Benidorm has numerous attractions such as dolphins, a zoo and various parks with
the addition of the new Theme Park, Terra Mitica, the largest theme park in Europe
and is Spain's answer to Disneyworld with its roller coasters, water rides and attractions,
coffee shops and restaurants.
Alicante is a must visit. In the evening there is plenty of entertainment, in the
day time lovely beaches, not to mention the modern shopping centre.
Murcia whose majestic cathedral features some fine examples of Spanish baroque and
Renaissance art, also has an excellent shopping centre.
Cartagena where the world's oldest surviving submarine was launched, is a town with
plenty of Spanish Naval history so plenty of boats, ships and shops.
Santa Pola is another village with a Sunday morning Market and a lovely beach area
and wonderful walks. You can also take a boat trip to the island of Tabarca.
La Manga & Mar Menor The Mar Menor (small sea) is a part of the Mediterranean separated
from the sea by the La Manga Strip. The water is shallow, warmer and saltier. Resorts
such as Lo Pagan, Los Alcazares and Santiagos de la Ribera are typically Spanish
with very few visitors. The world famous golf resort, La Manga Club, is situated
in the hills 5kms from La Manga.
Sierra De Espuna A wild and remote mountain range inland from Cartagena. Peaks greater
than 6,000 feet housing the village of Almedo.
Orihuela This is a paradise for those interested in historic architecture. The main
attraction is the cathedral.
Guadalest A 12th Century mountain top town situated North of Alicante, inland from
Benidorm. The mountain peaks reaching 8,000 feet.
Cabo Roig is situated approximately 5 miles south of Torrevieja (About 40 mins drive
south of Alicante). The area around Cabo Roig is designated by the World Health Organisation
as one of the healthiest places in Europe to live due to the climate created by the
local salt lakes, which is reputed to be particularly beneficial for arthritis and
The well stocked supermarkets, which can supply all your food and drink requirements,
are only a few minutes away, as are the numerous bars and restaurants to cater for
all your needs. Within a walking distance is the Orihuela Costa Club with it’s restaurant,
bar, gym, swimming pool, tennis courts and an open air cinema.
The area has a wealth of restaurants, serving cuisine from around the world. Nestled
between traditional Spanish Tapas Bars you will find Chinese, Indian, French, Italian,
American restaurants and the odd English Chippy, to name but a few.
Elche, Santa Pola, San Pedro del Pinatar.
Altea, Orihuela, Los Alcazares, Alicante.
Benidorm, La Mata, Guardarmar, San Miguel de Salinas, Callosa del Segura, Santiago
de la Ribera.
San Javier, Villajoyosa, Rojales, Alicante.
Torrevieja, Alfaz del Pi, Pilar de la Horadada, Los Montesinos.
There is a large local market at Playa Flamenca II open until 12:30. Also other markets
at Calpe, Santa Pola, Elche, Almoradi, Alicante, Torrepacheco.
Benidorm, La Nucia, Campo de Guardarmar, Elche, La Marina, Campoverde (Pilar de la
Around and About
All the beaches in the area carry the European Blue Flag and gently shelve towards
the warm Mediterranean Sea.
You will find a variety of water sports on offer such as surfing, sailing and water
skiing. The International Sports Marina offers yachting and diving facilities. If
you prefer take a boat trip to the island of Tabarca, with it’s spectacular scenery
and where scuba diving and snorkelling are a pleasure, or simply sit on the beach
and enjoy the sun with a refreshing cold beer.
There are three championship golf courses within 10 minutes drive from the villa
offering superb year round golfing. Villamartin built almost 30 years ago is well
established and challenging, and has a popular and pleasant collection of bars and
restaurants to refresh you after a day on the course. Real Campoamour is slightly
easier with spectacular views over the Mediterranean. Les Ramblas is the newest championship
course and with its two lakes and numerous ravines is a golfing challenge. La Finca
is the latest addition within 15 minutes drive of the others and is favoured by the
Expatriates. The renowned La Manga resort can be seen from the property and is within
an easy drive, along with 10 other clubs on the Costa Blanca.
Some of the best beaches in the Mediterranean include La Mata, Los Locos, El Cura,
Guardamar and of course, La Zenia and Cabo Roig.
All, are flanked by bars and restaurants and most provide children’s play equipment,
volleyball nets etc. In the summer months there is normally a kids club located on
If you prefer to explore, there are many isolated beaches to be found dotted along
This page serves only as an introduction. To really get a feel for the area, you
need to feel its heart beat, explore its streets and lie on its beaches. Only then
will you have truly tasted the relaxing tradition of the White Coast, which is, the
Torrevieja is the main seaside town to Cabo Riog and worth several visits.
Torrevieja's Aqua Park “Aquapolis” has lots of water slides suitable for all ages
and is well worth a visit. Take a picnic and eat in the gardens or why not try one
of the cafes where all tastes are catered for.
Children and adults alike will love the fairground at Torrevieja seafront. Visit
at night and you will find the craft market thriving with street entertainers, tourist
souvenirs and local crafts. You can buy hand made jewellery, carved art from Africa
and leather goods at a fraction of the price at home or have your portrait drawn
by any one of the many talented artists.
Torrevieja holds numerous festivals for you to enjoy or even take part in. Don’t
miss the Habaneras and Polyphony Event In August, which nowadays has become an international
event and is considered to be one of the most cultural happenings in Europe.
Surrounding Torrevieja are the world renowned salt lakes. Known as 'Laguna de la
Mata' and the 'Salinas de Torrevieja'. They date back to the 12th century and are
currently the most important in the world. A variety of wildlife, including flocks
of flamingo, thrive on this wetland habitat, which is managed as a conservation area.
Visitors are catered for too, with walkways and tracks to explore. The lakes are
an ideal location for walking and cycling and being just a few minutes away from
the town centre they are also very accessible. The lakes bask in a wonderful dry
micro climate which produces fantastic winter weather, so you can be assured of great
days all year round. Many people suffering from ailments such as arthritis, rheumatism
and asthma can find that they are greatly improved after visiting the lakes. Why
not visit the Lakes of La Mata and enjoy a mud bath. The treatment is recommended
worldwide to ease pains associated with rheumatic, dermatological, heart and respiratory
Also approximately 1½ hours drive inland are two health spas/mineral hot springs
(Archena and Fortuna) set in magnificent surroundings amidst mountains, palm trees
and orange and lemon groves, where one can bathe in temperatures of 35°C in the winter
months or receive special medicinal mineral water treatments.