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Reasons to buy your home in Spain

In this article we are going to explain the reasons for buying your home in Spain. Useful information whether you are looking for a habitual residence or if you want to buy your holiday home in Spain, and perhaps for this reason the Costa Brava is the ideal territory to buy your home in Spain.

In this article we are going to explain the reasons for buying your home in Spain, details that surely no one has told you about Spain. Useful information whether you are looking for a habitual residence (perhaps you are already a Spanish resident for family or work reasons) or if you want to buy your holiday home in Spain and perhaps prepare your retirement in this welcoming country. Let's go there.

Because the regional composition of Spain gives it great cultural richness

If you are thinking of living in Spain, you should know that it is not an easy country to get to know because it is a small country. The main attraction of Spain, which is often only visible to its residents, is that Spain is a territory made up of different culturally and geographically very different regions.

And that idiosyncratic variety, customs, traditions, gastronomy, architecture and history that make Spain an ideal country to locate your next residence and one that you will never tire of.

You can hardly find in a single country picturesque coves similar to Sicily, rainy landscapes of Ireland or the seafaring legends of northern Europe, as well as the best European cheeses and wines or the most exuberant architecture and monumental heritage of Arab lands. All this and much more, you can find once you decide to live in Spain.

Because the cultural richness of living in Spain will immediately make you feel part of it

Spain is part of the old continent, Europe. In fact, it is in its southernmost tail and is also a country almost annexed to the African continent. Bordering France to the East, its waters are bathed by the Mediterranean Sea. And in its eastern part, by the Atlantic Ocean, bordering the neighboring country, Portugal.

It has been politically annexed to Europe since medieval times and after centuries of monarchical dynasties and 40 years of dictatorial regime, it has been a democratic and constitutional state for several decades, with the current monarch being a symbolic figure that coexists with the democratic ideals of its citizens.

This fact in itself has determined a great difference, influences and evolution are different between the various areas that make up the Spanish territory. A territory where a large part of its population is fully accustomed to foreign visitors and is also bilingual: although its official language is Spanish, this language coexists with the regional languages: Galician, Basque, Catalan, Valencian, Aranese, Astur-Leonese and Aragonese, and its multiple dialects and variations. When you locate your residence in this country you will feel like one of them without much difficulty.

Because you can choose in which area of Spain to live according to your preferences

To meet a little the true variety of Spain as a country and choose in which area to move your residence you should know, above all, that to appreciate the multiculturalism of Spain you must first get rid of everything you have been told about our country: Phrases like "Spain is paradise del sol y la fiesta” or “sangría, toros y paella” are perhaps or were perhaps true at the time as a highly exported tourist product, but they are undoubtedly neither the first nor the only thing you should know about this land.

First of all, you should assess your priorities: proximity to large metropolises, the coast, its heritage or its prestigious educational centers are some of the determining factors when choosing the most suitable area to live in Spain .

In a large part of the Spanish territory its people are totally cosmopolitan and used to geographical changes for work, education and family. Coexisting in its entirety with national and international tourism throughout the year. However, at an architectural level, its different influences and evolution immediately give you clues as to where you are.

The Spain's regional variety is important when choosing your new home

An always mixed variety given the large number of internal migrations that the territory has experienced, the most recent after the fall of the Franco dictatorship in the 20th century, which left low levels of population density in central and southern regions. And this variety of population density directly affects the variety of educational and leisure offerings sought by non-residents, but also housing prices and the options to grow professionally in your sector, points to take into account if you have children or you are going to relocate for work reasons.

Art in its splendor is lived differently in each region, as is also varied to inland or coastal life. Among all this paradise of cultures and customs to discover, it is difficult to choose your residential destination. But it is easier if you start by defining what you are looking for in Spain. And in the event that it is heritage, beach and lots of sun, the Catalan Costa Brava is postulated as a small great jewel in the crown. 

Because its gastronomy, culture and landscape will always make you feel special

And the thing is that Spain is above all a variety of cultures: The Catalan sardanas, the jacks or the Galician queimada are very similar to the Catalan cremat or the Basque agurras: from Finisterre or Cap de Creus stopping in the tremendous Toledo, Soria or Ávila. Cathedrals such as Burgos or Salamanca will leave you stunned and perhaps if there is something that unites our lands it is a deep and rich oenological tradition, forming a landscape as beautiful as it is picturesque in its entirety and that you will be able to discover on your short trips from weekend.

It is not in vain that Spain is the European country with the most protected world heritage and the one that contains jewels of our universal history such as the Caves of Nerja, Altamira or Atapuerca and an incredible monumental heritage such as the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela or La Sagrada Familia, cultural heritage such as Don Quixote and its mills in La Mancha or the Galician tides and witches. Artists such as Picasso, Miró, Dali and a long and prolific route of medieval vestiges and monuments that you will love: La Ruta de Mio Cid from La Rioja, the Camino de Santiago or the Andalusian pilgrimages will make you discover the variety of this country up close. 

For the moment we stay on the Catalan Costa Brava

Bet on the Buying a residence on the Costa Brava is synonymous with well-being. This is so because more than half of the extension of Catalonia (to the northeast of the country and bordering with France) is articulated around its metropolis and capital, Barcelona, and three of its four provinces (Tarragona, Barcelona and Girona) are bathed by sea.

Of all the coastal areas of Spain, the Costa Brava is perhaps one of those that best preserves the purity of its waters, towns and traditions. Indeed it is a land of tourism, but not a highly intrusive tourism but rather family, gastronomic, cultural and discovery tourism.

There are European travelers who year after year, generation after generation visit their towns and spend the summer in their family home. It is perhaps what you are looking for and you are not lacking a reason: Sant Antoni de Calonge, Sant Feliud and Guíxols, l'Escala, Platja d'Aro, Roses, Cadaqués, Begur, Tossa de Mar... The small extension of land bathed by the waters of the Costa Brava begins and ends in the province of Girona. Located between France and Barcelona, its capital is the small but impressive city of Girona. Known for its majestic cathedral (with its extensive staircase second only to that of the Vatican), its world-renowned Jewish Quarter, its modernist heritage and gastronomy (in the province we find world culinary references such as the Roca Brothers or Ferran Adriá).

Buy a house on the Costa Brava? Of course

In addition to being the capital of the province, Girona is a city with a long academic tradition, enjoying for two decades one of the most international university campuses in the region, a smart city, committed to sustainable growth and a lover of sports as it is a certified destination for cycling.

We find the same on the Costa Brava in Girona: modernism by Rafael Masó, Surrealism by Salvador Dalí blend perfectly with the marina of Palamos or the beauty of Cadaqués, music festivals, sardines at the grill or the nostalgic habaneras. From Lloret de Mar to Port Bou you will find the best locations to enjoy the sea without stress, it will be very easy for you to find natives of your land, the best educational centers for your children, quality public health, a road network, rail network and airports. Highly efficient and most importantly, you will invest your capital in real estate that you can always make profitable with great ease.

This fact is especially important for the average European retiree: in Spain they will find not only more affordable housing than in their country, but they will also find a greater and better quality of life with a climate, food and services that guarantee their total well-being... especially if you enjoy the sun and the beach. And without the need to request any residence permit for being European, although they must register said property within a maximum term of 3 months. They don't lack reasons, right?

And the thing is that the Costa Brava is a little paradise that everyone falls in love with and from which no one wants to leave. Perhaps for this reason the Costa Brava is one of the ideal territories to buy your home in Spain, especially if your purchase is a second residence and you want to make your purchase profitable in the months that you do not enjoy the home.  Do you need more reasons to buy your home in Spain? Our real estate investment advisory team explains it to you!