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 - New build - Las Colinas Golf Country Club
Spain - Costa Blanca South - San Miguel de Salinas715.000€
New construction - luxury villa with pool and solarium in a privileged location - Las Colinas Golf & Country Club. The residential complex comprises 6 detached villas, offering two different types of villas. The villas enjoy a privileged location inside Las Colinas Golf & Country Club, with impressive views over the golf course, which has been recognised internationally as one of the top 100 in continental Europe and the best in Spain. Moreover, the location of each villa in the Community...225 854 3 3
Apartment - New build - Torrevieja Centre
Spain - Costa Blanca South - Torrevieja99.900€
New construction - 2 bedroom apartment in the centre of Torrevieja. These apartments offer town living at its best! A most conveniently located apartment block in the heart of Torrevieja. These 1, 2 or 3 bedroom apartments with 1 or 2 bathrooms, are fully furnished, with white goods, pre-installation of air conditioning, curtains, lighting, shower screens, mirrors and so on. The penthouses include a private solarium. Urbanization with communal pool and green areas located walking...51 2 1
Apartment - New build - Los Dolses
Spain - Costa Blanca South - Los Dolses168.000€
Luxury new build apartments in the sought after area of Los Dolses , a stone's throw away from Playa Flamenca and Villamartin . The apartments offer 2 or 3 bedroom models, ground floor models providing a private garden, mid floor apartments providing balcony terraces, and top floor apartments providing a balcony terrace and private solarium. All built to a modern style with high quality materials throughout and with an exterior parking space, pre installed air-conditioning, and...75 2 1
Semi detached villa - Resale - Los Balcones
Spain - Costa Blanca South - Los Balcones245.000€
Built in 2005, this imposing and extensive villa in Los Balcones offers an impressive 204m2 of living space and is set on an ample 410m2 plot. The villa offers 6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, large lounge/dining room , seperate kitchen and garage. Outside space boasts garden, sizeable terrace and private swimming pool. Sold fully furnished and equipped. Located in Los Balcones and walking distance to local amenities, a minutes drive to the Torrevieja hospital and under 4km into the heart of...204 410 6 3
Bungalow - New build - Lo Pagan
Spain - Costa Calida - Murcia - Lo Pagan139.900€
Modern bungalow apartments in Lo Pagan . This stunning complex offers properties of 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, living/dining room and a fully fitted kitchen and white goods. The bungalows of ground floor models include a private garden with onsite parking and penthouses boast a private rooftop solarium with amazing views and a summer kitchen. The community offers a spacious communal pool and gardens. Excellent location at Lo Pagan , only 500m to the sandy beaches and a short drive to the...60 97 2 2
Apartment - Resale - Pinada Golf
Spain - Costa Blanca South - Villamartin89.900€
Fantastic mid floor apartment overlooking the comunal pool and garden área.Comprises god size lounge with good size terrace área,separate kitchen with separate utility room,2 doublé bedrooms,1 family bathroom.Walking distance to Villamartin Plaza.The property is in 1st class condition and sold furnished.Great rental potential.2 1
Villa - Resale - Ciudad Quesada
Spain - Costa Blanca South - Ciudad Quesada499.900€
Spectacular detached villa for sale , situated close to the Recorral park of Ciudad Quesada . The imposing villa offers an outstanding 245m² of living space comprising 165m² forming the main villa, and an 80m² underbuild, and is set on a private 660m² plot. Boasting in the main living area, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sizeable lounge/dining room, wrap around terrace for further relaxation and dining, totally modern kitchen with breakfast island, pantry and laundry room. The impressive...245 660 5 3
Apartment - Resale - Beachside
Spain - Costa Blanca South - Cabo Roig104.950€
Apartment for sale situated on the first floor of the Playamarina 1 Aparthotel Complex at Cabo Roig and boasting sea views. The apartment consists of an open plan lounge/dining area with an American style kitchen , two bedrooms both with fitted wardrobes, full family bathroom and balcony terrace with sea views. Sold fully furnished with air conditoning. Due to its close proximity to the Cabo Roig strip, the apartment has good rental potential for holiday lets. PlayaMarina 1 Aparthotel...50 2 1