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Bienvenido! Hola and welcome to YourMovetoSpain.com. We are excited to bring to you a series of articles focusing on realising your dream and making your move to Spain.

You may be close to making the decision about buying a holiday home or even emigrating to Spain. Whatever the thought process, we will guide you through everything from investing in property to how you pay your council tax. We will be writing reviews on the best places to go, interviewing people who have made their move to Spain discussing their trials and tribulations, and bringing you up to speed with Spanish culture and latest news.

I’m Christine and I’ll be your guide having taken the journey myself. Born in New Zealand, I emigrated to England in 2005, living in the North of England for seven years, the Isle of Man for six years where I finally convinced my husband that we really needed to live somewhere warm. Irrespective of Brexit, we upped sticks and made the move to Spain and we have zero regrets, currently based out of the sunny Costa Del Sol.

Moving to a new country provides its fair share of challenges, especially when there is a new language to learn.  I just want to say, don't worry because the challenges are not insurmountable but if we knew then what we know now...  Throughout our site we intend to unravel the mysteries both culturally and financially about moving to Spain, so you are equipped with the knowledge that we didn't have. It would be fair to say we did a huge amount of research and at times were totally clueless about protocol here so we are motivated to point you in the right direction.

Finally, the spread of Covid-19 has changed the way we live and travel - possible for good. The global population is enduring some serious movement restrictions and we are not out of the woods yet, however if there is anything that Covid has taught us, it is that life is short and everything can change at a moment's notice.  It has been a time of reflection for the planet and many are waking up and realising what is important in life. Humans have also long felt the pull to travel and migrate and this will never stop. We may need to modify our approach in the future but the show must go on. So we say, follow your dreams and if one of those is to make your move to Spain then stick with us and we will help you make a smooth transition. We hope you enjoy the site.

Hasta pronto! 


If you are looking for a property in Spain, have enjoyed reading our articles and want to speak with an advisor about your next move, please feel free to email me on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your contact details and I will come straight back to you.