Costa del Sol, Spain
The Costa del Sol is a 150-mile stretch of coastal land that ends on the southernmost tip of Spain. It's a major tourist attraction, which should come as no surprise considering the miles of open beach that lie out in the almost constant sun and the numerous resort towns. However, there are many places in this area that remain untouched by tourists, including quaint villages and undeveloped beaches. The area is also extremely affordable right now, due to a housing market crash that slashed prices by as much as 40 percent, a low property tax and the lack of a sales tax. Americans can live comfortably for around $25,000 a year.
Watch a slide show of Costa del Sol to your left.