Alicante Province can be found in the eastern part of Spain and is a southern part of the Valencian Community. The cities of both Alicante and Elche can be found here.
A region rich in history
Named after its capital city, Alicante, it is bordered by several other provinces; Murcia, Albacete and Valencia as well as the Mediterranean Sea. This province is home to the Costa Blanca with its hundreds of metres of beautiful beaches. There are also plenty of well-known resorts here such as Benidorm, Denia and Torrevieja. Inland you will find wonderful salt lakes and lemon groves, all situated within a region that is rich in history. Those purchasing property in this location may be tempted by the great weather which persists all year round, the wonderful food and friendly local people. With white sandy beaches in the south and limestone cliffs towards the north, the whole area is breathtakingly beautiful and has a wonderful climate, ideal for those who want to live in Spain but don’t like the hotter climate of the south provinces.
People from all over the world come to buy property in this region, falling in love not only with the city but also the many wonderful villages and towns. Lying on the Mediterranean coast, temperatures in Alicante are delightful, reaching about 16 ºC in the winter months and rising to 32 ºC in the summer. As for languages, both Spanish and Valencian are spoken but would-be residents don’t need to worry as English and German are also used freely. As you explore the capital city, you will be delighted by the scents of the sea as you stroll along the promenade on the quayside, lined with palm trees. Highly influenced by tourism, it is truly a dynamic city with its splendid old quarter and long waterfront. With about 340,000 inhabitants, Alicante has much to offer for those planning to purchase a home here. You will never tire of eating out, with so many types of food on offer in the city’s restaurants and cafes. As for the legendary nightlife, this is spectacular for those that like it. Busy all year round, if you like the quieter pace of life, you may prefer to check out the local villages and towns.
Alicante Province villages & towns
The fishing village of Calpe may be an ancient place, but it has a modern marina providing boat trips to Benidorm. Nearby Denia is a very cosmopolitan town, overlooked by its historic castle. Javea is also a small town; here you will never see high-rise apartments but instead will find the clear blue water of the Mediterranean with its equally alluring beaches. If you want to live close to the airport so that you can visit friends and family overseas, then the small fishing port of Santa Pola is only 20 minutes away, with its craggy mountains and wonderfully wild sand dunes. Benitachell is a pretty village with an attractive coastline, formed by cliffs over 100m high that slope down into the sea. And finally, we have Altea, one of the most delightful of towns and only 11 kilometres from Benidorm. Split into the old and new parts, the older section is atop a hill with outstanding views.
A great place to buy property
Whichever of these places you decide to buy in will very much depend upon your personal preferences and desired way of life, but one thing is for sure; wherever you choose to live, buying property in Alicante Province is always going to be a great investment. With its naturally friendly local inhabitants, perfect climate, stunning coastal region, white sand beaches and vast array of food on offer, it is no wonder that it attracts a growing community of international buyers. In fact, Alicante city has the greatest ratio of expats to Spanish in the whole of the country. Some areas reach as much as 50% so wherever you are from, you are never going to feel isolated or excluded from the local community.
With a warm welcome on offer from the Spanish people, you should find it very easy to settle in and enjoy your new life in your Spanish property.