Expatriates appear to be taking an increasing level of interest in the Costa Blanca region of Spain.
According to recent data from Kyero.com, the country's largest English language property portal, 33.8 per cent of all property enquiries made in the first half of last year were for property around Alicante.
By the second half of the year, this had risen to 34.8 per cent.
Meanwhile, the country received 1.8 million UK visitors in the first quarter of this year, along with 1.47 million German and 1.2 million French.
With new flight routes opening up, more and more people could be tempted to check out what Spain has to offer on a more long-term basis.
Ignacio Osle, sales and marketing director of property develop Taylor Wimpey de Espana, commented on the state of the coast's property market: "The Costa Blanca has been through a challenging period but the situation is improving with tourism to the area picking up.
"Seeing the Government and financiers investing in the infrastructure of the province is also immensely reassuring for both current and prospective property owners."
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