La Mata, on the Costa Blanca in sunny Spain La Mata, on the Costa Blanca in sunny Spain

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La Mata, on the sunny Costa Blanca, in Spain

La Mata, officially known as TorreLaMata and sometimes referred to as LaMata and Torre La Mata, is an excellent place for a holiday in Spain and unlike a lot of towns on the Costa Blanca, it still retains a Spanish identity.La Mata, on the Costa Blanca, in Spain

The village of La Mata is a developing tourist centre and one of the more popular Spanish villages on the Mediterranean coast. However, you'll find it's not nearly as commercialised as the Costa Blanca resorts to the North of Alicante. It still retains that special "Spanish" feel and is in a relaxed environment. 

You'll also see, that La Mata has learned a few lessons from other tourist destinations, because in La Mata, you'll find no high-rise skyscrapers or package holiday hotels and still retains a Spanish way of life.

The concentration of salt and the temperature, combine to endow this area with a particularly healthy micro-climate, recommended by doctors for its beneficial properties. Bathing in the salt lagoons is also becoming popular for many medicinal reasons. The climate in La Mata makes it an ideal location for year round holiday activities, especially if you want to fulfil that yearning for some sunshine during those dreary winter months in the UK.

On average, La Mata enjoys 320 days of sunshine per year and an average daily temperature of 17°C. Temperatures in July and August are typically 30°C. Many people prefer the months when the weather can be near perfect: April, May, June, September, October and November.

La Mata offers all the typical activities for the holidaymaker and as you go through this website you'll get a flavour of what's on offer.

Go down to the beach at La Mata and walk along the front, at lunch times and in the evenings this area and the surrounding streets are a hive of activity, with many busy cafes, restaurants and bars. These streets also offer many shopping opportunities, plus, the street market is in La Mata every Wednesday morning, (see the market page here for more details).

The area of La Mata, just 5 minutes drive north from Torrevieja, consists of a few different areas - Los Leandros, Cabo Cervera (also mis-spelt sometimes as Cabo Cevera), Aquas Nuevas (also known as Aguas Neuvas), Parque Mar (also known as Parquemar), Pinomar (also known as Pino Mar) and Molino Blanco.


Various photos and text below, added by a regular visitor to La Mata - Maureen Manby:

La Mata

As Maureen says, 'With several kilometers of broad sandy beach, there's no shortage of shoreline strolls at La Mata.'

La Mata

La Mata


Various photos and text below, added by another regular visitor to La Mata - Roger, from South Yorkshire:

"All of the sunsets were taken from the roof of an apartment block, that we stayed in, situated in Parquemar 6 looking towards the salt lake".

Sunsets over the saltlakes :

La Mata

La Mata

La Mata

La Mata

La Mata

La Mata  

"The nature reserve is a brilliant place to visit, the walks or the cycle routes are all well signposted and the picnic area which is accessible for wheel chair users is first class (my wife uses a chair so we know this out of experience) in fact all the main parts of La Mata, are wheel chair friendly. If you ever get asked about wheel chair access for disabled people I would be only to pleased to pass on our experiences with the wheel chair".

Beach taken from one of the bars on the beach front, just by the main Church square in La Mata

Photos taken at La Mata

Photos taken at La Mata

 

The water falls and other water constructions in the water park, (Parque Molino del Aqua) :

Photos taken at La Mata

Photos taken at La Mata

Photos taken at La Mata  
 

Picnic area in the nature Park (Parque Molino del Aqua), which is completely wheel chair accessible  

The photos and text above added by a regular visitor to La Mata, Roger, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England.

 

Parc Natural de La Mata
La Mata is surrounded by a large and beautiful natural salt water lake which forms the "Salinas de La Mata" and is an official Spanish nature reserve. These lakes attract a wide variety of bird life.

La Mata Natural Park - by the salt lakes

The Parc is very easy to find on the N332 at La Mata. Clearly signposted with the distinctive brown sign, and the visitor centre is visible from the road. Inside there are interactive information boards and brochures in many languages, which show the 'routes' for walkers and cyclists. Yellow for walking,
red for cycling. Although most of the paths are tree-lined, there are parts that have very little or no shade, so a tight-fitting hat (it can be windy!) is advisable. The walkways are loose and sandy, so sensible shoes are a good idea too. Take plenty of water, as there is no cafe, or any other refreshments on sale in the Parc.

The parc is peaceful, totally unspoilt and it's only concession to the presence of humans is a beautiful picnic area called 'La Pinada' where you have a great view of the lake through the pine trees that protect you from the sun.

Parc Natural de La Mata

On the lake, is a wide variety of water fowl and other wildlife, including the famous flamingos. In the wooded areas you may also be lucky enough to see lizards, dragonflies of various colours and other intriguing insect-life. In Spring, the wild flowers provide a splash of colour as you walk towards the lakes from the visitor centre.

In all (including spending time in the hides and lookout points), you may want to spend at least a couple of hours walking around and enjoying this splendid place for a while!

Photos and text for this article on Parc Natural de La Mata, are courtesy of Maureen - many thanks to Maureen and if anyone has anything to contribute to this website for La Mata, which could help people coming to La Mata on holiday, just click once on the link below :
Tourist Information for La Mata.

Distances from La Mata to:
Alicante 47 km
Alicante airport 36 km
Barcelona 570 km
Benidorm 77 km
Cartagena 55 km
Elche 30 km
Guardamar 12 km
La Marina 21 km
Madrid 445 km
Murcia 46 km
Murcia airport 28 km
Orihuela 31 km
Santa Pola 33 km
Torrevieja 5 km
Valencia 217 km

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