Property for Sale on the Costa Blanca

A Quick Look at Property on the Costa Blanca

The Costa Blanca is the single most popular place for British property hunters. Why do we love it so? Firstly, the weather is simply superb. You can expect sun on at least 320 days each year, frost virtually never, yet with the edge taken off summer temperatures by the sea breeze. In practical terms, it’s never too hot or too cold for a round of golf!

The Costa Blanca is an affordable choice for property, enabling many of us to afford a holiday home here as well as a base in the UK. If you want to pop down for a long weekend, Alicante airport has flights all year even from the quietest regional airports in the UK.

There’s wide variety within its 200 kilometres, appealing to different sorts of house-hunters. The Costa Blanca North, above Alicante, is more mountainous, with pine forests leading down to attractive bays and beaches set around old fishing villages.

The more northerly towns, such as Javéa and Denia are just far enough from the airport to turn off the long-weekenders, appealing more to permanent residents and retirees. But while we may think of this as prime holiday-home territory, these are also busy Spanish towns with the traditional way of life intact.     

When people drive up from Alicante and first see the tower blocks of Benidorm shimmering in the heat haze, some feel a surge of excitement and others just shudder. There’s a reason why Benidorm has remained so popular for 60 years – its bold and energetic local authorities keep the quality high and the atmosphere buzzing – it now boasts Spain’s tallest and most striking residential tower block, the Intempo Tower, 47 storeys high.

South of Alicante the Costa Blanca is flatter and hotter, but also more affordable. Resorts like Torrevieja and Orihuela Costa are dedicated to enjoyment. The beaches are as perfect as you would imagine, but there are also numerous affordable golf courses, marinas, waterparks and family entertainments.

If you want the kind of retirement where you can sit outside a sunny cafés all morning, then head out to the golf course in the afternoon, maybe have a sail or go fishing from your kayak, before joining your friends at a local club in the evening, all while looking forward to your grandchildren popping down for half-term, then this is the coast for you.

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