Best blog posts of 2019

The content you enjoyed reading the most

First of all, I must clarify that my motive for writing this post is not self-indulgence, neither am I trying to fish for compliments. Instead, I’m basing VIVA’s 5 best blog posts of 2019 on the number of page views they’ve had over the last calendar year: a massive indicator of their relevance and interest to you, the reader.

After all, that’s what it’s all about. Through the VIVA blog, I’m constantly looking for new ways to engage my audience and not write for the sake of writing. Whether it be an article related to the state of the Costa del Sol / Spanish property market or a piece on lifestyle, I aim to be informative whilst at the same time share elements of my personality in my writing.

If you are a regular reader or have subscribed to the VIVA blog – the Costa del Sol’s most authoritative and up-to-date real estate journal – I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for your readership in 2019

I’m delighted to say that, thanks to you, we now have over 21,500 subscribers to our fortnightly Blog Update mailing and our articles have been read almost 60,000 unique times this year alone.

5 Top reads of 2019

Anyway, my gratitude aside, here are the most-read posts of 2019, according to web analytics data. Which ones have YOU read??

1.  First Quarter 2019 Pricing Data Shows 4.9% Spanish Real Estate Appreciation

Swansea or Sotogrande? Find out how average house prices on the Costa del Sol compared with the UK in Q1 2019.

2.  Spanish Tourism Statistics In 2018 Hit Record Levels

Who visited the Sunshine Coast in 2018 and how much did they put into the Spanish economy?

3.  Costa del Sol Beach Club Season Officially Underway

Where to enjoy the Coast's 320 days of sun and the names of the most prominent beach clubs unveiled.

4.  What Is The Cost Of Living In Spain? Part I

The first installment in a three-part blog series about the cost of living, focusing on the best way to an expat's heart: food!

5.  5 Top Reasons For Moving To Spain

I give my main motives for why a person would want to lay their roots in Spain - some are not as obvious as you might think.

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The great thing is there’s something for everyone – as you can see from the varied topics covered above – and I’m happy to say there’s a lot in store for 2020, which is (scarily) just around the corner! 

As always, I’d love to continue hearing from you via your comments and I will do everything in my powers to answer your questions (or respond to your suggestions) as best I can.

Keep your eyes peeled for more rundowns and recaps of the year on the VIVA blog, and I hope you enjoyed revisiting the 5 best blog posts of 2019!