31 01 2023

Best destinations to move to after retirement


It’s time to leave any kind of worries behind and enjoy life. When retirement knocks on our door, we may consider a change of scenery and look for a new dynamic away from the routine that we have carried out for years.

New hobbies (or continue those that we have abandoned along the way due to lack of time), more family time, exploring the world or looking for a new residence in which to create new memories. These are some of the purposes that emerge during retirement.

The search for a new residence is not as common in Spain as it is in other countries such as the United Kingdom or Northern Europe, however, it is gradually becoming more common for Spanish retirees to take the plunge. 

But... Where to? When in doubt, at Prime Invest we have done some research about the best places in Spain to live once retired. Read on to discover the most recommended destinations for your retirement!

Which is the best place in Spain to live in retirement

Spain is a wonderful place, full of natural landscapes that are unique in the world, architectural treasures with more than 2.000 years of history and a Mediterranean gastronomy based on fresh products. There is no doubt, it is one of the destinations chosen year after year by hundreds of people looking for a new place to enjoy their retirement.

Americans, British and Europeans seek new places where sun and tranquility abound to enjoy their new stage. Retirees find in Spain what they crave the most, a relaxed lifestyle and above all, a high quality of life.

The coastal areas of the Mediterranean are the ones with the greatest reception of retired people for the acquisition of a second residence. The landscapes, the sea water and the possibility of enjoying a warm climate are some of the main reasons why hundreds of people, both foreign and Spanish, set out for a new life somewhere on the Iberian Peninsula.

But there is a province that stands out from other destinations within Spain: Málaga. The sanitary infrastructure, the access to basic services and more than 300 sunny days are the main reasons why the acclaimed Costa del Sol is declared year after year as one of the destinations that receives the largest number of people looking for a new residence after retirement.

Costa del Sol is made up of more than 150 kilometers of coastline, so we will tell you which is the best city to live your retirement if what you want is a cosmopolitan life, and which is the best town for your new golden age, If you are looking for relaxation and tranquility.

The best city to live as a retiree in Spain

One of the most acclaimed cities to start a new life, spend the summers, or merely your free time. Marbella has deservedly earned the number one position as a city on the Costa del Sol, where any retired person is welcome.

Now that we will have more free time, it is important to take into account the leisure offer available in the new city. That is why Marbella is chosen as a retirement city; its wide offer for retirees is one of the attractions of the city: hikes, theaters, cinemas, social clubs or golf courses.

Its warm climate and its privileged location next to the Mediterranean invites you to spend time outdoors, strolling through the Puerto Banús area or along the city's beautiful promenade.

This cosmopolitan city is only 30 minutes from Malaga airport, something to consider if we plan to travel either intra-peninsular or abroad.

The best town in Spain to live during retirement

If you are looking for peace and the sound of the waves, the proximity to natural reserves and the possibility of seeing incredible sunsets, Mijas is the ideal place for it.

With an average annual temperature of 19º C, this city offers the tranquility and calm that you are looking for. A place where the leisure offer, transport connections and quality of life come together in the dune reserves, where the hills of fine sand merge with the Mediterranean.

All this together with Andalusian gastronomy make Mijas a town where you will enjoy every day to the fullest: walks on the sand or by boat, the best golf courses in Europe where you can socialize and meet new friends, and the tranquility of seeing the stars on the horizon of the sea.

Start your new life in the best way

Retirees, tourists, families or digital nomads choose the south of the peninsula as their new home. We know very well the reasons that make them pack their bags and settle in these cities. We recently told you about the pros and cons of living on the Costa del Sol.

So if you are planning your retirement and looking for a new residence on the Costa del Sol, either to spend long periods of time or just for occasional use, in Prime Invest we can help you with our service real estate consulting. Enjoy life near the sea!

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