Formentera del Segura Spain £180-£300£180/week
Listing type: For Rent
Property type: Apartment
During the last week of August the village celebrates the Day of the Sardine and Wine with tributes to San Miguel and San Roque.
Famous for its salt lagoons, micro-dry climate and constant sunshine, the Costa Blanca is a very healthy place to live or holiday all year round, according the World Health Organisation.
There are lots of places to visit locally including markets in Almoradi and various places along the coast such as Torrevieja’s huge natural park with scenic walks, cave dwellings at Rojales. Elche, named an important centre of civilization was also declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2001. Its 300k officially protected palm trees line the streets of this walled city has a tradition in art and religious reinactments.
If you want to venture further afield, the scenic coastal drive along the N-332 takes you all the way to the Nature Park of Oliva-Pego Marsh towards Valencia, with its dune system. It is composed of swamp areas and paddy fields. The formation of this park is due to the silting process that made the lagoon and later went on to make the current marsh. This is an area with numerous reed rafts of clean water being traversed by two rivers the Bullent, which borders the marsh to the north and Racons, located south. With its fauna and flora the Nature Park has an important ecological value.
Near the Natural Park is the Fountain Salada, a hot spring with healing properties for the skin.
On the way back you can stop at places like Altea, Javea and Calpe and take in the beautiful Russian style church at the roadside with its golden ‘Onion’ tops, Alicante, Benidorm, El Vergel Safari Park, Denia where you can take the ferries to Ibiza and Majorca, and many more.
Nearer home Guardamar has many beach-side restaurants selling delicious fresh fish, salads and local wines. Rojales town has a larger selelction of shops, bars and restaurants and is relatively quiet during the day, so a perfect place to sit and watch the world go by.
Formentera del Segura has a football pitch, basketball, children’s play area and public swimming pool. You’ll find superb Golf courses within a short drive at La Finca and La Marquesa.
There is also Tennis in town and a waterpark and crazy golf 5-10 mins drive away, sailing, hiking, mountain biking, swimming, fishing, that will let you discover the natural and cultural heritage of a real Spain.
Great for: Walking holidays, Beach/rural/countryside pursuits, Cycling holidays or a winter sun break.
How to get there
Driving from UK you can catch the ferry from Portsmouth or Plymouth to Santander with Britanny Ferries and Portsmouth to Bilbao with P&O.
By air to Murcia or Alicante and only 25kms along the Costa Blanca
Rentals cars are available from a large number of companies at both airports.
Alicante/Murcia Airport – 25km
Rail Stations Alicante – 30 kms
Nearest Ferry Port Bilboa – 726kms or Santander 823kms
Heating/air-conditioning £40pw additional per week. Discount for longer lets if you plan on staying a month or more, we have special rates – please ask. 10% discount for couples/2 people only.
Changeover day Saturday – ask if this is not convenient. Provisional reservations held for 7 days. A Deposit of £150 is required to secure your booking and the remaining balance should be paid 8 weeks before your arrival. Maps, directions and information regarding the final details of your arrival will be sent to you about 4 weeks before your holiday. Should you require any further information we are happy to help please telephone or e-mail. Your mobile number will help us acknowledge your enquiry promptly. There is a security deposit of £200 against breakages payable on your final invoice. This will be refunded 10 days after your departure providing all is well.