Welcome to Spain
Here you will hopefully find all the information you are looking for on Spanish property throughout our region of Almeria, Spain, with useful tourist information, area details, plus help, tips and advice about buying or selling real estate here.
We'll show you the various types of Spanish properties available from duplexes, villas and apartments, new (off plan) or resale, through to rural ruins and reform (renovation) projects for sale are explained to help guarrantee buying your Spanish property is completed correctly and to your satisfaction.
You will find properties suitable for holiday homes, investment and full time residency. To find out more please scroll down or use these shortcuts;
Buying Spanish Property Selling Spanish Property
Spanish Property Rental Costa Blanca Property
Costa del Sol Property Costa Calida Property
Costa Almeria Property More Property Areas
Searching Spanish Property Spanish Homes
Advertising Investment Property Spanish Mortgages
Tourism In Spain
Buying Spanish Property
Obviously, great care must be taken when buying real estate in any country in the world and the same is true here on mainland Spain. When you purchase from a relative stranger (like a man you met in a bar or restuarant (were not suggesting that you just hang around in Spanish bars and restaurants by the way)) you are just asking for trouble, but by following a few simple and common sense rules it is a very straight forward and safe process. Buyers must take care that they do not buy a vastly over priced or over valued property by studying the local markets, comparing not just the actual price but the location also. Remember it is very easy to get carried away when you are in a foreign country with a fist full of money looking for that Property Abroad, dream home, so take care before you buy anything.
Selling Spanish Property
Much of the above is true about selling your property in Spain, with or without an estate agent. With the aid of a good (recomemended, but not necesarily recommended by the estate agency) multi lingual lawyer the whole transaction can be finished quickly and with minimal fuss. Spanish property (new villas, new apartments, holiday rentals etc) is still selling if the price is right, although it can be said that there are not the number of buyers around as there was a few years ago. Visit all the local agents and consider selling your Spanish property yourself or at the very least advertising your property in Spain, privately. However, we would recommend that you leave it with us here at VIP and let us take even more hassel out of the Spanish Property jungle!
Spanish Property Rental
Property rental is still a big part of the economy of Spain, with millions of visitors each year renting direct from owners and Spanish agents (or English agents based in Spain). If you just put a small advert in your local paper and then sit back, you won't get many bookings! But with a little thought and marketing, good returns are possible.
People having property built here in Spain will often want to come to Spain prior to the property hand-over to watch there dream villa being built, so that they can monitor the progress and make sure things are being built on time and to specifications.
Visitors looking to find a villa or apartment to rent for their summer holiday may contact us and we will endevour to direct you to right persons, with loads of accommodation ready to book in many top locations, resorts and combinations available. Independent travel is a very simple process and by booking direct you can save loads of money by avoiding travel agents commissions.
Costa Blanca Property
This region has seen a boom in building in most recent years with plenty of bargains and good value for money properties. See below for some of the most popular towns
Alicante - A major city in the central Costa Blanca
Altea - A charming town in the north of the region
Benidorm - The ultimate Spanish holiday destination for the "Brits"
Denia - A Northern Costa Blanca resort
Torrevieja - Fastest growing town in Spain
Costa del Sol Property
Probably the most famous and visited region of Spain, which naturally reflects in the prices of property (usually on the high side). A few of the more well known towns are listed below;
Benalmadena - Town famous for its marina
Fuengirola - Check out the great beaches here
Malaga - Capital of the Costa del Sol
Marbella - The place to be seen
Torremolinos - The original package holiday resort
Costa Calida Property
One of the lesser known regions of Spain which is going through something of a mini boom due to the development of Murcia airport. Golfing theme urbanisations are popular in this area.
La Manga - Cracking golf resort plus beach resort
Los Alcazares - Up and coming Spanish town on the Mar Menor
Murcia - The town and region of the Costa Calida
Costa Almeria Property
Contains a largely unspoiled coastline in the south of Spain, cheap Spanish properties can still be found coastally and inland. The most well liked towns are;
Almanzora - Discover true Spain. A rural region, 20 minutes from the coast.
Almeria - Capital of the province of the same name
Garrucha - Spanish holiday resort north of Mojacar
Mojacar - Beautiful Moorish town, where coastal bargains can still be found.
Roquetas de Mar - Holiday resort to the west of Almeria
Vera - Holiday resort close to Mojacar, with famous nudists beaches.
Villaricos - Anticipated to be the "Puerta Banus" of Almeria. Buy while you can.
More Spanish Property Areas
All other areas of Spain including, Costa de la Luz, Costa Dorada, Costa Brava, Costa del Azahar, Costa Tropical, Barcelona, Seville, Granada, the Canary Islands of Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Lanzarote, Gran Canaria and finally the Balearic Islands of Mallorca, Ibiza and Menorca are all areas of Spain promoting themselves as welcoming for the influx of foreign buyer.
Searching for Spanish Property
With properties in our database from under £30,000 (UK pounds) upwards to luxury villas in the million pound bracket, a quick search can be made by clicking;
Search for Spanish Property
If you need some more guidance on the variations of different types of homes available in Spain, with an explanation of some of the terms used please see;
Advertising Spanish Property
For agents and private individuals who wish to sell their property, we have made it very easy for you, with free or paid listings, for more information please see
For those looking to invest their money in quality off plan property Inspection Trips can be arranged for most areas of Spain. These consist of a 4 or 5 day tour with flights and hotel included to check out all the local developments in your price range and requirements. Call and check availability for the areas you are interested in.
Mortgages in Spain are still popular with low interest rates and still the ever increasing competition between banks (both Spanish and other European banks) for your business. Mortgages for non residents are still available and you are guaranteed to find the best mortgage deal from the full range including interest only, with minimum documentation, plus tracker and flexible mortgages. For more details please see
Tourism In Spain
To help you decide where to buy your home in Spain, we have prepared resort, town and area guides that include all the information that a tourist would need to enjoy a holiday there, including local attractions, golf, beaches, weather and much more. Here are just some of the most popular resorts;
Costa Blanca Tourism
The Costa Blanca is one of Spain's great tourism destinations running from Denia in the north to Torrevieja in the south.
Alicante - Gateway to the Costa Blanca
Benidorm - One of the biggest tourist resorts in Europe
Torrevieja - A popular destination for holidaymakers
Costa del Sol Tourism
Over 2,000,000 visitors a year show that this is still one of the favourite destinations in Spain.
Benalmadena - One of the best places on the Costa del Sol
Fuengirola - A typical high rise resort but with plenty entertainment
Malaga - A place where the sun shines almost all year
Marbella - The jewel of Spain's Costa del Sol
Torremolinos - A famous and popular holiday resort
Costa Almeria Tourism
One of the quieter areas of Spain with smaller resorts and towns and very little tourist development.
Almeria - Popular top rated tourist attractions to visit while in Almeria
Mojacar - A lively resort offering beach and sun
Roquetas de Mar - Enjoy fantastic beaches, quiet and relaxing
Costa Calida Tourism
One of the least well known "Costas" of Spain, but it has been popular with holiday makers for over a century.
La Manga - Relaxing destination for a holiday in Costa Calida
Los Alcazares - Still retains that "Spanish feel"
Murcia - The fabulous cathedral in Murcia city is well worth a visit