Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Our two bedroom one bathroom apartment which is located a short stroll from the town centre and adjacent to the large well-equipped supermarket. The accommodation comprises of one double and one-twin bedded room, both fully equipped with fitted wardrobes & drawers. Each room has air-conditioning and ceiling fans for your comfort. The living room also has air-conditioning and the whole apartment has central heating for the cooler months. (Bed linen & towels provided for your use,).
Please note beach towels not provided.
From the large balcony, you have a pleasant view of the pools and children's play area. Access to the apartment is very convenient being located near the front entrance with its 24-hour security. There is also a lift to the apartment. However, you are far enough away to relax and not be disturbed by the busy town centre and bars, but close enough to enjoy the entertainment plus the excellent cuisine.
In the living room there is a 12-foot patio window overlooking the large balcony this gives you the feeling you are always outside, leading onto the balcony, which has table and chairs for alfresco eating. On re entering the living room you will notice that you have all the luxuries that you would expect from a home from home 32'' LCD TV ( including British channels) ,DVD, Air-conditioning ( Hot & Cold) 2 two setter leather settee's ,a table and chairs, plus a large mirror. In addition, in the cooler months, which are rare, central heating is fitted. There is also a phone provided for internal calls on the resort and will receive incoming calls from home. A small selection of DVDs are available
The kitchen again is well equipped with all the luxuries you would expect to be at hand. Large fridge, freezer, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine, oven hob kettle toaster And obviously the full range of crockery, utensils and cutlery are provided. There is also an ironing board and iron in the apartment
Both bedrooms have been fitted to a high standard with sprung mattress beds with solid bases and British pillows, bedside cabinets clock radio and in the master bedroom a large mirror plus safe ( code will be supplied on final payment) also for your convenience a hair-dryer is available for use. As mentioned before air-conditioning and ceiling fans are also fitted for your comfort.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Telephone, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden|
The Murcia region
La Torre is just 20 minutes drive from the capital city of Murcia, with its historic Cathedral, and 15 minutes to the Mar Menor coastline.
More locally are the small towns of Roldan and Balsicas.
Although there is a well-stocked supermarket just one minute away, the nearest shopping centre is situated just north of the airport at San Javier. Dos Mares has a very large supermarket and a food court, together with various clothes shops, a cinema and ten-pin bowling alley.
The coastline is varied with lovely beaches and ragged cliffs. The Mar Menor is a shallow sea water lagoon, which makes it very safe for children and provides excellent water sports, including windsurfing and sailing. The port of Cartagena is well worth a visit; as is the quiet fishing village of Cabo de Palos with many fish and seafood restaurants.
For people willing to travel further away, the slopes of the Sierra Nevada Mountains can be reached by motorway in 2.5 hours. Also Terra Mitica, one of Spain's largest theme parks, which provides excitement and fun for all the family, especially the young and young at heart, is approximately 1.5 hours drive, with Aqualandia (water park) and Mundomar (exotic marine park) just a little further along the coast.
There are many interesting towns and villages to visit in the region including:
CARTAGENA - The capital of the region founded by the Carthargenians in 227 BC - Hannibal's capital city on the Iberian Peninsula. The narrow streets of the old town were built around the ruined 13th century cathedral and there are several sites of historical interest including the remains of the Roman road, an old Roman theatre, and an ancient lighthouse of Moorish origins.
SAN PEDRO DEL PINATAR where there is a nature reserve on the salt flats, one of the prime areas of ecological importance in Murcia. Migratory flamingos make their way to Africa via this spot each September (also spotted in May); an excellent location for watching a variety of migratory birds.
There is a marina and a promenade to walk alongside the long sandy beach, and a weekly market to shop for local produce (Monday).
BEACHES: There are beautiful sandy beaches all along the Mar Menor from San Pedro del Pinatar to Santiago de la Ribera to Los Alcazares with its mile long promenade, marina, excellent shops, restaurants and bars, and a new shopping mall complete with cinema. Each October, the town celebrates its municipal independence, granted in 1983, with a spectacular week long fiesta.
Just a short drive from the apartment you can discover the cultural heritage of the region or spend time on one of the many Blue Flag beaches or enjoying water sports on the Mar Menor Sea.
The near by La Manga Strip is a narrow strip of land which is over 22 kilometres long with beaches fronting both the Med and the crystal clear saltwater lagoon of the Mar Menor.
Cartegena is just 20 kilometres away and is an ancient port with ruins of a Roman theatre and there are several museums.
For golf enthusiasts the Costa Calida region offers many golf courses including the world famous La Manga Club, Hacienda Del Alamo, Las Ramblas, Villamartin and many more.
La Torre Golf Resort
The Murcia region is situated on the Costa Calida (which is otherwise known as the "warm coast") and is between Costa Blanca and Costa de Almeria. Alicante Airport is about 45 mins drive and Murcia-San Javier airport is about 15 mins drive from La Torre, making the resort easily accessible from anywhere in the UK & overseas. Getting around the region is easy by car as the area has a modern road network connecting all the major towns. If you decide not to hire a car then airport transfers can be arranged at a small cost.
The Weather on the Costa Calida is very hot in the summer months and very mild in the winter. There is limited rainfall and over 320 days of sunshine per year, thus making this an ideal region all year round for both golfers and holidaymakers alike.
For 2007, 42 blue flag beaches have been applied for to indicate that the waters are environmentally safe to swim in and are well maintained, these include the following:
San Pedro Del Pinatar & Lo Pagan - The appeal of this area revolves around the salt marshes and man-made 'pans' where salt is harvested, now a protected Nature Park. Migrating birds use the marshes as a stop over and bird-watching is popular. The mineral content of the mud makes it a sought after remedy or conditioner, especially for the skin and there are several therapy spas. Lo Pagan is a town with the largest are of open-area mud baths in Europe. The towns and beaches themselves combine to form the most popular Mar Menor resort, offering a wide variety of bars and restaurants.
Los Alcazares & Los Narejos - Together smaller than San Pedro, these two neighbours sit right at the centre point of the Mar Menor coast and have an excellent range of modern facilities, including a sizeable marina. They also have a long history, both as fishing ports and as spa towns. Fiesta are big news here, including a week in mid October, a medieval one at the end of August and 'La Huerta', a celebration of local produce across the last two weeks of August.
San Javier - Probably best known for the local name of Murcia Airport (2 miles away), since 1998 San Javier has been the home of an increasingly popular jazz festival in late June. San Javier itself is just off the coast, a well established town with a long history illustrated in its museum. It has excellent shopping & leisure facilities, including an impressive sports centre.
The Mar Menor - This is separated from the Meditteranean by a strip of sand 22km long, which forms a barrier and has created a shallow and warm lagoon. There are over 44km of beaches with protected bays and coves on the sides of the Mar Menor and the water is no more than 7m at its deepest point, along with this the absence of tides, makes the Mar Menor an excellent location for all types of water sports as well as an ideal place for the kids.