Searching for Costa Blanca Rentals and Holidays
What to look for and what to avoid when seeking out the finest Costa Blanca rentals.
How to look for the best value rentals, airport transfers and flights.
Costa Blanca Rentals and Holidays – There is no doubt that an ever increasing number of people are now searching for and booking their holidays on the internet. The ease of booking your own flights, airport transfers etc has meant that it is now possible to put together your own package holiday and get much better value for your money than by booking through the traditional travel agents. This guide will help you through all the steps you need to take in order to book your perfect Costa Blanca holiday.
The Costa Blanca – The exact borders of the Costa Blanca are somewhat undetermined, but the region roughly covers 200 km of Spanish coastline stretching from Gandia in the north to Pilar de la Horadada in the south. Located in the south-east of the country the Costa Blanca boasts many well known and loved resorts and a huge choice is available for the well briefed holidaymaker. Get away from the busy coastal resorts and you will find the traditional Spain continuing much as it has for centuries.
Finding a Flight – When putting together your homemade package holiday you will need to book flights, the primary airports for the Costa Blanca region are Murcia (San Javier) and Alicante. As a rough guide, Murcia is best for the south of the region and Alicante is best for the north and central areas. Booking flights these days is a simple process and can be achieved on the internet in 10 minutes, try 3 or 4 of the main companies or one of the supermarket type, price comparison sites and try to find the best deal you can. It is best not to actually book your flight at this stage, just check up on prices.
Choosing a Location – With so many resorts and locations to choose from, finding the perfect spot for your Costa Blanca holiday could be a little tricky. Read up on some of the top resorts and also a few of the lesser known ones. Make sure your chosen resort has all the right facilities for the type of holiday you are planning. If you like plenty of nightlife, some of the quieter resorts may not be suitable, if you want a quiet holiday don’t go to a glitzy resort like Benidorm.
Finding a Property – There are a huge number of Costa Blanca rentals available on the internet, many are advertised by big companies and also many by private owners. Lots of people these days are creating their own websites simply for the purpose of promoting their particular apartment or villa. So have a good search around, you may find some really good deals and you may also be able to negotiate the price. Don’t always believe the write-ups that go with these properties, “near to the sea” can actually turn into a long trek to get to the nearest available beach.
Booking – When you feel that you have looked at enough potential Costa Blanca rentals, you will want to make a note of the best properties, you can then check availability on required dates, negotiate the cost and discuss a deposit. Before you pay anything, re-check flights for availability and convenience of time and then when you are satisfied you can pay the deposit. When confirmation of your booking arrives it is then safe to book your flights.
Alicante and Murcia Airport Transfers – It is generally possible to find a taxi when arriving at either Alicante or Murcia airport, however you may prefer to book an airport transfer before you go. This can be done online just as easily as booking flights and rental property. Go to your favourite search engine (probably Google) and type in ‘Murcia Airport Transfers’ or ‘Alicante Airport Transfers’ and you will be presented with a variety of companies who specialise in this field. Get some quotes and select the one which suits you best and remember to give them the address of your property beforehand.
Preparing for Your Holiday – There are some additional preparations that you can make before you arrive on your Costa Blanca holiday. You will need a decent street plan to help you find your way around when you arrive, a good map will also help you to locate nearby bars, shops, restaurants and of course beaches. Try to find out a little tourist information on the resort and surrounding areas, you will surely come across some different and interesting tourist attractions that you can visit during your stay.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Steve Locke the author of this article lives in Cabo Roig on the Costa Blanca, he runs a property sales and rentals company. For details of property for rent in the area look here:- Costa Blanca Rentals