Moving to Costa Blanca? Relocating to Costa Blanca? Removals from Costa Blanca?
We provide removals and relocation services to all areas within Costa Blanca, including:
Alicante, Gandia, Oliva, Denia, Javea, Pego, Benissa, Moraira, Calpe, Bocairent Alcoy, Altea, L’Alfas Del Pi, Benidorm, Valencia, Villajoyosa, Elche, Sana Pola, Guardamar, Orihuela, Torrevieja, Murcia, San Javier, Mar Menor and La Manga.
Our removal services can include:
• Individually designing a removals package to suit your needs
• Collection from anywhere in the UK
• Any items, no matter how big or small
• Full or partial loads
• A full survey by one of our European Removals Specialists
• Electronic and photographic inventories utilising handheld computers and digital cameras
For families intending to make their home on the Costa Blanca, state education is free but it is only conducted in Spanish. However, this does not seem to present a problem for young children who tend to pick up the language quickly.
Attending a Spanish school is definitely one of the best ways of ensuring that both the child, and in most cases, the family, become integrated into the local Spanish community. In the Spanish state system school starts at the age of 6. At 16 students are awarded a ‘titulo do graduado escolar’ certificate and many will then stay to study for their “baccalaureate” which leads to University entrance.
Healthcare on the Costa Blanca is of a high standard. Hospitals are many and levels of service (on the whole) are excellent. As with the UK, the Costa Blanca has a public (national) health system which provides free or low cost healthcare for those contributing to the Spanish Social Security systems and their dependants.
The system also caters for pensioners and includes those from other EU countries. If on holiday on the Costa Blanca you must obtain a E111 prior to your departure to be allowed to use the Spanish healthcare system. Private hospitals will not accept the E111 as a form of payment.
The cost of private health insurance is less expensive than in the UK. There are a few large companies such as Sanitas [owned by BUPA], Previaso, Asisa and Adeslas that provide coverage for Ex-pats. Prices vary depending upon your medical history and age. As a guideline, if you are under 60 you can expect to pay approximately 75€ per month as an individual. Family cover, including dental care, can be obtained for approximately €190 per month for a family of five.
When driving in Costa Blanca your vehicles must contain the following items:
• Spare bulbs, tools necessary to change bulbs.
• First aid kit.
• 2 red warning triangles.
• Fire extinguisher.
• Spare tyre and necessary tools to change tyre if necessary.
• If you wear spectacles for driving you must carry a spare pair.
• you will also be required to carry a reflective waistcoat.
Failure to carry these items may incured an instant fine, €60+ per missing item. If you are on holiday and do not have the cash on you to pay the fine, your car can be impounded instantly and you and your family can be forced to walk to a cash machine in order to pay the fine! Be warned. If you are a resident be sure to carry your documentation.
Each year in Valencia their biggest festival takes place in March. This festival is called “Las Fallas”. It takes place in honour of Saint Joseph and attracts in excess of two million people.
One of the highlights of the festival is the displaying of huge effigies made of papier mache. The effigies are of famous people and can be as large as 20 foot tall. At the height of the festival the effigies are burnt in a magnificent fireworks display.
For a list of local schools, hospitals and other vital amenities on the Costa Blanca then please visit this website – http://www.costablanca.org/.