La Mata – Restaurants, Bars, Market & Beach

Torre La Mata Watchtower

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As an ever growing and developing tourist center, Torre La Mata – or simply La Mata – offers a lovely and unique Spanish feel to it and is only a quick five-minute drive from Pinomar. The town offers everything from shops, restaurants, and cafes to grab everything from sun block to a delicious bite to eat.

While there, you will notice that nearly the entire town is surrounded by a large natural saltwater lake, which helps to form something called “Salinas de La Mata”; an official Spanish Nature Reserve. Thanks to this reserve, you can see a wide variety of bird life and species that make a home there, making it a fantastic place for bird lovers and watchers. Another option would be to enjoy some horseback riding available around the salt lakes in town, perfect for families traveling with younger kids.

If you are heading to La Mata to pick up some groceries or other various food items, a great option would be to head into town on Wednesday any time from 8am to 1pm to enjoy the La Mata Market. Here, you can find everything from fresh produce and foods to bedding, shoes, handbags, and handicrafts. Other supermarkets that are open daily include Dicost Supermercado located next to El Pozo Bar or Super Valu off Calle Atena.

If you like to discover some of La Mata’s great eateries, you are in luck as the options are far from few. For an early morning breakfast, be sure to check out MA Creperie or Sea View International Restaurant for lunch or dinner, which tends to be a favorite amongst travelers with plenty of great dishes to choose from. For another view of the beach, Zana Kebab offers a great atmosphere alongside good foods and drinks as well. Other spots to consider include El Pozo, La Mar de Bien, and La Despensa.

For those hoping to spend their evening out on the town, consider checking out some of the many great bars in La Mata. Besides the usual bars you head to for just the drinks, La Mata is also home to several fantastic tapas bars such as Il Bacio Beach Club. For a cold one after a long day, then head to either Kiosco Rocio, Bar Carlos, or Pub Boys.

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WEATHER FORECAST

Aug 18, 2017 - Fri
Torrevieja ES
Wind 3 m/s, E
Pressure 760.56 mmHg
30°C
clear sky
Humidity 74%
Clouds -
Day Cond. Temp. Wind Humidity PressurePres.
fri aug 18
30°C /26°C 3 m/s, ESE 94% 770.52 mmHg
sat aug 19
27°C /25°C 6 m/s, ENE 92% 772.51 mmHg
sun aug 20
27°C /25°C 7 m/s, ENE 93% 774 mmHg
mon aug 21
27°C /25°C 5 m/s, ENE 92% 774.05 mmHg
tue aug 22
29°C /20°C 2 m/s, SE - 749.91 mmHg

Golfing – Villamartin Golf Club & Real Club de Golf

Alicante Province Golf

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Real Club de Golf Lomas de Campoamor & Villamartin Golf Club 30min by car

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With a number of different golf courses in the area – each one bringing something unique and different than the next – Alicante Province has proven to be somewhat of a golfer’s paradise. No matter your skill level or preference, you are sure to find one that will make for the perfect choice of spending your morning or afternoon.

Several of them consistently rank amongst the top courses in the world while others have hosted many Spanish national championships. If you want to work on your golf game and take a break from all of the other activities Costa Blanaca has to offer, take your pick from courses that are sure to be among the best you have yet to experience.

Real Club de Golf Lomas de Campoamor: A par 72 stretching out over 6,277 meters in length, this golf course offers stunning backdrops and challenging holes surrounded by lush greenery at every turn. No matter who you are golfing with and what skill level they are at, Lomas de Campoamor will prove to be an unforgettable experience.

Villamartin Golf Club: Boasting an incredible established Costa Blanca 18-hole course designed with the goal of being of the best in all of Spain, it is clear why Villamartin Golf Club deserves a visit while in Alicante Province. No matter what your skill level is, experiencing a golf game here will undoubtedly be nothing short of memorable as you make your way through the well-rooted and mature vegetation that has been cared for over the past 40 years.

Other noteworthy courses worth checking out include Campo de Golf la Marquesa, Lo Romero Golf, Golf Las Ramblas de Campoamor, Alicante Golf Club, La Sella Golf Club, and Oliva Nova Golf Club.

Real Club de Golf Lomas de Campoamor

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Villamartin Golf Club

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WEATHER FORECAST

Aug 18, 2017 - Fri
Torrevieja ES
Wind 3 m/s, E
Pressure 760.56 mmHg
30°C
clear sky
Humidity 74%
Clouds -
Day Cond. Temp. Wind Humidity PressurePres.
fri aug 18
30°C /26°C 3 m/s, ESE 94% 770.52 mmHg
sat aug 19
27°C /25°C 6 m/s, ENE 92% 772.51 mmHg
sun aug 20
27°C /25°C 7 m/s, ENE 93% 774 mmHg
mon aug 21
27°C /25°C 5 m/s, ENE 92% 774.05 mmHg
tue aug 22
29°C /20°C 2 m/s, SE - 749.91 mmHg

Puerto Deportivo & Castle of Santa Barbara

Alicante Marina

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If you prefer looking at the water instead of hopping right into it for the day, then consider taking a day trip to the beautiful harbor of Alicante.

With plenty to see, do and discover while there, your trip will certainly be full of discovery and exploration of gems that are all calling your name.

Within a 45 minutes drive from El Bungalow 108, you will soon find yourself amongst a fantastic palm tree-lined harbor that is surrounded by an immense number of boats, inviting restaurants and cafes to enjoy and spectacular views of the water itself.

Some of the main popular attractions at Puerto Deportivo de Alicante include the Castle of Santa Barbara in which provides a bird’s eye view of the port itself when wandering around its perimeter.

If you have enough time, try to head to the marina during the afternoon where you can explore the harbor’s treasures by day and then stick around long enough to enjoy the awe inspiring sunset along the water.

There are plenty of restaurants that allow you to soak it all up while enjoying some delicious food and drinks while taking in the gorgeous contrast of colors just over the horizon.

Castle of Santa Barbara

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WEATHER FORECAST

Aug 18, 2017 - Fri
Alicante ES
Wind 3 m/s, E
Pressure 760.56 mmHg
28°C
clear sky
Humidity 74%
Clouds -
Day Cond. Temp. Wind Humidity PressurePres.
fri aug 18
28°C /18°C 3 m/s, SE 50% 744.14 mmHg
sat aug 19
31°C /20°C 4 m/s, E 48% 746.01 mmHg
sun aug 20
30°C /20°C 4 m/s, E 58% 747.49 mmHg
mon aug 21
29°C /18°C 3 m/s, ESE 59% 747.54 mmHg
tue aug 22
26°C /25°C 4 m/s, SE - 768.91 mmHg

Alicante Spa: Mountain Health & Beauty Retreat

Hot Stone Massage Alicante

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1h30min by car

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Heading out on day excursions, exploring nearby towns, scuba diving your way through the waters of Spain and discovering hidden treasures and gems can be both fun and also exhausting.

After a few days of running around town, sometimes you simply just need to rest and relax. Other than resorting to your beach chair, consider making your way up to Mountain Retreat Spain; a beauty and health spa that will have you wishing you could spend more than just one day there.

Beautifully situated amongst panoramic mountain and sea views all within a private setting, you will get the chance to enjoy the use of its private pool and Jacuzzi, a long list of available treatments, the option of tapas and lunch and so much more!

Although there are plenty of other spas in the area and around Alicante Province, nothing quite beats the allure and peaceful atmosphere that Mountain Retreat Spain provides its many daily guests.

This is the perfect option for couples or larger groups of friends (up to 20) who want a day to simply kick back, relax and enjoy being pampered.

Mountain Retreat Spain

Website +34-644117949




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WEATHER FORECAST

Aug 18, 2017 - Fri
Finestrat ES
Wind 3 m/s, E
Pressure 760.56 mmHg
28°C
clear sky
Humidity 74%
Clouds -
Day Cond. Temp. Wind Humidity PressurePres.
fri aug 18
28°C /26°C 3 m/s, SSE 99% 767.3 mmHg
sat aug 19
27°C /25°C 6 m/s, NE 92% 769.23 mmHg
sun aug 20
27°C /26°C 5 m/s, ENE 96% 770.96 mmHg
mon aug 21
26°C /25°C 3 m/s, ESE 97% 771.01 mmHg
tue aug 22
28°C /24°C 6 m/s, SSE - 761.76 mmHg

Guadalest Valley – Castle, Museum, View & Nature

El Castell de Guadalest

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A bit over than an hour’s drive from where you are staying lies the beautiful Guadalest Valley and its surrounding small villages. Although small in size, this area of the Alicante Province is nothing short of stunning and the perfect day excursion to head out on.

Declared an Historic-Artistic monument in the year 1974, each year seems to bring even more popularity amongst tourists hoping to wander about its attractions, take in the views and soak up the natural settings that await all who pay it a visit.

The most well-known attraction in the Guadalest Valley is its castle, El Castell de Guadalest, which quite literally hangs off of a cliff.

At the bottom before entering the castle itself, you can explore the museum at the base of the stairs and find out more information and history about it for all those hoping to gain some insight education on what makes it so special.

When you are finished taking the views and exploring the castle, head just outside of the valley into the surrounding little village towns where you can discover quaint shops and cafes with reasonably priced menus and delicious authentic foods.

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WEATHER FORECAST

Aug 18, 2017 - Fri
Guadalest ES
Wind 3 m/s, E
Pressure 760.56 mmHg
28°C
clear sky
Humidity 74%
Clouds -
Day Cond. Temp. Wind Humidity PressurePres.
fri aug 18
28°C /26°C 3 m/s, SSE 99% 767.3 mmHg
sat aug 19
27°C /25°C 6 m/s, NE 92% 769.23 mmHg
sun aug 20
27°C /26°C 5 m/s, ENE 96% 770.96 mmHg
mon aug 21
26°C /25°C 3 m/s, ESE 97% 771.01 mmHg
tue aug 22
28°C /24°C 6 m/s, SSE - 761.76 mmHg

Costa Blanca Activities: Scuba Diving & Snorkeling

Snorkeling at Alicante

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Santa Pola & Playa Flamenca 20min by car

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Although lying on the beach and soaking up the sunshine and digging your toes in the warm sand will most likely take up a lot of your time while in Lomas de Polo-Pinomar, why not do something a little more adventurous that you are guaranteed to look back on for years to come?

The perfect example of this would be taking advantage of the incredible scuba diving and snorkeling opportunities in the area that are far from few and always available year-round. With teeming waters of abundant marine life, this is the time to explore a world you may have yet to discover.

Some of the best towns and places within the area that offer great courses to get you prepared for taking the plunge in the water include Santa Pola and Playa Flamenca, further away there is Benidorm, and Altea amongst several others.

Imagine heading out with a group of other adventurous travelers are waiting to be submerged into a world of underwater marvels and getting the chance to get up close and personal with colorful fish, beautiful coral and an array of other magnificent sea creatures.

This is sure to be an adventure you will create memories from and something you may find you want to pursue even further in future destinations!

Dive! Dive! Dive! Playa Flamenca

Website +34-668574838

Scuba World Playa Flamenca

Website +34-667057640

Dive Academy Santa Pola

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WEATHER FORECAST

Aug 18, 2017 - Fri
Santa Pola ES
Wind 3 m/s, E
Pressure 760.56 mmHg
30°C
clear sky
Humidity 74%
Clouds -
Day Cond. Temp. Wind Humidity PressurePres.
fri aug 18
30°C /19°C 3 m/s, SE 50% 744.14 mmHg
sat aug 19
31°C /20°C 4 m/s, E 48% 746.01 mmHg
sun aug 20
30°C /20°C 4 m/s, E 58% 747.49 mmHg
mon aug 21
29°C /18°C 3 m/s, ESE 59% 747.54 mmHg
tue aug 22
29°C /20°C 2 m/s, SE - 749.91 mmHg
Aug 18, 2017 - Fri
Orihuela ES
Wind 3 m/s, E
Pressure 760.56 mmHg
30°C
clear sky
Humidity 74%
Clouds -
Day Cond. Temp. Wind Humidity PressurePres.
fri aug 18
30°C /18°C 3 m/s, SE 44% 754.11 mmHg
sat aug 19
31°C /20°C 3 m/s, E 54% 756.21 mmHg
sun aug 20
30°C /20°C 3 m/s, ENE 55% 757.77 mmHg
mon aug 21
31°C /18°C 3 m/s, E 50% 757.64 mmHg
tue aug 22
29°C /20°C 2 m/s, SE - 749.91 mmHg

Torrevieja Activities: Churches, Parks, Watchtower & Beaches

Torrevieja Marina

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15min by car

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Torrevieja is a fantastic city with plenty of great attractions for all types of travelers. With a rich architectural heritage, you can spend your days wandering about the many impressive structures like the Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (La Ermita) or the Archpriest of the Immaculate Conception, another historically beautiful church.

Other places to explore would be a former watchtower called Mirador de la Torre del Moro that boasts both spectacular viewpoints and architectural design or the Museum of the Sea and Salt.

For those who enjoy being outside in the great outdoors and soaking up natural settings, heading to Lagunas de la Mata Nature Park, Parque de las Naciones or Parque Dona Sinforosa would all be perfect options for day activities in Torrevieja.

Though the sites and attractions are nothing short of incredible and important to spend some time at, no trip to Torrevieja would ever be complete without discovering the many breathtaking beaches in the area. Though the most popular one with tourists is the large Playa de la Mata with glorious white sand and beautiful surroundings of Lagunas de la Mata Nature Park, there are still many more worth checking out.

Wander through the town, marvel at the architecture, visit the many shops and simply discover why so many people choose to spend time in this lovely town.

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WEATHER FORECAST

Aug 18, 2017 - Fri
Torrevieja ES
Wind 3 m/s, E
Pressure 760.56 mmHg
30°C
clear sky
Humidity 74%
Clouds -
Day Cond. Temp. Wind Humidity PressurePres.
fri aug 18
30°C /26°C 3 m/s, ESE 94% 770.52 mmHg
sat aug 19
27°C /25°C 6 m/s, ENE 92% 772.51 mmHg
sun aug 20
27°C /25°C 7 m/s, ENE 93% 774 mmHg
mon aug 21
27°C /25°C 5 m/s, ENE 92% 774.05 mmHg
tue aug 22
29°C /20°C 2 m/s, SE - 749.91 mmHg

Discover the Mercadillo En Campo De Guardamar

Mercadillo en Campo Guardamar
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Distance from the Bungalow

10min by car

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Opening Time & Days

Every Sunday from 9am to 2pm

ACTIVITY OVERVIEW

Also known as “The Lemon Tree Market”, this open-air market operates every single Sunday from around 9am to 2pm

Wandering around the market you will find not only a whole lot of both lemons and oranges, but also plenty of other fresh fruits and vegetables, handicrafts and entertainment to keep you far from bored while there.

This is the perfect place to start out your morning while at the Costa Blanca and wander through the markets to grab a delicious breakfast and maybe find some trinkets and treasures to take back home with you. Things like garments, fun toys, fake handbags and wallets and even pets!

When you work up an appetite, there are plenty of options when it comes to authentic and delicious Spanish foods and drinks at nearly every corner.

A colorful, vibrant and welcoming market, being able to explore Mercadillo En Campo De Guardamar is also a great way to not only discover its many great treasures but also to meet and interact with some of the friendly locals in the area.

One of the best ways to learn about a region and its culture is to do just that and this market would be the perfect place for all of that and so much more!

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WEATHER FORECAST

Aug 18, 2017 - Fri
Guardamar del Segura ES
Wind 3 m/s, E
Pressure 760.56 mmHg
30°C
clear sky
Humidity 74%
Clouds -
Day Cond. Temp. Wind Humidity PressurePres.
fri aug 18
30°C /26°C 3 m/s, ESE 94% 770.52 mmHg
sat aug 19
27°C /25°C 6 m/s, ENE 92% 772.51 mmHg
sun aug 20
27°C /25°C 7 m/s, ENE 93% 774 mmHg
mon aug 21
27°C /25°C 5 m/s, ENE 92% 774.05 mmHg
tue aug 22
29°C /20°C 2 m/s, SE - 749.91 mmHg

Guardamar del Segura – Castle, Parks & Archaeological Museum

El Castillo de Guardamar

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Located at the mouth of the river Segura and just a short trip away from Lomas de Polo-Pinomar, you will find the unique and charming town of Guardamar del Segura. Here, you can enjoy a plethora of fantastic things to see, do and discover that help to make your trip to Costa Blanca all the more special.

Filled with a rich history that is all to be discovered inside the many museums that are located there such as Museo Arqueológico de Guardamar where you can learn about the ancient ruins of the town. If you want to truly be blown away by its beauty, head to El Castillo de Guardamar where you will soon find yourself standing in the shadows of a massive castle, which although it may be mostly ruins now, it boasts stunning views that are definitely worth checking out.

For those hoping to simply escape the hustle and bustle, then head to either Parque Alfonso XIII or Reina Sofia Park where you will get to enjoy some much needed peace and quiet and surround yourself with natural beauty at nearly every turn.

Guardamar del Slegura is an ideal getaway while at the Costa Blanca and a place where you will discover a town you may not have even known existed and which may very well become your new favorite.

Guardemar Tourism

Website +34-965724488




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WEATHER FORECAST

Aug 18, 2017 - Fri
Guardamar del Segura ES
Wind 3 m/s, E
Pressure 760.56 mmHg
30°C
clear sky
Humidity 74%
Clouds -
Day Cond. Temp. Wind Humidity PressurePres.
fri aug 18
30°C /26°C 3 m/s, ESE 94% 770.52 mmHg
sat aug 19
27°C /25°C 6 m/s, ENE 92% 772.51 mmHg
sun aug 20
27°C /25°C 7 m/s, ENE 93% 774 mmHg
mon aug 21
27°C /25°C 5 m/s, ENE 92% 774.05 mmHg
tue aug 22
29°C /20°C 2 m/s, SE - 749.91 mmHg

Water Parks – Aquopolis Torreviaja & Aqua Natura

Aqua Natura Waterpark

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10min (Aquopolis Torreviaja) & 1h15min (Aqua Natura) by car

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Based on season

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Has the heat simply become too much to bear? Are you and your children melting away and looking for a refreshing way to cool off from it all?

Well, luckily for you and the little ones, there are some fabulous water parks in the area and surrounding regions that would be the perfect way to not only cool off but also to run around and create memories that everyone is sure to cherish for years to come.

One of the most popular water parks you will find is the Aquopolis Torreviaja that is packed full of fun slides, rides, refreshing pools and fun marine life shows to dive right into and enjoy. It is well worth, both you and the kids will have a day filled with fun, laughter and plenty of water.

Though it is a little bit of a drive from where you are staying, another one you are sure to love is Aqua Natura where you can enjoy water attractions for all ages and all those looking to have some fun. You can even watch a sea lion show while there or go for a leisurely swim in one of its many pools. This water park is part of Terra Natura, a Zoo.

Aquopolis Torreviaja

Website +34-902345008

Aqua Natura

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WEATHER FORECAST

Aug 18, 2017 - Fri
Torrevieja ES
Wind 3 m/s, E
Pressure 760.56 mmHg
30°C
clear sky
Humidity 74%
Clouds -
Day Cond. Temp. Wind Humidity PressurePres.
fri aug 18
30°C /26°C 3 m/s, ESE 94% 770.52 mmHg
sat aug 19
27°C /25°C 6 m/s, ENE 92% 772.51 mmHg
sun aug 20
27°C /25°C 7 m/s, ENE 93% 774 mmHg
mon aug 21
27°C /25°C 5 m/s, ENE 92% 774.05 mmHg
tue aug 22
29°C /20°C 2 m/s, SE - 749.91 mmHg
Aug 18, 2017 - Fri
Benidorm ES
Wind 3 m/s, E
Pressure 760.56 mmHg
28°C
clear sky
Humidity 74%
Clouds -
Day Cond. Temp. Wind Humidity PressurePres.
fri aug 18
28°C /26°C 3 m/s, SSE 99% 767.3 mmHg
sat aug 19
27°C /25°C 6 m/s, NE 92% 769.23 mmHg
sun aug 20
27°C /26°C 5 m/s, ENE 96% 770.96 mmHg
mon aug 21
26°C /25°C 3 m/s, ESE 97% 771.01 mmHg
tue aug 22
28°C /24°C 6 m/s, SSE - 761.76 mmHg