News: Visitor numbers go sky high, Spain´s busiest year in history
Written by Inmo Investments - 20 Feb 2017
Spanish airport operator labels 2016
as the busiest year ... ever.
According to the latest data released by AENA, the Spanish state owned airport operator, Spain enjoyed a record breaking 2016 when it came to the number of travellers visiting the country by air.
A total of 161.7 million international visitors passed through Spanish airports last year, confirming its global reputation for connectivity and accessability.
The Costa Blanca´s premier airport, Alicante-Elche, recorded historic high passenger numbers in 2016, handling the travel needs of 12.3 million people. The soaring figures represent an increase of 16.7% in passenger traffic, with 1.7 million more people travelling through Alicante-Elche airport in 2016 than in the previous year.
Almost half of the passengers travelling through Alicante-Elche originated from the UK (42%), indicating that the attraction for British tourists to the Costa Blanca remains strong.
Despite the uncertainty caused by Brexit, budget airline Jet2 announced that they plan to increase flights to Alicante-Elche by 40% between April and November this year from 9 regional airports in the UK, including London-Stansted, Edinburgh and Leeds-Bradford.
Spain enjoyed a bumper 2016 welcoming more sunseekers than ever before. 75.6 million people visited Spain in 2016 according to the latest INE data, an impressive year on year increase of 10.3%; and with Alicante-Elche airport already reporting a 15.5% increase in passengers travelling in January, 2017 looks like it´s going to be another record breaker.
Spain's real estate sector is also optimistic for another good year in 2017. The latest airport and tourism figures, combined with local sentiment means that the outlook for 2017 is positive, especially for the Costa Blanca, despite wider economic uncertainty throughout northern Europe.
Property buyers wishing to escape the political uncertainty at home, need look no further than the beautiful Orihuela Costa located within the south Costa Blanca. Despite moderate rises in Spanish property prices it is still possible to pick up a villa close to the Meditteranean beaches for less than €100,000 (approximately £86,000). Click here to take a look, or click here to start your search for a place in the sun.
Villa - Resale - Ciudad Quesada
Spain - Costa Blanca South - Ciudad Quesada
This lovely traditional style detached villa is presented for sale in good condition and has been maintained very well. The property offers a two bedroom, one bathroom accommodation situated in the heart of the town of Quesada just a few steps from the high street. The property positioned on a large plot with ample space for a private swimming pool and outdoor living. Off road parking is available for a number of vehicles. The property has a large part covered terrace at the entrance to the...86 510 2 1
Apartment - Resale - Villamartin
Spain - Costa Blanca South - Villamartin110.000€
Fantastic location in Valencias urbanisation within walking distance to C.C.Los Dolses. Comprises terrace area overlooking the tennis court,lounge with fireplace,american style kitchen,2 double bedrooms,1 family bathroom,private roof solarium with BBQ area,private rear garden,Great price for this location.118 2 1
Apartment - Resale - Beach
Spain - Costa Blanca South - Mil Palmeras174.500€
Immaculate ground, apartment for sale located in a highly sought after location only 300m to the Mil Palmeras beach. This resale of a newbuild property was built in 2016 to an very high standard and offers 78m2 of living space, comprising 2 spacious bedrooms with fitted wardrobes, 2 bathrooms, one en-suite, large lounge/dining room with access to the 35m2 East facing balcony terrace for taking advantage of the morning sun and modern fully fitted open plan kitchen with utility room . Sold...78 2 2
Bungalow - Resale - Zenia Mar
Spain - Costa Blanca South - Playa Flamenca127.000€
Ground floor apartment for sale located in the very popular urbanization of Zenia Mar III Playa Flamenca . The apartment offers 2 bedrooms, bathroom, living/dining room, kitchen with utility and storage room. The very well kept apartment is ground floor with a big terrace for dining or relaxing.The apartment is located on the outside of Zeniamar III, just a minute walk from the lovely communal swimming pool plus parking space close to hand. Walking distance to the shopping and leisure...2 1
Apartment - Resale - Las Colinas
Spain - Costa Blanca South - Las Colinas
Built in 2011, this super modern, first floor, apartment for sale at Las Colinas Golf offers 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, (one en-suite) spacious open plan lounge/dining room, separate kitchen and utility room. Outside space boasts ample South facing terrace for taking advantage of year round sun. Sold fully furnished including top of the range white goods, fixtures, furnishings and air conditioning. Situated at Las Colinas Golf and country club, a prestigious location with communal pool and...95 115 3 2
Apartment - Resale - Lomas del Golf
Spain - Costa Blanca South - Villamartin75.000€
South facing corner top floor apartment located in a quiet area within walking distance to amenities, situated at Lomas de Golf, Villamartin. The property comprises 2 double bedrooms, family bahtroom, open plan kitchen and and sunny balcony terrace. The property is in good condition, sold unfurnished but with extras including air conditoning, security shutters and grilles. The community offers 8 swimming pools for residents and ample gardens.Fantastic rental potential or a perfect holiday...68 2 1
Villa - New build - La Zenia
Spain - Costa Blanca South - La Zenia1.200.000€
Modern new build villas for sale , perfectly located in La Zenia . These luxuriously modern villas offer over 2 floors, 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, spacious lounge/dining room with views over the pool and garden, fully fitted kitchen. Outdoor space boasts a large terrace with sea views, garden, onsite parking and private swimming pool. Sold unfurnished but with extras such as underfloor heating in the bathrooms, electric shutters, double glazing and much more. In just a 5 minute walk you will...368 673 4 4
Villa - Resale - Las Filipinas
Spain - Costa Blanca South - Villamartin
Impressive detached villa for sale set in Las Filipinas, Villamartin. This extensive family home offers 5 bedrooms (one currently serving as a separate dining room), 3 bathrooms, separate kitchen and glazed terrace with pool views. Set on an outstanding private plot of 900m2 with closed garage, ample well established gardens, al fresco dining area and terrace with summer kitchen and private swimming pool , plus rooftop solarium with charming views over the neighbourhood. The property is...167 900 5 3