More Good News for the Andalucía Tourist Industry

AVS01089-3840Those of us who live in Marbella realise the importance the tourist industry has to the lives of everyone in this region, with very few sectors of employment not being directly or indirectly influenced by the summer tourist influx.

A recent announcement by the Instituto Nacional de Estadística has brought more good news to the area, with a record breaking number of overnight stays being announced for the period of June – September. For the first time over 25 million overnight stays were made throughout the Andalucía region, a 1.6% increase on last year. The Andalucía tourism minister Francisco Javier Fernandez made the announcement and declared, “This figure means that employment is not threatened outside of high season. Now we are going to make an effort to ensure that this keeps going in October and November, up until the Christmas season.”

This is great news for those own have rental properties in the area, a sector that has seen a great deal of growth in recent years. There are more than 17,000 private home lets in the region that are taken up by foreigners and Spanish nationals alike.


Altavista Property has some great properties for sale that are ideal for investment for this type of holiday rental. The first properties to be snapped up by holidaymakers tend to be those that photograph well and are bright, clean and spacious and with the best location, such as apartments or villas with sea or golf views. This new development in Aloha in Nueva Andalucía presents a great investment opportunity. Being located in the Golf Valley, it can be rented out year round, to sunseekers in the summer and golfers in the winter. These apartments are wonderfully spacious and benefit from generous south-facing terraces that look out onto the beautifully manicured tropical gardens below.

Whether you are looking to invest in a rental property or a permanent residence, contact us. We are sure to have a property on our books that suits you.

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Luxury Marbella Lifestyle Villas At Arboleda


Many who know the Marbella area will look for a property in a peaceful, private setting close to nature and yet within minutes from shops, schools, restaurants and other amenities. They wish to enjoy the best the Costa del Sol has to offer, but don’t want to be in the midst of a tourist setting, so choose country clubs and good established residential addresses.


Arboleda is a project of 18 villas that fits this description, for it offers spacious modern three, four and five-bedroom villas within a very attractive, private community with security, easy access to all services and also proximity to nature. The beach is just five minutes away, as are shops, restaurants, schools and golf courses, but here you’re in a tranquil private world surrounded by the trees and parkland scenery for which the gated community is named.


The villas offer a choice of architectural styles and configurations but blend beautifully into their setting, with generously proportioned open-plan living spaces and tall windows that let in the light. They all feature attractive terrace and pool areas, modern bathrooms and Siematic kitchens as well as basement and storage areas. Everything, from the driveways to the landscaping, has been carefully designed, and the properties are built according to the latest energy-efficient principles.


Bordering this private enclave is five hectares of protected wooded area that can be accessed directly by the residents at Arboleda, providing them with their own parkland landscape in the heart of an area whose excellent connections bring Benahavis, San Pedro Alcántara, Estepona, Puerto Banús and Marbella town to within a fifteen-minute radius.


The beautifully styled and finished villas for sale at Arboleda start at just €745,000, with excellent payment terms available through Altavista Property. We are the master agents for the Arboleda villas, so contact us for more information.


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Spectator or Player, The Costa Del Sol Is A Sporting Paradise

Santa Maria Golf - blogIt is no secret that the Costa del Sol is golfer’s heaven – its unofficial nickname is the Costa del Golf, after all – however, this is not just a great place for those who love to play the game.

There have also been many great golfing tournaments held here. The most memorable, and the biggest of them all, was the 1997 Ryder Cup tournament played at Real Club de Golf Valderrama in Sotogrande. Not only was it a great coup for the golf club itself, it also turned out to be a lucky omen for the European team who won – with well-loved world-class player and local hero Seve Ballesteros as captain.

After a quiet few years, the Costa del Sol is once again in the spotlight for high level golf tournaments. Last week the Andalucía Valderrama Masters hosted by the Sergio García Foundation took place at the Real Club de Golf Valderrama. It was a tense start, with storms and thunderclouds threatening to disrupt proceedings, though as is always the case in Southern Spain, the threat lasted a short while before blue skies once again reappeared and the sun shone down on a great victory by Spanish hero Sergio García, who won his sixth European Tour on home ground. It was even sweeter as Valderrama conferred on him honorary membership, in addition to being given honorary life membership of the European Tour.

Whether you want to watch or play golf, Altavista Property has great properties around some of the world famous Marbella golf clubs. With the Golf Valley of Nueva Andalucía being one of the most popular areas for our clients to rent or buy, we offer a great range of homes here, from apartments overlooking the famous golf fairways to exclusive, luxury villas. Contact us, we will be delighted to find the golf property that’s right for you.

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