As can be expected, hundreds of Brits who have lived here for years are now rushing to empadronarse; in the case of Almuñécar, 640 of them.
The last quarter of 2019 there were 1,022 British people registered here but three months later the number had risen to 1,661.
Almuñécar is the town with the largest British presence in the whole of Granada. In fact, if you compare the capital of the province with Almuñécar, there are far fewer; only 306, to be exact.
What’s more, the foreign presence now represents 20% of the town’s total population (30,170).
Of course, Almuñécar Town Hall is over the moon because of this ‘official’ increase to the Empadronmiento because it means that the town receives more funding from the Central Government. It has been frustrating for them that it took Brexit to get many resident Brits to actually register, but register they did.
Things have changed a lot since the 80’s, when you could get all the resident Brits into somebody’s back garden – I can still name them all from memory. In fact, it was not just a scant number of Brits, but a very small foreign presence, full stop.
(News: Almunecar, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)