The Villamartin development began in 1972 and has evolved into a splendid resort area. Villamartin is an upmarket area, and is in an excellent location being to home to three championship golf courses - Campoamor, Las Ramblas and Villamartin. Within a few minutes drive are the stunning blue flag beaches at La Zenia, Playa Flamenca, Cabo Roig & Campoamor with magnificent views over the sparkling blue Mediterranean and the white sand that is typical of the Costa Blanca. All of these beaches and all the other major beaches along this part of the Mediterranean coastline are regularly awarded the European Blue Flag which is your guarantee of high standards and facilities for the whole family. The Villamartin area also has very good local amenities, including a wide range of restaurants, bars, supermarkets, and banks etc.
The impressive Villamartin Plaza contains numerous restaurants varying from Italian, English, German, Spanish, Mexican, Austrian, Chinese, and French cuisine to name but a few, and these serve food both indoors and outside in the summer months in the delightful courtyard. There is a small supermarket at the Villamartin Plaza which stocks all the essentials. Mercadona is a large supermarket just a few minutes drive away. Villamartin is a perfect base for a relaxing holiday for golfers, couples and families alike & a fantastic place for permanent living.
Murcia San Javier airport is 20 minutes away & Alicante airport 45 minutes away. The nearest motorway junction is 5 minutes by car. Torrevieja with it's lovely marina, Blue flag beaches & everything you could possibly want & more is less than 15 minutes by car.
The area benefits from several schools including Spanish state schools, El Limonar International bi-lingual private school & Mar Azul private school following the full English curriculum. All of these schools cater for children ages 4 to 18 (& beyond). There are also numerous pre-school nurseries in the area.
20 kilometres from Orihuela, past Bigastro, San Miguel, and the Salinas, lies the Orihuela Costa. The coast is 16 kilometres long with its cliffs, clear waters and sandy beaches at Punta Prima, La Zenia, Cabo Roig, Campoamor, Playa Flamenca and Mil Palmeras.
The Orihuela Costa is a peaceful environment with a perfect balance between the green spaces (Campoamor's Meadow piñatas) and urbanisations. Orihuela Costa beaches obtained the Blue Flag (environmental norms of the European Community).
The Costa Blanca has a reputation for being a Mediterranean paradise and is a prime location boasting a superb climate with very mild winter temperatures and the supply of plentiful days of sunshine each year. This climate draws thousands of tourists and encourages participation in a wide range of sporting activities.
In the Southern Costa Blanca, Torrevieja is the main town where the vast majority of beaches have been awarded the EEC Blue Flag Award. The Blue Flag Award denotes cleanliness making it an ideal place to settle down for a relaxing retirement or for that superb holiday home. With extensive beaches typically with sand dunes, this privileged corner of Spain offers everything that has made this country so highly favoured amongst property purchasers.
For those of you interested in a broader variety of activities, the Costa Blanca has a lot to offer with a wide range of health spas, leisure facilities, numerous excellent golf courses to a championship standard and the crystal clear waters which allow you to enjoy every water sport imaginable.
The clear blue waters and stunning underwater scenery make it a diver's paradise. You can also watch the setting of the sun whilst having a dip in the cool blue waters which is an experience not easily forgotten.
Further south, the cliffs have a creamy white tint from which the Costa Blanca (white coast) derives its name. Covered with Mediterranean flora scrub and coastal pine, this is an area whose romantic lighthouses and ancient ruins encapsulate the history and soul of the Mediterranean. The coast boasts excellent transport links via motorways, railways, ferry ports and three international airports. The Costa Blanca is one of the most stunning and unspoilt areas in Europe. With excellent average temperatures the climate is rated by the World Health Organisation as one of the healthiest in the world.
Vega Baja is the southern most district of Alicante spreading as far as Elche - Europe's largest palm forest to the north and to the historic city of Orihuela in the South. The Vega Baja is divided by the River Segura which flows into the Mediterranean Sea at Guardamar. This untouched, traditional rural area is rich in agriculture with local villages providing Alicante with the majority of their fresh fruit and vegetables.