​It’s official: Andalucia is one of Europe’s tourism hotspots


It may be old news of sorts to existing residents of this remarkably culturally fascinating part of Spain, but it is a development that may nonetheless be of interest to many of those looking to buy a property in Sotogrande: Andalucía is one of Europe’s top 10 most visited tourist hotspots.

What’s the big news?

The expat newspaper The Olive Press reported earlier this month – citing figures from Eurostat – that Andalucía was the seventh most visited site on the continent, joining three other parts of Spain in the top 10.

It’s not shocking news, not least in light of another recent story revealing that foreign tourists contributed a whopping €3 billion to the Andalucían economy in the first three months of 2017. This stellar figure came from the National Statistics Institute (INE), which said it was 15.1% higher than in the same period last year.

It also means that Andalucía ranks third among areas of Spain in terms of money made from international visitors, behind only Catalonia and the Canary Islands.

Even Britons – despite the UK’s impending departure from the European Union – spent more, recording a 7.7% increase in April from 12 months earlier.

Meanwhile, Andalucía also ranked second for the average length of time tourists choose to stay in the region – 8.5 days. It’s yet more evidence of Andalucía’s burgeoning attractiveness to holidaymakers that should also give food for thought to those who would like to buy property in Sotogrande.

We can help you to find your dream Sotogrande home

Here at Property Sotogrande, we’re not exactly surprised by Andalucía continuing to attract such great numbers of visitors. After all, it is a region that offers no shortage of the traditional Spanish sun, sea and sand, with one Andalucían municipality having also seen record-breaking temperatures of 47.3 degrees C.

Furthermore, this area of Spain offers so many other attractions – from renowned art galleries to the finest of fine cuisine – that helps to make it obvious why so many people are presently looking to buy a property in Sotogrande.

Do so with the help of our listings from the leading local estate agents here at Property Sotogrande, and whether you seek to purchase a house, villa or apartment, we’re confident that you’ll find the perfect property for you.