The town of Huercal Overa lies on the two branches of the Almanzora River in Mojacar, Spain. Originally two medieval towns (Huercal and Overa), Huercal Overa has a great range of attractions, and its location just 20km from the much celebrated beaches of the Andalucian coastline means that a holiday rental in Huercal Overa is perfect for a peaceful, cultural break in the Andalucian countryside and a base for sensational beach holidays in the sun.
Huercal Overa is primarily a market town, and every Monday, a vast proportion of the town becomes a sea of people and stalls as the weekly market steams into town. The market is a wonderful place to wander and explore from Huercal Overa accommodation, offering the finest of local products at a vastly reduced price. During the rest of the week, the great range of restaurants, shops and cafes offer plenty to enjoy and investigate, and the large communal swimming pool, tennis courts and two leisure centres provide top class facilities for anyone wishing to enjoy a little sport or exercise during their stay. The Church de Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion and the Chapel of Jesus Nazareno are well worth exploring from Huercal Overa accommodation, as is the medieval bell tower and the ancient granary (Posito).
The landscapes that surround Huercal Overa are astonishingly varied with lush green valleys to arid, brown hills and semi-desert. This gives residents in holiday villas in Huercal Overa a great range of options for walking, mountain biking and horse riding trails to choose from, hugging the valleys one day and exploring the great arid hills another. There are two riding stables and a number of mountain biking rental centres to choose from too. After a long day exploring the landscape, retreating to one of Huercal Overa’s many restaurants is a wonderful way to spend the evening. There are many to choose from, serving the finest of local delicacies washed down with the excellent wines that you will see growing along the valley sides. The rabbit, partridge and stews are particularly good in the region.
The beaches around Mojacar are just 20 minutes from a self catering Huercal Overa holiday rental apartment or villa. Andalucia’s beaches are famous world wide, and those of the Mojacar region are no different. Within 20 minutes of leaving you private villa in Huercal Overa, you could be stretched out in the sun, soaking in the atmosphere and enjoying the spectacular coastal scenery. Water sports absolutely thrive in the Mojacar region, with sailing, scuba diving and deep sea fishing trips being among the most popular excursions. There are a huge range of beaches nearby Huercal Overa, providing visitors with a great range of choice.
The long summer months make the beaches nearby Huercal Overa completely irresistible, especially between May and late September, when daily peak temperatures regularly soar towards the 40˚C mark. Rain is almost unheard of during the summer, and even during the winter months, people can still be seen swimming, walking and riding out in the countryside, as temperatures rarely dip below 15˚C.
The airports of Almeria (LEI), Murcia (MJV) and Alicante (ALC) can all be reached in less than 2 hours from a holiday rental property in Huercal Overa. All three airports have a good range of inbound flights arriving from the UK daily, with flights arriving from Manchester (MAN), London, Birmingham (BHX) and Dublin (DUB) into all three among other services. A hire car is strongly recommended whilst staying in Huercal Overa holiday rentals.