. It features two terraces upstairs from the bedrooms with views over the communal areas and swimming pool. It has three good sized bedrooms each with fitted closets, the ceiling fans are installed in every room. The urbanization has a secure entrance from the Avenida Finlandia that is one of the main streets in the Los Pacos area. It is a very well kept urbanization with many people living here all year round. All the windows and terraces in this apartment look inside of the urbanization, therefore you can enjoy the peace and tranquility whilst being just next to the town centre. This is a place on the Costa del Sol where without a doubt you can live without a car. However, included in the price there is an underground parking space & storage room.

Apartment for sale Fuengirola

This gated urbanization is located literally a few steps away from the centre of Los Pacos and all the amenities are at your doorstep. You can walk to the beach in 13 minutes or take a bus down. The nearest train station is Los Boliches and is located 900 meters away from the apartment. You can reach the Malaga International airport by car within 20 minutes or take a direct train to the airport from Los Boliches train station.

DISTANCES:

Beach – 950 meters ( 13 minutes walk)
Cafes, bars, restaurants – 1 minute walk
Bus stop – 1 minute walk ( direct bus line will take you to Fuengirola, Town Hall, Los Boliches train station, Miramar shopping centre)
Finnish school – 3 min walk ( 250 meters away)
Malaga International Airport – 20 minutes by car
Marbella – less than 30 minutes drive by car

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Los Pacos neighbourhood has grown into quite a built up, self contained area. Very well connected by recent improvements to road infrastructure, many people of all nationalities are buying homes and holiday homes in this area. With its own schools, sports facilities, shops, cafes and restaurants, it is becoming more and more popular. It sits back from the coast and backs onto the Torreblanca neighbourhood and benefits from frequent bus service to Fuengirola Town centre. Its a lively International community that has not lost its Spanish charm. The recently opened Los Pacos Paddle Club adds another great amenity to the area.

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New release – Spectacular new development in Malaga Town.

New release – Spectacular new development in Malaga Town.

Located in the vibrant city of Malaga, the heart of the Costa del Sol, this new Malaga development of apartments and penthouses, takes the dominant position in a residential urban real estate market in Southern Spain. Within just 5 minutes walk to the beach and 7 minutes walk to Malaga Port, this residential project represents a new concept that that combines tradition, functionality and ultimate comfort. Home, social life within community of residents, work space, leisure and quality of living join together within this new revolutionary concept.

Malaga is the fast growing, cosmopolitan and avant-garde city. This city of 600,000 inhabitants is transforming into a dynamic city full of life, adventure, and culture, with a grand plan in place for its continued development. Malaga has been nominated for a European Best Destination 2019. According to the nominee criteria, Malaga is a city “combining tradition and modernity, gastronomy, the beach and culture along with a world-class selection of museums”. Among the other 20 nominees were well-established tourist hotspots as Rome, Lisbon, Geneva and etc. Without a doubt, Malaga is on its way to a boom town!

Malaga is the gateway to the Costa del Sol, the birthplace of Pablo Picasso and Antonio Banderas. It is the second most populous city of Andalucia and the sixth-largest in Spain. The opening of Gran Hotel Miramar in Malagueta, the first 5 star Gran Luxe Hotel in Malaga speaks volumes of the direction this city is taking. Art and Culture is at the centre for the continued growth, with Carmen Thyssen Museum and the Centre Pompidou Malaga, the first of its kind outside of France,taking centre stage. The investment opportunities in Malaga must definitely be considered, and those looking for a home, or second home in a city, it just cannot be overlooked. There are entertainment and gastronomy options to suit all tastes, not least in its newly redeveloped port. It even has its own ‘Malaga Eye’ Ferris wheel, reaching 100 metres in height. This is a place that must be considered by those looking to purchase on the Costa Del Sol, especially those looking for the buzz of city life, a La Liga football team to support, or a solid investment on the Costa Del Sol in terms of rentals and appreciation.

This new development in Malaga is born to establish new standards of high quality lifestyle within urban environment. The concept combines whole wish list of modern customers: impeccable design, optimization of the running costs, high quality finishes, state-of-the-art on-site facilities, common areas and spaces adapted to the new needs. This concept is far beyond an ordinary home or second residence. The buildin, that will be undergoing total renovation, has its own personality and superior qualities, both interior and exterior. This new Malaga project consists of 44 apartments, with 1 and 2 bedrooms, as well as 56 garaje parking spaces and storage rooms.

The communal areas here invite you to enjoy and appreaciate the climate of Southern Spain and its unique Mediterranean lifestyle. The swimming pool and chill-out areas is located on one of the rooftop terraces and is overlooking the new Park Europa. Two barbecue areas and a Gastro Bar space will be located on the other terrace. In addition, the building includes a state-of-the-art gym and a co-working space with views. All these facilities represent an important added value for your new home in Malaga.

This new project in Malaga is fully committed to the community lifestyle and comfort of its residents, creating areas that enhances personal relationships between them and promote healthy lifestyle. Opportunities such as this rarely come to the market.

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New exclusive listing in Duquesa Fairways

New exclusive listing in Duquesa Fairways

Extraordinary spacious and bright middle floor apartment located in the urbanization Duquesa Fairways.

This apartment has three good sized bedrooms, and two generous terraces with mountain, pool and garden view, entrance hall, 2 bathrooms where one of them recently has been refurbished. Thanks to the distrubucion, this apartment in Duquesa Fairways enjoys sun & shade aspects throughtout the day. Plenty of fitted wardrobes, plenty of space for storage – this property is perfect to add into your investment portfolio or have as a holiday home under the sun.

Despite the close proximity to the many attractions provided by this sought after area, this apartment is set in a private, gated complex, in peaceful surroundings amidst landscaped gardens and pools. It is located on the middle floor and can be accessed by the elevator from the underground parking area, where you have dedicated parking space and storage room. The urbanization is fully gated and has its communal gardens immaculately kept. As a resident you will appreciate the manicured gardens, two large swimming pools, area for kids – and all this inside the gated community.

Apartment for sale in Duquesa

Sold fully furnished, this property is ready to move in and has the following features:

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
Air conditioning fully installed and functional
Cream marble floor in a perfect condition
Two terraces with north-west and south orientation
Ceiling fans intalled in all bedrooms
Plenty of fitted wardrobes in all bedrooms
Main bedroom en-suite
Underground parking + storage room

This apartment for sale has a superb location, within walking distance to a range of amenities, surrounded by Duquesa Golf, the picturesque Puerto de la Duquesa marina and the beautiful beaches stretching along this western side of the Costa del Sol.

– Distance to the beach – 18 minutes by foot
– Distance to the nearest shop – 8 minutes by foot
– Distance to Puerto de La Duquesa – 18 minutes by foot
– Distance to the nearest golf course – 3 minutes by car
– Distance to Malaga Airport – 1 hour 15 minutes by car
– Distance to Marbella – 40 minutes by car
– Distance to Gibraltar – 45 minutes by car

Nestling between Castillo de la Duquesa and San Luis de Sabinillas at the halfway point between Marbella and Gibraltar, Puerto de la Duquesa is considered to be one of the most attractive marinas in Europe and one of the Costa del Sol’s best kept secrets. Duquesa Port is a bustling community, with a marina used by leisure crafts that attract residents and visitors of all ages and nationalities. Inside the marina you will find plenty of restaurants overlooking the harbour and the beach. It is an ideal place to enjoy the time with your family all year round. Puerto de la Duquesa is a part of the traditional coastal town – Sabinillas. Here you will find many traditional spanish bars and tapar, schools, hospitals and etc.

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Covid-19 update 25th May of 2020 – International tourism to open in July

Covid-19 update 25th May of 2020 – International tourism to open in July

After a very strict lockdown in order to fight Covid-19, Spain is gradually returning to the new normality. To come out of the lockdown, Spain has implemented a four-phase plan designed to open up businesses and get people back to work gradually. Additionally, from July, Spain would once more be welcoming back foreign tourists as per the oficial announcement of Spanish prime minister.

Spanish daily newspaper El Pais (The Country) quotes the Socialist Party (PSOE) leader of saying the below to comment on the current situation in Spain:

“The hardest part is over; we are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. Now the epicenter has moved to other parts of the planet, as is happening, for example, on the American continent. The response of the Spanish people has been formidable. Everyone has fulfilled their mission, and they came together to deal with the epidemic.”

“The first achievement: to flatten the curve,” he continued. “The second achievement: when those who have recovered exceed new infections. The third achievement will be to reduce the spread of the virus as much as possible. Yesterday the reproduction rate was 0.20. Today we can say that we have achieved this not by luck, but with determination. We have taken the correct path. The Spanish people have forced the virus to retreat.”

We are looking forward to welcoming back soon the international tourism to Spain. Safety protocols from the government designed for the protection of our clients, staff members and collaborators, returning towards our business as usual will of course be implemented and followed.

Thank you to everyone for your support and collaboration through these difficult times and our best wishes to you and your families.

We look forward to seeing you soon on the Costa del Sol