Get away from it all on the Costa Maresme

Get away from it all on the Costa Maresme

25-06-2019

If you are looking for a holiday home with access to a fantastic city but that offers you the chance to simply sit back and relax with a beautiful view when you're not taking in the sights in the city centre, then the Costa Maresme is the perfect choice for you. Located just north of Barcelona, it's a relaxing haven away from the hustle and bustle of Barcelona. Stretching from the north of Bar...

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Why now is the time to buy your dream holiday home in Spain

Why now is the time to buy your deam holiday home in Spain

16-05-2019

Investing in a new home in Spain with the view to developing it as a business opportunity in between your holidays there hasn’t looked so good since the financial crisis of 2008. Excellent return on investment With a potential return on investment of 11.2% given by the Spanish Central Bank in November 2018, investing in Spain now could be a wise choice for those who love the country,...

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The top three Spanish cruise vacations

The top three Spanish cruise vacations

23-04-2019

Each year, more than two and a half million tourists decide to take a cruise along the Spanish coast and see the wonders that port cities such as Mallorca, Barcelona and Cadiz have to offer. Going on a voyage through the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean allows you to experience the vastly different sights, tastes, and festivities of different regions in just a few days. Here are some of t...

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Palm weaving for Easter in Elche

Palm weaving for Easter in Elche

06-04-2019

Easter or Semana Santa is celebrated across Spain - from tiny villages to the big cities, Easter is the biggest festival of them all. With common traits running across the celebrations, some towns and cities have their own specific traditions which brings both locals and tourists alike to celebrate together. Semana Santa in Andalucía Semana Santa is particularly well known outside o...

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Maximise Your Earnings From Your Spanish Rental Property

Maximise Your Earnings From Your Spanish Rental Property

19-03-2019

International tourism in Spain broke its record for the fifth year in a row with a record 82 million tourist visiting the country last year. The combination of visitor numbers and expats means that there is a huge choice in rental properties for the foreigner wanting to spend time in the country. If you’re dreaming of buying a Spanish property to rent out there are important factors to consi...

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A carnival to rival Rio

A carnival to rival Rio

22-02-2019

They say that the carnival in Santa Cruz de Tenerife is the closest you'll get in Europe to carnival on the scale and style of the one in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Taking place over fifteen days, it's a chance to dance, party and be wowed by the extravagant, flamboyant costumes the carnival goers wear. The Carnival Queen gala The Carnival Queen is chosen on the first Wednesday of the two wee...

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Gastronomic delights in Blanes

Gastronomic delights in Blanes

01-02-2019

Enjoying fresh local food when on holiday is one of reasons why people choose Spain as a place to buy a holiday home or to take a holiday with family or friends. The popular town of Blanes, located on the Costa Brava has everything you need foodwise to savour Spanish food at its best - whether you are eating at home or enjoying a meal and drinks at a local restaurant. Local fruit and fish mark...

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A marine reserve a boat trip away from Alicante

A marine reserve a boat trip away from Alicante

13-01-2019

The island of Tabarca is a natural marine reserve a short boat ride away from the city of Alicante on the Costa Blanca. For those who love nature and are looking to buy a holiday home on the Costa Blanca with easy access to natural surroundings as well as local amenities, this coast has some excellent choices. Just 11 nautical miles from Alicante, Tabarca is easily accessible by one of the org...

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Still plenty to gain in Spain for post-Brexit Brits

Still plenty to gain in Spain for post-Brexit Brits

18-12-2018

Spain is one of the leading locations for British expats to emigrate too – in fact, it’s estimate that over 300,000 UK-born people now reside in the Spanish portion of the Iberian Peninsula. One might be forgiven for think that with Brexit that might all change. Luke Thomas of Abode2, speaks to Marc Pritchard of Taylor Wimpey about why that’s not the case. Leading Spanish home ...

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A straightforward process - buying a house in Spain

A straightforward process - buying a house in Spain

07-12-2018

Buying a house in Spain is not as complicated an experience as some would have you believe. With the right broker behind you, the house buying process is relatively straightforward and manageable within realistic timescales. It is important to remember that if you make an offer on a house in Spain, even when it is accepted it is not a deal that is set in stone until certain processes have been...

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Running with the bulls in Spain’s Pamplona

Running with the bulls in Spain’s Pamplona

14-11-2018

When thinking of Spain, thoughts wander towards tapas, sunshine, and of course, running with the bulls. Jolanda van de Streek from ImmoVario shares the thrill of summer in Pamplona with Abode2. The annual San Fermín festival in Pamplona in Spain's Navarre region isn't for the faint of heart. The festival took place over 7 days from July 7 to 14 in 2018. Six bulls who normally fight in the...

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Why now is the time to buy in Spain before Brexit

Why now is the time to buy in Spain before Brexit

02-11-2018

Brexit may still be under negotiation yet for those looking to escape to warmer climates to enjoy their winter and summer holidays or retirement, it has been found to have spurred them on in their search for a home in the sun. Increased demand across Europe Spain, Portugal, France, Malta and Cyprus have all seen increases in the number of people looking to buy before the end of 2018, just ...

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The quieter side of the white isle

The quieter side of the white isle

06-10-2018

Much more than just a hotspot for hedonists – Ibiza is luring a new wave of second-homer prioritising the sound of peace over heady beat partying. Laura Henderson, managing editor of Abode2, takes a walk on the quiet side When enterprising artisan Joan Mari opened his drive-up bar on the outskirts of San Carlos in the north of Ibiza in 1954, little did he know that his makeshift hangout wou...

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Castles and sandcastles on the Costa Blanca

Castles and sandcastles on the Costa Blanca

14-09-2018

The Costa Blanca is one of Spain's most famous holiday destinations. You might have already been to Benidorm to soak up the sun, enjoyed a city break in Alicante or paella on the beach in Valencia but there's a whole host of other adventures awaiting you on this white coast. Did you know that the Costa Blanca boasts more than 170 beautiful white beaches? Did you also know that there are more t...

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Menorca: The exclusive untouched gem of the Balearic Islands

Menorca: The exclusive untouched gem of the Balearic Islands

22-08-2018

Stephen Penn, content editor at Abode2, takes a look at how Menorca is rising up the ranks and becoming a hot investment spot for a unique Balearic experience When thinking about the Balearic Islands it’s easy to stereotype them as vibrant party islands, but one island has retained its quiet Mediterranean charm over the years, and is now becoming the place to invest. In the 1970s, the...

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