The Costa Blanca is becoming more and more popular and is starting to compete with the top Spanish coastal region, the Costa Brava. Benidorm is often called the Spanish Las Vegas or the Spanish New York - BeniYork. It is one of the most unique places on the touristic and entertainment map of Spain. In addition, Benidorm is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in Spain.
Best things to do in Benidorm
A huge number of foreign tourists of all ages state that this city provides a very attractive tourist and cultural offer.
The fabulous white staircase leading straight to the Mediterranean Sea, Mirador de Punta Canfali, is something that everyone wants to see. In addition, it is recommended to witness the wonderful, romantic sunrise on the Levante beach or stay a bit longer on the Poniente beach. Why? Unlike the Levante beach, Poniente is almost completely empty. Moreover, about 50 kilometers from Benidorm, archaeologists have found the oldest wineries in Europe. These wineries date back to 2500 BC. Although they do not function now, it is worth going to the modern local wine factories for a tasting of wines.
Characteristics of the property market in Benidorm
How much do properties in Benidorm cost?
Benidorm is the perfect place to invest for the British. This is confirmed by statistical data - Benidorm ranks as fifth in the most searched-for locations in the world (Q1 2017). What encourages the British to invest in Benidorm? Long sandy beaches, a developed tourist infrastructure, numerous water attractions and a huge number of restaurants and pubs, as well as excellent weather conditions.
Average price for properties in Benidorm:
Average price by square metre for Benidorm - 2,488 €
Average price for properties in Benidorm - 278,683€
Who buys properties in Benidorm?
Benidorm is a city with a huge number of tourists from the UK, Denmark, Ireland, Scandinavia and South America. However, it is the British who are the most popular among the group of tourists (42.5%) and foreign residents of the city (2.5 thousand). Therefore, the British are also the main foreign investors.
33 % United Kingdom
14 % Romania
6 % Germany
5 % Bulgaria
5 % Netherlands
5 % Italy
4 % France
4 % Belgium
2 % Norway
Best areas for an investment
Benidorm consists of many attractive places to invest in. The British are by far particulalry fond of the district of Levante (Rincón de Loix). The district is full of British and Irish pubs and restaurants. Its international character is emphasized by street names referring to European cities. In addition, the beautiful and long promenade along the Levante beach is the perfect place to relax for people of all ages. It delights with its well-prepared infrastructure for the elderly and people in wheelchairs. The most expensive properties can be found in the Puerto district (376.688 Euro) and the British district Rincon de Loix 326.744 Euro.
172,320 € Benidorm
172,864 € Benidorm
193,447 € Benidorm
Playa de Levantesa
256,150 € Benidorm
321,984 € Benidorm
Playa de Poniente
326,744 € Benidorm
Rincón de Loix
376,688 € Benidorm
Total numer of housing property transactions in Benidorm
1st quarter 2018 745
2nd quarter 2018 649
3rd quarter 2018 393
4th quarter 2018 453
1st quarter 2019 411
2nd quarter 2019 504
Prospects for the property market in Benidorm
Benidorm is one of the best places to invest in. A large number of British people and a well-designed tourist infrastructure will make you feel at home here. Benidorm offers a very high return on investment. The popularity of this tourist destination, combined with the excellent weather conditions throughout the year, means that properties for tourist rentals pay for themselves very quickly. Owners of the attractively located flats and apartments with a sea view record a ca. 85% occupancy of the apartment during the year.
It is predicted that properties located on the Spanish coast and in tourist centres will enjoy the greatest interest. The high rate of return on investment of up to 10.5% (data from the Spanish Central Bank) should be a big incentive for foreign investors.
Duplex for sale
Many people dream of their own single-family house, but not everyone may afford a detached property. In such a situation, a duplex house or an apartment is a perfect alternative. They are ground floor or two-level apartments. In Spain, duplexes are sometimes located in prestigious apartment buildings with access to various amenities. However, this does not mean that this type of property is beyond the reach of investors with a smaller budget. Currently, you may also find very interesting offers for duplexes located in more intimate buildings.
How do duplexes in Spain look? In such an apartment, the division into the living and sleeping part is very visible. On the lower floor, there is usually a living area with a kitchen and a living room. The first floor is a night zone consisting of bedrooms and wardrobes for the use of the household members. In addition, such a property usually includes two bathrooms - one downstairs and one upstairs. Duplexes also have balconies or large roof terraces, which definitely increase the attractiveness of the property. Among the duplex offers in Spain, depending on your needs, we can find premises with two, three or even four bedrooms. Of course, you have to reckon with the fact that a larger area of the property means its higher price.
Duplexes are a great solution for people looking for a comfortable property with access to various amenities – both, inside and outside. The Spanish property market also offers comfortable, fully furnished duplexes, ready to move in. Duplex offers in Spain very often include:
A swimming pool,
A car park
How much do duplexes in Spain cost?
The multitude of offers on the Spanish property market means that one may easily find a house or an apartment, tailored to their needs, preferences and financial possibilities. The price of duplexes is primarily influenced by the following factors: the area, location and available amenities.
Average value of property transactions of the free housing market in Spain
1st quarter 2018 145 297 €
2nd quarter 2018 149 582,4 €
3rd quarter 2018 152 095,1 €
4th quarter 2018 153 179,7 €
1st quarter 2019 152 023,4 €
2nd quarter 2019 154 487,8 €
Who buys duplexes in Spain?
In the recent years, Spain has become an extremely attractive place to buy a property (not only for native investors). It happens very often that foreigners decide to allocate their savings in properties – it is estimated that the transactions of foreigners have constituted ca. 13% of all sales in 2018. Spanish properties are very popular especially among investors from Great Britain, France, the USA and Scandinavia.
Average value of property transactions of foreigners on the open-market housing in 2nd quarter 2019 in Spain
New housing – 257 460,2 €
Second hand housing – 157 209,7 €
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