If you’re looking for ‘real’ Spain where culture, customs and traditional Spanish lifestyle have been preserved - a Spain long ago lost and forgotten along Costa del Sol - consider Northern Spain.
Northern Spain has always been a popular holiday destination for southern Spanish tourists, but until relatively recently it was largely unexplored and undiscovered by foreign tourists and those expatriates seeking a new home overseas.
As southern Spanish coastal regions become over priced and over populated charm and beauty of Northern Spain is becoming more popular and more fashionable, and those in search of a better quality of life away from hectic city stress and cramped tourist towns can find a wealth of affordable property in Northern Spain as well.
The main property hotspots in Northern Spain are centred around Bilbao, Picos de Europa, Santiago de Compostela, Vigo and Mino Valley. Property hunters in Northern Spain will be rewarded with stunningly situated properties ripe for renovation, well located properties offering massive investment potential, sprawling country residences with plenty of space for those in search of a little peace and then right at upper echelon of market there are incredibly luxury and chic city dwellings offering very best in interiors, location, facilities, accessibility and amenities.
Beginning with port city of Bilbao, which is capital of Spain’s Basque region, main entry point into Northern Spain and Spain’s most significant commercial port, this city boasts an impressive spectrum of property in its portfolio.
The city is a commercial, financial, historical and cultural centre and thanks to massive regeneration and renovation Bilbao is now a significant Northern Spanish real estate hotspot offering everything from top end luxury apartments to traditional and ancient dwellings in old quarter.
Property investors will benefit from fact that city is currently receiving significant financial investment designed to raise its profile as both a main business centre and an interesting international city break destination. Bilbao it is well serviced in terms of local accessibility and international travel links, it is beautifully located in one of most stunning regions of Northern Spain and culturally it has a lot going for it – from impressive Guggenheim Museum to Casco Viejo.
The Picos de Europa National Park offers a completely different range of properties and opportunities for both property investor, those seeking a second holiday home in rural, beautiful Spain and those in search of a new lifestyle altogether. The 40km wide National Park is breathtaking and rich with flora, fauna, stunning views and opportunities for active outdoor pursuits from skiing to hiking, mountain climbing and cycling. Prices across region are on up as destination increases in popularity with tourists and those seeking cheap renovation property projects area has become equally popular for.