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Hey everyone,

What is your favorite sea side Spanish town/city? And why?

I am thinking more of a place to go to on vacation, not necessarily live there.

For those that have bought, how was the process? How is it now as an owner (renting/leaving vacant while not there, paying for upkeep or doing it yourself, etc.)?

It seems to be affordable but can anyone comment on the overall costs in their experience?

Looking forward to what people have to say.

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None, we prefer to live in the mountains. I lived on both US coasts when growing up as well as when a younger adult owned a bar in Galveston. For me the seaside is only good for fishing. The last ten years of my career was spent skiing in the mountains of Wyoming, near Park City, Utah. Pure serenity! The Brits love the beaches because of the crappy weather in the UK. The beaches are however a good place to see topless women!
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Las Palmas de Gran Canaria for me, I first arrived there in 1962, on a Shell oil tanker from Trinidad in the Caribbean, for me this place has always been special.

Las Palmas has a climate of eternal springtime, the people are extremely hospitable, the living costs are cheaper than many other places.

However I don't live there, it was our first choice, but then we found El Hierro, but here is another story………….
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If you can choose a time when the weather is going to be good (they get a lot of rain), then San Sebastián in the Pais Vasco. I went there on holiday and loved it. Beautiful scenery, wonderful beaches right in the town, interesting historic centre, great restaurants and shops, everything a person could want!

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It really depends what you are looking for.

Personally, I love El Campello (just north of Alicante). It has wonderful beaches. Good transport links to Alicante and Benidorm (and places in between).

Although it is on the Costa Blanca it still has a Spanish feel (there are a few English bars, but not many).

There a a few hotels and lots of apartments to rent.
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For me - without doubt - its got to be San Martin del Sella 'up north' in my hometown
Principality of Asturias. Besides it being a 'picture postcard' former fishing village
and seaside town on the Asturian coast. There's some right characters and goings on
in the village, I can tell you.

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For holidays I like the villages just north of (and including) Tossa de Mar on the Costa Brava, and also Ciutadella in Menorca. Palma de Mallorca is nice as well. They are all relatively unspoilt and I'm a sucker for pine cladded coves.
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I like Maro / Nerja area. Beautiful

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I`ve just read an article that very attractive describes Costa del Maresme.
A few quotes:
— Costa del Maresme has three main advantages that make it stand out compared to other Spanish “costas”. Firstly, it’s a great location as the towns here are just half an hour away from the second biggest city in Spain, Barcelona...
... the second advantage is the railway along the coast that connects all the towns with Barcelona...
... the third advantage — the climate. Compared to the South, up here it’s not that dry or hot. The region is very green, comfortably hot in summer and not cold in winter, but it does rains sometimes. Thanks to the climate, fruit is harvested three times a year — that’s how it got its nickname: the “Fruit Coast”. Besides that, people from Northern Europe adjust better to this climate than that in the South of Spain.
If you are interested, full article - https://tranio.com/traniopedia/tips/...and_city_life/

There are a lot of wonderful places and from my point of view the best way is to arrange a trip and see lots of them during your vacation as I did in Germany, France and Holland.

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It really depends what you are looking for.

Personally, I love El Campello (just north of Alicante). It has wonderful beaches. Good transport links to Alicante and Benidorm (and places in between).

Although it is on the Costa Blanca it still has a Spanish feel (there are a few English bars, but not many).

There a a few hotels and lots of apartments to rent.
Yes, a lovely peaceful resort. Neighbouring Playa San Juan is also good and I also like Villajoyosa. Such a contrast with the ghastly Benidorm just a few miles north!
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