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Autumn Delights

Autumn Delights

With temperatures in the mid to late 20s, the Costa Blanca is enjoying a nice September climate after a long hot summer. This time of year is perfect for sunbathing on the beautiful white sandy beaches that live up to its name and swimming in the warm Mediterranean sea.

Straight from school to the beach

With children back in school, the beaches are less crowded in the mornings and for those parents, grandparents or indeed other family members who want to take the children to the beach, when school’s out for the day, there is plenty of time to enjoy making sandcastles and having a dip in the ocean. Sunset occurs at approximately 20.10 during the month of September, so afternoons and early evenings are more likely to be busy on the beaches. Isn’t that amazing! Going from school to the beach even after the summer holidays are over. Of course, if you’re retired, you can do it any time of the day…!

Snowbirds will soon return

This type of weather, as autumn creeps in, is ideal for those known as ‘snowbirds.’ These are people from Northern Europe who usually leave their home countries each year, as the weather begins to cool down. Snowbirds like to enjoy warm winters, thus the Costa Blanca is a perfect location. Not so long ago Snowbirds were predominately people who had retired but in recent years their age group has become varied. Torrevieja and surrounding areas see an influx of snowbirds from late September, through to early spring. They usually stay for a few months, often in their own holiday homes, though those renting sometimes decide to buy in the locality, having discovered that this is the life they prefer in general. Value for money, from houses to shopping and eating out, with lots in between, makes their pensions stretch much further in Spain. The warm climate all year round, especially the micro-climate that is experienced on the Orihuela Costa, is ideal for easing health conditions such as arthritis.

Golfers come out to play

September’s cooler temperatures also attract golfers out to play on the numerous golf courses of the South Costa Blanca. On the Orihuela Costa alone, there are four championship golf courses, Campo de Golf Villamartin, Real Club de Golf Campoamor, Las Ramblas Golf de Campoamor and Los Colinas Golf and Country Club. Drive a little further south and there are lots more. Lucky residents choose their favourite to become a member of and visitors can pay green fees to enjoy a day’s golf in cooler temperatures, with or without the need for a golf buggy to get them around the course.

Staycations by Coach

Another benefit of the beginning of the cooler months in Spain is visiting cities all over the country, which can be done independently or through reputable travel agents. A popular choice of travel is by coach and two companies who have been in this business for many years are Davids Coachtrips and Rosa Tours. Value for money excursions include anything from interesting and fun day trips to extended city breaks and visits to country regions. Both of these companies offer a detailed, often fun commentary in English throughout the journey. This is a great way to experience a staycation and enjoy seeing and learning about more of Spain.

Spanish lessons

The month of September also brings with it that learning mindset associated with autumn. What better way to put this into play than doing beginner or advanced Spanish classes. One of the good things that have come from the Covid19 pandemic is the increasing amount of virtual businesses now available and Spanish lessons are no exception. Look for recommendations from others who have already walked that path. What better way to start your journey towards your life in Spain or continue it if you are one of the lucky ones already here!

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