Category Archives: Living on the Costa del Sol

Spain recognised for amazing quality of life

  Spain was ranked in third place out of 68 destinations for its exceptional quality of life in the Expat Insider 2018 survey.  This survey was completed by over 18,000 expats living abroad and offers great insights into the merits of different countries for expat living. The Quality of Life Index ranked countries based on […]

How to survive the summer heat on the Costa del Sol

Following the UK’s heatwave last month, the Costa del Sol is now hotting up, with the first weather warnings of the year issued by the International Met Office for the start of August. There are possibilities that Spain’s record high for 47.3°C could be beaten this month, so for those of you lucky enough to […]

Costa del Sol – The Wine Lovers’ Paradise

Andalucia is famous for the sweet wines found in Manilva and Malaga and the sherries in Jerez. The area is also developing quite a reputation for producing red and white wines including Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Tempranillo, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. Living on the Costa del Sol, you can visit some great wineries and wine museums […]

Your essential feria guide to partying like a local this summer

If you’ve recently started living in Spain and you’re looking for some Spanish culture, plus a really good party, check out our essential feria guide here! To start with the basics – what is a feria? It’s the town or village’s main annual party, which normally celebrates their patron saint. Typically, these last a week […]

Doing your bit for charity on the Costa del Sol

When you live on the Costa del Sol, a great way to integrate, understand the area and make new friends is to support a charity. You can join in with charity events, volunteer in a charity shop, take dogs for a walk, visit the elderly, fundraise and much more. Anything you can do is highly […]

Being Vegetarian on the Costa del Sol

If you are thinking of relocating to the Costa del Sol and you’re a vegetarian, you may be concerned what options there are for you. Spain is a nation of meat eaters and the vegetarian revolution has been slow to start but it is finally gaining traction. This is proved by this month’s VegFest, a […]

Getting in shape on the Costa del Sol

Many people decide to get in shape and lose weight in January, and we’re lucky enough to have some amazing sports and fitness facilities here on the Costa del Sol, so we wanted to help you to achieve your New Year’s Resolution this year by explaining what’s on offer. Fitness Each area has its own […]

Six Amazing Festive Activities on the Costa del Sol

We love Christmas on the Costa del Sol, there’s lots going on, it’s usually sunny and we are able to escape some of the worst of the commercialism that you can get sick of in the UK. If you have just moved over here and this will be your first winter holiday, we wanted to […]

Benefits of living abroad and how to make it happen

We are having a spectacular autumn here on the Costa del Sol with hardly any rain, blue skies and temperatures in the mid to high 20s. If you’re sitting at home in the rain and cold and you’d rather be here, why not make it happen and relocate? To help you take the plunge here […]

Five things to look for in a long-term rental

  Now is a great time to find a long-term rental on the Costa del Sol – the summer has passed, landlords are looking for ways to make money over the low season and are more open to long term rentals. But, how do you choose your perfect long-term rental? Our experts have been finding […]