Ancient culture and wonderful shops and restaurants are available in the Capital city of Murcia only 35mins away, and the ancient city of Cartagena with its magnificent Roman Coliseum and rejuvenated port is only 20 minutes away. The Murcia region as a whole and in particular the immediate area within a 30 minute drive from Hacienda del Alamo, contains many especially protected sites for birds and is popular for bird watching. Golden eagles, Griffon vultures, Bonelli eagles, Rollers and Bee eaters can be found to name but a few. A local English speaking guide is available for tours for both singles and parties (bookings and rates through us in advance at time of reservation).
Coast/Beach: The coastal town of Puerto Mazarron is a 30 minute drive though mountains, with numerous beaches, restaurants, night clubs and shops surrounding the newly built marina. Mar Menor and La Manga are around 30 minutes drive on the motorway and include secluded beaches with crystal clear water, numerous tourist attractions, bars and restaurants. Cabo de Palos is a quaint fishing village which still retains old charm, with amazing seafood restaurants and typical Spanish coastal architecture.
Travel: Please note that car hire is essential. San Javier airport is under 35 minutes from the resort, while Alicante airport is roughly 75 minutes away. The port of Cartagena is 25 minutes from the resort and recieves the largest cruise ships currently sailing. Cartagena also has both a bus station and train station. The city of Murcia also has both a bus station and train station.
Distances: Murcia (30 minutes) and Cartagena (20 minutes) are the biggest cities in the region, with culture, art, shopping and restaurants providing all the entertainment and gastronomical needs a holidaymaker could wish for. For nightlife in the summer we recommend La Manga strip (30 minutes), Mazarron (30 minutes) and Los Alcazares (25 minutes).
Further Details: The resort includes a selection of bars and restaurants which are within a 10 minute walk from the villa. The Spaniard bar/restaurant offers a place to relax and supplies nightly entertainment, while the restaurant offers a selection of a la carte dishes. The Clubhouse allows amazing vistas whilst enjoying drinks and fine cuisine typical of the region. For avid shoppers both local & international tastes are well served with a visit to: both Cartagena city and the Espacio Mediterraneo shopping mall (20 minutes); Murcia city, Thader and Nueva Condomina shopping malls (30 minutes); and finally a trip to La Zenia Boulevard is recommended (35 minutes).
The Hacienda del Alamo golf resort is a gated, 24 hour security patrolled complex.
The Region of Murcia enjoys a Mediterranean climate of semi-arid type, with mild winters (an average of 11 °C to highs in excess of 16°C in December and January) and warm summers (where the daily maximum regularly exceeds 40 °C). The average annual temperature is 18 °C. The city of Murcia holds the record temperature of the 20th century in Spain. It reached 46.1 °C (115 °F) on July 4, 1994. The resort is surrounded by the majestic hills and mountains of the Murcia region providing stunning views. The Sierra Espuña regional park/ nature reserve (20 minutes from the resort) provides a raw look at the Murcia regions biodiversity. Its mountains and valleys, woods, plains and hidden villages provide spectacular scenery for casual hikers and mountain bikers alike.