ESSENTIAL Camposol Tourist Guide: Advice & Tips by LOCALS

This page contains a complete guide to all our pages on the urbanisation of Camposol.

Camposol is technically not a town but a large urbanisation or development centered around Camposol’s 18-hole golf course and is mainly built of villas.

Camposol is situated on the Costa Calida coast just south of the Costa Blanca.

Urbanisation Camposol

Urbanisation Camposol

Airport access is fantastic as San Javier airport at Murcia is only 45 minutes drive while Alicante airport with a huge choice of flights all over Europe is just over an hour drive away to the north.

Once at the airport you have a range of different airport transfer options to Camposol including private shuttle buses, taxis or Camposol car hire.

The nearest town to Camposol is Mazarron, which is a charming unspoilt Spanish town 12 km away towards the coast. For beaches and the marina you would drive to Puerto Mazarron which is only 3 kilometres away from Mazarron town.

Mazarron is also the location of the nearest official tourist office where you can get free tourist maps as well as leaflets and guides to the sights and attractions in the area.

Nearby in the region is Murcia city with great shopping malls such as Thader (Primark) and designer shops with a good historical old town centre. If you have purchased a property in Camposol then a trip to the massive IKEA in Murcia is a very economical way to furnish a villa or apartment.

Also the port of Cartagena is also worth a visit if you appreciate your history and old buildings.

Camposol is a thriving tourist destination with visitors from all over Northern Europe as well as Spanish who flock to Camposol from inland Spain in the summer.

Sensol Golf Camposol

Sensol Golf Camposol

Do you live in Camposol?

We would love to know your thoughts on moving to Camposol especially if you are a young family searching for work or jobs in Camposol and the local area.

The urbanisation of Camposol is now dominated by British buyers therefore there are opportunities for work by providing services to these property owners.

Popular ways of earning a living would revolve around certain skilled workers such as builders, plumbers, electricians, painters and general property maintenance. Related opportunities for jobs or self-employment would include gardening services or pool cleaning services.

We would also like to hear from young families who have settled on Camposol in relation to the local schools. Have you opted for the Spanish state school system or have you found a private international school that you could recommend?

Another major concern for expats is the health system. Where is the nearest medical centre or hospital?  How have you found the Spanish National Health Service or have you taken out private health care?

Anyone considering moving to the Camposol area should also read our dedicated section on moving to Spain with expat interviews and accounts of people who moved to Spain.

Moving to Camposol

If you are thinking of moving to Camposol, then you must read our expat interview with Sue Walker of Another World Properties below:

Sue, what would you say would be the advantages to living in Camposol compared to other Costa Calida towns?

The expat community, there are various groups around ideal for socializing.
Also, everyone around says that the community is so helpful and friendly, nobody need be alone.

Would the area not suit certain types of people, i.e. are there any possible downsides?

Young families, there are not any parks around Camposol. So not much for the children to do.

What proportion of the local population are Spanish?

There is a good mix of all nationalities, English of course being the majority.

We have lived on Camposol for 12 years and there are more and more Spanish moving on to Camposol – due to property prices for both purchasing and renting.

What are your favourite things to do in the area?

We love the Puerto of Mazarron, and local restaurants and tapas, just people watching.

We are working the majority of the time as we do sales and rentals.

Can you give us some insider tips to the best bars or restaurants?

You have Spanish restaurants – Viggos and Gula Gula in the Puerto de Mazarron, excellent value for money. Our personal favourite – French – Bretanita and Chez Zoe, many Wok buffets around but Peking 5 being of excellent value for money and flavor.

On Camposol – Quality Indian Restaurant, Bulgarian Restaurant and Spanish – Marianos.

Are there many facilities such as doctors and dentists, shops etc?

On Camposol we have the medical centre and pharmacy, there are a couple of dentists on here and various shops – household, hairdressers, barbers, stationary/card shops, vets, large supermarket, bank and petrol station.

Are there smaller villages nearby that you might also recommend?

Mazarron Town for your typical Spanish town, plenty of character and many facilities. El Pareton. Totana. La Pinilla, Las Palas.

What are the nearest international schools and how good are they?

Murcia City is the nearest International School. We personally know that it is a very good school as a friend’s daughter attended.

Is crime an issue for expats?

Certain times of the year there are property break ins, just like anywhere in the world really. Nothing like the UK though.

Coming onto buying property, what is the market like now in terms of prices going up, or down or staying the same?

Prices have gone up this year, basically its lack of supply, the demand has been really busy over the past 18 months.

Is this a good time to buy and are there any repossessions or very cheap properties still available to buy?

This is a very good time to buy. There are still properties around under €50k. The repossessions, many have gone.

What urbanisations are there and can you describe each one and how they might differ from each other?

Mazarron Country Club – this is an urbanization without shops, only a central Spanish restaurant/tapas bar, with communal pool. It’s very quiet on here, very tranquil area.

Condado De Alhama – Polaris World Golf Complex – mainly apartments – many Spanish living on here, excellent atmosphere around the bars and restaurants. It attracts a lot of younger people to this area.

How much are the typical property prices in Camposol for apartments, villas etc?

Lowest prices from around €40k for a 1-bed; 2-bed properties range from €55k to €130k depending on the size of property, attached or detached property and if communal or private pool.
There is usually something to suit most people’s budget.

Any tips and advice to people looking to buy in Camposol or surrounding area?

Do not purchase a property without deeds – Escritura, check that there are not any debits on a property – Embargoes, always use a reputable solicitor to check the paperwork of a property.

Sue, 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.

Another World PropertiesAnother World Properties

Centro Commercial B
Calle Jara 34b
Camposol, Mazarron
Murcia 30875
Tel. +34 968 592 679

Below we have an index of all our Camposol pages:

Weather – Camposol is very dry and hot. It’s weather and climate has naturally meant a lot of retired people from northern Europe have chosen to retire to Camposol. See average temperatures and current weather in Camposol.

Car Hire – Unless you get a taxi to your villa and hole up with just the few local shops for food, car hire really is essential to get anywhere.

Property – We have a great guide to Camposol’s property market which has seen rapid growth of late. Most properties in Camposol are villas and we take a detailed look at how much villas in Camposol cost to buy.

Estate Agents – A list of real estate agents and inmobiliaria who have properties for sale in the Camposol area.

Mobility Services – Need to hire equipment such as mobility aids or mobility scooters?

Map – Helping you especially if you are coming to Camposol on holiday and you are unfamiliar with driving directions and how to find Urbanisation Camposol.

Bars and Restaurants – Our guide to their very best places to eat and drink in Camposol using information supplied by previous customers. We also welcome your reviews and opinions.

Airport Transfers – Find out the nearest airports to Camposol with prices and costs of getting to Camposol.

Contact us to be featured – we want more expat interviews for our newsletter and website. You don’t need to be an estate agent, we want to hear from anyone who lives in Spain whether you are working or retired.

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