During her many years in Spain, Sally has moved several times, bought property, sold property, let out an apartment to tourists and currently rents an apartment. She says: "20 years as an expat have taught me many things and given me wonderful experiences, laughter, tears, friends and a very tolerant view of life. I have never regretted it, even in difficult times. I cannot imagine living any differently. I don’t think Brexit will stop people seeking a home in the sun, in fact it may make them all the more determined to find one."
Islands have a certain charm. They may have developed in a different way from the mainland, with their own culture, customs and language. The islanders often consider themselves to be first Majorcan or Canarian or Galician before Spanish.
The darker nights and lockdown will have many of us going a little stir crazy. What better time to start planning a property purchase in the sun? Check out these five locations for affordable holiday homes (or sunny retirements) in Spain.
Despite some restrictions, thousands of British people have made the move to Spain in the past few weeks – and many more are still in the process – as they beat the Brexit transition door closing. So, what do you need to do as you step off the plane?
Oh, we do like to be beside the seaside! Especially when the British autumn is drawing in and Christmas looks like being cancelled. We have handpicked five rather special, smaller communities on Spain’s Mediterranean coast, where you’ll find a warm welcome.
If you have a long-cherished dream of retiring to Spain, it’s vital to understand that this is still possible either before the transition period ends on 1 January 2021 or after. The retirement visa should be easy to apply for, and affordable health insurance is increasingly available. However, it will certainly be easier and cheaper before the transition period ends.