Antequera Spain.com will give you information about the town and the area of Antequera in the province of Malaga, Spain. Useful information about the town and the region of Antequera. Published by people living in the Antequera zone it will include useful tips about such things as getting around, moving to Spain and generally enjoying this wonderful part of Europe.
The town of Antequera in the province of Malaga has become a popular spot for many British expatriates and their families. Antequera town and the Antequera region are now home to 1000’s of ex-pats living in, or near the town of Antequera.
Antequera has always been a pivotal part of Spain and Andalucia, and the history of Antequera will explain why so many have tried to conquer this area. Nowadays it has become a great place to live and an area that is well situated, making travel to all parts of the region very easy.
Why have so many people chosen to move to Antequera when moving to Spain? What makes this area so special?
Spain has always been a popular destination with the British and over the past 10 years many more have chosen to come and live in Antequera and the Antequera region. The benefits of a good climate and consistent weather through the seasons, the many things to do and an all round better way of life makes this area a very attractive alternative.
Moving to Spain continues to be made easy. Many decide to move here because there is a good supply of affordable property and many reliable property agents who can help you find what you are looking for. In fact buying a property here in Spain is easier than many may think and it is made even easier when you deal with the right people.
As well as the fact that there is a lot of affordable property in Antequera itself and the region as a whole, many mobile home parks dotted around the area make an even more cost effective way to start your life here. Many residents started their new lives in Spain by buying a mobile home on one of the many residential style parks that are established in villages close to Antequera.
Buying a mobile home in Spain has become a popular alternative to living in traditional bricks and mortar. The mobile home parks in Antequera are Spanish owned and they have welcomed a large contingent of the British to the zone.
The lakes are an example of this and are only a short drive away and a very pleasant place to spend a relaxing day. Whether you want to fish, swim, enjoy a relaxing (or challenging) walk or simply have a good meal and enjoy the views, the lakes have something for everyone. if you live here it becomes a day out. If you are visiting Antequera, hiring a car is an easy way to make the most of the Antequera region whilst on holiday in Spain.
The many welcoming white villages of the Antequera region such as Alameda, Mollina and Fuente de Peidra all have well established communities living there that are living in Spain full time.
Making new friends, whether within the ex-pat community, or with the local Spanish, is very easy in this area as there are always things going on for you to join in with.
Antequera also has the big advantage that it is close to two airports Malaga and Granada making the search for low cost flights easier. Residents often pop back to the UK to visit family and friends or attend special functions.
Being so well connected it means that Antequera is not far from anything. The coast and the city of Malaga is only 45kms down the motorway so the Mediterranean beaches are not far away.
Antequera also has two claims to fame, historically and from a tourist point of view. The first consists of three fine prehistoric dolmens barely outside the town itself. The second is the Torcal de Antequera, a mountain top covered with huge and wonderfully shaped limestone, formed millions of years ago when the whole area was underwater.
There are 3 excellent routes down for those who like walking. They are marked by different coloured paint on the rocks so getting lost is not a problem. However we suggest getting a lift or taxi up first!
As well as being a well visited tourist destination the town’s favourable location, in the heart of Andalucia, makes it a business centre for national and international conferences and as a meeting point.
Because it is well visited it is no wonder that there is a good selection of hotels for you to choose from; a good variety to suit all budgets.
Getting to and from the town is easy. It has a major bus terminal, a railway station, a high speed railway station just out of town, the main Andalucian railway junction in Bobadilla as well as the well maintained motorway connections. These main routes will connect you to all the main towns of the Antequera region, the cities around Andalucia as well as the Capital and from there the rest of Northern Europe.
What makes this Antequera maintain its special feel though is that it still has a very traditional, very Andalucian feel to it, full of history. The cobbled streets that form part of the old town help make you feel that you have stepped back in time and the old castle at the top of the town provides great views of mountains on one side and olive-covered hills on the other.
Finally, with its location being less than one hour from the Costa del Sol coastal resorts Antequera has found itself as an alternative retirement location to places like Torremolinos or Benalmadena. Retiring to this part of Spain has never been easier. For people who do not want to plunge into buying property in Spain and yet enjoy the Spanish lifestyle there is an alternative way of life.
This is all thanks to dedicated residential mobile home parks like Park La Posada, and UK companies like Costa Difference mobile homes in Spain. People can now retire to the area easily and without any need to worry about any of the registration processes. From the town hall to the doctors the Park takes care of everything. Mobile homes can also be purchased on the parks already or have new homes made and installed. 1000’s of retired ex-pats now enjoy living on the parks in the Antequera area.