SUN KISSED ELEGANCE ON THE SOUTHEAST COAST OF SPAIN.
You have stumbled over the nicest unit and location set on La Torre Golf resort. The largest outdoor living space of all apartments, this ground floor end unit is less than 10 paces to the huge pool and 20 paces to the kids pool. The best of both worlds! The convenience of walking out directly to the pool to oversee the kids or to carry the provided lounge chairs and umbrella to the poolside combined with a few minutes’ walk to the club house. All this makes for a convenient and relaxing stress free get away with family or friends. No elevators or stairs and our personal wifi range is very strong at the poolside. Just in case you want to upload that special picture to Facebook or read the news paper. Or hopefully not, reply to your bosses email. Located in a quiet spot, just a few minutes’ walk to the grocery store, downtown restaurants and club house. 2 BR with walkout patios from both bedrooms that sleeps 4. Both Bedrooms have ceiling fans and the main area is air conditioned. Huge covered patio. All amenities provided including; WIFI, TV, microwave, washing machine, outdoor tables and chairs and lounge chairs and umbrella. Just show up and relax.If you are interested in renting another apartment close by for family or friends, that can be arranged through our key holder who will be here upon your arrival for check in to make sure you are all settled in for your stay and answer all questions. Our key holder can also pick you up at the airport if required and arrange for a rental car. He is from the UK and speaks english.La Torre boasts over 10 pools, tennis courts, and many delicious restaurants. The variety of leisure activities, including bars and restaurants were created with residents in mind and makes this a truly Spanish town where life is lived outdoors.La Torre Resort is a contemporary and elegant lakeside retreat situated in the heart of the La Torre Golf Resort and surrounded by an 18-hole, Par 68 golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus Design and part of Murcia Nicklaus Golf Trail.The resort is situated in a diverse landscape of over 2,600 years of culture and history, which means there are a variety of unique activities and sights to see. Just 20 minutes from the resort is the historical Roman Theatre in the ancient port of Cartagena and Murcia, famous for its baroque cathedral built in the 14th century , narrow streets and distinctive Spanish boutiques. Located only a few km’s from the best beaches of the Mar Manor, La Torre Golf Resort bustles with life and activity.Simply an amazing place for everyone.Special rates for long term rentals over the winter. The Murcia Region is a privileged land, a perfect example of quality of life in the Mediterranean. It’s warm, mild temperatures (with an annual average of 21 C) and low rainfall make it an oasis of well-being in any season.The weather endows Murcia with a distinct flavour, making it a region full of life and colour, where springtime seems eternal. A land where you and your family will be able to enjoy over 300 days of sunshine a year. Murcia's abundant clear and sunny days give the Region a highly distinctive, spectacular and warm Mediterranean light. The Murcia Region, a rendezvous between two seas.Outstanding beaches of soft sand, clean water and dazzling sunsets. Known as the "Warm Coast", the Murcia Region shoreline runs just over 250 km and is shared by two seas: the Minor Sea (Mar Menor) and the Mediterranean. The landscape is peppered with breathtaking cliffs, heavenly secluded beaches of endless white sand, lively seaports and natural coves of crystal-clear waters.Many of these areas are part of the Region’s network of Protected Natural Lands. A noteworthy geographical feature is La Manga, a strip of coastline that encloses and separates the 170km2 Minor Sea lagoon from the Mediterranean, connected only by channels or gorges. The Minor Sea's warm waters have always been renowned for their health benefits.Areas of ecological interest are also found, such as the San Pedro del Pinatar salt flats and the Calblanque Natural Park. Reservoirs, rivers and two natural parks make the Murcia Region a clean and highly appealing area for tourism.The inland areas of the Murcia Region offer a very rich heritage of natural landscapes and reserves. Dreamlike places that can be enjoyed by both those seeking peace and fresh air, as well as others who wish to supplement an intensive, active tourism offering with the respite of recreational areas. Those looking to enjoy nature will find an activity that best matches their tastes: hiking trails, hill-climbing, on horseback or by foot.We'd like to recommend two not-to-be-missed alternatives. They are the Sierra Espuna and El Valle Natural Parks, which all can enjoy, whether seeking activities or relaxation.Getting around the region is easy by car, as the area has a modern road network connecting all the major towns and cities.The Costa Calida boasts some of the best beaches in the area and the Mar Menor makes it a popular destination amongst all ages and includes the famous La Manga strip. There are over 44km of beaches on the sides of the Mar Menor and the water is no more than 8m at its deepest point, which makes it warmer than the Mediterranean sea and proves popular with beach lovers. With no tides it makes the Mar Menor an excellent location for all types of water sports as well as an ideal and safe place for children.For the adventurer who wants to escape the cold wet weather for the winter but also likes to strap on some boots and hit the slopes occasionally and go skiing, you can spend a weekend just a short drive away in the Sierra Nevada's during their ski season. The Sierra Nevada is a mountain range in the region of Andalucia, provinces of Granada and Almería in Spain. It contains the highest point of continental Spain, Mulhacén at 3,478 metres above sea level. A spectacular weekend trip for the folks wanting to get away from the cold weather during the winter but still be able to ski occasionally.It is 20 minutes drive from the local airport Corvera which is used from the UK by several low cost airlines.
June - August 80 EUR / Day
Sept to May - 65 EUR / Day
Par 68 – 5403 meters, Driving Range, Putting Green, Bunker Area. Hosted the Spanish Senior Professional Competition 2011
Designed by Nicklaus Design, La Torre Golf offers 18 holes, par 68 with 4 tee boxes. La Torre Golf is ideal for both mid to high handicap golfers. At the same time, La Torre Golf offers a challenge to experienced golfers where from the back tees you will have to play very strategically in order to find the fairways. To complete the offer, La Torre Golf offers magnificent practice facilities which makes it a must to play for all golfers.
For the Golf Enthusiest La Torre golf course is surrounded by numerous golf courses, such as La Manga Club, Roda Golf, Hacienda del Alamo, Aguión Golf, Altorreal Golf and La Serena Golf.
A LUXURY 5 STAR RESORT
Welcome to the DoubleTree by Hilton La Torre Golf & Spa Resort. Situated within La Torre Golf Resort, our lakeside resort is reminiscent of a Tuscan villa, bathed in natural light showcasing beautiful views of the golf course and lake. Ideally set within a gated community, we’re just 20 minutes from Murcia Airport and an hour from Alicante Airport.
La Torre Golf Resort is situated on the Costa Calida (warm coast), which has one of the most agreeable climates in Spain. It is just 20 minutes away from San Javier airport, the beautiful beaches of the Mar Menor and the Mediterranean, and is less than 30 minutes away from the ancient port of Cartagena with its fantastic Roman theatre and Murcia City with its baroque cathedral, tapas bars and shops.
The Resort consists of apartments, townhouses and villas set in beautifully landscaped gardens with boulevards, gardens and fountains and is built around a Nicklaus designed golf course. The resort offers rental properties and has 24 hour security, swimming pools, floodlit tennis courts, a supermarket, shop, bars and restaurants.
The Alhambra is a palace and fortress complex located in Granada, Andalusia, Spain. It was originally constructed as a small fortress in AD 889 on the remains of Roman fortifications, and then largely ignored until its ruins were renovated and rebuilt in the mid-13th century by the Nasrid emirMohammed ben Al-Ahmar of the Emirate of Granada, who built its current palace and walls. It was converted into a royal palace in 1333 by Yusuf I, Sultan of Granada. After the conclusion of the Christian Reconquista in 1492, the site became the Royal Court of Ferdinand and Isabella (where Christopher Columbus received royal endorsement for his expedition), and the palaces were partially altered in the Renaissance style. In 1526 Charles I & V commissioned a new Renaissance palace better befitting the Holy Roman Emperor
Cartagena is a port city and naval base in the Murcia region of southeast Spain. Founded by the Carthaginians around 220 B.C., the city boomed during the Roman period. Among its many Roman ruins are a 1st-century B.C. theater and Casa de la Fortuna, a villa with murals and mosaics. The Muralla Púnica (Punic Wall) interpretation center houses the remains of a 3rd-century B.C. defensive wall.
Spain has a population of 47,042,984 and gained its independence in 1479. It shares its land borders with 5 countries: Morocco, Gibraltar, Andorra, France and Portugal.
Separated from western Europe by the Pyrenees and from Africa by the Strait of Gibraltar, the Iberian Peninsula (occupied by Spain and Portugal) was long an attractive target for expanding Mediterranean empires and greedy outsiders.
Around 1100 BC southern Iberia was colonized by the Phoenicians, and by 220 BC, the Romans and their culture dominated the entire peninsula.
When the Roman Empire faded, assorted ethnic groups settled in, and the forceful Visigoths eventually ruled.
In the early 700's, Muslim forces from North Africa crossed the Strait of Gibraltar and their culture and traditions subsequently influenced most of the peninsula for the next 800 years.
Christianity revived itself (albeit slowly) during the Muslim era, and when Fernando, heir to the throne of Aragon, and Princess Isabel of Castille married in 1469, large Christian parts of Spain were now united as one.
Their forces overran Granada, and the last Muslim stronghold surrendered. Now known as the 'Catholic Monarchs,' Fernando and Isabel resumed the Spanish Inquisition ( or Reconquest), a time of aggressive religious persecution, where Muslims, Jews and other non-Christians were expelled and/or executed.
The royal couple supported expeditions to the New World by Columbus, and other explorers like Balboa, Cotez and Magellan. Untold riches flowed into Spain from their new colonies in the Americas, and Spain became a powerful country.
In fact, in the 16th and 17th centuries (under the Habsburgs), with its colonies spread across the Americas and its navy dominating the oceans, the Spanish Empire literally became the first global superpower. At home it was enjoying a so-called Golden Age, as the creative geniuses of Cervantes, El Greco, Lope de Vega and Velazquez (and others) produced enduring masterpieces, international law was born, and Spain was now writing its own cultural history.
In 1808, shortly after Louis XVI was guillotined inFrance, Napoleon's troops crossed the Pyrenees into Spain. The Spanish people resisted and after a five-year war of independence, French forces were finally expelled, and the Spanish throne restored.
In 1898, Spain was on the losing side in the Spanish-American War, resulting in the loss of its overseas possessions, including Cuba and Puerto Rico. Spain was at a low point in its history, and decades of dictatorship, political assassinations and internal strife soon followed.
A civil war was almost inevitable, and that debilitating struggle (1936-39) was finally won by the Nationalists, but not before hundreds of thousands were dead and the internal fabric of the country destroyed.
The Nationalists' leader, General Francisco Franco, began a long oppressive dictatorship, one that witnessed thousands of opposition executions, severe economic conditions and Spain's total decline as a world power.
Spain chose neutrality during World War II, and remained isolated from the outside world. After losing all of its African colonies, including Morocco, it began the tedious process of economic and political liberalization, in an effort to catch up with the rest of Europe.
With significant financial aid from the USA, and a now growing economy, Spain profited from an increase in tourism dollars. Then Franco died in 1975, and democracy returned with the reign of King Juan Carlos.
Over the next decade positive governmental changes in Spain included a new constitution and free elections. And through it all it found the strength to survive a persistent terrorist campaign waged by the ETA, a militant group seeking an independent Basque homeland.
As a sign of real progress, Spain joined and became an important part of the European Union (EU), and then most-successfully hosted the 1992 Summer Olympic Games in Barcelona.
Tragedy struck in March of 2004 when El Quida operatives bombed the Madrid subways, with almost 200 innocents killed. That forced a sweeping USA-leaning governmental change, and the country's newly elected leadership pulled all of its troops out of Iraq.
As history books go, Spain certainly deserves its own chapter, if not two. Like many of its European neighbors, Spain still struggles with internal reforms, but this resilient and forward-looking country, with its determined and gregarious people, has so much to cheer about.
Today Spain enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers, and is one of the most visited countries on the planet.
Largest Cities in Spain
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria 381,847
L'Hospitalet de Llobregat 257,038
A Coruna 246,056
Puente de Vallecas 244,151
Gasteiz / Vitoria 235,661
Ciudad Lineal 228,171