The price of homes along the Spanish coast grew by 5.7% during the last 12 months, reaching an average cost per square metre of 1,727 euros, according to a report from idealista.
The price of coastal homes on the Costa del Sol grew the most with an increase of 9.9%. In 2018, a Costa del Sol property had an average price of €1,848 euros/m². In 2019 this has risen to €2,030 euros/m². This was a greater increase than the most expensive region: The Balearic Islands. On the archipelago prices have risen by 9.3%. On the coast of Santa Cruz de Tenerfie, prices have risen by 6.3% over the last year.
The next biggest increases were seen in Costa del Maresme (Barcelona) with 4.6%, while both the Costa Cálida (Murcia) and the Costa de Valencia saw a 4.1% increase.
With increases below 4% were, the Costa Blanca of Alicante (3.7%), the Costa de Las Palmas (3.6%), the Rías Baixas (3.2%) and the Costa de Almería (3.1%).
Not all good news
Despite the large increases mentioned, it wasn’t good news for the whole country. Cantabrian coasts suffered year-on-year falls in their prices. The largest decreases were seen in the Mariña Lucense (-6.5%), followed by the Costa da Morte Coruña (-1.1%), the Biscay Coast (-0.7%) and the Asturian Green Coast (-0.6%).
In all other Spanish coastal areas prices increased.
The Balearic coast remains as the most expensive for home buyers with an average cost of 3,144 euros/m². It is followed by the Guipuzcoan Coast (2,972 euros/m²), Maresme (2,368 euros/m²) and the Costa Brava (2,250 euros/m²). Others with an average above two thousand euros include the Biscay Coast (2,204 euros/m²) and the Costa del Sol (2,030 euros/m²).
La Mariña Lucense is the coastal area with the lowest prices, since owners here only ask an average of 949 euros per square meter. The Costa da Morte is very close to this with 957 euros/m². The Costa del Azahar is priced at 1,044 euros/m², the Costa de Valencia at 1,118 euros/m² and the Costa Cálida at 1,144 euros/m².