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Living in the Calpe area

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:29am
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SueNZ

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We are keen to buy in the Calpe/Benissa costa area but have never lived in a holiday town before. Are many houses empty through the year and does it get a bit lonely? 

Stephanie86

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:59pm

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Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:59pm

There is an enormous population of full time foreign residents of all nationalities in Calpe - many of whom try to avoid the town itself during the summer months due to the influx of tourists!!! Depends what you mean by ‘lonely’ and what your criteria are. There are all kinds of groups and gatherings, although of course Covid is having an effect on this. It’s not Benidorm. It is of course quieter out of season, but assuming you may join various groups, there is always plenty going on.

SueNZ

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:27pm

SueNZ

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Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:27pm

Stephanie86 wrote on Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:59pm:

There is an enormous population of full time foreign residents of all nationalities in Calpe - many of whom try to avoid the town itself during the summer months due to the influx of tourists!!! Depends what you mean by ‘lonely’ and what your criteria are. There are all kinds of groups and ga...

...therings, although of course Covid is having an effect on this. It’s not Benidorm. It is of course quieter out of season, but assuming you may join various groups, there is always plenty going on.

Thanks for the prompt reply Stephnie. 

It's reassuring that there are plenty of permanent residents and activities in the area. We are into walking and diving rather than Benidorm level of entertainment but not averse to a party! So this helps with my due diligence as re-selling a house can be costly

Angebadge

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:31pm

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Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:31pm

Hi SueNZ

Your post in June caught my eye as there are not very many forum members moving to the area from NZ. It would appear that your purchase in La Fustera must have fallen through. I’m so sorry; you must every disappointed.

Benissa, in my opinion, is possibly rather quiet in the winter. This is, however, no bad thing. It’s ideally placed between Calpe and Moraira, so, you can enjoy the best of what both towns have to offer, with the ability to retreat to your own little haven at the end of the day

Both Moraira and Calpe have a thriving community, even in the quieter winter months. As you’re into walking, the Sierra Bernia should suit you just fine, though I think the diving would be a better summertime activity 😉

Good luck with your search 🤪🥂

SueNZ

Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:05am

SueNZ

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Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:05am

Angebadge wrote on Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:31pm:

Hi SueNZ

Your post in June caught my eye as there are not very many forum members moving to the area from NZ. It would appear that your purchase in La Fustera must have fallen through. I’m so sorry; you must every disappointed.

Benissa, in my opinion, is possibly rather quiet in the winter. This is, however, no bad thing. It’s ideally placed between Calpe and Moraira, so, you can enjoy the best of what both towns have to offer, with the ability to retreat to your own little haven at the end of the day

Both Moraira and Calpe have a thriving community, even in the quieter winter months. As you’re into walking, the Sierra Bernia should suit you just fine, though I think the diving would be a better summertime activity 😉

Good luck with your search 🤪🥂

Thanks Angebadge - yes, it's been a frustrating time, hence the queries. Still love the area and the positive feedback!

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