Why is it so popular?
It is the proximity to the best the Costa del Sol has to offer in a tranquil, secure setting that attracts locals as well as a large community of expats. Brits love this area, as does a substantial Scandinavian contingent. The area is a veritable Babel, however, with a wide variety of languages and accents heard on its streets.
With 320 days of sun a year, the glorious mountain backdrop of La Concha and great amenities and infrastructure really seal its popularity.
Is it good for families?
Nueva Andalucia is one of the best areas on the Costa del Sol for families. Spanish, English and bilingual schools are all within easy reach, including one of the most prestigious international schools in Andalucía, Aloha College, with intake from nursery to school leaving age. There are also German and Swedish schools a brief drive away.
After-school activities are too numerous to mention. Just a taste of what’s on offer include martial arts, dance, boxing and golf. There are also language schools for those who feel the need to brush up on their Spanish.
What to do?
Locally, Nueva Andalucía’s nickname is ‘Golf Valley’, and for good reason. There are six golf courses in and around the area, including the renowned La Quinta course, as well as Aloha, Las Brisas, Los Naranjos and the 9-hole courses of Magna Marbella and Dama de Noche, the latter floodlit for night owls.