The prestigious american magazine International Living, elaborates every year the <>, with the best places to go on pension.
To create this annual rank takes into account the country wheater, the health care services, and possible bureaucratic obstacles or the average cost-of-living , among other variables.
It’s not probably surprising to know that Spain is between the best 10 countries over the world to enjoy retirement.<< Spain is one of the favourite Beach destinations for the european>>, << one of the best health care systems worlwide>>, << one of the lowes cost-of-living all over europe>>, are some of the estatements included and underlined on the publication.
Spain is a 505.990 squared meters size country, divided on 17 self-governing áreas, lapped by the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. With a singular climate between the cold north and the warm south, with mountainous zones and coast kilometers, with cliffs and fine Sandy beaches. Where is the best retimerent place in Spain?
The alicante region, even the Murcia area is a privileged environment to enjoy the pension. When you ask pensioners, Alicante is always between the best five places to enjoy retirement. Its mediterranean climate, its placid pace of life, a year average warm temperatura , its transportation infrastructure and public health care services are some of the main reasons mentioned by the retirees.
Costa Blanca, as a tourism strategy, shows off its natural reserves, its marine fauna and flora biodiversity, forest preservation, quiet blue flag awarded beaches and its great conditions Castles. Traditional festivities, like Moros y Cristianos or the San Juan Hogueras, are internationally recognized and every year attract thousands of visitors. There is no doubt one of the main attractions is its gastronomy, the healthy mediterranean diet, fresh seafood products, olive oils, wines or rice plates. The Alicante región leads the Michelin Stars awards in the Comunidad Valenciana, with
16 honours, fara head from Valiencia (9 honours) and Castellon (2 honours).
NEW BUILDING NEXT TO THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA
Get retired in Finestrat
Finestrat is situated 45 minutes driving from teh Alicante-Elche airport. A rural population, quiet, and different from the bustling neighbour Benidorm, that is only 6 km driving distance.
Its charming old quarter. The Cala de Finestrat Beach, one of the most peaceful in the área. Above all, the Puig Campana mountains natural landscape, with hiking hiking áreas, climbing and trail running. One of the most famous typical foods is the arroz con judías y acelgas ( rice with vegetables).
Get retired in Algorfa
The tranquility, public services and the people hospitality have attracted many foreigners to Algorfa, escecially British expats. On this charming farming town, most of the shops and services, you will be attended in English if you don’t speak spanish.
Among the monuments and interest places in Algorfa we can focus on the XVIII century Castillo de Montemar, an ancient statately home with a couple of squared towers and a couple of rounded towers. Its local church is dedicated to Nuestra Señora del Carmen and the ermitage, built on the early XX century was built with stone from the Algorfa quarry, elevated over a Hill and visible from almost all the towns in the Vega Baja Area.
Get retired in Orihuela Costa
Orihuela Costa is a zone from the Orihuela town, situated on the south of Alicante region. Famous for its beaches, infraestructures and public services, especially for a fantastic weather during all the year is one of the main áreas chosen for the second home on the Costa Blanca.
The Orihuela Costa Comercial Center is one of the main reasons the population of the neighbour cities (Torrevieja, Orihuela, San Miguel de SALINAS) visit the área.
Furthermore, the área is close and well connected to the Murcia region and makes easy the arrival of visitors. But its eleven beaches and inlets, with fine sand, bathed for the warm Mediterranean Se, plenty of blueflag awards and quality certificates «Q» from tourism authority are their main attractions.
Playa Flamenca, Playa de Punta Prima, Playa Capitán, Cala Mosca, Cala Bosque, Playa Mil Palmeras, Playa de Cala Cerrada, Playa de Barranco Rubio, Playa de la Glea, Playa La Caleta y Playa Aguamarina show off, with Good reason, to be the motivation to stay and enjoy retirement.
LIVE NEXT TO THE SEA
Get retired in San Miguel de Salinas
San Miguel de Salinas is an small village situated between Torrevieja and Pilar de la Horadada, well comunicated with Bigastro, Orihuela and the rest of the Vega Baja towns. Standing out its main attractions we have the Villamartin Golf Course, one of the best golf courses all over the Alicante region, hosting even international and national tournaments. The Sierra Escalona Natural reserve is a protected natural enviroment where you can enjoy the landscape, nature and practice hiking.
Music is very important in the culture and life of San Miguel de Salinas neighbourhood. That is the reason to celebrate Santa Cecilia, the music patron saint, organizing concerts hosted by the local orchestra.