Many foreigners are looking for a second home in Spain and Costa Blanca is undoubtedly one of the most attractive destinations in Europe in which to buy a vacation property.
Part of the strong appeal of Costa Blanca, alongside its many Blue Flag beaches and superb transport links, including international airports in Alicante, Murcia and Valencia, is that it offers a well-developed infrastructure and amenities. It is generously outfitted with superb golf courses, large shopping centres, world-class sports facilities and great dining locales.
With the most stunning and beautiful coast in Spain, amazing beaches, spectacular mountain views and a broad spectrum of vegetation types, Costa Blanca offers a rich and relaxed lifestyle.
With lots of sun and little rain, Costa Blanca’s climate is always a prime attraction. With a pleasant and mild Mediterranean climate, it really is possible to enjoy a year-round outdoor lifestyle here. It is great for playing golf. As well, the natural landscape and parks are suitable for hiking, horseback riding, cycling and mountaineering. Finally, Costa Blanca is a true paradise for yachting enthusiasts and is one of the best locations for boat ownership in the Mediterranean, with 200 kilometres of magnificent coastline dotted with coves and bays, as well as plenty of marinas from which to explore them.
With immense natural beauty, Costa Blanca has a varied geography, from peaceful and traditional mountainous areas with authentic villages in the interior, to pretty fishing villages and cosmopolitan seaside resorts along the coast.
Alicante is generally considered the dividing line between Costa Blanca North and Costa Blanca South. The northern end of Costa Blanca is more unspoilt than the south, with magnificent mountains rolling down to the superb coastline and the towns of Dénia, Moraira, Altea and Calpe, through to Benidorm with its Blue Flag beaches. Costa Blanca North is one of the more desirable areas for purchasing property, boasting views – both of mountains and coastline – that elicit expressions of awe from visitors.
Costa Blanca offers a well-developed health sector, with access to some of the best specialists and treatment centres in the world. There are also several private and international schools to choose from, such as the British School in Alicante, the Newton International College in Elche and El Limonar International School in Villamartin, all of which can boast excellent reputations.
All in all, it is difficult to find a better or more privileged location where one may enjoy such a fine quality of life.
There is clearly a growing demand from foreign buyers moving to Costa Blanca to work, play and retire. The nationality of foreigners buying property on Costa Blanca is varied. Investors in Costa Blanca real estate come mainly from the UK, Scandinavia, Germany, France, Belgium and the Netherlands. Stimulated by the Spanish Residency Golden Visa program, there is a rise in Chinese interest in property in Costa Blanca as well.
The region’s attractive beaches, the beautiful landscape, well-preserved natural environment, lovely climate, modern infrastructure, together with friendly people and a cosmopolitan ambience, have placed property in Costa Blanca high on many investment plans.