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Area guides for when you buy a villa in Spain

Thinking of buying a villa in Spain or an apartment? In a country of such diversity, it is hard to choose. Of course we’re biased, but we love the beautiful Costa Blanca and Costa Calida areas of Murcia.

With its hot summers, mild winters and stunning coastline, the areas around Spain’s ‘White Coast’ remains one of most popular places for people to visit and live. Here are our guides to some key areas:

Nearest airports

Depending on your destination, the best airports to fly to are Alicante airport and Murcia airport.

Alicante Airport (ALC)

Alicante-Elche Airport is the principle airport of the region of Murcia and Valencia. It’s the sixth busiest airport in Spain based on passenger numbers. In 2011 a new terminal building was built, making it a great transport hub.

Several budget airlines travel to and from Alicante Airport. Here are just some of the routes:

Average flight times to Alicante from UK

  • Belfast – Alicante: 3 hours
  • Bristol – Alicante: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Cardiff – Alicante: 2 hours 20 minutes
  • East Midlands – Alicante: 2 hours 45 minutes
  • Edinburgh – Alicante: 3 hours 15 minutes
  • Leeds – Alicante: 3 hours
  • London – Alicante: 2 hours 40 minutes
  • Manchester – Alicante: 3 hours
  • Newcastle – Alicante: 3 hours

Murcia’s San Javier Airport (MJV)

Just 26 miles (42 km) from Murcia city is San Javier Airport. Because of its compact size, it’s easy to navigate and relatively quick to pass through.

San Javier was named as the best European Small Airport by the Airports Council International in 2014 and 2016. It is served by several budget airlines. Here are a few of the routes:

Average flight times to Murcia airport from UK

  • Birmingham – Murcia: 2 hours 45 minutes
  • Bournemouth – Murcia: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Bristol – Murcia: 2 hours 35 minutes
  • Edinburgh – Murcia: 3 hours 15 minutes
  • Glasgow – Murcia: 3 hours 10 minutes
  • Leeds – Murcia: 3 hours
  • London – Murcia: 2 hours 45 minutes
  • Manchester – Murcia: 2 hours 50 minutes
  • Newcastle – Murcia: 3 hours 10 minutes

Next steps

Need help buying a villa in Spain? Considering investing in an apartment in Murcia or Alicante? Call us for a chat on 07870 599967 or email

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