La Mata is an ideal place for a family beach holiday in Spain. It has the perfect combination of magnificent blue flag sandy beach, and a great range of bars, clubs and great restaurants. While La Mata is well developed for tourism, with a variety of facilities and some excellent luxury holiday villas, La Mata has managed to stave off the concrete development of hotels, keeping its character and preventing the village from becoming hugely crowded during the summer.
The towns and resort of Alicante’s Costa Blanca are situated very close together, so there are many day trips or excursions available from an apartment to rent in La Mata. Torrevieja, Vilamartin, Benidorm, Las Ramblas and La Finca are all within a short drive from La Mata.
La Mata’s beaches remain remarkably un-crowded even during the height of summer. There will always be a spot to place your towel in space, and the wide, sweeping, golden sandy beach is backed by trees, keeping it protected from the afternoon winds. All of La Mata’s beaches have held the European Blue Flag for cleanliness, water quality and safety since the scheme’s inception.
Bathing in the salt lagoons around La Mata has become popular due to the beneficial medical properties, especially during the winter as an escape from the cold rainy days in Great Britain! The Parc Natural de La Mata surrounds the salt lagoons, creating a Spanish nature reserve, which attracts a huge variety of bird life. Aside from bathing, there are a large number of marked trails for walking and cycling within the park.
Family holidays in a La Mata holiday villa are greatly rewarding. Aside from the privacy and space provided, the quite beaches and magnitude of activities on offer mean that everyone will be entertained. Within a 20 minute drive of a La Mata villa lie three golf courses, Torrevieja Golf Course, Elche Safari Park, Playa Flamenca Go Karting track and La Mata bowling alley.
La Mata is blessed with an amazing 320 days of sunshine every year, with an annual average temperature of 17°C. During July and August, temperatures rise to above 30°C on most days, but the summer lasts from May until October, when temperatures are almost perfect. Winters remain warm, rarely dipping below 8°C, so La Mata holiday rental villas are rarely empty.
The holiday rentals in La Mata are almost exactly half way between Murcia Airport (MJV) and Alicante Airport (ALC), so deciding on which to fly to is entirely a case of which is currently offering the best deals! British Airways, easyJet and Ryanair all offer regular cheap flights at very good prices.