Visit the parks
Visit the parks in Spain:
Seeing the mobile home park for yourself goes a long way to see if living in Spain is for you, and there is no better way than strolling around the park chatting to some of the residents you meet. So for that reason, we have three different ways we can help you visit and all three ways are listed below.
However, if you prefer to speak to someone in advance of a possible visit please telephone us any time on 0800 772 3980. We will be pleased to talk through the options open to you.
So, fancy coming to Spain to see one of the best residential retirement/semi retirement parks for yourself at any time? It is very easy to arrange because we have three different ways we can help you come and visit (details below). We offer the same level of service for visiting Park La Posada on the Costa del Sol or Paradise Park on the Costa Blanca.
The first choice as always is which park do you fancy visiting first. It can be based on the area the park is in or the video of the park itself. On the Costa del Sol near Malaga or the Costa Blanca near Alicante. A vibrant community or a peaceful tranquil park You are welcome to visit either park as often as you like.
Is to make your own way to the parks for the day: We are more than happy to supply full directions from where you are staying on holiday or living in Spain to either park.
This option is ideal if you
A) already live in Spain
B) Planning a holiday on the Costa del Sol or Costa Blanca that includes you hiring a car.
We supply full easy to follow directions from where you are staying on holiday or living in Spain.
Once on or near the park you will be welcomed by a team member who lives on the park.
Malaga and Alicante airports are great places to hire a car from. We have our own Hire Car website to help you find a great deal here in Spain to compliment both your holiday and visit to Spain.
The beaches are not that far away from either park but the local lakes are nicer
Take a Dedicated 4 day Visit to see the parks and area.
We offer dedicated “park lifestyle visits” that will be 100% park life in Spain related. These visits are perfect for anyone who wants to experience the way of life and area which we call “real Spain”.You are taken care of from start to finish and you will learn a lot in a short space of time. The visit will also be a great short break where you can relax as well as see the park and area.
The cost of a park lifestyle visit is only £79 per person to include park visits plus all airport and hotel transfers**. This also includes 3 nights subsidised hotel accommodation in hotels in Antequera and Elche .
However, if you wish to stay in a different hotel you are more than welcome to do so. We will send links to hotels in the area for you to choose one. We will then cancel your subsidised accommodation and refund you £29 per person.
To start planning your visit simply search for the best low cost flights you can find first using our exclusive Flight Booking Service. You will need to book flights to Malaga (for Park La Posada) or Alicante (for Paradise Park) that allow for a three night stay here in Spain.
As soon as you find ideal flights please give us a call on 0117 318 2188 with all the details. We will then make sure that everything required here in Spain is available. After that, you then go ahead and book your flights.
**Please note that should you book an early or late flight in or out of Malaga or Alicante airports and need collecting after 11pm or before 6am there is a £25 out of hours surcharge on each occasion.
To arrange a visit please telephone 0117 318 2188 if in the UK or (+34) 670 203 495 if in Spain. You can also use the contact form letting us know the dates you have in mind.
What you get on your Lifestyle Visit
1) Transfers to and from the airport (your guide will meet you in Malaga or Alicante arrivals)
2) Hotel accommodation in either Antequera (Park La Posada) or Elche (Paradise Park).
3) Visits to the local towns and villages
4) Meet the residents and get a feel for the lifestyle.
If you wish to upgrade your hotel at any time please contact us for more details.
Time to enjoy life? It starts with a brochure followed by a visit
OPTION THREE :
Book a holiday in any resort close to Malaga on the Costa del Sol or in Benidorm on the Costa Blanca.
To visit Park La Posada we are offering a car collection service (includes up to 4 people) from your hotel or apartment in the following resorts to see Park La Posada and area. From Malaga, Torremolinos and Benalamadena the cost will be £45 in total for the complete day. Fuengirola the cost will £50 and from Nerja will cost £60.
You will be collected around 10.30 am and shown the town of Antequera first. In the afternoon you will be shown the village of Alameda and Park La Posada. You will then be returned to your hotel or apartment at the end of the day.
For visits to Paradise Park we are offering a shuttle service from your hotel in Benidorm to Alicante airport. From there we will collect you and take you to see the park and the town of Albatera. We will also return you back to Alicante airport at the end of your visit to join a pre booked shuttle bus back to your hotel. The cost of this service is a base price of £25 plus £10 per person. That means a couple can visit for only £45 in total.
A day out with us is a wonderful “bolt on” to any holiday in Spain and it will be both enjoyable and informative. Winter holidays are ideal in order to get a feel for Spain. To see the parks and area at the same time makes a lot of sense. Visits will need to be pre-booked.
To arrange a visit whilst on holiday either telephone 0117 318 2188 in the UK or (+34) 670 203 495 if in Spain or use the contact us form with all the details.
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We love showing people around. If however after your visit you decide that you like Spain, you are always welcome to return for a more detailed look. You can have as many visits as you wish. We have a lot to show you in a short space of time and during the second visit is when most people take a good look at the homes that are for sale.
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BUYING A RESALE MOBILE HOME
The process is very easy. First choose from the homes on sale on our website, the homes you would like to view on a visit.
If a home ticks all the boxes during your visit you simply make a purchase request.
If the seller agrees to the sale we then arrange for a legal sales agreement to be drawn up and signed by all parties. This service costs just 200 Euros and it also includes a home check of the boiler, air-conditioning, cooker, fridge and freezer by the park engineers just prior to completion. Paying for this service takes the home off sale straight away.
A 10% deposit is then paid into a "Client Account" within 14 days and remains there until the completion date which will be on or before three months after an offer has been accepted. .
Just prior to the completion date the home is checked, we take possession of the home, and you will be advised to make the final payment to the seller. Once it is confirmed that the payment has been made the home is then yours.
No wonder resale mobile homes are so popular.
BUYING A NEW HOME
Buying a new mobile home or a custom-built Park Lodge Home is just as easy. It simply involves different processes. For UK manufactured mobile homes we recommend Willerby/BK Bluebird and Regal Leisure Homes.
Both manufacturers display show homes at various mobile home shows throughout the year, so you can always get to see the latest models. Regal Leisure also have the big advantage in that they are not far from Yeovil our UK base, which means we can easily arrange factory visits.
For Park Lodge Homes designed and built in Alicante it is a different process. Once a plot has been reserved you can start designing a home best suited to where it will be going. Where to put a French Door? Where the lounge should go? What view from the kitchen window?
To help you design your home we allocate a project manager to you. He will arrange a visit to the factory in Alicante so you can see for yourself all the choices you have. You can even start with a model already designed such as “The Windsor” and alter it to suit you.
No two Park Lodge Homes will look the same which means you can make the home into something special to you. You will also not be paying so much money to transport the home to the park as it will already be in Spain. This means more can be spent on the home itself.
New UK mobile home or custom built Park Lodge Home? The choice is yours after you have reserved your plot on either park. New homes require a 35% deposit and the balance paid once the home is ready to be transported.
WHY COSTA DIFFERENCE?
The name Costa Difference was chosen for a reason back in 2005. Costa as in Costa del Sol or Costa Blanca, and Difference because we want to show the difference between dedicated genuine residential mobile home parks and tourist camping sites that also allow mobile homes.
Making a difference is all down to being passionate in what we do. We are also working with park owners who share our passion. The result? We are showing two wonderful residential mobile home parks that are without doubt the best retirement parks that Spain has to offer.
Having chosen to represent residential parks only we are now tasked by the park owners to help people see for themselves if living in Spain is really for them. Spain does not suit everyone which is why that aspect of what we do is so important.
So where does our service start? We think that perhaps it has already started with you reading this and all the other information we have provided online. Maybe you now have some questions for us? If so please feel free to contact us and ask them.
Once you feel that you have found all the answers the next stage is to seriously think about coming on a visit to see a residential park and the lifestyle the residents enjoy.
On a short-dedicated visit you will have a golden opportunity to talk to residents you meet whilst on the park. Asking them questions at the time is a great idea because you will be hearing about their genuine experiences.
The Costa Difference way is very different. Our testimonials come from the residents themselves face to face. They have all gone through the same experiences. Started by asking questions, then came on a visit. After that it is back to the UK with plenty to think about.
If you do the same and moving to Spain becomes your dream, then we are going to be with you all the way.
There are many “Costa” companies on the internet selling everything to do with Spain but there is only ONE Costa Difference Mobile Homes in Spain. To find us again easily why not bookmark this page. We are at your service.
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BRITTANY FERRIES are starting their direct ferry link between Spain and Ireland.
The company will offer two return sailings a week from Cork to Santander in northern Spain.
Onboard, passengers can expect a comfortable, no-frills service.
Although different to the cruise ferry experience associated with Brittany Ferries in Ireland, the ship will offer comfortable en-suite cabins, lounges, self-service dining, shopping and a café/bar
The MV Connemara, has been chartered for the new service, and will join Brittany Ferries other established services from the UK to France and Spain.
Crossings will take approximately 26 hours, with departures from Cork on Wednesdays and Fridays.
The 120 cabins on the ship will feature beds for up to four passengers, and some will be pet-friendly.
The Connemara will carry around 500 passengers with space for 195 cars, and the company expects a 50/50 split between passengers and freight carried.