Benefits of living in Spain
Moving to Spain you would be among the thousands who have made the change for numerous reasons, to escape the dark, cold winter nights, an easy way of life with time to enjoy the long warm days. We have more and more expats making the move every year. I am one of those who moved to Spain and like many others, I absolutely love living on the Costa del Sol. I would highly recommend making this move and the amazing benefits you will be rewarded with.
The Costa del Sol where the sun is always shining, the weather is pleasant with the temperature rarely below 10 degrees. Winter months the temperature is about 15 to 20 degrees. The Spanish climate gives you the choice to enjoy outdoor activities, which include family time, chilling on the beach, caving, hiking, hill walking, rock climbing, horse riding and let’s not forget the water sports and the fact you are only a 2 hour drive away from the Sierra Nevada and the snow, where you will find snowboarding, skiing and workshops all of these opportunities are all on your doorstep. The saying skiing in the morning and swimming in the sea in the afternoon really is a reality for us on the Costa del Sol
Dreaming of moving
Many of us dream of acquiring a villa or apartment with sea views in Spain for many different reasons, from a holiday home to full time living or for our retirement. But what is it really like to live here either full or part-time? First and foremost, you’ll have more money in your pocket each month. The taxes and general living costs are lower, then we have the climate that is gentler on your body and health, with the Mediterranean diet being one of the best in the world for health and well being, what with the good health care and delicious fresh food life is 100%
Locally grown fruits and vegetables are always readily available, there is always plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables grown in Spain. Some are sprayed just like in the rest of the world, but throughout Spain, there are also plenty of organic farms. These often sell freshly picked vegetables and fruits in local markets or small local shops which are open daily. Besides being a healthier choice, it also tastes better and is cheaper.
The Spanish language
Spanish is such a lovely language; it’s like music to the ears. A beautiful language that’s also viable in many countries. It takes a while to learn it fluently, but when you do, you will be able to express yourself in an entirely different way.
Children in Spain
Schools in Spain, when moving if you have children of school age you will need to do research on the different schools that are available. There are very good private schools from English, Swedish and German should you choose a school in your home language. All private schools also teach Spanish which is so important. The most important question would probably be, how long you are going to be in Spain.
The Spanish love Mañana Mañana which may be what we all need, where is mean tomorrow morning, things do not always go particularly fast, the Spanish have a culture of life is for the living and not to get stressed. I would say embrace and you will begin to enjoy life in Spain.