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If you’re looking into property for sale Costa Blanca, you couldn’t have chosen a more scenic, varied, and hospitable locale.  The Costa Blanca is the Mediterranean coast of Spain, in the Alicante province.  It is made up of white beaches, rustic towns, and urban centers with ample night life.This enchanting stretch of mountainous and green coastline is a popular tourist destination for people all over Europe, yet is loved by permanent residents, with many of the towns maintaining the feel of a quaint fishing village. The Costa Blanca is home to many impressive monuments and attractions.  The first is the Castillo de Denia, an impressive castle that was first used as protection against Mediterranean pirates. 

This impressive fortress in the highest point in the town of Denia.  Next, the enormous theme park Terra Mitica in Benidorm.  This park, full of roller coasters and other thrilling rides, is one of the most-visited in all of Spain.  Third, Montgo, a mountain that spans from Denia in the north to Javea in the south, with a height of 753 meters. 

Javea is just  south of Gandia, one of the jewels of the region.  Javea is a charming old fishing village whose modern touches and urban elements have integrated beautifully.  It is home both to the rugged Montgo mountain and Arenal and other gorgeous, lively beaches, apartments for sale in this charming Javea will put you near the action.  You’ll enjoy swimming, diving, and all beach activities, with night life nearby.  However, if you want to take a short, easy stroll to Javea Old Town, you can experience haunting, narrow Moorish streets and lovely old buildings.  The town is of great historical import due to caves in the Montgo Mountains that contain ancient paintings giving insight into the lives of the dwellers. The town is also home to many festivals and events, such as the annual Fiesta de Moros y Cristianos, which salutes historical battles of tremendous import.  Javea is one of the most charming towns on the Costa Blanca, a perfect destination for anyone seeking property of any kind for sale in Moriara. Sliding South a few kilometers, we tread the beach to the quaint town of Moraira. 

The coastline in this town fosters a great culture of snorkeling and scuba divers who are drawn to the many rocky coves. The Yacht Club of Moraira is a great resource for adventurers. Moraira is home to a thriving expatriate population.  It is thriving and developing, yet still with natural features such as an abundance of pine trees.  Its permanent population is just 10,000, but the village accommodates roughly 35,000 soulds in summer.

Benidorm may be a target if you’re looking for property for sale in Benidorm. This large town has the most urban feel on the Costa Blanca, with a gorgeous skyline of sleek, modern high rises.  Benidorm absolutely hops with tourist energy, and much of this is due to its large water parks and other them parks, such as Terra Mitica, Aqualandia, Mundomar.  It is home to several music festivals, and is as jam-packed with clubs and restaurants as any town you’d ever hope to party in.The town is divided into sections: Poniente, El Castell, Levante, La Cala, and El Rincon de Loix.  It has a permanent resident population of 72,000.

Next, the beautiful city of Alicante.  This is, as you would guess, the capital of the province, a city of 340,000, and a center of commerce.  One of the loveliest sites in this classy town is Luceros Square, with its vivacious white tower in the center, in front of the majestic fountains.  Alicante City Hall is a gorgeous , and-colored building resplendent in deep red buntings. with varied property for sale in Alicante.  The Castillo (Castle) de Santa Barbara is a stunning edifice at the top of Mount Benacantil, overlooking the city.  Another grand castle in the town is Castillo de San Fernando.  One of the best upscale restaurants in the city is Monastrell, run by Chef Maria Jose San Roman, offering Valencian quisine. By now, you know we’ll be talking about the best beaches in the town—for Alicante it is La Playa de San Juan, another Blue-Flag beach.  This is an urban playa, with plenty of shops and bars nearb.

In southern tip of the region, we come to Torrevieja, a port town home to a wonderful mix of expats from Germany, Scandinavia, Ireland, and chiefly, Great Britain.  British expats are so prevalent, Torrevieja has been nicknamed “costa del Yorkshire.” Folks staying in long-term property for sale in Torrevieja will want to visit such attractions as the Iglesia Arciprestal de la Inmaculada Concepcion, Paraje Natural Municipal Molino Del Agua and Las Salinas, the salt lakes.  In August, you’ll want to attend the Habaneras festival, which is chiefly made up of an amazing singing festival.

The Costa Blanca region of Spain is a delightful Mediterranean playground.  It offers the clearest blue seas, white beaches, amazing meals of mussels, clams, lobster, pastas and grains and spicy aioli, as well as nuts and fruits native to the region. It’s a world in which aged stone buildings mingle with towering steel skyscrapers, in which bearded, sea-weathered long-time residents shop in the open-air markets along with tourists and expats and newcomers.  There is a great air of inclusion, of old world meets new on the Costa Blanca. 

The region shows that you can retain a quaint, down-to-Earth feel of a traditional fishing village and still offer bright, festive nightclubs and succulent modern cuisine.

It is a politically peaceful area, though one with a history of invasions and with struggles for independence.  Thousands of years ago the land was ruled by the Moors, and then the Catholic monarchs, Ferdinand and Isabella.  In 1813, the provinces of Alicante and Murcia were established.  Following that was a tragic Civil War, which the craggy region withstood as it had withstood much turbulence and upheaval in the past.

Much of the economy in the area had washed in from the sea, with various components of fishing industries bringing sustenance to the region.  In the 1960’s, various towns, chiefly Benidorm and Alicante, began turning to tourism trade, constructing breath-taking hotels and restaurants.  These industries provide fun and ample jobs for permanent residents.Because of the traditional and natural feel, along with the variety of beaches, the Costa Blanca remains a very amenable place to live, with properties at reasonable rates.  Explore our site just as you would this great part of Spain—we’re here to assist you find a house or property that meets your needs. We cover various towns’ inland not just coastal regions where properties can be purchased at a very attractive price! We cover the south and north Costa Blanca like Orihuela Costa and Villamartin in the south and Benssia and the Jalon Valley in the north Costa Blanca. See inland region informatio            

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