By Nicola Cowell
THOUSANDS of staycationers who are flocking back to Spain due to the British rain have the right idea, according to ex-pat pensioners.
In fact, as many as seven out of ten pensioners who have retired to Spain say they do not miss home and have never considered returning.
And six out of ten of them have had a better experience living here than they expected.
In the survey of 1,300 ex-pats, carried out for Natwest by the Centre for Future Studies, it was found that 92 per cent of ex-pat Brits chose to live among the natives instead of heading for ex-pat communities.
According to Natwest, the key is planning ahead and people who secured a job in their new country before jetting off were much more satisfied.
It is estimated that there are 900,000 pensioners living abroad, with 115,000 of these in Spain, and 150,000 Brits left the country for sunnier climes last year.