If your working days are almost over, then you might want to consider the Marbella area- especially Benahavis, San Pedro de Alcantara, or Nueva Andalucia as your retirement destination. As well as being an extremely popular holiday home destination, Marbella is attracting more and more retirees every year. Here are the top 5 reasons to retire in Marbella.
World Class Healthcare And The Latest Medical Technology
Clinics and Hospitals are extremely well established on the Costa del Sol. Both government funded (state) and private options are readily available and you will find that almost all medical professionals have a good command of English. There are a huge range of specialists and treatments available and usually the waiting time is not as long as in the UK to see a specialist. There are also a variety of emergency response services, including doctors that will visit you at home.
A Sunny Micro Climate
The Costa del Sol, tranlates directly into “The sunshine coast” and for a good reason. On average, there are 320 days of sunshine per year in the Marbella area, meaning that the risk of catching a cold, or the flu is substantially diminished. Temperatures in December and January are never too cold, usually staying somewhere around 18 degrees celcius, meaning you can still enjoy an active, outdoor lifestyle even in the winter months.
A Wide Choice Of Affordable Property
Although we have seen the property market recover over the past two years, with property prices steadily increasing- there is still a wide range of affordable property available. Areas such as San Pedro de Alcantara have become more expensive, due to the amount of new construction and redevelopment of the area. However, there are some excellent options available in Benahavis and Diana Park, which are walking distance to amenities and still centrally located.
A Friendly, Expat Society
Even if you are retiring alone and you don’t know anyone in the area, you will find the people to be extremely friendly. Both locals and expats from several European countries, there is always something going on, which gives you the opportunity to meet people easily. Along with an interesting cultural calendar, the Costa del Sol is also home to literally hundreds of associations and clubs.
Excellent Transport Links
Malaga Airport is a mere 40 minutes drive from Marbella. Direct flights to over 120 destinations every week are available, including budget airlines which offer fares as low as 9.99 one way in low season, so you can get where you need to quickly and easily. This also means you can pop home to see family and friends whenever you like. And they can come and visit you, without breaking the bank.
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