Articles tagged as "Brits in Spain"

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Marbella’s Costa del Sol hospital named Spain’s best

Marbella's Costa del Sol Hospital has been rated as the best in the country.

Marbella’s Costa del Sol Hospital has been rated as the best in the country.

Healthcare standards in Spain are among the best in Europe. Insurance coverage is affordable and generous, doctors are thorough and plentiful, and hospitals are almost unfailingly clean, modern and accessible…

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Author: 14/11/2017 [0] Comments 

Of course you can stay in Spain, minister tells British expats

Spain's Foreign Minister Alfonso Dastis told the BBC: "Many Brits come to Spain to live or retire; we want to keep it that way."

Spain’s Foreign Minister Alfonso Dastis told the BBC: “Many Brits come to Spain to live or retire; we want to keep it that way.”

Worries about Brexit and its potential fallout may have vanished from the headlines in recent months, but for many people they remain an irritant, a background noise of unanswered questions and worrisome “what ifs”.

And while there is still unlikely to be any 100% bonafide decision any time soon on exactly what Brexit means for Brits and EU citizens, the noises being made by politicians with a say and a sway in the matter are positive ones indeed…

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Author: 25/10/2017 [0] Comments 

Has the Costa del Sol just had its best summer ever?

Even with winter on its way, the Costa del Sol is still poised to attract holidaymakers, such is its popularity.

Even with winter on its way, the Costa del Sol is still poised to attract holidaymakers, such is its popularity.

What makes a good summer? Is it the weather? The amount of times one makes it to the beach? A successful football tournament? Exciting travel? A fleeting romance?

Summer can mean many different things to many different people, but to a region like the Costa del Sol, summer tends to mean vibrant beaches, blue skies, busy restaurants and boosted coffers for hotels, bars, cafes and clubs…

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Author: 23/10/2017 [0] Comments 

Increases in Spanish property prices are higher than EU average, report shows

There are regional variations across Spain, but nationally the country's property price increase outstrips the EU average.

There are regional variations across Spain, but nationally the country’s property price increase outstrips the EU average.

Across the European Union (EU), the average price of a property has risen by 4.4% in the 12 months up to and including the end of the second quarter of this year.

In other words, by June 30 a typical property across the EU was 4.4% more expensive than it was at the same point last year…

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Author: 19/10/2017 [0] Comments 

British visitors to Spain up 7.8% so far in 2017

It is easy to see why Spain is the perfect holiday destination.

It is easy to see why Spain is the perfect holiday destination.

Spain’s enduring appeal endures because it manages to do the simple things better than pretty much anywhere else on the planet.

Beaches are clean, accessible, varied and well-served by a plethora of restaurants, bars, playgrounds and hotels; the climate is pleasant for pretty much the entire year; accommodation ranges from the supremely affordable to the reassuringly expensive; flights are cheap and regular; its cities are beautiful, historic and modern all at once, and its people are unfailingly friendly and welcoming

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Author: 16/10/2017 [0] Comments 

Brits spent €3.25m an hour in Spain in August

All over Spain, be it the Balearics, Canaries or Costa del Sol, Brits are spending more than ever.

All over Spain, be it the Balearics, Canaries or Costa del Sol, Brits are spending more than ever.

The value of British tourism to Spain has been laid bare in the latest official data that showed UK holidaymakers spent a massive €3.25 million every hour during the month of August.

Tourism, which is 11% of Spain’s GDP, is on course for a record year in 2017, with August’s visitor figures showing that 10.43 million people visited the country that month – the highest monthly figure ever recorded…

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Author: 09/10/2017 [0] Comments 

Spain’s popularity could trigger 5% holiday price rise next year, says Thomas Cook

Worth the increase: Spain is already great value for money, so a slight increase is money worth paying.

Worth the increase: Spain is already great value for money, so a slight increase is money worth paying.

Thomas Cook, the leading travel agent, has told British holidaymakers that their Spanish getaway in 2018 is likely to be around 5-10% more expensive than this year due to a combination of increased demand and the weaker pound…

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Author: 29/09/2017 [0] Comments 

48% of Brits who moved to Spain last year retired, data shows

Pension-age Brits simply love Spain, with around half of retired UK expats in the EU registered there.

Pension-age Brits simply love Spain, with around half of retired UK expats in the EU registered there.

New data analysis by Spain’s Office for National Statistics (INE) has revealed that of the nearly 300,000 British citizens who took up residence in Spain in 2016, 48% were retired…

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Author: 08/09/2017 [0] Comments 

Spain’s property resales reach highest point for a decade in second quarter

In the second quarter, resale volumes for Spanish property reached heights last seen in 2007.

In the second quarter, resale volumes for Spanish property reached heights last seen in 2007.

Data published this week by Spain’s property registrars shows that the number of resale homes bought in the second quarter of this year was 99,343 – the highest quarterly figure recorded for ten years…

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Author: 01/09/2017 [0] Comments 

“Spanish property with pool” most searched-for term on leading portal

This property in Spain doesn't look too far-off the what most Brits envision is their ideal holiday home.

This property in Spain doesn’t look too far-off what most Brits envision is their ideal holiday home.

The most sought-after type of property for Brits searching to buy a home overseas is located in Spain, has its own pool, easy access to a beach, and possibly has a sea view thrown in for good measure, too…

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Author: 25/08/2017 [0] Comments 
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