Buying a holiday home somewhere in the world is a desire of many. You can holiday whenever you want and for as long as you want, which is especially great for retirees hoping to spend half of the year abroad.

Whilst you are away you will feel comfortable, at home, and since your family will only have to pay for flights, it means they can use the money they save on accommodation to come and visit you again and again!

But where do you begin looking? There is no better location for buying a holiday home than Southern Spain.

Buying property in Spain means buying into a country with pleasant temperatures and ample sunshine all year round, so if you want to flee the bleak English winter for six months, you can enjoy averages of 12°C between December and February.  You will also have guaranteed hot weather for all of your summer visits.

The South of Spain is still fairly close to home, you can fly to the most southern points of the country in just over three hours from Manchester airport. Flying time is even less from Midland and London airports so you can reach your property in Spain quickly and conveniently.

For these reasons amongst many more, buying a holiday home in Spain is a great investment opportunity due to Spain being one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world, so your villa in Spain can be quite the earner in the weeks or months when you are not planning to visit.

So, now we have convinced you on Southern Spain, where are the greatest towns and cities for you to hunt for your dream property in Spain?


Murcia, the capital city of the region of Murcia, is the seventh largest city in the country. Its location on the Segura River in South-East Spain means Murcia experiences long, hot summers and pleasantly mild winters of an average of 12°C.

If you like the options that come with city-life but you also want to escape the intense hustle and bustle, you might think finding the perfect location for buying a home in Spain could be problematic, but Murcia is the answer to your woes.

Despite the expanse of the city, Murcia has a traditional, small-town Spanish feel, especially when compared with the most other cities. The centre is fairly dispersed, so the on-goings take place in different plazas, meaning one area never feels too occupied and over-crowded.

The architecture of Murcia is nothing short of outstanding and if you love absorbing culture, eating traditional and local delicacies, whilst having world-class shopping, breath-taking beaches, mountains, plazas and thermal spas all within arm’s reach, then Murcia could well be your best place to buy a holiday home in Spain.

Costa Cálida

The Costa Cálida translates literally to “The Warm Coast,” on account of its hot average temperatures right through the year.

There are many reasons why people choose Costa Cálida when looking for property to buy in southern Spain. A main appeal of the Costa Cálida is its low living costs, it is surrounded by excellent local and international schools, the hospital and wellbeing facilities are second to none and it is an area that with great road infrastructure and public transport in abundance, making it easy to not only explore Costa Cálida itself, but also the nearby areas.

If you buy a holiday home in Costa Cálida you won’t tire of things to do. The area has some world-class golf courses, impressive lengths of golden sandy beaches thanks to its location on the Mediterranean coast, sports and leisure facilities in abundance and you can eat traditional cuisine until your hearts content.


The autonomous region of Mazarron has become a firm favourite with brits looking for holiday homes in Spain as it has the best of both worlds at easy access.

Puerto de Mazarron and the town capital are two significant urban hubs within the region, but with plenty of traditional Spanish towns in the mix, such as La Manga and Cartagena. If you are looking for a property for sale in Spain that is surrounded by a larger number of fellow expats, Mazarron has just that.

Camposol is a countryside urbanisation with Spanish holiday homes to suit all budgets. The urbanisation has approximately 5,000 homes across four sectors, with all the amenities and entertainment you could need. The onsite facilities include everything from hairdressers, dentists, supermarkets, restaurants in a variety of cuisines, bars, activities and many more… and the population is predominantly British.

Mazarron Country Club is another urbanisation with villas, apartments and bungalows to suit all needs when looking to buy a holiday home in Mazarron. The development has a number of beaches within a 10 minute drive and on-site facilities including a swimming pool, tennis courts, restaurant and a bar.

La Azohia

If you are looking for the best place to buy a holiday home in Spain that is away from a mass of tourists, La Azohia is a good start. However, it is also within reach of busier towns and cities if you want to embrace the hustle and bustle for a day out.

La Azohia is a fishing village located in the Gulf of Mazarron. If you like being surrounded by natural beauty, La Azohia delivers on that from. The village has easy access to beautiful stretches of quiet beach, clear waters and plenty of green land.

Although the village of La Azohia is certainly peaceful and calm, there is still a handful of local shops, wine bodegas, supermarkets and even a pharmacy, but if you want a lively night out or a big shopping spree, La Azohia is conveniently close to Peurto de Mazarron, which is just 3 miles away. Or if you would prefer to explore the historic city of Cartegena, you can be in the city within 30 minutes by car or public transport.


Bolnuevo is a residential village situated in Mazarron, approximately 3 miles from the centre of Mazarron town. What started as a fishing village has now broadened its purpose and it is a popular residential village that holds its olden charm.

The town has an array of tapas and seafood restaurants, small bars to enjoy a glass of vino in the sun, supermarkets, shops and cafes will also be sat on your doorstep. You will have all you need for a fantastically minimalist life if your buy a holiday home in Bolnuevo.

The village is perfectly located on a main beach and although it makes the perfect residential town, it is just as perfect for holiday makers to the area who are seeking a peaceful break. It is roughly 30 miles from Murcia San Javier airport so it is easily accessible by car or public transport and the city of Cartagena is within 24 miles if you want to do a bit of exploring.

Mercers Spanish Property has been a leading real estate agent in Spain for over 35 years, making us the perfect accomplice to help you find your dream holiday home in Spain.

Since we know the area of Southern Spain like the back of our hand, not only can we help you find you the perfect home, we can find out what it is you are looking for in your new home town or city and best advise you on the locations that will fit your needs and requirements.

For our professional advice on buying holidays homes in Spain, call us today on +44 (0) 845 0177 805 and we will be happy to help.