Work to live rather than live to work on the Costa del Sol

Businessman using laptop computer on tropical beach

Bathed by the Mediterranean Sea, the Costa del Sol covers over 150 kilometres of coastline in the province of Málaga, enjoying on average 325 days of sunshine a year. There’s something for everyone here, especially if lifestyle and quality of life tops your list of priorities. We love it here and think you will to, here’s why.

There are beaches to suit all tastes, mountains to climb, rivers to explore, countless marinas and yacht clubs, golf courses, casinos, sporting options and an infinite selection of culinary delights and entertainment options.

Starting with the cliffs of Maro, through Nerja with its Balcon de Europa and La Cueva, the charm of Torrox, the extent of Vélez-Málaga, the coquetry of Rincón de la Victoria, the grandeur of the capital, the fame of Torremolinos, Benalmádena, Fuengirola, Mijas, Marbella, Estepona and the tranquillity of Manilva and Casares, the Costa del Sol is the ideal place for a holiday or to live. There’s truly a place for everyone, from hippie to yuppie, pauper to prince.

The weather brings them all, the ocean enchants them and the magic of the Costa del Sol does the rest.

Officially named “Aeropuerto de Malaga Costa del Sol” in 2011, sixty airlines now offer daily links with twenty Spanish cities and over a hundred cities in Europe, mainly in the UK, Central Europe and the Nordic countries but also the main cities of Eastern Europe: Moscow, St. Petersburg, Budapest, Sofia, Warsaw, Riga or Bucharest; North Africa, Middle East: Riyadh, Jeddah and Kuwait; and North America: New York, Toronto and Montreal.

You can also get here by motorway, train, bus, boat, ocean liner – it couldn’t be easier. And it’s thanks to this ever-increasing influx of foreigners from all over the world and accumulative demand of services to cater to them that anyone with two entrepreneurial grey cells to rub together can find a way to make a living here.

The Costa del Sol is self-propelled, adapting to the ever changing needs, providing the latest technological requirements and infrastructure, the hospitals and schools to accommodate the swelling demand; generating better prospects for everyone.

No matter your status or financial situation, the attraction to live and work in the Costa del Sol is infectious.

Whether you’re a butcher, a baker or candlestick maker it’s better in the sun, by the sea or with a mountain view.   Without adopting the “mañana” attitude, life is still more laid back, the days are longer and it’s harder to be stressed when you live in paradise; and we know it.

So much so that success is measured in a different way here on the Coast. The objective of many businesses is not necessarily to build up billions in the bank, expand or grow, rather to earn enough money to make a decent living whilst living permanently on holiday. Even doing the same job or putting in the same hours, if not more, is more fun in the sun.

Having a choice of earning big money in bad weather or getting by in a tropical paradise seems to be no contest for so very many. Hotelier, tarot card reader, interpreter or designer, you choose – there’s a market for everyone and if your motto is “work to live rather than live to work”, the Costa del Sol will work for you too.

Find out more about the Marbella life by tuning in to Marbella Now every Friday at 7.30 pm (GMT+1) on RTV Marbella, or watch it live online or listening to our radio show to Mi Marbella – Mondays & Wednesdays 4-6pm and Tuesdays & Thursdays 8-10pm on 107-6 FM. Listen Live!

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