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Do not overpay for your house in Spain!

The currency exchange rate offered to you by your bank could be up to 2% worse than what you will receive by international money transfer services -

Be sure to check those out before you transfer money abroad.

Spain News in English View all

Indian government to donate Gandhi statue to Adeje

Indian government to donate Gandhi statue to Adeje

The Indian government has pledged to donate a sculpture of Mahatma Gandhi to the Tenerife town of Adeje.…

The people of Vélez-Blanco

This evening (August 18 2017) the people of Vélez-Blanco were celebrated in the unveiling of Alan’s ongoing project to photograph our neighbours within this friendly…

Arboleas gets Innovacion 14 approval

This week Arboleas became the first town to receive Innovacion 14, a move that was approved unanimously by the Urban Commission at the Junta de…

Tossa de Mar rewards tourist

The Belgian tourist Marcel Ceulemans received today a diploma in recognition of his tourist loyalty to Tossa de Mar. The presentation was to recognise his…

Costa Women charity summer party 2017

The 6th annual Costa Women Charity Summer Party was held on July 6th at the exclusive Avanto Restaurante in La Cala de Mijas.…

Festival de Música de Renacentista y Barroca de Vélez-Blanco 2017

A year after we moved to this gorgeous town, we are looking forward to our second Festival de Música de Renacentista y Barroca de Vélez-Blanco.…

“Europe is laughing at the Brits,” says Thomas Cook executive

“Europe is laughing at the Brits,” says Thomas Cook executive

Thomas Cook CEO, Peter Fankhauser, said yesterday that “Europe is laughing at the Brits, but…

Siam Park is voted best water park in the world for 2017

Siam Park is voted best water park in the world for 2017

Big news for Tenerife this morning as Siam Park is voted the best water park…

Hundreds of children enjoy Huércal-Overa Summer Party

Hundreds of children enjoy Huércal-Overa Summer Party

Hundreds of children attended and enjoyed the Huércal-Overa Summer Party on June 27 2017. But…

Adeje Summer University celebrates 25 years

Adeje Summer University celebrates 25 years

This year the Adeje Summer University celebrates 25 years since it first opened its doors…

Music in Tenerife – Summer 2017

Music in Tenerife – Summer 2017

Those looking to combine a sunny beach break with great music in Tenerife are in…

Samaritans Summer Fayre

Samaritans Summer Fayre

On Saturday June 17 2017, Samaritans in Spain held their annual Samaritans Summer Fayre and…

Knitted Knockers Galore From Sol Yoga Centre

Knitted Knockers Galore From Sol Yoga Centre

The owner of the Sol Yoga Centre, Maya Bamford, based in La Cinta, Arboleas was…

Food and Drink in Spain / Easy Spanish Recipes View all

Croquertilla recipe (and background)

Croquertilla recipe (and background)

We are proud to introduce you to a new sensation in Spain. The Croquertilla®.  This croquertilla recipe will enable you to…

The Spain Buddy Rosado Spritzer recipe

The Spain Buddy Rosado Spritzer recipe

The Spain Buddy Rosado Spritzer is probably what I drink the most of when at home. It’s refreshing and light, and…

World Tapas Day 2017: Spain Buddy winners announced.

World Tapas Day 2017: Spain Buddy winners announced.

Today is World Tapas Day 2017 and that means that we can now announce the winners of our “Favourite Tapa” competition…

Almogrote recipe – a taste of the Canaries

Almogrote recipe – a taste of the Canaries

The almogrote recipe will enable you to enjoy one of the lesser known flavours of the Canary Islands. Imagine a cheesy…

Win a Spain Buddy recipe book

Win a Spain Buddy recipe book

In this latest competition, you can win a Spain Buddy recipe book. Simply pick your favourite tapas dish from the list below to be in with a chance to win.…

Albondigas recipe version 1

Albondigas recipe version 1

Albondigas are Spanish meatballs, often served as tapas, and usually smothered in a tasty tomato sauce. I like to spice mine up a little – so here’s one of the…

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Instagram competition – July 2017 winner

Instagram competition – July 2017 winner

We are currently running an Instagram competition. August’s is now well underway but we thought you may like to see July’s winner too!…

Ssshhh… don’t tell Alan!

10k followers on Facebook

We’re not lucky to live in Spain

Celebrity Features View all

Learning Spanish View all

The Spain Buddy Spanish language survey results

The Spain Buddy Spanish language survey results

A couple of weeks ago we posed this question to readers of our website “How good…

Shops and shopping View all

Spend and exchange £ and € easily with a Revolut card!

Spend and exchange £ and € easily with a Revolut card!

Having recently been introduced to the Revolut card and app we can’t sing its praises highly…

Paperwork in Spain View all

No excuses for benefit fraud

No excuses for benefit fraud

A Briton who lived in Mazarrón, in southwest Spain, and claimed that being penniless and homeless…

Latest holiday rental View all

No 9 – Two bedroom modern townhouse in Palomares, Costa Almeria

No 9 – Two bedroom modern townhouse in Palomares, Costa Almeria

Our lovely townhouse is in the village of Palomares, on the Costa Almeria. The area is…