Valencia gets the green light on international tourism as the Formula One Grand Prix of Europe hits town this weekend

Over the years millions of overseas tourists have selected the Communidad Valencia as their holiday getaway with the vast proportion choosing to spend their time along the coastal strip of the Costa Blanca, while the city of Valencia in the past, was generally absent from the tourist map. However, as Spain’s third largest city, Valencia has drastically improved its position, seeing a boost in tourism, largely attributed to hosting the world famous European Formula One Grand Prix since 2008.

Kicking off today until the 26th June and playing host to the Grand Prix of Europe until 2014, Valencia’s streets surrounding the picturesque port at Juan Carlos I Marina and the golden beaches heading out towards El Grao have been converted into a Monaco-style track known as the Valencia Street Circuit, holding some 100,000 petrol head fans and attracting large numbers of curious tourists drawn to the glamour of F1 racing as well as other alluring attractions for those who love the jet set lifestyle including Valencia’s sophisticated restaurants, pumping nightlife and rich cultural history.

Every afternoon, for the first time this Grand Prix weekend, The Valencia Street Circuit will be opening its doors free of charge to residents and visitors, allowing everyone the chance to walk over the race track finishing line, have their photograph taken on the starting grid and admire the beautiful celebrity guests from afar as well as having the chance to visit the street circuit via boat every afternoon when the dock bridge is opened up after the days racing in an attempt to involve a greater number of tourists and locals in the electrifying atmosphere of the European Grand Prix.

Ignacio Osle, Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey de España, comments,

“Valencia has come on leaps and bounds the past few years now known as a leading cultural city-break. It is an ideal location for European Grand Prix tourists to visit especially since it was awarded European Capital of Sport for 2011 by the non-profit organisation ACES, putting it on the map as a prime sporting city and one that will be pulling in even more tourists and sporting fans alike. Our properties located on the Costa Blanca, traditionally a favourite destination for holiday makers and foreign property buyers; provide the best of both worlds, a popular laid back region that affords excellent blue flag beaches and a plentiful selection of amenities yet close enough for a short trip to Valencia and all the F1 action.”

Of course, the attraction of famous events such as the European Grand Prix and recognition as a sporting capital will certainly expand the regions profile and tourist numbers beckoning good news for potential property owners looking to capitalise on the appeal of sun, sea and sport as demand for rental accommodation increases.

Sitting on the boarder of the Mediterranean, Calpe, famous for the Peñón de Ifach rock and renowned for being a popular beach town in Costa Blanca, within easy reach of Valencia’s sporting action is a haven for potential property buyers with building masters Taylor Wimpey de España offering two superb developments.

The Calpesol residential complex is a new development consisting of spacious homes with landscaped gardens and a communal swimming pool. The properties have 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and costs from just €173,700. The properties include terraces, private gardens and outdoor parking all finished to a high standard; ideal for full time living or potential holiday rental opportunities.

Situated in one of the best regions of Calpe – Maryvilla and with only two units left, the Montesol residential complex provides 3 bedrooms, 2 bathroom apartments with a garden, sun terrace, air conditioning and hydro massage bath. With a price tag from €251,000, this development is a perfect investment, destined to attract buyers.

If you are gearing up to purchase stunning property on the Costa Blanca please contact Taylor Wimpey España today on 08000 121 020 or visit