Spain is a beautiful country with many picturesque villages set in dramatic landscape

When imagining your own home in Spain it is perhaps against this backdrop; white cottages decorated with flowers, patios and terraces and, of course, sunshine. We’ve selected some charming Spanish villages for you to browse through.

They are communities that are still predominantly Spanish, with groups of international residents and non-residents integrated into the population. Here you can really enjoy the distinctive mediterranean lifestyle and select your ideal home.

The Costa Blanca region is a rich and varied part of Spain which spans from the town of Dénia in the north down to Pilar de la Horadada in the south. It consists of 200 kilometres of beautiful coastline with accompanying villages, town and cities.

Meaning ‘white coast’ the Costa Blanca has a multitude of golden beaches to be proud of. Many of these have been awarded the prestigious blue flag for their level of cleanliness and the facilities they offer. There is something here for everyone. From the unashamedly tourist town of Benidorm to rural and traditional villages and towns further inland. The area has always been particularly popular for northern Europeans who have chosen to establish their holiday homes and permanent homes here.

If you should tire of the beaches and selection of water sports in the Mediterranean sea, then there are also plenty of other activities you can enjoy outside, thanks to the favourable Spanish climate. The Costa Blanca is renowned for its golf clubs and other sporting opportunities. Walkers, ramblers and cyclists will enjoy the many established and hidden routes that exist throughout the countryside and more mountainous regions.

Along with the beauty and tranquility of its shores, you will also find towns and cities teaming with historical and cultural tradition. Elche, Orihuela and Alicante have many sites of historic interest and festivals to enjoy. Visit Alicante’s Castillo de Santa Bárbara, wind your way through the whitewashed houses of Altea or visit the lush palm groves of Elche. You are spoilt for choice.

We could fill pages exploring the richness and diversity of this part of Spain. However, the only way to really appreciate what the Costa Blanca has to offer is to visit it. We hope to see you soon.