The latest figures from Malaga airport confirm that the Costa del Sol is currently the favourite destination for low cost passengers, proving that southern Spain is still at the top of the league when it comes to sunshine breaks.

In the five months between January and May this year, there was an increase of more than 10 per cent, which adds up to 1.38 million additional passengers heading for Marbella and its neighbouring coastal towns.

The worldwide recession may cause travellers to think twice before booking pricey trips to far flung places, but they are unwilling to forego their holiday altogether. Low airfares, short flying times and regular services from most European and Scandinavian cities have made Spain an even more attractive prospect for both holiday makers and investors.

This is great news for the region’s economy and for property owners, although competition is fierce, prime locations such as Puerto Banús, Marbella, Mijas Costa and Nueva Andalucía, will always attract holiday makers, particularly if the properties offer something different, such as the Aloha Hill Club’s concierge services or the panoramic sea views at Palmeras de Calahonda.

Siesta Real Estate is a new type of real estate agent located in Marbella, owned by Scandinavians and geared towards providing international purchasers with a wide range of properties; ideal for rentals or as permanent homes, marketed at extremely advantageous prices.

Visit the website at for further information on and to view the options currently available in the Marbella property market.