Alcazares town is situated in the
region of South Eastern Spain, Also known as the Costa Calida. The town
nestles on the shores of the Mar Menor, a salt water lagoon separated from
by a 22km long piece of land called La Manga “The Sleeve”
area enjoys an average of 320 days of sunshine per year.
warm shallow water of the Mar Menor provides a paradise for sun worshipers
and water sports enthusiasts. The mineral rich waters of the Mar Menor are
renowned for their health giving properties & the town still has
thermal baths, which have existed since Roman times.
town is well connected to the recently upgraded Spanish Motorway network
and there are regular flights from many European Cities to either
Murcia/San Javier Airport, which is approximately 5 minutes to the
which is approximately a 45 minute drive away.
inland you will find the historic City of
, the administrative centre for the region.
along the coast lies the historical town of
Alcazares (pronounced Los Al-catha-res) is a family holiday resort with a
relaxed friendly atmosphere. It has many Restaurants, Bars and Shops. It
is very much a traditional Spanish family holiday resort and therefore you
will not find nightclubs or Disco Bars in the immediate area.
Beach areas in Los Alcazares run parallel to the main road in the town.
The easiest way to access the beach is via the El Balneario Plaza and
thoroughfare adjacent to the Mercadona Supermarket. When you reach the end
you will see a restaurant called Angela’s, cross the road and proceed
down the next pedestrian area and the beach will be in front of you. You
can then walk along the promenade either left or right around the bay. The
promenade runs for approximately 5 Kilometers. Being a lagoon the Sea is
very shallow and warm; also the tide is virtually non existent which makes
it child friendly. There are a number of beach bars, Cafes and Restaurants
scattered along the Sea front/Promenade.
are many opportunities for shopping in and around Los Alcazares and the
local towns of Cartegena and
there are a couple of shopping centres. “Dos Mares” is a fairly large
centre which is situated on the road to San Javier.
Velas is smaller than Dos Mares and is situated on the road to the Airport.
are larger complexes, with internationally recognised outlets in Cartegena
are also numerous Markets close by.
are several supermarkets scattered in and around Los Alcazares, however
for choice, proximity to the apartment and value the best is Mercadona
situated in the
. Mercadona stocks everything you would normally expect from a large
supermarket chain, at reasonable prices, from fresh baked bread, meats and
cheeses, toiletries/sun creams etc. It is about a 5 minute walk from the
Supermarkets close by are Capbrabo, Consum and El Arbol.
are many Medical facilities in Los Alcazares, Doctors, and Pharmacist etc.
is recommended that you ensure you have an EHIC (European Health Insurance
Card) and adequate medical insurance cover for your trip.
are English Newspapers available from a number of outlets. Again these are
available from shops in the
adjacent to the Mercadona Supermarket.
is located approximately 40 minute drive inland from Los Alcazares. It is
the main commercial city for the area and also has plenty of sightseeing
opportunities including a lovely old quarter which has some beautiful
historic buildings and churches. The city also boasts excellent shopping
a large town located 15-20 minutes away from Los Alcazares. It has a
vibrant commercial area as well as lovely historic centre. The dock area
has been re developed over recent years and now has a pleasant pedestrian
promenade with Bars and Restaurants. It also lays claim to housing the
worlds first Submarine which can be seen on display in the dock area.
well worth a trip to explore as it has some great sightseeing as well as
good shopping and bars/restaurants etc.
is the strip of land that is visible from the beach at Los Alcazares. It
was one of the 1st areas that was visited by package tour type
holiday’s years ago and is typical of the type of resort that was built
some time ago with high rise apartments, souvenir shops and English style
bars etc. It also has many beaches. It is approximately 30 minutes drive
away. In the summer months you can take a Taxi Boat across the Mar Menor.
La Manga Golf Resort
resort, which is situated away from the La Manga strip, is famous for its
fabulous sports facilities. These are often used by international sports
teams. The resort consists mainly of private residential properties but
there are selections of restaurants/.Bars which are open to all. There is
also the 5 star Regency Hyatt Hotel which overlooks the beautiful La Manga
Golf Courses. The Hotels Bars and Restaurants are open to the public.