Sharply grown interest of digital nomads for properties on Costa del Sol

by Lorraine Williamson
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In recent years, the digital nomad has become a new socio-economic phenomenon. Working in a beautiful place, with all the necessary amenities, who wouldn’t want this? The demand for housing by remote workers in Marbella and the rest of the Costa del Sol has risen sharply in recent years.

This is according to a report by real estate agency Pure Living Properties. In Marbella, the demand for real estate for remote workers even increased by 40%. Long-term rentals of luxury villas and apartments are particularly in demand in the Golden Triangle, with the cities of Marbella, Estepona and Benahavis. These destinations are popular due to their wonderful climate, strategic location, and high quality of life.

What also stands out in the report is ‘the 2,400% increase in searches for digital nomads in the last five years in Spain’. This shows that interest in this lifestyle is growing.

Profile of the digital nomad on the Costa del Sol

The Junta de Andalucía has conducted research into the profile of the digital nomads who choose the Costa del Sol. These are often young people, generation Z and millennials. More than half of digital nomads are under the age of 40. They are looking for a sunny destination and almost half of them prefer a home close to the coast.

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And although there is the idea that it is often singles, 70% come as a couple. That is why it is important that the supply of housing is adapted to the requirements of couples and families. In addition to being luxurious and comfortable, the home must also be functional. This includes well-equipped home offices, high-speed internet connections, and outdoor spaces that allow for a healthy work-life balance.

This is what makes the Costa del Sol so popular for remote workers

According to the real estate agency, the high demand on the Costa del Sol is due to the sunny weather and beaches, good infrastructure and an attractive international community. Moreover, it is an environment where you can balance work and leisure time.

Added to this is the range of first-class restaurants, trendy beach clubs and leisure and cultural opportunities in Marbella and the surrounding area. And there will be coworking spaces and business centers all the time. They have the latest technology, so digital nomads have everything they need to work efficiently while enjoying the beautiful surroundings.

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