Villamartin is a large residential area on the beautiful Costa Blanca of Spain. This area lies inland in the municipality of Orihuela Costa. Villamartin is quite a new development that attracts many holidaymakers and expats.
Forming the area of Villamartin are of several large ubanizations. Some of the most popular being Blue Lagoon, Valencia, & El Galan to name a few. Villamartin is close to all the Orihuela Costa’s top beach resorts and attractions. This area is only a 20 minute drive from San Javier airport. The International airport of Alicante is around a 50 minute drive.
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This area is becoming more popular in part thanks to the excellent Villamartin Plaza. The Plaza is where you will find the many shops, bars and restaurants. These are full to the rafters during the peak summer months of July and August.
The plaza is set over 3 levels around a pretty central courtyard. The pretty courtyard boasts many plants, palm trees and water features. Visitors to the plaza can enjoy lively bars and superb restaurants. Most serving a range of local and International cuisine. While here you can also listen to live entertainment from the courtyard.
The plaza has many shops, banks, hairdressers and a supermarket. During the summer months there are also children’s entertainment areas. Outside the Plaza is ample parking and a taxi rank if you need taxi services.
Popular Locations Close By
Less than a 10 minute drive from Villamartin are the beautiful beaches of the Orihuela Costa. The popular seaside resorts here include Playa Flamenca, La Zenia, Cabo Roig. Punta Prima and Campoamor are two more popular resorts close by.
All beach resorts offer a choice of shops, bars, restaurants and beach facilities. There are quaint beach bars, sun loungers & parasols, beach sports facilities. There is also a lovely coastal path that runs the entire length of the resorts to the nearby city of Torrevieja.
Throughout the resorts such as Playa Flamenca are many commercial centres and interesting places to visit. These include the famous Zenia Boulevard. This centre is the largest of its kind on the southern Costa Blanca and indeedi the Province of Alicante. The Boulevard has over 150 shops, boutiques, cafes, bars and restaurants. The super shopping centre also offers parking, live entertainment and even a casino.
Golfing In & Around Villamartin
A favourite choice for golfers, the challenging Villamartin Golf Course. This course played host to the Mediterranean Open in 1994. A tournament won by Spain’s Jose Maria Olazabal after a close play off with Ireland’s Paul McGinley.
The course is par 72 with a length of 6132 meters from the white tees, 6037 from yellow and 5259 from red. The club house has an excellent restaurant overlooking the 18th hole. This has all the facilities you would expect from a world class course. Within a short drive are several other 18 hole courses to enjoy. These include La Ramblas, La Marquesa & Campoamor golf clubs.
Great Selection of Restaurants At Villamartin Plaza
There are many super restaurants in Villamartin Plaza and several outside the complex. Che is one of the better places on the ground floor which is part of a chain. There is also another Che restaurant which is at least as good at Zenia Boulevard. Che hail from Argentina and specialise in delicious steaks and other cuisine. There also have a Pizza and Pasta menu and a Fetuccini menu. You can check here for some of the meal deal offers they have currently.
Fairways is a personal favourite of this website having eaten here many times. This restaurant is on the 1st floor opposite The Hub Bar. These guys serve up a meal steak but they also serve Pizza, Pasta and fresh Seafood. This is also a good spot for Sunday lunch if you like to keep to tradition. Fairways is more than a restaurant, it´s also a a chill out lounge with lots of snooker and pool tables. You can check their menu here or even book your table.
If you enjoy your fish and chips then you are also in luck. Quesada Fish and Chips is on the ground floor in the northeast of the complex. Opposite the main entrance there is a large Chinese restaurant and more bars.
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Great Bars – The Hub
The Hub is one of the top bars to be found at the Plaza. Simon, Sam and the rest of the staff provide a warm welcome. There is always live sports here and good entertainment. The music is always good also which should make for a great night out. This is definitely one of the better bars to check out at Villamartin Plaza.
You may also want to pay a visit to the Winchester which is another good bar. This bar is only a few metres from the Hub on the first floor. There are many others on the ground floor also which are worth a visit.