The Costa Blanca in Alicante continues to fuel the expat growth in East Spain. Lets take a look at some of te most popular towns in the region.
This popular beach resort is conveniently located between Murcia and Alicante. It’s home to parks, beaches, gardens and squares, perfect for enjoying the sunshine that characterises this corner of the world. Torrevieja’s harbour is vibrant, and great for enjoying some of the freshest seafood on the Costa Blanca. The nearby salt lakes are said to be particularly beneficial to those with arthritis.
This former fishing village is now one of the most popular seaside resorts on the southern Costa Blanca. The port remains a working harbour, so expect restaurants to serve up incredibly fresh and delicious seafood. Explore its 16th century castle and watchtowers, lounge on the 11km of sandy beaches, or play a few holes on one of the nearby golf courses.
Guardamar del Segura
Located to the north of Torrevieja on the mouth of the River Segura, Guadamar’s sand dune lined beaches will make you feel as though you’ve arrived in a tropical paradise. The town is characterised by sandy beaches, manicured parks, and its many restaurants. Guardamar del Segura pulls in expats and tourists because of its clean, sandy beaches. The sought-after area is home properties of all kinds ranging from holiday apartments to more traditional Spanish homes.
Playa Flamenca first gained popularity back in the 1970s when a group of Flemish investors piled money into turning the deserted coastline into a bonafide holiday destination. Today the town is popular with for watersports enthusiasts, horse riders, and hikers. Although predominantly a quiet residential area, Playa Flamenca is just a short stroll from beaches, shops, bars and restaurants. If that’s not sufficient, Torrevieja is a 10-minute drive away.
Villamartin remains a popular choice with those looking to buy on the Costa Blanca due to its proximity to a number of world-class golf courses. Particularly popular with expats from Northern Europe, you’ll find that many of the properties in town are used primarily as holiday homes, or as holiday rentals.
Orihuela is a sunny spot where property prices remain significantly lower than other towns in the region. For this reason, it is called home by a growing community of expats, which means great employment opportunities, mostly in the retail and hospitality sectors.
This beach resort on the Orihuela Costa of the Southern Costa Blanca is located close to La Zenia, Torrevieja and both Murcia and Alicante airports, making it popular with holidaymakers and second-home owners throughout the year. The town is known for its blue flag beaches, superb shopping, fine dining, and arguably the most attractive marina on the Costa Blanca. Along the coast, the majority of property for sale consists of apartments, but away from the shore you’ll find more traditional style homes.
Located on the southern Costa Blanca, this relatively small inland town is a mecca for golfers and second-home owners. The agricultural town itself is relatively small with only around 2,000 people living here year round.
Campoamor is conveniently located 15 minutes from Murcia airport, and 35 minutes from Alicante, on the border of the Costa Blanca and the Costa Calida. Here you’ll find most types of property, amenities to suit all needs, fantastic golf courses, and clean beaches.
Rojales is an agricultural village located in the Alicante Province, making it perfect for those seeking traditional Spanish life. The village sits on the banks of the River Segura, and is home to a number of traditional cave homes that give a nod to the fascinating history of the area. Located just inland from the coastal resort of Guadamar del Segura in the Southern Costa Blanca, Rojales is a pretty spot, boasting a range of attractive property options, set in colourful gardens.
Not too far away from Rojales is Ciudad Quesada. Here you’ll find a variety of shops, bars, restaurants, a golf course, and a waterpark. The attractions and blue flag beaches of Torrevieja, Guadamar del Segura, and Santa Pola, are all within five minutes’ drive.