Property for sale in Elche. Who hasn’t dreamed of owning a property abroad? Owning somewhere to escape to when we feel the need of a holiday or break. Millions of tourists visit Spain each year and each year more holiday home hunters and investors choose to buy a property in Spain and the lovely historical and cultural city of Elche is growing more and more popular. Elche property for sale is highly sought after due to its location, beautiful surroundings and it’s close to the airport. Elche or more commonly referred to in Valencia as Elx is just 23km inland from Alicante and 50km from Murcia it is surrounded by palm trees and groves and is the third largest city in the Valencia region after Valencia and Alicante. This beautiful historic and popular city is south of Alicante/Elche international airport, the area is 326.1 sq km with a high population however it’s a magnet for investors and holiday home buyers of property for sale in Elche. The city is filled with protected palm trees they give the city a feeling of greenery and an exotic flair. In the Priests Garden known as Huerto del Cura you can see the seven armed candelabra classed as a freak of nature these beautiful palms are admired in this lush oasis. The Palmeral de Elche contains more than 11,000 palm trees, most of them are date palms, if we go back 300 years ago around 200,000 was found there. Since the 5th century, the dates have been harvested every year and the tradition continues today. The palm tree forest was created in the 10th century by the Muslim caliphs, who came from North Africa. The African kings brought the plants and built irrigation systems and today is recognised as a World Heritage Site because the plants were brought from one culture to another and a different country. Culturally and historically it’s plain to see why so many investors are keen to invest in real estate in Elche.
The beaches are picturesque with 9km of white sandy coastline and the popular beaches are L’Altet, Els Arenals del Sol, El Carabassi, El Pinet, La Marina and Les Pesqueres. If you’re looking for an Elche property in tranquil, peaceful surroundings and a countryside backdrop there are plenty of properties in Elche real estate in those areas too. Alicante airport is only fifteen minutes drive away and other towns such as Santa Pola and La Marina are also within easy reach just a fifteen-minute drive away. The proximity of the airport makes real estate in Elche for sale whether an apartment or a villa a super buy, it means the holiday home buyer only has a short transfer to their holiday home and the investor who wants to rent his property out will no doubt gain more bookings especially from families with small children.
This historical city has much to offer the holiday home buyer and investor who is looking for properties in Elche, the town centre has traditional buildings and charming streets filled with bars, cafes, Tapas bars and restaurants. The River Vinalpo runs through Elche and from here you can see the beautiful Basilica de Santa Maria, the Palacio the Museo de la Fiesta which is dedicated to the Festa of Elche and here the museum is home to the items and costumes from the play and you can see the delightful old town market. Magnificent buildings of crafted stonework, statues and monuments are all to be admired and let’s not forget the Lady of Elche herself. This beauty is a truly amazing statue that is an Iberian artefact and was discovered in 1897 and dates from the 4th century BC, the original is now housed safe and sound in a museum in Madrid. An exact replica can be seen in the Museo Arqueológico y de Historia de Elche. Other museums in the area include the Museu del Palmerar which illustrates the history of the cities famous palm trees and the Museum of Contemporary Art, which exhibits over 150 works of art from local artists in Elche. Property in Elche would be an ideal base for history buffs to further explore the area visiting more historic and cultural sites. Have you ever heard of the Mystery of Elche? The Mystery of Elche is basically a theatre production and takes place at the end of the second week every August. It represents the assumption of the Virgin Mary to heaven and this is special because it’s the only church (the Basilica de Santa Maria) in the world that is allowed to stage this play. It’s held dear and sacred to the locals and people visit from all over the world to admire this spectacle, it’s a must-see and you don’t have to be religious to go but be respectful of other peoples reactions to the play.
There are plenty of other events and fiestas in Elche and celebrations on Patron Saints days. The processions are colourful with live bands and elaborate costumes and visitors can happily join in or enjoy to watch from afar. A great way to see the city is to hop on to the tourist train which goes all around the city taking in the many sites. If you fancy a day out head to the Nature Park or Rio Safari Park see the animals at one with nature, dolphin shows can be seen during the summer season and there are also water slides and swimming pools available to cool down.
Water sports, scuba diving, hiking and climbing, paragliding, ice skating, hot air ballooning and adventure sports are all at hand. Avid shoppers can shop until they drop at the large shopping centres and Elche is home to the largest shoe industry in Spain. Cafes, bars and restaurants plus live music and nightclubs are dotted everywhere. Restaurants offer traditional local Tapas, haute-cuisine, Michelin star, grills and international favourites. Investing in real estate for sale in Elche offers beautiful Elche properties in one of the best loved locations in Spain.