Friday, August 27, 2010

The Balearic Islands is a long-time favorite with holidaymakers

Excellent climate with some 300 days of sun per year, wonderful beaches, a rich cultural offer and the unusual hospitality of their inhabitants make Balearic Islands one of the preferred holiday destinations in Spain.

According to Govern de les Illes Balears, the islands boast an array of natural wonders which keep people returning to the holiday hotspot, anyone renting out property to holidaymakers may be interested to hear. Hardly anybody who has spent holidays here didn't wish to return, in fact, many visitors have made the islands their permanent home. Besides the islands' natural appeal, there are an array of tourist attractions and activities, such as golf, diving and cycling, available.

The Balearics slide diagonally across the western Mediterranean and the two groups of islands are - Gimnesias (Majorca, Minorca and Cabrera) in the north, and Pitiusas (Ibiza and Formentera) in the south-west - are slightly different in terms of geography and especially of flora and fauna. The Balearic Islands have been favorite destinations for the British, Germans and other North Europeans since the beginnings of mass tourism.

The islands' popularity is also demonstrated by the number of celebrities who regularly visit, including Girls Aloud's Sarah Harding, Kate Moss, Claudia Schiffer and Elle MacPherson.

Meanwhile, Michelle Obama and her daughters recently holidayed in Mallorca. The landscapes, seascapes coupled with their publicity may lead to an increase in people trying to find property in Balearic Islands.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Nerja has maintained a lot of its original character

Nerja on the seashore some 50 kilometres from Malaga and marks the eastern tip of Malaga's Costa del Sol has been recommended for anyone seeking a Spanish property in a more remote part of the popular destination.

Flanked by a dramatic mountain range, Sierra Almijara, to the east, Nerja boasts 16 kilometres of beaches with powdery sand and sparkling clear water. All major water sports are available here, including water skiing, scuba diving and sailing. The town managed to avoid being blighted by the concrete high-rise scenario which has been the expected result of the tourist boom in some of the coastal resorts.

There are plenty of restaurants and cafes here to choose from, and the town's monuments include the 17th century Church of El Salvador and the beautiful Gardens of Capistrano Playa. However, Nerja's most spectacular attraction is indisputably its fascinating caves. They include archaeological treasures such as paintings over 20,000 years old and other pre-historic remains.

Susana Suspenda, Marketing and operations manager for Spanish Hot Properties said that investors have to understand about the Nerja property market is the area itself. She said that Eastern Costa del Sol is a great place to get away from the busy beaches further west, but it's also a great tourist destination all its own . Once a small fishing village, Nerja has maintained a lot of its original character.