Buying a beachside property can heal mind, body and soul

Buying a beachside property can heal mind, body and soul

Spain ,
  • “Lifelong relationship to water” benefits cognitive, emotional, psychological, social and spiritual health (Dr Wallace Nichols, PhD)
  • 4 in 5 people report being around water relaxes them (Wakefield Research)
  • Beachside homes provide respite for mind, body and soul (Taylor Wimpey España)

 

The benefits of spending time near water are becoming increasingly evident, as more research is undertaken. For leading Spanish home builder Taylor Wimpey España, access to water is an integral part of the company’s ethos. From homes with direct access to stunning beaches, like Cala Murada in Mallorca, to developments with multiple communal pools and water-based relaxation amenities, like Mijas’ Horizon Golf townhouses, at the La Cala Golf Resort, which come complete with hydrotherapy centre and spa.

 “Just the sight of the sea can evoke a neurological reaction, let alone the health benefits to be enjoyed as a result of having a dip. Owning your primary residence or second home within sight of the water can boost your mental and physical health, which is why we take such care with the locations that we choose and the views that our beachside homes offer.”

 Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España

According to marine biologist Dr Wallace Nichols, seeing water can promote wellness and relaxation by inducing a flood of neurochemicals that increase the flow of blood to the brain and heart. At the same time, the sound of waves can alter brain patterns, inducing a deeply relaxed state that is similar to meditation.

This finding is backed up by data from Wakefield Research, which found that four out of five people report that being around water relaxes them, while 72% of people feel healthier after they’ve spent time on the water.

“A lifelong relationship to water, facilitated through activities like boating and water sports, for example, brings vast cognitive, emotional, psychological, social, and spiritual health benefits. These activities also tender the added positive rewards of exercise and social time with others in the context of the great outdoors.”

 Dr Wallace Nichols, PhD, Author and Marine Biologist

Sea air brings mental health benefits of its own. The negative ions that it contains enable the body to absorb oxygen more readily and balance serotonin levels. Meanwhile, exposure to the sun’s heat results in the endocrine system secreting endorphins. Add in a swim in the sea and the salty water will preserve the brain’s levels of melatonin, tryptamine and serotonin, all of which stave off depression.

The physical benefits of beachside living are also numerous. Walking on sand requires the body to repeatedly counter-balance, thus working the muscles harder than walking on a flat surface. Swimming in the sea is also a great way to get exercise, as are the countless watersports that popular holiday locations like the Costa del Sol offer in such abundance. Exposure to sea water can boost the immune system, thanks to the antibiotic and antibacterial effects of the vitamins and minerals within the water. It can also improve circulation and help to heal aches and pains. There’s even evidence that swimming in warm sea water can help the body to fight conditions such as bronchitis and asthma.

We still have a long way to go before we fully appreciate all of the benefits that come with spending time at the beach and in the sea. However, we know enough to understand that there is immense value to be had from living in close proximity to the water.”

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España

Even the diet is healthier for those who eat local produce, with regular consumers of fish less likely to suffer from depression than those who abstain from eating it. With glossy, high spec kitchens and wide terraces or private gardens, Taylor Wimpey España’s properties are perfectly designed for those wishing to reap the full package of benefits of seaside living.

 

For more information please contact Taylor Wimpey España today on 08000 121 020 or visit http://www.taylorwimpeyspain.com/. If you reside outside of the UK you will need to call 00 34 971 706 972.

Brits buy double the number of Costa del Sol homes in run up to Brexit

Brits buy double the number of Costa del Sol homes in run up to Brexit

Spain ,
  • British buyers up 100% compared to last year (Taylor Wimpey España)
  • Most important summer ever set to see 2% increase in visitors and income for Costa del Sol (Costa del Sol Tourism)
  • Spanish property prices to rise by 5% in 2018 (BBVA)
  • Exchange rate ‘stability’ may be key to surge of second home purchases (Taylor Wimpey España)

 

Leading Spanish home builder Taylor Wimpey España has reported a 100% increase in sales of its Costa del Sol properties to British buyers over the past year.

The charms of the area’s stunning beaches and golf courses have eclipsed buyers’ Brexit worries, leading to a surge in interest in Spanish second homes on the Costa del Sol.

 

A number of factors are at play here. On the one hand, we’ve seen a relatively stable GBP/EUR exchange rate over the last several months. At the same time, interest in the Costa del Sol in general is rising. Then there are the age-old attractions of the area’s pristine beaches and golf courses. All of this is excellent news for the local tourism sector.

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España

 

The Taylor Wimpey España team believes that the exchange rate is key to the resurgence of British buyers. According to xe.com, the past 90 days have seen just 0.32% volatility in the GBP/EUR exchange rate, from a low of 1.12014 to a high of 1.15801. The result is an increase in British buyer confidence.

Also relevant is BBVA bank’s forecast that Spanish property prices will rise by 5% over the course of 2018 – double the rate of price growth achieved in 2017. As such, many buyers are looking to buy into the market sooner rather than later, to ensure they receive maximum value for money. Others are looking to their Costa del Sol second home purchase for fairly rapid capital growth (as well as the ability to use the property whenever they wish).

 

We’ve seen a sustained increase in British buyers on the Costa del Sol over the past year. The exchange rate has a huge influence over such matters. We’ve also seen a 15% increase in the number of property reservations across mainland Spain and the Balearic Islands as a whole, with reservations now at their highest level for seven years.

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España

 

The impressive figures coincide with the CEO of Costa del Sol Tourism, Jacobo Florido, announcing the “most important summer” of the region’s history.

Both tourist numbers and income are projected to grow by 2% during the year – and that’s following a record year in 2017, when 12.5 million visitors arrived in the Costa del Sol, up 6.4% compared to the year before. An additional 80,000 visitors from the UK certainly helped to bolster the figures.

When it comes to second homes on the Costa del Sol, buyers are spoiled for choice, thanks to Taylor Wimpey España’s extensive collection of terrific properties there.

In Marbella, Royal Banus properties are available for purchase from €490,000 + VAT, while homes at Le Caprice – at the Westin La Quinta Golf Resort in Benhavis – are priced from €550,000 + VAT. Both sites feature homes built to exacting standards and with impressive interiors. Outside space (in the form or balconies and gardens) is a given, while communal pools and gardens complete the offering.

For those with a more modest budget, Grandview at La Cala Golf Resort, and Estepona’s lush, tranquil Green Golf, showcase the Costa del Sol’s attractions. Priced from €287,000 + VAT and €340,000 + VAT respectively, the resorts offer stylish, contemporary homes with superb views and excellent local facilities. Their combination of pools, gardens and golf has proven popular with British buyers and looks set to continue doing so over the course of the Costa del Sol’s “most important summer” ever.

 

For more information please contact Taylor Wimpey España today on 08000 121 020 or visit http://www.taylorwimpeyspain.com/. If you reside outside of the UK you will need to call 00 34 971 706 972.

Consumer confidence and property prices rise hand in hand in Spain, as growth rate reaches highest level for 10 years

Consumer confidence and property prices rise hand in hand in Spain, as growth rate reaches highest level for 10 years

Spain ,
  • Property prices up 5.4% in year to April 2018 (Tinsa)
  • New home growth picked up sharply towards end of 2017 (ST Sociedad de Tasación)
  • Balearic homes attracting particular interest (Taylor Wimpey España)

A new report from the ST Sociedad de Tasación, one of the largest real estate valuation firms in Spain, has shown that the average price of new and second hand residential properties in Spain increased by 4.3% over the course of 2017. New home growth picked up significantly during the second half of the year, rising to 2.3% from a rate of 1.7% for the first six months of 2017. The company’s Confidence Index has also ticked upward, with confidence increasing in the first quarter of 2018.

Figures from Tinsa reveal that the trend has continued into 2018. The price of new and second hand housing was up by 5.4% in the year to April 2018. It is the highest growth rate since Q3 2007, according to Tinsa.

Price growth in the Balearics has been particularly high, at 5.6% in the year to April 2018.

Leading Spanish home builder Taylor Wimpey España reports that demand is also strong, with Mallorca properties proving particularly popular.

We’ve seen some excellent growth in the Spanish property market over the past year, with metropolitan areas and the Balearic and Canary Islands faring particularly well. Not only are prices rising, but also consumer confidence and satisfaction, which is excellent news for the market as a whole.”

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España

Customer satisfaction stood at 100% for the most recent month (March 2018) for Taylor Wimpey España’s Balearic properties, having remained well above 95% since late 2017. With resorts such as Marina Golf available, it’s easy to see why. The modern, Mediterranean-style village complex offers three-bedroom homes with south-west-facing private terraces and gardens, all surrounded by some of the islands top golf clubs. A generously proportioned communal pool with solarium area and golf course views, and delightful landscaped gardens, complete the offering. The last homes on the development are now key-ready, with prices starting at €549,000.

Also popular on the island is Acquamarina, a collection of two-bedroom apartments just 1 km from the sea and 6 km from the nearest golf course. Mallorca is a popular destination for golfers as well as for cyclists and, of course, water sports and beach lovers.

Spain’s economy does well from foreign property buyers, who are drawn to locations such as Mallorca for both second homes and primary residences. Visitor numbers were up 6% (to 13.7 million) in the year to March 2018, according to the National Institute of Statistics (INE). The number of foreigners registering with Spain’s social security system was also up, by 8.1% over the course of 2017.

“Spain’s myriad attractions mean that it remains a popular choice for those looking for a better lifestyle, from families with young children to retirees. Brits in particular have a long-standing love of Spain, making up the largest proportion of visitors from any single country and the key buyer group for foreigners purchasing Spanish homes. With price-growth at a ten-year high, we expect 2018 to be a very strong year for the Spanish property market.”

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España

 

For more information please contact Taylor Wimpey España today on 08000 121 020 or visit http://www.taylorwimpeyspain.com/. If you reside outside of the UK you will need to call 00 34 971 706 972.

Villajoyosa retains its five Blue Flags to remain a firm Costa Blanca favourite

Villajoyosa retains its five Blue Flags to remain a firm Costa Blanca favourite

Spain ,
  • Villajoyosa beaches attract tourists from around the world
  • Sunshine, sand and superb chocolate make for a winning combination
  • Taylor Wimpey España down to last few homes for sale at La Vila Paradis, after strong demand

The popular Spanish coastal town of Villajoyosa is celebrating its 3 km of glorious sandy beaches, having retained all five of its Blue Flag awards in 2018. The Varadero, Centro, la Caleta, Paradis and Bol Nou beaches were all singled out by the Association for Environmental Education and the Consumer (ADEAC) for their cleanliness, accessibility, health and safety and lifeguard provision. The news comes amid a record-breaking year for Spain, which saw the country net a global record-breaking 590 Blue Flags in total.

Located on the sunshine-draped Costa Blanca, Villajoyosa is a haven for those who love the beachside lifestyle. Leading Spanish home builder Taylor Wimpey España is a vocal advocate of the area, having chosen Villajoyosa as the location for its exclusive La Vila Paradis gated, now key-ready development. The frontline apartments and townhouses enjoy an enviable location, offering direct beach access, in addition to swimming pools, beautiful landscaped gardens and private parking.

“Villajoyosa has so much to offer to both second home owners and those looking to settle in Spain more permanently. The soft white sands that gave the Costa Blanca its name are complemented by a superb climate and a welcoming town environment. Central Alicante is just 20 minutes away, while the airport can be reached in half an hour, meaning that Villajoyosa is easily accessible from the UK.”

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España

As well as proudly flying its five Blue Flags, Villajoyosa also has a reputation as one of Spain’s leading chocolate producers. The town even has its own Chocolate Museum, where visitors can enjoy a fascinating walk through the history of chocolate-making and absorb the wisdom of five generations of master chocolatiers.

In case stunning sandy beaches and some of Spain’s best chocolate aren’t enough, Villajoyosa also enjoys average water temperatures of 24°C during the summer months. The average day rarely dips below 60% sunshine, even over the winter months. In July, 80% of daylight hours are sunny, according to World Weather & Climate Information.

“Villajoyosa’s name literally means ‘joyful town’ in English, which really does sum it up perfectly. Long, sunny days on the beach are the ideal way to work up an appetite before meandering through the town and sampling its excellent restaurants, which showcase seasonal, local specialities. It’s the kind of place that captures both the heart and the imagination, which is why we only have a few properties left for sale here!”

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España

The high quality, key ready apartments of La Vila Paradis enjoy exceptional sea views, with balconies, terraces and private gardens providing owners with plenty of space to relax and soak up the tranquil atmosphere. Prices start from €269,000 for apartments and €449,000 for townhouses.

For more information please contact Taylor Wimpey España today on 08000 121 020 or visit http://www.taylorwimpeyspain.com/. If you reside outside of the UK you will need to call 00 34 971 706 972.

Taylor Wimpey España kicks off fundraising challenges in aid of two charities

Taylor Wimpey España kicks off fundraising challenges in aid of two charities

Spain ,

The second weekend of May will see Taylor Wimpey employees complete their annual Charity Challenge divided in four levels to raise money for two great causes.

This year’s challenge will transport employees to Wales, home of the massive Snowdonia National Park complete with stunning yet challenging mountains to climb. Two teams from the Spanish arm of the company, Taylor Wimpey Espana, will tackle the fierce challenge of hiking the mountains, taking in the infamous Glyders and Snowdon itself.

As well as preparing to tackle this rocky challenge (10th to 13th May), the Taylor Wimpey España teams have started holding fundraising events to help raise money for The Youth Adventure Trust and Llar de memoria, with a marketing campaign with suppliers, agents, the sale of T-shirts and a solidarity beer event held in the office on Mallorca.

The Youth Adventure Trust helps vulnerable and disadvantaged young people to gain the skills, confidence and courage needed in order to face the challenges in their daily lives whereas Llar de memoria is an association that ruins a sanitary centre to treat dementia.

The team has already raised 91% of the £4,000 target before the challenge.

“Our Taylor Wimpey challenge has become an annual event with many employees looking forward to the opportunity to participate and donate to some amazing causes. The money raised from this challenge will make such a difference to young people’s lives and victims of dementia. Our goal is to give as much as we can, so no donation is too big or too small. We wish our two teams chosen to represent the Spanish division all the very best for this exciting challenge!”

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director, Taylor Wimpey España

Despite the popularity of the Snowdonia peaks, this challenge should not be underestimated especially as they are divided in four levels: Snowdon Dragon, Snowdon Monster, Snowdon Sprite and Snowdon Beast.

Each includes a conquest of the National Park through Glyder Fach, Glyder Fawr and Snowdon – a total ascent of 1,500 metres on average – and those brave enough will not just descend on foot but also on two wheels. With its large boulders, gushing waterfalls, vertical rock faces, heavy mist and endless crude stone staircases, the Snowdon mountains really are a hell of a place for a hike and bike ride!

For 60 years, Taylor Wimpey España has been delivering award-winning homes that complement the natural beauty of the Balearics, the Costa Blanca and the Costa del Sol. If you would like to view more about the event or make a donation to the team please do visit this link.

For more information please contact Taylor Wimpey España today on 08000 121 020 or visit http://www.taylorwimpeyspain.com/. If you reside outside of the UK you will need to call 00 34 971 706 972. 

Marc Pritchard’s 5 top tips to finding your dream home in Spain this Easter

Marc Pritchard’s 5 top tips to finding your dream home in Spain this Easter

United Kingdom

Increasingly the temptation to spend the Easter break overseas is winning over the hearts of those looking for the certainty of sunshine for their precious time off. The latest survey by easyJet revealed that Spanish cities were the top choices for travellers heading overseas over Easter.

Many Brits will be looking seriously at Spain this Easter with a view to purchasing a second home, relocation or retirement property. Buying the dream home overseas can be a confusing process however so Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España, Spain’s market-leading homebuilder, has put together his 5 top tips to find the perfect holiday home whilst on your Easter break.

 

  1. Find a company you trust – firstly, make sure to contact a company that has a proven track record that you can trust. Do some research online to find the right developer; be sure you know who you are dealing with and trust them to handle your transaction smoothly. Leading Spanish home builder Taylor Wimpey España, which celebrates its 60th year of operations (1958 – 2018), is leading the way in new-build homes in Spain.
  2. Identify the areas and region you like – As the property will be a fair few miles away from the UK, it is important to ensure that there are good transport links to the main airports. Being close to airports and indeed amenities such as restaurants, beaches or golf courses will help you to enjoy the Mediterranean life more easily. Potential buyers ready to purchase with Taylor Wimpey España are likely to be looking in one of three main areas: the Costa Blanca, the Costa del Sol or the Balearic Islands, primarily due to their good connectivity.
  3. Choose the type of property you want to buy – The type of property will depend on your tastes and specific needs – there is a wide choice. Happily, Taylor Wimpey España has something for everyone. Try Royal Blue on the stunning island of Mallorca for penthouse living with uninterrupted sea views. Want a golf course within walking distance of your home? Then head to Marbella on the Costa del Sol and go for the luxury homes of Le Caprice with training programmes for golf lovers.
  4. Book an appointment for a viewing – As with any home purchase, there can be pitfalls when buying a house overseas so, it is very important not to rush in but take advantage of holiday breaks to visit first before buying. To view properties during Easter, Taylor Wimpey España’s team are on hand to meet at a time which suits you the most.
  5. Make it legal – There are certain legal steps that need to be considered such as obtaining a Spanish fiscal (INE) number, signing contracts, paying fees and taxes and making staged payments. Get a lawyer to translate documents if they are in Spanish. An overseas buyer should take the time to learn about the purchase process of a holiday home and a reputable seller, such as Taylor Wimpey España, should be happy to help buyers though that process.
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    If time is spent wisely and homework properly done, it could be one of the best decisions you make to buy a Spanish property. So if you are thinking of visiting some stunning holiday homes during your trip to Spain for Easter, why not start now and book a no-obligation appointment with Taylor Wimpey España by clicking here:

    http://taylorwimpeyspain.com/newsletter/Visit_show_home_en.htm

    For more information please contact Taylor Wimpey España today on 08000 121 020 or visit http://www.taylorwimpeyspain.com/. If you reside outside of the UK you will need to call 00 34 971 706 972. 

The sky’s the limit as residential construction levels rise in Spain

The sky’s the limit as residential construction levels rise in Spain

Spain
  • Licences for new homes jumped 27% in 2017 vs 2016 (Ministry of Development)
  • 349 homes were delivered by Taylor Wimpey España last year
  • Panorama Mar is one high-quality development under construction (Taylor Wimpey España)

Spain’s construction industry is stirring back to life as data reveals an increase in levels of construction.

According to data from the Ministry of Development, authorised licences to build new properties skyrocketed by 27% in the first nine months of 2017 with the number of new build homes in Spain amounting to 60,695 compared to the same period in 2016.

This increase in the construction sector is another encouraging sign for the Spanish property market. Applications for apartment blocks dominate the new build market being the direct result of the significant return of overseas buyers.

Leading Spanish home builder Taylor Wimpey España, which is marking 60 years of Iberian success this year (1958 – 2018), is leading the way in new-build homes in Spain. In the face of any Brexit uncertainties, Taylor Wimpey España has continued to deliver beautifully designed homes, having completed 301 units last year (349 including Joint Ventures).

 

“Residential construction is rising once more as demand from overseas buyers continues to strengthen the market. British buyers are once again leading the market’s revival and we plan to extend our portfolio this year with a variety of new developments perfect for those looking for high quality holiday homes in the most popular areas of Spain.”

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director, Taylor Wimpey España

For 2018, Taylor Wimpey España forecasts to deliver 400 homes to answer to the rising demand for Spanish properties, with sales to British buyers accounting for 19% of all sales for the company last month.

The picturesque Panorama Mar on the Costa Blanca is a prime example of the high-quality properties that are driving the residential construction boom. Just a few metres from the sparkling sea of Punta Prima, the stunning two and three-bedroom beach apartments offer lifestyle buyers everything they could wish for, with prices from just €279,000. The development is expected to complete by November 2018.

Interested buyers can find out more about this superb new development by calling 08000 121 020 or visiting http://www.taylorwimpeyspain.com/. (If you reside outside of the UK you will need to call 00 34 971 706 972. 

Brits once again top Spanish second home buyers

Brits once again top Spanish second home buyers

Spain
  • Brits once again #1 buyers for Taylor Wimpey España
  • 8% rise in property prices recorded for the Balearics (Tinsa)
  • Nearly 16% of foreign demand comes from British buyers (Spanish Land Registrar’s Association)
  • Typical home sought by Brits on Mallorca is a 3-bedroom apartment costing the range of €250,000 and €500,000 (Kyero)

The Spanish housing market is looking in good shape according to the latest Tinsa data which reveals a 4.5% increase in property values for February 2018 (compared to last same period last year) with the highest growth seen in the Balearic Islands.

Indeed, the Balearics (Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera) recorded average house price growth of 6.8% in the last 12 months whilst prices along the Mediterranean coast continued to grow steadily at 4.4% (Tinsa).

Looking at what, or indeed who, is driving the market onwards and upwards, data from the Spanish Land Registrar’s Association reveals that foreign demand for Spanish property now accounts for 42% of the overall market with Brits buying boltholes abroad accounting for almost 16% of all transactions made by foreign citizens in in the final quarter of last year

It appears that worries over Brexit have had limited impact as UK demand for second homes in Spain rose from 14.7% in Q3 to 15.6% in Q4 last year.

This sentiment is echoed by leading housebuilder, Taylor Wimpey Espana, celebrating 60 years of trading this year (1958 – 2018), which has revealed that Brits are once again their biggest buyers accounting for almost a fifth of all reservations made in February 2018.

“With Spain now the second most popular tourist destination in the world, it is no surprise to see British holidaymakers and indeed second home buyers returning in greater numbers this year. Property sales to Brits are strong, reclaiming their crown as our number one buyers and we are in fact seeing more and more affluent British citizens looking to place their money outside of the UK, with view to Brexit in April 2019. Spain is deemed a safe heaven and we expect to continue to see ever more British buyers in 2018.”

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director, Taylor Wimpey España

 

In terms of where Brits are buying, the latest data from Kyero.com reveals that spacious homes on the largest Balearic island, Mallorca, are in the crosshairs of Brits.

A typical holiday home bought for Brits on the island is a 3-bedroom apartment costing in the range of €250,000 and €500,000. And this precisely what Taylor Wimpey España is offering with their brand-new development, Royal Blue.

Located in Capdepera on Mallorca, the exclusive Royal Blue complex offers contemporary apartments with 3 sizeable bedrooms. From the large terrace, owners can enjoy the fabulous sea views and the spectacular blend of blue and turquoise tones present in the crystalline waters.

From €315,000 + VAT, these new homes are in an ideal area, next to the beach at Cala Mesquida and are within walking distance of local restaurants and amenities.

Interested buyers can find out more about this superb new development by calling 08000 121 020 or visiting http://www.taylorwimpeyspain.com/. (If you reside outside of the UK you will need to call 00 34 971 706 972. 

Alternatively, the Taylor Wimpey España will be available the ‘A Place in the Sun Live’ exhibition this weekend (16th – 18th March) in Manchester.

Head to Malaga to breathe cleaner air in your second home

Head to Malaga to breathe cleaner air in your second home

Spain
  • Clean breathing is among latest wellness trends (Global Wellness Summit)
  • Spain has second-highest life expectancy in the world (World Happiness Report)
  • 95% of Malaga air is clean (Malaga Council)
  • Gardens at Botanic residence attributed to residents’ health (Taylor Wimpey España)

In recent years, figures about high levels of air pollution in the UK have raised concerns that air toxicity is having a significant, but neglected, impact on health. Levels of toxic air in the UK have broken EU legal limits every year since 2010.

As air pollution in the UK has become a catastrophic invisible killer, it’s no wonder that 2018 is all about clean breathing with recent the Global Wellness Summit revealing that people are looking for ways to have cleaner environmental practices, by choosing ‘lung-cleansing’ travel destinations for instance.

In line with this healthier behaviour, Brits buying second homes overseas to relocate or retire to are choosing healthier environments. The Iberian Peninsula is the ideal destination for that, with the 2017 World Happiness Report ranking Spain as one of the top 5 countries where people live the longest. Experts remind that clean air is fundamental as air pollution is often associated with reduced life expectancy.

Despite being a country with significant motor traffic which is the main cause of the low air quality in and around Spanish cities, many studies show that Malaga city’s air is amongst the cleanest in Spain. A recent study conducted by Malaga Council revealed that residents can breathe good quality air in 95% of the city.

Always committed to delivering what clients want, Spain’s leading housebuilder Taylor Wimpey España, which has operated successfully in Spain for 60 years (1958-2018), is building eco-friendly homes in Malaga province for those looking to live and breathe clean.

“Regardless of your age, air quality is key for good health so it’s no wonder that we as homebuilders, are responsible for putting measures to protect residents wherever possible. So we build homes with sustainable features and in eco-friendly environments where people can live the healthy Mediterranean lifestyle. “

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España

 

Located on the Costa del Sol, in one of the most exclusive areas of Benahavis, Malaga the unique Botanic residence is latest Taylor Wimpey Espana’s green development.

The luxury eco-friendly homes are constructed at different ground levels and the buildings, which hold a B energy certificate and use solar panels, are crowned by spacious penthouses with a modern design and spectacular solariums. Prices start from €365,000 + VAT.

The gardens of Botanic are a major part of the design but also aid better health for residents. From purple orchid trees or fiddle leaves (Ficus lyrate) together with more exotic representations such as the drago palm (Dracaena draco), the gardens integrate a variety of plants and indigenous trees from all over the world that purify the air.

“To minimise pollution in homes, experts say that plants are extremely vital in the environment as they absorb CO2 and provide the oxygen needed to breathe. That makes Botanic the perfect healthy residence to live in because it has a unique natural environment which contributes to residents’ good health.“

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España

 

Botanic is a well-connected residence where serenity and tranquillity reign and golf activities are available within a radius of just 4 km.

For more information please contact Taylor Wimpey España today on 08000 121 020 or visit http://www.taylorwimpeyspain.com/. If you reside outside of the UK you will need to call 00 34 971 706 972. 

 

New flights announced for this summer’s top golf destinations

New flights announced for this summer’s top golf destinations

Spain
  • Spain is now the world’s second most popular tourist destination (UNWTO)
  • 83% of golfers intend to take more trips in 2018 (Your Golf Travel)
  • Airlines increase capacities to top golfing destination Mallorca by 13% (Jet2.com)
  • Extra Ryanair flights announced from Irish airports to golf hotspots Alicante & Mallorca (Ryanair)

 

According to latest reports, Spain is riding high in the tourism stakes, pushing America down a notch to third position and becoming the world’s second most popular tourist destination. Latest data from the UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) estimates that a record 82 million travellers visited Spain in 2017. Undoubtedly, one driving force behind Spain’s record popularity is the nation’s deserved status as an exceptional international destination for golf. A survey conducted by golf travel company, YourGolfTravel, highlights just how much dedication golfers hold for their sport with a large majority (83%) planning to go on more golfing trips this year than 2017.

In response to this high demand, a number of airlines have announced greater access to golfing destinations in Spain by increasing the frequency of flights this summer. For golfers heading to Mallorca’s number one golf destination, Son Gual, Jet2 and Jet2holidays have increased their seating capacity by 13%.

This route is sure to be popular as the highly regarded course will celebrate its 10th anniversary this summer, attracting some A-list celebrities such as tennis star Rafael Nadal or the German football manager Joachim Low.

“A lot of our UK visitors flew with Monarch as the company was golf-friendly and some may have feared they might struggle to find suitable flight. So, Jet2.com‘s recent announcement will soften the blow, not only for UK golfers travelling to Mallorca, but also for those of us working in the tourism sector here.”

Andreas Pamer, Son Gual’s General Manager

Although Mallorca has exceptional golf facilities, the Costa Blanca has cemented its position as a leading golf destination by being awarded the European Golf Destination of the Year last year. The Costa Blanca has always been a hit with Irish visitors in particular especially golfers.

Fortunately, Irish holidaymakers and golfers alike (92% of which are ready to go on more golf holidays this year, according to YourGolfTravel) can escape to sunnier climes as budget airline Ryanair will be operating extra flights from Shannon to Alicante and Mallorca thrice weekly this summer. In line with the airlines, leading Spanish homebuilder Taylor Wimpey España, operational across Spain for 60 years (1958 – 2018), is answering this growing demand for homes with access to golf courses and training facilities.

On the beautiful Balearic island of Mallorca, the key-ready homes at Marina Golf, priced from €549.000 + VAT, will blow golfers’ minds away with the spacious townhouses surrounded by a solarium. Located in the southwest of the island, the residential complex is in an excellent location, surrounded by some of the ACGM’s top golf courses on the island including Golf Santa Ponsa I, II and III, which are right next to the development, as well as the Golf de Andratx, Golf de Poniente and Bendinat Golf.

“Son Gual’s 10th anniversary event this year will showcase Mallorca as the perfect location for golf, with at least 300 days of sunshine a year and a choice of over 20 courses suitable for golfers of all abilities. With Mallorca and the Costa Blanca becoming an essential stop on the golf world circuit, we expect a growth in potential buyers looking for properties within walking distance of the best courses.”

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director, Taylor Wimpey España

 

For more information please contact Taylor Wimpey España today on 08000 121 020 or visit http://www.taylorwimpeyspain.com/. If you reside outside of the UK you will need to call 00 34 971 706 972.