Southern Spain is too good to be true; it has a large desirable coastline, a fantastic natural environment, one of the healthiest climates in the world and is culturally rich. Its geographic location gives it easy reach from Northern Europe.
As a result there is simply nothing to beat a gorgeous Spanish Villa for holiday rental. A villa rental that has a pool and an air conditioning system is an absolute must in order to keep cool on those hot, lazy Mediterranean summer days. A holiday in Spain, in one of the Costa regions is what we would term enjoying the good life to the max.
A villa rental in the Costa Blanca region (white coast) is considered one of the premier locations on this coastline, as it offers a great climate and also has close proximity to its two major airports at Murcia (San Javier) and Alicante (El Altet) which are both well served by several budget airlines. The Costa Blanca offers several attractions and the nearby cities of Javea, Murcia, Alicante and Torrevieja offer plenty for the discerning tourist to enjoy.
A Costa Blanca villa rental generates high demand for many months of the year, especially between June and September, getting rented out on average for about 500 pounds a week. Rates do however vary according to size of property, amenities and of location.
The highest demand rentals in Costa Blanca are in the lush mountainous and up market resorts of Javea, Denia and Altea in the north, and the cheaper lower lying areas of Torrevieja, and Alicante in the south.
A coastal property with access to a communal pool will generate higher rental rates than a rural inland one with a private pool. The most luxurious villas have heated pools (for out of season), Jacuzzis, beautiful interiors/furniture and a daily maid service. To those with a monetary budget, most villas provide the essentials- satellite television (for English language), video/CD player, air conditioning and a microwave.
Once a delightful Costa Blanca villa rental has been discovered, it is time to start making travel and holiday arrangements. As the summer season is the most popular time to visit, it is strongly advisable to book flights well in advance. It must be remembered that fourteen million people visit the Costa’s each year and presently there are around two hundred thousand resident British people.
On arrival, it is best to hire a car as it gives you most flexibility and freedom. Driving here is easy. Just remember to stay on the right hand side of the road (if you come from UK!) If car hire is not your chosen mode of transport, then there are numerous buses, trains and even taxis to choose from.
One of the Costa Blanca’s greatest attractions is its abundance of nature. In Javea there is the natural park of Montgo, which is located right on the sea. This park contains some flora and fauna that makes it a fabulous world heritage site. To be seen here are several rare birds as well as hundreds of rare plant species.
In nearby, Benidorm there are several attractions for families with children, notably the theme parks of Terra Mitica for white knuckle rides, Aqualandia for water slides, and Mundomar, a marine animal park. Benidorm truly is Blackpool in the sun.
The Mar Menor, south of Torrevieja, is the biggest saltwater lagoon in Europe. It is truly fascinating and is also home to the world renowned La Manga club. The Mar Menor is actually a large piece of shallow sea which has been separated from the main Mediterranean Sea by a long narrow strip of land. It is those warm, sheltered waters which attracts visitors from all over the world to its health spa benefits.
The La Manga resort offers several luxury attractions, ranging from high class restaurants to top of the range sports facilities and casinos. If all the coastal attractions of the Costa Blanca are too much for you, why not try a villa rental in the countryside?
Inland country properties tend to have bigger plot sizes, perhaps with a few fruit orchards or even a tennis court for the lucky few. In the Costa Blanca, most rural properties are actually within 30 minutes from the coast and so hiring a car is a must.
The Costa Blanca, Spain is absolutely full of hidden gems, villa rentals on offer with delightful gardens, terraces and pool areas, in an area of outstanding natural beauty. It truly is an affordable dream holiday destination and definitely not out of reach for most families in the USA.