In this tourist guide to the area of Villamartin on the Costa Blanca of Spain we help visitors who are planning a trip with useful and practical advice on many tourism related Villamartin map, sightseeing, weather, where to go, where to stay, travel information and what to see and do in Villamartin.
To make the best of your visit and holiday we cover everything you need to know about Villamartin. We also have photos, picture galleries, views, videos and Villamartin webcams.
Villamartin is a fast growing tourist destination located on the Southern Costa Blanca, just west of Torrevieja.
To get to Villamartin you can either fly into Alicante airport or Murcia airport.
Many tourists come to Villamartin because it is close to three championship golf courses – Campoamor, Las Ramblas and Villamartin.
Villamartin 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 mainly apartments but also townhouses and some villas.
Are you an expat in Villamartin? What do you like/dislike about it? Let us know in the comments box at the bottom of the page.
Even if you are not into golf, Villamartin has plenty of attractions. Primarily this is about the climate and Villamartin weather – the sunshine and heat.
Although Villamartin is slightly inland it is not far from the coast and many great beaches are close by although Villamartin car hire will be essential if you are to get around.
Because there are so many beaches along the coast it is possible to easily find uncrowded white sandy beaches – even in August. Examples of beaches close to Villamartin are La Zenia, Cabo Roig, Playa Flamenca and Campoamor. All of them have the European Blue Flag which signifies high standards of water cleanliness, safety and good facilities for the family.
Close to Villamartin is the gated community of Los Dolses also with its own plaza.
The Villamartin plaza is most certainly worth a mention. 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 nightlife atmosphere is buzzing with life and noise.
Villamartin Accommodation and Where to Stay
The local tourist office offers a service where they can help you find accommodation in Villamartin. There are hotels, pensions, apart-hotels and hostels. There are lots of Villamartin rentals with plenty of Villamartin apartments for rent and Villamartin villas for rent.
What are the nearest international schools?
In Villamartin, you can find the El Limonar International School which is a coed school for students between the ages of 3 and 18. This independent school is based on the British curriculum and follows the National Curriculum for England and Wales. The school is also named as one of the top schools in “The best schools in Spain” as rated by El Mundo.
Real Estate Agents
Whether you’re looking for a place to rent or to stay at permanently if you are making the big move to Spain, you can take advantage of the services from the real estate agents in Villamartin who are more than willing to help you in finding your ideal residence.
You can contact Your Home in Spain (www.yourhomeinspain.co.uk, +34 965 996 651); Vista Casas (www.vistacasas.com, Tel. +34 966 764 114 and +34 603 107 696); and Spanish Real Estate Group (spanishrealestategroup.com, Tel. +34 966 443 550).
Official Villamartin Tourist Office
Despite Villamartin being in such a popular area for tourism it would appear the closest official tourist office to Villamartin is in Torrevieja or Playa Flamenca.
There you will find English-speaking staff who can help you will local information such as maps, guides, brochures, help with accommodation and they can answer any questions you have about dates for festivals, fiestas, weather information, transport and airport transfers to Villamartin.
Our Costa Blanca tourist office page has telephone numbers, addresses and email addresses.
Moving to Villamartin
If you are thinking of moving to Villamartin, then you must read our expat interview with Gary Hooson of Your Home in Spain below:
Gary, what would you say would be the advantages to living in Villamartin compared to other Costa Blanca towns?
It has a feel of a small village with the advantage of a very good night life.
Would the area not suit certain types of people, i.e. are there any possible downsides?
None. It would cater for all ages.
What proportion of the local population are Spanish?
Not sure. Maybe 50 percent.
What are your favourite things to do in the area?
Villamrtin Plaza for dining out; Golfing – 3 Golf courses to choose from; La Zenia Boulevard for Shopping, 5 mins to the coast.
Can you give us some insider tips to the best bars or restaurants?
Villamartin Plaza has many to choose from.
Are there many facilities such as doctors and dentists, shops etc?
Are there smaller villages nearby that you might also recommend?
Yes. San Miguel is 5 mins drive.
What are the nearest international schools and how good are they?
Very good, 15mins.
Is crime an issue for expats?
No crime rates are very low.
Coming onto buying property, what is the market like now in terms of prices going up, or down or staying the same?
We are seeing a slight increase over the past few months.
Is this a good time to buy and are there any repossessions or very cheap properties still available to buy?
Repossessions are becoming more rare, interest rates for Mortgages as little as 1 percent.
What urbanisations are there and can you describe each one and how they might differ from each other?
There are many urbanisations in the area ranging from small to very large.
How much are the typical property prices in Villamartin for apartments, villas etc?
Apartments from 60k to Villas over a million euro.
Any tips and advice to people looking to buy in Villamartin or surrounding area?
Visit first to get a feel of the area.
Gary, 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.
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