Tourism’s flying in Alicante as highest number of international passengers recorded

Tourism’s flying in Alicante as highest number of international passengers recorded

  • International passengers to Alicante rose by 16.1% to record high in H1 2016 (ACI Europe)
  • 7% increase in homes purchased in Alicante in Q2 2016 (School of Property Registrars)
  • Panorama Mar is the go-to holiday home just 45 mins from Alicante Airport (Taylor Wimpey España)

Alicante-Elche Airport has surpassed its own records this summer. The number of passengers handled by the airport on international flights rose by 16.1% during H1 2016 to a record high.

Known as the gateway to the Costa Blanca and a hub for all those travelling to the east and south east of Spain, the airport’s increase in passenger numbers is no surprise. The area has proved a highly popular destination this summer and not only by holiday makers but also holiday home buyers.

According to the School of Property Registrars, in Q2 2016 a total of 7,901 homes were purchased in the province of Alicante. This is a 20.7% increase from the same period last year with half of the sales consisting of foreign investors buying a holiday home.

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director for leading Spanish homebuilder Taylor Wimpey España, which has operated successfully in Spain since 1958, has observed firsthand the rising demand for property in the Alicante region as tourists look for a more permanent holiday setting.

He comments,

“The Costa Blanca has been popular with tourists for over half a century however we have noticed a surge of interest in recent months. The area has much to offer from the stunning Mediterranean coastline to the charming interior but now also boasts new leisure activities such as caving, climbing, hiking and diving, which is broadening its appeal. Indeed the sight of the large Boeing-787 Dreamliners carrying 320+ passengers now arriving at Alicante-Elche Airport just goes to show what a popular destination the Costa Blanca has become.”

With ever more tourists arriving on the sandy shores of the “White Coast”, pressure on existing accommodation options is building. In response to this, Taylor Wimpey España has launched a number of new second home developments in the area.

The newest offering is Taylor Wimpey España’s frontline development, Panorama Mar, situated on Punta Prima beach in Torrevieja, just 45 minutes from Alicante-Elche airport. This private residential complex offers an array of 2 and 3 bedroom apartments, all designed for both comfort and convenience, with 2 bathrooms and an underground parking space. Each apartment in the first phase is south facing and therefore blessed with spacious terraces and stunning views over the Mediterranean Sea.

With prices starting from just €234,000 +VAT, residents will be able to use the three communal swimming pools and Jacuzzi facility, as well as being granted direct access to the beach promenade.

For more information, please contact Taylor Wimpey España today on 08000 121 020 or visit for more information. If you reside outside of the UK you will need to call 00 34 971 706 244.