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Tell me about 'Los Alcazares'

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Tell me about 'Los Alcazares'

Hi My family have been offered a villa for a few week in LOS ALCAZARES in Spain. I know nothing about the area. I do know its handy for Murcia airport which would be good but that all. My family consists of 2 adults and 3 sons aged 17,16 and 10. Will they enjoy this place. any information will be greatfully received.

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1. Re: Tell me about 'Los Alcazares'

It is on the Mar Menor, a shallow lagoon - www.thecostacalida.eu/place.php… - will give you some info on the area.

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2. Re: Tell me about 'Los Alcazares'

Hi Nelderwoman. We have a small house near Los Alcazares and like the area very much and try to get out there as often as possible. It is mainly residential and not too commercial. The high rise hotels and tourist area is on the La Manga strip which borders the eastern side of the Mar Menor. The Mar Menor is a 65 square mile shallow inland lake with only one [or 2 - not sure] entrances from the Mediterranean. The beaches are all very safe for children but not quite so brilliant for swimming as there isn't any surf and tends to be shallow unless you wade out. There are water sports facilities all around the lake and the wind surfing is particularly good due to a regular prevailing wind. There is a beach near to Los Alcazares which is good for Kite surfing. There are beach restaurants dotted all around the edge of the lake and a paved walkway linking the neighbouring areas. The area is very well served with top rate golf courses.

The area is quite well served for local trains which is probably the best way to get into the city of Murcia but Los Alcazares is only 20/30 minute drive from Cartagena which is worth a visit. They do a 40 minute boat trip around the harbour and they are excavating an amazing Roman Ampitheatre dating back to 1 BC.

The area is still very Spanish and although there are more and more Europeans moving into the area it still retains a lot of local tradition.

Hope this helps - don't hesitate to ask anything further.

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hi we have an apartment in santiago de la ribera the village next door and vist los alcazarez (los narejos part)on a regular basis whilst we are there. It is lovely especially being just five mins from the airport and the centre where all the new outdoor cafes (yummy coffee) shops, bars and restaurants are. I havent seen many bars, but the ones we have been to are really nice and there are lots of nice restraurants, but this is only the new bit (narejos), there may be more in other parts of the town. We love going. Your older sons may find it a bit quiet depending on the time of year you are looking to go, we have just come back and it was quieter than when we were there in July (so busy) but a taxi ride to santiago de la ribera and the beer alley, bar longa and irish bars are very busy and a good night out. Im not really sure about the night life in los alcazerez as we are usually there early evening, but its a lovely place. for some really nice meals try La Patio restaurant on the main road or Penny Farthing down the new centre part, they are really nice. Othre places to visit are Santiago de la ribera, lo pagan and of course murcia , plus the beaches are fantastic in alcatarez, los narejos, santiago and lo pagan (including mud baths!!). Hope you have a good trip and enjoy, we always do!

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5. Re: Tell me about 'Los Alcazares'

very disappointed with the area,overpriced food and drink,dirty area with bottles,wrappers newspapers lying on the ground will not be returning here.

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6. Re: Tell me about 'Los Alcazares'

I suspect that georgebhoy is a troll having posted flak on first joining. Still, let us look at the accusations:

"overpriced food and drink"

Hardly likely no matter where you go in LA. Murcia is one of the poorest provinces in Spain, with prices to match. Smile, speak a few words in Spanish and get prices lower.

"dirty area with bottles,wrappers newspapers lying on the ground"

In many years, I have yet to see LA in that sad state. The ayuntamiento knows where its income is coming from and like most in Spain, cleans up beaches and public areas every day, including through the winter. All decent bars in Spain have rubbish on the floor at times, occasionally cleaned during the day - it is a sign that the bar is worth visiting.

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ah take it chiny stayed in a different part of la than me, across from the circus and shows where the spanish youths drove to drink there carry outs and blaring there music until 3 am,the square and promande were lovely its the outskirts before you go in to the square i,m talking about.

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I have to agree with both of you. My Mum lives in Los Narejos, and in the most part it is lovely. However, the area that is mostly English (Near the Los Alcazares arches) and the other side of that carriageway are not so pretty and have real problems with youths hanging about. I think that you will find though that they are not Spanish, they are English and Eastern Europeans. Another indication that Brits abroad can be a total let down.

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