Los Alcázares

 
Los Alcázares is a beautiful former fishing village on the Costa Cálida in the Murcia Region of southern Spain. Located on the shores of the Mar Menor, Los Alcázares offers tourists and seasonal residents of the village seven kilometres of coastline from Los Narejos to Punta Brava. 
 
Over the centuries, Los Alcázares was a popular resort - during Roman times, and later, when it was part of Al-Andalus (circa 730 - 1272) and again, at the turn of the twentieth century. Each time, bathhouses and spas attracted people to the coast, with the consistently warm temperatures and beaches. 
 
Los Alcázares is only 5 minutes drive from San Javier airport, with the larger airport of Alicante, only 45 minutes away, on main roads. It isn’t far from other attractions and places of interest, including Cartagena, a historic town, La Zenia shopping centre, and La Manga, all around 20 minutes drive away. 
 
Los Alcázares is a town of two halves. The old town is quieter, full of history and architecture and where you will find the annual fiestas, carnivals and street markets. In the new town, where you will find a boulevard and numerous side streets, with a great range of restaurants, bars and shops, catering to every taste. Both sides of the town face onto the Mar Menor, with warm tranquil beaches and water that is usually calm enough to swim in. It is easy to see why property is in demand around here and why the town attracts holidaymakers from Spain’s big cities and much further afield. 
 
Popular with water sports enthusiasts, from jet ski to kite and windsurfing fans, Los Alcázares is the perfect place to enjoy yourself on or near the water. Spinosa is a kite surfing school with a two-story bar and restaurant overlooking the sea. Ideal for a drink or kite surfing. 
 
Unlike other holiday resorts, Los Alcázares retains a lot of the authentic Spanish charm that you can’t find elsewhere in Spanish town popular with overseas tourists. Buying a property in or around the town is a smart investment that will allow you to enjoy the area as often as you want. 
 

Testimonial

"We were 100% satisfied when buying a home through Dream Spanish Homes

Budget – We had a budget in mind and Dream Spanish Homes were very helpful and knowledgeable about the other cost that we needed to factor in, which made up around 10 % on top of our purchase price. This can make a difference in your original budget so was extremely important. Amenities – Our top priority was that it was a south facing property, two or three bedroom with outdoor space at ground floor level with a community pool.

Location – The Orihuela Costa is a mixed English and Spanish community. Walking distance to the beach, shopping and places to go for entertainment, not too far away.

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Satisfaction – 100 % satisfied.

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- Jim and Sonia (London)