Useful tourist information for people intending to visit or holiday in the Los Balcones urbanisation close to Torrevieja and Punta Prima on the Costa Blanca in Spain.
Los Balcones is a thriving residential urbanisation and community situated just 3 km south of the huge town of Torrevieja on the Southern Costa Blanca (on the Orihuela Costa) right next to the large Torrevieja salt water lake.
To get to Los Balcones you can either fly into Alicante airport or Murcia airport. Once at the airport you have a range of different airport transfer options to Los Balcones including private shuttle buses, taxis or car hire.
Los Balcones development is made up of many villas and apartment blocks. Many people have bought property for sale in Los Balcones and now live here all year round. Los Balcones is a popular tourist destination due to the close proximity of many fine golf courses and beaches in the Orihuela Costa of Spain.
As well as being a popular place for holidays and vacations, many people from all over Europe, but especially the United Kingdom, have bought property in Los Balcones and live permanently in Los Balcones, they are known as expats or expatriates.
LOS BALCONES WEATHER
We show you the weather now as well as today’s weather in Los Balcones, the latest current temperature in Los Balcones and the conditions in Los Balcones i.e. sun, cloud, rain, overcast, clear, etc as well the humidity, pressure, wind direction and wind gust strength.
We also show the predicted daily high and low temperatures and chances of showers and rain to help you with any travel plans.
You can click on the graphic and get a much more detailed weather outlook including: tomorrow’s weather in Los Balcones, long range forecast, a weather map showing any pressure systems, visibility, UV, pollen count, dew point, where the weather station providing this data is located, a 5 day, 7 day (week forecast), 14 day, 15 day and 10 day forecast for Los Balcones weather.
LOS BALCONES MAP
Below we have an interactive guide and map of the Los Balcones urbanisation on the Orihuela Costa in Spain.
Use the Los Balcones urbanisation map as a street map to help you with driving directions and travel information, to and from Los Balcones. You can use it from your place of origin such as Alicante airport or Murcia airport. It will help you get to Los Balcones urbanisation.
On the map of Los Balcones urbanisation we have placed markers showing the locations of the best-known tourist attractions and sights in the area.
WHAT TO SEE AND DO
In this tourist guide to Los Balcones we help visitors who are planning a trip with useful and practical advice on many tourism related subjects such as car hire, accommodation, hotels, flights, sightseeing, weather, where to go, where to stay, travel information and what to see and do in and around Los Balcones.
We also have photos, picture galleries, views, videos and webcams of Los Balcones so you can see what Los Balcones has to offer you for your holiday. We cover everything you need to know about Los Balcones in this tourist guide so you get the most of your visit and holiday.
There are plenty of activities, attractions, shopping, trips and excursions you can do when you stay in Los Balcones. There are many things to do and see and places to visit and explore.
Los Balcones is also very popular as people come here to visit and holiday. Nearby attractions include many popular golf courses and sandy beaches just 3 km away.
Los Balcones has its own facilities close by at the Filton shopping centre with amenities such as shops, banks, supermarkets (Carrefour), opticians etc. The Habeneras shopping complex in Torrevieja includes household names such as H&M, C&A and Zara.
Nearby Torrevieja has a marina, market and pedestrianised sea front area (promenade) very popular with Spanish families for their traditional evening stroll. There are lots of restaurants, tapas bars and shops. It is very Spanish, there are no package tours here. You can get to Torrevieja from Los Balcones urbanisation (urbanization) by the local bus service or local taxi service.
Punta Prima is 5 minutes drive away (approximately twenty minutes walk) and is the nearest stretch of beach with an area full of bars and restaurants of different types and nationalities, as well as supermarkets such as Aldi, Mas y Mas, Champion and further south to Playa Flamernca there is the Flamenca Beach Commercial Centre with more bars and restaurants, Lidl and Supercor supermarkets and a go-kart track.
Nearby Villamartin is a five minute drive worth noting because of the large Villamartin plaza. This is a square with a black and white chessboard pattern surrounded by shops, bars, cafes, banks and restaurants. In the heat of summer the atmosphere is buzzing with life and noise. Certainly it is worth a visit for a night out.
More shops and restaurants are also 5 minutes away at the Los Dolses Plaza.
EXCURSIONS AND DAYS OUT
If you are going to a holiday to Los Balcones, here are some of our ideas for excursions so you make the most of your visit to Los Balcones on the southern Costa Blanca:
1. Visit the inland town of Elche famous for its palms and safari park.
2. Go north to visit Alicante with great beaches and a fantastic marina.
3. For history visit the city of Murcia or nearby towns of Rojales and Orihuela with their old towns and cave houses.
4. Guardamar del Segura is a large coastal town with great beaches.
5. Water Parks of Aqua-Park (at Rojales) and Aquapolis (at Torrevieja).
6. Acuario is an aquarium at nearby Santa Pola.
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For golf lovers Los Balcones urbanisation is superbly positioned. The southern Costa Blanca has built up a highly deserved reputation due to the many golf courses all very close together which means you can be based in Los Balcones and travel to a different course each day.
The three championship courses of Villamartin, Campoamor and Las Ramblas are within 20 minutes drive as well as La Marquesa golf and country club which is near the small town of Ciudad Quesada and La Finca golf.
LOS BALCONES CAR HIRE
We do recommend you hire a car to get the most out of your stay in Los Balcones because it is slightly inland. The beaches and golf courses are only about 15 minutes drive but clearly you can’t walk there. Of course you could get taxis but car hire is so cheap it is much more convenient and easy just to jump in your own hire car. We have a price comparison tool to help you find the cheapest car hire for Los Balcones.
BEACHES NEAR LOS BALCONES
Because there are so many beaches along the Costa Blanca South you can find uncrowded white sandy beaches even at the height of the tourist season in August. Examples of towns with beaches close to Los Balcones are Punta Prima just 5 minutes drive away, La Mata, Playa Flamenca, Torrevieja, La Zenia and Cabo Roig.
Beaches we recommend are at Playa de los Locos, Cala del Palangre, Playa del Cura, Paseo Marítimo Juan Aparicio and Playa de los Náufragos.
All of them have the European Blue Flag which signifies high standards of water cleanliness, safety and good facilities for the family. To the south the beaches are made up of sandy coves and to the north there are miles of long golden sandy beaches.
Many beaches have children’s play areas and volleyball facilities as well as beach football, kite flying and kite surfing, as well as water sports such as snorkelling, scuba diving, sailing and windsurfing.
The beach facilities and services are good. Make sure also that you stop by a chiringuito (beach bar) for a drink or snack.
GETTING TO URBANISATION LOS BALCONES
Los Balcones is located only two minutes from the A7 motorway and N-332 which takes you north to Alicante airport in about 45 minutes or drive south towards Murcia’s San Javier International airport in only 20 minutes.
Major low-cost and budget airlines including Easy Jet, Jet2 and Ryanair, Jet 2, BMI baby, Thomsonfly fly to either Alicante or Murcia from most UK airports.
Taxis or airport transfers to Los Balcones usually cost around 40 Euros one-way.
ACCOMMODATION IN LOS BALCONES
The large size of Los Balcones and means many people have bought accommodation in Los Balcones to rent out.
Therefore you will find no shortage of long-term lets and short-term holiday rentals and lets in Los Balcones (mostly villas, townhouses and apartments).
Los Balcones is also close to Residencia Los Altos, Lagosol, Urbanisation Lago Azul, Villa Rosa-La Cinuelica, Urbanisation La Chismosa and Urbanisation Las Calas.
Los Balcones has grown rapidly in recent years with many British people and other Northern Europeans snapping up cheap apartments as second homes in the sun.
Accommodation is mostly apartments but also townhouses and villas. The Lago Jardin 1 development is well-known.
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Address: Urb. Los Balcones Centro Comercial, Local 8 bajo 03186 Torrevieja – Alicante Spain.
Telephone: (+34) 966 798 222 – (+34) 966 722 288 – Mobile: (+34) 609 638 880
The nearest market is on every Friday morning in Torrevieja. You can buy everything from fruit, vegetables, jewellery, shoes, leather goods and clothing.
There is an indoor market in the town centre open daily for fish, vegetables and meat. Fresh seafood and fish can be bought daily at the port of Torrevieja.
There is a popular market on every Saturday morning in Playa Flamenca.
EATING OUT – RESTAURANTS
There are many good restaurants and bars in Los Balcones itself as well as the nearby beach areas such as Punta Prima, Playa Flamenca and Torrevieja.
As you would expect with Torrevieja being a working fishing port, seafood dishes are the best choice. Most restaurants are Spanish but there are all types of eating-out options such as English, Indian, Italian, Mexican, Dutch and lots of Chinese.
As usual in Spain, they loves their fiestas (festivals) with many days (and nights) of music events, dancing, fireworks and much eating and drinking. The best local fiestas are in Torrevieja.
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