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.
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?
The pleasures of life in sun-drenched Spain are as accessible today as ever, whether you want to play golf and tennis all year, or just sit out in the sun with new friends, or enjoy a more affordable retirement. (Or all of the above!) But where should British expats in Spain choose, that’s easy to reach, beautiful, not too crazy in summer or too quiet in winter? We’ve gone in search of expat paradise…
Don’t panic! You have enough time, just about, to move to Spain and continue your current rights to work, residence for free healthcare for people over pension age. Our writer in Spain explains what you have to do.
Warm, relaxed, scenic and affordable, who wouldn’t want to live in the province of Murcia and its aptly named Mediterranean coast. But where should you retire to the Costa Cálida, what will a home cost and what will you spend your time doing!? We went to investigate.