Property for sale in Costa Blanca, Valencia, Spain
The Costa Blanca South area guide
The southern portion of the Alicante coast known as “Costa Blanca South” stretches down from the town of Alicante to Pilar de la Horadada, right before you reach the Costa Cálida. The geography of the area is dry and flat – which makes perfect conditions for the wondrous salt lakes of Torrevieja that are coloured green and pink. In direct contrast to the northern section of the Costa Blanca, Costa Blanca South can only offer coastal apartments (around £50,000 in Guardamar del Segura) and holiday resorts. But on the “White Coast” being next to the gleaming sandy beaches is definitely not a shortcoming.
Sights and attractions
Without the touristic hubs of Benidorm, Costa Blanca South can actually offer a lot of activities that you may not usually associate with the Alicante region. Take for instance Casa La Pedrera – householders Derek and Jenni will provide you with pony treks, horse riding, kayaking, canoeing, quad biking, fishing, archery, and also some different water sports. Located in Orihuela, you may have seen it feature on an episode of Grand Designs.
Other options along the southern coastline include Torrevieja – which boasts the stunning Cala Ferris cove, not to mention the exquisite sandy beaches of Acequión and Náufragos. Also, Torrevieja is home to an urban green way for pedestrians and cyclists that has been converted from a railway track in Las Naciones Parque. Water parks are aplenty through Aquopolis and the Flamingo Water Park.
Villamartín has multiple golf courses for a slightly quieter activity – ones not only of high quality, but near-promised good weather as well.
Restaurants and cafes
Costa Blanca South provides locals and tourists alike a large variety of options when it comes to food. Local cuisine can be found, but if you would rather nightlife that has live music, bingo, quizzes, and karaoke in the bars, cafés, and restaurants, try the Cabo Roig strip.
If you would rather dive into the Mediterranean cuisine and get to know your local restaurateurs – expect a friendly atmosphere and a passionate serving of their nation’s food. Eateries that we would suggest are, Bar Restaurante Manolo Campo in Guardamar del Segura, The Alquibla Restaurant in Algorfa, Bibiana’s Restaurant in San Fulgencio, Restaurante Charlot in Benejuzar and Restaurante Rebate in Pilar de Horadada.
Whether it is the daily shop for a resident or whether it is a tourist, Costa Blanca South has multiple malls and street markets. For those designer outlets and high quality products, look no further than La Zenia Boulevard, Murcia Nueva Condomina and San Javier Dos Mares.
Additionally, we have the markets in which you may find a bargain – however, it may be a “professional fake” and the price may match the quality. The best markets around are Torrevieja Market, Santa Pola, Orihuela, San Miguel, La Marina, Almoradi Markets and the Guardamar Lemon Grove Market. Make no mistake, these aren’t just food markets and do sell tech, clothes, and a variety of other products.
If you choose to take the easiest way into Costa Blanca South -i.e. by air - you have 2 choices, Alicante-Elche Airport or Murcia-San Javier Airport. Alicante receives a much vaster amount of destinations, including 21 UK locations – amongst other global destinations. However, it is at the top of the southern stretch. Murcia-San Javier on the other hand is much further down south, but only receives 12 UK destinations and a smattering of international flights. Keep these things in mind when planning your journey.
Regardless of which airport, when leaving for your accommodation, you must decide on whether you choose car rental (from £1 a day from Car Del Mar) or coach travel, as you can be certain that there will be regular services due to the high amount of coach transfers offered in package deals.
We would suggest staying away from taxis, as the price can be fairly expensive for the area. Why not use Costa Blanca South’s train stations – Callosa de Segura, Catral, Orihuela, Los Nietos or Cartagena City.
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