Looking for land for sale in Costa Blanca? This coastal region of Spain is a great choice for building a villa, especially for those who want more sun, sea, and sand in their lives.
With white sandy beaches and stunning views of the Mediterranean, the Costa Blanca is a prime location to buy land in Spain.
The area attracts thousands of tourists every year, so it’s no surprise that the region is one of the hottest destinations for expats to build homes.
But the Costa Blanca has several attractive locations for a modern, eco-friendly villa – so which is the best for you? Before we explore the best areas to live in the Costa Blanca, let’s break down why the sunkist region is so popular with home builders in Spain.
Why land for sale in Costa Blanca is so attractive
Land for sale in the Costa Blanca is generally a little cheaper than the neighbouring Costa Del Sol.
The Costa Blanca is rich in culture, both traditional and contemporary, and is home to the world-famous Benicassim International Festival. It’s considered one of the friendlier regions of Spain, which is especially appealing to those heading to Spain to start a new life.
Alicante and Valencia are two of the main hubs of the region, with both city airports offering regular routes throughout Europe and internationally.
However, Eco Vida Homes has a few favourite spots in the Costa Blanca we don’t mind letting you in on. Let’s break down our top picks for the best areas to look for land for sale in Costa Blanca…
Benidorm: The Mediterranean Manhattan
Benidorm is not for everyone, but you can’t deny the seaside town is an extraordinary phenomenon.
Approaching the town from a distance feels like driving into a sprawling cityscape like Manhattan, only it’s right there on the beachfront.
Skyscrapers and neon lights signal a bustling urban jungle, but Benidorm’s two beaches are pristine and cleaned every day by monster machines that filter the sand so they’re postcard-perfect every day.
If great beaches and a rockin’ nightlife are at the top of your wishlist for your new place in the sun, definitely look for land for sale in the Costa Blanca’s Benidorm.
Sierra Cortina and Finestrat are both to the northwest of Benidorm, and only 40 minutes from Alicante Airport. Both areas have wide avenues, iconic Spanish palm trees and good infrastructure. Plots there are spacious and the housing density is currently quite low, mostly made up of smart, modern developments. Either of these quieter regions would be a good place to buy some land in Benidorm to build a villa and join the party from a safe distance.
Altea Hills: Luxury living, but plots are scarce
Altea Hills is a premium residential resort and a very popular choice for Eco Vida Homes clients. The estate, which is protected by 24-hour surveillance, extends high above the sea, with tall trees and mind-blowing views.
The general tone is upmarket with each villa being a different expression of the owner’s lifestyle. Despite being in the mountains, Altea Hills residents want for nothing, with supermarkets, international bars and public gardens.
Finding good land for sale in Altea Hills can be tricky though, and you might have to contend with a steep slope. Consider a plot like this (pictured) in Altea Hills, which is actually three plots sold together.
It’s fair to say that Altea Hills is the most exclusive resort to build a luxury villa on the Costa Blanca.
Benissa: A spot to retire in old Spain
Benissa is one of the oldest towns on the Costa Blanca. To the south, the seaside resort of Calpe is a pleasant spot to while away the afternoon (if you’re visiting, be sure to check out Calpe Rock, which you can climb via a tunnel).
A south-west facing plot (like the one for sale pictured above) is ideal for an eco-home in Spain, as solar energy systems can be set up optimally to face the sun.
Benissa is a great option for those looking to retire in peace. While it has its share of restaurants, and even a bit of nightlife, it’s generally much quieter than Benidorm to the south.
La Fustera: Clear waters and friendly faces
La Fustera is flatter than Altea Hills, but there are still good views from many of the plots. The beachfront estate has a kind of “friendly village” feel to it, so new residents quickly become part of the community.
The residential area boasts nearby beaches with fine sand and waters clear enough to snorkel. A little further down, you’ll find La Fustera Cove – and there are plenty more natural wonders to discover.
Those looking to stay dry can take a long walk along the cliff from La Fustera to Calpe, and finish off with a drink at the harbour.
Sella: A nature lover’s paradise
If you think you’ll be spending a lot of time on foot exploring the area around your new villa in Spain, then you should consider visiting some plots for sale in Sella.
It’s not quite as close to the sea as some of the other popular locations we’ve mentioned, but for nature lovers, the lush, green municipality is the place to live.
When buying land in Spain, it’s important to consider the amenities as well as the beautiful surroundings, and Sella just about ticks every box with two supermarkets, two ATMs and a pharmacy (there’s a handful of bars and restaurants also).
As with most of the Costa Blanca, prestigious golf courses are never far away in Sella. For those planning on spending more time on the green once they’ve set up their home in the sun, consider land within La Sella Golf Resort for the ultimate in convenience and stunning views.
La Corona: Convenient for young families
La Corona has some incredible views looking down onto Javea and the bay from its steep hilltop location.
Xabia International College is only an 8-minute drive from La Corona, so younger families can rest assured that their children’s future is in good hands.
Further south, you’ll find Albir, which is home to a thriving Norwegian community, complete with restaurants and bakeries serving top cuisine from the Scandinavian country.
Orihuela Costa: Medieval charm on the sea
With several gorgeous beaches, including La Zenia, Orihuela Costa is another popular spot for those looking for sea views at just a short distance from town.
The old town of Orihuela is 20km from the costa, but there are plenty of local amenities closer by. Those who do venture out to the town will discover Zenia Boulevard shopping centre, the biggest retail and entertainment complex in the Alicante region.
History buffs will enjoy the annual medieval festival, which attracts locals and tourists alike.
Torrevieja, another popular place to scout out land for sale in the Costa Blanca, is also close to Orihuela Costa.
Where to find land for sale in the Costa Blanca
Eco Vida Homes can make you a shortlist of land for sale in the Costa Blanca – and even visit them with you to make sure it’s suitable for your budget.
We can also do an appraisal, which may uncover things that the seller hasn’t been forthcoming about, such as hidden sewage pipes and boundary disputes.
If you want to browse land for sale in Costa Blanca, Mansions has plenty of opportunities in the region.
If you have your eye on some land for sale in the Costa Blanca and want an independent architect and chartered surveyor in Spain to appraise it for you for free before you go ahead with your project, get in touch with Eco Vida Homes today!