Lovely modern two bedroom apartment for sale in Los Alcazares, Murcia. The property has 2 bathrooms, a fitted kitchen, utility area and a lounge with a balcony. The apartment has air conditioning and is sold furnished and ready top move in to. There is a communal roof terrace and a private underground parking place which is a great asset in the busier Summer months.
Located in the " Old town " and just a short walk to the beach and promenade and the high street.
The town of Los Alcazares sits on the edge of the Mar Menor, Europes largest salt water coastal lake of 170km2. The lovely sandy beaches stretch for 7kms and the attractive paved promenade is ideal for walking and cycling with bars and cafes along the way providing a welcoming stop for refreshments or an evening sundowner and tapa. There are plenty of places to eat out with a good variety of restaurants, take aways and cafes including those on the popular 525 walkway, serving many kinds of cuisine to suit all tastes and budgets. The “ Old Town “ area of Los Alcazares was the original fishing village and is where one finds the Nautical Club, Marina and some of the best fish restaurants. The Encarnacion Hotel built back in 1904 is the oldest hotel in the area and still retains its original charm and character and has a lovely setting for a special evening out.
Los Alcazares is one of the top destinations for visitors in the region of Murcia and with 315 days of sunshine a year and average annual temperature of 18ºC it is the perfect place to relax or enjoy a variety of water sports and activities all year round. The warm, sheltered waters of the Mar Menor have a maximum depth of 7 metres and little wave activity making it ideal for swimmers of all ages. There are various teaching schools in the area which cater for all levels of sailing, canoeing, windsurfing, kite surfing, and stand-up paddle boarding.
Bike hire is readily available in the region with free delivery and pick up. The area of Campo de Cartagena and around the Mar Menor is flat making it ideal for cycling and walking as well. Going slightly inland the terrain becomes more mountainous and is perfect for those who prefer something more challenging and in fact the nearby Sierra Espuña range has featured in the Vuelta a España.
With excellent motorway connections, Los Alcazares is a good base from which to explore the surrounding area. Murcia city is 30 minutes away, and the port and city of Cartagena, now an important stopping point for cruise ships, is 25 minutes. Both cities offer plenty of culture with interesting architecture, museums, art galleries, theatres, narrow streets, wide avenues, parks and attractive plazas.
A 15 minute drive up the motorway takes you to the town of Balsicas which has a train station with regular and cheap trains to Cartagena and Murcia city and then on to the rest of Spain.
Just before Cartagena is the huge Espacio Mediterraneo Commercial Centre which is open every day and as well as all the popular fashion outlets has a large Carrefour hypermarket, electrical stores, DIY and furniture stores. The popular La Zenia Boulevard shopping mall near Orihuela, is just 20 minutes away and the newly extended Dos Mares Shopping mall is in San Javier. Los Alcazares has 2 big street markets each week selling a wide selection of fresh local produce as well as household goods and clothes etc.
On the north edge of Los Alcazares is Roda Golf and to the southern end, Serena Golf, both just 5 minutes drive from the town centre. There are numerous other top class courses in close proximity including Mar Menor Golf Resort, La Torre Golf Resort, Terrazas de la Torre, Hacienda Riquelme, Sierra Golf, Lo Romero, La Manga Club and El Valle Golf Resort.
Los Alcazares has a good mixture of nationalities and a large British population of both permanent residents and holiday home owners. Aside from all the various fiestas in each town, there is always some kind of activity to get involved in and many bars in Los Alcazares and nearby towns have live music and entertainment in the evenings. Failing that just take a stroll down to the beach and watch the sun go down over the Mar Menor !