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My husband and I are moving to Malaga province some time this year and having done some research there are a few things we could do with advice on! We are pretty easy with where we live as long as we are within an hours drive of malaga. La Axarquia and Guadalmedina Valleys seem like great areas for us we love the countryside but also like to be near to a town for convenience. Does anyone know of any good longterm rental agents or similar? We will want to rent for a year before we start looking to buy!. The other point of concern is internet, it appears that there are still locations where we will not be able to get broadband; how common is this, and if we can't get broadband can you get satellite internet easily (and how pricy is it?!). Internet is really important for us as my husband works in IT from home!

Thanks in advance for any advice!
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You can do some basic research on properties on sites such as : https://www.idealista.com/en/venta-v...malaga-malaga/
There are similar sites but not all are in english.

Yes once you get away from the built-up areas good broadband is usually difficult to find. For a long time we relied on a Movistar service running at about 3 mb and live only 12 kms outside of Marbella . Then all sorts of companies started offering excellent fibre service a couple of years ago and that solved the problem.

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You might want to consider Nerja?
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Originally Posted by Loafing Along
You can do some basic research on properties on sites such as :
There are similar sites but not all are in english.

Yes once you get away from the built-up areas good broadband is usually difficult to find. For a long time we relied on a Movistar service running at about 3 mb and live only 12 kms outside of Marbella . Then all sorts of companies started offering excellent fibre service a couple of years ago and that solved the problem.
Thanks :-) I have been on lots of those websites but some are definitely not updated often so I guess I should have asked which are the more reliable sites? I can read the spanish sites so if there are any good suggestions I am open to them!

Re internet thats good to know, so is fibre much more common now even in rural areas?

Thanks

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You can get a WiFi system in most areas now unless you have a hill between you and the transmitter. It’s usually around 10 - 20 mb/s but we get 35 - 40 on ours. It costs much the same as a normal connection. We live about 2 km from our village and they have just installed the cables for 600mb/s fibre up into the Campo so we are expecting to be connected any day now.

The Axarquia would meet your requirements. It’s a very big area with every sort of property. As Missile said, Nerja and surroundings meets your travel criteria and again, plenty of rental properties.
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I would take a look at Mijas and the surrounding areas. Beautiful countryside surrounded by pine clad mountains but relatively close to the coastal towns for amenities and more wide spread wifi/fiber optics..
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I would take a look at Mijas and the surrounding areas. Beautiful countryside surrounded by pine clad mountains but relatively close to the coastal towns for amenities and more wide spread wifi/fiber optics..
Absolutely right about Mijas except does get filled with tourist buses throughout the summer..
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Absolutely right about Mijas except does get filled with tourist buses throughout the summer..
Yes that's the downside with a beautiful pueblo blanco that is closer to the coast. Much quieter towards Alhaurin and Coin though.
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Some info on internet.

do a search on Tooway home Bentley Walker satellite internet. They are one of many KA sat internet resellers. Most offerings are limited per month.

one of the telecoms giants in Spain is Movistar. They supply packages of phones, unlimited internet, land lines, TV. Using fibre where possible. In rural areas they provide internet via 3g or 4 g if there is a signal. Have a search on movistar fusion radio rural. You can select just parts of the offerings.

some rural areas are covered by Wimax providers but this can be patchy due to the hilly terrain Spain enjoys. You need to ask who covers
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HI All

My husband and I are moving to Malaga province some time this year and having done some research there are a few things we could do with advice on! We are pretty easy with where we live as long as we are within an hours drive of malaga. La Axarquia and Guadalmedina Valleys seem like great areas for us we love the countryside but also like to be near to a town for convenience. Does anyone know of any good longterm rental agents or similar? We will want to rent for a year before we start looking to buy!. The other point of concern is internet, it appears that there are still locations where we will not be able to get broadband; how common is this, and if we can't get broadband can you get satellite internet easily (and how pricy is it?!). Internet is really important for us as my husband works in IT from home!

Thanks in advance for any advice!
Mel
Hi Mel, Interesting message as, you, like many people, think that research on the internet will provide all answers. Nothing is as good as coming here to see for yourself and ask questions to real people. Give yourself a couple of weeks to fly here and drive around the areas you mentioned, call in to speak to some of the agents and ask in bars if possible. You will find internet connection very different from the UK so be prepared for a surprise. Again ask people when you get here.
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