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    8 Costa Blanca Facts

    1. Say My Name
      Extending over 200km from Dénia in the north to Pilar de la Horadada in the south, Costa Blanca actually got its name from the skies (well, kind of). In the late 1950’s British Airways were keen to promote their new routes to southern Spain for holiday makers ready to experience their first foreign vacations. Their marketing team came up with the phrase “Costa Blanca”, conjuring up images of the white sands of the coastline and the white-washed houses. The name stuck and was adopted by the local tourist industry keen to welcome well-heeled Brits.
    2. Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie
      It was B&B that brought package holidays to Spain… Benidorm and Bikinis. During the 1950’s Pedro Zaragoza the Mayor of Benidorm decided something needed to be done to bring in tourists to boost the economy of his ailing fishing village. Zaragoza had realised that the sun and beaches were the village’s biggest asset and that bikinis were the key. He road 9km on his motorbike to meet with the dictator Francisco Franco to ask his permission for the ‘risqué’ itsy bitsy beach wear to be worn (previously banned in the deeply catholic country). Franco said ‘Yes’ and the local catholic priests excommunicated Zaragoza in protest for the idea of allowing so much flesh to be uncovered in public.
    3. Welcome to the Boomtown
      How did the package tourist industry affect Spain? Town’s like Torrevieja saw their population double from 50,000 to 100,000 in just seven years. The town is now home to more than 160 different nationalities, many involved in the tourist industry.
    4. Rice Rice Baby
      The marshlands of Albufera and Pego produce around 115,000 tonnes of rice each year. These make up a huge part of the local diet in regional specialities such as paella and arroz a banda, as well as being a vital export.
    5. Beach Baby
      Costa Blanca has more than 200kms of coastline including the white sandy beaches, many of which have blue flag status. There are also fantastic rocky coves, some can only be reached by boat.
    6. I Could Be So Good For You
      According to WHO (World Health Organisation) the Costa Blanca has one of the healthiest climates in Europe. Warm temperatures and clean air, along with low rainfall help keep some ailments at bay.  The region enjoys around 300 days of sun each year and an average temperature of 20 degrees.
    7. Don’t Look Down
      Only London and Milan beat Benidorm to the highest number of skyscrapers in Europe. Benidorm is often compared to the likes of New York and Dubai for its high-rise skyline. Benidorm’s tallest tower is currently The Gran Hotel Bali, standing at a whopping 186 metres above ground level.
    8. Come Fly With Me
      It’s estimated that annually over nine million people fly into Alicante Airport. The airport even has a restaurant owned by two Michelin star winning chef Quique Dacosta. That’s just one of three major airports that serves the area.

    For families intending to make their home on the Costa Blanca, state education is free but it is only conducted in Spanish. However, this does not seem to present a problem for young children who tend to pick up the language quickly.

    Attending a Spanish school is definitely one of the best ways of ensuring that both the child, and in most cases, the family, become integrated into the local Spanish community. In the Spanish state system school starts at the age of 6. At 16 students are awarded a ‘titulo do graduado escolar’ certificate and many will then stay to study for their “baccalaureate” which leads to University entrance.

    Education In Spain

    Healthcare on the Costa Blanca is of a high standard. Hospitals are many and levels of service (on the whole) are excellent. As with the UK, the Costa Blanca has a public (national) health system which provides free or low cost healthcare for those contributing to the Spanish Social Security systems and their dependants.

    The system also caters for pensioners and includes those from other EU countries. If on holiday on the Costa Blanca you must obtain a E111 prior to your departure to be allowed to use the Spanish healthcare system. Private hospitals will not accept the E111 as a form of payment.

    The cost of private health insurance is less expensive than in the UK. There are a few large companies such as Sanitas [owned by BUPA], Previaso, Asisa and Adeslas that provide coverage for Ex-pats. Prices vary depending upon your medical history and age. As a guideline, if you are under 60 you can expect to pay approximately 75€ per month as an individual. Family cover, including dental care, can be obtained for approximately €190 per month for a family of five.

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    When driving in Costa Blanca your vehicles must contain the following items:

    • Spare bulbs, tools necessary to change bulbs.
    • First aid kit.
    • 2 red warning triangles.
    • Fire extinguisher.
    • Spare tyre and necessary tools to change tyre if necessary.
    • If you wear spectacles for driving you must carry a spare pair.
    • you will also be required to carry a reflective waistcoat.

    Failure to carry these items may incured an instant fine, €60+ per missing item. If you are on holiday and do not have the cash on you to pay the fine, your car can be impounded instantly and you and your family can be forced to walk to a cash machine in order to pay the fine! Be warned. If you are a resident be sure to carry your documentation.

    Driving In Spain

    Each year in Valencia their biggest festival takes place in March. This festival is called “Las Fallas”. It takes place in honour of Saint Joseph and attracts in excess of two million people.

    One of the highlights of the festival is the displaying of huge effigies made of papier mache. The effigies are of famous people and can be as large as 20 foot tall. At the height of the festival the effigies are burnt in a magnificent fireworks display.

    For a list of local schools, hospitals and other vital amenities on the Costa Blanca then please visit this website –


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