Is Galicia a good place to live?

As many of you know, I’m a Spanish teacher based in Galicia. Since I have traveled a lot throughout my life and mainly teach online, living here was  a conscious choice. Muxía, Galicia is the place I call home since 2018. Over the years, I’ve met a lot of people who were looking for change in their lifes and decided to move to Spain. Most of them were looking for sunny weather and headed South. Lately, however, I’ve been in touch with many foreigners (or expats – though I don’t like this term!) who are looking into living in Galicia. And they kept asking me: “Is Galicia a good place to live? If you’d like to know the answer, keep reading!

I recently did an interview for Mapping Spain which got me thinking a lot about why I chose to live here and the life choices I’ve made, so I wanted to share in this post a bit about some of the key points that made me choose Galicia as my permanent residence: 

Natural Beauty

Galicia is known for its picturesque landscapes, including green hills, rivers, and a rugged coastline. I really appreciate natural beauty and outdoor activities, so Galicia is definitely a good fit for me. 

Weather in Galicia

Galicia experiences a maritime climate with soft temperatures. The weather is relatively mild, so although it can be rainy, I really enjoy having access to green forests and fields. The fact that the weather is generally quite nice also means that I get to spend a lot of time outside, which would not be the case in the freezing cold / scorching heat of other places I’ve lived. 

A sunny spring day in Galicia

Cultural Heritage

The region has a rich cultural heritage, with influences from Celtic traditions and a strong emphasis on folklore and festivals. I love discovering how ancient traditions such as San Xoan or Magosto are still alive and how they help us make sense of time.

Santuario de Nuestra Señora de la Barca

Cost of living

The cost of living in Galicia is generally lower than in some other regions of Spain, which allows me to be more creative with my teaching and even host immersion courses which are a fenomenal way of transmitting my love for the Spanish language and culture.    

Spanish immersion courses in Muxía, Galicia

How about you? Why did you choose the place you’re living in? Would you like to move to Spain? If your answer is yes, Galicia might just be the place you are looking for!  If you’d like to discover the region while learning Spanish, why not join the Spanish immersion courses in Muxía?

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