Welcome to the Costa Blanca, a healthy paradise, with a climate and lifestyle good for you.
The Costa Blanca’s unique micro-climate, according to the World Health Organisation, is one of the best in the world. It has warmer and drier winters than the Costa Brava, (north) and less hot and humid summers, than the Costa del Sol, (south). Therefor we provide this chapter with municipal information to enjoy your stay the best way possible.
The Costa Blanca stretches over 200 km along the Spanish East coast. It covers the province of Alicante from Denia in the north, to Pilar de la Horadada in the South, with the city of Alicante as its main airport, marking a rough halfway point. To the north of Denia, we find the Costa del Azahar, and to the south of Torrevieja, the Costa Calida.
Since the 60’s, the multiple charms of this area have attracted millions of visitors from all over Europe, and beyond. Many of them decided to move and live here. There has been a property explosion, and many regard the Costa Blanca as the California of Europe. It’s not just the retired people who move to the Costa Blanca, many young families wanting a better, safer, and healthier lifestyle, have also moved to the Costa Blanca. There is a multitude of nationalities here but especially English, Dutch, Scandinavians (mostly Norwegians) and Germans.
Without any doubt, a country’s climate and lifestyle have a marked effect on people’s mental health and happiness.
People living in warm and sunny climates are generally happier, more content, and much more relaxed than those living in cold, wet climates, such as those found in northern Europe. Since you are reading this, you are probably more than aware of this fact.
The Costa Blanca is a safe, healthy, cosmopolitan, and a very interesting area to live in. As well as its stunning beaches, there are dramatic mountains, lush valleys, breathtakingly pretty villages with white-washed houses, many modern resorts, excellent golf courses, water sports, charming fiestas and festivals, a lot of history and culture, excellent healthcare, good education, delicious food and good wines.
In order to fully enjoy this new good lifestyle you have chosen, it’s important that you familiarize yourself with the available municipal information, and follow the basic rules in your new society.
About municipal information and useful documents.
Obtaining licenses, permits etc. in Spain, may not always seem easy, and this could create frustration. But if you know a little more about how things work, you will find everything a lot easier. Many people ask: “Why should I register here and there?”. Well, you actually have some legal obligations if you stay longer than six months per year in Spain. You could risk up to 12,000 € fine if you do not have the right documents.