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4 most popular places to buy a second home in Spain

Spanish tourism continues to break records this year as INE reports that the Iberian nation welcomed over 10.5 million tourists in July 2017 – 10% more than last year’s figures. British visitors were the largest group, accounting for over 2.3 million arrivals during the month.

And as Brits return from their summer holidays to the unpredictable British weather, buying a holiday home in Spain becomes ever more tempting. The Mediterranean lifestyle, great year-round climate and cheap flights – it’s no wonder that over the last decade, Spain has been the most popular location for Brits looking to own property overseas.

For buyers, location is crucial however. Over the summer, Spain’s leading homebuilder Taylor Wimpey Espana has seen particular interest from British buyers in these four favourite spots:

1.       Torrevieja

Visitors have once again been hooked by the charms of Torrevieja, topping the list as the most popular destination for a second home this summer. This town in the southern part of the Costa Blanca, located in the Alicante province, is one of the area’s most favoured destinations with white sandy beaches, affordable holiday homes and Alicante International Airport an easy 45-minute drive away.

2.       Marbella


For those looking for the ultimate holiday home in Spain then it must be Marbella, the property hotspot on the Costa del Sol.

A firm favourite with A (to Z-list!) celebrities, sportsmen and women, entrepreneurs, couples and families alike, Marbella, just 40 minutes’ drive from Malaga airport, takes the number 2 spot.

With superb flight connections year round and even more coming (Air Baltic has announced new routes for summer 2018) not to mention luxury penthouses such as La Floresta Sur, from Taylor Wimpey España available from £180,000 + VAT (195.000€), it’s not hard to see why buyers flock here year after year.

3.       Mijas

Many holidaymakers fall in love with this holiday hotspot as they are never far from the sea or a golf course. Situated on the Costa del Sol as it has the perfect setting for capturing the international growing demand for second homes with amenities on hand.

The new Horizon Golf complex typifies the high-end properties buyers can purchase in Mijas. In partnership with FBD Hotels and Resorts, Taylor Wimpey Españahas unveiled a new phase of this development comprised of 2 and 3 bedroom terraced homes, which boast breathtaking views over the famous Campo Asia golf course. Price start from £380,000 + VAT (410.000€).

4.       Calviá 

Mallorca is a destination that has grown and grown in popularity over the years as it offers the perfect sunny escape for international holiday makers and home owners alike. The preferred holiday destination of the Spanish Royal Family and the location of numerous A-listers’ second homes, Mallorca is known for its exclusive feel.

Mallorca is also home to the Taylor Wimpey España head office and whilst the developer boasts numerous premium sites across the island, it is its properties in Calviá, in the south west corner, that have been the most requested this summer. The Marina Golf residential complex, for instance, located in the area right next to famous Santa Ponsa III Golf course and offering townhouses priced from £540,000 + VAT (590.000€). was very popular.

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