A few years ago I visited Los Alcazares for the first time and instantly fell in love with it, as did my family and friends who were encouraged to follow my lead. In August 2015 I bought this property because it ticked all my boxes; it's close to the sea, shops, tapas bars and supermarkets and most important to me the walk to delightful Playa Los Narejos is only 8-10 minutes from the apartment. The nearest small super market is less than 5 minutes and, even closer is Camaleon, a super eating place. I knew it must be good because most of the clientele were locals - always a good sign for foodies. On the subject of the locals, they turn everything into a social event. Complete families join force to collect their vegetables, meat, fish, shoes, curtains (you name it!) at the Saturday morning street market on Avenida de Santiago, just around the corner. After this you’re lucky to get a seat at any of the neighbouring bars where they collect for a drink and tapas in the sunshine.
With its palm fringed promenade and safe beaches Los Alzacares is the perfect holiday destination for all ages whether they be walkers, cyclists, enjoy frolicking in the safe waters of the beautiful Mar Menor lagoon or simply lying in the sun watching the world go by.
The apartment has 2 bedrooms, one with a king sized bed and the second, 2 single beds. In addition, the L shaped sofa in the living area providing bed for one. The bathroom has a bath with overhead shower. The kitchen is well equipped, having a full sized oven, cooker hood, ceramic hobs, micro wave oven, dishwasher, large fridge freezer and a wide range of cooking utensils including a ‘stick blender’ for making soups and sauces – should you feel so inclined! The TV and Smart box are in the living area. On the rear balcony there are beach chairs, washing machine and tumble dryer. The air conditioned living room/kitchen has ceiling fans as have the bedrooms. There is a free standing fan for use on the front balcony but please put indoors when not in use.
For days at the beach, the choice of bars serving anything from tapas to full meals is endless – all good and some very good. When/if you tire of sunbathing, kite and wind surfing, sailing and canoeing are favourites and classes for these are available for beginners. Another very popular activity is cycling and bicycles and tricycles can be hired. There are plenty of car hire companies around too however the local bus service is excellent and very cheap so unless you’re desperate to drive, a car is not essential. Highly recommended is a visit to The Square where you’ll find hair salons, shops, bars, a night club, the Mercadona super market (their fish counter has to be seen to be believed!) and a very helpful tourist information office. Lidl has also opened a store here and it is open on Sundays; useful as most do not.
Last but not least, the area numerous golf courses including the renowned La Manga.
2 double bedrooms, large wardrobes plus sofa bed for one in living area
1 bathroom – bath, overhead shower and large heated towel rail
TV & Smart box
Bath and beach towels provided
Bed linen, including duvets and pillows provided
Dining tables & chairs
Shopping trolley (not for beach use, please). There is a beach trolley on the rear balcony. I have to admit I don't find it a great help but some visitors seem to like it.
Apartment available from 12a.m on arrival day
Apartment must be vacated by 10.30 a.m on departure day.
These can be flexible depending on whether the apartment is occupied immediately before or after your visit.