Head to Malaga to breathe cleaner air in your second home

Overseas property expert Stewart Andersen looks at second home options offered on Taylor Wimpey Espana’s new development at La Reserva de Alcuzcuz, Benah…

Benahavis - Taylor Wimpey Espana

In recent years, figures about high levels of air pollution in the UK have raised concerns that air toxicity is having a significant, but neglected, impact on health. Levels of toxic air in the UK have broken EU legal limits every year since 2010.

The Iberian Peninsula is ideal for those seeking cleaner environmental lifestyles

As air pollution in the UK has become a catastrophic invisible killer, it’s no wonder that 2018 is all about clean breathing with the recent Global Wellness Summit revealing that people are looking for ways to have cleaner environmental practices, by choosing ‘lung-cleansing’ travel destinations for instance.

In line with this healthier behaviour, Brits buying second homes overseas to relocate or retire to are choosing healthier environments. The Iberian Peninsula is the ideal destination for that, with the 2017 World Happiness Report ranking Spain as one of the top five countries where people live the longest. Experts tell us that clean air is fundamental as air pollution is often associated with reduced life expectancy.

Despite being a country with significant motor traffic that is the main cause of the low air quality in and around some Spanish cities, many studies show that Malaga city’s air is amongst the cleanest in Spain. A recent survey conducted by Malaga Council revealed that residents can breathe good quality air in 95% of the city.

Botanic - La Reserva de Alcuzcuz - Benahavis

Live and breathe clean air

Always committed to delivering what clients want, housebuilder Taylor Wimpey España, which has operated successfully in Spain for 60 years (1958-2018), is building eco-friendly homes in Malaga province for those looking to live and breathe clean air.

Commented Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España, “Regardless of your age, air quality is key for good health so it’s no wonder that we as homebuilders, are responsible for putting in place measures to protect residents wherever possible. So we build homes with sustainable features and in eco-friendly environments where people can live the healthy Mediterranean lifestyle.

“Located on the Costa del Sol, in one of the most exclusive areas of Benahavis, Malaga, the unique Botanic residence is the latest Taylor Wimpey Espana’s green development. The luxury, eco-friendly homes are constructed at different ground levels and the buildings, which hold a B energy certificate and use solar panels, are crowned by spacious penthouses with a modern design and spectacular solariums. Prices start from €365,000 + VAT.”


The gardens of Botanic are a major part of the design but also aid better health for residents. From purple orchid trees or fiddle leaves (Ficus lyrate) together with more exotic representations such as the drago palm (Dracaena draco), the gardens integrate a variety of plants and indigenous trees from all over the world that purify the air.

To minimise pollution in homes, experts say that plants are vital in the environment as they absorb CO2 and provide the oxygen needed to breathe. That makes Botanic the perfect healthy residence to live in because it has a unique natural environment which contributes to residents’ good health. Botanic is a well-connected residence where tranquillity reigns and golf activities are available within a radius of just 4km.

For more information contact Taylor Wimpey España today, go online at: http://www.taylorwimpeyspain.com/.

This content is reproduced courtesy of Homes & Travel.

Last modified: June 10, 2021

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