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Yearly Archives: 2018

Why Spaniards Will Soon Be the Longest-Living People in the World

The future is bright for those who call Spain their home. By 2040, they are expected to surge past the Japanese as the longest-living people in the world. According to a recent study, the average lifespan of a person living in Spain will be 85.8 years – passing by Japan, Switzerland, Sweden and France, countries that have long been at the top of the list.

Why are Spaniards on track to become the longest-living people across the globe? The aforementioned study credits the eating habits of the Spanish people, as well as the culture – which includes plenty of time spent with family and friends.

The Impact of Community on Longevity

In Spain, it’s not uncommon to come across people gathering in plazas well after dusk, or in cafes and bars where comrades rendezvous. Rather than overworking, the Spanish prefer to spend their time outside of work with … Read More

What’s Happening in Costa Calida?

With local festivities, traditional holidays and the New Year on the horizon, there’s never been a more magical time to visit Costa Calida. You’ll be greeted by friendly faces, the warmth of the Mediterranean, and a few other surprises when you make your trek to the coast. Let’s take a look at what’s happening in Costa Calida in the days and weeks ahead.

TRAVEL

As of now, Jet2 is the only airline confirmed to be switching flights from San Javier to Corvera after 15th January 2019. Therefore, if you want to travel from the UK to Spain, you might want to consider the train. There are two train stations close to the “Polaris Resorts” – one in Torre Pacheco, the other in Balsicas – for your convenience.

It’s easy to travel from the UK to Spain by train. You can breakfast in London, lunch in Paris and have dinner in … Read More

Murcian Sweet Surprises . . . No Diets Allowed!

Who doesn’t like something sweet after a meal, or any time for that matter? And when you buy a villa in Spain you will have many opportunities to ruin your diet with these Murcian Sweet Surprises.

Paparajote
For foreigners this is a sweet surprise. It is a lemon tree leaf battered in dough of flour, egg, milk and shavings of lemon, which is fried and then dusted in cinnamon and sugar. Accompanied by a small glass of sweet wine it is a typical Murcian pleasure. However, don’t be deceived, the leaf CANNOT be eaten.

Asiático
Dessert or coffee? Now there’s no need to choose as you can have both, thanks to this two-in-one Cartagena original. Delicious coffee with condensed milk and brandy, accompanied by a few drops of Liquor 43, cinnamon, lemon zest and coffee beans.

Pan de Calatrava
This delicious dessert was born out of the Muslim influence in … Read More

Dreamy Properties for Sale in Spain by the Sea

Feast your eyes on these beach properties for sale in Murcia.

Ever daydream about what it would be like to live by the water in Spain? Your afternoons spent sailing in the sea, your nights in the company of Spain’s best wine region. It’s a romantic notion for sure, but the good news is there are some great properties for sale in Spain by the sea that could be the beginning of something amazing.

Let’s take a look at some of the beach properties for sale in Murcia right now.

Beach Front Properties for Sale in Spain by the Sea

Avenida de los Narejos
Located in Los Alcazares just 100 meters from the Mar Menor beaches, Avenida de los Narejos is one of the most highly anticipated new construction projects in Murcia. If you’ve been considering properties for sale in Spain that are by the sea, you’ll … Read More

Murcia Markets Make Buying Property in Spain Oh-So-Appealing

Just as grabbing a café in the morning or a tapa after work is typical of the Murcian lifestyle, the indoor and outdoor markets are also important aspects of the Spanish culture. For those who have lived here long enough, going to the markets may be second nature. But for those who are new to the area and are considering buying property in Spain, one trip to the Murcia markets may be the key to understanding what it’s like to live in this special corner of the world.

Visiting a Murcian Market

We love the way one writer explains the markets in Murcia, “awash with color and noise.” It’s a lively scene to be certain; shopkeepers and customers catching up on the latest news while negotiating prices in what always seems to be a fiery conversation. Shoppers rummaging through incredibly vibrant produce while fishmongers display their freshest catches of … Read More

Here’s Why You Should Find Property for Sale in Murcia Spain During Semana Santa (Holy Week)

Now that we’re in the middle of “busy season” for Spanish real estate, any time before the month of June is prime time shopping in terms of property for sale in Murcia Spain. But if you’re planning to travel here soon, we thought we’d at least encourage you to do so during Semana Santa, or Holy Week. This is one of the most exciting, meaningful celebrations you’ll experience in Murcia, and one of the highlights of living in the region.

What is Semana Santa?

Semana Santa is Holy Week. This year, it lasts from Sunday, March 25 (Palm Sunday) through Sunday, April 1 (Easter Sunday). In Murcia, you’ll find something happening every one of those days, whether it’s one of the processions winding through the streets or a play at one of the local churches. Each region in Murcia celebrates in their own fashion; some are more polished and … Read More

Padel + Golf Course Houses = Brilliant Retirement Living Abroad

It seems like everywhere we turn these days, there’s a game of padel in progress. Some might say if you don’t hear the sounds of padel, you’re not in Spain! Of course, many of our clients who play the sport – or want to learn – can enjoy padel facilities as a perk of owning one of the many golf course houses in the area. So, if you’re considering the benefits of retirement living abroad, then you can consider this a shining star among them.

The Padel Scene in Costa Calida

While padel is a hugely popular sport across Spain, the Costa Calida boasts its own crowning achievements. You’ll find plenty of clubs dedicated to the sport as well as courts at the best golf resorts in the region. The Mar Menor Golf Resort, for example, has an impressive collection of 8 padel courts available to those who purchase golf Read More

Murcia Among Most Popular Provinces for Spanish Home Sales

Spain has enjoyed several years of rising home sales, with some of the highest figures since before the financial crisis of 2008. This past October, Murcia accounted for 23 percent of Spanish home sales – making it one of the most popular provinces to buy a property in Spain.

Now that we’re entering the busiest time in Spanish real estate, the six months leading up to summer, we expect to see the trend continue. We’re not alone; Property Wire confirmed Spanish home sales are anticipated to continue recovery in 2018.

Prices are also expected to continue their upward climb. In November 2017, home prices were up 4 percent, with the biggest trend focusing on “moderate price growth.”

Why and Where to Buy in Murcia

If you want to buy a property in Spain, then it’s a great time to look at Murcia. While home prices may increase this year, … Read More

Warm Up This Winter with Holiday Homes for Sale in Murcia Spain

Once the air outside has you shivering and the winter winds are howling, you may find yourself dreaming of a warmer place to hang your hat. Somewhere you can trade your overcoat for swim trunks, your fireplace for a dip in the sea. It’s not very difficult to get caught up in the idea of a winter getaway, and – thankfully – it isn’t too late to catch some of the best holiday homes for sale in Murcia, Spain.

The Season’s Perfect Homes for Sale in Murcia

Located along the Costa Calida of the Mediterranean, Murcia sits in a warm weather climate that is dry most of the year. During “winter” you’ll find that it gets slightly cooler at night; yet, even this feels comfortable to the traveler who’s accustomed to a truly cold environment. While not all of Spain is warm during the winter season, Murcia is definitely a … Read More