Spain offers both beach holidays and rural getaways for holiday home owners.
Once you have made the decision to buy a holiday home, the world is your oyster. Whether you’re dreaming of a purchasing a cosy Norwegian hideaway, all log fires and thick furs, or a Thai apartment located just a stone’s throw away from some far-flung beach.
Holiday Home Favourites
However, the fact remains that most people looking into buying a second home stick with long-established favourites with strong markets such as Spain, France and Florida, as these are Brit-friendly and feature stunning scenery, great nightlife and as much peace and quiet as you could want.
There are a number of considerations when deciding to invest in a second home abroad, from finances, legalities and holiday home insurance to interior decor. But when all is said and done, the opportunities having a holiday home affords are boundless.
People who want to escape cold, dreary Britain and spend time relaxing under the hot sun on a beach often opt for a holiday home in Spain. The Costas offer friendly locals, delicious cuisine and many great wining and dining opportunities. This, along with a warm climate and a slow pace of life, makes Spain a fantastic choice for people who want to relax and recuperate from their everyday lives. On the other hand, the Spanish are known for staying up into the early hours at numerous lively bars and restaurants that line the streets, meaning, that if you are in the party mood, then there are plenty of vibrant choices to suit you.
Is Spain The Right Choice?
But where in Spain to choose? For the beach dweller, Costa Blanca is hard to beat, as its stunning coastline harbours a huge 104 European Blue Flag beaches, although for those who are more about the peace and quiet than the partying, it can be a good idea to steer away from resorts like Benidorm and Alicante.
Meanwhile, travelers who want to be able to fly out cheaply, quickly and frequently, might be best opting for a place in the Costa del Sol, as this coast is served by up to six airports, and it is immensely popular with tourists.
However, if you’re more into culture and fine dining than lying in the sun all day, Spain has plenty more to offer than apartments on the beach, with its dramatic mountainous landscape and miles of greenery dotted with quaint white dwellings. Heading up into the mountains above the coastal resorts there are numerous picturesque villages such as Mijas, which sits above the Costa Del Sol. These small towns are packed with rustic character and authentic markets and restaurants, and are a truly idyllic place for a holiday home. What’s more, if people decide they do want a bit of sun, sand and sea, the beach is never too far away.
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