Costa del Sol

Costa del Sol takes up about 300 kilometres of the Mediterranean littoral that corresponds to the province of Malaga. 

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Protected from the northern winds by a mountain chain that in some parts comes down to meet the sea, this sheltered coast is shaped by a succession of extensive beaches, coves almost hidden between cliffs, marinas and anchorage for fishing.

The mild climate, infrequency of rainfall and the sea breeze make for semitropical vegetation in which palm and cypress trees, bougainvillaea, oleander and hibiscus are common. The proximity of such different landscapes -the mountain, the valleys blanketed in vegetable gardens and the sea- is, without a doubt, one of the greatest attractions of this coastline which combine all the appeal of the Mediterranean landscape and culture.

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Residential areas, marinas, golf clubs, entertainment centres, nightclubs and many more tourist attractions have been built around and now coexist within the peaceful ambience of country villages, which have astonishingly conserved their traditional town centres. Summer beach holidays and all the appeal that this can offer along this stretch of the Mediterranean is not, however, the only attractions offered by the Costa del Sol: you will have the chance to uncover the most genuine, authentic features of the Andalusian culture very close by.

In addition to the folkloric displays in the tourist centres, you can also experience the lively and popular celebrations. The fiestas, Easter parades, song contests and the bull runs without a doubt claim first place on the list of recommendations for travellers who want to see beyond what first meets the eye. Tasting country wines in the intimate cellars of yore and having some traditional fried fish (cooked to perfection by the local folk) are some of the temptations that will seduce all visitors, specially those that prefer the wonders of local gastronomy over the ever-present international fare.

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Taylor Wimpey España recently launched its new luxury development on the Costa del Sol in a move that signals the return of happier times in the premium Spanish property market. La Floresta de la Mairena, set in a stunning location in the hills above the town, is the first new development to break ground in Marbella for over three years and reflects Taylor Wimpey’s growing confidence in the demand for premium property throughout Spain. The development represents an €8.5million investment for Taylor Wimpey España and has been triggered by the company’s success in selling over 80% of its stock in the Costa del Sol in 2009.

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The very special appeal of La Floresta de la Mairena lies in its location and specifically in the views that the location affords. Situated in the La Mairena hills above Marbella and surrounded by a strikingly beautiful oak forest, the view from La Floresta provides one of the most striking panoramas in the Mediterranean. To further add to appeal, most of the land surrounding the development has been designated a natural biosphere reserve by UNESCO ensuring that the stunning views will remain permanently unobstructed.

Victor Sague, Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey Espana is confident of significant interest in La Floresta from the UK market:

“The last six months has shown us that as demand for the best properties in the best locations continues to rise whilst the existing stock of such properties gets smaller and smaller, prices will inevitably continue to rise. We sold 52 units in Marbella last year and today there are almost no premium homes available in the town. Anyone who visits La Floresta and experiences the ambience and the breathtaking views cannot fail to see that this will be one of the most sought after locations in the whole of the Costa del Sol. Marbella continues to hold a very special attraction to the British holidaymaker and with La Floresta being only seven kilometres from the town centre and the beaches and offering golf on the doorstep – I am confident we have the perfect package.”

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The launch of La Floresta is the developer’s first under its new moniker of Taylor Wimpey España after spending the last fifty years trading as Taylor Woodrow de España. Headquartered in Palma de Mallorca, with offices in Barcelona, Alicante and Marbella and a staff of nearly 100, over the past fifty years Taylor Wimpey España has sold over 3,000 homes throughout the Balearic Islands, Costa Blanca and the Costa del Sol.