Our guide to buy a property in Costa Blanca
It is the area bathed by the Mediterranean in the province of Alicante, in the southeast of Spain. It extends from Denia to the north to Cartagena in the south. Its name is due to the luminosity that the whole area has.
It has become one of the best leisure centers in Europe. It is easy to do outdoor activities throughout the year. The temperature in summer is between 25ºC and 35ºC. In the few winter months, between 10ºC and 20ºC.
Orihuela Costa is located in the center of the area and with the most beautiful beaches of the Costa Blanca. All of them with the blue flag. Enjoy the microclimate created by the lagoons of nearby Torrevieja. The annual average marks the following types of days:
The Airport (the third largest in Spain) is located in the city of Alicante, on the coast. There are daily flights to most of Europe’s major airports. From the north there are buses and trains to the airport, from the south only buses for now.
The road network of the Costa Blanca is one of the best and most expanded throughout the country. It takes between 30 and 90 minutes to get from the airport to the different destinations. Orihuela Costa is located just 40 minutes from Alicante airport and also 40 minutes from the airport in Murcia / Corvera inaugurated on January 15, 2019.
With almost 90,000 inhabitants it is one of the most important cities of Alicante and one of the most famous tourist centers of the whole Valencian Community.
The origin of the name of Torrevieja refers to the old watchtowers. Some names of the most known areas are Torrelamata, Cabo Cervera, El Chaparral, La Siesta, Los Balcones, San Luis, Playa de los Locos, Playa de los Náufragos, Mar Azul and Punta Prima.
Historically, Torrevieja owes its prosperity to the salinas, the most important in Europe. Until recently it was a small and quiet fishing village. But then it began to produce salt for the rest of the country giving work and increasingly expanding its exports. Nowadays, the product is shipped to all parts of the world, leaving only a quarter in Spain.
These salines also contribute to the healthy climate of the whole place by the beneficial particles that remain in the air as their pink waters evaporate and calm as a mirror.
This beautiful area also has a natural park with two very large lagoons: those of La Mata and Torrevieja. Next to the salt pans they gave rise, due to its crystalline waters, to one of my favorite habaneras: “Torrevieja is a mirror”. The habaneras is a musical genre originally from Cuba and are part of the culture of Torrevieja. There is even a contest of this genre that grows year by year in popularity and importance.
Torrevieja is a true melting pot of cultures, not only for its international style, but also for its mixture of new and old Spanish customs. Traditions such as napping are still an important aspect of the Spanish lifestyle. So do not wait too long in the hours from 2 to 5, many stores are closed at that time! But there are exceptions.
It has been a pioneer in adapting celebrations such as Halloween and the Oktoberfest that have already spread throughout Spain.
The city is an animated and eclectic mix of Chinese, Hindu, German, English, Colombian, Russian, modern, old and many nationalities coexisting.
And it is probably the best known place on the Costa Blanca after Benidorm or before. It is surely one of the fastest growing cities in Spain in recent decades. It attracts a large number of visitors from around the world and is one of the preferred tourist destinations of Europeans.
It belongs to the city of Orihuela within the Province of Alicante. It is considered one of the healthiest places in the world (according to WHO statistics) for its Mediterranean climate, its average annual temperature of approximately 20ºC, and its low pollution.
In the hottest two months of summer temperatures can easily reach 40 ° C. Evenings are also warm, so outdoor parties will not be canceled due to bad weather!
This coast is the southernmost part of the Costa Blanca and consists of about 16 km of fine sandy beaches, rocky coves and the bright blue green of the Mediterranean.
Tourists and residents are usually from all over Europe. They come in search of good weather and enjoy the selection of a variety of international bars, cafes and restaurants. There are entertainments for all tastes with cinemas, minigolf, karts, paintball, Aquapark, Karaoke, etc.
The sea temperature is ideal and the beaches are beautiful, safe and clean. All were awarded with the “Blue Flag of Quality”. You can practice all kinds of activities and sports such as: diving, sailing, kayak, paddle surfing. Or perform quieter activities, such as fishing, hiking or just relax. If your passion is to navigate, the area has numerous sports ports from Torrevieja to the Mar Menor
We can also mention the variety of golf courses, which accelerate the heart of any golfer. Some of this well known and international courses are: Villamartín, Las Ramblas or Campoamor.
There are beautiful coastal paths, especially Cabo Roig that offer stunning views. The famous chiringuitos on the beach do not offer only beers and snacks, they also have live music.
The history of Orihuela Costa is so recent that we almost speak of its most known urbanizations. La Zenia because it has one of the largest shopping centers in Europe: “Zenia Boulevard”. Villamartin and Campoamor for its golf courses and Cabo Roig for its beautiful coves. But there are many more places and beaches.
The 60s and 70s brought with it the greatest urban expansion. The beaches were improving more and more, attracting tourists from Murcia, Alicante and Madrid. In the 80s and 90s, tourists from northern Europe would also come to stay gradually. Today seeing posters in English or German or another language is the most normal.
It is a historic city. The castle of Santa Bárbara in the center of the city guards the bay of the beach. It also has other emblematic buildings such as the Cathedral of San Nicolás de Bari in the old town or the Baroque town hall dating back to the 18th century.
The seafront of the Esplanade is the emblem of the city. Shows wave patterns in red, black and white mosaics with palm trees around. It has a very modern port and numerous cafes and restaurants.
Some of them are famous for their more than 30 paella specialties. The center is full of streets, parks and squares. One of them, the park Gabirel Miró, with monumental ficus, considered the most romantic in the city.
The theater of Alicante has varied programming and is close to the area of pubs, called El Barrio. The Bonfires of San Juan that start the summer, have been declared of international tourist interest.