Villamartin is situated around 10 miles from the busy town and popular tourist resort of Torrevieja. The area has a rich history and interesting culture as it boosts a number of natural salt mines that produce thousands of tonnes of salt every year. The Romans obviously agreed that the area was important as they built several roads through Villamartin and many artefacts and remains from Roman times have been discovered in the area. These days the main attraction of Villamartin is the magnificent golf complex which is one of the oldest and most established in the area.
From Villamartin you have access to a number of magnificent Costa Blanca beaches that feature the soft white sand that gives the “white coast” its name. You will find there are water sports available such as paragliding, jet skiing and water-skiing. There are also play areas for children and well-kept promenades with a wide selection of bars, restaurants and shops.
Villamartin properties are of interest to golfers as they are mostly located very close to the impressive golf complex, but these also have just about everything you need to enjoy yourself even if you don’t play golf. While the golfers are teeing up, non-golfers can take a relaxing stroll around the Villamartin Square and sit on one of the many bar or restaurant terraces while enjoying a glass of local wine and tapas.
There are a surprising number of good restaurants considering the town is relatively small, as well as bars offering local drinks and imported UK beers.
Villamartin is just a 20 minute drive from Torrevieja where you will find designer shops, a water park, bowling, and a beautiful natural park where the salt mines are located. Every Friday a street market is held by Torrevieja marina with almost 1300 stalls.
There are many fabulous bargain properties available in Villamartin. If you are looking for a vacation home or you are a single person or a couple, you will find many smaller properties available priced between 50,000 and 70,000€. At the higher end of the market, even luxury villas in their own private grounds are for sale for less than 250,000€.
It is easy to reach Villamartin from either Alicante or Murcia airport. Murcia is only 25 minutes’ drive away compared to the 45 minutes it takes to reach Alicante; but you might find that flights to Alicante are cheaper and more frequent. You can reach your Villamartin with a shuttle service to nearby Torrevieja and finish the journey with a 10 minute taxi ride if you prefer not to drive.
Villamartin has a climate to be envied. This region in Spain is said to be one of the healthiest in the world due to the microclimate created by the salt mines. Winter temperatures very rarely drop lower than 10°C and average summer temperatures are around 28°C. Rainy days are few, and the area enjoys approximately 320 days of sunshine a year.