The apartment is bright and modern(built 2004), overlooking one of the four pools that you may choose to use. Enjoy breakfast or evening drinks on the spacious balcony, and admire the panoramic Mediterranean Sea view. The popular Playa Flamenca Beach Commercial Centre, with numerous bars, restaurants and shops to suit all tastes, is within a few minutes walk. Adjacent to that centre is the new Supercor (El Corte Ingles) supermarket, banks, etc. Roadworks on the N332 means caution should be exercised crossing the road to the beach. 10 minutes walk will take you to the popular Saturday morning market. A perfect base for a relaxing holiday for sunbathers, golfers, couples and families alike. Secure parking within the walls of the complex is available on request should you need it, however a car is not necessary if holidaying at this apartment. WiFi Broadband access available if requested. Note: You may have seen these apartments being promoted on GMTV at various times throughout the year
History and Culture: The Orihuela region, with it's many museums, monuments, churches, and historic buildings, is well worth a visit. The old part of the town of Orihuela was declared a historic-artistic and monumental area in 1969. There are many noble buildings, six of which are declared Cultural Heritage. History is also in abundance in the nearby towns of Murcia and Cartagena.
For the lovers of ecological and environmental tourism, you may like to visit the lakes of La Mata and Torrevieja, where you can enjoy a mud bath, recommended by doctors around the world for it's curative properties for a large number of rheumatic dermatological, heart and respiratory complaints. Naturists may like to visit the nudist beach near the cliffs.
There are several natural hot spas in this area. The most popular, Fortuna and Archena, are an hours drive away through the picturesque mountains. The natural mineral waters will soak away your aches and pains and totally relax you. An absolute must for a day out!
Golfers Paradise: Playa Flamenca is surrounded by five first class 18 hole golf courses ; Villamartin, Royal Campoamor, Las Ramblas, La Finca and Ciudad Quesada, all within a short drive from our apartment. Other courses including La Manga complex available within a 30 - 45 minute drive from the apartment. Villamartin golf course is located on the Orihuela Costa is the closest (10 minute drive) and probably the best-known course in the area. Designed by Paul Putman and opened in 1972 the 1994 Mediterranean open was hosted here and, to much local delight, was won by Jose Maria Olazabal. The course is not too long, and is well adapted to the natural surroundings and terrain. Being located in the lowest part of a valley means it is not very undulating. There is plenty of Mediterranean vegetation as well as thick woods and there’s a natural precipice you need to avoid. A number of holes have water hazards.
This region of Spain enjoys particularly pleasant winters, and is ideal for golf.
Salt Lakes: The vast area of this natural park, which affects 4 districts, is a favourite resting place for many different varieties of birds. The most outstanding of these must be the flamingo, during the migration period there are more than 15.000 of these colourful birds taking a well earned rest.
The La Mata and Torrevieja salt lakes have been nature parks since 1994, connected together by a canal constructed at the beginning of the 20th century. There is a cycle path from the apartment into Torrevieja and there is cycle path from the old railway station called the Via Verde that runns along the shores of the salt lakes all the way to the village of Quesada. It is approximately 15km each way and mostly level.
Many people with rheumatic problems come to bathe in the lakes which they find beneficial to their health. With the intent to respect the protected natural area eco-system to its fullest, and take maximum advantage of its curative properties, last March the approval for the creation of a new health spa within the park came through. The project was awarded to the prestigious Japanese architect Toyo Ito, who presented a completely new idea and at the same time respecting the natural environment. If you would like more info please email for website.