If you’re looking for a starter holiday home, apartments for sale in Spain offer tremendous value for money. Investing in an apartment is the best way to take the plunge, in buying an overseas Spanish property. Spain is one of the most visited destinations by foreign tourists, with approximately 82 million of us visiting each year. Why do we choose Spain? Blistering sunshine, picturesque beaches and its ideal for families, couples and groups of friends to go to. It’s basically a one stop destination that has something for everyone. Apartments in Spain for sale are in all the top resorts offering stylish accommodation suitable for solo buyers, couples and families.
Why buy an apartment in Spain?
The advantage of buying your own apartment in Spain is endless holidays whatever time of year and whenever you need to escape the daily grind. It’s just a matter of sorting out your flights, getting on the plane and you’re on your way to a few days or weeks of relaxation. Affordable Spanish apartments are found in traditional, modern styles and designs covering every budget. Sometimes families buy several apartments together in a block of apartments, so they can holiday together, but have their own space. This is a great way of maintaining your own privacy but allowing you time away in the sun with loved ones. Begin your Spain search for a property today!
What are the apartments in Spain like?
There are various sizes of Spanish property including studios, one bedroom, two bedroom, up to a three bedroom apartment. Usually, more than three bedrooms are duplex apartments in Spain for sale, and offer lots more living space with around four bedrooms. If that is not big enough opt for penthouses for sale in Spain which are sprawling apartments usually over two floors, and serve up a large living room with at least four bedrooms. These apartments offer magnificent sea views of the sparkling Mediterranean Sea, gorgeous beaches and coastline, often within walking distance.
Luxury apartments in Spain
Luxury apartments for sale in Spain are something else! They offer different layouts and different amenities on complexes, however, the following is fairly standard for most luxurious Spanish apartments. They generally start from three bedrooms upwards and offer luxurious interiors serving up stunning sea views in the most sought after locations in Spain. Some are set in fishing villages, or on hillsides overlooking the Med with panoramic views of Spain’s beautiful coastline. If you want an exclusive apartment in Spain for sale this is the one you need to choose, it has to be luxury all the way. These amazing properties are not cheap, you wouldn’t expect them to be would you! And as the saying goes, “you get what you pay for” For those of you who can afford the price tags that come with these elite penthouses for sale in Spain, you are in for a treat.
Ultra large living spaces in the living room and dining area plus, bedrooms with huge terraces, serve up spectacular picturesque views. Large double sized bedrooms with built in wardrobes and en-suite bathrooms are the norm. Floor to ceiling windows allows light to flood in to the apartment, bringing in cloudless skies and the blue hues of the Mediterranean Sea views. Would you like a Jacuzzi on your private terrace? You can have it, in most luxury apartments in Spain for sale, a private Jacuzzi is standard. Imagine a relaxing evening in your Jacuzzi in absolute privacy, pure bliss! The kitchens are sleek in design with high quality fixtures and fittings and modern appliances and a dining area. The bathrooms offer space with modern bathroom suites and luxury fittings. The master bedroom may have a large separate dressing room offering spacious storage areas. Generally, garages are provided with room for parking with a couple of parking spaces put to one side for you. There are also handy storage areas where you can keep your belongings.
What are the complexes in Spain like?
The complexes themselves offer extensive landscaped gardens, some have fountains and seating areas where one can meet with friends. There are large communal swimming pools and children’s swimming pools with terraces for sunbathing and relaxing. There are sandy beach like areas within the complexes. Some complexes may have exclusive club houses for owners also. Often there are beaches, upmarket bars and eateries and sports facilities including golf courses, all within walking distance.
Some complexes are small and cosy with not even a swimming pool on site, possibly because it’s very close to a beach. These complexes are inexpensive to maintain and the communal fees are minimal. It all depends what you are looking for in facilities. If you like to socialise and meet other owners or you want your children to make friends, always choose a complex with lots going on. This can also make letting you apartment out more attractive. Mostly you will find that complexes are close to beaches and marinas - la marine as the Spanish say! Plus an array of shops, bars, restaurants and attractions, including historical sights. Once you have chosen your preferred resort it’s easy from there to choose the right Spanish property for sale for you and keep in mind, if you decide to let your apartment out, consider what holiday makers are looking for in a holiday destination. I’m sure you will have plenty of bookings, remember, a swimming pool is a must!
Whichever property type you choose in your Spain search, you can be assured it will provide a delightful holiday home or permanent residence. If you are interested buying apartments in Spain as an investment, you couldn’t pick a better country or property type. These properties can be let out and will provide high yield profitable returns. Spain has tourists visiting throughout the year, yes the summer season is most popular but, with its Mediterranean climate the country attracts visitors year round.
What is the weather like in Spain?
The southern east coast is where the temperatures get high, plus the Balearic Islands. Spring and autumn times are pleasant and are a great time for sightseeing. The summers are excellent for beach holidays and making the most of the glorious sun. As the winters are mild, escaping to Spain means you can enjoy pleasant temperatures away from the bitter cold of winters. Spring times, the temperatures are around 20°C with the summer months reaching a high in August of 30°C or more. The coolest months of January and February averages 17°C.
Golfing in Spain
Golf is a popular pastime in Spain and golf enthusiasts flock to the different locations across Spain, where there are superb championship golf courses. The weather is a massive attraction for golfers who descend on Spain to play their favourite sport and it’s not only golf they go to play. All forms of sports are available such as tennis and horse riding, the list goes on and on, plus a wide selection of watersports too, of course.
Why should I buy an apartment in Spain?
Whilst there are plenty of good hotels in Spain, you often find tourists opting to stay in a private property. Depending on the size of your party, depends on the property types you opt to stay in. If there are a group of people you can either choose a large four bedroom duplex or penthouse, or you could book several apartments within the same block. This means you are on the same complex and also have privacy. Apartments in Spain are a great purchase for those who want to invest in real estate.
If you are thinking about buying an apartment for sale in Spain as a holiday home, you can use it yourself and let it out when it’s free. This way you get the full benefit from your investment, a holiday home and you have a tidy income coming in too. This income will help you greatly with the yearly communal fees that you will need to pay for your apartment on a complex. This fee is split between all owners on the complex and covers communal cleaning, gardening, lighting, swimming pool costs such as cleaning and pool chemicals. If the complex is large you may also find there is a communal gym, children’s area, small shop for essentials and café or bar area.
Management companies offer a reliable service for looking after your property. They can make bookings, clean before arrivals and after departures, provide a welcome pack and check your property for any breakages. Obviously, if you are not there, you need this service and there will be a fee, but it’s worth it for your property to be looked after. If you decide to make the bookings yourself just remember to add on a returnable fee, if there are no damages or breakages. If you want your apartment checked once a week or each month, they can provide this service too.
When we go on holiday we feel better for a number of reasons. Firstly, we are away from our stressful lives and work commitments. Secondly, we can relax and unwind in a chilled atmosphere. Last but not least the sunshine and Mediterranean environment offer us much needed escapism. We spend our days on the beach, sightseeing, eating al fresco, discovering a delicious Mediterranean diet and we can’t help but feel great. Now, if that’s how we feel on a two week holiday, imagine having this feeling as often as possible by owning your own real estate for sale in Spain – food for thought isn’t it!
What is Spain like?
There are some amazing resorts in Spain and the most popular are found on the south eastern coast of mainland Spain and also on the Balearic Islands. Spain is one of the most popular destinations for holidays especially for the Brits, who wants sunshine and safe beaches for the little ones. Many of the resorts have safe, clean beaches with good facilities and these have been awarded the converted Blue Flag award. This prestigious award is given to help families choose the best resorts and beaches which are most suitable for families with young children. Often, the waters here are gently shelving allowing small children to paddle in safety. When looking for your ideal Spanish apartment for sale, look for Blue Flag beaches as a bonus to your holiday home. The Costa del Sol is a firm favourite, in saying that the Costa Blanca and Costa Calida are too. Costa Blanca is in the province of Alicante and it is a bustling city, this where you will find Los Montesinos, which is a traditional Spanish town.
How do I get to Spain?
Spain is a popular destination because it’s a short haul flight from the UK. Daily flights from the UK and a whole host of other countries, arrive to all areas of Spain but mainly to the south east coast and the Balearic Islands. The Costa del Sol, Costa Calida (southern Spain) and Costa Blanca are popular coastal destinations, along with Majorca and Ibiza which are part of the Balearic Islands off the coast of the mainland.
From London, UK to Costa del Sol is only a two hour and thirty minutes direct flight. You may think flying to the Balearics Islands take longer, but a good ten minutes is shaved from the journey. As these resorts have many international airports, you will find that most transfers are usually an hour or less.
Choosing to invest in an Espana apartment, duplex, penthouse or a luxury apartment for sale in Spain, offers you the chance to enhance and enrich your lifestyle for the better. You, your family and friends will benefit from many holidays throughout the year and long weekend breaks whenever you get the chance. For now it’s a holiday home, but maybe later on, it’s somewhere you could retire too or spend vast amounts of time in. Prices are affordable and will fit most budgets, if you want to buy but feel apprehensive about it, buying a Spanish property, especially an apartment, is a smaller investment to make. Once you have bought, you will enrich your lifestyle forever.