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Old 2nd August 2019, 12:12 PM
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Yozzi - here's my view...some places I've been more than other

Rincon - the most Spanish of the towns in my experience. Great place for families, easy to access Malaga from either by car, bus, bike or even a long walk. Deep end integration wise as there are not many expats but worth it IMO. Decent size town so has plenty going on, schools, supermarkets, commercial centre, bars, sports clubs/activities etc. Not good for parking...especially in the summer when Spanish holidaymakers come to town.
Quieter in winter (Chiringuitos closed for the most part) but not dead.

Benajarafe - much smaller and much quieter in winter...though enough bars/restaurants stay open. Only a bit further along so still well connected, hosing a little cheaper. A mix of different nationalities and a more ageing population.


Valle Niza/Almayate - both set back from the beach a bit more, very quiet in winter with a mix of locals in the traditional parts and then almost independent new developments with more of a mix of international families. Pretty small and a little isolated.

Torre del Mar - Much bigger, great facilities, more of an international feel than Rincon. Cheaper housing and more availability than Rincon too, plus Velez Malaga is just across the highway inland - which provides even more choice on shopping/services.
A really good all round option by the beach if you want to go into Spanish life at the shallow end

Algorrobo/Torrox - both have coastal and inland pueblo parts. International feel though for me more holiday resorts on the coast than places to live. Lots of second homeowners so some stuff stays open in the winter.

Nerja - Much bigger(like Torre and Rincon) woth lots of choice services wise. More popular with foreign holidaymakers so more of an international feel to the restaurants/services. More expensive as a result. Beautiful beaches that are very different to the miles of dark sand in the other places (Maro and the coves along there are stunning). Very international, too much for me to want to live there but a lot going for it.

Almunecar - slightly different feel, probably a better place to settle if you want to be part of a more permanent community, though as with everywhere much quieter in winter. Lots of infrastructure, services, schools etc and cheaper than Nerja or closer to Malaga.

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To be honest beyond Nerja I'm not sure. I've only ever driven past there, though given there are a lot of services Malaga to Nerja I'd assume there are some going out beyond to Almeria.

When I've driven it's always felt like a bit of a dead space beyond Salobrena with little more than thousands of greenhouses, but I haven't spent time exploring so could be wrong.

I'm sure there will be bus services for you

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AFAIK there are no trains Málage to Almería except via Antequera taking at least 6 hours and costing over 42€ and up to over 12 hour wait at Antequera.
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You can go by bus 3 hours direct

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Whatever you do, don’t move to Estepona. It is fairly quiet, still very much Spanish, only one night club worthy of the name, no fish and chip shops and in the eleven years I’ve lived here Ive yet to see an ‘’English breakfast here’ sign although they may have exist in some corner.
If you are the quiet type, you may fnd the locals a tad too friendly.
Some Esteponeros look down on Puerto Banus as vulgar, for Z list clebrities. Snobs

It also takes under an hour to get to Malaga Airport, such a shame as using the fast toll road doesn’t give you the opportunity to sit in traffic jams and enjoy the scenery on the A7...

Good luck with your search but stay away from Estepona

P.S. A shed load of codswallop talked about the Costa del Sol, all Costas in fact. Bear in mind, if we are British we are an immigrant, wherever we settle. We add to the number, be in ten or ten thousand.
I live in a semi campo semi pueblo environment, surrounded by huertas and fincas but a short drive from the town. This weekend the town is hosting the Los Alamos Festival, most weekends in summer there’s live music in the streets or on the beach. I. Wouldn’t. swap where I live for the poshest part of Madrid or a fly- blown pueblo. Life is what you make of it wherever you choose to live.

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Not that it matters, but having searched for Estepona fish and chips, there were several ‘plaices’ to choose from !

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Not that it matters, but having searched for Estepona fish and chips, there were several ‘plaices’ to choose from !
The best one is still in Fuengirola

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The best "Full English" brekkie in Estepona is Vice Versa in the Port nr Club Nautico. Great value and very tasty.

https://howtotraveller.com/the-best-...t-in-estepona/

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"Whatever you do, don’t move to Estepona. It is fairly quiet, still very much Spanish, only one night club worthy of the name, no fish and chip shops and in the eleven years I’ve lived here Ive yet to see an ‘’English breakfast here’ sign although they may have exist in some corner.
If you are the quiet type, you may fnd the locals a tad too friendly.
Some Esteponeros look down on Puerto Banus as vulgar, for Z list clebrities. Snobs""



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Not that it matters, but having searched for Estepona fish and chips, there were several ‘plaices’ to choose from !
Ha ha!!! But seriously, where? I often get a craving for British style fisn’n’ chips but the only plaices I can recall are one in nearby Manilva and another, a really good one, in San Pedro.
Of course you can get fish with fried spuds in a variety of dishes, my favourite restaurant where I have eaten every Saturday since early spring serves a variety of Basque cod dishes.
But I prefer the real thing..the crispy bwtter, not breadcrumbs, big chips, not those skinny ones..

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Ha ha!!! But seriously, where? I often get a craving for British style fisn’n’ chips but the only plaices I can recall are one in nearby Manilva and another, a really good one, in San Pedro.
Of course you can get fish with fried spuds in a variety of dishes, my favourite restaurant where I have eaten every Saturday since early spring serves a variety of Basque cod dishes.
But I prefer the real thing..the crispy bwtter, not breadcrumbs, big chips, not those skinny ones..
Fuengirola, Crispy Cod on the seafront

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Don't like Fuengi andnot keen o a round trip of two hours for a plate of fish and chips, however good

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