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  • #53435
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    Hi
    Thousands of people view this forum so think its about time that while many still have problems and mainly negatives are posted, its about time they see we are also prepared to post positives, 🙂

    Costa del Sol remains ‘world’s greatest holiday destination’
    Although Overseas Property investors in the Costa del Sol are unlikely to see any profits on their investment in the short term, the area remains “one of the world’s greatest holiday destinations” for people looking to relocate, spanishpropertyinsight.com has claimed.

    The excellent climate and leisure facilities on this stretch of coastline are a major draw for some of the estimated one million Britons looking to relocate to Spain, the company emphasised.

    Indeed, the company’s Mark Stucklin said potential Overseas Property investors should look beyond the region’s recent bad press regarding corruption scandals and illegal building problems in Marbella which have damaged buyer confidence.

    “Yes, it has got a bad reputation right now which has been somewhat exaggerated by the press but things like corruption are being dealt with,” he said.

    And he insisted Costa del Sol remains a premier relocation destination for many Britons: “It’s a good place to buy a holiday home because of the climate, and because it’s probably got the best leisure offerings in Europe golf courses, hiking around the coast, great shopping, a lot of restaurants.

    “In that respect it’s one of the world’s great holiday destinations, without a doubt,” he added.

    Overseas Property News posted on 15/06/2007 14:42:14

    Frank 8)

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    “In that respect it’s one of the world’s great holiday destinations, without a doubt,” he added.

    I can agree with that sentence! 😉

  • #75911
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    Disagree with both your opinions am afraid.

    In my opinion, countryside in places such as Tuscany, Adriatic coast even some of the places in Greece, for ‘hiking around the coast’ are far more ‘breathtakingly beautiful’. Historically-wise places like Florence knock the socks off anything Spain has to offer (though agree the Moorish architecture in Seville is pretty impressive).
    Beaches? Nothing that hundreds of other places in Europe do just as well if not better – without the surrounding concrete. Same goes for restaurants and climate.
    Yes, CDS is nice and would always consider buying there again one day if Spain gets its house in order – but one of the best places in the world as a holiday destination? I question that.

    As for actually buying property there at the moment (as against just having a holiday) – as Frank’s thread titled ‘Is the end in sight’ indicates, I think at present the answer is a ‘No’, 1000’s of people are still clogged up in the corruption mess and will be for a long time, and prices of property are likely to go down still further.

    Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is still total confusion. 😉

    I feel a debate coming on……….

  • #75912
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    Do you know charlie i think i actually agree with you.

    The proviso i would add is, it’s horses for courses in that as somewhere to take the kids and have a relaxing time the CDS is hard to beat. As for beauty or historical significance i agree many other places have it beaten hands down. The clue is in the name for me Costa del Sol and more oftern that not it is 🙂

    Regards

    Paul

  • #75913
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    @p800aul wrote:

    Do you know charlie i think i actually agree with you. 😯 😆

    The proviso i would add is, it’s horses for courses in that as somewhere to take the kids and have a relaxing time the CDS is hard to beat. As for beauty or historical significance i agree many other places have it beaten hands down. The clue is in the name for me Costa del Sol and more oftern that not it is 🙂

    Regards

    Paul

    Well, I agree with Charlie & Paul too! ……………………I was humouring Frank! 😀 😉

  • #75915
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    Hi Claire wink:
    Well if you wish to humour anyone or not agree perhaps you may wish to address the replies to the editor. 😕
    Charlie 😉 Think you may be right about prices and yep my post regarding the end in site really does show the uphill ahead.
    Think the editor felt that the balance of his forum/newspaper may have not portrayed the full picture and quoted as such.

    Frank 8)

  • #75944
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    It’s funny that in a thread opener called “Down to Facts”, I can’t find a single fact, just opinions…

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