Spain is a country with a thousand facets, that offer an amazing amount of variety. A variety of languages as well as dialects, a variety of cultures as well, but also of towns and atmospheres. A real delight for your tastebuds, are the famous Tapas, served in every bar from Seville to Madrid, going through Barcelona, but Spain is also a delight for the eyes. The landscapes are varied and the property market is booming. Between the apartments with paved courtyards in Madrid, the houses for sale in Andalousia, or even the villas for sale on the Costa del Sol, it is possible to find what you are looking for. Despite slight price rises recently, property in Spain remains very affordable.
The province of Valencia is in the east of Spain. Located between sea and mountain, the region has more than 200 kilometres of beaches on the very famous Costa Blanca. Property in Valencia is developing fast. The coast has plenty of apartments to offer like in Benidorm or Torrevieja. You will also find magnificent houses for sale on the Costa Blanca, with breath-taking views. One more reason to look for a house for sale in Valencia: it is the region for Paella and the syrupy wine of Alicante!
Located in the south of Spain, Andalousia offers magnificent landscapes. Fine sandy beaches and olive groves as far as the eye can see, sheltered creeks on the Costa de la Luz, the rolling hills of the Sierra Nevada, or small fishing villages with white houses, there is something for all tastes. Once under muslim rulership, this is a rich land, shaped by the mix of cultures that have influenced it. This is also visible in the property in Andalousia. If you like golf, choose an apartment for sale in Malaga, now well known as one of the capitals of European golf. If on the other hand, you like the passion of the flamencos, the ferias and the tapas, you will certainly prefer a house for sale in Sevilla, or in the old town of Cadiz. You will certainly fall in love with this region for the warm good heartedness of its inhabitants!
Catalonia is above all the region of Barcelona and the magnificent Costa Brava, but also the Catalonian Pyrenees in the back country. It is a province loaded with history and art, where one can see famous works signed by Gaudi, Dali, or Picasso and buildings like the Sagrada Familia and the Poblet Monastery which have all given Catalonia its world wide reputation. Property in Catalonia is still affordable: apartments for sale in Barcelona, villas in Salou, houses in Cadacès or Tossa de Mar, anything is possible and at a limited budget. So what are you waiting for to make your property purchase on the most sought after coastline in Spain?
Morro Jable Beach in Fuerteventura, Canary Islands
The Canaries are an archipelago made up of 8 volcanic islands located in the Atlantic Ocean, just off the coast of Morocco.
Renowned for their beautiful, clear water and untouched nature (the islands contain 4 UNESCO heritage sites), the Canary Islands are also the go-to destination for windsurfing enthusiasts.
After prices fell in 2009, real estate in the Canary Islands remains affordable.
There are all types of accommodation on the islands: apartments for sale in Lanzarote or Gran Canaria, houses in the small, colonial towns of Tenerife, or houses along the small fishing villages and coastal ports of Fuerteventura.
Most importantly, don't miss out on the great Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife in February!
Located between Andalousia and the province of Valence, the province of Murcia is not as well known as its neighbours. It has however, an outstanding asset: it is one of the sunniest areas in Europe. It offers spectacular landscapes: small villages, long, fine sand beaches on the Costa Calida, but also western style cowboy decors in the back country. Property in Murcia is varied: apartments with sea views in San Pedro del Pinatar, coastal villas in San Javier, or maybe you will feel tempted by the charm of the houses in the village of Aguilas. Worth noting: the province is very well known for its spa resorts with healing mud treatments!
The Balearic Islands are in the Mediterranean, just two hours from most European capitals by plane. With their reputation for well preserved countryside, the Balearic Islands offer magnificent landscapes, varying from lovely creeks with turquoise water to mountains with winding pathways for the more energetic visitors. Partygoers will not feel left out, with the famous Ibiza, queen of the night, with appearances from artists from all over the world. Property in the Balearic Islands is varied and you will find apartments there with sea views in the small coastal villages, or character houses to renovate in Cuitadella or Mahon on Minorca for example. So would you prefer to buy a house in Minorca, or an apartment on the hilltops of Ibiza?
The Community of Madrid is mono-provincial and its capital is an engaging city, friendly and a pleasant place to live.
The Plaza Mayor, the Plaza de Cibeles or the Puerta del Sol, these magnificent emblematic places need no introduction.
Culturally, Madrid is not to be outdone: the famous Prado Museum, the Escorial Palace in the north and the Aranjuez Gardens in the south are all unmissable places.
As for the night owls, they will feel at home strolling from bar to bar in the Latina or Chueca districts.
Real estate in the Community of Madrid offers many properties at various prices and if some of these properties are, as in all the capitals, more expensive than elsewhere you will still easily find apartments or houses for sale at quite reasonable prices.