Los Olivos, Murcia, not to be confused with Los Olivos, Tenerife, is a wonderfully peaceful residential development on the outskirts of the La Manga Club. A Los Olivos apartment is an excellent base for an active holiday in the sun, whether you are travelling as a family or a couple. The beaches of the Mediterranean and the Mar Menor are both within easy walking distance, as are a huge range of sporting facilities, including golf courses and a vast array of water sports. What is more, the mountains of the Sierra Nevada, the tourist centres of Marbella and Malaga and the historic town of Fuengirola are all within easy reach of a Los Olivos property rental too.
The tennis centre is located within a very short walk of Los Olivos, making apartments in Los Olivos a real favourite for tennis fans. There are also two fantastic communal swimming pools in the complex, as well as a gym and spa centre, so if you are looking for a spot to enjoy a little sport, relax on the beach and have a massage, a villa in Los Olivos is the perfect answer. The two riding stables on site taking people of all levels of ability and experience into the lush valleys and hills of the Murcian hills, riding either Andalucian or French horses, or a Shetland pony for very small children!
The Los Olivos Golf Course has been a huge favourite in Murcia for many years, and the wear had begun to take a toll. Now however, after a huge overhaul, the Los Olivos Golf Course is back to its best, with new irrigation systems, beautifully re-landscapes greens and improved facilities for visitors, including club and buggy hire, a superb restaurants and lively bar. There are some spectacular panoramic views from many of the raised tees, and even if you are having a bad day with the club, your surroundings will ensure you return to the club house or your self catering Los Olivos apartment with a smile!
Of course, no Los Olivos holiday guide would be complete without a mention of the fantastic beaches. The La Cala beach on the Mediterranean shore is delightful. A small cove beach sheltering between two imposing rock headlands, La Cala is a blissful little sand beach where swimming, snorkelling and sun bathing thrives. The long, sandy beaches of Mar Menor are more popular though. Water temperatures in the Mar Menor are always a few degrees warmer, and the shallow, sheltered waters are extremely safe for children and absolutely perfect for the majority of water sports, from windsurfing to diving, water skiing to parasailing. If you travel a little further, the beaches of the Calbanque Nature Park are stunning, perfect for nature lovers as wildlife thrives in the park.
The historic town of Mazarron is a superb place to visit from a Los Olivos apartment, filled with artistic and historical treasures. There are a great range of traditional fairs and festivals throughout the year in Mazarron, perfect for indulging in the finest of Spanish life, and even if there is no official celebration, Mazarron is always a lively place to be.
There are an average of over 320 days of sunshine every year in Los Olivos. It is very sheltered area, with winter temperatures staying above 15˚C, and summer temperatures rarely falling below 30˚C during day light hours.
Murcia Airport (AGP) is just half an hour from a holiday rental apartment in Los Olivos. There are a huge range of airlines providing cheap flights to Murcia, leaving from airports across the UK, both large and small. Upon your arrival, there are frequent airport transfer options, including regular bus services.