Things to do

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Aqua Park

There is an aqua park 1km from the apartment.

Beaches

Town – Play La Cura, Playa de los Locos, Playa Los Naufragos & many more.

La Mata – long, wide sandy beach with its own small resort.

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La Mata (20c – December)

Beautiful on a still day any time of year with several good beachfront restaurants. This beach also has volleyball courts & water sports.

Guardamar – the next main town north-east with a long beach & small marina.

La Marina – just after Guardamar immediately after the Segura river meets the sea. Very long unspoiled white sand beach backed by sand dunes with a couple of traditional Spanish beach restaurants. Our personal favourite.

Playa Flamenca & Cabo Roig – south-west, close to Zenia & Villa Martin.

Mar Menor & Murcia coast – there are various beautiful beaches south-west into Murcia / Costa Cálida.

Bowling

There is ten-pin bowling next to Habaneras.

Cinema

There is a cinema next to Habaneras showing English films.

Markets

Details of most local markets can be found here (generally open 9am – 2pm). Some of our favourites:

Almoradí – Saturday. Town centre, wide range of stalls & nice traditional town with lots of lovely cafés to stop for lunch.

Campo de Guardamar / Lemon Tree Market – Sunday. El Raso, inland from Guardamar next to La Mata lake.

Torrevieja – Friday. Located between the aqua-park & Sportcity (<1 mile from the apartment, walkable – please take the shopping trolley provided as you are likely to buy more than planned!), wide range of stalls. Excellent selection of food stalls & local produce.

Museums

Several museums focused on the local area are within easy reach of the town centre, including the Submarine Floating, Sea & Salt, Natural History, Habaneras & many more a short ride away.

Music & dance

The impressive auditorium can be seen from the apartment & has regular classical music concerts, operas & dance shows.

Regular themed evenings, entertainment, dance shows & bands feature in the Spanish & European bars & restaurants throughout the resort.

Although not rivalling the super-clubs of Ibiza there are nightclubs attracting headline dj’s throughout the summer.

Parque De Las Naciones

Parque De Las NacionesPretty little park between the apartment & town/beach.

Places to visit

Tabarca island (boat trip)

Murcia city

Mar Menor, La Manga & Cartagena

Benidorm

Guadalest

Elché

Shopping

The pretty beach huts located in the centre of town by the fountains/harbour sell local products, clothes, jewellery etc.

The first Sunday of every month sees the Cuevas del Rodeo Rojales which is well worth a visit to experience a unique open air concert / artisan market / art fair & includes all 15 caves open for viewing.

Habaneras is a 500m walk with shops for all tastes (open all day until late, closed Sundays out of season only).

Zenia Boulevard is the largest shopping centre in the province & one of the largest in Europe. It is close to Villa Martin & Playa Flamenca.