So, more of an informative blog entry this time round, about the Facebook Groups in Spain that I frequent the most (yawn … boring – I know). Hopefully thought you will find it worthwhile if you persevere !
This really follows on from my entry on the Forums in Spain that I wrote a while back. Whilst some of these groups are specific to my area of Spain, I am pretty sure that there are similar ones out there, where ever you live.
I don’t know about you, but I am finding that I use Facebook less to post status updates and selfies ? Instead I use it to find out what is going on in my local area, as well as effectively picking people’s brains; on everything from where to get my firewood through to recommendations on healthcare.
In many instances, I am now more likely to use my Facebook groups than Google (or equivalent) when hunting for answers. After all, what better way is there than to ask those that are already settled into a life in Spain ?
I even find answers to questions I had not even thought of, simply by reading through other people’s questions ! Just a few ago, someone posted wanting to know where there were any dog friendly beaches. Bingo ! I can now take our hounds for a run (read: walk with a stop for a cerveza !) along the beach 🙂
My top Facebook Groups in Spain
With nearly 35,000 members, your question has probably already been asked and someone definitely knows the answer ! A great group for existing and future Expats alike. Members live throughout Spain, so there is both generic and location specific answers to be found here.
They are generally a friendly bunch, I got a great recommendation for a healthcare company through this site 🙂
These guys are a must to follow. A font of knowledge on everything legal, as well as anything bureaucratic or procedural you need to know.
Whilst it’s not updated often, it covers affairs that have an impact on us Brits living in Spain.
Our Town’s very own Facebook page !
I am positive that every area has one. This is a great site for keeping informed on all the events, fiestas, festivals and fun taking place in our town.
Without this, I would never have found out about the giant water slide and foam fight – essential fun !
Again, local to our area, but there must be an enterprising person where you live who has created something similar. If not, then here’s your chance ! A good mix of expats and locals contribute to this site. It is a mix of items for sale, advice sought and offered, upcoming events and general chitchat.
I have found this another great resource, I now know where my local language intercambio group meet, where to buy my firewood and I have even found someone who makes the most amazing wooden furniture. Nuff said.
A group for my fellow cave dwellers out there … need I say more ?
This was one of the first groups I joined when we were initially looking for a cave house. They were also the company we used for viewings and ultimately bought our cave through. The page is so much more than an outlet for posting their properties on though. They post about upcoming events; feature articles about the area; the odd recipe, as well as uploading photos of the local fiestas and the area in general.
Thanks to one of their entries, I finally learned the difference between jamón serrano, jamón york and jamón ibérico 🙂
A good old-fashioned second-hand shop. I really scratch my head at some of the stuff they sell, however, its great for furniture and white goods. The washing machine we bought there is still doing its thing 🙂
Whilst it deals with many languages, there are often useful articles on learning languages in general as well as specifically on improving Spanish.
There was an articles just a few days ago titled ‘The best way to learn Spanish on your own’.
So there you have it, a list of the Facebook groups in Spain I use the most.
I am sure that normal service will be resumed with the next entry !
And I almost forgot, One Foot in the Cave has it’s very own Facebook Page which can be reached by ‘clicking’ the image to your left 🙂
A final word before we sign out for this entry, If you regularly use other groups then please don’t keep them to yourselves – share them with us 🙂
So … Who are one foot in the cave ?
We (Danny and Josie) have spent the last 10 years living and working in the Caribbean. In 2015 we decided we wanted to move closer to family and friends so bought a cave house in the Granada region of Andalucia, Spain. We moved there full time in January 2017. Now we write about our experiences of cave living and how we are adapting to life in Spain.
We also have a Facebook page full of pictures, experiences and information that we have found useful along the way. If its your thing, you can also follow us on Instagram 🙂
5 words related to this blog entry …
Group – El Grupo
Healthcare – La Asistencia Sanitaria
Town Council/Hall – Ayuntamiento
Exchange – Intercambio
Flea Market – Rastro