Spain is consistently ranked one of the top travel destinations in the world, if you’re considering traveling there in winter we will give you some interesting information about our country.
Spanish´s climate is fantastic with averaging 137 days of sunshine, compared to other European countries, for example in the UK they have an average of 52 days each year.
There are some microclimate places in Spain that have mild weather all year round which is extremely beneficial for your health and longevity of its inhabitants.
In this article we will explain the main advantages that Spain offers to spend the winters taking into account the current price increases such as energy and other basic services: fuel, food, internet…
Why should I spend the winter in Spain?
The climate is one of the fundamental factors of why foreigners visit and spend time in our country, as well as because of the wonderful places, the people and the cost of living here.
Below we give you some interesting information to spend the winters in Spain depending on its different months:
With Christmas on the horizon and festive spirits at an all-time high, December in Spain is almost as lively and exciting as summer.
Plus, thanks to the country’s size and variety of climate, you can have any type of holiday you want in December – from ski trips to beach breaks, and everything in-between.
To get into the holiday spirit, head to Barcelona or Seville, where you’ll find some the most delightful Christmas markets in Europe.
Pay a visit to the city of Malaga and you’ll see a seriously impressive display of fairy lights on the main street, which draws thousands of spectators to the city centre every evening in December to watch it become illuminated.
December marks the beginning of ski season in Granada, with the snow-capped Sierra Nevada opening up to skiers and snowboarders alike.
And historic Zaragoza in northeast Spain is a great place to stay while visiting the nearby ski resorts in the Pyrenees.
January is a fine time to visit Spain. Since it’s outside of peak tourist season, you’ll likely get more bang for your buck no matter which region you go to, as hotel room rates and restaurant prices go down across the country after the Christmas holiday.
There are plenty of good reasons to visit Spain in February, including some lively carnival parties in Cadiz and the Canary Islands to celebrate the beginning of Lent.
This is the month when things begin to warm up in Spain.
The sea may not be quite warm enough to swim in – even the Mediterranean – but walking on the beach should be pleasant around this time of year.
Plus, there are lots of cultural events and festivals to experience in March, including Valencia’s unique Las Fallas festival in mid-March.
During this riotous week, the city is -quite literally – set ablaze with fireworks, gunpowder and bonfires, while live music and a healthy dose of satire give the festival a fun and humorous touch.
The main event sees hundreds of ninots (dolls made from papier-mache, wood or cardboard) set alight in a mass fire called La Cremà (the burning).
Where is the best place to live in Spain in winter?
Any of the destinations on our coast and in general anywhere in our country can be a wonderful place to spend a happy winter. Here is some information about the places where winter is warmest and most attractive:
The Costa del Sol
The Costa del Sol is one of the most important tourist areas in Spain, especially for people flying in from the U.K. and one of the best places to retire to if you’re seeking beaches and warm weather. The Costa del Sol has more than 1.3 million inhabitants, a large community of expats and English speakers that are spread throughout the area, which is located in the Malaga region, from the luxurious Puerto Banús in Marbella, to the bustling beaches of Nerja, Benalmadena and Fuengirola. The Costa del Sol is perfect for the people who want a lively and active lifestyle – especially for those who enjoy a round of golf, given the province’s fame as home to some of the top golf courses in Spain and Europe.
This is also one of the best places if you want to spend a winter in Spain. Due to its coastline which offers that much relaxing beach lifestyle which comes with almost an year amount of sunshine. Alicante is a cosmopolitan area with almost everything that any person needs such as beautiful scenes from its beaches, shops, and magnificent nightlife moments.
Mallorca Island is no doubt one of the best places to live in Spain. The fact that it is an island makes it suitable for the people who want a change from that city life. It has got beautiful scenery, amazing nightlife, excellent shopping scene and sandy beaches.
The island’s temperatures are warm with small seasonal variations due to its sub-tropical climate. The islands are vibrant with visitors, making it the choice of many
Their beautiful scenery of beaches, mountains, and tourist attractions such as National parks makes it the perfect destination for people looking for relaxation and peaceful environments.
Is energy cheaper in Spain than in the UK?
Utilities in Spain are in relation to the cost of living in Spain, they are, in general, cheap and of good quality.
At this time, due to the serious energy crisis that all of Europe is suffering, it is very difficult to say that energy is cheaper in Spain than in the UK, but we can assure you that due to our climate, the hours of sunlight and the cost of life will not require heavy use of heating and electricity for your home and you will end up saving a lot of money on this.
Will I be able to get internet easily during my stay in Spain?
Having a reliable internet connection at home is increasingly essential. Thankfully, Spain has a good internet network; although your options regarding download speeds will largely depend on where you live. Spanish connections are typically fiber-optic cables (fiber), becoming an increasingly popular and accessible choice.
In more rural locations, you may need to explore air-fibre internet options to ensure good connectivity.
When signing up for an broadband package, make sure you find the right package for the needs of you and your family.
Are there service providers specialized in British?
In order to choose the best service provider we advise you to choose those according to your needs, Tiekom is a telecom and services provider focus on the expats living in Spain. Your home will be fully equipped with the best broadband, mobile and other services.. All with the best quality and personalized attention in your language.
Feel at home living in Spain
Spain is a fantastically well-developed country with an excellent standard of living. The cost of living there is low compared to other European countries, the friendly locals and breezy lifestyle are excellent for spending a season.
So if you’re thinking of somewhere nice and sunny to spend the winter, then you might want to stay in Spain.
Remember also that at Tiekom we are happy to help you and to make your life easier here. Check our services for foreigners in Spain.