British appetite for second homes in Spain

British appetite for second homes in Spain grows over the summer months

From holiday searches to second homes, Spain is winning big right now when it comes to courting Britons’ favour. Visitor numbers are soaring, with Spain’s national statistics institute (INE) recording more than 1.82 million British visitors in May 2023 (compared to 1.65 million in May 2022).

This positions Brits as Spain’s leading international visitor group, well ahead of French visitors (1.1 million in May), Germans (1.06 million) and the many other nationalities who choose to holiday in Spain.

Nor is it just holidays in the sunshine that Britons are seeking on Spanish shores. According to leading Spanish home builder Taylor Wimpey España, the number of Brits reserving second homes in Spain for purchase has jumped during the past two months. In particular, British buyers are focusing on the Costa del Sol and Mallorca.

Research by Premier Inn, meanwhile, has shown that Malaga isn’t simply Briton’s favourite city in Spain – it’s their top choice globally, based on annual Google searches for holiday destinations.

“The British love for Spain remains unabated. Climate, cuisine, beaches, golf, proximity to the UK… Spain ticks all the right boxes for the perfect holiday destination, which is why it is so popular with British second home buyers.”

Sales and Marketing Director, Taylor Wimpey España said, “In Malaga province, La Cala Golf Resort is home to several property developments that are proving popular with British buyers. A range of price points is available, from sunny apartments and penthouses that cost from €310,000 plus VAT at Solana Village East to spacious townhouses at Belaria priced from €585,000 plus VAT. Both developments come with communal swimming pools. Buyers also enjoy a range of benefits at La Cala, including discounts on green fees at its three 18-hole championship golf courses and in its spa, bars, restaurants and padel, tennis and squash courts.

Over in Mallorca, Senses Cala Anguila is one of a number of resorts that are also attracting keen interest from holiday home-seeking Brits. Located on the island’s eastern coast, which is home to a string of stunning beaches, the development offers homes priced from €380,000 plus VAT.


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