About the Alicante Region
A little inland from the busy “costas”, traditional Spain re-emerges, a country where historic towns are set amid superb scenery and the rural pace of life remains undisturbed. This side of authentic Spain is a challenge and delight.
Alicante is a province of huge variety, with thriving ports, bustling cities and a vast agricultural industry. The population of this entire area is over 2,500,000, with most people living in the cities and their suburbs. Furthermore, with huge investment from the EU during the last 2 decades, the regional system of road and train networks is highly modern and efficient to use.
Along the coasts are the beautiful beaches and popular resorts of Alicante, Benidorm, El Campello, San Joan d’Alacant, Villajoyosa, Santa Pola, Torrevieja and Guardamar.
Life has changed immensely in the last 50 years, but its people remain fiercely proud of their region, their history, their traditions and their culture.
For most visitors to the region, the main attraction will be the beauty and fertility of the land. High sierras soar above terraced valleys planted with almonds, oranges and olives. You’ll find vineyards, hidden upland streams and vistas of buff, red and ochre peaks. During beautiful mountain walks, you can find pines that shade rocky paths and where the air is scented with aromatic plants.
The main fruit crops are oranges, lemons, cherries, peaches, nectarines and loquats. Large amounts of almonds and olives are grown here and are important Spanish exports.
Local produce includes rice, tomatoes, peppers, courgettes, beans, artichokes, aubergines and lettuces, which are exported throughout Europe. Fruit and nut processing are major industries.
The inland cities of Elche and Elda are amongst the leading shoe manufacturing areas within Spain and are an important source of revenue.
This region produces some excellent wines primarily from the main areas of Monovar and Jumilla. Pinosa and Ricote wines are also good and Alicante even produces its own herbal digestive wine, Cantueso.
The inland region of Alicante is truly beautiful and unspoilt and it’s the perfect area to relax and unwind whether it be for holidays throughout the year or long-term, for a much healthier quality of life.
So, for your own rural peace and tranquility, away from the hustle and bustle of the busy coasts, please contact us today to find out more about this lovely rural property.