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. The winters are warmer and drier than those on the Costa Brava (north), with less hot and humid summers than in Costa del Sol (south). Therefore we provide this chapter with municipal information to enjoy your stay the best way possible.
This coast stretches over 200 kilometres along the Spanish East coast. It covers the province of Alicante from Denia in the north, to Pilar de la Horadada in the South. The city of Alicante and her international airport mark 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. As a result, not only retired people have moved to the Costa Blanca. Many young families wanting a better, safer, and healthier lifestyle, have also moved here. There is a multitude of nationalities here but especially English, Dutch, Scandinavians (mostly Norwegians) and Germans are represented.
It is proven that climate and lifestyles have a marked effect on people’s mental health and happiness.
People living in warm and sunny climates are generally happier and more content. They are more relaxed in addition to those who live in cold and wet climates. Such as those found in northern Europe. Since you are reading this, you are probably more than aware of this fact.
This Costa is a safe, healthy, cosmopolitan and an interesting area to live in. As well as its stunning beaches, there are dramatic mountains next to lush valleys. In addition to breathtakingly pretty villages with white-washed houses or many modern resorts. On top of that, you will find excellent golf courses and water sports facilities besides charming fiestas and festivals. And in particular a lot of history and culture, excellent healthcare, good education, delicious food and good wines.
To completely enjoy your new lifestyle, it is important to know the available municipal information. As well as to follow the basic rules and regulations in your new society.
About municipal information and useful documents.
It is not always as easy as it looks, to obtain a license, permit or other important documents in Spain. This can feel frustrating at first. But if you know how things work, you will find everything a lot easier. This, for example, is the case with the town hall registering (el padrón). Even though many people ask themselves “Why should I register?”, there are benefits for yourself and your town. And also take in mind that when you stay longer than six months per year in Spain you have other legal obligations. You risk being fined up to 12,000 € if you can not present the correct documents.