The old Roman Dock is the town's landmark located at the Plaza Embarcadero. This ancient tower which was rebuilt in 14th century was used in the Middle Ages to warn the local inhabitants of impending attacks by Barbary pirates. From here you have a fantastic view of the coast until Santa Pola. During clears days, Tabarca island is also in sight.more
This area is located in a secluded area of Torrelamata. The square , thus the name, boasts an old olive tree and some implements for pressing, producing and transporting La Mata's local wine. The work of Mauel Pizzana which is the image of Sacred Heart of Jesus occupies a space of this area.more
The square is located not far from the beach and very close to the town. A nice area ( about a hectare) with a variety of plants and tress growing, children's play ground and boccia grounds( a sort of bowling)...a pity i can't play this game because i do not know the rules :"> I love this park because of the stray cats cared by a generous old...more
The first impression is the restaurant's look which is in form of a ship which attracts the guests first. But this restaurant is locally famous for their fine menus especially fish dishes and tapas. It is recommended to us by a Spanish lady and a language teacher from Torrevieja. The setting inside is like that of a fishermen's boat with all those...more
This simple restaurant is one of a kind lining along the beach of La Mata. We love their kebabs and enjoy the sea atmosphere very much and the setting is comfortably cozy. Pizzas are also not to miss here. They have fine salads too. Don't be surprised,they do served with plastic knife and forks. Unless you ask....maybe ..... we didn't.more
A unique place situated along the sea boulevard . Can spend after hours directly idling at the beach or perhaps swimming. Some youngsters did this!
The Costa Azul Liner "A" commutes from the village to the city of Torrevieja (vice-versa). The bus is airconditioned and very convenient.
The price each ride:
Timetable:every 20 minutes
7:30-23:30(during peak season is more frequent till 12 midnite)
This tip is especially written for women. We are not stuffed of these things, aren't you? Me not, that's why everytime i'm here in La Mata, i used to come and see what's new and what's on bargain! Don't worry, it's not a botique price here. It is a simple ready-made store of the village but sometimes i purchased something here which other expensive stores are selling. From the middle of July is sale-season
On San Anton's Day, the villagers brought along their pets to the church at the Plaza Puchol to have them blessed. The people gathered outside the church on a cold January evening,with their dogs, cats, birds,and a chamelion . After the mass, the priest came out and express some animal prayers. Then i found him whisking the blessed water to the...more
The village celebrates on the 17th of January the San Anton's Day. San Anton is the protector of animals and is held in towns and villages throughout Spain. Some places celebrate it a week long. It is held with mass, grilling with music and dancing (pasacalle). Finally, after the evening mass, the blessing of animals followed.Why San Anton is seen...more
On summer months, a local advertising train-like automobile is commuting around the village with local lively music . It is sponsored by Aquapolis Waterpark and other firms.. Anybody can just hop in free and enjoy a drive around the area . The starting point is in front of the church at the Plaza and stop at the same place as well. A great fum for...more
As we were there in August, it was soooo lovely but very hotttttttt. So you are best served with shorts, shirts , tennis shoes and slippers which you could use on Autumn too. During autumn, is a light coat and shoes advisable especially in the evenings.
Photo Equipment: A must
A long and spacious promenade, very recommended for those who wants to be active during their holidays. No hassles, jog, walk or just idle in any time of the day along the 2,500 m boulevard until the north end or back and forth. It is not a comparison to other beaches at the nearby towns and villages. A great area!
A popular pursuit along the coast, we saw many people enjoying their afternoon doing a spot of fishing. To my mind its just an excuse to laze away a sunny winters day on the beach, so who can blame them. We also saw a diver, checking what I assume to be lobster pots, but the water may be a bit cool this time of the year for me.more
Though there are mail boxes at the Plaza and at the main streets, i think it is great to know where the post Office is. I usually go there directly to send postcards to my family and friends. If you are at the village Plaza at the Calle Mayor, look for the Panaderia Hernandez, just a few steps from the corner go west and you'll find the placemore
If you ever searched for peace and rest at the often crowded Spanish costas, a great tip is Torrelamata, near Torrevieja. A very small town, not really monumental, but located at the beach, with a peacefull market place, little church and a lot of locals. Imagine, no hotels in that village...Great opportunities for food (la Despensa, the Buffet...more
It is beautiful here almost the whole year through. But i suggest , if possible, never come here during Easter, and the months of July and August. We were here twice in the month of August. Whew! what a crowd! The beach was fully occupied. We seldom had seats in the bus everytime we went to town. Taxis at midnight? Huh, we qued for about 15...more