What does your perfect Spanish home look like? A cosy apartment in a traditional pueblo blanco? Or a luxury seafront villa with panoramic views and the very latest mod cons? No matter what you’re after, you’ll find it on the sunny Costa Blanca! This week, I’m off in search of this beautiful coast’s ‘bling’ and ‘budget’ hotspots.
Spring has arrived in Spain with dawn to dusk sunshine and temperatures in the mid-20s. The almond is in bloom and the British residents over there (if no-one else) are debating whether it’s warm enough to leap into the sea. This week also brings good news on health and wealth. Spain has a few political issues to sort out though, with a General Election called for Easter Sunday.
Fears that a no-deal Brexit might cause delays at the border and airports seem to have dampened demand for foreign holidays this spring and early summer. Airlines and travel companies have slashed prices on their package deals, while local hoteliers are more than willing to bargain. Sounds like a great opportunity for that viewing trip!
Brexit’s dominating the headlines in the UK, but, here in Spain, the government is planning laws to help British people living in Spain after 29th March – especially good news as it’s been declared the second best country to retire to. And if your move involves a four-legged friend, IKEA is launching a new range of pet-friendly furniture!
Spain’s third-biggest city has a lot going for it – and overseas buyers are catching on fast. Could you join them? Well, how does year-round sun, all the conveniences of urban living plus proximity to the beach, delicious food and a low cost of living sound? And if you’re looking for authentic Spain, then Valencia’s rich culture and heritage is just the ticket.