Property for sale in Costa Blanca South, Costa Blanca, Valencia, Spain
2 bed terraced house for sale Just addedParaje Natural, Torrevieja, Spain
Fantastic townhouse in the urbanization "el salado" located in the paraje natural area, a magnificent area to enjoy the tranquility with closeness to all necessary services, the property has 2 bedrooms with fitted wardrobes, 2 bathrooms, american ...
2 bed bungalow for sale Just addedLos Balcones, Torrevieja, Spain
New residential area consisting of 24 villas with private pool and 64 bungalows of high quality in materials and construction, where safety is a priority. In this residential area the villas and the bungalows have both an underground parking garage, ...
3 bed villa for sale Just addedLos Balcones, Torrevieja, Spain
New residential area consisting of 24 villas with private pool and 64 bungalows of high quality in materials and construction, where safety is a priority. In this residential area both the villas and the bungalows have an underground parking garage, ...
6 bed chalet for sale Just addedCiudad Quesada, Rojales, Spain
Opportunity! Great villa with private pool, plot of 1000m2 and walk to all services offered by the prestigious urbanization of ciudad quesada. Give this house your personal style and enjoy an unbeatable quality of life surrounded by sun, tranquility ...
1 bed apartment for sale Just addedCentro, Torrevieja, Spain
Opportunity! Beautiful attic apartment, brand new with community pool and security twenty-four hours, walk to all services with an incredible price. The whole house exterior which gives great brightness, has a bedroom with wardrobe, a bathroom with ...
3 bed villa for sale Just addedOrihuela Costa, Costa Blanca, Spain
Stunning South East facing new build modern design 3 bed, 3 bath detached villas with private swimming pools located in residential area, Lomas de Cabo Roig, Cabo Roig, Costa Blanca. Spacious lounge / diner, open plan fitted kitchen, 3 x double ...
3 bed villa for sale Just addedOrihuela Costa, Costa Blanca, Spain
New luxury detached villa in Villamartin (El Presidente) comprising of 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. The master bedroom has plenty of wardrobe space (walk in), en suite bathroom with heated floors. The other two double bedrooms also have wardrobes and are ...
4 bed villa for sale Just addedAlfredo Nobel, Torrevieja, Alicante, Valencia, Spain
Brand new modern villa in Torrevieja., 200 meters from the sea
3 bed bungalow for sale Just addedLago Jardin, Alicante (City), Alicante, Valencia, Spain
Mediterranean style bungalow with two floors, with a garden of 55 m2 and a solarium of 50 m2.
Hotel/guest house for sale Just addedTorrevieja, Alicante, Spain
Aparthotel for sale in the centre of torrevieja by the sea. The Project is for the conversion of a new commercial into an apartment Hotel. The hotel is by the sea front promenade in Torrevieja. It consist of 19 rooms over 3 floors with a reception and ...
2 bed apartment for sale Just added2 Bedroom Apartment In Dolores, Alicante, Spain
Ground floor apartment finished to a very high standard. The Apartment is just a 5 minute walk to the town of Dolores, which has a variety of tapas bars, restaurants & shops, The town has a lovely town square where you can take a coffee or a beer and ...
3 bed chalet for sale Just added03178 Benijófar, Alicante, Spain
3 bedroom detached villas with 2 bathrooms and a guest toilet kitchen large living room terraces garden with barbecue and off road parking space. All plots feature sufficient reserved space to facilitate if you wish a pool or Jacuzzi.
2 bed property for sale Just added2 Bedroom House In Villamartin, Alicante, Spain
A well presented Detached Villa in Las Filapinas near Villamartin. As you enter the property you have a large open plan living room, dining area & American style kitchen with high quality white goods and a good sized utility room. There is also a ...
2 bed apartment for sale Just addedLos Arenales Del Sol, Alicante (City), Alicante, Valencia, Spain
Marvellous brand-new apartment in Gran Alacant
3 bed penthouse for sale Just addedCalle Ulpiano 03182, Torrevieja, Alicante
Fantastic apartments less than 150 m from the beach! This residential is divided into 4 blocks composed of 30 homes of 2 and 3 bedrooms. This apartment located on the top floor has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, a living room and kitchen. It also...
3 bed apartment for sale Just addedCalle Ulpiano 03182, Torrevieja, Alicante
Fantastic apartments less than 150 m from the beach! This residential is divided into 4 blocks composed of 30 homes of 2 and 3 bedrooms. This apartment located on the first floor has three bedrooms and two bathrooms, a living room and kitchen....
The Costa Blanca South area guide
Things to do
Costa Blanca South refers to the southernmost stretch of the Costa Blanca, down to the beginnings of the warm Costa Cálida. It roughly extends 80 kilometres between the major city of Alicante and San Javier, a few kilometres south-east of Murcia. It’s a very popular tourist destination thanks to its beautiful beaches and idyllic climate, and has changed over the years to adapt to the large numbers of British and German tourists that visit every summer.
The area owes much of its landscape, architecture and culture to the Moors, who first invaded in the 8th century AD and shaped the region for just under four centuries. They brought irrigation, terraced farming, spices and began to grow the fruit that is used so much in the traditional food of the area.
It was then the growth of the middle class in Northern Europe, from the 1960s, that really transformed the Costa Blanca again. With increasing disposable incomes, tourism exploded and the Costa Blanca South has been a big draw ever since. As people experienced wonderful holidays, many wanted to stay full-time and now foreigners buy as many properties each year as locals.
While the high visitor numbers have led to increased building and a transformation of the major cities, the region has not lost sight of its heritage. Outside the buzzing tourist centres are tiny villages and towns, still bearing the marks of the Moorish occupation and keeping the traditional Costa Blanca culture going strong. The Costa Blanca South is full of things to do, both active and sedate.
Socially, there’s plenty on offer. The resident expat population are very friendly and always happy to welcome new faces to the area – there is an excellent pre-established personal and professional network.
Cities, towns and villages in the region all offer something different. If you’re after lively bars, atmosphere and late-nights – you’ll find it easily. If you’d rather find a small independent café or restaurant for a quiet drink and a bite to eat, you’ll find that too provided you’re willing to go off the beaten track a little.
Places to eat
The food culture on the south-eastern tip of Spain is unique and eclectic. It is a mishmash of food cultures from around the Mediterranean Sea – Arabic, African, Italian and French influences can all be spotted.
Paella is the most popular dish from the area, which is especially good on the Costa Blanca due to the famously good rice grown there.
No matter where you go, you’ll be able to find both high-quality local food and international restaurants, from major chains to tiny family-run places. You’ll never run out of options to explore. El Misteri D’anna in Elche is a particular favourite.
Tourism brings shoppers, and the Costa Blanca South has risen to demand. Large-scale shopping malls are a common site in any major city, such as Murcia or Alicante, and high-street brands are everywhere – Zara, H&M and Massimo Dutti being examples.
What’s more, there are fantastic independent boutique stores to be found in almost every town. Particularly worth mentioning is Elche, which is famous for its fashion and has the largest shoe shop in Europe.
Getting there & around
Alicante, at the northern end of the Costa Blanca South, is the capital of the region and has the major airport for the area. Direct flights are easy to get to and from anywhere in Europe, and they’re relatively cheap too.
The region has fairly good bus and train networks between major settlements, but in order to have full freedom to explore the smaller and more remote places it’s advisable to either rent or buy a car locally. There are plenty of good dealers in all major towns."
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