Costa Blanca feels the heat as increasing numbers of tourists flock to Spain

Between January and March this year, Spain received 9 million international tourists; an increase of 2.9% over the same three month period last year reveals the latest data from The Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Trade. Some of them will end up buying a home.


According to the figures, the UK has remained Spain’s biggest fan with 1.8 million visitors in Q1 2011, while 1.47 million German and 1.2 million French visitors travelled to Spain to sample its delights.

It is thought that improved personal finances and a decrease in holiday prices have contributed to the rising tourist numbers, helping to alleviate some of the stresses of the Spanish economy. And of course, with the continued frequency and ease of flights into Spain, particularly the Costa Blanca with its new terminal at Alicante airport opening back in March as well as the new Corvera International airport opening in Murcia later this year, this boost in tourism to Spain will undoubtedly spell good news for property owners, boosting rental occupancy levels.

Ignacio Osle, Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey de España, Spain’s leading house builder, explains,

“The Costa Blanca has been through a challenging period but the situation is improving with tourism to the area picking up. Seeing the Government and financiers investing in the infrastructure of the province is also immensely reassuring for both current and prospective property owners”

One of the most famous coastlines in Spain, the Costa Blanca attracts millions of visitors each year and is traditionally a favourite destination for foreign buyers drawn to the clear blue waters, miles of golden sandy beaches, quaint villages, sophisticated cafes and restaurants and an abundance of historical, cultural and leisure activities.

Stunning New Developments from Taylor Wimpey de España


Sitting on the boarder of the Mediterranean, Calpe, famous for the Peñón de Ifach rock and renowned for being a popular beach town in Costa Blanca, is a haven for potential property buyers with Taylor Wimpey de España offering two new stunning developments.

The Calpesol residential complex is a brand new development consisting of spacious homes with landscaped gardens and a communal swimming pool. The properties have 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and costs from €155,000. The properties include terraces, private gardens and outdoor parking all finished to a high standard; ideal for full time living or potential holiday rental opportunities.

Now in its second phase, the Montesol residential complex is situated in one of the best areas of Calpe – Maryvilla and provides 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartments with a garden, sun terrace, air conditioning and hydro massage bath. With a price tag from €251,000, this development is a perfect investment, destined to attract buyers.

For more information please contact Taylor Wimpey España today on 08000 121 020 or visit Outside the UK call 00 34 971 706 244.