Living in Andalucía

Living and loving Andalucia © Michelle Chaplow
Living in Andalucia

Living in Andalucia

As an expatriate in Andalucía you will need much of the same information any Spaniard might need upon moving to this region. However, as a foreigner you'll also have many specific needs - especially regarding culture, language and integration issues.

Relocating to Andalucía in itself is a monumental leap. Living that international lifestyle can be so much easier when information and resources are shared, avoiding common pitfalls and giving you more time to relax and unwind.

Each of the following links will take you to a body of information designed specifically to make your new life in Spain as easy as possible.

Animals & Pets Beauty
Animal treatment in Andalucia is an issue that baffles many foreigners. Read about the factors contributing to this situation and also find pet-related articles with answers to your questions about parasites, veterinarians, travel and more.
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Moving to southern Spain will not mean sacrificing your traditional beauty secrets. In fact, you might add a few tricks to your bag.
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Birth British Connections
Andalucia is a healthy place to give birth to a baby. Here veteran mums share their experiences with pertinent advice for mothers to be.
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You can enjoy the best of both worlds by living in Andalucia and still satsifying that craving for home.
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Bureaucracy Cars & Motoring
This can be the hardest part for many who relocate to this area. However, with a little insider's advice, it doesn't have to be so painful.
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Find here articles of interest to both EU and Non-EU drivers living in .
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Charities Christmas
Becoming involved with local charities is an excellent way to contribute to your new community - and make many new friends in the process.
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Discover the  elements of Chrismas Andalucia style with all the seasonal ambience, lights, markets, special food and other trappings.
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Consumer Issues

Cost-cutting

You've said goodbye to the product names you spent a lifetime getting to know. And you've entered a place where the rules of the consumer game might be slightly different.
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Whether you hope to live in Andalucia on a shoestring, or you'd just like to save some money, this is where you will find ideas - some of which only the natives know.
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Data Protection

Dry Cleaners

Every organisation should be aware of data protection laws in Spain.
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In a nation that prides itself for personal cleanliness, dry cleaning services are a vital service that can be found in most Andalucian towns.
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Food & Gastronomy

Family Resources

Find here an entire section on the food and gastronomy of Andalucia. Recipes and   tapas plus basic foodstuffs and ingredients to celebrity chefs and a restaurant guide. Many of these recipes focus on using locally produced ingredients.
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Mothers, fathers, children and young adults will find loads of family-oriented information here.
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Family Tourism

Funerals in Spain

There is plenty family fun with children in Andalucia.
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There is no cure for birth and death, save to enjoy the interval," wrote the Spanish-born philosopher, George Santayana.
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Gay Andalucia

Getting Married

Lists of gay clubs throughout Andalucia as well as contacts for organisations that provide useful services within the local and regional gay communities.
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Civil and religious marriages between foreigners or a foreigner and a Spanish national are possible in Spain.
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Insurance

Interpreters
There are a variety of policies you might need to consider while living in Spain.
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All genres of interpretation are available in this part of the world
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Lifestyle & Health Courses

Moving House

An extensive range of lifestyle courses are offered in Andalucia, especially on the Costa del Sol. Many dedicated to or based on alternative health theories.
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Whether you are moving to Andalucia from another country or moving within this region, you will find helpful information here.
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Public Health Care Relocation Companies
Information about the public health care system for people living in Andalucia .
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Relocation agencies will co-ordinate anything from property to paperwork.
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Restaurant Guide Services Directory
Book your restaurant online now.
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This directory should make life a little easier to find the information and services you may need.
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Shopping Centres Shopping Online
Andalucia is not alone in its quest for the convenience of large out-of-town shopping centres
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Many international names ship products directly to your home address in Spain
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Translators Travel Insurance
When you choose a translation service you would do well to check the company’s client list and ask to see samples of work.
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Travel insurance advice for visitors to and travellers from Andalucia
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Utilities New Year New Life
How to go about having the various facilities such as water, gas, electricity and telephone connected
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It's the new year, time for new starts and new resolutions.
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Law
Information about laws and taxes related to living in Andalucia.
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