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La Mata, on the sunny Costa Blanca in Spain, is an excellent place to have a holiday in the sunshine, and on this page, questions and answers relating to tourist information for La Mata can be entered, free of charge.
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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.
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.
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.
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 following link,
maps for La Mata
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!
A. "The address of the internet café/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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A. "Hi Sue, Jim and Kids! Different events occur during
the year and usually in the main Church square in La Mata.
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 :
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
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.
A. "Good question Michael - we've been going to La Mata on holiday
every year for about 6 years and although La Mata has everything else for the
holidaymaker, I must say that we've never seen any launderettes in La Mata. Most
of the property rentals in La Mata that we've stayed in have all had washing
machines - have you checked with the rentals company in La Mata to see if
there's a washing machine in the property?
A. "Hi Joanna, we usually stay for a long let in La Mata from about the end of October until
mid-December and have done this every for the last 3 years. It's not
exact, but usually, whatever the weather in the UK is like, you can usually
expect it to be 10 degrees warmer on the Costa Blanca.
A. "Hi Joanna, that link above, given by Dave and Sue is a good
one, which I use as well, but also, in case you didn't notice, if you would like
to see a 10 day forecast showing the weather in La Mata, which I've always found
quite accurate - just click on the following link
Weather 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 well, but got confused when
trying to do it on my own, so I checked on the property for sale link on this
site, then got in touch with the agents listed, I had my ideal property in La
Mata within 2 months. The property agents were very good and took care of all of
A. "Hello Anne and Bob, When we first started having holidays in
Lamata back in 2001, we found that when we went over there, in April, May, or
October, it was warm enough most days for a swim, but 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 experiences of Lamata explained that if
you book holiday apartments in Parque Mar 5 or Parque Mar 6, you can be
guaranteed that the swimming pools will be open, as they're open
all year-round. So, we now spend our spring and autumn holidays in Lamata at
Parque Mar 5 or Parque Mar 6.
A. "Hello Bev, I went to the horse riding place just by the salt
lakes at La Mata last year and it was quite good. I've not experienced a lot of
horse riding on the Costa Blanca so have nothing there to compare it with, but
it was a good days activities for my teenage daughter and myself.
Transferring photos from a compact flash card to CD-R or DVD in La Mata?
A. "Hello Roger, Just seen your request on looking for somewhere to
download your photos to a CD-R or DVD while on holiday in La Mata and as luck
would have it, we've been back a couple of days and still have the piece of
paper (you see here), from one of the local internet cafes in La Mata called
Mundo Locutorio, they're in Calle Mayor, 67, TorreLaMata and over many years of
holidays in apartment
rentals in La Mata, they've always downloaded my films onto CD's for me.
A. "Well, it will be warmer than the UK for sure! In my experience the
weather can be anything from summer tops and even a bikini, to a jumper or
winter coat (well it is winter!). In general, the days are warm (t-shirt and
cardigan), but in the early morning and at night it can be a bit chilly (coat).
I would also recommend slippers for inside your holiday apartment as the tiled
floors can be a bit cool. It sounds strange, but it's normally warmer outside
your property than inside, so get out and about and enjoy the area. Enjoy the
break from the UK winter freeze!!
A. "Hello Helen, we've been holidaying in La Mata every year for
the last 11 years, so will probably know most of the areas in La Mata, there's
Cabo Cervera, Cabo Mar, Cala del Moro, Los Lomas, Torre Blanca, Torre del Moro,
Playa de la Mata, Pinomar, Aguas Nuevas (although this is on the border of La
Mata and Torrevieja), Lomas del Mar, Los Leandros, Parquemar, Dunas de La Mata,
Vinamar and Molino Blanco. If I've missed any out, perhaps other viewers can let
us know of them.
A. "Hi Helen, I think Paul and Carol have covered all the areas of
La Mata that I could think of except for two areas that haven't been named,
which are Torreblanca and Maravillas, Torreblanca is at the southern end of La
Mata, on the way to Aquas Nuevas. For Maravillas, if you were going from
the Parque Molino del Agua (by Parque mar 5), towards the Church square in La
Mata, and go slightly to your left, Maravillas is one of the first areas you
A. "Try a company called Amigo 24, as they are based near La Mata and
they do a delivery service. Their telephone number is (0034) 966 708 977.
A. "Hello Kelly, Calle Guadalajara is in C1 and D1 on the link below for
the La Mata maps
A. "Hi Tina and Keith, I think you'll find that Altos de La
Bahia is in La Mata, so to find Altos de La Bahia in La Mata, just go along the
N332 from the Alicante direction towards Torrevieja and turn left at the
roundabout in La Mata where the Chinese restaurante Xu Palace is, into Carreter
Del Torrejon, then keep driving along until you get to where the road inclines
upwards, keep going and you'll see the Deutsch bank on the left, a couple of
minutes drive more on the left and you'll see the Magani Restaurante on the
corner, just 2 roads further on the left from the Magani restaurante and past
Calle San Sebastian on the left you will find Altos de La Bahia.
A. "Hi Angela, most restaurants, bars and shops in La Mata are open
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