Advantages of having your second residence on the Costa Blanca

As certain age approaches, it is unavoidable thinking various options and making some plans for retirement.  The idea is to live those golden freedom years in a dream place, with fantastic climate, wonderful beaches and multitude of leisure activities, that is to say, have a good quality of life.  Taking this into account, the Costa Blanca of Alicante, stands out without doubt from the Spanish coast.


Costa Blanca: a golden retirement on the shore of the Mediterranean sea.

Traditionally, the Spanish coast -specially the Mediterranean- has been consolidated as one of the favourite destinations of both national and foreigner buyers.  The search for a second residence on the coast, in particular on the Costa Blanca, is an increasing trend and something that many people near to the old age consider, Spanish, as well as foreigners from:  the United Kingdom, Belgium, Holland, France, Germany, Russia, etc. There are many factors and advantages which make this area on the eastern part of the Peninsula stand out over other destinations which are also known in this country and also have good climate.


This idyllic coast is located on the province of Alicante and comprises the whole Mediterranean coast situated between the localities of Denia and Pilar de la Horadada, passing through the tourist capital of the area, Benidorm.  When considering the possibility of buying a second residence, even more if retirement is approaching, the potential buyer looks for well built houses, with an excellent location and a good quality-price ratio. In view of these necessities, the Costa Blanca has achieved to stand as one of the preferred destinations on the Spanish Mediterranean coast.


The Costa Blanca: the best option to invest on a second home in Spain.

Another outstanding strength is the Mediterranean Climate, temperate and mild throughout the year.  The settlement of this privileged area allows it to have a kind of micro climate, because it is protected by small hills and a small mountainous chain on the north.  These unique conditions foster that the winters are not so hard and that the average annual temperature on the area is around 18ºC, creating a summer and spring atmosphere during nearly the entire year, with more of 2,800 hours of light and sun per year.  If to this fantastic climate conditions we add the 200 Kilometres of long beaches with clear sand and crystalline waters, cliffs, and wonderful coves, the result is a unique enclave to live the entire year and enjoy of a second youth.


Many tourists and visitors who come to the Costa Blanca, both national and foreigner, repeat their destination the subsequent years because they fall in love with the benefits these localities offer.  Along all this coastal Mediterranean area one can find a great variety of residential homes which can be adjusted to any budget and taste of the future owners.  Any type of person will find what they are searching in this destination of Alicante, a house which adapts to their necessities and purchasing power, well located, secure and with the best finishings.


The quality of life, calm and healthy, the good public services like the transport and health, contribute to make the image of these ideal localities better.  If moreover we add the good gastronomy, internationally known, and leisure activities during the entire year, many specially addressed for the old age, we obtain an ideal place to live the perfect retirement next to the sea.


One of the most famous localities and most charming of the area is Jávea (Xábia in Valenciano), where we can see how the sea and mountain merge in a unique way.  Moreover, its promenade and its beautiful beaches with golden sand are recognised among the best beaches in Spain and it also has a rich natural heritage of vegetable and marine reserves.  However, there is more than beaches, its historic centre with traditional houses and buildings which have kept their medieval aspect and its environment full of charm make this town a fascinating place.


A short distance away, on the other side of the Montgó Natural Park, is the town considered the capital of the Marina Alta, Denia.  This lovely and well cared town has an essential cultural heritage, typical buildings in ancient neighbourhoods, trekking routes, museums, etc. Without leaving to one side its beautiful beaches and coves with stones, as well as the multitude of cultural activities to carry out during the entire year. Tourists must not forget to visit its well-known Fish Market, where one can get to know in more detail this traditional job of this area.


A little further south you can find Calpe and Altea.  The first locality, guarded by the Rock of Ifach, is a wonderful town on the shore of blue and crystalline Mediterranean waters with a touching old centre and some viewpoints with breathtaking views.  The second, Altea, also has a very well preserved typical architecture which transports you to another time and magical places with views to its two towers, the Tower of the Galera and the Bellaguarda.  Although these localities have been highlighted because, maybe, they are the most known, there are more very charming coastal towns along this beautiful area of the Valencian Community like Moraira, Benissa, Benitachell, etc.


The public transports have a good variety of timetables and interconnections, therefore all the localities can be visited without the necessity of having an own vehicle, which is a great advantage to make tourism on the Costa Blanca. Apart from the great connection with big cities such as Valencia, Barcelona, Madrid and the main airports.


Spain: the favourite destination for the retirement of many foreigners.

In short, thinking in purchasing a second home near the sea to live your retirement is an great option with many benefits.  As regards the destination, without doubt the Costa Blanca wins by a difference by many advantages over other Spanish destinations to purchase a residential home. They are all positive factors: the environment, the great gastronomy, the climate, the public services, the transport, the health services, the security, every type of leisure, the cultural activities...offering in combination with the ideal localisation to live a sweet retirement full of peace and tranquillity.


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