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Catral was a relatively unheard of town until recent years with the bad publicity about illegal building in the area hitting the English press and news headlines.
Located in the country side and farming areas of the Costa Blanca Region of Spain
It is with in close proximity of two other towns Dolores and Almoradi
Largely unspoiled by the British invasion of the Costa Blanca region Of Spain, the town offers a peaceful, tranquil area to live. Well away from the hustle and bustle of what you would find in an equal village in England
With many people now looking at the moving to area or similar areas to avoid the sprawling coastal towns that are becoming little Britain's.
Catral, Costa Blanca Spain’s Location And Facilities
Catral lies about about fifteen minutes inland from the coastal region
Alicante airport is about a thirty minute drive and about the same distance to Murcia airport
Benidorm is about a half hour further out than Alicante airport if you need you fix of British holiday destination or a trip to a theme park, which is where you will find Terra Mitica and a market known for its cheaply priced goods
Guardamar and La Marina beaches are within about an easy fifteen minute drive. With La Marina beach being surrounded by a public nature park and my personal favourite beach to visit
Dolores is less than a ten minute drive from Catral along with Almoradi being just a short distance away
Golf courses. Dolores plans to open a new golf course in the next two years. But there are plenty of golf courses within easy driving distance of Catral
They say that there is a market held every day of the week in the surrounding villages and towns
You will be spoilt for choice
Dolores Friday market. Is a small market, but very good with the choice of stalls selling every thing from local grown produce to clothes and electrical items
Almoradi market is held on a Saturday morning around the town square. Here you will find one of the largest and most popular markets in the area. Again with anything from home grown produce to clothes and electrical items
Sunday markets are another way to spend your money, with a very big one being held near Guardamar.
Here you will find a market in its own dedicated area. The market offers not only stalls full of things to buy, but also an extensive food court, where you can sample every thing from a traditional English fry up to traditional Spanish meals. Well worth making a day trip here. A morning shopping with a meal, followed by an afternoon on Guardamar beach.