Property and local area description
Los Alcazares is a working Spanish town with all the facilities you would need, like banks, shops, restaurants etc.
It´s main attraction is the beach which extends for 5kms and has a palm lined promenade all along it´s length, the water is clear and blue flag status has been achieved.
The sea is very safe from a childs point of view as it is non tidal and fairly shallow and gently deepens as you leave the shore. Los alcazares now boasts 2 golf courses, Roda Golf & Beach resort which is a 3 minute drive from the apartment and La Serena Golf which is at the other end of town. It is now possible to have a golf and beach holiday here without driving, as taxis can take you to the courses.
Los Alcazares is well connected to the rest of Spain by way of motorway and major roads and to the outside world by 2 nearby international airports, San Javier and Alicante.
Playa III is a community of about 70 properties which has many year round residents as well as holidaymakers, for this reason it is impecably maintained and reasonably quiet, it is suitable for families and couples but not "lads" or "girls" holidays as there is no "nightlife" as in "clubs" etc nearby, there are however many good restaurants and bars closeby.
There is a large community pool and a toddlers pool and these are surrounded by well maintained communal gardens.
PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THE PLAYA III COMPLEX IS ALSO A RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITY AND FOR THIS REASON CERTAIN COMMUNITY RULES APPLY.
There is a central square within 5 mins walk of the apartment which has supermarkets, shops, cafes, restaurants, banks, internet access. This area has over the last number of years become almost a new town centre and there are new business´s opening here on a regular basis.
The beach is within 7/8 mins walk and you do not need a car if this type of holiday appeals to you.
However, if you do want to hire a car I can assist you at the most competitive rates in the area.
Within a short drive you have the beautiful historic city of Cartagena which has many Roman ruins, it also has a recently restored port area, also here can be found El Cortes Ingles which is an exclusive department store,
within 2 hours drive is the Holy City of Caravaca de la Cruz which is definately worth a visit also within this sort of distance is the shrine of the Virgen in Calasparra which is a fantastic place built into the natural stone, I would however recommend a visit to the local tourist office as they can provide you with a wealth of information about what the area has to offer.
There are 2 waterparks and a safari park within driving distance in Rojales, Torrevieja and Elche,
Roda Golf Resort
Overview: The new Roda Golf resort (opened June 2006), designed by Dave Thomas
Location: literally 2 minutes drive away
Overview: another new course for Los Alcazares, opened in 2007 this is a municipal course.
Location: 5 minute drive at the southern end of the town.
Overview: There are 3 18-hole golf courses at La Manga Club, including the championship South Course and the scenic West Course. The North course was totally refurbished last year and is brand new and absolutely superb. In the heart of La Manga Club, a 1,400 acre sporting paradise nestled between the low hills which separate the Mediterranean from the sea of La Manga del Mar Menor in the South East of Spain. The resort is set amidst lemon groves, bougainvilleas and majestic palm trees that cover some of the finest golf courses in Europe.
Probably the most famous golf resort in the World. 3 championship courses designed by Dave Thomas and Robert Putnam/Arnold Palmer, while playing at La Manga can be pretty exspensive they do offer large reductions for a twilight tee off.
Location: 20 minute drive
Overview: With over 800 acres it is one of the most ambitious golf-sport villa resorts in the region. This outstanding new development boasts a 27 hole golf course and many installations to practise your favourite sport: basketball, soccer, paddle, horse riding, swimming, gymnastics, athletics etc. The championship course (PGA EuroPro Tour Championship Final, October 2004) runs through the resort, through a spectacular and challenging landscape with a variety of plants and trees, cacti, open rock faces and a multitude of water features.
Location: 25 minute drive
Overview: spectacular, elevated tees, narrow fairways and lightning greens. This is a great test of golf and will be a memorable game. Las Ramblas means the old river beds, you will see plenty of these during your round! This 18-holer is on mountainous ground which makes the course very interesting for players who like to take a few risks. As it is very mountainous, it calls for difficult strokes. It is worth mentioning the many trees that surround the course, and the water hazards. There are slopes are all along the course and although some of them are very difficult, they make the game more attractive and interesting. The course is not too long and has wonderful views. Accuracy is required.
Location: 25 mins drive
Overview: The variety of its 18 holes, due to the excellent design, will allow you to enjoy a round of golf on this course as you will have to use the 14 clubs from your bag. Its magnificent greens are superbly kept.
Location: 30 minutes drive away
Hacienda del Alamo
Overview: New course, promoted heavily on the Golf Channel and marketed by Migule Jimenez. Challenging course.
Location: 40 mins drive
The builders, Euromarina won an award for the layout and design of the complex and the pool and garden areas are trully beautiful.