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If you are still dreaming of buying something in Spain below is some information supplied by Idealista about where non Spanish are buying.

The slogan of sun and beach in Spain continues to attract foreigners to buy or rent a house in our country. So much so, that of the total number of visits to homes located on the Spanish coast, 19% correspond to foreigners, compared to 81% from nationals. Germans are the most active foreigners looking for houses on the beach and mainly look in the Balearic Islands, while the Portuguese look more in municipalities of Huelva. We make an X-ray with idealistic data of how foreigners distribute the houses on the coast.

British, German, French and Americans are the foreigners who have made the most visits to homes on the coast for sale or rent during June , according to idealista / data. Specifically, the British are the foreigners most interested in buying a house on our coasts, as they are the predominant nationality in 193 coastal municipalities. It is followed by the Germans, the predominant nationality in 127 towns, and the French, who are in 54 coastal towns. Americans, Dutch, Swiss, Italians and Swedes are also among the nationalities most interested in buying a beach house.

Thus, the British dominate the foreign demand for housing in Muxia (La Coruña) and Rubite, a municipality in Granada. But really the areas that most interest the British are on the Costa del Sol, in the province of Malaga. And the most popular municipalities are Estepona, Torremolinos, Marbella or Malaga capital. The houses for sale in Ibiza also interest the British, in municipalities such as Santa Eulalia del Río.


As for Americans, they are looking to buy a house in various municipalities in Barcelona, ​​such as El Masnou or Sant Andreu de Llavaneres; in several towns in Vizcaya (Barrika or Bermeo); in various towns in Cádiz (Rota, El Puerto de Santa María or Chipiona) or in La Coruña (Rianxo, Boiro or Arteixo). But the most remarkable thing is that more than 50% of visits to homes located in Los Silos (Santa Cruz de Tenerife) correspond to the United States, compared to 43% nationally.

The French have a preference mainly for Roses, Tossa de Mar, L'Escala or Sant Feliu de Guíxols, that is, municipalities located in Gerona. They are also looking for housing in the province of Valencia (in Meliana, Miramar or Cullera), in the province of Alicante (Peñíscola, Benicarló or Almenara) or in Pontevedra (Vilagarcía de Arosa, for example).


Italians continue to show their preferences for the Balearic Islands. Specifically, they are looking to buy a house in Formentera and Ibiza. But they also look in Fuerteventura, in municipalities such as La Oliva, San Bartolomé or Puerto del Rosario.

As for the Dutch, they have a predilection for Alicante. In fact, they are the predominant foreigners in municipalities such as Benissa or Jávea.  


For their part, the Swiss are looking for housing mainly in La Coruña. Specifically, the most popular towns are Cabaña de Bergantiño, Camariñas and Fisterra. The municipality of Gualchos (Granada) stands out, since there is more demand from Swiss than national.


Finally, Swedes are the main homeowners in the Malaga municipality of Nerja, accounting for 63% of visits to properties in this area in June, compared to 37% of nationals. Torrevieja is also a favorite town for Swedes, since 50% of visits to homes in this area during June corresponded to Swedes.

The most expensive and cheapest coastal municipalities to buy a house

Formentera is the municipality with the most expensive price of housing for sale, standing at 7,736 euros on average per m2. And Italians are the main foreign buyers. It is followed by Cadaqués (Gerona), with an average sale price of 6,145 euros per m2. Here the French are the main foreign buyers. Homes for sale in Sant Joan de Labritja (in Ibiza) occupy the third position with an average price of 5,992 euros per m2.  

On the other hand, there is the municipality of Xove (in Lugo), where houses cost an average of 476 euros per m2 and here the foreigners most interested in buying a house are the British, as in Sanlúcar de Guadiana (in Huelva) , which is the second cheapest municipality to buy a house with the m2 in 527 euros on average. Complete the list of Ponteceso, a town in La Coruña, where homes cost an average of 583 euros per m2 and curiously, the profile of the foreigner most interested in buying a house in this area is Russian.

The curiosities left by the photo of the foreign lawsuit

After reviewing the main nationalities interested in buying a house in Spain, some stand out for being very minority. In addition, among Russians seeking housing in Ponteceso, India's interest in buying a home in Outes, a municipality in La Coruña, is striking. Hong Kongers have also visited coastal homes in our country in June, specifically in Pontejo and Camargo, two towns located in Cantabria.

The Portuguese essentially demand housing in Huelva, in municipalities such as Ayamonte, Islantilla or La Antilla. Uruguayans show interest mainly in two municipalities in Vizcaya: Ibarranguelua and Sukarrieta. And finally, it is worth highlighting the interest of Singaporeans in buying a house on Isla Cristina, in Huelva.


To carry out this study we have taken as a reference the IP location from where the visits to idealista ads for sale or rent were made. Therefore, it is not about the nationality of the users but the country where the person making the visit is located. For example, there may be searches carried out by foreigners from Spain or that there are Colombians or Venezuelans living in the US and looking for a house to buy or rent on the Spanish coast.