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Local information – Las Ramblas

Situated on the Southern Costa Blanca, some forty minutes south of the cosmopolitan coastal resort town of Alicante and twenty minutes from the historic inland city of Murcia, the Las Ramblas golf course is located five minutes from the beach at La Zenia, Orihuela Costa.

This quality coastline with its sandy beaches, exotic dunes, rolling hills of the interior and challenging golf courses, within easy reach of two international airports, makes this an ideal destination for a short break or a summer or winter holiday, whether for sport or complete relaxation!

Las Ramblas is an attractive, peaceful, secure community boasting spectacular views across the 18 hole championship golf course to the sea beyond. Immediately next to Las Ramblas are two further 18 hole championship golf courses: Villamartin and Real Campoamor.

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Within walking distance

Swimming Pool: 1 min
Swimming pools are located all around Las Ramblas, your closest one is never more than a few minutes walk!

Tranvase Tajo – Segura : 5 mins
Irrigation Canal running through the golf course and on through Villamartin, against a backdrop of orange groves. This is the perfect place for walking, running or cycling on the tow-path.
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Las Ramblas Clubhouse: 5 mins
Serves excellent food and has a terrace overlooking the fairway.

Campoamor Clubhouse : 30 mins
The excellent clubhouse and hotel on the neighbouring Campoamor golf course has a terrace offering spectacular views across the golf courses of Campoamor and Las Ramblas towards the sea, with the Mar Menor and the La Manga strip in the background. This facility is open to all and, whilst it is only a couple of minutes drive away, it is well worth walking and enjoying the scenery en route!

Within driving distance

Villamartin Plaza: 5 mins
Some 20 or more bars and restaurants offering a wide selection of international cuisine. Also shops and boutiques.
Many excellent restaurants are within 5 minutes drive from the apartment. You will find details of these within the apartment…
Villamartin Plaza


Shopping

A large Mercadona supermarket is situated at about 5 minutes drive from Las Ramblas (turn left out of the gates of Las Ramblas, up the hill past the Magellen Estate Agents and its on the roundabout). This is a brand new large supermarket where you will find everything you need.

For last minute needs or emergencies, there is a small supermarket (open 7 days a week) within 3 minutes in the car. Turn left out of the gates of the Las Ramblas complex and drive up the hill towards Villamartin. The supermarket is on the right immediately after Magellan’s Estate Agents.

There are also a number of small supermarkets and specialist shops at Villamartin Plaza (5 mins) and at the Los Dolses shopping centre (5 mins).

Another very good local supermarket is the Consum at La Zenia. Open Monday to Saturday and closes at 10:00pm. Here you will find everything you need, including a very full range of fresh ready prepared foods – great things for the BBQ!

Carrefour in Torrevieja is about a fifteen minute drive north on the N332. Follow the signs for Alicante and take the Crevillente exit (just past the El Parque de las Naciones/Garden of Nations), left at the roundabout and you can’t miss Carrefour! It’s enormous and worth a browse around. Security is of ludicrous proportions, however, so don’t try and go in with a rucksack or other shopping bags or you’ll be sent off to the Left Luggage…

On a Saturday morning, there is a very interesting market at Playa Flamenca (about ten minutes drive). This starts early and finishes at about 2.00pm. You will find everything here from fruit and vegetables, clothes, CD’s, homeware, local goods, gifts to cooked chickens to take away. It gets very busy indeed and seems to go on forever…
Villamartin Plaza

Torrevieja town centre can be reached in 15 minutes by car and there you will find numerous designer boutiques specialising in fashion for all ages.

For a real shopping experience, go to either Alicante or Murcia. Both have fantastic shops including El Corte Ingles, Mango, Zara, Adolfo Dominguez and a whole range of designer outlets.

If you want to combine shopping with some time on the beach, go to Alicante, as the beach is within minutes of the town centre and is very pleasant, with some excellent restaurants along the promenade.

For a more cultural day out, try Murcia where you can wander along historic lanes, contemplate wonderful baroque architecture and have a traditional lunch in a beautiful square or in front of the truly awe-inspiring cathedral.

In both cases, we recommend that you park in the El Corte Ingles car parks, as they are easy to find - - just follow the green El Corte Ingles signs when you arrive in each city!

Cities & towns

Alicante : 40 mins
Alicante is the provincial capital and is the main city of the Costa Blanca. It is an easy drive from Las Ramblas.

It is a prosperous and bustling coastal city, which in spite of its many foreign tourists, remains truly Spanish. It dominated by the ruins of its ancient castle of Santa Barbara and has everything you would expect of a Mediterranean city: baroque buildings, churches, museums, excellent restaurants and very interesting shopping.
Alicante's palm-lined avenues, seafront paseos, excellent beach and marina, surrounded by quality restaurants and bars, make it perfect for a day trip.
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Murcia : 25 mins
Murcia is the capital city of the province of Murcia.

Much of the province is planted with fruit, olives, rice, nuts and vegetables . Inland lie arid and beautiful mountain ranges, vineyards, historic towns and forgotten villages – where few tourists venture.
Murcia is known as the “capital of Baroque”, as no other Spanish city can equal the number of monuments built in this style. Everywhere can be found churches and civil buildings with exuberant facades. The many palaces and stately houses are mostly situated around the lively and bubbling streets of the old quarter.
Murcia is a truly Spanish city which makes few concessions to tourism and apart from its excellent restaurants and bars serving local cuisine and tapas, offers excellent facilities for shopping.

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Elche : 20 mins
Elche is Europe’s greatest palm grove and is approximately 20 minute’s drive from Las Ramblas.

More than 300,000 palm trees grow in Elche, in verdant parks and shady squares and lining streets and gardens. Elche was originally an Iberian village – Illici – colonized later by the Phoenicians, Greeks and Romans. It is thought that the palm groves originated in Phoenician times and today they are protected against felling by law.
Elche stands on the Vinalopo rive and is Spain’s shoe-manufacturing capital. It is a stronghold of the Valencian language and one of the most historic towns in the region.

Elche is famous for the Cleto-Iberian Dama d’Elx stone bust, found in 1897 and now in Madrid’s archeological museum. The elegant headdress of the bust shows her to have been a woman of power and standing. The Dama d’Elx is is thought to be of a high priestess carved from limestone by Iberian sculptors around 475BC. A copy may be seen in the Huerto del Cura gardens in Elche.

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