If you are looking for an inland idyll with some of the most dramatic views on the Costa del Sol, Coín could fill the brief. It is a small, yet bustling inland town situated just north of the Sierra de Mijas, you are treated to a spectacular view across the mountains and the fertile orchards of the Guadalhorce Valley.
In addition to the lovely settings and charming white washed inland Spanish property, Coín also has a claim to fame as the setting for a number of TV series including the ill-fated BBC soap opera ‘Eldorado’.
Coín is particularly popular with foreign residents who are keen to immerse themselves in a more authentic inland Andalusian slow pace of life. The countryside location offers a healthy outdoor lifestyle with opportunities for hiking, cycling, horse riding and sight-seeing virtually on the doorstep, such as a walk around along the restored Nacimiento Spring, artificial lake and parkland. Yet Coín is still close enough to the glitz, glamour and beach life if and when the mood takes you.
Property wise, although there aren’t many new build properties in the centre of town, it’s a good place to look for reasonably prices Costa del Sol properties for sale. There is a good stock of sought-after developments and detached villas on the outer edges of the town.
It may be an inland location but the town centre is thriving. It is lined with tapas bars and restaurants, there is La Trocha commercial centre with big names such as Dunnes and El Corte Ingles, a rooftop gym and cinema (English movies are screened on Tuesdays). There are plenty of supermarkets including Mercadona, Aldi and Lidl and of course the independent supermarkets, fruit and veg stores etc. There’s even health food stores and a weekly market that attracts crowds from all over.
It’s a great place to bring up a family, there are several infant schools and two state secondary schools in the vicinity. Schools, plus a number of private schools that can be reached within around a 30-minute drive.
And if you love a good party, the Fería of Coín and New Year’s Eve celebrations (Noche Vieja) are considered to be the best in the area.
Coín offers the best of both worlds, the peace and quiet that comes with being located in the countryside, yet only 20 minutes (35 km.) Málaga and the airport.