Spain is a large country with various autonomous regions that differ greatly from one area to the next. The city or town you choose to relocate to will depend very much on your individual taste and circumstances. Looking at the towns that are most popular with expats may help you make the crucial decision when deciding which the best place to live in Spain is.
The Costa Blanca is extremely popular with expats from the UK, Germany and Holland. The area experiences around 300 days of sunshine every year with a climate that is described by the world health organisation is one of the healthiest in the world. Apartments for sale in Javea are very much in demand thanks to this fantastic climate – Costa Blanca South offers some great deals, so look at the site in the link if you want to buy a cheap villa or apartment.
Popular towns on the Costa Blanca include Javea, Torrevieja, Benidorm and Denia. Be warned, these are very busy in the summer months, as tourists flock to these towns in their droves. If you are looking for somewhere tranquil, Altea, Albir, Calpe and La Zenia maybe more to your liking. It is always a good idea to visit the towns you are interested in during both the winter and summer months to get a realistic idea if you would enjoy living there.
The city of Barcelona is the capital of Cataluña, an autonomous region that hopes to achieve independence, but so far has not been successful. Barcelona is a very cosmopolitan city with a University attended by many nationalities from around the world. If you need to work, Barcelona is probably one of the best choices you can make as the large number of tourists means work opportunities are available even for those who are not fluent in Spanish or Catalan.
Costa del Sol
The Costa del Sol is another popular area for expats. It became famous in the 1960s when the rich and famous flocked to the region to enjoy wild parties and soak up the sun. Many flights leave Malaga airport every day to and from the UK, making the area easily accessible for family and friends to visit. While work opportunities are not so abundant in this part of the country, if you have a pension or can work virtually, the great climate and miles of sandy coastline make the Costa del Sol a great place to consider for relocation.