There are many reasons why people move to the Costa Blanca. Many out there may want to move because of fond memories of past holidays, perhaps having regularly vacationed there over many years. On the other hand, there could well be some who have never actually been, but just fancy visiting the Costa Blanca because you’ve heard good things about the area. Here are 5 Great Reasons to Move to The Costa Blanca.
1) Good Weather
The weather in Costa Blanca is wonderful. With an average annual temperature of 18 degrees C (64.5 degrees F), over three hundred days of sunshine and low humidity, year-round outdoor activities become a reality. No more miserable damp days that seem to last from autumn to spring and bring on ‘seasonal affective disorder’ (SAD).
2) Great scenery
The 170 miles of coastline is one of the most beautiful and diverse regions bordering the entire Mediterranean Sea. With a host of clean sandy beaches and many small bays backed in the North of the Costa Blanca by attractive and rugged mountains the scenery is magnificent.
Orange and olive groves, vineyards, almond trees and stately palms abound and everywhere, virtually all year round, wild and cultivated flowers can be seen in all their glory.
3) Quality of living options
The numerous towns and villages offer an enormous variety of quality of living options. Benidorm with its great nightlife, casino, spectacular beach, theme and amusement parks and a multitude of attractions, not forgetting the Benidorm Palace, rated by many as the best floorshow outside Las Vegas, would be hard to beat for all-round family entertainment. Alicante, in the middle of the Costa, is a vibrant industrial and tourist city with excellent shopping.
All along the coast you can find towns and villages that vary from quiet backwaters to busy vibrant communities. For those yearning for the peace and quiet of the rural life there are plenty of opportunities inland from the coast. Many of the villages and towns in the ‘campo’ are rich in architectural history and enjoy the slow pace of life that has endured for centuries.
4) Easy Access
Contrary to popular perceptions the main roads are comparable to the best in Europe and rarely do you encounter a traffic jam except occasionally passing through Alicante.
There are good local train services and the rail travel to and from major Spanish cities is an exceptional and great value. Just remember to book on these mainline services in advance. Air travel to other European cities is well catered for and access to Valencia Airport in the north, Alicante Airport at the Centre and Murcia airport in the South means that wherever you are on the Costa Blanca you are never more than about an hour’s drive away. There are also bus connections throughout the region but these are not too easy for a foreigner who is not a Spanish speaker to access.
5) Good health
The Costa Blanca is considered to be one of the healthiest regions in the world to live in according to the World Health Organization. Because of the benign climate many people suffering from arthritis, a disease that can cripple, gain relief after living here for a while.
The typical Mediterranean diet, consisting of a large proportion of fresh fruits, vegetables and fish accompanied by olive oil contributes to the longevity of the inhabitants. Medical services are, on the whole, much better than in the UK with much lower waiting times on average and the standard of medical care and hygiene is high.