Living in Spain Costa Blanca



Living in the Costa Blanca region of Spain means a lot of things.  It can mean going down to the fish market or other open-air market in the morning; it can mean living in a villa on the hillside and gazing out at the blue Mediterranean; it can mean partying at open-air bars, beachside, until seven a.m.

Whichever path you choose, your best tool for finding property for sale is

Here, you’ll find what you need to facilitate your escape into the dreamy Costa Blanca lifestyle.

In towns like Ganda, Javea, Moraira, and Denia, a traditional way of life is maintained, and whether you’re a transplant from Madrid or an expatriate from London, you can partake of that lifestyle as much as you want to or partake in more of an urban nightlife.  There are also English pubs and other reminders of other parts of Europe if those are your home. 

Blending the old with the new means old fishing villages with thin, Moorish-style streets and ruins of castles that protected them four hundred years ago that also have twenty-story apartment buildings on the beach and clubs where dj’s scratch brand new trance hits.  It means walking past old stone churches in the morning and dining at internationally famous restaurants at night.

Two towns that exemplify this style as well any are Javea and Moraira, a couple of medium-to-large cities with great tourist energy that also preserve a hometown feel. Property for sale in Javeais as affordable as ever, and puts you in range of mountains, beaches, restaurants, and clubs.  Javea is historically important, home to cave paintings and monuments, but is also rapidly developing.

Javeapropertysearch is also a wise person’s choice. Property for sale in  Moraira, like Javea, is a traditional village with more than enough to do.  Playa El Portet and L’Ampolla are a couple of the best-known blue-flag beaches in town, where people congregate, swim, dive, and enjoy beverages.  The town also throws some pretty spectacular festivals.  Some of the best are Moraira Gastronomic Week, Moraira Carnival, and the Gourmet Race—without question, the people of Moraira are into their food and into having a good time.

Living in Spain, like living anywhere else, takes adjustments and some learning, but it’s a pretty fun batch of material to learn, and the more you get into the culture, the more fun you’ll have.


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2 Responses to Living in Spain Costa Blanca

  1. T.T. – Javea says:

    Yes, Granada is well worth a visit – I would recommend to go in the winter when it snows there in the Sierra Nevada. Our kids had their first skiing lessons there last Christmas and the city itself was bedecked with buntings and Christmas paraphernalia – very pretty indeed.

    There are several lovely locations to visit in most parts of Spain but for me, if I have to be torn away from the laid back, relaxed pace of the Costa Blanca in search of a bit of culture there’s only one destination: Barcelona.

    Wow! What a magnificent city Barcelona is! It doesn’t feel anything like the rest of Spain, maybe because of it’s proximity to France? I believe that Barca, as she’s known, has now overtaken Madrid as the most expensive place to live in Spain, but it’s not hard to see why. Everything is going on here that you would expect to find in a major European city of course. It is positively overflowing with culture, which typically spills over into the streets. At it’s core is the wide, straight avenue called Las Ramblas, which is similar to the Champs-Elysees in Paris, except in my opinion it’s a more user-friendly, manageable size. In the paved strip which runs down the centre of Las Ramblas there are mime artists, arts and craft shops, portrait painters, magicians, dancers, actors, tons of free entertainment in between the market stalls and newspaper vendors. On either side and into the side roads there are some of the finest restaurants in Europe.

    I won’t attempt to encapsulate an entire city in a paragraph or two, other than to say that there are wonderful architectural sites to visit (Gaudi’s influence is everywhere, see the Sagrada Familiar or Gaudi Park) in addition to many museums, theatres and so on. There is a subway system and the whole city is largely designed with pedestrians in mind. Above-ground public transport is cheap, efficient and plentiful.

    Remember that Barcelona is the industrial powerhouse of Spain where things get done efficiently. It has a buzz of development and achievement about it – definitely a different vibe from the “manana, manana” laid-back approach that the rest of Spain is famous for. One can ski in the Pyrenees mountains that shelter Barcelona, or wander down to the expansive beaches – only a couple of hours apart.

    A short journey south along the coast (you can take a train if you wish) brings one to the lovely town of Sitges, an idyllic oasis of culture and relaxation (even has it’s own annual film festival) which should definitely be on your itinerary. So, my top pick outside of the Costa Blanca is Barcelona – incidentally within easy reach of the
    Costa Blanca!

    T.T. – Javea

  2. Harry H says:

    Thank you for this information it has been very helpfull. There is so much to do and see on the Costa Blanca!!!


    Harry H

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