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The Roda Golf and Beach Resort Location
The location of this top rated resort was given much thought and is perfectly located within easy reaching distance of everything you could possibly wish your holiday home in Spain was near. The region of Murcia is a varied part of Spain and to one side has infinite soft sandy beaches and in the other direction, a drive of approx. an hour will get you to the snow capped Sierra Nevada. Whether you are looking for relaxing beach holidays or to have enough to keep you occupied for the while year, Roda Golf & Beach Resort will be able to cater for you.
Next to the Mediterranean Sea and only 1.5 Km from the unique natural setting of quiet, shallow waters that is The Mar Menor, Roda Golf & Beach Resort opens its doors in a region with more than 253 Km of Mediterranean beach. Translated, Costa Calida means 'warm coast', and with around 300 days of sunshine per year and an average annual temperature of 21 ºC it more than lives up to it's name. The ideal spot to enjoy an exclusive paradise with all the cultural and biological richness of the region of Murcia, it is also one of the most important spots in the world for sports lovers, offering water sports, with an endless range of activities including swimming, sailing or water skiing, as well as activities such as tennis, trekking or golf.
At Roda Golf & Beach Resort there is a quest for good taste in the elements that go to make up the complex, and for a harmony with the matchless Mediterranean landscape. Thus each of the homes, in elegant, subtle colours, has been integrated perfectly into the tone of the Mediterranean.
Living in Spain
The people on the Costa Blanca and Costa Calida are famed for their friendliness. The local Spaniards are easy to get along with, they enjoy life and everyone is very family-orientated. Spanish residents happily integrate with people moving into the region from other countries as they recognize that this has added greatly to the region's financial growth and prosperity.
Working in Spain
To work in Spain without a permit, you will need to obtain a NIF number (Fiscal Identification Number). For this, you have to visit a local police station with a valid passport. People working in Spain generally work under the same conditions as in England. To find work, you should look in the national and local press or on the Internet, where many skilled and unskilled positions can be found. There are also a number of employment agencies or recruitment centres that will be glad to assist you in your search.
Spanish government regulations indicate that people who live for more than 183 days in Spain need to obtain an official residency. This can be obtained from the local police station. It is necessary for non-residents to get an official residency once they enter the Spanish tax system so that they can account for such things as owning a property or interest receipts from their bank deposits.
Pets can be taken to Spain, but it is necessary to obtain a health certificate, a certificate for vaccination against rabies, and a certificate that confirms that the animal has been kept in an area free from animal diseases. These should be obtained from your local vet in the UK at least two weeks before you depart, and need to be approved by the Spanish consulate before your pet travels.
Since Spain became part of the EU, the high standard of the Spanish education system has become widely recognised, as are the qualifications achieved in it. There are plenty of schools and colleges in the Costa Blanca and Costa Calida, and younger children are normally based in local state schools, as these are free. It is well known that children at a young age find it easier and are able to learn the Spanish language more easily with greater success. There are also private international schools available, where children can study English.
Cost of living
The cost of living in Spain is generally much lower than in England. Without a mortgage, a couple in Spain can live on around £130 per week. Annual running costs for a typical Spanish home vary, an average two/three bedroom property could be between £2,000-£3,000. This would include gas, water, electricity, local rates, community fees and building and content insurance. Utility fees can be paid from your Spanish bank account, and direct debits are easily set-up.
Community fees for residential complexes for services such as a communal swimming pool, security, gardens and general maintenance differ depending on plot size and what has been included in your property. The owner of the complex will confirm these fees when the sale is being transacted.
For residents in Spain, healthcare is well organized and efficient. For UK citizens living in Spain, an E1-11 form can be obtained from any local post office in England. This explains what you are entitled to and what you are covered by, for example, if you are a retired British citizen, you are entitled to free healthcare. Private health insurance is also available for residents at a fair price.
Directions and Transport
Roda Golf & Beach Resort is in San Javier, Murcia, 1.5 Km from Mar Menor. It is a little more than 3 hours from Madrid by car, 5 Km from San Javier Airport (Murcia), and there is direct access from the development to the Autovía del Mediterráneo with numerous connections to the major cities in Spain and Europe.