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Primarily our aim is to help you with tourist information on Spain but we also have strong and useful sections on moving to Spain with many interviews from expats living in Spain.

They share their experiences so you can save yourself a lot of time and trouble avoiding the problems and pitfalls of relocating to Spain that they went through.

As expats ourselves we know what it is like living in Spain and the difficulties in getting established especially with all the bureaucracy.

We also have advice on things such as, what you should do once you arrive i.e. the legalities, dealing with paperwork, visas, cars, utilities etc.

Spain has such a fantastic climate and is made for the outdoors lifestyle.

With a well-funded modern national health system and a good private health system, Spain is definitely the place to retire to.

There is an abundance of activities such as golf and tennis to enjoy as well as the beaches and mountains, not to mention the history, culture, sights and attractions in the big cities such as Madrid, Barcelona and Seville.


Where we do suggest caution is if you are a young family intending on moving to Spain.

If you don’t speak any Spanish (and even if you do) economically Spain is a disaster right now.

You will definitely need to read our major work and jobs in Spain section which gives you an idea of what job opportunities there are, especially if you are an English-speaking person.

There is also good advice on work rules and regulations and help if you are a student looking for a summer job in Spain.

Our property section has the market covered whether you are looking to buy a villa or apartment in Spain. We personally are great fans of renting first by taking out a long-term rental to try before you buy.

We also offer a new service where we are comparing the best prices for insurances in Spain and giving you the cheapest quotations we have been able to find on the market – why not get a quote using our Spain Made Simple Car Insurance service now?

Be sure to join our email newsletter list to get regular job updates, exclusive news etc – We have just published the latest newsletter on the Spain Made Simple website.

To see the latest controversial opinions on life in Spain, summary of news from Spain, more latest jobs, currency outlook from our expert, and much more – just click the link below:

These are the major sections on our website:

Costa Blanca Tourist Information

costa-blanca-viewsWe live in Javea on the northern Costa Blanca of Spain midway in-between Valencia airport and Alicante airport.

It is a green mountainous region with popular former fishing villages, now beach resorts such as Denia, Moraira, Calpe and mass package-holiday destination  Benidorm.

Further south beyond Alicante it becomes flatter, more arid with many golf courses and resorts such as Torrevieja, Villamartin and Cabo Roig, all popular with expats especially Brits.

Costa Calida Tourist Information

South of the Costa Blanca is the Costa Calida with the major city being Murcia. There are some good sandy beaches. Popular resorts include La Manga and Mazarron.

Costa de Almeria Tourist Information

Heading south to the dry and hot region of Costa de Almeria you will find a region that in places is desert. Popular beach resorts include Mojacar and Vera Playa.

Costa del Sol Tourist Information

At the very south of Spain we have the most popular coast for tourism.

Of course Spain is not all about the mainland. Some of the islands are incredibly popular tourist destinations and also good places to try find work.

The Balearic Islands are not far off the eastern coast so the weather will be more or less comparable to the city of Valencia.

Ibiza is famous as the place to go clubbing or partying but many people are unaware just how pretty and unspoilt most of the island is. Some of the beaches and turquoise waters compare to the Caribbean as does neighbouring Formentera which you can only reach by ferry.

Majorca (Mallorca) is the largest of the Balearic islands with the capital city being upmarket Palma although most young job seekers and nightlife seekers head for built-up Magaluf.

For some of the best beaches in Spain and for peace and quiet head to the smaller version of Mallorca which is Menorca.

The Canary Islands are a group of seven islands belonging to Spain just off the African coast.

All our tourism pages have maps, flight info, insider tips, car hire comparison tools and recommendations on the best places to stay and eat.

The navigation column to the right has links to the main sections with links to our pages.

The site is growing rapidly and is regularly updated with fresh and unique content about Spain so please bookmark us, link to us or add us to your favourites so you can visit us again.


  1. Dear sir or madam,

    My name is Bo Korenhof, i’m 29 years old and i am from Holland.
    I work for a shoe company, named: Ziengs schoenen as an assistant buyer.

    This summer i went to Malaga for a holiday and i immediatly fal in love with this beautiful city.
    For the first in my life, i would love to step out of my comfort zone and do something completely new. From the moment i got home, i knew i wanted to come back, to live and work here for a few months.

    Im looking for a job especially in the tourism business. As a host, bookingagent, contactperson, administration and anything else what needs to be done etc.
    But then again i will take any job which come on my path.

    I see myself as a business and people person; who learns quick, is not affraid to work hard and my English is very well.

    Do you have any options for me?

    I looking forward to hearing from you.

    Best regards,

    Bo Korenhof
    Weiersloop 2a
    9401 DZ Assen

    • In connection with the announcement of job that I found on the website would suggest my person for the position of Chef.
      I am sure that I can handle it well at work on w / in position. I am a young, communicative, has me good organization of work, courtesy and kindness toward others. Considered to be a resourceful person, friendly. My advantage is prior experience with the hotel industry and catering, both in Poland and abroad. Considered to be a resourceful person, friendly, and energetic and very hard-working and, above all characterized by an irresistible desire to deepen my knowledge.

  2. maria martinez pamies says:

    Hola buenos dias
    vendo una finca con casa de campo preciosa a buen precio, para una venta rapida
    ya que necesito venderla.
    os puedo informacion, fotos?

    gracias y un saludo

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  3. Andy Stokes says:

    Hi, i am an english chef with over 25 years experience working in fresh food led restaurants and bars, i have steady knowledge of various styles of cuisine. I am moving to leon , northern spain at the beginning of February and am looking for work. I am happy to be kitchen help etc just looking to earn enough to live on ! Pretty sure i would be of great use to any kitchen so if anyone is interested please contact me on and i will send a cv or if anyone knows of someone that is looking for the bargain of the year then please get in touch! Hope to hear from you, Regards Andy Stokes

  4. kevin kelly says:

    hola my name is kevin kelly i live in ireland ive 30 years as a cuidador and was looking for a similar job in gran canaria ive little spanish but willing to learn please contact me

  5. debra lamb says:

    hi my name is debra lamb
    I am moving to calpe in april and I am wondering if theres any job vacancies about
    I am nvq level 3 in care and have also done various other jobs including head receptionist retail assistant cleaner
    I am a hard worker and would love the chance to prove myself
    my email address is
    if you have any offers please email me and I would be happy to send my c.v
    hope to hear from you soon thank you in advance

  6. Hi looking for work in the Malaga area i am a Breakfast / Grill chef but i will consider any work in hospitality. Hubby looking for a job as a car mechanic

  7. Hello!
    My name is Karolina and i’m an american/spanish actress. I was actually born in Mallorca so i speak fluent catalan, spanish and english. I’m looking for a summer job in mallorca as an actress or anything related.
    Thank you very much!

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