Properties in Canaries and Balearics perform better than other parts of Spain

Real estate in the Canary and Balearic Islands has experienced much lower price drops than in other parts of Spain, it has been noted.

Managing director of Adrian Warriner pointed out that the two archipelagos – which include destinations such as Tenerife, Ibiza and Mallorca – have fared better than their mainland counterparts, recording just a 2.5 per cent fall in values over the last year.

"This is good if you already own a property there, but not so good if you are an investor looking for a bargain," he stated.

Mr Warriner went on to suggest that those hoping to buy a home in Spain while the market is low may want to consider the Costa del Sol, which has seen average prices decline by more than ten per cent in the past 12 months.