Barcelona. Madrid. Benidorm. It's hard not to automatically think of these tourist hotspots when you talk about Spanish property. But there are other towns and provinces that people tend to overlook. What about Andalucia's villages and cities? The places North of Benidorm?
From Denia to Almeria, here six of Spain's best-kept secret locations:
Located halfway between Alicante and Valencia, people often forget about Denia because of its high profile surroundings. But Denia is popular among expats, with a large British community attracted to its medieval history, coastal location and quieter lifestyle.
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San Pedro de Alcantara
Location near to Marbella, San Pedro de Alcantara is a traditional Spanish town that has remained remarkably unspoilt by overseas interest. But interest in property there is growing, drawn by its proximity to the stunning coastline and beautiful natural landscape.
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Capital of the province of Almeria, this Andalusian city is famous for its port, which brings tourists into the area and drives the economy. The area's expansive desertl landscape is equally prominent, giving the province a starring role in several Spaghetti Westerns, while those looking for a beach home can enjoy the unspoilt Cabo de Gata coast and resorts such as Roquetas de Mar.
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The Costa Almeria is the name given to all the beach hotspots of the Andalusian province. Led by the unspoilt Cabo de Gata (and the Cabo de Gata-Níjar Natural Park), the 135 miles of coastline are as beautiful as Spain gets. Perfect for those wanting a quiet holiday home with the view of the sea, the name Costa Almeria was devised decades to promote tourism in the area. Judging by the popularity of Almeria property, it is working.
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Province of Murcia
The province of Murcia has the mild climate and beautiful beaches that tourists love, promising over 300 days of sunshine a year, but away from the coast are the culture and history that makes visitors choose to stay. Coupled with Paramount's new theme park, the new international airport and La Manga's legendary sports facilities, it is no wonder that Murcia is one of the booming areas of Spain's real estate.
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Province of Granada
Located in the East of Andalusia, the province of Granada stretches all the way from the Iberian Peninsula mountains to the Mediterranean coast. This range of culture and landscapes, which includes the Alhambra and the Costa Tropical, attracts local holidaymakers, while one of the Europe's Southernmost ski resorts in the Sierra Nevada is an ideal target for overseas property investors.
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