The Costa Blanca is a popular tourist destination, and well worth visiting and exploring, but why should you take it one step further and consider moving to this beautiful corner of Spain?
11th January 2019
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The Costa Blanca is the area of Mediterranean coastline between Dénia and Pilar de la Horadada in southeastern Spain. Costa Blanca literally means “White Coast”, fitting for its glorious white beaches. Over the years, the area has developed into a popular tourist destination, particularly for British tourists.
The Costa Blanca area of Spain includes the towns and cities of:
• Alicante (Alacant)
• Benissa (Benisa)
• Calp (Calpe)
• Dénia (Denia)
• Elche (Elx)
• El Campello (Campello)
• Guardamar del Segura
• L’Alfàs del Pi (Alfaz del Pi)
• Orihuela Costa
• Pilar de la Horadada
• Santa Pola
• Villajoyosa (LaVila Joiosa)
• Xàbia (Javea)
There are many wonderful places to visit, explore, and even live ranging from hotspot tourist destinations like Benidorm, to quieter villages like Altea. The best locations for emigration to will be covered in another article. For now, let’s focus on the Costa Blanca as a whole, and why it’s such a popular area not just for holidays, but for life.
Spain has a rich and exciting cultural landscape, and the Costa Blanca is no exception. From the charming laid-back social rituals like the siesta (afternoon nap), to moments of stops-out excitement like the fiesta (national or local festivals). Check out Calpe, Javea, and Moraira-Teulada Fiesta Guides for more information.
Spanish culture also includes the food, considered delicious enough to have recipes exported worldwide. Nothing beats the real stuff, though, and the Costa Blanca has thousands of dining experiences just waiting to be tried. Spanish food culture values fresh and good-quality food that is both tasty and healthy, and made with old and traditional regional recipes – a world away from Pizza Hut! Our Costa Blanca Restaurant Guide can help you search out local gems.
Life along the Costa Blanca also offers many opportunities to save on costs. The area's warm and mild climate mean you'll easily save on monthly utility costs, and the healthy nature of a Mediterranean diet can also save you money, combined with a World Health Organisation raking of 7th in the world for Spain's healthcare which has prices as low as 60% of those in the US. Statistically-speaking, the cost of living in Spain has been shown to be one of the lowest in Western Europe!
As well as low living costs, there are plenty of real estate bargains just waiting to be snapped up along the Costa Blanca. Try our Property For Sale page to take a look yourself!
The Costa Blanca is full of all kinds of interesting experiences. Our Events Guide has information on all kinds of events, from live music to gallery openings.
There are the beautiful sandy beaches along the coast around Javea and Calpe. These give great opportunities for general beachgoing, sunbathing, swimming, and water activities. Check out our Beach Guide for details.
The Costa Blanca is also full of historical culture, and there are many sites of interest that are well worth visiting. The castle at Guadalest, for example, or Denia castle with its amazing views over the Mediterranean. As well as the big tourist destinations, there are also many surrounding mountain towns and villages well worth visiting via a trip through the natural beauty of the Spanish countryside. Our Day Trips & Excursions Guide will help you get started.
There are also stunning geographical features to explore, like the Peñón de Ifach in Calpe, which can be traversed almost to the very peak for stunning views of the surrounding sandy beaches and glorious ocean. Or the Sierra Bernia mountains and gorgeous coastal landscapes.
If exploration isn't so much your thing, there are plenty of entertainments closer to home. The towns and cities of the Costa Blanca are full of restaurants, bars, shops, and much more! Try exploring out Shopping Guide or Bars & Nightlife page for more information. As well as conventional shops, the towns and cities around the Costa Blanca regularly hold various Markets and Rastros that are worth visiting for some more unique or locally made products.
If you've considered all the above points and made the decision to emigrate to the Costa Blanca, then check out our Property for Sale guide, and the Property Guide and Services section of our site. Other useful links can be found below.