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Agree @xabiaxica , just a PM message to swap emails thats it , however I can't seem to reply at present anyway. To be honest I'm just glad this topic is up and running because the information is great.

Yeah the " fish n chips, English breakfasts everywhere " definitely isn't what I am looking for, nor the crazy night clubs either. As i was saying before , few good local pubs with a good atmosphere is perfect for me.... and should on the very rare occasion I fancy a later night I'll just travel to other areas.

I like the sound of the setup in terms of flat , coastal , beach in Fuengirola , but not the area being dominated by expats, really would like a mix to integrate.

danboy20 thanks for the suggestion , I hadn't even looked into this area.
"Is directly on the main bus route as well."
Is that all year round? Roughly how frequent , and approx time from Malaga airport? And cost?

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Agree @xabiaxica , just a PM message to swap emails thats it , however I can't seem to reply at present anyway. To be honest I'm just glad this topic is up and running because the information is great.

Yeah the " fish n chips, English breakfasts everywhere " definitely isn't what I am looking for, nor the crazy night clubs either. As i was saying before , few good local pubs with a good atmosphere is perfect for me.... and should on the very rare occasion I fancy a later night I'll just travel to other areas.

I like the sound of the setup in terms of flat , coastal , beach in Fuengirola , but not the area being dominated by expats, really would like a mix to integrate.

danboy20 thanks for the suggestion , I hadn't even looked into this area.
"Is directly on the main bus route as well."
Is that all year round? Roughly how frequent , and approx time from Malaga airport? And cost?

Many Thanks,
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Well its on the main coastal road, so yes buses all year round. I believe buses are every 15 mins in the day.

The buses to Fuengirola take about 25 mins.....from there you can get the train directly to malaga airport.

So you could probably get there in about an hour.
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Dan this is an area I'm looking at strongly. I've rented a flat just outside for a month in September to get a feel for it. I'm leaning towards buying over renting. Can you recommend any good estate agents & any good gyms? Also how is the property market there currently? the prices seem to have jumped a lot in the last 18 months (purchase)
Alhamar Gym is large and well equipped, and easily accessible. A new Gym has also opened down the road in Riviera, at Max Beach.

Property prices went up a hell of a lot last year, but they are flattening out now (probably because of the Brexit confusion) So now is a decent time to buy IMO.

As soon as Brexit is sorted - one way or the other - I expect property prices to rise again.

The area is really vibrant, and is full of people all year. Id say most of the people here live here all year, or at least the majority of it.
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Great advice , thanks once again danboy20. As I said I hadn't even considered Calahonda , but looking at my criteria it seems to tick a huge amount of boxes.

And obviously the quickest route inbound is via Fuengirola train station and then a bus from Fuengirola to Calahonda? I will look into times for bus/train in greater detail in the coming days. I will certainly be making a visit in the coming weeks. Air bnb prices actually aren't too bad for short term few days.

Is the beach a good walk away from the town centre or am I searching the wrong area on "Google maps"? Would you know if rent is higher in town centre or near the beach?

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Great advice , thanks once again danboy20. As I said I hadn't even considered Calahonda , but looking at my criteria it seems to tick a huge amount of boxes.

And obviously the quickest route inbound is via Fuengirola train station and then a bus from Fuengirola to Calahonda? I will look into times for bus/train in greater detail in the coming days. I will certainly be making a visit in the coming weeks. Air bnb prices actually aren't too bad for short term few days.

Is the beach a good walk away from the town centre or am I searching the wrong area on "Google maps"? Would you know if rent is higher in town centre or near the beach?

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No problem.

Yep, quickest way.....airport via train to Fuengirola > then bus to Calahonda. Train station is across the road from the main bus stop.

The beaches are across the road from the main amenities (5 min walk) They have recently completed a wooden walkway on the beach, linking miles of the coast for walkers.

Rent is a premium the closer to the beach you go.

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East v West

That's what it comes down to!

East side all the way for me and my family - I only know one person who has been here either to live or on holiday who didn't like it as much as they thought they would. Everyone, and I mean everyone, else has been wowed by the quality of life.

That said, it's about you and your subjective preferences. Rincon is great this time of year for what you would need but in winter it does get quiet. That said...Malaga is 12km away/25 mins on a bus or even less on a bike/20 EUR in taxi.

There are pockets of "Spanish" life west of Malaga but it is hard to escape English language references and English cultural influence. On the other hand, the metro from Fuengirola/Benalmadena would be functional for you - direct to the airport. Fuengirola might suit you in my opinion...ignore the full English cafes along the front and explore the life a few lines back....Los Boliches for example.

There are no trains east of Malaga but the roads are much better (Rincon to the airport is 25 mins 99% of time day or night).

The main road N340 west of Malaga is not a nice road to drive on (and I am as laid back a driver as you will find).

I'd look at Malaga East eg El Palo as well. If you like the gym/sports in general there are so many outdoor facilities along the paseo, and you can access the amazing (it really is amazing) campo including the Montes de Malaga very easily...amazing for walking/trail running/cycling or just walking a dog, literally 3 miles inland if that.

In terms of meeting people, east is gonna test your language skills more! Which for me is a major benefit but if you're young free and single, wanting to meet people, it will take a little longer to connect. Rincon for example is very, very Spanish...more so than most other areas East of Malaga.

Anyway, rambling response but some stuff to think about.

In your circumstances knowing what I know now, I'd probably go for El Palo/Pedregalejo (or Fuengirola if you wanted a safer option integration wise).

Regardless, good luck, this should be the start of an amazing experience for you :-)
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KG5 -
Thank you so much for such an informative post. Really put a lot of extremely relevant information in your post and most certainly NOT a " rambling response" , so I am really grateful. You have certainly given me more things to chase up and look into , which now I must admit is getting exciting !!
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