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La Mata, on the sunshine east coast of Spain - The Costa Blanca
La Mata, on the 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.
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:
As Maureen says, 'With several kilometers of broad sandy beach, there's no shortage of shoreline strolls at La Mata.'
Photos from Maureen Manby of the salt lakes at La Mata and the viewing tower, looking out onto the salt lakes:
"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 La Mata saltlakes :
"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
The water falls and other water constructions in the water park, (Parque Molino del Aqua) :
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
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,
In the summer months, it is hot and dry in the Parc, and walking along the sandy paths can be a little tiring, but in spring, look closely while you're resting and you'll be rewarded with the sight of the beautiful wild flowers and grasses that grace the area at that time of year.
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.
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 :
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