Please note we are not responsible for any content on the following sites.  Legal documents in anything other than Spanish should be used for guidance only. If you know any other sites  or would like other information added to this list please let us know - Guardia Civil Website - A guide with legal information about holidaying, residing and working in Spain has now been published – Spanish site with lots of legal info including the horizontal law. – Horizontal law in English – Microsoft Word document – Official Provincial Council of Alicante site in English (and other languages) with lots of information on Health Care, Taxes, Property, Driving Licences, Foreign Registered Cars etc. – English language site with information on taxes, cars, health etc. – British embassy Madrid – information on pensions, benefits, passports etc. – German embassy – Swedish embassy – Torrevieja town hall official site – Orihuela town hall official site – has a built in translator – also covers Orihuela Costa – Alicante town hall official site – English version – Alicante flight checker - Murcia flight checker – Alicante Exhibition centre – IFEPA Exhibition centre Torre Pacheco – Excellent site for Spanish wildlife, natural history, geography etc.


On-Line TV Computer ad-ons – Free tool that allocates a UK ip address so you can use BBC iplayer, Channel 4, Channel5, ITV, RTE player etc. Simple installation and easy to use (it is recommended that you don’t install the toolbar option as this can cause lots of annoying adverts)

On-line TV – these sites work without any add-ons. - Torresat have launched free internet tv – watch BBC, ITV etc. anywhere – Sky Sports 1, 2 and 3 / Eurosport / ESPN. Choose from 5 different streams. – Sky Sports 1, 2 and 3 also HD quality. Check the schedule to see whats on which stream. Best viewed in HD using Veetle. Free download from – Just about every live sports event, some of the links on this site require add-ons. The add-ons are available to download on the myp2p website. – Same idea as myp2p – Huge variety of On Demand TV programs and films


We have been unable to find this in anything other than Spanish. The on-line translators are not very good at legal documents but will give you some idea. If anyone knows where this may be available in English or can translate some relevent parts please let us know. – Highway code – comprehensive Spanish document – Highway code – more understandable (lots of pictures) and broken down into different aspects. – Highway code, again in Spanish.

Local News Papers – Costa Blanca News

UK Nationals

Irish Nationals

Spanish Nationals – for all non-English language papers you can translate them into English using one of the on-line translators. If you are using Internet Explorer 8 you can use the built in function under the ‘Page’ heading (Translate with Live Search). Google Chrome also has a built-in translator  or go to and enter the web page address from the list below. - in English

German Nationals – Die Zeit  Die Welt online

Swedish Nationals  – Svenska Dagbladet – Expressen




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