- Costa Blanca
Property in the Costa Blanca is a very popular choice for those seeking a more laid-back life in Spain. The Costa Blanca (White Coast) is the coastline that stretches 170 miles along Spain's east coast centred on Alicante and running from Valencia in the north to La Manga in the south. With more than 320 days of sunshine each year, the Costa Blanca offers a range of activities from sun tanning on the beach all day, to golf or scuba diving in crystal clear waters.
At the northern end of the Costa Blanca, from the major city of Alicante stretching towards historical Valencia, the wonderful coastal road passes thorough Spanish villages and towns accustomed to a more relaxing pace of life. This is a region to find that peaceful villa or village house, and for those that want to experience the real Spanish lifestyle.
The region of Alicante is part of the Costa Blanca, wedged between Murcia in the south, and Valencia in the north. Alicante itself offers a wonderful city with three thousand years of history and great shopping. The famous resort of Benidorm which in summer boasts more than 1000 restaurants and 30 discos, has everything needed for an active nightlife.
Just south of the airport lies the resort of Torrevieja with it's sandy beach and lively market, several golf courses and wonderful accommodation. Near Cartegena is the well known sports and golf complex of La Manga.
The countryside at the north end of the Costa Blanca is attractively mountainous and rocky.
Inland from the beaches lies one of Spain's most fertile areas that are well known for its citrus groves that send its fruit worldwide. Excursions inland can be made to Busot to see the Cuevas del Canelobre (approx. 24 kilometres from Alicante) which house the highest cave vaults in Spain. Busot also offers many hiking routes with unique views and a range of restaurants offering local cuisine.
HOW TO GET THERE
El Altet airport on the Costa Blanca is located 11km (7 miles) from the city of Alicante. The airport is easily reachable from the main A7 motorway. Within easy reach of most major European cities (London is just a 2.5 hour flight), there are a multitude of scheduled and charter flights to Alicante.
Discount airline EasyJet flies from Dortmund, Geneva, Belfast and a variety of UK airports.
There is bus service to Alicante town every 60 minutes.