Expats are happier in Spain!

LauraA recent survey for HSBC has revealed that Spain is the number one country for happiness among British expats. This was obviously no surprise for us at the Spain Buying Guide, but we thought this meant it was a great time to explore just what it is about Spain and its islands that makes people so happy!

Growing holiday home market boosts visitor to the Canaries

LauraRecent reports have shown that the Canary Islands have been growing in popularity this winter. Trivago, the hotel search engine, has reported that hotel searches for the Canary Islands increased by 95% this season, compared to the previous year. Holiday Hypermarket has also confirmed that they have received 72% more bookings for the Canaries as a whole than a year ago.

Planning ahead for 2016

If you are already an expat in Fuerteventura, or are thinking of buying property on the island in 2016, it will be important to take extra care in planning your finances. A key area to consider is the cost of sending money to and from Fuerte. David Comber, Senior Trader at Smart Currency Exchange, looks at some of the important economic events affecting exchange rates and how this could affect your transfers.

Celebrating the festive season Fuerteventura style!

Sally VealThe Spanish festive season essentially starts on the day of the Immaculate Conception, on 8th December, with seasonal festivities running all the way up to 6th January. There are many different celebrations that need to be considered during this time, so you will need to plan for all the logistics and costs of entertaining and celebrating the season. A large proportion of British expats return to the UK to visit family over the holiday season, but many look forward to their family and friends coming out to celebrate with them in Fuerte.

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