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Alan, along with Elle, is the owner of Spain Buddy. He was born in the North of England (Lancashire) and travelled extensively before eventually settling in Almería. Alan has 3 sons from the first of his 18 marriages, (Sam, Joe & Ben) who are all now adults. You can read more articles by Alan on his personal blog at and see more of his photography on his photography website as well as on Flickr and Instagram. Also, for less than the price of a cup of coffee each month you can help support Alan's photography (and get some freebies into the bargain). Click here to visit his Patreon page to find out more.


  1. Jennifer Avery
    April 5, 2016 @ 2:50 pm

    18 marraiges?? You must love cake!


    • Elle Draper
      April 5, 2016 @ 9:20 pm

      Ha ha ha Jennifer. We said 18 as a joke obviously ;)
      E x


  2. tracy
    April 5, 2016 @ 10:18 pm

    You can not fault these two. Wonderful company, fabulous hosts and hopefully great friends.
    Everyone should stay here-its wonderful!!!


  3. Hilary
    January 27, 2017 @ 8:34 pm

    Trying to find prices to stay here where are they , looks absolutely beautiful x


  4. Trisha
    January 27, 2017 @ 9:20 pm

    We would love to come and visit you both once the weather warms up a bit, we live in San fulgencio close to Alicante, watching the new program so really looking forward to coming up for a couple of nights hope to see you after if not before Easter, will keep a check on things . Trisha


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