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GOVERNMENT ADVICE, TOURIST INFORMATION, NEWSPAPERS, ETC.

Foreign & Commonwealth Office advice & warnings
Healthcare in Spain FCO
BBC Country Profile Includes: Profile, National Holidays, Newspapers, etc.
Nation by Nation History and information on all the countries world
WorldTravelGuide.net Tourism, visa, passport requirements, travel, flights and hotel information
Lonely Planet Worldguide In country conditions - warts and all
CIA - World Factbook
Kidon Media Link Lists newspapers, radio, TV stations
US Consular Country Information Sheets Gives a detailed description of conditions
US State Dept Travel warnings
Wikipedia the free encyclopaedia
Google - Maps - Spain

NATIONAL INFORMATION

British Embassy in Spain
Euroresidentes Information related to living, working or travel in Spain.
expatica Expatica.com News and information for the international community
ExpatsInSpain.co.uk 'It is about our experiences of moving from the UK to live in Spain, the highs and the lows in settling in to a new lifestyle'
Expat Life Spain Essential Expat Information: News, Guides, Advice, Offers and Promotions
IdealSpain.com Living in Spain, moving to Spain and visiting Spain. The largest Internet guide to Spain
Insiders Abroad English speaking community with inside information and yellow pages directory for Italy, Spain, France
Just Landed simplify your life in Spain
My Spain British Expat Forum
SearchIberia.com
Spain Expat Your Resource for Living in Spain
Spanish Town Guides A complete guide through all mayor cities in Spain with info about accommodation, free time activities, maps and much more.
ThinkSpain Information about living in Spain with news & features, property, clubs, culture and channels for residents and visitors alike.
Typically Spanish Spain Information Guide,
The Local Spain's News in English
Spanish Town Guides
Spanish Tax Authority (In English)

REGIONAL INFORMATION

MADRID

Go Madrid!

COSTA BRAVA Barcelona, Blanes, Lloret de Mar, Catalunia

bcn.es website of the Barcelona city council
Casamona We can help you; Find a Flat/House in Barcelona
Barcelona Sailing School RYA tuition school, yacht charter, boat rent, bareboat skipper rental
Go Catalunya Stay, Discover, Live Catalunya - we've got Catalunya covered
Enjoy-Barcelona Barcelona apartment rent for business or leisure travel. A large selection of centrally located quality apartments and a range of additional services at sharp rates. Let us make you Enjoy-Barcelona!
Metropolitan Barcelona's Magazine in English
MotoEspana motorcycle rental and storage in Barcelona
Mum Abroad - Catalunya Kids Activities & Child Friendly Holidays Recommendations by local mums in Barcelona, Sitges, Girona, Tarragona, the Costa Brava and the Costa Daurada for childcare, education, activities and events
Way2Stay Barcelona Personal accommodation service, that will help the international traveller get the best apartments for their stay in Barcelona.
xbarcelona.com working and living in Barcelona

COSTA de VALENCIA Valencia

Inland and Coaster Trader Online English Newspaper In The Province Of Valencia, mostly inland but also on the coast including Gandia and Oliva

COSTA BLANCA Alicante, Benidorm, Murcia

Costablancaexpats.net A Website of resources to assist British expatriates on The Costa Blanca, and those thinking of joining them
Costa Blanca News
Round Town News free weekly newspaper on the Costa Blanca
The Courier Newspaper (Torrevieja) 'The Good News Paper'
The Euro Weekly News free English local newspaper
The Southern Costa Blanca Leader Newspaper

COSTA DE ALMERIA Almeria

Viva-Almeria.com Directory for properties, holidays, information

COSTA DEL SOL Malaga, Torre del Mar, Torremolenos, Fuengirola, Marbella, Estaponia

Benal-life a guide to bars restaurants and business in Benalmadena and Arroyo de la Miel
Benalmadena Visitors Guide Tourist guide for visitors to Benalmadena and Arroyo de la Miel
Euro Weekly News free English local newspaper
Granada Keys Granada travel guide featuring itineraries, monuments, hotels, pubs, museums, maps, parks and things to do by an expat in Granada
Puerto Banus, Marbella and Costa Del Sol Information Directory
Sur In English Costa del Sol newspaper
The Grapevine Axarquia region
The Olive Press Granada Province's Fortnightly News Publication
Costa Del Sol Action Group Against Unregulated Financial Advisors
Roundabout Spain The online directory on the Costa del Sol for children and families

CANARIES Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Tenerife, La Palma

eTenerife.com Tenerife information for tourists and resident expats
Tenerife forum free online community forum to chat about Tenerife life, travel, accommodation, weather, nightlife and more

BALERICS Ibiza, Mallorca, Menorca

a2zmallorca.com
Baleares.com Tourist guide of Majorca
Go Catalunya Stay, Discover, Live Catalunya - we've got Catalunya covered
Ibiza Magazine.net
Majorca Daily Bulletin
Santa Ponsa Scene Useful local information about the popular resort of Santa Ponsa on the South West coast of Mallorca.
PuertoPollensa.com Travel guide , Mallorca (Majorca)
The Euro Weekly News free English local newspaper
The Mallorca Computer Clinic Team

BANKS (For MORTGAGES see Property Page)

Barclays.es
Lloyds

CAR HIRE / AIRPORT TRANSFER / TAXI SERVICE

CarDelMar is a car hire broker in partnership with such international suppliers as Alamo, Avis and Europcar as well as local car hire agencies.
easyCar
auto-rental.net We offer discount car rental, car hire in over 5000 cities world wide

COMPANY FORMATION

Merino de la Fuente Asesores, S.L. Spain Company Formation business in Madrid, Spain: form a company and run it - accounting, tax, payroll, virtual office.

FINANCE

Expat Financial Advice in Spain Resource website for expats in Spain, including tax guides, daily charts, financial news and more.
FinanceSpain.com brings you news, guides, and information on finance matters in Spain. Connecting expats with leading, English speaking, professionals.

FOREIGN CURRENCY EXCHANGE

FC Exchange offer better rates of exchange as we buy from a plethora of investment banks in London. Transfers are free over transactions of £10,000 upwards, just a flat £10 for values beneath this threshold.
HiFX plc currency brokers, exchange rates, purchase travel money online and brokerage
TorFX independent foreign exchange specialist, competitive rates of exchange to both corporate and private clients, for international trading, buying property abroad, emigrating and other overseas payments.

FUNERAL PLANS

Golden Leaves Funeral Plans for expatriates living in Spain

INSURANCE

Ibex Insurance motor, holiday home, household, pet, marine, legal protection, travel and private medical insurance for EU expatriates based in Spain, Portugal and Gibraltar
 intasure 
Intasure
property and holiday home insurance that speaks your language
Knight Insurance Brokers S.A Insurance Services for the Expatriate Community living in Spain

LANGUAGE COURSES / TUITION (SPANISH )

BBC Learning - Spanish
AcceleratedLearning.com language course products include French, German, Spanish, Italian in audio tape or CD form
BBC Learning
Berlitz language courses for adults, kids and teens for professional and private purposes
Linguaphone is the world leader in self-study language learning products
Rosetta Stone UK language software provides language instruction for 30 different languages and is used by more than 5 million people worldwide.
Hispania is a school specializing in the teaching of Spanish to foreigners (Valencia)
Lingolex learn and practice Spanish.
Speekee Spanish for young children
EXPATS.org.uk simplified Spanish for expats
FEATURE ARTICLE How Young Expat Children Pick Up The Language Speekee

PETS

Healthypets-spain.com  Holistic dog food and cat food, pet beds for when its hot and heat pads for humans and pets alike for when the chilly months set in, we deliver to your door, even in remote areas!
TFA Logistics specialising in the movement of pets to and from Spain in partnership with most major airlines.  Offices in Malaga and Alicante.
Caraby Benidorm Boarding Kennels

RETIREMENT

Age Concern España produces a set of fact sheets, providing information in English for expatriates resident in Spain

PROPERTY , Real estate, REMOVALS, FEATURES, etc.

SATELLITE

Exclusive Satellite We cover the Costa Del Sol from Malaga to Gibraltar and Campo. From small jobs to full installations and community installations
SatSeekers Small, friendly, English run company, specialising in all your Satellite equipment needs, for receiving British TV. Costa Azahar.
Sat and PC Guy Satellite TV System Installations and Maintenance for the Costa Blanca North Calpe to Valencia and inland
Sky Television For Spain Costa Brava's Number 1 Specialising in British Sky TV.

SHOPPING

Next buy the latest fashion delivered to Europe. Clothes for women, men, and children. Lingerie, dresses, shoes, maternity clothes, and fragrances
The Food Hall English Products in Madrid

SOLICITORS

Strong Abogados is an English-speaking law firm in Barcelona providing a full range of business and real estate services to international clients. We specialize in property transactions, incorporation, accounting, VAT recovery, and payroll services.

TELECOMMUNICATIONS - TELEPHONE PROVIDERS

Telefonicainenglish.com
Spantel
ya.com

TELECOMMUNICATIONS - CHEAP RATE CALLS

DialAbroad Spain is a revolutionary instant dial service that let's you call abroad from 4 cents a minute

TELECOMMUNICATIONS - BROADBAND ADSL

Broadband in Spain Information about internet connections, ADSL, providers, monthly costs, modems, etc. on one page.
gonuts4free.com 'Free' Internet Service Provider ISP connection access Spain
SwiftBox provide satellite internet to English people anywhere in Spain.  The system works with a satellite dish for incoming data and a mobile / TRAC phone / landline or ADSL line for outgoing data.

FEATURE ARTICLES:

Going Home to the UK - but where has Home gone? The Rights Group

International Dial Code : +34
Time zone : GMT/BST +1
Mains Info : 220V

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