Dreaming of a new life on the Costa del Sol?

170 pages packed with information for a successful move to Malaga and Costa del Sol.

Updated July 2023!

Literally all you need to know and for just €9.95

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No need to spend hours trawling Google and online forums asking questions because all the answers are in this guide.

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No need to wing it because all the information included comes from official sources and relocation experts.

“Really enjoyed the guide… just came back from a week in Malaga. It has great content and we did many things in it.”

Stephanie Ditchburn

Guide to Moving to Malaga

170 pages of detailed information about moving to Malaga and Costa del Sol.

  • Detailed area guides to where to move to & why.
  • Information on exactly how to rent or buy a property.
  • Step-by-step guides to the right permits for you, your family, your stuff, your car and your pets.
  • Full lowdown on jobs & business.
  • All the information on healthcare (public and private).
  • A guide to exactly how to choose the right school for your children.
  • Complete guide to finances (yes, all of them).
  • Handy checklists.
  • Expat insights & real stories.
  • Links to official forms & websites.
  • Exclusive bi-annual updates.

All in one handy pdf to read on any device.

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About Joanna Styles, the author of this relocation guide

Joanna Styles is a freelance writer and author based in Malaga, which she sees as just about the perfect place to live. She first arrived on the Costa del Sol in 1989 ready to start a new life with her husband.

Over 30 years later, she has gained big insight into living on the Costa del Sol as a foreigner. She has worked as a teacher, started her own business and set up a company; brought up two daughters who went to four different types of school; moved house several times between Marbella and Malaga (buying and renting); and done all the paperwork from getting a NIE and Spanish driving licence to getting Spanish nationality and filing tax returns.

She has used this experience professionally in her writing career that began in 1995 with Survival Books updating relocation ‘bibles’ such as Living & Working in Spain.

She went on to write Culture Wise Spain and Costa del Sol Lifeline among others (now all sadly out of print) and she has written numerous articles about relocating for publications such as A Place in the Sun magazine.

Joanna Styles, author of Moving to Malaga and The Costa del Sol guide

When it comes to inside local knowledge, Joanna updates the Costa del Sol and Andalusian chapters in Fodor’s Essential Spain every year.

In 2020, Joanna received an avalanche of emails from Guide to Malaga users asking questions about moving to the Costa del Sol. She created Your Guide to Moving to Malaga and the Costa del Sol to provide all the answers.

What’s inside the 170 pages?

Detailed area information, step-by-step guides…

checklists & expat insights…

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All written and compiled by a relocation expert (who lives on the Costa del Sol and loves it!) with the help of professionals whose job it is to make moving to the Costa del Sol a smooth and easy process.

Literally all the info you need for just €9.95

What they say about this relocation guide

“My family and I are still at the pre-planning stage for our move to Mijas Costa but we’ve already bookmarked several sections in this guide as essential reading. It’s really helpful and I like the idea of having quarterly updates – that way we know we always have the right information. Super important at the moment with Brexit.”

Simon McNeil, London UK

“I felt very privileged to be one of the first to read this new guide to relocating to Malaga. We’ve been thinking of taking a plunge for a while and after reading this information, we’re keener than ever. Joanna tells you everything you need to know – I really like the guide to different areas in Malaga and the info on schools gave us food for thought. Now all we need to do is start learning Spanish!”

Sally Newman, currently in Salisbury, UK and dreaming of Malaga

Save time, energy and stress when you move to the Costa del Sol.