Residential parks in Spain have come on in the last few years. and Most of them are on the Costa del Sol near the town of Antequera. They offer a lifestyle similar to the mobile home and park home sites that in the UK.
The big differences are of course the weather and the relaxed lifestyle. The parks are also open all year round and of course the lower cost of living. Sub letting is also not allowed on a 100% dedicated residential park.
It good to know that residential mobile home parks in Spain enable you to live in Spain without a care in the world.
The bigger 5* residential parks in Spain have exclusive facilities for their residents. On Park La Posada the pool is important and is for residents only Next to the pool is the bar and community centre. Lunch is often enjoyed by residents overlooking the pool most of the year. That is the beauty of a open all year round residential mobile home park.
Exclusive facilities and a park lifestyle makes for a wonderful retire to Spain experience. The parks are similar to those found in the UK but will a much better way of life and of course weather.
The cost of living is cheaper as well. There are only a handful of genuine residential parks in Spain. Park La Posada, Corrales Park and Park Saydo top the list.
Genuine residential parks:
These are very few and far between. There has been a rise over the years in the number of parks claiming to be residential when in truth they are camp sites that allow mobile homes.
If the park is known as Camping XXXX in any way and it allows tourist camping it cannot and will not be a residential park. Why is that important? It is very difficult to get residential status when living on a camp site. Not to mention the tourists on the park all the time.
Genuine residential parks do not have camping pitches, do not allow sub letting of mobile or park homes, and are 100% focused on their residents well being. You also have security when living on a residential park rather than a camp site.
Each residential park is very different. Park La Posada and Park Saydo have well over 100 homes on them and a thriving ex-pat community. Park Corrales is very different.
The park is quite new and even when it is full there will only be 50 homes. The facilities reflect that. Very exclusive.
So what to look for?
A good question when thinking of retiring to Spain to live on a residential mobile home park. The first answer is support. It is the CORE ingredient that turns a mobile home park into a genuine residential mobile home park. You know that there is a system in place to take care of all the residents.
Park La Posada and Corrales Park have taken it one stage further. They deal with all the paperwork required to get you settled in Spain free of charge. This includes your NIE (national identity number), your residencia and registering you with the doctors. You use your passport and UK health card until the registration process is completed.
The second answer is a park community. A park full of residents means that the park is offering the right services and facilities. Plus a park with happy residents means they are successful at what they do.