Protect your family from costs and complications with a Spanish funeral plan

  • Spanish funerals often take place within 48 hours and leave little time for important decisions
  • If you split your time between Spain and the UK, your funeral plan is valid in both countries
  • Choose between local burial* or cremation in Spain, or repatriation to the UK
  • For over 25 years we’ve provided more than 70,000 customers with funeral plans
  • No health checks or age restrictions

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*Burial may incur extra charges and the purchase of a burial plot is not included 

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The 4 major differences between Spanish and British funerals

Here are four reasons why you need to protect your family with a Spanish funeral plan:

1. Spanish funerals take place much quicker

In the UK, funerals can take weeks to organise. In Spain, however, funerals are often carried out within 48 hours of the death – sometimes even sooner. This means the next of kin might only have a few days at most to make funeral arrangements, notify friends and family, and say goodbye to their loved one.

2. Funerals are often simpler and less personalised

Because there’s less time to plan, Spanish funerals are often quite simple with less choice. You may not have time to plan those special personal touches for the service or to consult others about what a loved one's wishes might have been.

3. It’s much harder to shop around

When a death happens, the police will contact a local Funeral Director. The Funeral Director will then ask the next of kin to sign a release form, but in many cases this form is also a service contract, committing you to that Funeral Director before any prices have been discussed. Always read paperwork carefully before signing.

4. It’s normal to plan ahead

Because funerals take place so quickly in Spain, many Spanish nationals have funeral insurance and carry a card stating their preferred Funeral Director. This also helps protect bereaved families from unexpected costs and the stress of arranging a funeral at short notice.

For British expats living in Spain, a prepaid funeral plan helps loved ones cope with unfamiliar procedures, language barriers and funeral costs.


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Why choose a Spanish funeral plan from Avalon?

Rated ‘Excellent’ by over 1,000 customers on Trustpilot
Funeral plans to suit your needs, with flexible payment options
24/7 bereavement helpline
No health checks or age restrictions
Coverage in Spain, Mallorca and the Canary Islands, Portugal and Cyprus
If you split your time between one of these countries and the UK, your funeral plan is valid in both countries
Local support for you and your family

The most trusted name in the business

Our service is second to none. But don’t just take our word for it - we have over 1,000 reviews and are rated 'Excellent' by our customers on Trustpilot. Avalon is a leading provider of funeral plans, established for over 25 years with over 70,000 customers all happy in the knowledge that their funerals are planned and paid for.


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