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  • #52851
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    As a total newbie I would appreciate recommendations on which areas to consider buying a place as a holiday home. You know the sort of thing – 2 bed mansion in a white village on a hill, jammed between the beach and the golf course, close to the motorway which can’t be seen or heard from the town and easy walking distance to the bar. Some rental income opportunity would be nice but not essential.
    Never been to the Costa de la Luz before and we’re making a flying visit this weekend to get the flavour of the place. Your kind comments would be gratefully received.

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    It’s a beautiful area, no doubt about it but buying property can be a minefield so you have to be careful.

    Chiclana has got enormous problems with illegal builds and many owners now find themselves unable to get electricity.

    Although the crackdown (of sorts) has so far been confined to Chiclana, I am personally of the opinion that other areas nearby probably have similar issues. Whether they’re dealt with in a similar way remains to be seen.

    I’d advise caution if you look at properties that are not fully urbanised, get a good independant lawyer and check things out for yourself. Don’t believe anyone who tells you things can be sorted after the purchase, especially an electricity meter!

    If you avoid the illegal trap, it’s a wonderful area with so much to offer! Flights from the UK are still limited but that’s probably what keeps mass tourism at bay – it’s still very possible to walk around all day and not hear one British voice!

    Have great weekend – we knew on our first visit that we’d eventually buy here!

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    @eye_guy wrote:

    As a total newbie I would appreciate recommendations on which areas to consider buying a place as a holiday home. You know the sort of thing – 2 bed mansion in a white village on a hill, jammed between the beach and the golf course, close to the motorway which can’t be seen or heard from the town and easy walking distance to the bar. Some rental income opportunity would be nice but not essential.
    Never been to the Costa de la Luz before and we’re making a flying visit this weekend to get the flavour of the place. Your kind comments would be gratefully received.

    Hi – Good luck with your trip. Which part of the CDL are you going to? A lot of people dont realise it is much bigger than the Costa del Sol. From tip to tip it will take you about 3 to 4 hours on the motorway.

    As mentioned before, a lot of problems with illegal builds, but this seems to be centred around Chiclana. The other end of the coast (Ayamonte) doesn´t seem to suffer the same problems.

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    Don’t forget to pack your windbreak!

  • #71717
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    Thank you all for your replies. I will bear all of your tips in mind.

  • #71858
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    @maximus wrote:

    Don’t forget to pack your windbreak!

    Another misconception – only the Cadiz province has the Levante wind. Carry on up towards Portugal (which is still the CDL) and no Levante.

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