Punta Prima is a typical Spanish seaside tourist resort located on the southern Costa Blanca within 30 minutes of two international airports, Murcia and Alicante.
The beaches are some of the cleanest around and have been awarded the blue flag status.
Once at the airport you have a range of different airport transfer options to Punta Prima including private shuttle buses, taxis or Punta Prima car hire.
Punta Prima has a Mediterranean climate with 320 days of sunshine a year. The beach has a wonderful promenade with shops and boutiques and bars and restaurants where you can enjoy your Menu del Dia.
Punta Prima is situated a ten minute drive just south of Torrevieja, and all of its amenities such as the shopping complex, Las Habaneras, Waterpark, Pacha nightclub, casino, ten pin bowling, marina, submarine, boat trips, and Playa Flamenca with its beautiful beaches. For those more energetic you can reach Torrevieja by foot, a mere thirty minute stroll along the coast or there is an hourly bus service to take you there.
Restaurants And Shops
Punta Prima also has a Commercial Centre with an Eroski supermarket, Wok Buffet (Chinese) restaurant, Captain’s Table restaurant (fish and chips, Sunday roasts and breakfasts), Amigos bar, Chinese restaurant, Greta Garbos restaurant is a Swdish restaurant open in the evenings only, Subway, Timeless fashions with English clothes, Milar, Druni, The Card Place, Nautilus Plaza with American style hamburgers and ice creams, Yu Chinese restaurant is quite fancy, Murphy’s Irish Pub and cafe and Emilio’s Italian restuarant and take away.
There are more restaurants to choose from on the N332 such as Rogues Carvery, Rogues fish bar, Puccini Italian, German, Ghandi Indian, two Chinese restaurants (including Dinastia) and several bars.
For major food shopping we recommend a trip to the Carrefour hypermarket in Torrevieja.
Activities And Things To Do In Punta Prima
Go-Karting is a must when visiting Punta Prima with a visit to the Asturia Restaurant to follow, a very large Resaurant with English speaking staff. The food is of a very high quality especially the many different paellas, with good value for money. Free car park with Mediterranean views.
There are three golf courses in the area as well as water sports, fishing, sailing to be enjoyed. A visit to the local market to buy your fruits and vegetables, shoes, bags and clothes can be made on Saturdays at Playa Flamenca.
Punta Prima Property – Villas And Apartments
We also have help and information to those people who are looking for Punta Prima property or Punta Prima properties. Mostly these will be located on the various developments on the Senorio de Punta Prima project (see below). There are lots of properties for sale in Punta Prima mostly Punta Prima apartments and Punta Prima villas.
Señorio de Punta Prima
Señorio de Punta Prima is a group of luxury apartment complexes located in Punta Prima which is mid-way between Torrevieja and the Oriuela Beaches on the Costa Blanca. The urbanisations within the Senorio de Punta Prima beach Resort include: Panorama Park, La Entrada, El Parque and La Recoleta. There is also a pitch and putt golf course.
There are lots of developments being constructed right now in Punta Prima. These include phases of La Recoleta some of which are finished and others due to start. The next building project after Senerio Punta Prima includes the marina with an expected completion date due in 2021.
For those wanting to buy property in the area the new Punta Marina urbanization is being built from Punta Prima up to Dream Hills and Los Altos.
Panorama Park Apartments Punta Prima
Panorama Park are two hundred and six apartments built in a traditional Spanish design by builders Grupo Gomendio. The luxurious apartments consist of twelve portals all different in style and colour. Facilities at Panorama Park include: lift, CCTV, security patrols, secure underground parking, Mediterranean gardens, freeform swimming pool and spacious communal areas. Apartment types are studios, one bedroom apartments and two bedroom apartments with American style kitchens, climate control, connections for television, telephone, ADSL and radio/television.
La Entrada Apartments Punta Prima
The La entrada urbanisation is 230 apartments made up of eight buildings (or portals), 3 swimming pools (one of them heated), communal gardens and underground car parking. La Entrada enjoys around the clock security service with CCTV cameras and every apartment has its own separate alarm system
Most people searching for the term Punta Prima property will be looking for cheap property for sale in Punta Prima or properties for sale in Punta Prima but you may also be looking for property to rent in Punta Prima – whatever you are searching for, whether new build property or resale properties the sections below should help you find the Punta Prima property information you are looking for.
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 Punta Prima who are more than willing to help you in finding your ideal residence.
You can contact Bennecke (www.bennecke.com, Tel. +34 965 714 362) and E-Style Spain (estylespain.com, Tel. +34 966 799 645).
Moving to Punta Prima
If you are thinking of moving to Punta Prima, then you must read our expat interview with Laura of E-Style Estate Agents in Spain below:
Laura, what would you say would be the advantages to living in Punta Prima compared to other Costa Blanca towns?
In Punta Prima no matter if it is winter or summer time the people will always enjoy the restaurants and bars open all year around. Also not just that, there are many shops where you can get everything you need as well as banks, gym and popular commercial centre of Punta Marina. Most of our clients who are buying or selling homes say that Punta Prima is a perfect place to live, also there is a beautiful seaside with one small and another big sandy beach. Many people live here permanently, there is also a bus service going to the hospital, Torrevieja and La Zenia shopping centre.
Punta Prima has very well developed infrastructure, friendly and safe atmosphere, beautiful residential complexes, luxury villas and many new build properties which also shows how quick this area is growing.
Would the area not suit certain types of people, i.e. are there any possible downsides?
Not really, I think Punta Prima suits everybody who like Spanish lifestyle !
What proportion of the local population are Spanish?
I would say that 40% Spanish and 60% foreigners.
What are your favourite things to do in the area?
I love to go on the seaside, there are two very nice restaurants with fantastic views and very good food, cocktail bar where you can enjoy great music and a nice drink with your friends or alone!
Can you give us some insider tips to the best bars or restaurants?
My favourite restaurant is PIAZZA II in the commercial centre of Punta Marina here you will have really amazing food, also very good value menu with a lot of dishes to choose from, MUST TRY! Also, for a very good Italian pizza you can visit PICCOLINO. Another great restaurants for a very good meal are NAUTILUS and PUNTA PRIMA, situated on the beachside and with lovely terraces overlooking the sea. There are many other great restaurants for every taste!
Are there many facilities such as doctors and dentists, shops etc?
There is a supermarket of Consum and big Carrefour. Also many other shops: post office, furniture and electrical appliances shops (JYSK and MILAR), currency exchange office, also 2 big Chinese shops where you can buy everything for your home and garden. All in a short walking distance. Dentists and doctors you can find nearby Punta Prima, hospital of Torrevieja is less than 5min by car. There is a veterinary clinic in the commercial centre.
Are there smaller villages nearby that you might also recommend?
Nearby Punta Prima you will have other popular areas such as Playa Flamenca, La Zenia, Villamartin and many others, there is a national road of N332 connecting all of the areas so it is very easy to get everywhere.
What are the nearest international schools and how good are they?
There is a Norwegian school and few English schools (10-20min drive away from Punta Prima). I heard that the private schools are very good.
Is crime an issue for expats?
Coming onto buying property, what is the market like now in terms of prices going up, or down or staying the same?
The prices little by little are going up.
Is this a good time to buy and are there any repossessions or very cheap properties still available to buy?
The time to buy is very good as the prices are still not too high. There are not many bank repossessions and very cheap properties but we always get bargain properties to list!
What urbanisations are there and can you describe each one and how they might differ from each other?
In Punta Prima are quite many urbanisations but the most popular one are:
– Señorio de Punta Prima with its luxury complexes of La Entrada, Panorama Park, Parque Recoleta and La Recoleta. These complexes are ideal for the people who like mediterranean style. The complexes have only apartments, the community with tropical gardens, beautiful communal pools, 24 hours security, underground parking and a short walking distance to the beach and all amenities. Here many people live permanently and have as investment properties. In this complex the apartments have very high investment potential, the owners can earn really good money just from short term rentals.
– The new luxury complex of Sea Senses right in the front of the sea, fantastic community with the gym, playgrounds, several pools, jacuzzi, bar and spectacular sea views. This is for the people who like more modern style and again it is very high investment potential that can give really good money from the rentals.
– Rocio del mar, here the building are older and the prices much cheaper, you can get apartment with 2 or 3 beds, some are older style and some very nicely reformed. This is perfect for the people who want to come for a holiday and don´t want to spend too much money. The location is very good, near the beach and all the amenities. Some have communal pools as well and communal solariums overlooking the sea.
– On another side of N332 you will find one of the most popular urbanisations – La Ciñuelica. That is very large area with apartments, bungalows and townhouses. The complex is very well looked after and has beautiful communal areas with large pools, some have underground parking and storage rooms. This is mediterranean style, white houses popular among the foreigners and Spanish people.
– Las Villas, the complex located just behind our office in commercial centre of Punta Marina. Here you will find detached villas with lovely gardens. A great place for those who want to move here permanently.
– Mariblanca, urbanisation with beautiful yellow townhouses, green areas and wonderful pools. Most of the people live here all year around, quite difficult to get one for sale there and if we get gets sold very quickly!
How much are the typical property prices in Punta Prima for apartments, villas etc?
The apartments starts from 60.000 EUR, townhouses from 95.000 EUR and villas from 140.000 EUR
Any tips and advice to people looking to buy in Punta Prima or surrounding area?
Simple advice, have a look at the urbanisations and see which one suits best. Each one has its character and style. We can always show around and helot the buyers to find the best one for them!
Laura, thank you so much for taking the time to help our readers with your experiences in Spain. If you want to contact her, you can find her details below.
E-Style Estate Agents in Spain
Here is another video showing some of the popular places in Punta Prima.
Hotels And Accommodation
There are lots of apartments and villas to rent in the Punta Prima area however if you are looking for a hotel consider the Torre Joven Hotel just off the roundabout on the main N-332 coastal road.
This hotel is also known as the Punta Prima Torrejoven Hotel. Located on the northern part of the Orihuela Costa, the Torrejoven Hotel in Punta Prima is a good option if you wish to stay in Punta Prima and is an alternative to a self-catering apartment or villa rental. Situated right beside the Punta Prima roundabout on the N-332 coast road between Torrevieja and Playa Flamenca, the Torrejoven Hotel is easy to reach and handy as a base for visiting this popular area.
One of the positives is that you don’t even need to consider Punta Prima car hire as you can get a quick and easy and inexpensive airport transfer to Punta Prima from either Alicante airport or Murcia airport which will dramatically reduce your holiday costs.
It has a swimming pool and sun terrace for enjoying the beautiful weather that Punta Prima experiences, though Punta Prima beach is not too far away, and within walking distance for visitors staying in the hotel. Also right beside the hotel is Punta Prima strip or bars, shops, banks and restaurants, and also Punta Marina commercial centre with even more choice of restaurants, retail and entertainment options (including a McDonalds).
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