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Questions and answers - La Mata
La Mata, on the sunny Costa Blanca in Spain, is an excellent place to
spend some time, and on this page, questions and answers relating in any
way to La Mata or nearby areas can be entered, free of charge. To ask a question about La Mata, just go to the
Questions relating to La Mata or any local area to La Mata
Winter in La Mata
A. "Hi Patricia. It's true that some restaurants and bars either close up or open shorter hours over the winter, but you will always find plenty open too. One of our favourite tapas restaurants, right on the sea front, is open all year and it's lovely to sit in the sunshine and listen to the sea. If you're looking for entertainment in the evenings then you may be out of luck, but otherwise, La Mata is a lovely place. Why not just have a holiday there in the winter before committing to buy. Hope this helps. :)
Taxi hire in La Mata?
A. "Hi Richard, the best numbers to call for a taxi to take you from
La Mata to Alicante airport are: (0034) 965 712 277 or (0034) 966 927 420.
I have used both of these companies for many years and both are totally
recommended by me, plus, all drivers working for both will speak enough English
to get you to the airport (they will have done exactly the same journey for many
English tourists, many, many times!).
Any cheap holiday accommodation in Lamata?
A. "Hello John, not sure what you would term as cheap holiday accommodation in La Mata, and also,
it's good to remember, you generally get
what you pay for!! But for myself, it's been dead easy to find good quality, reasonably priced
accommodation in La Mata and when we go to La Mata on
holiday every year, we just look on this website and click on the link for property rentals on
the right hand side of this page and book it
Any chemists in La Mata?
A. "Hi Jim, No problem at all, there's quite a few chemists in La
Mata, (in Spanish, the word for chemist is farmacia), there's probably something
in the region of 10-20 farmacias in La Mata, but the nearest farmacia to
Parquemar 5 would be the one attached to Parquemar 6, in the Centro Comercial
Parquemar 6, in Avenida de Belgica, there's another one in Avenida de Francia,
both farmacias are within 5-10 minutes walk from Parquemar 5.
Any info on La Mata ?
A. "Hi Malcolm, not sure what info on La Mata you're looking for, but
La Mata has everything you could need for a holiday in the sunshine. La Mata
isn't packed and noisy like some of the larger Spanish villages, where it can
also be hard to park and difficult to get a meal in a restaurant without
prebooking. Parking in La Mata is easy and you can generally get a good meal at
most of the restaurants in La Mata without the need for prebooking. La Mata also
has an excellent beach and quite a lot of bars and restaurants.
Any good restaurants in La Mata that offer good children's menus ?
A. "Hi Emma, quite a few of the Lamata restaurants will cater
very well for young children. Whenever we go back to lamata on holiday, we
usually go to some of the restaurants in Avenida de los Europeos and also some
of the restaurants around the main church square by the beach and can always get
good meals for the kids, meals like burger and chips, pizzas, kebabs, most 4
year olds would love those types of meals, the Tres Palmeras restaurant in
Avenida de los Europeos has always cooked any type of meal we've wanted, even
meals that weren't on the menu.
Any supermarkets in La Mata open on Sundays ?
A. "Hello Kim, There's a fairly large supermarket in La Mata called Gama, which is just a
few 100 yards south from the Church square, but can't remember seeing it open on
Sundays. However, when I stay in one of the holiday rentals in Parquemar 6,
(just a few yards from Parquemar 5), I very often use a small supermarket called
Dicost Supermercado, in Avenida Holandia. They're definitely open on Sundays,
(unless it's a Christmas Day or New Years Day etc), as I've shopped there loads
of times on Sundays. They're next door to the excellent El Pozo restaurant, in map reference B3, on the
maps for La Mata
Anyone know where Calle Les Piteres in La Mata is please ?
A. "Hello Jim and Suzanne, we've been going to La Mata on
holiday every year for about 8 years and have never heard of that road - sorry!
We've even gone through our maps of La Mata and can't find that road anywhere!
Bar Connecta internet cafe
A. "The address of the internet caf�/bar, Bar Connecta, in Torrelamata
is Calle Vial de Ronda 1, but the actual front door of the bar is on Carretera
de Torrejon. The telephone number is 00 34 966 922 048. I'm not sure about the
hairy cactus. There are so many bars in La Mata, that it's hard to remember them
Bars / nightclubs in La Mata
A. "Hello Jane, not sure if you know, but nightclubs in Spain are
'different' to the nightclubs in the UK. The nightclubs in Spain feature a lot
of the ladies of the night!! On the assumption that you're not looking for
this type of 'entertainment', then perhaps you're looking for discos in La Mata.
I've been going to La Mata every spring since 2002 and don't know of any discos
in La Mata (discos in Spain are called discotecas), which is really the very
reason that I love going to La Mata on holiday, no drunken brawls, etc, but,
when we had my nephew and his friend with us last year, they took a 10 minute
taxi-ride to Torrevieja, I don't know how many discos in Torrevieja there are,
but they were happy with them.
Bus's from Alicante to La Mata in the winter ?
A. "Hi Edel, No problem, the bus service runs all year from
Alicante town to La Mata.
A. "Hi Edel, Once in La Mata, there's a very good bus service to
Torrevieja. So no problems getting around and seeing the sights. If you are on
an extended stay, you must see The Three Kings procession on the Eve of Epiphany
on the 5th of January.
Buses from Aquas Nuevas to La Mata
A. "From memory, there is a bus stop on the Auguas Nuevas side of the
main road (Normally called the Old Alicante Road), opposite the Mercadona and
lounge bar commercial area. The Costa Azul bus service definitely stops there
and runs to La Mata.
Bus's from LaMata ?
A. "Hi, There's plenty of bus stops in lamata, but the main bus
stop in lamata is on the main church square. The frequency depends on the
time of day and time of year, but there's usually a bus from lamata to
Torrevieja every 20-30 minutes.
Catholic Church in La Mata ?
A "Hello Carolyn, the only Church in La Mata, (which is a
Catholic one) is the one on the main square, by the beach and just a few 100
yards south from the Wednesday street market.
Christmas dinner in La Mata ?
A. "Hi Anne, Are you looking for Spanish food or English? If you
are looking for an English Christmas Dinner, not much choice I am afraid.
Possibly only one place will be open, in the town, I will check it out when I go
out there next week on holiday, and let you know."
A. "Hello Anne, A few years ago, it would have been quite
difficult to find a restaurant in La Mata that did a dinner on Christmas day,
but over the last 3-4 years, we've seen more and more Spanish, English, Chinese
and German restaurants open on Christmas day.
Festival of Vendimia in La Mata ?
A. "Hi Malcolm, Are you sure about the spelling ? I think
I've heard of a Verbena festival (for wine I think), but not sure.
Fiestas in La Mata ?
A. "Hi Sue, Jim and Kids! Different events occur during
the year and usually in the main Church square in La Mata.
Is La Mata wheelchair friendly ?
A. "Hello Ken, my husband is in a wheelchair nearly all of the day, so
it was important for us to find wheel-chair friendly holiday locations, and
thankfully, we found La Mata a few years ago and have been staying in the same
holiday apartment in La Mata ever since, BUT, you do have to be very careful
which part of La Mata you go to, as some of La Mata is very hilly, (for example,
Los Leandros), but if you stay within 15 minutes walk of the main La Mata church
square, just by Avenida de la Sol, you'll be just fine, in fact, if you stay in
any of these map references on the map for La Mata, on the link below, these are
all of the flat parts of La Mata, A5, B2, B3, B4, B5, C2 and C3 :
Jeffs Bar in La Mata ?
A. "Audrey, Jeff's Bar is now called The Hideaway Bar. It's under a block
of apartments behind the London Bar between Avenida Francia and Avenida
Inglaterra. Find the London Bar and follow the path to the side of it and you
will come to the Hideaway bar. Jeff is no longer at the bar, it has new owners
(Colin and Phil) and has been refurbished. It's still very popular and a great
Language problem in La Mata, on the Costa Blanca ?
A. "Hello Amanda, you will have absolutely no problem with the
language when you go to La Mata on holiday. The Spanish people in the area will
generally speak English and will look on approvingly if you try to speak
A. "Hi Amanda, as Sue said, you should be o.k. in La Mata, as
more and more people speak English in the shops and bars these days. The
Spaniards are always pleased if you try a few words and phrases, and you feel so
good and pleased when they understand you!
Hello = Hola
Do you speak English = Habla ingles
How much is it = Cuanto es
Coffee (with milk) = Cafe (con leche)
Wine please, one white, one red = Vino por favor. uno blanco, uno tinto
A beer = Una Cerveza
The bill please = La cuenta, por favor
Thank you = Gracias
Where are the toilets = Donde estan los servicios
I hope these help.
Launderettes in La Mata ?
A. "Good question Michael - we've been going
Mata on holiday
every year for about 6 years and although La Mata has
holidaymaker, I must say that we've never seen any launderettes
of the property rentals in La Mata that we've stayed in have
machines - have you checked with the rentals company in La Mata
there's a washing machine in the property?
October holiday in La Mata ?
A. "Hi Joanna, we usually stay for a long
La Mata from about the end of October until
mid-December and have done this every for the last 3
exact, but usually, whatever the weather in the UK is like,
expect it to be 10 degrees warmer on the Costa Blanca.
A. "Hi Joanna, that link above, given
and Sue is a good
one, which I use as well, but also, in case you didn't
if you would like
to see a 10 day forecast showing the weather in La
I've always found
quite accurate - just click on the following link
Weather in La Mata.
Property prices in La Mata ?
A. "John, don't know know how long
you've been looking for properties for
sale in La Mata, but in 2008, I was looking as
got confused when
trying to do it on my own, so I checked on the
sale link on this
site, then got in touch with the agents listed, I
ideal property in La
Mata within 2 months. The property agents were very
and took care of all of
Public swimming pools in la Mata ?
A. "Hello Anne and Bob, When
started having holidays in
Lamata back in 2001, we found that when we went
there, in April, May, or
October, it was warm enough most days for a
found that, like you, the
swimming pools were only open from June to
September!!! However, in 2003,
very good friends of ours that had good
Lamata explained that if
you book holiday apartments in Parque Mar 5 or
Mar 6, you can be
guaranteed that the swimming pools
be open, as they're open
all year-round. So, we now spend
spring and autumn holidays in Lamata at
Parque Mar 5 or Parque Mar 6.
Things to do in La Mata ?
A. "Hello Bev, I went to
horse riding place just by the salt
lakes at La Mata last year and it was quite
I've not experienced a lot of
horse riding on the Costa Blanca so have
there to compare it with, but
it was a good days activities for my
daughter and myself.
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