Buy in Spain for a better life in the sun!

Buy in Spain for a better life in the sun!


  • Spain comes 2nd globally for experiential parts of living overseas (HSBC)
  • Costa del Sol and Costa Blanca perfect for meeting Brits’ needs (Taylor Wimpey España)
  • Andalusia property transactions up 15.3% in year to September 2018 (INE)

Spain has some of the best beaches in the world and ranks second globally for quality of life in terms of the experience of living there. Pair that with a booming property market, with values increasing faster than those in the UK, and it’s easy to see why so many foreigners are keen to buy homes in Spain.

Despite the uncertainty created by Brexit, British buyers still make up the largest group of foreigners buying homes in Spain, albeit at a more cautious pace these days. Areas like the Costa del Sol and Costa Blanca have that winning combination of sun, sea and sand that so many of those in more northern European nations are currently pining for. Add in welcoming locals and superb cuisine and you begin to see just why Spain’s quality of life is rated so highly.”

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España

The HSBC Expat Explorer Survey quizzed a staggering 22,000 expats on their experiences of working and living abroad. A total of 27 areas were considered, split into three categories: experience, family and economics. It was in the experience category, which includes factors such as health, security, integration and culture, that Spain ranked second globally.

In terms of its beaches, Spain has more Blue Flags than any other country, with 696 in total, as a result of the quality, safety, management and environmental credentials of its sandy shores.

Spain’s beaches do much to draw tourists to the country, along with its fantastic cities and Mediterranean diet, which UNESCO has recognised as part of the region’s intangible cultural heritage. Visitor numbers for the 2018/19 winter season are already looking promising, with NOVASOL reporting a 15% increase in bookings compared to last year, making Spain the most popular self-catering holiday destination of the season.

For those who want more of a Spanish connection than just a week or two, leading Spanish home builder Taylor Wimpey España has some beautiful, key-ready properties on the Costa del Sol and Costa Blanca.

On the Costa del Sol, Green Golf provides the perfect setting for relaxation. The views of Estepona golf course and the coastline just 3 km away are absolutely stunning. The smart townhouses offer spacious, homely living environments, with plenty of private outdoor space for enjoying the sunshine. There are also lush communal gardens and swimming pools on the site. Prices start from €280,000 plus VAT.

Meanwhile, a little along the coast at Villajoyosa, Costa Blanca, the lovely La Vila Paradis development is home to frontline beach properties that provide direct access to Paraíso beach. Communal pools and pretty grounds complement the stylish homes of this gated development. Prices start at €285,000 plus VAT.

“Property prices in Spain are rising at a steady rate, which means that the market offers excellent potential for capital gains right now. Strong demand from both Spanish buyers and foreigners is fuelling a buoyant market.”

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España

The latest housing market figures from Spain’s National Statistics Institute (INE) certainly bear that out. In September 2018, properties registered in the Spanish land registers were up 7.7% compared with the year before. In the Andalusia region, the increase stood at 15.3% for the same period.

The takeaway from all this? It’s simple: buy in Spain for a better life in the sun!


For more information please contact Taylor Wimpey España today on 08000 121 020 or visit If you reside outside of the UK you will need to call 00 34 971 706 972.