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.
⭐ Latest update – February 2023 ⭐
Literally all you need to know!
No need to spend hours trawling Google and online forums asking questions because all the answers are in this guide.
No need to stress over what to do and where to go because this guide tells you exactly what and where.
No need to wing it because all the information included comes from official sources and relocation experts.
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.
- Informaton 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 quarterly updates.
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
Need an extra helping hand?
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Buy your Guide to Moving to Malaga and the Costa del Sol and get a 30-minute consultation with José María Sánchez, Director of Andalusian Lawyers. He is an independent English-speaking lawyer and has over three decades of experience in helping foreigners buy property on the Costa del Sol with complete peace of mind. Use your call with José María to get answers to your questions about buying or renting property to ensure that part of your relocation goes exactly to plan.
Buy the guide and get expert relocation advice for €49.95.
Buy your Guide to Moving to Malaga and the Costa del Sol and get a 30-minute consultation with Lisa Sadleir, author of Moving to Spain with Children and founder of Move to Malaga. Lisa is an experienced relocation consultant and personal property finder; she has helped many couples and families successfully purchase property and move to the Malaga region. Use your call with Lisa to ensure your Move to Malaga is an enjoyable and stress-free experience.
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. Joanna Styles 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.
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 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
“Really wish we’d had this book when we first started planning our move to the Costa del Sol. Everything would have been so much easier!”Maggie and Brian, British and living in Mijas Costa