Expat accounts of their move to Torremendo – a lovely village about 25 minutes inland from Torrevieja, on the southern Costa Blanca.
Hi – here is my story about my village.
I loved my house on the coast, but felt I was surrounded by too many expats, rather than Spanish people.
The village of Torremendo is a traditional Spanish agricultural village with all amenities right on the doorstep.
We have a GP surgery, pharmacy, bank, school, butcher, baker, cafés, etc, etc and all within a few minutes walk of each other.
We even have a lovely new village swimming pool with a sports centre and café.
I don´t think you would find many other villages of just 2,000 people with such great amenities!
There are several beaches around 20 minutes away and the larger town of San Miguel de Salinas is just a five minute drive.
You do need a car to live here, as we only have one bus a day, although many of the locals seldom leave the village.
There is a thriving expat community and we join in with the local fiestas, with the King and Queen of the 3rd age usually being chosen from the foreign population.
This is not the most beautiful of villages but it is a genuine, hard-working Spanish village with a vibrant community spirit and I love it!