La Mata ? A Great Place To Holiday On The Sunny Costa Blanca

One of Europe’s healthiest places to live, La Mata is located just 10 minutes drive from Torrevieja and about 35-40 minutes from both Alicante and Murcia airports. It is a typically Spanish Town with it’s town square and church being at the centre of the community. Bars and restaurants line the sides of the square and continue along the sea front offering anything from Spanish Tapas to an English fry up. A street market takes place every Wednesday allowing tourists to mix with the locals and buy fresh fruit and vegetables, leather and even attempt some haggling on the prices offered. It is an ideal time to dig out your Spanish phrase book and speak with the locals.

La Mata is also blessed with a long stretch of fine golden sand and palm tree lined beach which has held the illustrious blue flag for cleanliness, water quality and safety for a number of years. Natural twig parasols and loungers are available for hire on the beach from Spring to Autumn. Towards one end of the beach is a gorgeous waterfalled park area where you can wander in and out of the shade of the trees, take a picnic and let the kids play on the recently built swings. The beautiful ‘Mississippi’ restaurant lies at the top of the waterfalls giving diners fantastic sea views.

Being on the eastern part of the Costa Blanca, be prepared to see some fantastic sunsets in La Mata, and some of the best of these can be seen just a 10 minute walk from the town square, across the N332 road to the natural park and salt lake which is a lovely area for a picnic or a walk where you can see a number of birds including flamingo’s and hoopoes’, and plants (there is a tourist information hut where you can pick up a leaflet).

Habeneras shopping centre with its many high street stores and local boutiques is located just a 7 minute drive from La Mata along the main coast road, a pleasant way to spend an early evening before heading into the bustling Spanish town of Torrevieja, with its shops, bars, restaurants and beautiful boardwalk along the sea front where you can see the locals promenading and mixing with the tourists at sunset.

La Mata mixes local Spanish culture with the more modern side of Spain, long sandy beach, all year round sun and plenty of things to do and see with or without a car. A perfect place for a holiday on the Costa Blanca.

Julie Suttle has lived and worked in Spain with various estate agents for 4 years. Using her experience in her roles within the property industry, she is now a director of a Spanish property rental site offering you a wide choice of rental properties throughout spain. Also offering a low cost way to advertise your Spanish holiday home to 1000’s of potential holiday makers.

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