Spain, officially the Kingdom of Spain, is a sovereign State located on the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe. Its mainland is bordered to the south and east by the Mediterranean Sea except for a small land boundary with Gibraltar; to the north and northeast by France, Andorra, and the Bay of Biscay; and to the west and northwest by Portugal and the Atlantic Ocean. Along with France and Morocco, it is one of only three countries to have both Atlantic and Mediterranean coastlines. Spain’s 1,214 km (754 mi) border with Portugal is the longest uninterrupted border within the European Union. Spanish territory also includes the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean, the Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean off the African coast.
Spain has a great variety of landscapes, from mountains and lakes in the north to sandy beaches, olive groves and vineyards in the south. The drive from Burgos in the north-west to Malaga in the south-east takes you through so many different panoramas; you could be forgiven for thinking you are driving through several different countries. Daring modern architecture; amazing regional diversity; sophisticated cities; postcard beaches; fantastic weather; a sleepy countryside festooned with citrus and olive groves; delicious seafood, potato tortilla, tapas, and paella; delectable sangria, and choice rioja–all of this is Spain.
For years the south-eastern Mediterranean coast has been one of Europe’s most popular holiday destinations and is the place of choice for most North Europeans Vacation Properties For Rent Costa del Sol. However, in recent years the north-west with its craggy shores on the Atlantic is attracting a large amount of attention amongst buyers looking for more rural retreats away from the tourist hubs of the Costas – at lowest prices.
Spain has many charming and captivating religious festivals, pilgrimages, carnivals and fairs such as ‘El dia de los muertos’ and the running of the bulls. You will find yourself a part of these festivals as you are carried along by the warmth and enthusiasm of the cheering crowds – sometimes literally! Hospitality is an important tradition here, and one that has contributed greatly to the development and success of tourism infrastructure. Accommodation is plentiful, and competitively priced, if you care to shop around.
Only in the last two or three decades, and since Spain’s entry into the European Union, have things really begun to move ahead and to modernise. For those who live in the countryside however, life remains quite traditional and unchanged, blissfully so to visitors who look back to a more intimate and unspoilt village life that is long past in most countries.
People are also attracted by the relaxed and slower way of life in Spain and the culinary delights like paella and tortillas are legendary… and affordable. Overall, there are loads of reasons that Spain is the number one destination for North Europeans buying Coastal Properties For Sale in Spain.
Additionally, traveling within the country is easy: international airports are dotted throughout, and connections are very frequent; buses are reasonable, and serve destinations all over Europe; trains are fast, though pricey, and also link countries throughout Europe. You can even take a ferry to the UK, and Morocco.
People living in Spain enjoy one of the best lifestyles and quality of life in Europe, or, indeed, in the world.
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