Spain tax system is no heaven

Those dreaming or contemplating a permanent move to Spain, would certainly want to compare the two tax systems as part of their decision process. There are also tax consequences when owning a property in Spain, whether you live here full time or not and differences between EU citizen and non-EU. Here is a quick outline…

How much does it cost to buy and maintain a house in Spain?

In 2019, we followed our dream and bought a house in the sun to use in the winter months.  We never expected to buy such a large property.  We have always lived in modest properties and small spaces due to the fact that, in Vancouver, real estate is very expensive.   We bought Villa El Gavilan after much…

Andalucia travel planning tips

We get a lot of requests from friends and blog readers about tips and recommendations when planning a trip to Spain, Andalucia and the Costa del Sol. This is our 3rd winter in Nerja and we have travelled and explored a lot of Spain. Here are a few ideas to get you started on your…

New Year’s eve in Spain, one big party!

New Year’s Eve in Spain is known as Nochevieja (old night) and it is an awesome time to visit Spain. It is a time of fiestas, traditions, and superstitions. One well known and followed superstition is wearing red underwear on New Year’s eve. It is apparently an important step to bring good luck, especially if…