Spain is fortunate to be surrounded by ocean and sea and as a result: endless white sandy beaches. In addition, those beaches are blessed with a mild and sunny climate most of the year.
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The Costa Brava
The Costa Brava is located 100 km from Barcelona, with fast connections to the international airports of Barcelona and Girona.
The temperature on the Costa Brava
Costa Brava has a warm temperature of 28º C in summer and an average water temperature of 23ºC. It usually starts raining slightly by the end of August. The winters are sunny but colder with some wind. In general, the Costa Brava has an average annual temperature of 18ºC and the sun reigns for 287 days a year.
Lifestyle on the Costa Brava
The Costa Brava has everything: sandy beaches with crystal clear water and colorful fish, hidden paradises with rugged coves, posh fishing villages such as Cadaqués, or cute local towns like Rosas or Pals, with tourists from all over Europe all year round.
Loving sports? Then you’ll love the Costa Brava! With kilometers and kilometers of rural streets, this coastline is the reference for cycling amateurs and many professional teams in Europe. Along the Costa Brava there are also ten world-class golf courses scattered.
Even culture fans won’t be disappointed here. Enjoy the internationally renowned gastronomy with its many Michelin starred restaurants, from the Roca brothers to Ferran Adrià. Or step into the footprints of artists like Dalí and Picasso, who lived in the Costa Brava.
Properties on the Costa Brava
In the Costa Brava there is little new construction. However, there are a lot of small flats near the sea or great family houses with swimming pool and green gardens on the second line of the beach. The terrain is rugged and mountainous but the proximity to Barcelona adds value to the properties. As you can find many second homes in Barcelona and Girona.
There are still many charming villages and properties to be found on the Costa Brava such as Begur, Tamariu, Llançà. Traditional fishing villages such as l’Escala or Sant Pere Pescador or medieval and quieter villages such as Tossa de Mar.
The Costa Dorada
Costa Dorada is located just south of the city of Tarragona, in proximity to excellent connections such as the international airport of Barcelona at just 100km or Reus at about 20km. The AVE (high speed train), with connections to all major Spanish cities, or the A-P7 motorway are also very accessible.
The temperature on the Costa Dorada
The Costa Dorada has it all, an excellent Mediterranean climate with average annual temperatures of 20ºC. Warm temperatures in winter and slightly warmer in summer 29ºC. The sun reigns 290 days a year and therefore there’s little to no rain.
Lifestyle on the Costa Dorada
The Costa Dorada is home to the Roman city of Tarragona, which was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, and the Port Aventura amusement park that gets visited by approximately 5 million people a year.
Gastronomic culture, fishing and water sports are what you can find in this quieter costa. With 92km of coastline, the Costa Dorada has some of the finest, most delicate, golden sand beaches and the clear turquoise water could as well be that of a tropical island. The Costa Dorada is ideal for those who are looking for peace and quiet in a family like atmosphere, spend some free time with walks on one of the great seafront promenades, lay on the large unsaturated beaches or make trips to nearby cities.
Properties in Costa Dorada
The construction quality is high and harmonious. There are apartments on the beach or houses with a swimming pool in urbanizations a few meters from the beach. Here we find a great number of houses for modest budgets and you have the advantage of being able to arrive by car from the north of Europe. It is a holiday area in Spain where we find a mixture of national owners from Madrid, Zaragoza or the Basque Country, but also German and French owners.
Costa Dorada has locations for all ages, like Salou and Calafell, or quieter areas like Torredembarra, Cambrils, l’Atmella de Mar.
The Costa del Azahar begins at the natural border of the Ebro Delta and ends 130km further in the beautiful city of Valencia. You can reach the Costa del Azahar via the AP-7 motorway along the coast, by train or by plane via the international airports of Valencia, Reus or even Barcelona.
Lifestyle on the Costa Azahar
This Costa is dotted with towers, imposing medieval castles that watch over the wonderful plains, meadows and beaches that stretch along the Mediterranean coast. It’s the homeland of the most delicate flower used to create perfumes, the orange blossom.
The Costa del Azahar also has golf courses, wonderful excursions to discover medieval enclaves and their cultural traditions. You can go diving in the indigo sea or enjoy typical gastronomy linked to the Mediterranean Sea: paella, seafood and fish.
The temperature of the Costa Azahar
The Costa del Azahar has a mild climate throughout the year, with a fairly warm winter, little rain and average temperatures of 14 º C. In summer temperatures go up to about 30 º C. Rainfall is usually typical in autumn and spring periods but is still rare.
Properties in Costa Azahar
The Costa del Azahar is basically local and is full of seasonal apartments of all types: small, medium and residential areas with sea views or second line beach, but also large family houses with beautiful gardens set upon the hills. You will find lively promenades and leisure for all ages. The Costa del Azahar was developed in the 1960s and therefore has fewer new developments than other coasts of Spain.
The Costa Blanca is in the south-east of Spain, below the Costa del Azahar in Valencia and it stretches from Denia to Torrevieja via the wonderful city of Alicante. The airport of Alicante or even Valencia accommodates the travellers who visit it every year. The coast has more than 200 kilometres of white beaches contrasting with the intense blue and sometimes turquoise sea that surrounds them.
Lifestyle on the Costa Blanca
The Costa Blanca is worldwide known for its 200 km coastline, divided into contrasting differences between north and a south, steep cliffs and wide beaches of fine white sand, abundant Mediterranean pine forests and dunes changing every day. The Costa Blanca is a real paradise where you can enjoy eternal sunsets and a warm sea breeze all year round.
The Costa Blanca is known as the Florida of Europe, where Europeans from all corners of the old continent have taken up residences to live the best of Mediterranean life.
Alicante is home to international companies so international schools also exist in the region and attract young families with children to take up residence.
The temperature of the Costa Blanca
With an average temperature of 17ºC throughout the year, summers are usually hot and dry at about 32ºC, with droughts and no rain. The Costa Blanca enjoys a moderate and warm winter with little rain and wind.
Properties on the Costa Blanca
The properties vary a lot, there’s cities and tourist towns with small and medium apartments where people only spend a few weeks a year. But there’s also gorgeous villas and large houses situated on cliffs overlooking the sea. Lastly, you will find new developments just a few kilometres from the beach with all the amenities: swimming pools, golf courses, tennis courts… where you can live all year round.
On the Costa Blanca, you will find a large variety of new and second hand construction for all budgets, it’s a place where you can live all year round. The Costa Blanca is the paradise you need to know about.
Cities like Denia, Javea, the famous Benidorm, Elche, Altea or Torrevieja promise not to leave you untouched. A property in this area is a property to enjoy for life.
The Costa Calida is in the southeast of Spain, between the Costa Blanca and the Costa de Almeria. With 250 km of beautiful white sand beaches, cliffs and a mostly calm but always intense indigo blue sea, this coast will certainly catch your eye.
Lifestyle on the Costa Calida
Nature reigns on this warm Costa, which enjoys a mild temperature all year round and is therefore appreciated by lovers of the sea and water sports. Outdoor life, nature, sea and tranquillity make this a special place.
The historical city of reference is Cartagena, where seafaring tradition and archaeology go hand in hand to welcome tourists of all nationalities every year.
The temperature of the Costa Calida
The Costa Calida has 315 days of sunshine a year. Although the summer is somewhat excessive with 30-35 ºC, winter and autumn become a European paradise where we would all like to be. Why? Because the minimum temperatures do not go below 12-14 º C and there’s an average annual temperature of 18 º C. Costa Calida only has 50 days of rain throughout the year. That’s where the coast got the name ‘calida’ from. It’s one of the favourite areas for the inhabitants of northern European countries.
Properties in the Costa Calida
Due to its large extension and its scarce mountainous area, there are magnificent new buildings with sea views, newly built villas with infinity pools and small apartments with charming communal pools and gardens. The Costa Calida is the ideal place for families or couples without children to enjoy the sea, tranquillity, sports, a quiet life in a calm and warm environment.
Costa del Sol
This Costa, located in Andalusia, covers about 300 km of coastline and is full of beautiful towns and cities that have been home to many tourists from northern Europe since the 1960s. The Costa del Sol became the reference place (it-place) for royalty, nobility and “jetset” in the 60s and 80s. The international airport of Marbella offers the entrance to millions of tourists a year in search of an inimitable lifestyle, also accessible by road via the AP-7.
Lifestyle on the Costa del Sol
The Costa del Sol is pure excellence and covers all the clichés that define Spain: excellent Mediterranean cuisine, folkloric culture, excellent climate and good living. Who doesn’t know Marbella or Puerto Banus, Estepona, Fuengirola, Mijas, Benalmadena or Torremolinos?
The leisure offer is wide, Andalusian culture, golf courses, concerts and music festivals, marinas, water sports and much more.
The temperature of the Costa del Sol
Costa del Sol has a mild climate in winter with an average of 17ºC. It usually rains sometimes from November to May and in summer temperatures are at an average of 30ºC. The average temperature on the Costa del Sol throughout the year is around 19ºC.
There are 51 golf courses on the Costa del Sol, many of which are part of magnificent urbanizations or hotel complexes for those who enjoy the outdoor lifestyle.
Properties on the Costa del Sol
On the Costa del Sol the housing styles are mixed, with a great variety of large urban projects, new construction complexes with communal gardens and swimming pools, beautiful villas and large houses with private gardens and swimming pools. But there’s also a great variety of second hand housing in small flats or paired houses in cities, towns or urbanizations. The Costa del Sol has homes for all budgets.