Easy to find by leaving the E15 motorway at junction 74 and heading inland 17km, Aspe is home to some 19,000 people, including a smattering of foreign nationals who have made the town their home.
It is largely unaffected by the mass development that has taken hold of many of the towns and cities of Costa Blanca, particularly those on the coast. There are no vast urbanisations or crane filled skyline and the town centre itself is a seamless blend of the old and new. Take a walk through the Plaza del Ayuntamiento and this is evident with the old church (17th Century), Town hall (18th Century) and the modern casino, which is a real surprise.
The town came into existence during the Roman occupation, although there is evidence of settlements in the area before this. The Romans used the area for agriculture and when the Moors arrived they developed an extensive irrigation system. To this day Aspe’s main industry is the grape and wine production, which is renowned through Spain and has achieved national status.
The old town centre is a great to stroll around with a plethora of bars and restaurants. The plaza mentioned above is the hub of the town and most of the old quarter is now pedestrianised. The well-maintained tree lined main through route and the renovation works going on throughout Aspe, certainly suggest up and coming town. Couple this with it’s excellent location, proximity to beaches and the lack of foreign invasion, Aspe’s popularity and stock is sure to rise.