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Practical Guides and Tips About Moving to and Living in Spain
Practical Guides and Tips About Moving to and Living in Spain
After a move, you might find yourself with a surplus of moving boxes that have served their initial purpose. But don't rush to toss them out or recycle them just yet! Those leftover moving boxes can be transformed into creative and practical items that add charm and functionality to your new space. Let's explore some innovative ideas to give those cardboard boxes a second life.
Moving to a new country can be an exciting but overwhelming experience, especially when it comes to finding the right school for your children. In Spain, a beautiful and culturally rich country, the education system offers a range of options for both local and foreign students.
This blog post aims to guide foreign families through the process of choosing schools in Spain, highlighting state schools and their bilingual programs.
Moving to a new country can be both exhilarating and challenging. If you've set your sights on sunny Spain, congratulations on embarking on this exciting adventure! To help make your relocation smooth and stress-free, we have put together a comprehensive checklist that covers essential steps and considerations for your move to Spain. From visas and paperwork to cultural integration, follow this guide to ensure a successful transition to your new Spanish home.
Use this Handy Relocation Checklist for Your Smooth Move to Spain
There is a free downloadable print-out for you at the end of this post - make sure you grab it!
1. Research and Planning:
2. Visa and Residency:
3. Accommodation and Transportation:
4. Legal and Administrative Matters:
5. Healthcare and Insurance:
6. Language and Cultural Integration:
7. Finances and Taxes:
Read our other Blog Posts too for loads of information and tips about Moving to and Living in Spain. And join our Community to chat to others thinking about moving - or who already have moved - to Spain in our active Facebook Group.
Download your free Printable Relocation Checklist
It is packed with useful tips and websites to check out:
Nestled in the heart of the stunning Costa del Sol region, Coin is a hidden gem that I'm proud to call my hometown. As the owner of Becks Movers, I've had the privilege of transporting personal effects between the UK, Spain, and other EU countries, and Coin has always been a place close to my heart. While Coin is inland, you're not far from the stunning Costa del Sol coastline. Beaches, resorts, and coastal towns are within a short drive, offering an ideal balance between rural and coastal living.
In this blog post, we'll explore the captivating beauty, rich history, and vibrant culture that make Coin a truly unique destination.
Relocating to a new country like Spain can be an exciting adventure, but it's important to plan your move carefully, especially when it comes to your budget. Moving on a budget doesn't mean sacrificing a smooth transition or missing out on important resources.
In this blog post, we will provide you with valuable tips and useful links to help you plan a cost-effective move to Spain. From finding affordable housing to navigating the logistics of transportation and settling in smoothly, we've got you covered!
Have you ever dreamt of a life filled with sunshine, siestas, and sangria? Moving to Spain offers a chance to turn those dreams into reality. Whether it's the stunning coastline, rich history, or warm-hearted people, Spain has a unique charm that captivates expats from all over the world.
Here are our Top Five favourite things about Spain:
What to do with your Day in Ronda
Welcome to Ronda, the enchanting city perched on a cliff in Andalucía, Spain. Join us on a whimsical journey as we recount our delightful day exploring the modern and old town delights of Ronda.
From strolling through sunny streets to marveling at the iconic bridge, visiting the fascinating Museo Ciencia, and getting lost in the labyrinthine old town, this blog captures the fun experiences that await in this captivating Spanish gem. Read to the end to watch our video of our fantastic day.
Guaro village in Spain is a charming destination nestled in the province of Malaga, Andalucía. With its rich Moorish history and picturesque surroundings, Guaro offers a delightful experience for visitors.
The village is known for its annual Festival de la Luna Mora, which celebrates the Moorish heritage. Read on to discover what Guaro and the surrounding area has to offer...
Spain is a country that offers endless possibilities for family adventures. With its rich history, vibrant culture, and stunning landscapes, it is a perfect destination to create unforgettable memories with your kids. From exploring ancient ruins to enjoying outdoor activities, Spain has something for everyone. In this article, we will take you on a journey through the top family-friendly destinations in Spain, share tips for traveling with kids, and highlight must-try local cuisine. So pack your bags and get ready for an exciting family adventure in Spain!
When searching for a place to live in Spain, there are numerous websites that can help you find rental properties, apartments, or homes for sale.
Here are the top ten websites to use when finding a place to live in Spain.
Andalucia, a region in southern Spain, is home to a collection of stunning white villages that are a true hidden gem.
These picturesque towns, known as the "Pueblos Blancos" in Spanish, are characterized by their whitewashed buildings, narrow cobblestone streets, and breathtaking views of the surrounding landscapes.
Steeped in history and tradition, each white village has its own unique charm and allure.
The Costa del Sol, located in the southern region of Spain, is a popular destination for expats and retirees seeking a sunny and relaxed lifestyle. With its beautiful beaches, warm climate, and vibrant culture, it's no wonder that many people are drawn to this area.
However, one of the key factors to consider before making the move is the cost of living. From housing and transportation to food and entertainment, the cost of living on the Costa del Sol can vary greatly depending on individual circumstances.
In this article, we will explore the ins and outs of the cost of living on the Costa del Sol, including comparisons to other popular destinations and tips for budgeting and saving money. Whether you are considering making the move or are already a resident, this article will provide valuable insights and information to help you make the most of your time on the Costa del Sol.
Moving home can be an overwhelming and stressful experience. The thought of packing up your entire life and relocating can feel like an insurmountable task. However, with the right approach and some efficient packing techniques, you can make the process much smoother and stress-free. In this article, I will share my top tips and strategies for packing efficiently, ensuring a seamless transition to your new home.
Moving home is an exciting yet daunting experience. The idea of starting a new chapter in a new home can be thrilling, but the process of moving can be stressful and overwhelming. One of the most important aspects of moving is finding the right moving company to help you with the process.
Spain is a beautiful country with a rich history and culture that attracts millions of visitors every year. But what is it like to actually live in Spain?
In this blog, we will explore the key points of living in Spain and what you can expect from the Spanish lifestyle, with an overview about climate, food and drink, language, culture and customs, and cost of living
Brexit has had a significant impact on people moving from the UK to Spain. According to wikipedia, migration from the UK to Spain has increased rapidly since the late 1990s, and the registered population of British nationals in Spain in 2014 was 297,229.
Navigating House Removals between the UK and Spain Post-Brexit: Simplified and Supported Every Step of the Way!
Since the UK bid farewell to the EU, house removals between the UK and Spain have undergone some changes. While the process may seem a bit more complex, rest assured that it remains completely manageable. Don't worry! At Becks Movers, we are here to guide you through the journey, ensuring a smooth and stress-free transition.
Wayne and Jo are a married couple living in Spain, but split their time between working on their house there and renovating a chapel in Wales. With four dogs to look after and a business to run, life is never dull in the Becks' household.