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Exploring the advantages of living in Spain

If you've been considering making a major life change and moving abroad, take a look at some of the benefits that come with living in a new country.

You might be surprised that some of the advantages are often overlooked or not discussed!

Learning a new language

Acquiring a new language helps with your concentration, boosts your problem-solving skills,  improves your memory and helps you acclimatise to your new life in a fun and challenging. If you bring up your children as bilingual it can boost their skills, improve their job prospects and gives them an open-minded perspective on the world.

Embracing a new culture

Getting stuck in a rut? Make the bold decision to live life adventurously. The Spanish culture offers lots of positives including the afternoon siesta which splits your working day in half and gives you time in the sun for leisure and relaxation. The Spanish love a party. Fiestas are a way for them to celebrate their history, culture and to bond and socialise. The Mediterranean diet is one of the healthiest in the world and the mixture of sea and sunshine means there is plenty of local produce for you to get your teeth into.

Finding new hobbies

The Spanish live life outdoors. And why shouldn’t they? There is every terrain imaginable from craggy mountains to flat plains. There are lakes, rivers and the Mediterranean Sea with its beautiful beaches. So whether you’re keen to try sailing, snorkelling, volleyball, tennis, hiking, mountain biking, golf or even skiing, you’re sure to find an area that has top-quality facilities. Even if you’re not feeling up for a new physical challenge, many communities have groups, clubs and excursions to offer newcomers.

Meeting new friends

Spanish people are traditionally warm and open. Many of the communities, especially around the coast, are used to international settlers and welcome expats from a range of cultures and backgrounds. The Spanish culture of eating and drinking outside well into the evening makes for a sociable lifestyle.

The health benefits

The Mediterranean lifestyle is famous as one of the most healthy in the world. And that’s not just because of the food and exercise. The mixture of saltwater and sunshine can improve long-term medical conditions like asthma or arthritis. There is also a great health service that is easy and either cheap or free to access.

Quality time

The Spanish value free time and relationships above work and wealth. It’s a given that you’ll prioritise your family over working overtime and people of all ages and abilities mix socially on a regular basis. The rhythm of life is relaxed and according to the OECD, Spaniards typically devote at least a quarter of their day to leisure pursuits like socialising or hobbies.


The Spanish government offers retirees a long stay visa called a residence visa, And all you need to do to get it is prove you are able to support yourself without working. With the cost of living being relatively low, many people can live well on a pension fund in most places in Spain. Add in the sunny climate, good living, free health care, accessible facilities and sociable culture and you have an attractively winning combination.

Cheaper cost of living

Spain is a large and diverse country. Some areas are obviously more expensive than others but overall the cost of living in Spain is well beneath that of any Northern European counterpart. The housing stock tends to be modern but affordable, local produce means eating well is inexpensive, and high-quality regional wines are available without the additional costs of import tax or haulage many Northern Europeans are used to paying. However, it’s worth noting that prices for electricity and gas vary hugely and electrical goods and cars can be nail-bitingly expensive. But if you are prepared to embrace the Spanish experience and forego shopping for international brands then you can live like a king on a pauper’s budget.

I used to live in England with my family, in a beautiful house that we had made into a home. After some time, we decided to sell the house and move to Spain to start a new adventure. We fell in love with the place and decided to start a rental business to help others enjoy this beautiful country too.

As time went by, we noticed an increasing demand from both property owners looking to sell and tenants looking to buy. We took this as an opportunity to expand our business and create Costa Property Sales.


We wanted to offer our clients a more personalized approach to buying and selling property in Spain.


It's been an exciting journey for us, and we take pride in the quality of service we provide. Our aim is to help our clients achieve their dreams of owning a home in Spain, whether for permanent residency or as a vacation home. - Sue





Our experience allows us to provide exceptional service to other property owners and buyers in the Orihuela Costa area.

We strive to exceed expectations by offering a personalized approach to understanding your unique needs and preferences.

We offer professional staging and photography services for sellers and work with other agents to maximize your property's exposure to potential buyers.


Additionally, we also own

Costa Property Rentals - our rental site which can help you find a rental while you search for your perfect home or assist owners in renting out your newly purchased property.

Whether you're selling or buying a property, you can trust us to be your go-to agency for all your real estate needs.


Choose us and let us make your dream of owning a home in Spain a reality.

Our focus is on the Orihuela Costa area, including popular locations like Villamartin, Playa Flamenca, La Zenia, and Cabo Roig.

Our office is located in La Fuente Commercial Centre, adjacent to a legal and translation company and a car hire service, providing a convenient one-stop-shop for all your needs.


Contact us at or call 0034 604138396 to schedule an appointment or have an informal chat.

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