La Mata is a coastal resort located on Spain’s Southern Costa Blanca, very close to Torrevieja. La Mata (also know as Torrelamata) is a developing Tourist Centre and one of the most important on the Mediterranean Coast. However, you’ll find it’s not nearly as commercialised as the Costa Blanca resorts to the North of Alicante. It still retains that special “Spanish” feel and is in a relaxed environment.

Before tourism took over the economy of Torrelamata/La Mata, La Mata was a traditional, small Spanish village which relied heavily on the salt trade, La Mata is surrounded by a large and beautiful natural salt water lake which form the “Salinas de La Mata” and is an official Spanish Nature Reserve. These lakes attract a wide variety of bird life. The concentration of salt and the temperature, combine to endow this area with a particularly healthy micro-climate, recommended by doctors for its beneficial properties. Bathing in the salt lagoons is also becoming popular for many medicinal reasons.

La Mata is an ideal location for families as there is not so much activity as in Torrevieja, yet you still have all the amenities and if more action is needed you are very close to Torrevieja which has much to offer with the Aquopolis Water Park, busy nightlife including the nightclub Pacha and Habeneras Shopping Centre. Go down to the beach at La Mata and walk along the front, at lunch times and in the evenings this area and the surrounding streets are a hive of activity, with many busy cafes, restaurants and bars. The activity continues into the early hours. These streets also offer many shopping opportunities. Every Wednesday is market day.

The climate in La Mata makes it an ideal location for year round activities, it has mild winters, warm springs and autumns and hot dry summers and it enjoys 320 days of sunshine per year and an average daily temperature of 17ºC. Temperatures in July and August are typically 30ºC.

La Mata is easily accessible from the airports of Murcia and Alicante each about a twenty minute drive away by car, of course if you don’t wish to drive you can just take a taxi and walk everywhere you need to. There are a few budget airlines servicing Alicante and Murcia including Ryan Air, Monarch and Easyjet.