Online dating is the new black! Meeting somebody who fits your desire and needs can be especially daunting if you aree an expat, especially if you are in the process of learning the language and understand the different culture and which are the ‘rules’ of dating here. If it is true that a potential lover…

Property taxes in Spain, called Impuesto sobre Bienes Inmeubles Urban / Rústica or simply IBI, is a local tax, similar to council tax or rates in the UK. It is applied to the owners residents and non-residents and is used for local services, such as roads and cleaning the beach, educational, cultural and sports facilities…

The possibility of living permanently in Spain is open to anyone who can demonstrate a sufficient connection or reason. Foreign nationals who wish to reside in Spain must have been previously authorized to do so. Once the authorization is obtained, you must obtain also the appropriate visa that allows entry into Spain. The residence in…

Some guidance for those citizens who intend to work in Spain are collected here. Foreign citizens who intend to perform in Spain any lucrative, labour or professional activity, must meet the following requirements: Be older than sixteen, unless the work activity takes place on its own, in which case it is required to be over…

One of the most spectacular scenery of the Costa Blanca,  the Natural Park of the Montgó -Parc Natural del Montgó is famous for the Mediterranean climate, and theform which presents peculiar characteristic: it descends steeply a few meters from the sea, creating stunning panoramas. Located on the coast north of Alicante, near Denia, the Montgó hosts…

The Costa Blanca is the tourist name of the area that stretches from Denia to Pilar de la Horadada and Orihuela to the valleys of the Marina Alta. More than 219 km of coastline full of beaches with calm waters, soft sands, wedges and exceptional cliffs and a very characteristic climate with an average temperature…

If you are a foreigner and you’re in the Spanish territory, you may find yourself in one of these situations: estancia or residencia? Or better temporary stay or residence? Here is a small guide for how to proceed in both cases. Staying in Spain It’s a situation in which, as a foreigner, you can stay…

Beyond Alicante, a place not to be missed is Elche. In Santa Pola, an old seaport of Elche, particularly interesting are the Parco Saline, natural area where sightings of flamingos, and the Castle built by Philip II to cope with boatloads of pirates, which houses a museum dedicated to the sea and the archaeological heritage…

Who is entitled to public health care in the health system of the Costa Blanca? All persons duly accredited by the individual health card or other official document certifying that recognizes their right to healthcare, as well as other groups that do not have the right to health card issued by the authorities who do…

The capital gains tax (Impuesto sobre Increment de Patrimonio de la Venta de Bien Inmeuble) is calculated on the profit from the sale of some real estate in Spain – and not just the property. You have to pay these types of capital gains tax (CGT) when it derives a profit from the sale of…