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Spanish residency for the self-employed and businesses
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
This is the fourth article of a series of five articles on Spanish residency for EU and British citizens. David Ruiz of Torrevieja Translations explains the process and what you need to comply.  ...
Applying for residency in Spain if you're working in Spain
Monday, February 27, 2017
This is the third article of a series of five articles on Spanish residency for EU and British citizens. David Ruiz of Torrevieja Translations explains the process and what you need to comply.   The...
Infographic - Tourism in Spain
Monday, February 20, 2017
The number of tourists visiting Spain keeps on rising. In 2015 68.1 million people came to Spain whilst in 2016 the number recorded had reached 71.6 million by November. In this Infograph we can...
Residency for pensioners in Spain
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Many people are confused when it comes to what they need to apply for residency in Spain. In this series of four articles, David Ruiz of Torrevieja Translation, explains what the specific...
A general guide to Spanish residency
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Many people are confused when it comes to what they need to apply for residency in Spain. In this series of four articles, David Ruiz of Torrevieja Translation, explains what the general requirements...
Driving legally in Spain
Thursday, February 11, 2016
How to drive legally in Spain is one of the most talked about and written about subjects amongst the expat population. We frequently receive questions from clients directly and on the forum about...
Retirement in Spain
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
For many people, it’s their dream. After years of the daily grind, to make the most of their retirement by coming out to live in Spain. What better place to enjoy the extra time you have than in a...
Cost of buying a house in Spain
Thursday, July 2, 2015
One of the first questions we ask of those considering buying a house in Spain, is ‘What’s your budget?’ Knowing what your budget is, is crucial if you are going to make the right purchase for you....
Living in Spain during the winter
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
People who have property in Spain fall into one of two groups – resident or non-resident. You are a non-resident here if you live less than 183 days in Spain – and these don’t need to be consecutive...

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Spain tops the list for Erasmus +
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Erasmus is a European Union student exchange programme which has built a reputation for being a life-changing and inspirational experience. Not surprisingly, many students want to come to Spain. In...
Summer means the Moors and Christians
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
If you regularly visit Spain during the summer then you really should at least once watch a Moors and Christians parade. This mixture of history, tradition and sheer dressing-up madness is a must for...
Food in Spain
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
From the homely tapas to the sophisticated Michelin starred restaurant, the food in Spain has something for everyone. If you think of Spanish food, what are the first images that come to mind? It...
Torrevieja Salt
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Some people think of Torrevieja as just a seaside holiday resort. In the hustle and bustle of the summer season you could be forgiven for this. However, it’s also a town with a history and salt is at...
Torrevieja's salt lakes
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Most people think of Torrevieja as primarily being a seaside resort. It’s not a package holiday destination as such but, with its prime location on the shores of the Mediterranean, it’s a popular...
Understanding insurance in Spain
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
If you buy a property in Spain then you will need to take out insurance. Insurance in Spain works very similarly to that in other European countries, more or less. You pay a Premium and, unless you...
Problems with noise in Spain
Thursday, March 2, 2017
Noisy neighbours, barking dogs, bars and restaurants playing music to the early hours. We’re often asked what can be done about noise in Spain. In this article Marina Lorente from our legal...
Traditional paella
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Jamie Oliver certainly caused a storm when he recommended that paella be made with chorizo. Eduardo Simón from the Customer Care Department at Ábaco explains what should and shouldn't be in this very...
What is carnaval?
Thursday, February 2, 2017
Carnaval, the Spanish spelling of carnival, is quite an event in many parts of Spain. It can also be something of a conundrum if you are not a native of the country. In this article we delve a little...
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