Category Archives: Spanish news

Estepona announces the building of a new hospital

Marbella has often been seen as the centre of the Costa del Sol and had the lion’s share of facilities, including the main hospital for the region. However, this is changing, with towns such as Estepona on the Western Costa del Sol developing amazing amenities, restaurants and shopping to rival Marbella. Estepona has pretty streets, […]

Expats – Don’t worry about whether the UK will leave the EU

Since the topic of the EU referendum has been in the news, we’ve had a lot of our long term rental tenants on the Costa del Sol concerned about how it would affect them if the UK did choose to leave the EU. There were fears that we’d all have to return to the UK […]

Local Elections in Spain

This month Spain goes to the polls for the local elections and you will see a lot of campaigning on the streets, posters, flyers and events to gain support from the town for a particular party.  The date of the election is 24th May and if you are living in Spain and registered on the […]

Spanish Health Care System

Great news for anyone renting long term on the Costa del Sol is that that according to Bloomberg, Spain has the 5th most efficient health care system in the world and the most efficient in Europe. There is an average life expectancy of 82.3 years, compared to 80.8 in the UK, due in part to […]

Doctor strikes on the Costa del Sol

A recent article in the Euro Weekly News informed us that from this week, doctors in Andalucia will be holding various strikes at healthcare centres in the area. The 24 strikes will be called randomly at a different health care centres everyday in order not to disrupt hospitalised patients, so if you have an upcoming […]

The season of giving!

As we take the decorations down and tidy away the remains of Christmas wrapping paper, thousands of households across Spain are preparing to do it all again in celebration of the Three Kings! Now you are renting long term on the Costa del Sol, you may want to settle in by learning more about Spanish […]

Valencia High Speed Link Now In Action

Taking a trip to Valencia from the Costa del Sol has just become easier and quicker than ever. The new AVE high speed train service which connects Malaga to Valencia launched last Sunday.  Cutting the journey time by four hours, the new service makes it possible for both tourists and residents to visit Valencia hassle […]

New Changes to Rental Agreements in Spain

This month the Government has announced new changes to rental agreements in Spain. Under previous law there was no easy way to evict a tenant without their agreement. If they were up to date with their rent payments and refused to leave, there was little homeowners could do to regain possession of their property for […]

New Rules For Pet Passports

Great news for pet owners, from January 1st new regulations have been introduced for pet passports. Previously, owners have been required to wait six months for a rabies blood test certificate before their beloved pets to be returned to the UK, however the new regulations mean the animal can now be eligible to travel from […]

More time given to foreign national residents declaring intentions to vote

I’ve come across an interesting article on notifying foreign national residents in Spain, that they have been given longer to submit their voting application in the local municipal elections that are due to take place on May 22nd. If you’re renting long-term in Spain but missed your opportunity to declare your voting intentions back on […]