Uk referendum - How will it affect buying a property in Spain?

The UK Referendum and how it can affect buying a house in Spain

If UK referendum result decides to stay in the EU, there are a set of measures negotiated by Mr. Cameron related mainly with immigration, reinforcement of sovereignty and the competitiveness of the British economy.

But if your main concern is what will happen if UK leaves the EU, just when you were planning to retire under the Spanish Sun or just having your holiday home, keep reading.

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Top 5 beaches for disabled people in Costa del Sol

Disabled people can perfectly enjoy the beaches of Málaga. Safety has always been a primary concern for authorities when it comes to managing the beaches that make the Costa del Sol so famous. In recent years, however, city councils have realised that stationing lifeguards and first aid huts along beaches is only the beginning when it comes to ensuring the safety of beachgoers. It is equally important to make sure that beaches are safe and fun environments for people with disabilities also, and in this regard, the Costa del Sol is making every effort to bring its beaches up to standard. Here are 5 of the best examples.

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Top 5 Beaches for the disabled in Costa Blanca

Adapted beaches for disabled people. A day out on the beach is such a universal pleasure that it is a shame, if not a disgrace, that up until relatively recently it was all but impossible for disabled people to really enjoy the experience. Thankfully, in recent years and decades as city authorities have come under pressure to ensure that beaches are made open to all citizens and tourists it has spurred anexplosion in aquatic and beach-going aids and supports meaning that beaches have become far more inclusive places than they used to be. These facilities are widely available on the more popular beaches around Spain, so this list of the Costa Blanca´s best beaches for the disabled is by no means exhaustive.

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Expat life: Making new friends

Moving to a new country is fraught with challenges – finding a new job, getting to grips with the local way of life, new culture, new food etc. But there is another challenge and one that is often overlooked amidst all the other pressures of the move: making new friends. This can be especially difficult for adults who don´t have the advantage of going to school every day and being forced to make friends that way, as is the case with children. Thankfully, there are loads of ways of smoothing this part of the transition and ensuring that finding your place in the sun needn´t mean abandoning your social life.

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Looking for a job in Spain

Expat Life: Looking for a job in Spain

The first piece of advice for anybody looking to work in Spain is learn Spanish! The more Spanish you have the more your employability rises, and it puts you streaks ahead of the many English speakers who move to Spain without being able to communicate beyond ordering cervezas at a bar. One way of getting a feel for the jobs market is to register on the major jobs websites like and (the websites are in Spanish but if you just type the word English into the search box, it will list all English language jobs.) A good recruitment agency to register with is Talent Search People, as their agents are usually quite proactive and responsive to emails once you have made the effort to put yourself on their radar. Continue reading

Marbella Sunset - Photo by: Hernan Piñera

5 things to do when visiting Marbella

If a German prince hadn´t decided to buy some land in the obscure fishing village where his car broke down in 1946 it is likely that few people outside of Spain would have heard of the name Marbella. As it happens, he did, and soon began inviting his A-list celebrity friends to visit him there – think Ava Gardner, Cary Grant, Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn. The Finca in which he hosted them became the Marbella club in 1954, the first of many luxury hotels that would become synonymous with the city that grew up around it. To this day the lustre hasn´t worn off and Marbella remains a showcase for the lifestyles of the rich and famous.

Not everybody can afford to buy in Marbella but as a tourist destination it does have something for everybody, not matter your budget…

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