! Murcia Today – Costa Calida crowned the happiest region in Spain

Publication date: 03/21/2022

The Region of Murcia brings smiles enjoying 300 days of sunshine a year

It’s easy to feel dull on a gloomy day, but on the Costa Cálida this is the exception as opposed to the rule, with the Region of Murcia enjoying 300 days of glorious sunshine a year.

And according to the results of the Spain Happy Index, developed by proptech company Sonneil Homes to celebrate the International Day of Happiness (Sunday March 20), the Costa Cálida is officially the happiest in Spain, with an average score of 87 points. out of 100.

The scale was designed based on quantitative data published by sources such as the Ministry of the Interior and the National Meteorological Agency to map the places in Spain with the best quality of life.

Among the criteria highlighted in the Happy Index are Blue Flag beaches, international schools, hospitals, distance to airports and weather data such as average temperatures and the number of windy, rainy and sunny days per year.

“Many studies link the sunlight we receive to our physical and mental well-being. For example, sunlight activates our body’s production of serotonin, the so-called ‘happiness hormone’, which regulates our mood and the quality of our sleep”, explained Alfredo Millá. , CEO of Sonneil Homes.

And with an average of 300 days of sunshine per year, the coast of Murcia is the Spanish coast with the best happiness index.

“This sets the region apart from other coastal areas and makes it a firm choice as a residential destination for those looking for a high quality of life,” Millá added.

Leading the way on the Costa Cálida is San Javier, with 90.78 points and Blue Flag beaches like Ensenada del Esparto. The municipality is followed by Los Alcázares, with 90.31 points, and San Pedro del Pinatar, with 89.58.

“These three cities are among the happiest in the country,” according to Index researchers.

As you might expect, temperatures throughout the year are also a factor, and the area averages 18°C.

Apart from the weather, Murcia also stands out for its infrastructure and services, “designed so that even the areas furthest from urban centers can easily access hospitals, schools, shopping centers…an aspect that adds points to life quality”.

The Spain Happy Index has been created to serve as a guide for those looking to relocate to Spain or relocate to a new destination.

“We identified the needs of our customers when they had to choose an area to move to, and we realized that there was no source that collected the information they requested, so we decided to create one via Sonneil,” the CEO said, adding that it acts as a tool for foreigners who have yet to decide where to settle next.

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