Ideally situated this spacious first floor apartment is the perfect holiday home for families, couples and older singles. Situated in the popular resort of ‘El Paraiso’ – ‘The Paradise’, it is only a 5 minute walk to the lovely sandy, blue flag beach of ‘Playa de Naufragos’ or ‘Shipwreck beach’ , which in no way will describe any of our guests as the apartment is equipped to a high standard with all the comforts of home. If you walk along the beach it leads you to the attractive marina of Torrevieja, which is home to a range of yachts and boats and their exclusive clubs and restaurants. Only around a 40 minutes drive to/from both Alicante and Murcia it is convenient for both their airports and city attractions and historical sights and there are all amenities within easy walking distance The apartment has two bedrooms, comfortably sleeping up to four guests with plenty of outside space for a relaxing and enjoyable stay.
The new kitchen is well presented and it’s extensive equipment includes a hob, full oven, microwave, fridge freezer , washing machine and the unusual luxury of filtered water from the tap! The apartment benefits from ceiling fans in the lounge and both bedrooms, as an addition to the air conditioning which provides hot and cold air.
Both bedrooms benefit from fitted mosquito nets, particularly useful in the summer months. The double or Master bedroom provides comfort and ample storage with two bedside tables, dressing table, double wardrobe and an electric blanket for use by our guests in the rarer chillier winter evenings. The second bedroom has a double sofa bed and so can be used as a reception or bedroom and has a bedside table, lamp, mirror and another double wardrobe for guests use. For winter lets there are two small radiators and a vacuum cleaner for those staying on longer stays.
Tastefully furnished the lounge has a 35” flat screen TV with UK ITV,BBC News SKY and various other channels. Should you prefer a night in with a film there is a DVD player. There are two leather settees and two coffee tables, along with an attractive wall unit with extensive storage space and a large rug. All of which adds to the homely, yet airy atmosphere.
The large patio is well equipped for the al fresco living with table and six chairs and a large awning to cater for all weathers. There is also a built in chimney barbeque so providing the perfect spot for sunbathing, dining or simply enjoying a drink while watching the sun go down.
Being only minutes from the beach the area is very popular with holidaymakers and residents alike, and there is something for everyone. On the complex there is a pool and separate children’s pool with a pretty shaded grassed area with plenty of sun loungers for your relaxation and added enjoyment. There is also a pool bar, restaurant and crazy golf adjoining the pool area. An entrance fee is payable of around 4 euros per day for use of the pool and around 4 euros for the crazy golf, with discounts for children. However, there are good discounts for prepayment for a two weeks stay, payable on arrival.
Within a 5 minute walk the bars and restaurants include traditional Spanish, British, Mexican, German, Indian , Pizza and very reasonably priced Chinese, offering a range of cuisines and catering for all budgets. There is also a supermarket, pharmacy and a shop selling British papers, all very nearby. Should you wish to explore further there are regular buses that go to Torrevieja town centre (around a 5 minute journey) or if you prefer to walk it is a pleasant stroll, along the beach and will take around 20 – 25 minutes. There is plenty of parking space in the road next to the apartment.
The biggest market in Spain is held in Torrevieja town on a Friday morning where a variety of purchases can be made. Torrevieja is situated next to the sea in the south of the Valencian Community. It is surrounded by two large natural saltwater lagoons that form the well-known "Salterns of Torrevieja", which are considered to be the biggest in Europe and second in the world. Some people bathe in the salt lakes, having a mud bath as they are renowned for their healing properties.
In Torrevieja town there are several churches, The Archpriest's Parish Church of the Inmaculada Concepción being the most famous in the main square in Torrevieja ‘Plaza de la Constitution’. The building of this church on the site of former temples began in 1880.It holds the statue of the town’s patron saint, La Purisima Concepcion. This image arouses popular fervour in Torrevieja, especially on the two occasions a year that it is taken out for processions. One of the main attractions to Torrevieja are the variety of festivals and carnivals which take place every month.
Torrevieja is a cultural centre offering something for old and young alike and there are many beautiful beaches, squares, walks, parks, gardens and other natural beauty spots (Ferriz), as well as some wonderful historical monuments such as the 'Modernist Casino' which dates from the beginning of the century and has a famous hall in the mozarabic style. Also there is the 'Recinto de las Eras de la Sal' an open, air theatre.
There are a variety of restaurants and bars catering for all tastes, pockets and ages plus a good choice of shops from budget to designer. On the outskirts of the town centre there is the popular ‘Habaneras shopping centre’ with the Ozone complex next door which has an English cinema and bowling alley. There are also several large hypermarkets with a huge selection of goods for sale at very reasonable prices, even with the fall of the pound against the euro. You can take boat trips from the port and there is a funfair next to the marina.
A variety of further activities are available within a 10 minute drive, including Children’s play park at Punta Prima, Go Karting , Cycling, Ten Pin Bowling and a Zoo. There is also a waterpark, Aquapolis, open June to September on the outskirts of Torrevieja town. There are also several school's offering you the chance to do some Scuba Diving, Sea Fishing, and Jet Skiing. For the more adventurous there is also Horse Riding Establishments and Hot Air Ballooning nearby. For the Golf enthusiast there are three golf courses close to Torrevieja, Campoamor, Las Ramblas and the course at Villa Martin is most certainly not to be missed. All of these are within a 20 minute drive from the apartment. Whether your trip to Torrevieja is for a holiday, or on business, we know that you will enjoy your stay.
If you hire a car, or don’t mind catching a couple of buses, North of Torrevieja, we recommend a visit to the stunning beach at Guardamar, which boast a superb Pine & Eucalyptus Forest, ideal for Picnics and Bar-B-Q’s. If you enjoy a game of Bowls, there is a club at La Marina that welcomes guests. At La Mata are the remains of the old port at Torrevieja, called the Embarcadero Romano, or Roman Docks. Along this coast are the ancient watchtowers called El Moro and La Mata, used in the Middle Ages to warn the coastal inhabitants of attacks by Barbary pirates. La Mata is a smaller, more village like town than Torrevieja and the bus takes you into the town centre, just near the square, by the beautiful sandy beach, which is a gathering point for the locals, especially of an evening when they take their stroll. La Mata is a traditional small Spanish town with a friendly atmosphere.
The Costa Blanca is an ideal location for some of the most magnificent beaches in Spain, which vary from small coves to long stretches of golden sand with sand dunes. The climate is excellent, with over 300 days of sunshine, and the surrounding area is steeped in history. The Salt lakes and these lagoons help to draw the moisture out of the air, as well as being the home to hundreds of Flamingo's. Combined with a low rainfall (approx 11 days a year), this creates a microclimate with low humidity, which makes the Torrevieja region ideal for asthma, rheumatism, and arthritis sufferers.
Although the surrounding area is predominantly flat we don’t recommend the apartment for the disabled as there is no lift and the rooms aren’t adapted. We keep our rental prices low as the apartment has a coin meter for electric .Locally there are the services of an English couple, who look after guests during their stay and will help out with any queries or problems that may arise. There is an end of stay cleaning fee of 35 euros and either an airport transfer fee of 40 euros each way from/to Murcia or Alicante or a meet and greet fee of 10 euros should you prefer to make your own way.