5 Places to Live and Buy a Property in Spain

Have you ever considered buying a property abroad to enjoy your holidays and retirement years? While there is some uncertainty about the BREXIT outcomes, the government has stated that retired expats will be able to keep their pensions. This means living abroad will be still possible for many people. Today we want to recommend 5 nice Spanish villages where you can live and enjoy good food and weather.


Benidorm, a classic for UK expats, is located on the Spanish Mediterranean coast. Many people do not know that its environment changes radically after the tourist season is over. After the months of July, August, and September, the village becomes a much quieter location with many retired people from Spain and other places in Europe. The weather is nice year round, and it has all of the services one would expect from a place with a population of around 400,000 during summer, but with much fewer people. The result is a very convenient location, ready to offer leisure and services to people with free time.

It’s a good place for those that want good weather in a convenient location with good services.


Salamanca is a city in Castilla y León that is famous for its university. It has the advantages of a city, including a good hospital, all kinds of services, and a very active cultural life thanks to the university. Another enjoyable aspect of living in Salamanca is its very convenient size, and you can walk everywhere. However, it gets very cold in winter. You won’t get as much rain as in the UK, but you will need winter clothes.

Salamanca is a good place for those that enjoy urban life and cultural activities.

Caños de Meca

Caños de Meca is a small village on the Cadiz coast close to Trafalgar Cape. This location was one of the most recent hippy areas in Spain not very long ago, and now the place has been modernized, keeping its enchantment. If you are looking for nature, peace, and good food, Caños de Meca can offer you a very special environment.

Thanks to respect for nature had by the real estate developers, governments, and tourists, it is possible to enjoy many kinds of sports in this location, from surfing or paddle-surf to diving.

Caños de Meca is a good place for those that enjoy an alternative way of living.

San Sebastian

According to the OECD, San Sebastian is one of the cities with the highest quality of life. We agree. Located in the Vasque Country, it is one of the most developed Spanish regions in terms of economy. San Sebastian offers all the services one may expect from a city and includes a very good gastronomy. The weather is the most UK-similar weather you can find in Spain, with rain and some cold temperatures in the winter. The only issue you may face in this city is that prices are not as cheap as in other Spanish places.

San Sebastian is a good place for those that want to live in a beautiful, well-developed city with all kinds of services.

Balearic and Canary Islands

Both archipelagos offer very nice weather and amazing nature. Unlike Benidorm, most of the places in the Balearic and Canary Islands are too crowded in the summer, but offer a perfect environment during the other seasons. Since the islands are very focused on the tourist sector, communications are very good. If you do not mind planes, you can travel very easily to other places in Spain and all over Europe.

The Balearic and Canary Island are good places for those that enjoy nature and sea landscapes.