The Canary Islands tourism authority claims the islands have the ‘best climate in the world’ – and it is hard to dispute. They get an average of 21°C year-round, and over 2,800 hours of sunshine a year. That’s over 1,400 more than the UK! You can see why this area is so popular with expats, especially when you add in the island lifestyle: easy access to the beaches and sea and plenty of fascinating towns and villages within a short drive wherever you are.
In 2017 I will have been living in Spain for 10 years, says our Spain writer, Sally. Some of my friends back in Britain will congratulate me, others will wonder how I survived. The fact is, I have really enjoyed being here, though I would be lying if I said everything was always easy. For those of you coming to Spain to work or retire, here are some tips to help smooth your path.
If you enjoy sampling local food and drink and want a day out with family, Spain’s regional food festivals are great places to visit Spain is a country that loves a festival at any time of the year. Some of the most enjoyable are the autumnal ones to do with the harvest and good food. Each region celebrates its local speciality as it is harvested, so here are some suggestions for a day out and the chance to sample some of Spain’s regional products.
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