Inland Villages in Marbella- Coin, Alhaurin, Monda – a real estate perspective

These areas are very different from coastal areas in many respects. It reflects a more traditional way of life and Spanish culture. These were originally rural villages where the main economy was agriculture. Although still evident, obviously the majority of local residents now work in other areas of industry and many work on the coast. These areas tend to be more popular with people living in Spain as opposed to just owning a holiday home. Often the remote location makes looking after a holiday home much more difficult and of course these inland areas do not offer nearly as many tourist amenities and services as coastal areas do.  

However, for permanent living, the areas offer a lot of advantages – from Coin it is only 30 minutes drive to either Malaga (the airport), Fuengirola and Marbella. English is spoken much less than coastal areas, so you should expect to learn a bit of Spanish if you are considering these types of area. 

Property prices in Inland Villages- Marbella

As you might expect, property prices are significantly lower than coastal areas. A nice villa can be bought for 300.000€ that often offers more land than you would ever get on the coast.  However, a word of warning. The authorities introduced a license for rural properties several years ago.

This license is called an AFO ( Asimilado al régimen de Fuera de Ordenación’) and basically states the house is legal and recognized by the local authorities. This came as a result to stop the large amounts of property that was being built on rural land with no permission. You should ensure that a rural property has this license before entering any negotiations. If you don’t, you could find yourself with a property that you are unable to resell.

Also enjoy Mijas and Fuengirola, Malaga City, Torremolinos, benalmadena  for a real estate perspective.