Best beaches for dogs in Marbella and surroundings

Marbella is internationally known for its beaches, but did you know that you can also enjoy them with your pet? If you are thinking of coming on holiday to the Costa del Sol with your dog, these are the best pet-friendly beaches in and around Marbella

IRPF reduction if you are renting your property in Spain.

If you have your own property in Spain and you are renting it, find out here how to pay less on your annual tax return. According to the tax authorities, the reduction for renting in the Personal Income Tax Law is 60%. It is calculated on the positive net return obtained for renting a property. […]

How Spain Measures up as a Retirement Destination

What makes Spain so popular as a retirement destination? We look at how it compares favorably with other retirement hotspots around the world. As retirement approaches many well-travelled people consider where in the world they would like to spend their golden years. The smart way to compare international retirement destinations is to make a list […]

Repairs and Liabilities for Spanish Landlords

Many British visitors and expats take advantage of the great deals in Spanish real estate and invest in properties in Marbella and Andalusia. They may use their villas and condos as a second home or for holidays. When not is use, some owners rent out their luxury holiday properties to generate income and help pay […]

A Guide to the National Healthcare System in Spain

As in the UK, Spain has a free state healthcare system that is paid for by social security payments deducted from your wages. If you have residency or are working in Spain you will have access to the healthcare system which is ranked among the best in the world. Managed by the Spanish Ministry of […]

7 Tips for Retiring to Spain from the UK

There are many benefits to retiring to Spain from the UK. The warm dry climate eases achy joints and arthritis and sunlight provides a natural daily dose of vitamin D for healthy bones and teeth. With an affordable cost of living, cheap flights back to visit the family and plenty of attractions, why would you […]

Why the Costa del Sol is a Golfer’s Paradise!

The Costa del Sol has long been known as a paradise for golfers. It boasts over 100 championship golf courses set in magnificent scenery with year-round golf in a dry and sunny climate. With the development of “Golf Valley” around Nueva Andalusia, modern golf homes can be enjoyed by avid golfers as well as their […]

Buying a Property in Spain After Brexit

Brexit seems to affect everything, from the availability and price of medications to the rights and security of expats owning property abroad. With the initial Brexit delayed from March 2019 to October 31st, and finally approved on January 31st of 2020, smart British investors are securing their long-term rights in Europe by snapping up properties […]

Moving to the Costa del Sol – Area Guide

There are many good reasons why people choose to move to the Costa del Sol. It may be for work, retirement or to run your own online business. The sunny climate, stunning homes, beautiful beaches and championship golf courses are just some of the perks! Since the mid-20th century, when package holidays put Andalucía on […]

Moving to Spain: 6 Things to Consider

Many people dream of moving to Spain, especially if they plan to enjoy their retirement in the sun. While many people make the move successfully, others are disappointed and eventually return to their homeland. Doing your research and finding the most suitable location for you personally is vital to avoid any expensive mistakes. Here are […]

What is and how to obtain the NIE or Foreigner Identity Number in Spain?

According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs the NIE in Spain or Foreigner Identity Number (“Número de Identidad de Extranjero”), is a unique number that all foreigners must have for identification purposes if: A procedure is initiated to obtain a document enabling them to remain in Spanish territory other than a visa. They have been […]

How to open a bank account in Spain for Non-Resident

If you want to know how to open a bank account in Spain, but you are not a citizen of the European Union or you don’t have a residence permit in Spain. This is your post. One of the main questions our foreign clients ask when buying a home in Spain is how to proceed […]

Top 10 Best Luxury Areas To Live In Marbella

Have you always wanted to live in Marbella and enjoy the Mediterranean sun in your own luxury villa? Or wake up in an exclusive penthouse with the sound of the sea?  In this post we compile the 10 most Exclusive areas in Marbella, and the best properties to make your dreams come true. Marbella is […]

Should I buy a new property or a house to renovate?

If you are looking to buy a property in Spain you have probably made yourself the question whether you should buy a new or reformed property or an unreformed property. In this post we will go through all the pros and cons of each one to help you take the right decision. When you start […]

The best private schools in Marbella & the Costa del Sol

A study recently made establish that 6 of the best private schools in Spain are in Marbella. For that reason, we have made a list of the best private schools in Marbella & the Costa del Sol. With this list we also intend to facilitate the task of finding a prestigious school for families who […]

the best golf courses in Mijas Costa and La Cala de Mijas

The internationally famous area of Costa del Sol, is well known for its beautiful beaches, wide cultural offer and its nightlife. But one of the most important aspect of this area are the Golf courses, which are internationally renowned.  In this post we have selected the best golf courses in  Mijas Costa and La Cala […]

The best golf courses in Marbella

The internationally famous area of Costa del Sol, is well known for its beautiful beaches, wide cultural offer and its nightlife. But one of the most important aspect of this area are the Golf courses, which are internationally renowned.  In this post we have selected the best golf courses in  Marbella: Real Club de Golf […]

Best golf courses of Costa del Sol in Benahavis and Estepona

The internationally famous area of Costa del Sol, is well known for its beautiful beaches, wide cultural offer and its nightlife. But one of the most important aspect of this area are the Golf courses, which are internationally renowned.  In this post we have selected the best golf courses in Benahavis and Estepona: Benahavis: La […]

How to get NIE or Spanish Foreigner Identification Number – EU citizens

If you are seeking to buy a property in Spain or you want to remain within the Spanish territory for more than 3 month you have probably wonder How to get the NIE.  This document is the Document issued by the Spanish Government to acknowledge foreigners staying within their borders for more than three months. […]

How to open a bank account in Spain for UE citizens

If you are planning to live in Spain, receiving and making payments, namely buying a property in Spain, will be easier if you open a Bank account. If you don’t know how to open a Bank account in Spain, this article will guide you through it. There are two different types of bank accounts: Resident […]

IVA (VAT) and ITP in Spain: When do I have to pay it?

It does not matter if you have just started looking for your ideal home or if you have been already searching for a while; most surely the terms “ITP or IVA” had pop out while looking to Property portals or real estate agencies , but what is IVA and what is ITP? And in which […]

How to choose the perfect Holiday Home for you? | Andalucia Realty

We have gathered the main concerns of our clients to create this useful guide to help you choose the perfect holiday home in Spain and buy a property that fulfill all your needs. 1- Choose a good Location: It might be obvious, but location is one of the determining factors to consider when buying a […]

Marbella Coast, the best for sailing enthusiasts and luxury yachts

The presence of many luxury marinas on the Costa del Sol, is the reason why more and more increasing number of pleasure boats and yachts moored in marinas of Marbella. Not surprisingly calm and crystal clear sea and the excellent beaches of Marbella seduce more and more boat lovers, because of that, Malaga province has […]