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New International Airport Opens in Corvera, Murcia Jan 2019
John Rizzo

On 15th January HRH King Felipe VI opened the new international airport in Corvera, Murcia.

The airport has been a very long time coming. From speculation and hopes 15 years ago, Corvera is now a reality and a gateway to opportunity for property investors & holiday makers alike, opening the beauty of the Costa Calida to a much wider audience.

So far the following airlines have confirmed flights to and from the new airport;

  • Easyjet
  • Norwegian Air
  • Ryanair
  • Jet2
  • TUI
  • Volotea
  • Smartwings

Historically playing second fiddle to it’s Costa Blanca neighbour, the opening of Corvera signals the rise of Costa Calida as a definite alternative with some great value property in fantastic locations to be purchased early for the discerning buyer.

So here’s an overview of the opportunites in Costa Calida and why the time is right to buy…

7 reasons to buy in the Costa Calida NOW

1) Beaches 
The Costa Calida is blessed with many kilometres of fine sandy beaches, with some areas backed by dunes and virgin pine forests. The many towns and villages on the coast are proud of their promenades and beaches. Town beaches are well served by bars and restaurants, many with great views of the Mar Menor and La Manga.

2) History
The historic port town of Cartagena has many monuments, museums and architectural treasures from bygone days. This town was a strategic fortified Mediterranean port for more than two thousand years and is where Hannibal is reputed to have landed to prepare for his march on Rome across the Alps!

3) La Manga Club

The world famous 5 star luxury resort, La Manga Club, with its three 18-hole courses and world class accommodation is situated close to the southern shores of the Mar Menor. A luxurious course set in 1400 acres of lush, rolling countryside scattered with thousands of palm trees and surrounded by lemon groves.

4) Leisure & Recreation 

The Costa Calida is well known for it’s golf courses and leisure facilities. There are numerous golf courses on the coast with many more within a I hour drive, either inland, or towards Alicante. Walkers & long distance runners have many, many kilometres of fairly flat yet picturesque routes and, with generally quiet roads, it is a joy for cycling enthusiasts. There are several sports marinas along the coast and  water-sports are well catered for with dive schools, windsurfing sailing and canoeing available.

5) Climate

Costa Calida is Blessed by a mild Mediterranean climate and has around 315 days of sun per year. Minimum temperatures range between 12-14C and maximum temperatures between 20-22C in winter. Summer temperatures vary between 18-20C minimum and between 30-35C maximum. The average annual temperature is 18C.

6) Cuisine 
The plains of the Costa Calida are incredibly fertile and produce a vast array of fresh fruit and vegetables. There is abundant & varied seafood fresh from the Mar Menor and the Mediterranean and along with game and farmed meat from the nearby mountains provides the basis of the wonderful food available. Some typical dishes are rice with rabbit or ribs and “Caldo Murciano” a local soup dish. The king prawns are particularly good and the “huevas de mújol”, a type of caviar, is highly prised.

The wines from Jumilla and Yecla are known throughout Spain and beyond for their earthy, full bodied, rounded, fruity flavours.

7) Property Opportunities

In 2018 Property prices in the Murcia & Costa Calida region have shown their sharpest rise in a decade and out of Spain’s 17 regions only in Madrid & Catalunya did market values rise more sharply during the 3rd quarter.

Sales figures continue to spiral upwards far faster than in any other part of the country and with the residential construction sector sparking back to life there is a definite sense of optimism regarding the short and medium term future of the housing market in Murcia.

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