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.
The Spanish coastline is one of the most varied and favoured by people from all over the world. It is understandable that most want to buy a home by the sea. – in our 2020 Spain Survey, unsurprisingly the Costas remain the most popular destinations. However, around 29% of respondents said they would be looking to purchase farmhouses – in inland Spain.
A retirement on the Costa Brava will never be boring. North-east Spain is the work-hard-play-hard part of the country, and if you don’t need to work hard any more, so much the better! So, what will you spend your days doing if you retire to the Costa Brava?
As of 23 June all of Spain is out of lockdown and the government’s State of Alarm will not be renewed, for now. Power has already been returned to the 17 Autonomous Regions, meaning that each will determine how to proceed with keeping a check on COVID-19 and re-introducing tourism. The latter is vital to Spain’s economy, being 15% of its GDP.
We’re basking in a heatwave here in Spain and enjoying the reopening of restaurants, bars and beaches – and soon you should be able to as well, with plans underway for international travel to resume in July.