But what has Castellon to offer tourists? The answer is golf, pleasant climate and lower prices.
Costa del Sol has in the last few years turned into a quite expensive place for luxury tourism and a place which is a real dream for many of Europe's pensioners, and especially golfers. Prices prevailing on the Costa del Sol today is nothing for limited budgets during the summer. In July and August the prices for simple accommodations that can be considered of more than doubtful international standard are really expensive: How about around 22 000 Euros for a small 2 or 3 bedroom apartment without service? The price is not a month during the summer, only one week in August!
The province of Castellon has a very pleasant Mediterranean climate, despite the winter's sunny days can be somewhat more uncertain than in the Costa del Sol. However, this is an area where it rarely rains and where tourism is almost a novelty. Overall it is an area to see and where international tourism will certainly find an alternative in the future.
The local authorities in Castellon are aware of what needs to be done to attract tourism, which is interesting: It's about offering golf 365 days a year!
Plans are already a reality and all 16 new golf courses are beein built in Castellon, and will open shortly. Real Estate in the province reflects already the high expectations that these projects will bring, and the construction in the near future of many golf courses is constantly increasing.
The advantage is mainly that the land is still cheap in Castellon when compared with other more developed and traditional Spanish tourist areas of Costa Blanca, Costa Brava or Costa del Sol, which clearly facilitates the construction of several new golf courses and results in very attractive housing prices in an almost untouched area that is very similar to the Costa del Sol and Alicante before the international tourism started over 40 years ago.
The area is clearly an interesting future project for investors who have time and can afford to wait for a few years while seeking lower prices than in the rest of Spain.