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Area information, algorfa, almoradi, orihuela costa, la manga

Area information algorfa, Jacarilla, Orihuela, Almoradi

Algorfa lies on the banks of the Segura. One of Vega Baja’s citrus farming villages with a population of 1000, Algorfa is situated amongst lush and fertile countryside. Just outside the town is an unusual neo-gothic church that was built at the beginning of the nineteenth century and is worth visiting. Travelling further inland, we come to Benejúzar, a semi industrial town with 5000 inhabitants and then Jacarilla which is close to the Palace of the Marquis of Fontabla, with its extensive gardens. Next is Bigastro, an industrial town on the Segura, in the centre of the Vega Baja. Nearby is La Pedrera, a recreation area with mountain bike trails, walking trails along with barbeque and camping areas. 
The towns and villages are within 20km of the service centres of Orihuela and Almoradi.
The area is well connected to the main roads of the area.  Alicante and Murcia airports are less than 50km away.
La Finca Golf Club near Algorfa is one of the best golf courses on the Costa Blanca, if you are interested in anything at La Finca Golf, please contact us ask us for more details, we live only 5 minutes from the development so know the area and properties very well.


On the northern side of the Segura, the town of Almoradí contains some interesting architecture including the Church of San Andrés and the casino. If drama interests you, excellent Spanish plays can be enjoyed at the Cortés Theatre. A water tribunal operates in Almoradí to settle disputes over irrigation. The tribunal is an historic institution, reflected in the fact that it imposes fines not in euros or even pesetas but in Vellón reals - old Spanish coins.
Almoradi has 13,000 inhabitants, its inland location makes it a quieter alternative to the coastal towns. 
An excellent market is held there every Saturday morning. 
Alicante airport is less than 40km away, San Javier ( Murcia ) airport less than 50km.

Orihuela Costa

At a little more than 20 Km from the City, direction Bigastro, via San Miguel de Salinas, Orihuela has 16 Km of coast which alternates between cliffs with transparent waters and prestigious beaches of fine sand: Punta Prima, la Zenia, Cabo Roig, Campoamor, Playa Flamenca, Mil Palmeras..

This is a very popular area now for tourists from all over europe with numerous bars, restaurants, shopping complex like the new la zenia boulevard with well know shops like, zara,mango, primark, h&m, casa, media markt, leroy merlin, decathlon, a bowling alley, large casino for those who like a bit of a gamble plus a childrens play area with plenty for them to occupy themselves. Great place to visit day or night and open nearly all year round which is not common here in spain as they like there siestas and days off for holidays.
At its beaches, coves and sports ports (Cabo Roig and Campoamor), nautical sports can be practised all year round, thanks to the privileged climate of the area, which assures an average temperature of around 20 º C and more than 300 days of the Sunshine a year. The nautical facilities are complemented with three excellent golf courses only 5km from the sea.
Coastal Orihuela occupies a large extension of land with housing developments, a predominance on family homes creates a calm and humanised environment perfectly balanced with green spaces, including the beautiful area of pine trees of "La Dehesa de Campoamor". Orihuela's beaches, year after year, obtain "Bandera Azul" status (Blue Flag), according to the environmental regulation of the European Community, and have all the services necessary to receive tourists and visitors. 
At its beaches, coves and sports ports (Cabo Roig and Campoamor), nautical sports can be practised all year round, thanks to the privileged climate of the area, which assures an average temperature of around 20 º C and more than 300 days of the Sunshine a year. The nautical facilities are complemented with three excellent golf courses only 5km from the sea.


The capital of the region with a population of 168,000, Cartegena was founded, as its name suggests, by the Carthargenians in 227 BC and it became Hannibal’s capital city on the Iberian Peninsula. Today it is a modern, industrial city although relics of the its past are still highly visible. The narrow streets of the old town were built around the ruined 13th century cathedral. There are several sites of historical interest including the remains of the Roman road, an old Roman theatre and the Literna (an ancient lighthouse of Moorish origins). Cartagena’s ancient seaport and naval dockyard is where the first submarine was built in 1900 and where submarines are still built today. The port consists of a deep bay with a natural harbour, hence the town’s historical importance.
Cartagena has a large shopping centre, plenty of supermarkets and other amenities you would expect to find in a large town including a hospital, schools and sports facilities.
The town is the major service centre for the Costa Calida urbanizations that continue to develop around it.
Cartegena is a 30 minutes drive from Murcia via the N301, San Javier airport is 15km from Cartagena.
The excellent golf courses at La Manga, which has 3 18-hole courses of international standard, are 20km away.

Mar Menor & La Manga

The Mar Menor (the minor sea) is separated from the Mediterranean by a strip of sand 22km long, which forms a barrier and has created a shallow, warm lagoon. There are over 44km of beaches with protected bays and coves on the sides of the Mar Menor. The water is no more than 7m at its deepest point, this and the absence of tides make the Mar Menor an excellent location for all types of water sports as well as an ideal place for children. Longer, wider expanses of pure golden sand front the Mediterranean. 

The Mar Menor’s waters warm up early in the spring and stay at a fairly consistent temperature throughout the year, on average the waters are 2 degrees warmer than the Mediterranean. The concentration of salt and iodine in the water of the lagoon is reputed to be beneficial to sufferers of rheumatism and skin complaints.
Traditionally a holiday resort, the Mar Menor coasts are becoming popular as a residential area. Apartments and villas are in high demand on La Manga, the strip of sand that separates the lagoon from the sea. The 30km peninsula, often likened to a miniature Miami beach, is currently roughly 80% developed.
La Manga boasts a golf and country club of a high and proffesional standard, with three 18-hole courses, and numerous other sporting activities used by many international sporting teams. 
Right on the tip of the Iberian peninsula, La Manga is 20km from Murcia airport and less than 20 minutes drive from Cartagena.


On the coasts you will find ?ne sand beaches and crystalline waters, ideal for your favourite water sports, with marinas like Cabo Roig, Torrevieja and Guardamar del Segura. Enjoy a stroll on the beach at sunrise or sunset, taking in the colours of the sun glimmering on the Mediterranean, and you will fall in love with this place.

Southern Alicante, meanwhile, boasts a rich cultural heritage, as our lands were home to the Phoenician, Roman and A