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Posted: Wed Apr 27, 2022 10:52am
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vonjon

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Hi there,

We are Yvonne and John and are thinking of moving to Spain to live permanently now that we have recently retired. We've both British but have other EU passports (we've both lived in the EU for years), so in theory could move to Spain with no major admin issues. 

We were thinking of Denia/Xabia as possible areas to live, as we understand they are both still authentically Spanish but with a good proportion of ex-pat residents as well, which is the combination we are looking for. We'll be staying there for a week from 02 May and would love to get feedback and impressions from anyone who has moved there permanently. We wondered if there were any informal "get togethers" that happen amongst the local GB community in local bars or restaurants, in either town. 

Any comments please? Look forward to your thoughts!

Thanks,

Yvonne and John.

Stephanie86

Posted: Thu Apr 28, 2022 1:49pm

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Posted: Thu Apr 28, 2022 1:49pm

We live reasonably close to both towns, in the campo. Whilst there are not, to my knowledge, get togethers of the type you describe in this area, there are many social groups of all kinds  Javea is now much more of an international place, with a huge foreign population of all nationalities. The local paper has details of all kinds of clubs, the U3A can be a good place to start and there are of course group pages for every town on FB.

We made some very good friends through this forum, simply by agreeing to meet people! If you want to pm me, we would certainly be willing to meet you for a drink and chat.

vonjon

Posted: Fri Apr 29, 2022 11:48am

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Posted: Fri Apr 29, 2022 11:48am

Stephanie86 wrote on Thu Apr 28, 2022 1:49pm:

We live reasonably close to both towns, in the campo. Whilst there are not, to my knowledge, get togethers of the type you describe in this area, there are many social groups of all kinds  Javea is now much more of an international place, with a huge foreign population of all nationalities. ...

...The local paper has details of all kinds of clubs, the U3A can be a good place to start and there are of course group pages for every town on FB.

We made some very good friends through this forum, simply by agreeing to meet people! If you want to pm me, we would certainly be willing to meet you for a drink and chat.

Hi there Stephanie,

Thanks very much for this!

Yes, we would be very happy to meet up for a chat and a drink. We are in Javea 4th and 5th May, and then Denia 6th-11th May. Just let us know which day and a time and place that suits you best and we'll try to set something up.

Looking forward to (hopefully) meeting you!

Kind regards,

Yvonne and John.

Stephanie86

Posted: Fri Apr 29, 2022 1:50pm

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Posted: Fri Apr 29, 2022 1:50pm

Hi, I have just sent you a private message

Best

Stephanie

M55

Posted: Mon May 2, 2022 12:47pm

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Posted: Mon May 2, 2022 12:47pm

vonjon wrote on Wed Apr 27, 2022 10:52am:

Hi there,

We are Yvonne and John and are thinking of moving to Spain to live permanently now that we have recently retired. We've both British but have other EU passports (we've both lived in the EU for years), so in theory could move to Spain with no major admin issues. 

We were thinking of Denia/Xabia as possible areas to live, as we understand they are both still authentically Spanish but with a good proportion of ex-pat residents as well, which is the combination we are looking for. We'll be staying there for a week from 02 May and would love to get feedback and impressions from anyone who has moved there permanently. We wondered if there were any informal "get togethers" that happen amongst the local GB community in local bars or restaurants, in either town. 

Any comments please? Look forward to your thoughts!

Thanks,

Yvonne and John.

We are not residents but spend 3-4 months per yr in Dénia. I think you would find joining U3A a good way of meeting up with people. There is a fortnightly coffee morning and a weekly meet for people who want to practice their Spanish. There are a myriad of other activities - yoga, Pilates, music, line dancing to name but a few. We joined the walking group which meets fortnightly in the cooler months and found all to be very welcoming and inclusive. There are two other walking groups that do less strenuous walks. I also went on a wine tasting excursion and it was a most enjoyable day. Their website is infor

vonjon

Posted: Tue May 3, 2022 6:32pm

vonjon

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Posted: Tue May 3, 2022 6:32pm

M55 wrote on Mon May 2, 2022 12:47pm:

We are not residents but spend 3-4 months per yr in Dénia. I think you would find joining U3A a good way of meeting up with people. There is a fortnightly coffee morning and a weekly meet for people who want to practice their Spanish. There are a myriad of other activities - yoga, Pilates, music...

..., line dancing to name but a few. We joined the walking group which meets fortnightly in the cooler months and found all to be very welcoming and inclusive. There are two other walking groups that do less strenuous walks. I also went on a wine tasting excursion and it was a most enjoyable day. Their website is infor

Hello M55.

Thanks for this. Will look at the U3A wbdite.

Best regards,

Y & J

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