Speaking though experience, 3 years ago me and my partner invested in a property in the Costa Del Sol region of Spain. We bought the villa through a company named Property Abroad. They were very helpful and gave us time and space to think our options through instead of just hassling us like any other agent would! They managed to organise us an inspection trip and even gave us tips on the overseas property market. For the year which we lived in Spain it was perfect, so much to do and experience, but it all got a little boring so we decided to pack up our stuff and move with my parents over to Cyprus. Again we went straight to Property Abroad for help with this. We have now lived here for the past 2 years. Personally i enjoy living in Cyprus more than i did Spain. I guess that all depends on what your looking for in a country and your price range. But we bought a villa in Cyprus cheaper than we did in Spain plus its a lot sunnier and the culture alot different instead of just living in a 'Sunny England!' There are alot better countries to live than Spain!