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Posted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:23pm
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Nigel235

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Hi,

Retired couple from Ireland considering buying in Playa Flamenca and spending winter months there. Initially we would like to rent for a month in the area to see if it suits us. Grateful for any feedback from anyone who has already relocated there eg activities, social scene for two 60 year olds, public transport options/necessity for a car?

Many thanks,

Nigel

MeathMaria

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Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:43am

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Location: Alicante City

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Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:43am

Hi Nigel,

It’s a good idea to rent first.   If not driving you will need good public transport in the area you want to discover.    Not all areas have good/any public transport.   

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Davebev1

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Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:13pm

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Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:13pm

If you are looking at how much goes on out of season then best to come over as soon as possible. Playa Flamenca is great as you have both quiet areas but places that are busy all year round too. Being right on the coast it is really busy June to September which would not give you a real taste of how it is for most of the year.

If you don't have a car then try and be closer to the N332 or Zenia Boulevard for the main bus routes.


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Nigel235

Nigel235

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Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:34pm

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Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:34pm

Thanks for the advice, appreciated.

Nigel235

Nigel235

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Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:35pm

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Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:35pm

Thanks Maria

Davebev1

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Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:29pm

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Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:29pm

Just a thought Nigel, but it will be worth renting the type of property you are planning to buy as well, which may not be the cheapest option but will give you a more realistic experience.


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Nigel235

Nigel235

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Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:25am

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Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:25am

Agree Dave. Plus, I don't intend to drive so I would need good transport links nearby to carry out viewings. Is Zenia the best for bus links to other areas?

PeteKnight

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Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:43am

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Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:43am

Personally, I think you miss-out on a lot if you don't have a car available.Even if public transport were better than it is then it would still limit you with regard to getting out and about in the area.

You might be surprised how chilly it feels in the winter months in this part of Spain. It's generally nice and sunny during the daytime, but gets cold and damp in the evenings, so can easily feel colder indoors (with no ventral heating and tile floors) than it does in the UK.

There are lots of people your (our) age in the area, many of whom are Brits or ex-pats from other countries who speak English as a common lnguage. That may be a nightmare scenario for some, but if you want to make friends and socialise easily with people who you can communicate with easily then it's certainly a good place to choose.

Remember that after the end of this year you will only be able to spend 90 out opf any 180 day rolling period in Europe as a whole (actually in the Schengen zone, which is larger than the EU). This means you might not be able to spend as much time here as you wish, unless you become Spanish residents - which is a whole different discussion.

You should certainly rent a comp[arable property for awhile during the times of year that you plan to visit, to get a feel for the area, and probably rent a car for a few weeks too as a way of comparing it with public transport.

Pete.

Nigel235

Nigel235

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Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:11pm

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Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:11pm

Thanks for this Pete. Some very useful insights, just the type of response I was hoping for.  Does the 90 out of rolling 180 days restriction apply to all or just non-eu citizens. I have Irish passport

eganjohn

Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:29pm

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Location: Torrevieja

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Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:29pm

I believe it's a Shengen area requirement, Spain is in the Shengen area, Ireland is not.

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