Spain has more to offer than just sun, sea and sand!


VillajoyosaWe all love a holiday in Spain, am I right? But lets be honest, the majority of us go for a top up of vitamin C and a good tan top-up. Knowing that you have a holiday home to turn to and escape the dreary British weather is definitely a comfort, but what about Spain’s cooler months?

It’s a shame to not make the most of your home abroad all year round, but beyond making a trip to go soak up the sun, you may have found yourself thinking, what else is there to do out there?

Well, with an open mind and an eagerness to explore, you will soon find that some areas have much more to offer. Consider activities that don’t need sunshine for you to have some fun! Spain has plenty of choice when it comes to golf resorts, spas and great restaurants. These can be available all year-round.

It’s also worth bearing in mind when investing in a holiday home, that it has adequate heating. It’s possible to find properties with air conditioning units that will heat, as well as cool, the building.

Taylor Wimpey España, the Spanish homebuilding company, has years of experience providing overseas homes to expats. Sales and Marketing Director Marc Pritchard has shared his experience with Spanish properties: “Buying a holiday home that can be used in every season is about looking at the whole package.

“Buying somewhere that’s booming in the summer, then spending the Christmas holidays there – and trying to pull together festive feasts from a minimally stocked local store – doesn’t always make for the treasured memories that people are looking for!

“While the peace of deserted towns over the winter months appeals to some buyers, those with young children – and, indeed, older children – may well struggle to entertain them off season in the wrong area! Buyers should therefore consider carefully what will be available to them in their preferred location outside of the summer months.”

The company has found that the coastal town of Villajoyosa can tick a lot of boxes for those looking for a year-round balance. There are many restaurants to choose from that offer local cuisine. A weekly market also takes place, as well as an almost daily fish market. On top of that, there is the most fabulous chocolate museum that offers free tours, including samples! Valor Museo Del Chocolate is currently fourth on TripAdvisor’s list of things to do in Villajoyosa.

Whatever your decision for location, don’t forget to ensure that you take out cover for your home abroad. If you are in need of a quote for Overseas Property Insurance, visit our website today.

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