To some people, living or holidaying in
Of course, this is not to everybody’s taste. While a number do enjoy the hustle and bustle, the presence of familiar accents and the feeling of being at the heart of it all, many more will want to find somewhere quieter, without crowds and perhaps more authentic, with local culture actually getting a look-in.
The lure of ‘quiet’
Contrary to what some may believe such places do still exist on the Spanish coast, the Daily Telegraph reports. The paper noted that in the recent thinkproperty.com’s Overseas Desirability Report, only nine per cent said they wanted to go to a tourist area, while the majority were happy to go for a small villa rather than a large one.
The Telegraph said such ambitions of a quiet corner on the coast for a reasonable price were possible in locations such as the Playa Macenas development on the
Investors in property looking at this market may make plenty of the eco-friendly aspect in a broader sense. Property website homesworldwide.co.uk has reported this week that the Spanish government has set out to make giant strides in making properties more eco-friendly.
While this sort of thing means finding ways to keep the heat in and installing rooftop wind turbines in the colder and windier UK, in Spain it means making the most of the sun that draws so many tourists, expats and investors in the first place.
Green grants available
The upshot of this is that
In addition to this, new laws on new-build homes are obliging developers to fit better heating and cooling systems, including water heating. While insulation and wind power might seem more relevant in
So for investors in Spanish property, it is not only the case that properties can be had far away from the loud and brash tourist areas of the costas. It is also true that the green market will be served increasingly well due to the new laws. The market for seclusion seekers and eco-warriors may be ones of great interest to investors.