More Top Reasons to Move to Spain

30/04/2014

Our last Top 5 reasons to move to Spain just didn’t cover all the amazing things living in Spain has to offer so here are another Top 5 Reasons to buy property in Spain and live in Spain.

1. Outdoor Activities

With the sunshine and warmth come ample opportunities to get out of the house and enjoy the Great Outdoors – sailing, diving, hiking, climbing, cycling, golf, or simply paddling around at the beach. And in the winter there is decent skiing at both ends of the country, in the Sierra Nevada Mountains in the south, or the Pyrenees in the north. Outdoor activities in Spain are made even better because of Spain’s natural beauty, there are an array of natural wonders to explore, including the wild coastline of Galicia, the lush forests of the Basque country and the majestic Picos de Europa national park.

2. Food and Drink

Spain may not have the culinary reputation of France or Italy, but there is more to the local menu than just paella and tortilla (although both are delicious). And as you would expect from a country of such size, there is a great variety of styles between the different regions (with Basque cuisine of particularly high repute). Likewise, while a nice glass of cava or a Rioja red are not to be sneezed at, Spain’s wine industry has far more going for it. Along with food and drink the pace of life in Spain is also a reason to move here. Spain is renowned for its siestas and mañana approach to life. The pace may be picking up, especially in major cities such as Madrid and Barcelona, but generally there remains a more relaxed approach to the clock, with people taking the time to chat with neighbours, or to linger over coffee at the end of a meal.

3. Fiestas

Fiestas are an integral, and much­anticipated, part of Spanish life. There are famous extravaganzas, like the bull­running in Pamplona (San Fermín) or Seville’s Semana Santa and Feria de Abril, that are well worth the effort to visit, if only once. But each town and village has its own catalogue of saints’ days and feast days too, which can be just as energetic and intoxicating (in every sense). Fiestas are not the only cultural experience in Spain, its glory days as a world­ conquering empire may be long gone, but a wealth of history and culture remain. There are museums, the world­famous art galleries of Madrid and Barcelona, architectural jewels as distinct as the Moorish Alhambra in Granada, the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela and Bilbao’s Guggenheim museum. There is flamenco, Picasso and Cervantes. Or simply take a stroll around Salamanca, surely one of Europe’s most beautiful cities.

4. Spanish People

A warm and generous people, renowned for their genuine hospitality and are to glad share their relaxed lifestyle with their European friends. One of the main reasons Spain is so popular is the Spanish nation are so helpful and accommodating to its visitors, perhaps that’s why 1 in 4 people from the U.K. holiday there every year and just keep going back, they cannot all be wrong, can they?

5. Quality of Life

This is the real reason so many people choose Spain over other countries, you simply just feel better and more relaxed in this balmy atmosphere. You cannot describe or put a price on the “feel good factor”, it’s just there for all to enjoy, unique to Spain and best of all “it’s free”. The much­ improved quality of life and less formal attitude to day to day living is without question the main reason so many people say they wish to buy a new home in Spain. Because Spain has easy access to the UK you really can have the best of both worlds. Spain has many established International airports with many offering daily low­cost flights from most regional U.K. airports. The ferry service to Northern Spain or the French ferry ports is also very easy to use and lets people drive to their new home in Spain.