Few resources can build a better picture of life in Spain than the expat blogs maintained by already established foreigners. Whether these writers are recounting great challenges, relaying roll-on-the-floor funny encounters, delivering crucial advice and important tips or reaching out to those around them, their insight affords others a unique and personal glimpse into their new community.

Best expat blogs in Spain

Sunshine and Siestas

Cat shares her experience of life in Spain, as well as tips for other expats wanting to move to its sunny shores. This insightful blog is a great way for expats to get acquainted with what to expect from life in the country. 

Nationality: American

Sunshine and Siestas

Barcelona Navigator

In his blog, Dan shares tips into the best areas to visit and things to do in Barcelona. His blog is great for tourists and expats alike, as it provides insights about all aspects of the city, from the best tapas in town to a guide of the city's Roman history. 

Nationality: American 

Barcelona Navigator


Barcelona Expat Life

An insightful blog by Mirjiam Maarleveld, a Dutch expat living in Barcelona. Her blog provides comprehensive information on key things such as housing, finding a job in Barcelona and how to spend your free time in the city.

Nationality: Dutch


Crucial tips and informative guides written by an expat in Madrid who's “been there, done that”. Find the answers to questions you may have about renting a flat, confirming the cost of living, organising an NIE number and more. 

► Nationality: British/French

Moving2Madrid Expat Blog


Molly is originally a Nottingham girl, but since moving to Spain in 1998, she has become a Spaniard at heart. Her blog details all the best places to travel to in Barcelona and Granada, as well as everything about the country's food and culture. 

Nationality: British

Living in Rural Mallorca

Jan shares her experiences and insights about life in rural Mallorca in this interesting and colourful blog. Living in an old finca, Jan is an avid writer, working with nature’s soundtrack of birds, insects, sheep bells and braying donkeys playing around her.

Nationality: British

Living in Rural Mallorca - an expat blog in Spain

Wagoners Abroad

The Wagoners are an American family of four living in Spain and loving life. They share their adventures, travel tips and general observations about life in Spain in this interesting blog.

 Nationality: American

Barcelona Life

Duncan is a keen writer who started his expat experience in Poland and somehow ended up in Barcelona. He uses his long-time experience abroad to shed some light on the lifestyle in Barcelona and shares tips that no guidebook could ever broach. 

 Nationality: British


La Tortuga Viajera (The Traveling Turtle)

This award-winning blogger has devoted a special site section specifically to “expat life in Madrid”. Besides recommending some signature un-Spanish spots on this page though, she also chronicles her relocation and European travels in a visually-appealing, informative and captivating manner. 

Nationality: American

La Tortuga Viajera - expat blog in Spain

Anna Nicholas – Best of Both Worlds

Anna is a seasoned expat who was born in Kent and now lives in Mallorca. She shares her experiences and insights with prospective expats looking to move to Mallorca.  

Nationality: British

The Rain in Spain

She may go by Mother Theresa, but there’s little that’s saintly about this expat mum living in the Pamplona area. In fact, her slightly devilish sense of humour is what makes her blog so enjoyable. Well, that and the insight she allows us into Iberian life.

Nationality: American

The Rain in Spain - expat blog in Spain

Siebs in Spain

Seduced by a study abroad experience in college, this expat blogger returned to Seville after graduation to acquire new skills, and to further marinate in southern Spain’s slow-paced culture. Her blog provides a glimpse into Andalusian expat life, and manages to make even the mundane entertaining.

Nationality: American

Siebs in Spain - An expat blog about Spain


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