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Moving to Spain

Posted: Mon Apr 8, 2019 11:50pm
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Gday I am Mark

I live in Australia and will be retiring about this time next year.  I have been researching places throughout Europe to live; basically so I can

access cheap travel and explore Europe.  I have narrowed it down to somewhere in Andalucía and at the moment I am favouring the Competa area.  It basically ticks most of my boxes in terms of whether, wine, food, walks and it is reasonably close to major facilities in Malaga.   In the    upcoming months I will be developing a good knowledge of the housing markets with a view to purchasing around April 2020.  I will also use this site to explore and research the many questions I need answered.

Jan thanks heaps for setting up this Forum.


Tue Sep 24, 2019 2:07pm

Posts: 1

Location: Calahonda

Posted: Tue Sep 24, 2019 2:07pm

Hi we will be moving from UK to Spain hopefully January 20. Although already purchased home we will be redecorating etc before we move. We will be back and forth from UK to Spain until this time


Wed Sep 25, 2019 8:07pm

Posts: 68

Location: Frigiliana

14 helpful posts

Posted: Wed Sep 25, 2019 8:07pm

Not for me, miles up , I’m sure a nice little community, but long way from the coast, somewhere further down but in the country, v. Cut off up there, but only my opinion!!


Tue Oct 1, 2019 1:28pm

Posts: 36

Location: Cómpeta

3 helpful posts

Posted: Tue Oct 1, 2019 1:28pm

We are not cut off at all up here in Competa, we have a lovely village and have access to everything. 

OK we only have 3 buses a day (more in the Summer months)


Tue Oct 1, 2019 1:29pm

Posts: 36

Location: Cómpeta

3 helpful posts

Posted: Tue Oct 1, 2019 1:29pm

Fire away with your questions, I am sure we can answer them for you.



Mon Oct 7, 2019 9:24am

Posts: 6

Location: Marbella

Posted: Mon Oct 7, 2019 9:24am

I´m just asking... but why Cómpeta?

Is a very beautiful village, but it is a little bit far from the airport (1h aprox) if you want to plan to explore Europe.


Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:11pm

Posts: 2

Location: Casabermeja

Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:11pm

Hi there

I have been to Competa for holidays and it is a beautiful place and although some people feel that it is too far from the airport and the sea, I disagree.  For an Australian you will be used to things not being on your doorstep as you live in such a big country and having a drive and keeping off the motorways you will find the most beautiful, quaint villages.  Just don't buy a huge car as you might be scraping it, some of the streets are very narrow.

I am moving from England to a small village in the Malaga region very soon, the sale is going through at the moment and am scared and excited at the same time.  Everyone is saying that you must learn the language, so you have the time to do it now, start now if you haven't already.  

I know Australia a little as my Son lives there, in Brisbane.  It is a beautiful country and again when travelling we keep off the motorways and take the long road to wherever we are going.  We took three days to get from Coffs Harbour to Sydney and saw some lovely sights and met some lovely people, everyone was friendly.

Anyway, good luck with the house hunting.

C x

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