Discover Costa Blanca...
The Costa Blanca lies in the South East corner of Spain and extends from the town of San Pedro del Pinatar in the South to Oliva in the North with Alicante in the centre as the provincial city.
The area has excellent road communications, a direct high speed rail line to Madrid, national mainline train links and an international airport in Alicante with flights to a myriad of European centres. Alicante benefits from a tram service that runs on the northern coastline to the city centre.
With its diverse geography, pristine beaches, healthy climate and laid back lifestyle, Costa Blanca has become very popular as a holiday destination. With that has followed the development of holiday resorts and the building of holiday home complexes.
During the boom this construction activity reached a point of frenzy to the extent that some areas have been affected greatly by the recent downfall in the property market. However, those areas that benefit from quality developments in sought-after locations, have seen shorter falls in property prices and demand.
costa blanca north
The area running from Oliva in the North to Alicante City is characterised by rolling hills, majestic mountains, lush pine forests and farmland dotted with almond plantations, citrus groves and vineyards.
Towns in the area range from the quaint fishing and farming settlements of Javea, Moraira and Altea, to the world famous tourist centres of Calpe and Benidorm. Denia, Villajoyosa and Alicante City, although modern centres with all manner of facilities, have very much retained their Spanish charm.
Costa Blanca North exudes the feeling of exclusivity and has proven to be a great alternative for property buyers who were once looking to the more expensive Costa del Sol. Property prices are higher here than Costa Blanca South due to the rocky terrain.
Developments tend to be small apartment or townhouse complexes as well as independent villas on private land. Elevated plots generally allow for sea or mountain views, however, the sloping topography and lack of proximate commercial centres also mean that a car is essential in this area.
costa blanca south
Costa Blanca South extends from Santa Pola, just South of Alicante City, to San Pedro del Pinatar which borders with Costa Calida. Here, the topography changes to being much flatter and the land more expansive in nature.
The coastal towns of Santa Pola, Guardamar and La Marina still very much have a Spanish feel to them whilst Gran Alacant, Torrevieja and Orihuela Costa have become popular with Northern European residents and so are more cosmopolitan in the services and facilities they offer.
Costa Blanca South can be characterised by having much larger scale property developments with a myriad of amenities nearby. Land prices and construction costs were much less than in Costa Blanca North and so property prices tend to be more reasonable.
The majority of properties in this area are low-rise apartment complexes, townhouses or villas within urbanizations with swimming pools and gardens maintained by the community of residents. One generally can walk or cycle to facilities, although a car might be needed to reach the beach.