If you are considering moving to Spain for your retirement, you are not alone. Many Britons move there after a lifetime of work so that they can spend their time in the sun – which is almost constant – relax on the beach, play golf on one of the almost endless choice of golf courses, eat the finest Spanish food along with a lot of others such as Italian, Chinese, Indian, Mexican, and many more, and generally “chill out” as the saying goes.
A great town to consider on the Mediterranean coast is Torrevieja where the cost of living is low compared with the UK, in addition to all the benefits mentioned above. One of the great things about Torrevieja is that the crime rate is very low, and it is safe to walk the streets alone, which is more than you can say for some towns in the UK.
If you are wine drinker, a mid-range bottle of wine is about £2.25, or a half litre bottle of Spanish beer is 50p. A mid-range meal at a local restaurant is about £30 for two people and a McDonald’s is £5.00. A pair of men’s real leather shoes is £40 or so and a summer dress in Zara or H & M will only set you back about £17.00. Compare that with UK prices!
There are some superb beaches in Torrevieja and the best of them are close to the town. There is a harbour and a marina, and a lot of street markets where you can buy all sorts of different things. There are also a whole variety of different things to do if you are keen on golf, tennis, swimming, horse riding, and much more. There is a ten-pin bowling centre, several cinemas, a fairground, theatre, football stadium, and even a flying club!
If you are considering a Torrevieja apartment for sale, whether as a holiday home, retirement home, or just an overseas investment property, now is an ideal time to buy. At Beckett Hanlon we have several choices for you, and they are at bargain prices because of Coronavirus. Let’s face it, life will get back to normal shortly, but many people have been put off searching for property in Spain because of the pandemic – even though it has been just as bad in the UK!
The result has been that property prices have been dropping – but of course as soon as life gets back to normal, they will rise again. In fact, simply because of Coronavirus, now is the perfect time to make that investment.