Category Archives: Family life in Spain

Teens on the Costa del Sol

If you’re already living and renting long term on the Costa del Sol, or you’re planning to move over with a family, you may be wondering what there is to do for teenagers here and if this is a good place for them. There are some excellent international schools in the area, which are the […]

Advice for going Back to School on the Costa del Sol

It’s September and those of us lucky enough to live on the Costa del Sol can enjoy beautiful sunny days and warm nights, without the crowds – it’s one of our favourite times of year. However, it is also the time when reality returns, the kids head back to school and work begins again in […]

Vaccinations in Spain

If you’re living on the Costa del Sol with kids, you need to know about the vaccination programme and make sure your kids are correctly protected. Vaccinations protect your children, and your whole family, from serious and potentially deadly diseases. The schedule of jabs needs to be respected, even if you’ve recently moved over and […]

Moving children to the Costa del Sol

We meet hundreds of people each year looking to make the move to the Costa del Sol with their family and deciding to start by renting long term in order to have flexibility and be able to make an informed decision about where they want to settle down. Spain is the most wonderful place to […]

Staying safe on the Costa del Sol

The Costa del Sol is a great place to live and rent long term and feels very safe. Families notice how much more relaxed it is to have children running around whilst other families help you to keep an eye on them, and there’s a friendly and positive atmosphere on the streets. However, sometimes we […]

Moving to Spain with your family

If you’re planning on relocating to Spain it is an exciting but daunting prospect, especially if you’re moving the whole family and have to worry about how kids and elderly relatives will cope. However, with the right preparation and planning the move can be made much easier and in our experience the stress and strain […]

Registering your child for Spanish state school

Although it can seem early in the year to think about schools, the best month to register for a place at a Spanish state school is March. Children can enter into school in the same year if they are three before the end of the year and the recommendation is to put children in at […]

International Schools on the Costa del Sol

We’re blessed with a large range of options for schooling here on the Costa del Sol, and due to the highly international population there are schools to suit all kids. Most of the International schools will either follow the English curriculum or the International Baccalaureate as it’s a more portable qualification. Many teach in English, […]

Featured Property – Three Bedroom Apartment in Hacienda de Mijas Golf

When it comes to searching for a new family home in Spain, one of the most important considerations is that the children will be happy, settled and safe. The Costa del Sol is one of the most popular areas with families, with so much on offer including; excellent schools, sport facilities, and a massive choice […]

Swimming lessons for children on the Costa del Sol

Cooling off and having fun in the swimming pool is all part of the lifestyle here in sunny Spain. When the summer sun gets too hot, you can’t beat a nice dip in the pool! Of course the kids love it too, making memories to last a lifetime. Unfortunately though, every year there are reports […]