- costa (feminine) we spent two weeks at the seaside pasamos dos semanas en la costa or en la playa do you prefer to go to the seaside or to the mountains? ¿prefieres ir al mar or a la playa o a la montaña? (before noun/delante del nombre) [hotel] de la costa; [town] de la costa, costero a seaside resort un centro de veraneo costero, un balneario (Latin America/América Latina)
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Paro is the name in Spain for both unemployment and unemployment benefit. The period for which paro can be claimed ranges from three months to a year, depending on how long a person has been working. The amount paid decreases over the period of unemployment.