The Costa Blanca region is called the “Pearl of the Mediterranean”, mainly for its temperate climate, which, according to the World Health Organization, is considered one of the healthiest in the world. The average annual temperature here is + 21˚С. The combination of sun, sea and mountains creates a unique atmosphere of natural beauty, and the beautiful cities leave no doubt that it is worth settling here for a long time. At the same time, the Costa Blanca is quite diverse in terms of natural and climatic conditions and lifestyle.
In cities, all conditions have been created to guarantee a high quality of life for their residents. Since these places are associated, first of all, with recreation at sea, there are beautiful beaches here. 74 beaches have been awarded the EU Blue Flag, among them are the following:
● Levante and Poniente are the main beaches of Benidorm,
● Playa de la Mata is the most famous beach in Torrevieja,
● Playa Levante and Playa Arenal are the main beaches in Calpe.
The cleanliness and safety of the beaches are priorities for local authorities, and places for recreation and sports are arranged in the best way.
On the Costa Blanca there is a special attitude towards sport, since nature itself has created all the conditions for the development of its various modalities. Here you can ride a bike, sail, play golf and in winter ski.
For nature lovers, the Costa Blanca has many nature reserves with picturesque viewpoints; Numerous parks such as Mongo, Sierra Helada, Peñón de Ifach will delight lovers of long walks. Agriculture is well developed in the region. There are many vineyards, orange and almond trees. For those who want to buy a property, the Costa Blanca is a guarantee of beauty and health.
The population of the Costa Blanca is about 1,200,000 inhabitants, 28% of them are foreigners. In the largest cities of the region, the pace of life is quite high. An example is Benidorm, a city of 80,000 inhabitants, where there are many shopping centers and restaurants, and you can buy property in one of the high-rise residential complexes. In small towns like Altea, Valle de Guadalest, time passes slowly and it is here where you can become familiar with the customs of traditional Spain.
The Costa Blanca has a rich historical heritage. In almost all cities you can discover the treasures of Roman, Greek and Phoenician cultures. A large number of museums and historical monuments will appeal to lovers of antiquity. The region is also famous for its holidays. One of the most famous is the “Moro y Cristianos” festival.
We cannot fail to mention the local gastronomy. Mediterranean cuisine is recognized worldwide as one of the healthiest and most varied. In numerous places you will find meat and fish, vegetables and herbs, fruits and wines for all tastes and budgets. The gastronomic culture here is characterized by a deep respect for tradition and the environment.
Today, the Costa Blanca is the most popular region for the acquisition of property by foreigners. Almost 50% of all transactions are carried out by citizens of other countries, mainly from Northern Europe. Especially popular here are apartments and villas on the coast, as well as affordable housing in mountain villages.
For those who buy a property on the Costa Blanca it has a series of advantages over other regions of the country. These are the following
● maritime climate healing;
● developed infrastructure in all cities;
● cleanliness and safety;
● excellent conditions for children’s study and recreation.
The majority of properties are for sale in the cities of Torrevieja, Denia and Jávea. On average, the price of 1 m2 here is €2,400. When buying a property in Spain, you must take into account the price range, which depends both on the quality of the home and its location. Thus, the cities with the most expensive real estate on the Costa Blanca are Jávea, Moraira and Altea. And you will find the cheapest ones in El Limonar, Los Palacios and San Luis.
It is not in vain that the Costa Blanca is called the pearl of the Mediterranean, where natural resources are best combined with all the benefits of civilization.