Welcome to Gran Alacant
A relaxed community feel greets you in Gran Alacant, perfect for anyone who wants to make the most of this beautiful stretch of coast and surrounding countryside.
There is a sense as soon as you arrive in the town of Gran Alacant that they’ve got things just right here. This collection of modern urbanisations is the perfect mixture of a Spanish seaside town and a relaxed residential environment. Attractive, unobtrusive properties fit into the stunning natural surroundings, including 4 kilometres of Blue Flag certified beach, sand dunes, salt marshes and a nature reserve where you can get lost amid the area’s unique flora and fauna.
With Alicante airport just 10 minutes away, Gran Alacant has long been attractive proposition for both foreign buyers and Spanish second home owners. As this isn’t really a tourist resort, the emphasis is on the people who live here all year round; care has been taken not to overpopulate the area. Residents are served by a remarkable range of facilities including a superb shopping centre and water sports club. You’re also next to Santa Pola, home to the largest fishing fleet in the Mediterranean – and that means the freshest fish in the region at your table.
You’ll be living in a community of around 10,000 people, evenly split between Spanish and expats from across the world. Many people consider Gran Alacant a suburb of nearby Santa Pola, but as time goes by the town is developing its own distinct character.
Since the first development began at Gran Alacant, over 25 new urbanisations have followed. Today you will find houses with great views of the sea in the upper section, while the flatter lower area offers easy access to the beach and local amenities. There is something to suit most budgets, from villas to town houses – with a conspicuous lack of high rises.
All your retail needs are catered for thanks to the excellent shopping centre and all the usual supermarkets. Gran Alacant also has its own town hall, post office, police station, hairdressers and a weekly market where you can pick up locally produced, organic produce. The reliable, high speed internet here is better than in some parts of nearby Alicante.
Alicante airport and train station close by, you are well connected in Gran Alacant. Closer to home there is a reliable bus service to surrounding towns, as well as a more local tourist bus delivering you to and from the beach.
The town has its own public health centre, along with a dentist and pharmacy. If you need to access emergency assistance there’s a 24 hour Urgencia (Accident and Emergency) in neighbouring Santa Pola and a hospital in Elche.
Cost of Living
It is possible to live within a modest budget in Gran Alacant, thanks to the range of supermarkets and reasonably priced amenities. The local market also offers great value, particularly if you are willing to haggle!