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Moving to Benidorm, Spain

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Sep 05, 2023

Summary: Moving to Benidorm, Spain: Expats, retirees and digital nomads talk about everything you need to know before moving to Benidorm.

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What do I need to know before moving to Benidorm?

When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Benidorm, they said:

"Before moving to Benidorm, expats should know that the city is a popular tourist destination, known for its vibrant nightlife and beautiful beaches. The official language is Spanish, but English is widely spoken due to the high number of British tourists and expats. The cost of living is relatively low compared to other European cities, but it can rise during the peak tourist season. Expats should be aware that the city can get very crowded during the summer months, as it is a popular vacation spot. The healthcare system in Spain is of a high standard, with both public and private options available. Expats from EU countries can access the public healthcare system, while those from non-EU countries will need private health insurance. The climate in Benidorm is typically Mediterranean, with hot summers and mild winters. The city is also known for its high-rise skyline, which is unusual for a Mediterranean beach town. The local cuisine is a mix of Spanish and Valencian dishes, with plenty of seafood and rice dishes. Expats should also know that Benidorm has a good public transportation system, but owning a car can be beneficial for exploring the surrounding areas. The city is also very walkable, especially in the beachfront areas. Finally, expats moving to Benidorm should be prepared for a relaxed lifestyle. The Spanish culture values leisure time and socializing, and it's common for businesses to close in the afternoon for a siesta," explained one expat living in Benidorm, Spain.

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About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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