Living in Spain on a Budget

Living in Spain on a BudgetMoving to a new country involves a great deal of expenses, not just in purchasing a property and moving costs but many other unexpected costs that start adding up. For those interested in relocating to Spain to start a new life, there are plenty of outdoor activities which cost very little if anything at all!

Spain is a country where there are numerous activities that can be enjoyed without spending much. Andalucia in the south of Spain is a great location for activities on a small budget as the generally good weather lends itself to spend time in the great outdoors.

1) Trekking – There are plenty of locations to go walking and enjoy the stunning scenery, there are natural parks such as the Axarquia and La Subbetica which lend themselves perfectly for this. There are plenty of locations to explore as well as caves and a wealth of nature in stunning surroundings. In winter, this can be extended to more adventurous winter walks in Sierra Nevada in Granada province.

2) Mountain biking – Just like trekking, there are literally hundreds of locations to explore within Andalucia as well as the natural parks nearby. Great locations are El Chorro which is located north of Malaga city and is accessible by car as well as by train.

3) Bird Watching – There are numerous species of birds within Andalucia, especially in the Axarquia, hence why it is a very attractive location for Ornithologists.

4) The beach – One of the big reasons the Costa del Sol is famous (apart from the weather) for its blue flag sandy beaches. The Costa del Sol has 165km (approximately 100 miles) of coastline, the vast majority is sandy.

5) Painting – There are countless locations in which a painter can sit with a canvass and paint, the scenery changes on a minute by minute basis! One great spot is El Torcal which is located near Antequera.

6) Fishing – There are numerous lakes to go fishing in such as Iznajar Lake and La Vinuela. In addition to this, for those keen in river fishing, Rio Frio is located just off the A92 direction Granada, this is a very well-known spot for fishermen. There are numerous other rivers throughout the south of Spain where there is good fishing available.

As the weather constitutes such a big part of life, it is easy to see why so many people from faraway lands have “upped sticks” and moved to Andalucia to start a new life. Whilst there is no denying that times are harder than in recent years, there are still a number of activities that don’t cost much and many that don’t cost anything at all.

Even during times of political and financial uncertainty, people are still enquiring about moving and keeping a close eye on what is happening with the price of properties in Spain.