The inland town of Albatera is a good choice to come and visit as a base for a holiday to Spain’s Costa Blanca coast.
Thank you to Ray Tudor for sending us this information about Albatera:
We moved to Spain in 1997 to a small urbanisation near Torrevieja, Costa Blanca South region.
It was fine for a while but with an influx of ‘extranjeros’, foreigners, we decided to move further inland to Albatera.
This small town is only 35 minutes away from Torrevieja but a world apart in the way of life.
Hardly anyone spoke English so it made us use our Spanish and as I did it at high school millions of years ago I was pleased to discover that the language returned quite quickly and we speak it a lot of the time now.
Albatera has the Sierra de Crevillente as its backdrop which makes for a stunning bit of scenery plus excellent walking trails.
The town has all the usual amenities but since we moved here in 1999 many more supermarkets, shops and restaurants have opened and with the two main motorways for this region only 10 minutes away we can access the various shopping mall at Elche and Murcia.
There are schools and sports facilities in the town with an indoor pool open all year.
A beautiful park with an outdoor auditorium complete the package and makes our town of Albatera a good pace to live.
In the main square are the various cafes and an excellent ice cream parlour plus the lovely church of Santiago, Saint James, together with the ayuntamiento, town hall.
I suppose this last office could be a drawback for living in Albatera as the workers there leave a lot to be desired when it comes to customer service/help etc. But then, I think most town halls have their problems.
Crime in Albatera Questionaire
From: Ray Tudor
Where do you live in Spain?
Is there crime in your town?
What type of crimes have you heard about?
house break ins / armed attack on bar
Do you feel safe in your town?
Is the area safe for children?
Is crime more or less in your town compared to the UK (or wherever you lived before)?
If someone was thinking about moving to your town or area, would you recommend they move?
Favourite thing about living in your town/area?
Additional comments As in any area you must be careful when you go out. Don’t flaunt any excess cash or jewellery. The bar raid was very nasty but it wouldn’t put me off living here or recommending it to people- you get break ins everywhere and maybe being away from the coast there are less prolific.
Buenavista Bed and Breakfast
Poligono Los Lomas 2, 215
Type of Business: Bed and Breakfast
Towns or Areas Covered: Elche, Orihuela, Torrevieja
2 large double bedrooms
Private full bathroom
Guest lounge and dining room
Complimentary mini bar, fruit bowl, shower gel and shampoo.
2 bedrooms available with full breakfast included. Everything provided to make your stay relaxing and stress free.
Evening meal available
Below is a video showing some of the notable places in Albatera.
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