Pinar de Campoverde
Pinar de Campoverde is an established Spanish village set on a wooded hillside, 8 kms inland with views to the Mediterranean. It is less crowded than the more developed areas towards Torrevieja, with mainly large detached homes and year-round residents, many of who are British or German.
The centre of Campoverde is a short walk and has several bars, restaurants, supermarket, bank, doctors, farmacies, vets, etc. There is a small street market on Sunday mornings. On the other side of the village is the famous Natural Area Rio Seco where you can walk along the (usually dry!) bed of the river, which has carved a spectacular gorge. Near Rio Seca there is also a new 20,000m2 sports area with several tennis courts, basketball, football and a large public swimming pool.
The nearest town is Pilar de la Horadada, where you can join the new A-37 Alicante-Cartegena Autoroute or access the beaches of the Mediterranean. There are about 4kms of sandy beaches stretching from El Mojon to Mil Palmeras, including a small, pretty cove at Torre de la Horadada where there is also a Marina.
20 minutes drive from Murcia (San Javier) Airport, or less than 1 hour from Alicante. It is worth arranging a hire car for your stay.