Your Retirement Questions Answered: A Comprehensive FAQ for Ciudad Patricia

Greetings from the sunny oasis of Ciudad Patricia! As a dedicated team member of this beloved retirement community nestled on the picturesque Costa Blanca of Spain, I’m delighted to share with you a comprehensive guide that could potentially assist you in your search for the perfect retirement haven in Spain.

Making Ciudad Patricia Your Home

How can I acquire an apartment in Ciudad Patricia?

Here at Ciudad Patricia, we provide apartments under the “Lifetime right of Use” scheme. The cost of an apartment is determined by variables such as the unit’s size, its unique location within our property, and your age at the time you join our vibrant community.

Contact us for more details as this type of plan maybe open to discussion

Is residency in Spain a prerequisite to living in Ciudad Patricia?

No, Spanish residency is not a requirement to become part of our community. According to European Union regulations, you’re considered a resident of another EU country if you spend over 183 days per year there. The choice to acquire Spanish residency, however, is entirely yours.

It’s different for British people since Brexit.  If you are already Resident in Spain, no problem. If you are NOT resident in Spain, you can still become part of our community but will only be able to stay for 90 days in any 180 days. 

Who constitutes the Ciudad Patricia community?

Our community is a beautiful tapestry of diverse nationalities. While we have a substantial number of Dutch and English residents, we also welcome Belgians, Germans, Swiss, Spaniards, Norwegians, French and many more. We celebrate this diversity and believe it significantly contributes to our vibrant and inclusive living atmosphere.

What’s the minimum age requirement to join the community?

We’ve specifically designed Ciudad Patricia for seniors seeking a rich and fulfilling retirement lifestyle. Hence, the minimum age to become part of our community is 55 years old.

Are there options for short-term stays?

Indeed! If you’re considering a brief visit to Ciudad Patricia, we provide fully furnished apartments for temporary stays. These units can accommodate up to three people, making it perfect for visits with family or friends. We have recently set aside 2 apartments for long-term rental – one furnished and one unfurnshed. For further details, please feel free to contact our sales team.

Do residents participate in the management of the resort?

We firmly believe in the importance of resident involvement in our community’s governance. Therefore, we operate with a residents’ association whose members are elected biennially. This association regularly liaises with the resort’s owners to address any issues and ensure the overall well-being of the community. Moreover, residents have the opportunity to take part in annual general meetings and nationality group gatherings to discuss matters related to life in Ciudad Patricia and contribute to future decisions.

Discovering Ciudad Patricia and its Surroundings

Where is Ciudad Patricia located?

Ciudad Patricia is tucked away in a peaceful 100,000 m² park at the base of the Sierra Helada, between the bustling city of Benidorm and the tranquil resort town of El Albir, located on the stunning Costa Blanca. We’re conveniently situated 45 km north of Alicante, offering a serene, picturesque location for your retirement.

Is it easy to get to Ciudad Patricia?

Absolutely! Ciudad Patricia is readily accessible via the A7 motorway, just a 10-minute drive away, and it’s around 50 km from Alicante Airport. Once you’re on the A7, take the Benidorm Levante exit and follow the directions leading you to our resort. You can easily park and head to “Edificio Central.” Alternatively, you can hop on bus 11 from central Benidorm, which conveniently stops right in front of our main building.

Are there any golf courses nearby?

For the golf enthusiasts among us, Ciudad Patricia is a dream come true. We’re surrounded by outstanding golf courses, with two located near Terra Miticà, and an additional five within a half-hour drive from our resort. Whether you’re a seasoned player or a novice golfer, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to enjoy your game amid the breathtaking surroundings of the Costa Blanca.

A Glimpse into Everyday Life at Ciudad Patricia

What does a day in the life of a Ciudad Patricia resident look like?

Life at Ciudad Patricia is as relaxing or as active as you wish it to be. You might start your day with a walk through our beautifully maintained gardens, enjoy a leisurely breakfast in your apartment or in our restaurant, and spend your morning at a group activity such as painting or petanque. After a nutritious lunch, you might choose to rest or take a dip in one of our pools. Evenings could be spent enjoying a quiet dinner, socializing with fellow residents, or taking part in one of our many organized events or outings. The choice is yours!

Are there plenty of activities and events for residents?

We firmly believe in fostering a vibrant and engaged community. Therefore, we offer an array of activities and events to suit diverse interests, such as music evenings, dance classes, excursions, and presentations. Our location manager – Nadine –  ensures there’s always something exciting happening at Ciudad Patricia.

How is healthcare managed at Ciudad Patricia?

Your health and well-being are our top priorities. We provide a range of health and care services, including a general practitioner’s office hours, 24/7 medical follow-up for emergencies, and physiotherapy. If additional care is required, there are reputable hospitals and clinics nearby. Furthermore, our staff can assist you with making any necessary medical appointments.

What dining options are available?

At Ciudad Patricia, we cater to a variety of dietary needs and preferences. Our in-house restaurant serves a delectable array of meals throughout the day, and you can choose to dine with us as often or as little as you like. For those who prefer to cook at home, our apartments have well-equipped kitchens, and there’s a good selection of local supermarkets who will deliver to your apartment for your grocery needs.

Is the resort pet-friendly?

We understand the companionship and joy pets can bring. Therefore, we permit pets in our apartments, provided they are well-behaved and do not cause any disturbance to other residents. It’s always best to discuss the specifics with our team beforehand.

In conclusion, Ciudad Patricia is designed to offer a perfect blend of comfort, leisure, and vibrant social life to all its residents. If you have more questions or need further assistance, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. We’re here to help make your retirement dreams come true!

Come and see yourself

Are you ready to embrace a serene yet fulfilling retirement? At Ciudad Patricia, your ideal lifestyle awaits amidst the picturesque surroundings of the Costa Blanca. Experience top-tier amenities, engaging social activities, and a compassionate community that caters to your every need.

For more details, or to arrange a personal tour of our resort, feel free to contact us. We look forward to welcoming you to our vibrant community and helping you make the most out of your golden years.

So, don’t wait any longer. Begin your journey to a joyous and relaxing retirement at Ciudad Patricia today!


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