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North Versus South in the Costa Blanca – La Segunda Parte

Last week we looked at the north of the Costa Blanca, this week it is the turn of the south in this popular Spanish region

Costa Blanca South

The south of the Costa Blanca can often be more affordable than the north for overseas property investors, but it is no less desirable.

Quesada

Situated just north of Torrevieja and a few kilometres inland from the coast at Campomar, is the growing town of Quesada in the south of the Costa Blanca.

Quesada comprises a collection of residential developments and is very popular with British expats.

Property prices here can start from as little as €50,000 and re-sale two-bed apartments can be had for not much over €70,000 – though new-builds tend to cost around €150,000 or more.

However, four-bedroom quad villas (four attached villas in a cube) can still be found for not much more than a new-build two-bedroom apartment.

Benijófar

With Quesada rapidly growing, many overseas property investors are being attracted to smaller neighbouring villages such as Benijófar.

Benijófar can offer new three-bed, two-bath villas with private pools on the edge of of the village for around €230,000.

Another trend is for buyers to choose an older villa to redevelop or refurbish rather than a newer property, as the newer developments tend to have smaller plots.

Orihuela Costa

The Orihuela Costa is the most densely populated part of the Costa Blanca and comprises a string of connecting resorts and residential communities that run south from Torrevieja.

These resorts include Punta Prima, Playa Flamenca, La Zenia, Villamartín and Los Dolses, Cabo Roig and Campoamor.

Overseas property investors are attracted by the choice of affordable property combined with close proximity to every type of amenity, clean beaches, and the popular strip with its lively night life.

Golfers are also well catered for in this Costa Blanca south region, with four courses all within 10-15 minutes of each other, at Las Colinas, Campoamor, Las Ramblas and Villamartín.

Though prices are now rising in this Costa Blanca south region, they remain considerably more affordable than the northern Costa Blanca.

Properties can still be found for as little as €60,000, though two-bedroom apartments tend to cost €80,000 or more now.

Pilar de la Horadada

The resort situated furthest south in the Costa Blanca is Pilar de la Horadada.

Combining a quiet old town with beaches and a marina at Torre de la Horadada, Pilar de la Horadada is starting to attract a lot of interest from buyers looking for a quieter, more Spanish alternative to the main resorts of Orihuela Costa, which are still only ten minutes away.

The town is also in close proximity to the Mar Menor and La Manga, which many people like.

New developments offer new-build two-bedroom apartments a short walk from the beach at just €120,000.

Or if you go for a re-sale property you could get more for your money with two-bedroom apartments available at just €90,000 and townhouses on offer for not much more than €130,000.

Whether you choose the more upmarket Costa Blanca north, or the more affordable Costa Blanca south, there is plenty to attract British overseas property investors to the Costa Blanca.

This Spanish coastal region remains the favourite for British property buyers, and property prices are now recovering well.

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