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Coronavirus in Spain: requirements, travelling and government’s measures

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At the time of writing, we are almost at two weeks of lockdown in Spain because of coronavirus. The expected date when restrictions might possible be relaxed is now April 11th.  The current situation means that we are only allowed out of our houses for some essential reasons and when we do venture out this […]

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La Manga beach: Exploring the best coastline and coves

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La Manga Del Mar Menor – better known simply as La Manga – is a long, narrow strip of land on in Murcia, southeast Spain. At approximately 13 miles long but just 100 yards wide, this slim sandbank splits the Mar Menor from the Mediterranean sea, creating a beautiful lagoon-like area of water fed by […]

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Cars for sale in Spain: Where and how to buy a car

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If you’re starting a new life in Spain, it’s likely that you’ll be looking to buy a car. This is especially the case if you’ve purchased a rural retreat, where it’s highly probable that your car will be your key form of transport. However, purchasing a vehicle in any country comes with a healthy dose […]

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Exploring the Golden Mile, Marbella

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The Golden Mile, Marbella, is one of Spain’s most glamorous residential areas. Lying to the west of the beautiful Andalusian resort, this strip of exclusive apartments, homes, shops and restaurants stretches west from Puerto Banus to the eastern edge of Marbella city centre. The Golden Mile has attracted the rich and famous since the 1950s […]

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The cost of living in Spain compared to the UK

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Spain is widely known as a relatively inexpensive place to live, at least by European standards. This is especially true in comparison with northern European countries like the UK where the cost of living is quite high. The cost of living in Spain compared to the UK can mostly be seen in the lower cost […]

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How to buy a Spanish SIM card

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If you choose to spend a significant amount of time in the country, then getting a Spanish SIM card is one of the most practical and sensible decisions you can make. Spain is, for many reasons, a fantastic country to explore. Not being able to connect can be a wonderful excuse to switch off. If […]

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How to make the most of Tarifa kitesurfing

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Kitesurfing, particularly Tarifa kitesurfing, is one of those rare joys. Your first forays into the waves are marked by sheer surprise at the power of the wind and the speed of the board. It is a tricky sport to get the hang of, but once you do you feel like you are flying across the […]

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Registering a UK car in Spain: Our quick guide

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If you’re moving to Spain, there are many reasons why you might decide to bring your car from the UK. Although buying a car in Spain may seem like the most straightforward option – not least because Spanish cars are left-hand drive – there are likely to be circumstances where it will be more convenient […]

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Expats in Spain: Problems and recommendations on how to overcome them

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Living in another country is one of the most rewarding experiences you can have. It exposes you to new cultures, places, often a new language, and is an incredible way to make new friends. These experiences teach you to be more open-minded, flexible and resilient, not to mention bringing plenty of fun and laughter along […]

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5 of the best water parks in Spain

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Spain has some of the best weather in Europe and spending a day out in the sunshine is ideal for families. Water parks offer a great opportunity to have fun with children or grandchildren as the youngest play and splash about and older siblings can have fun on the water slides. If you have recently […]

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Ten tips for emigrating to Spain stress-free

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Emigrating to Spain is a big decision. Telling friends and family, selling your home, and embarking on a whole new life in a foreign country is a big step. Certainly, leaving unfinished business back home isn’t an option, especially if there’s a possibility you may one day return. This is particularly the case with changes […]

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Where’s the cheapest place to live in Spain?

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Attractive prices on Spain’s property market mean that foreigners have been snapping up Spanish property in their thousands. Moreover, the cost of living in Spain is lower than in many other western European countries. Of course, this varies from place to place. Certainly, major metropolises like Madrid or Barcelona are at the more expensive end […]

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The 5 best Valencia golf courses

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Valencia is famous for great weather, paella, oranges and of course, football. However, there is a quickly burgeoning golfing scene here that rivals the great golfing destinations of the world. Valencia golf courses are a great option because of their exposure to the region’s 300 days of sunshine a year. Furthermore, it features a variety […]

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We invite you to celebrate the opening of the ÁbacoClub

We would like to invite you to celebrate with us at one of our opening events next week. Monday, November 25th will be the first opportunity to present our club. We have chosen the Club Náutico in Torrevieja for being one of the most emblematic places in town. There will be complimentary tapas and wine, […]

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Torrevieja

Our history When we think of taking a walk in Torrevieja it’s easy to imagine the sea beside us, the sand beneath our feet and the sea breeze caressing our face. For many people, the Costa Blanca is the promised land, a special place in which to find themselves and discover new beginnings. This may […]

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Top international schools in Valencia and Alicante

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Families face many challenges when moving abroad. Among these are the usual problems of where to live and whether to rent or buy. Getting to grips with a new culture and language is certainly one of them. Furthermore, families with children need to think about which school to send their children to. In Spain, particularly […]

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Expat car insurance in Spain: Everything you need to know

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If you’re relocating to Spain, it’s likely you’ll want to take your car with you if you currently live in Europe. Considering measures put in place in the European Union and the EEC, many people may assume that they don’t need to buy Spanish car insurance. To a certain extent, this is true, as expat […]

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Comparison of some of the best international schools in Alicante

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If you’re considering relocating to Spain, your children’s education is undoubtedly a top priority. The buzzing city of Alicante is a hot spot for families moving from abroad and there’s a lot of choice when it comes to your child’s education. Thankfully, Spain’s state education system is of a high standard and many children will […]

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Choosing a bilingual school in Spain

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If you’re considering moving to Spain with your family, you might be exploring sending your children to a bilingual school. Where your children will go to school is a key concern if you’re relocating. Subsequently, many parents will want to take full advantage of the opportunity their child has to learn a second language. There […]

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Enjoy 5 of the best Murcia golf courses

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What makes Murcia golf courses such a fantastic destination for your favourite sport? For one, you can take advantage of great weather all year round at just a stone’s throw from spectacular beaches. Also, there are 22 different golf courses in Murcia, Spain. This fact alone makes the region of Murcia one of the best […]

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5 of the best Barcelona tips for a spectacular city break

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Barcelona has long been a fashionable destination that attracts tourists of all ages and interests from around the world. This article offers 5 excellent Barcelona tips intended to show some of the city’s finest museums, districts and other attractions. Barcelona has a reputation for a rebellious nature, especially among other Spanish cities, due to many […]

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The beauty of horse riding in Spain

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Horse riding in Spain conjures images of a lonely beach, virgin sand, and the steady rhythm of a fine stallion galloping along the shoreline. Imagine holding its broad neck with the wind flying through your hair as you breathe the sea air in deeply. All of this is possible in Spain, where there are a […]

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Golf in Benidorm: Best Golf courses

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If you enjoy golf Benidorm is the place to go. Far more than an ITV series, Benidorm is one of Spain’s, if not Europe’s, most underrated golf resorts.  With gorgeous weather, a wealth of stunning courses and a variety of properties – both traditional and new – Benidorm is the place to be if you […]

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Dangers of the processionary caterpillar in Spain

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If you live in Spain or visit during the springtime, you might have heard people talking about the pine processionary caterpillar.  This creature is often mentioned by dog owners who are warning others of the danger. They’re a real threat too; we don’t usually associate caterpillars with the potential to kill, but this species has […]

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Making the last wish come true

Imagine that before you die you have the privilege of rubbing a magic lamp, just like Aladdin, to make a wish come true. You perhaps have opportunity to wish for something that you have never been able to do before. A last wish. Four health workers have established in Murcia a scheme that enables people […]

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