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Costa Women

My name is Ali Meehan and I am a serial inpat now living on the Costa del Sol and keen to integrate and enjoy the culture of my wonderful (new) home country, Spain. 


My parents had lived in the Middle East in the 1950s and our home was always filled with stories about different cultures and experiences with our walls and surfaces full of momentos. In the 1990s I lived and worked in Australia, but had to return to the UK for family reasons. Meeting my husband in 2002, who was already living and working in Spain, was the start of a decade of travel and life in Spain, the Middle East and then Asia.


Learning from my lives overseas, in 2010 I decided to build a space for Women to provide a connection point to make new friends as well as get real life, essential tips and advice about life in sunny Spain. And I wanted to make it free. 


Costa Women was created as a community for Women like you - living in, or thinking about relocating to Spain.  


Having travelled this far, the Costa Women members already share an adventurous spirit; we have stepped outside of our normal environment and moved overseas – this provides us with a wonderful link whatever culture or country we have arrived from. 


Costa Women connect Women over the whole of Spain; from Costa del Sol to Asturias, from Barcelona to Cadiz, from Madrid to Canary Islands and all the places in-between.  We host local events in 28 different locations.


The friends that you can make on Costa Women are just one of the many benefits of joining the community website.   We enjoy the diversity of all individuals from 64 different countries, including our wonderful Spanish hosts now arriving at; we all have a story to tell. is free to join and any Women can become a member; no matter what your hobbies, values, beliefs, or views. Use the website as a springboard to find other likeminded Women and to create a network of friends.  We also offer lots of space for Women in Business to build their network, learn new skills and share their products and services. 


The website offers:-

  • Hobbies, Language and Interest Groups

  • Job Adverts

  • Classifieds

  • Pages to share your blogs and stories

  • Interviews with you, real women, about your hobbies, charity, or business

  • Free business listings


And we have won awards!  

"Best of British Social Club" by Telegraph Newspaper
Listed as one of The Telegraph's top Twitter accounts (@costawomen) for Expat Advice. 
Costa Women website was awarded "Expats Stars" under the “Top 10 Websites for Expat Women” by
And included in "20 Twitter Accounts Every Expat Should Follow" by

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