Peraleja Golf is located in the Region of Murcia, in the south-east of Spain. The region has over 250km of beaches and coastal line, much of which, to this day, remains untouched. Along the coast you will find the Mar Menor which is seen to be one of the best places in Europe to practice water sports due to the fact that the Mediterranean boasts extremely clean, warm watered beaches.
It is a fantastic place to enjoy the sun all year round!
The inland regions of Murcia offer great leisure and cultural opportunities for all, with many historic and beautifully preserved towns. As well as this, the region has fantastic mountain scenery and extensive areas of countryside filled with wildlife.
Sucina is the nearest small shopping area about 10 mins away, you will have driven through it to reach the resort. It has the basics, small supermarket, pharmacy, electrical store etc.
There is also a small supermarket on the Polaris world Hacienda Riquelme Golf Resort next to Peraleja Golf for essentials. Drive left when you come out of the main Peraleja entrance and you will see Hacienda Riquelme Golf Resort up that road on the left. You can go to their security barriers and say you’d like to use the shop, which they are fine with and let you drive in.
San pedro seen on the map above has a large shopping centre, this includes a large supermarket, various clothing/general shops, a variety of fast food outlets, bowling & arcade games. The village of San Pedro is a quiet tranquil village and has a beautiful long beach. Salinas y Arenales is an important wetland area, famous for its bird wildlife and in particular flamingos that gather before migrating to warmer climates. Wander along the walkways around the salt lakes which lead to beautiful dunes and sandy beaches with crystal clear waters. Adjoining San Pedro, is Lo Pagan with its therapeutic mud baths, known for its minerals known to be effective against arthritis and rheumatism
You have probably already heard of La Manga, the geographical feature that separates the Mar Menor from the Mediterranean. This heavily developed strip is 21km long and in places only 100m wide. It has a number of pleasant beaches with a few stunning marinas. There are lots of places to eat in peak season both on the Med side or the Mar Menor side.
Los Alcazares is situated on the west side of Mar Menor. In 2005 all 5 local beaches were awarded the highest grade possible for water quality and have EEC blue flag status. From the Los Alcazares port you can get excursions to the Isla Perdiguera which is inside the Mar Menor. There is also a commercial centre with over a dozen food outlets including Indian/Chinese/pizza restaurants.
Mar de Cristal is a compact and friendly little resort with three good beach areas and a new pretty promenade with bars and restaurants. A good size marina adds to the charm.
Probably best known as the local name for Murcia airport (2 miles away), since 1998 San Javier has been the home of an increasingly popular jazz festival in late June. San Javier itself is just off the coast, a well established town with a long history illustrated in its museum. It has excellent shopping and leisure facilities, including an impressive sports centre.
A relatively new resort, Los Urrutias has almost a mile of golden beach with good facilities, enhanced by an unusual offshore marina in a hexagonal shape. Behind the beach is a modern, spaciously laid out town with an attractive promenade and public spaces. The coast either side is protected land, preserving the quality of the environment.
The city was founded in pre Roman times and has several archaeological remains even a Roman amphitheatre. The port city has a large marina and a great deal of money is being invested restoring the beautiful buildings.
The waterfront has been completely rebuilt with several restaurants and bars. The city is a working port and also a naval base and is very proud of its history. During September there is a major Fiesta where the residents dress as Romans and Carthaginians and party well into the early hours.
A large section of the shopping area has been pedestrianised and there also department stores, streetside cafes, restaurants, bars and 2 large hypermarkets located on the edges of the city.
There is a railway station at Balsicas, with plenty free parking, only a 10 minute drive from the villa. From Balsicas there are trains to Murcia (inland) and to Cartagena (on the coast). The cost is less than 2 euros for a single ticket, the journey taking only 20 to 30 minutes. The Roman amphitheatre at Cartagena is well worth seeing.