San Miguel de Salinas is one of those quaint traditional Spanish villages and towns located just inland on the Southern Costa Blanca in Spain which has attracted many expats to settle there as opposed to the busy tourist resorts by the sea such as Torrevieja and Guardamar del Segura.
The closest airport to San Miguel de Salinas is Alicante Airport which is fifty minutes away by car while many holiday makers also use Murcia Airport on the shores of the Mar Menor a mere thirty minutes away.
The Laguna Salada Torrevieja (salt lake) is ideal for walking expeditions and bird watching is less than a five minute drive away.
The easiest way to get to Miguel de Salinas from either airport is to hire a car. The nearest car rental agencies are located in nearby Torrevieja which is only eight kilometres away.
A return transfer from Murcia Airport to San Miguel de Salinas starts at €90 return with Sun Transfers while from Alicante Airport you can expect to pay close to €150 for a return journey.
It pays to research transfer rates before embarking on your vacation and take advantage of special offers and discounts.
San Miguel de Las Salinas enjoys a very central location which makes day trips to the cities of Alicante, Murcia and Cartagena a pleasurable experience instead of an arduous journey.
WEATHER IN SAN MIGUEL DE SALINAS
San Miguel de Salinas enjoys a Mediterranean climate which means that the summers are extremely hot with mild winters where one can expect to see some rainfall.
The town does enjoy more than three hundred days of annual sunshine so even in the winter one can expect more sunny days than rainy ones.
The nearest beaches of Torrevieja are less than ten minutes away by car and here visitors can enjoy twenty kilometres of beaches, the promenade, bars, restaurants and some of the best nightlife on the Southern Costa Blanca.
Costa Blanca Diving is located at the northern end of the town and dives start at €35 for a short dive and €55 for wrecks and boats in the warm waters of the Costa Blanca, Costa Calida and La Manga. Equipment can be rented from €15 a day on escorted dives.
Torrevieja is also home to the two water parks of Aquopolis and Aqua Park Flamingo which are open from late May until the end of September.
The golf courses of Las Ramblas, Villamartin and Campoamor are less than fifteen minutes away by car as are the sea side resorts of Playa Flamenca, Campomar, La Zenia and Cabo Roig.
Market day in San Miguel de Salinas is on Wednesdays and here locals and holidaymakers can purchase the freshest fruits and vegetables.
The town also has a good host of supermarkets, shops, bars and restaurants as well as a post office and medical centre.
The two major festivals which the whole town gets involved in is the Feria week which takes place in August and the San Miguel Fiesta which takes place in September.
EATING AND DRINKING – RESTAURANTS
Bars and restaurants in San Miguel de Salinas which have been recommended by the locals include the Bar Monterrey, Market Street, Frissan, Las Cuevas, Vishalmar, Bistro Orquidea, El Prado, Doña Isabel, Antonio’s, La Parada and O’Neills.
The El Toro Carvery , Calle Rio Vinalopo 1, Lo Rufete, 03193 San Miguel de Salinas, The restaurant is situated 5 km outside San Miguel on the CV951 the Torremendo road. Telephone number is 966842070.
“We are a 7 day carvery. We open at 11.30am till late. The carvery is served from 12.30pm to 3.30 pm then 6pm till 9.30pm monday to saturday, 12.30pm till 9pm Sundays.
We also have an extensive a la carte menu and we also do pie night on Mondays. Wednesday is Spice Night, Friday is Fishy Friday and Steak Night on Saturday night.
The carvery is 5.50€ for 1 course 6.95€ for 2 course and 8.50€ for 3 course Monday to Saturday . Sunday it is 5.50€ for 1 course 8.35€ for 2 course and 9.95€ for 3 course House wine is 3.50€ a bottle.”
WHERE TO STAY
Accommodation in the town can be booked privately with the owners in apartments on complexes with communal swimming pools and villas with private pools or at the Camping Florantilles.
People that are interested in buying property in San Miguel de Salinas need look no further than the locally based Inmo Dos Lagos which has a good selection of apartments and villas for sale.
Their contact details:
Inmo Dos Lagos
C/ Diecinueve de Abril, 59 Local 2.
Esq. Ronda Oeste
03193 San Miguel de Salinas (Alicante)
Tel: 0034 653 935 153
Fax: 0034 966 723 421
Mobile: (0034) 653.935.153
San Miguel de Salinas is a picturesque village very typical of what one can expect to see on the Southern Costa Blanca and is an ideal location for a quiet family vacation, with the beaches, water parks and golf courses just a short drive away.
Car hire does appear to be an attractive option for holiday makers who have booked accommodation in San Miguel de Salinas as then they can make the most of their vacation such as visiting the tourist sea side resorts, going to the water parks, enjoying golf on different courses or even going to explore the exciting city of Murcia.
Tourist Office/Information (Oficina de Turismo)
The local tourist office in San Miguel de Salinas is invaluable if you are visiting or holidaying in the town.
San Miguel de Salinas Tourist Office
Address: Plaza Juan Carlos, 1, 03193, San Miguel de Salinas. (Alicante – Alacant).
Telephone: +34 966723466
Opening Times: Monday to Friday from 10:00 to 13:30 h.
The video below shows the landscape surrounding San Miguel de Salinas as well as photos of the main sights:
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