British buyer numbers up 38% on the Costa del Sol, reports Spanish homebuilder Taylor Wimpey España

British buyer numbers up 38% on the Costa del Sol, reports Spanish homebuilder Taylor Wimpey España

  • Spain accounts for 1/3 of top travel destinations searched for by UK holidaymakers (TravelSupermarket)
  • Homebuilder Taylor Wimpey España enjoys surge in British buyers during September
  • 5% of holidaymakers made friends on their last holiday (Holiday Hypermarket)

Whether for a cheap summer holiday with the kids or a long-term second home investment on a prestigious resort, Spain has long been a favourite with visitors from the UK. The Iberian country’s particular blend of sunshine, beaches, tapas and low prices, all within a short flight from a plethora of UK airports, makes it a firm favourite with UK holidaymakers each year.

This summer, figures from TravelSupermarket saw Spanish locations account for a third of the top ten destinations searched for by UK holidaymakers. And according to Taylor Wimpey España buyers as well as holidaymakers from the UK are still firmly committed to Spain and to the Costa del Sol. The leading Spanish homebuilder, which has developments on Mallorca, the Costa Blanca and the Costa del Sol, has just reported excellent sales figures for September, including an impressive 38% year to date increase in British buyers.

Marc Pritchard, Taylor Wimpey España’s Sales and Marketing Director, comments,

“Holidaymakers from the UK have a long-standing love of Spain and in particular the Costa del Sol. The excellent climate, plentiful beaches and warm sea temperatures make it a wonderful place for a family holiday. Many of our buyers have been coming to Spain for decades – often their parents brought them here when they were children and now that they have children of their own they feel the time is right to put down some roots in Spain by buying a second home here.”

Along the Costa del Sol, buyers have some fabulous developments to choose from. At Elvira, near Marbella, La Floresta Sur offers spacious apartments in a peaceful setting with charming sea and mountain views. As well as access to the nearby Elvira Beach and the site’s two large communal pools, owners can enjoy free access to the facilities of El Soto Golf Club, making La Floresta Sur the ideal holiday home location for keen golfers as well as those looking to relax on the beach. The striking surroundings have been declared a natural biosphere reserve by UNESCO. Prices start at €192,000.

Further along the coast, at La Cala Golf Resort near Mijas is the charming Miraval development. The two and three bedroom, two bathroom apartments are just 10 minutes from some of the Costa del Sol’s finest beaches, with prices starting from €279,000. The apartments enjoy lush communal gardens, with a lovely shared pool and views of the scenic golf course and the sparkling sea. As with all Taylor Wimpey España properties, the apartments are finished to a high standard throughout, offering buyers a luxurious home away from home under the Spanish sunshine.

With a large expat community, the Costa del Sol offers a sense of welcome to many Brits looking to holiday or indeed to buy a property in that part of Spain. According to the Holiday Hypermarket 2015 Holiday Friendship Survey, 82.5% of holidaymakers reported making friends on their last holiday, 66.2% of them with other British tourists. With so many Brits basking in the sunshine of the Costa del Sol just waiting to make friends, as well as the warmth of the Spanish locals, it is easy to see why the relaxed and welcoming atmosphere of the Costa del Sol continues to capture the hearts and minds of UK tourists every year.

For more information, please contact Taylor Wimpey España today on 08000 121 020 or visit Those residing outside of the UK should call 0034 971 70 69 72.