Passionate, sophisticated and entirely devoted to enjoying life to its fullest, Spain is at once a stereotype come to life and at the same time more diverse and exciting than you could ever imagine.
From the most colourful fiestas and delicious cuisine to world class museums and modern art galleries, breathtaking landscapes and pristine sandy beaches, Spain has something to offer each and every one, and continues to be one of the most popular travel destinations in Europe.
The Costa Blanca
Spain is the perfect destination for those looking for their own private getaway in the sun, and the Costa Blanca has in recent years become one of the most popular areas, for multiple reasons.
The Costa Blanca is very famous for its magnificent coastline with over 200 km of white sandy beaches against a backdrop of rugged mountain landscape. With 72 blue flags , 59 on beaches and 13 in Marinas, Alicante province is in fact the province in Spain with the highest number of blue flags, which is an international ranking based on clean waters, facilities and safety features.
The World Health Organization has named this region (specifically Costa Blanca South) as one of the healthiest places to live on earth. This is due to the very special microclimate that is a result of the weather conditions and the two surrounding salt lakes. Average yearly temperatures are between 18 to 25 degrees Celcius and there are approximately 320 days of sunshine per year.
There are hundreds of direct and low cost flights arriving and departing daily to both Alicante International Airport and San Javier Airport in Murcia from all over Europe, making this an ideal and comfortable location only a 3 – 4 hour flight from home.
The Costa Blanca is a well established tourist destination, and caters to a wide variety of people of all ages and all nationalities. From golf courses to water parks, nature trails, shopping centers, spas, tapas bars and Michelin star restaurants, you can rest assured there is something here for everyone to enjoy.
You can read more about all the wonderful things there are to do, see and taste in our lifestyle section.
Investing in Costa Blanca
When it comes to investing in property abroad, Spain is at the top of the chart for many good reasons. It offers political and economic stability, a great infrastructure of transportation, health care, police and legal apparatus, education, service and tourism. It is part of the euro zone, and has an overall high standard of living at a relatively low cost.
The general forecast for the Spanish property market on the Costa Blanca for 2016 is a very positive one, and it is predicted that Costa Blanca will be one of the most popular destinations for foreign property investment this year.
In the second hand market there are some excellent deals to be made, and you can find fabulous properties at relatively low prices.
When it comes to new builds, the cranes are once again moving on the horizon, and many new projects are in the pipelines. The main trends today are centred around modern architecture, contemporary design and aesthetics.
The overall building standards have improved considerably in recent years, and this can be seen in the finishing levels and materials used. The prices for this segment are very good, and you get a high value for your money.
The demand for rentals is very high in this area, and a good idea for an investment is to buy a property for renting out.
Buying property on the Costa Blanca is not only a good investment in monetary terms, but most people find that it is a direct investment in quality of life.
Whether you are looking for your holiday home, a more permanent residence or an investment opportunity, we always recommend you buy something you can easily sell again later no matter what the market situation is.
Please contact us for more information, we look forward to hearing from you.