La Mata (Torrelamata) Tourist Guide: BEST Things to Do & See

This page is all about the town of La Mata on the Costa Blanca coast of Spain. It contains useful La Mata tourist information for people intending to visit or holiday in La Mata.

If you are coming to the Torre La Mata area to search for jobs and work, then this work in Spain for English speakers page will help you.

La Mata beach

Beach in La Mata – Photo by Magnum35, Wikimedia Commons


Note that La Mata is also known as Torre La Mata.

La Mata is a coastal resort located on Spain’s Southern Costa Blanca. La Mata is closest to Torrevieja and with all the property development of recent years the towns have now merged into each other.

La Mata has become more and more popular as a tourist destination because of its lovely beaches. Although the Costa Blanca is famous for international tourism, La Mata is very popular with Spanish domestic tourists.

A number of expats have chosen to move to La Mata to urbanisations such as St. James Valley to live the healthy lifestyle near to fantastic beaches and golf courses.

Are you an expat in La Mata? What do you like/dislike about it? Let us know in the comments box at the bottom of the page.

Here is a video showing La Mata beach in Torrevieja:

Current La Mata Weather Forecast

We show you the weather now as well as today’s weather in La Mata, the latest current temperature in La Mata and the conditions in La Mata 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 La Mata, 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 La Mata weather.

Backed by a large salt lake and natural park (The Parque Natural de La Mata y Torrevieja), La Mata has some fine sandy beaches and an attractive coastline, in the town are a good range of shops, together with cafes, bars and restaurants.

La Mata enjoys sunny weather conditions most of the year making it a truly all year round resort, it is easily reached from the N-332 and is just a couple of miles from the town of Torrevieja.

La Mata is an ideal location to spend a family vacation. Not quite in the bustle of Torrevieja you still have all the amenities for a first class holiday, and if more action is needed you are a stones throw away from it. Torrevieja has much to offer the active tourist with the Aquopolis Water Park, busy nightlife including the nightclub Pacha and Habeneras Shopping Centre.

How to Get to La Mata (Map)

La Mata is easily accessible from the two airports of Murcia and Alicante each about a twenty minute drive away by car, of course if you don’t wish to drive you can just take a taxi and walk everywhere you need to. Getting a taxi from Alicante airport to Torre La Mata costs approximately €59.

There are a few budget airlines servicing Alicante and Murcia including Ryan Air, Monarch and Easyjet. There is no longer a need to book a hotel when visiting La Mata as there are many privately owned villas and apartments with pools for rent in La Mata.

Before tourism took over the economy of La Mata, La Mata was a traditional, small Spanish village which relied heavily on the salt trade, with the lagoons of La Mata providing the necessary salt crystals.

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Restaurants in La Mata

There are many good restaurants in La Mata and the following have been highly recommended by residents and holiday makers alike for the quality of their food and value for money. Acquolina, Barlovento, Big House Chinese Restaurant, Casa Philippe, China City, El Fogon Pizzeria, El Italiano, El Pozo, Lemon Tree, Pato Laqueado, Piscina Bar Restaurant, Queen Mississippi, Rincon Del Gallo, Rumours Bar And Grill, Sofia’s World, Tango Asador, Argentino Steak House, Wiaz Haus, Xu Palace, Zana Kebab Restaurant.

La Mata is known for its mild winters, warm springs and autumns and hot dry summers. This area on the Southern Costa Blanca becomes very busy during the peak months of July and August, but never as busy as its large neighbour.


The beaches of La Mata have all the first class amenities you can expect, a bustling promenade teeming with shops and restaurants, cafes and bars, shops selling forgotten sun tan lotions, sun glasses and souvenirs as well as sun loungers, umbrellas, foot showers, volley ball nets, W.C. and play areas for children.

Market Day

To get some really nice bargain for clothing, handbags, sandals, shoes, leather, curtains, bedding, vegetables, fruits, and more, you can drop by at the market in La Mata. It opens every Wednesday morning at 8 which goes on until 1 p.m. You can easily find it at Calle Adriano and Calle La Lecha. The market in La Mata is only around 7 kilometers away from Torrevieja, 15 kilometers from Ciudad Quesada and 14 kilometers from Los Montesinos.

To catch a glimpse of what you can find at the La Mata market, check out the video below:

Real Estate Agents

Whether you’re looking for a place to rent or to stay at permanently, you can take advantage of the services from the real estate agents in La Mata who are more than willing to help you in finding your ideal residence.

You can contact Alegria La Mata (, Tel. +34 966 925 573); InmoPancho (, Tel. +34 966 926 469 and +34 617 370 824); and Mama.SL (, Tel. +34 966 923 716).

La Mata Tourist Information Offices (Oficina de Turismo)

The local tourist office provides help in English with regard to any tourism matters. They can be very helpful in answering any questions you have, they also have plenty of maps and leaflets with ideas on local tourist attractions and ideas for excursions.

La Mata Tourist Information Office Address
Ayuntamiento de La Mata. Plaza Gaspar Perelló, s/n, 03188, Torrelamata, Torrevieja (Alicante – Alacant).
Telephone: +34 966 925 542

Moving to La Mata

If you are thinking of moving to La Mata, then you must read our expat interview with Rainer Schmitz of Alegria La Mata below:

Rainer, what would you say would be the advantages to living in La Mata compared to other Costa Blanca towns?

La Mata is a traditional Spanish Coastal resort on the Orihuela Costa that is officially known as Torre La Mata. It is a lovely place for a holiday home or permanent living as it still has its own original Spanish identity. It is not commercialized like many of the other popular Costa Blanca resorts and remains a peaceful and tranquil area with a very relaxed atmosphere.

What proportion of the local population are Spanish?

La Mata is becoming a more popular destination because of what it has to offer its visitors and residents alike, including its lovely Blue Flag Beaches. Although the Costa Blanca is famous for international tourism and is highly commercialized to cater for all nationalities, La Mata is ever so popular with the Spanish locals who come from the hustle and bustle of the big populated cities such as Barcelona, Madrid and Valencia, where they come to holiday and relax in this pretty unspoiled coastal resort. Many of the residents are Spanish and it is now attracting a wider international clientele although not the persona who is looking for a “home from home in the sun”.

Are there smaller villages nearby that you might also recommend?

The Village itself has a back drop to the salt lake and the Parque Natural de La Mata y Torrevieja. It also produces its own variety of wine which is being sold as far afield as the United States. You can also purchase a bottle of wine locally from one of the local Bodegas for a few euros. In the town area there is a local Square that hosts “traditional Spanish fiestas” throughout the year and the local facilities include a good variety of shops, supermarkets together with pavement cafes, bars, traditional and international eateries .

What are your favourite things to do in the area?

The beach walkway is excellent for a stroll with its magnificent views over to the Mediterranean and you can stop off and enjoy a glass of wine or a beer to relax in the lovely all year round weather that La Mata enjoys, making it a truly all year round resort, it is easily reached within 35 minutes from the Airports of Alicante and San Javier Murcia. It is adjacent to the National N-332 road and is just a couple of kilometers from the city of Torrevieja.

Rainer, thank you so much for taking the time to help our readers with your experiences in Spain. If you want to contact him, you can find his details below.

Alegria-LaMata_FB_squareAlegria La Mata

Calle Mayor 25
03188 La Mata
Telephone: +34 966 925 573
Mobile: +34 674 034 155


Alegria AlicanteAlegria Real Estate Alicante

Calle Jaime Segarra 8
03012 Alicante
Telephone: +34 966 385 816
Mobile: +34 601 454 881

Where Can You Find Cheap La Mata Car Hire?

We have carried out extensive research comparing all the major La Mata car hire companies.

We have found when hiring a car in La Mata you need to shop around – there is no La Mata car hire company that is always the cheapest. Much depends on your dates and the availability of the various models of car hire that each La Mata car hire company has for those dates.

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If you are visiting La Mata on holiday or if you live in La Mata or are thinking of moving to La Mata we hope this page on La Mata tourist information has been useful.

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  1. John craven says

    Can you tell me when is pork day is in Lamata

  2. For those coming to La Mata on holiday and would like to enjoy some outdoor adventure activities for the whole family you can visit

    Costa Blanca Quad Tours and Outdoor Adventures.
    Choose from
    These tours and activities are operated within and around the La Pedrera lake, a beautiful fresh water reservoir, with a sparkling blue hue, just 15mins away from La Mata.

    Alternatively you can choose a SEDGEWAY TOUR taking in the beauty and nature of the La Mata Salt Lakes


    Enjoy SNORKELING with a SEA SCOOTER on the beaches of the Orihuela Costa.

    To book your exciting day out for the whole family or call Jenni on 660816620

  3. Parking places
    Something must be done at the parkingplaces, it is absolutly crazy for us who lived in La Mata.

  4. Mats Hultman says

    Restaurang BARLOVENTO vid La Mata.
    Väldigt dyrt, kall mat utan kompensation, den sämsta upplevelsen under denna månadslånga vistelse.
    ( Turistfälla på grund av dess läge som är bra. )

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