La Siesta, Spain, not to be confused with La Siesta, Tenerife, lies just 10 minutes outside Torrevieja on the Costa Blanca of Spain. Located just inland from the town, villas to rent in La Siesta have become wildly popular with visitors, as a magical base for beach holidays on the Costa Blanca without a crowd to be seen. Whether you would like to spend long, lazy days on the beach, catch a round at one of the Costa Blanca’s finest golf courses or indulge in a little culture, a holiday villa to rent in La Siesta can provide the ideal base.
La Siesta itself is not a huge hub of activity, but does have all the shops, facilities and services you could need during a holiday in Spain. The shops are all within easy walking distance of any of the rental properties in La Siesta, and Torrevieja town centre can be driven to in just 10 minutes, meaning that you shall want for nothing during your holiday in La Siesta.
The glorious sandy beaches of La Mata and Los Locos are accessible from a La Siesta villa for rent in just 10 minutes by car, meaning that you can have some wonderful beach holidays from the village. The beaches have been awarded the prestigious European Blue Flag award, which declares them both clean and safe for children. Windsurfing, sailing and scuba diving trips all thrive from the beaches of Torrevieja, all of which are you can organise from the beaches of sports centres within Torrevieja.
The mountains and natural wildernesses visible from a La Siesta villa to rent are accessible on foot, by bike or on horse back. There are numerous routes into the mountains of the Costa Brava, taking visitors through the grove lined countryside and up into the hills, where charming, traditional villages and ancient religious and historic monuments stand proudly. The Torrevieja salt flats are actually the largest in Europe, and due to their astonishing wealth of bird species, the flats have been declared as a national park. Walking in the salt flats is a particularly good way to spend an afternoon, especially for bird lovers looking for any of the 250 bird species that call the parks home.
The town of Torrevieja will be familiar to anyone who has taken a villa to rent in La Siesta in the past. The town is a fantastic mix of old and new, as the modern, cosmopolitan streets filled with shops, boutiques and international restaurants still surround the old centre. The festivals of San Vincente Ferrer and festival of the Virgin del Carmen are excellent times to visit the town, and the water parks provide hours of entertainment on family holidays.
It is during the summer that La Siesta properties really come into their own. There is plenty of accommodation in the area, but it is La Siesta villas for rent that offer the perfect combination of proximity to the beach and peace from the tourist crowds. During the winter months, temperatures still remain above 10˚C almost the whole time.
A villa to rent in La Siesta is just over 35km from Alicante International Airport (ALC). There are a huge range of flights from the UK on daily basis, especially during the summer, and cheap flights are not hard to find. You can easily reach a La Siesta villa for rent on public transport, but to really explore the region, a hire car is a great option.