AS the hysteria in the markets following the Brexit result lessens and the pound starts to regain some of the ground it lost against the euro, it is becoming clear that Spain continues to be a relatively safe and still affordable holiday haven.
The terrible attacks on the Istanbul and Brussels airports have highlighted the vulnerability of international travel, and with terrorist action in North Africa and France, as well as fears that Germany is a powder keg waiting to explode, Spain does seem to be very attractive to expats.
Already it has been announced that hoteliers in Mallorca have been able to strike deals with travel companies for the end of 2016 and 2017 with price increases, and it rather looks as if the economy on the Costas, which depends so much on foreign visitors is not going to see any major fall out from Brexit, at least in the foreseeable future.
People do want to travel and escape from their workday lives and Spain still offers good value for money and a pretty safe environment where visitors are more likely to suffer from jumping off of balconies, drinking too much or catching the sun than they are from a terrorist attack.
Nowhere is completely safe, but southern Spain is certainly one of those destinations that offers a great deal without visitors needing to be constantly on alert.