Why you need to explore Spain’s Costa Blanca coastline
From the bustling Alicante and the luxurious villas of Gran Alacant to the stunning beach of Jávea, here’s why you need to experience Spain’s Costa Blanca coastline
From Gandia in the north of the region to Torrevieja in the south, the Costa Blanca is awash with stunning beaches, charming towns and a whole host of leisure activities. If you’re looking for an affordable holiday destination or even somewhere to buy an affordable, sun-kissed second home, it’s time to explore this attractive stretch of Spanish coastline.
A region to fall in love with
The Costa Blanca coastline stretches for almost 125 miles along the southeastern edge of Spain. The local climate provides around 325 sunny days per year, with white sandy beaches set against the sparkling blue backdrop of the Mediterranean and the even bluer sky.
« The climate provides around 325 sunny days per year, with white beaches set against the sparkling blue of the Mediterranean ».
“It’s a very easy region to fall in love with,” observes Marc Pritchard of Taylor Wimpey España, the home builder that has been delivering second homes in Spain for the past 65 years. “From the climate and lifestyle to the beauty of the natural environment, the Costa Blanca cannot help but delight. The area offers exceptional value for money, as well—something that is particularly relevant in modern times.”
Sunshine minus the price tag
Local property prices certainly reflect the Costa Blanca’s affordability. Two-bedroom apartments at Amara in Gran Alacant, for example, cost from €205,000 (around £176,000) plus VAT—a price tag that would be unimaginable on a resort with communal pool and sea views in the UK.
This affordability extends to many aspects of local life. Eating out in the Costa Blanca means enjoying a wide choice of restaurants celebrating the seafood and other fresh, seasonal flavours associated with the region. Paella, sweet almondy turrón, thinly sliced bluefin tuna (mojama) and the many varieties of arroz a banda are all guaranteed to delight the palate without breaking the bank.
« Eating out in the Costa Blanca means enjoying a wide choice of restaurants celebrating the seafood and other fresh, seasonal flavours »
According to Numbeo’s July 2023 data, a meal in an inexpensive restaurant in Spain costs an average of €12.00 (£10.30), while a three-course meal for two in a mid-range eatery comes in at €45.00 (£38.64). Comparable meals in the UK cost an average of £15 and £60 respectively.
This cost saving is reflected in a wide range of areas of daily life, with the cost-of-living in Spain 21.8 per cent lower than in the UK, according to Numbeo.
A touch of luxury
Touring the Costa Blanca’s towns
Hole in one
Soaking in the spas
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