Spain is situated in south west Europe with a population of around 46.56 million people covering an area of 505,992 square kilometres, making this the 3rd largest country in Europe.. This area is known as the Iberian Peninsula, sharing its borders with Portugal to the west, France and Andorra to the northeast and the British dominion of Gibraltar and Morocco in the south. Madrid is the capital city of Spain. The administrative system is more complex than that of other European countries. Spain is divided into 17 regions referred to as autonomous communities, which in turn encompass a total of 50 provinces. Besides its mainland territory, Spain comprises more than fifteen offshore islands which are intensely visited by tourists, among the most popular being The Balearic and Canary Islands. Spain is an active member of the European Union and NATO. The official currency of Spain since January 1st 2002 is the Euro.
Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Sevilla, Zaragoza, Málaga, Murcia, Palma, Las Palmas, Bilbao.
The Costa del Sol, Coast of the Sun is a region located in the south of Spain in the autonomous community of Andalusia, comprising of coastal towns and communities along the coastline of the Province of Malaga. The Costa del Sol is situated between two lesser known coastal regions, the Costa de la Luz and the Costa Tropical. The Costa del Sol stretches 161km along Malaga province and is one of Spain’s most popular tourist destinations.
The Sunshine Coast, better known as the Costa del Sol experiences approximately 325 days of sun every year. What’s more, the region’s coastline boasts an abundance of lifestyles that people flock to from all over the world to experience. The main city in the Costa del Sol is Malaga with towns including Torremolinos, Benalmadena, Fuengirola, Mijas, Marbella, San Pedro de Alcantara, Estepona, Manilva, Casares, Rincon de la Victoria, Velez-Malaga, Nerja, Frigiliana and Torrox. Located in the most southern region of Spain, the Costa del Sol experiences a typical Mediterranean climate with warm dry summers and mild rainy winters. Surrounded by the Sierra Bermeja mountain range this shelters the region from rainfall and excessive cold winds during the winter months, winter climates generally hover around 12 C with summer months commonly averaging temperatures of 29 C or higher with minimal rainfall.
The Costa del Sol has so much to offer both in property and lifestyle. Choose from a modest Apartment to a multi millionaires Luxury Villa, the choice is simply yours! For some months of the year you can be skiing on the slopes of the Sierra Nevada in the morning and sitting on the beach in the afternoon. Whatever your lifestyle and budget, there really is something to suit everyone.
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Costa Blanca, literally meaning "White Coast" refers to over 200 kilometres (120 miles) of Mediterranean coastline in the Alicante province, on the southeastern coast of Spain.
Costa Cálida, is known as "Warm Coast" and is a 250 kilometre stretch of Mediterranean coastline of the Spanish province of Murcia. Offering over 300 days of sunshine a year.