For those reaching their golden years, when the kids are grown up with lives of their own, how to spend retirement is a hot topic of discussion. Winters can seem long and hard, and winter fuel bills are nothing to celebrate. Retirement should be a time for taking it easy. Make it easy on yourself with a move to the warmer climes of sunny southern Spain. Consider Benahavis, in Málaga, under the rays of some Andalusian sunshine.

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Prime location: Retire to Benahavis

There are distinct advantages to retiring and buying property in Spain, and Benahavis is perfect on so many levels. Whether you’re a couple looking for a new lease of life, or a single person, you’ll find a ready-made social life and a sunshine filled third age waiting for you in the hills above Marbella, in the fresh clean air of Benahavis.

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Weather and exercise

Warmer winters are one of the top reasons to move to Spain, especially as you get older and perhaps arthritis sets in. Bones seem less dry in the sunshine, and away from the damp of the UK and northern Europe. Better winter weather makes it easier to enjoy the outdoor life, and there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy gentle sports such as paddle tennis, and of course golf. Although, even just a morning spent on a brisk walk is better than sitting in front of the TV. Travel down to the gourmet market at Marbella, and select the freshest ingredients, rediscover your talents for cooking using the local ingredients in a healthy Mediterranean diet. Gastronomy must be mentioned in the same breath as Benahavis, as it’s a destination well-renowned for world-class cooking and top restaurants. Golf, as we mentioned, is one sport to use up all those calories. Try the courses out for size and test your handicap at:

  • Benahavis Hills Country Club
  • Los Arqueros Golf and Country Club
  • El Higueral Golf

Social life in Benahavis and nearby

A pampering spa treatment is excellent for a sense of well-being, administered with regularity even better, and all possible with a new life in Benahavis. Head down into Marbella for more shopping opportunities, a racier nightlife, and more choice of places to eat out. Málaga centre is within a short commuting distance, with a lively vibe and an ever-changing cultural scene. Take the Avanza bus into the bustling city centre for a paseo down at Muelle Uno, the fashionable port area, or to see one of the ever-changing exhibitions at one of the many art galleries.

All of this is possible, with the ultimate retirement dream to Benahavis, we’d be happy to show you some properties on your next visit to Málaga.


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