Area information about Alicante – Costa Blanca
Alicante – Costa Blanca (or the ‘White Coast’) has been a popular area for overseas buyers looking for Spanish property. This popularity is largely due to the Costa Blanca’s geographical position, which means it is known to have only two seasons – spring and summer. With more than 300 sunny days a year, large beaches, nice promenades, picturesque villages and all imaginable facilities, it is seen as the ideal area to live by many.
Costa Blanca North
The Costa Blanca has 240km of coastline, which starts at Dénia in the north. This part of the coast is characterised by winding roads in a green, hilly landscape, with lots of small bays, almond trees and olives. Although, this is considered the more traditional part of the Costa Blanca, there is one place that is an exception to the rule – Benidorm. The resort is famous for its package holidays, hotels, bars, restaurants, entertainment and shops.
Costa Blanca South
The south, which stretches from Alicante to Torrevieja, is characterised by its long sandy beaches, salt lakes and flat landscapes where hosts of farmers cultivate tomatoes, peppers, lemons, melons and oranges.
The capital of the province, Alicante, is situated in the middle to divide the Costa Blanca into northern and southern parts. Most importantly, this bustling, university city has an international airport that connects with the majority of European cities. It also has an excellent road and rail transport links to the rest of Spain.
Costa Blanca Golf
The Costa Blanca is also home to a significant number of golf courses – there are 30 along the entire coast, including three designed by the late Seve Ballesteros.
There are several international schools along the coast, although Javea and Alicante are where families will find the most options.
Favourite residential areas Costa Blanca
Traditionally, the most popular towns on the Costa Blanca with overseas residents are Alicante, Villamartin, Moraira, Orihuela, Benitachell and Benissa, which is known as ‘little Europe’ thanks to the cosmopolitan residents who have chosen it as their Spanish home. However, there are many more towns, villages and resorts to choose from.
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