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A Day in the Life

Life in Spain can be what you make of it. Spain is a large country and the lifestyle, as well as weather, language, culture and cullenary specialities will vary depending on the area you choose. That is what makes it such a fabulous place to visit or live. You can be lying on a beach on the Mar Menor after having enjoyed tapas and in a 2 hour drive be skiing in Granada. The oportunities are endless both at work and at play.

The areas we are focusing on in this section cover the Costa Blanca from Alicante south towards Murcia, both on the Coast and inland. (see map)

This area is broadly known as the Coast Blanca and Costa Calida. These mean "white coast" and "warm coast" respectively. This area is of particular interest to the British, amongst other nationalities, due to the Microclimate. The area has a little optimum climate of it´s own due to being sheltered by the surrounding mountains.

With an average of 300 days of sun, 30 days of cloud and 30 days of rain per year, foreigners from the cooler, wetter and more unpredictable climates have come to either get away from the stress and strain of their own daily lives, or to make a new life here in the warmer climate.

Unlike other areas in Spain outside of this Microclimate, we do not have the bitter cold or intesnse heat of Madrid or Barcelona, for example, nor the wetter climate North of Alicante.

These Costas are in a prime location situated within easy reach of Alicante Airport and Murcia airpoert at San Javier. A further airport is being built at Corvera, towards the south of the area, which will compete with the busy Alicante airport in the North of the area.

Transport systems are excellent, with trafic-free motorways due to EU funding, and frequent bus and train networks connecting with major cities in Spain, each of which has it´s own unique style and personality.

Being situated in a central position within Europe, it is easy to get by car or public transport, to France, Italy or Portugal and the Canary Islands (1 hour behind Spanish mainland time, sharing the UK timezone)are a hop over on one of the frequent flights taking school children for day trips and holiday makers from the mainland.

The fundamental differences life in Spain brings are an all-year-round good climate, cheaper cost of living (aprox 30% including food, cars and fuel) and the relaxed and stress-free environment.