Villamartin, Orihuela Costa, Spain: how to get there and what to see. Complete city overview

Villamartin offers picturesque views and inviting first class golf courses where you can relax and enjoy quiet.How to get there, what to see, which beach to choose for your holiday? How much does real estate cost?
Villamartín is an urbanisation that is part of the municipality of Orihuela on the Costa Blanca. This is also the name of the golf course located there. Orihuela is part of the province of Alicante in the Valencian Community.

1. General information

Villamartín is an urbanisation that is part of the municipality of Orihuela on the Costa Blanca.
Villamartín is an urbanisation that is part of the municipality of Orihuela on the Costa Blanca.
The construction and development of Villamartín began in 1972. The area has become one of the most desirable urbanisations, with thousands of flats, townhouses, and villas.

The population of the urbanisation of Villamartín is mainly English-speaking descendants from western Europe. They have been settling here for the last 10 years, transforming the former village into a modern town. The great popularity of the urbanisation has led to the development of extensive tourist infrastructure suitable for a quality family holiday, from golf courses to go-kart tracks and water sports facilities.

Learn and practise your sailing skills at the many yachting clubs in Orihuela: Puerto deportivo de Campoamor, Club Náutico Marina Salinas Torrevieja, Puerto deportivo de Cabo Roig, Club Náutico Torre de la Horadada, Marina de las Dunas en Guardamar

2. Climate and weather

The area's main attraction for both internal and external tourism lies in its ecology, climate, and well-developed infrastructure. Villamartin has a typical Mediterranean climate, with an average summer temperature of 26 degrees and a winter temperature of 11 degrees.

With around 300 days of sunshine per year, the inland location of Vilamartín protects it from excessive humidity. This quiet, green, and environmentally friendly urbanisation has all the necessary infrastructure for living and recreation.

Villamartín weather forecast for today and the following week


3. How to get to Villamartín

Fifty minutes north of Villamartin is Alicante El Altet airport, and twenty minutes south is Murcia San Javier airport. The Orihuela Miguel Hernández train station is a few kilometres from Flamenca Beach. From here, you can travel to Murcia, Cartagena, Alicante, Valencia, Zaragoza, Huesca, as well as cities in Catalonia and the south of France.

Orihuela city and intercity buses depart from the same station.

4. History

Villamartin established in 1972
Originally established in 1972, the Villamartin Golf course has been entertaining golfers from all over the world for more than 40 years.
The history of the Villamartín urbanisation and its development are closely linked to golf. It attracts golf enthusiasts from all over the world, thanks to the high quality of the golf courses, suitable for beginners, amateurs and professionals.

Each year, international golf tournaments are held in Villamartin. The year 1994 was marked by the Mediterranean Open, which was won by José María Olazábal after a thrilling clash with Paul McGinley.

Major golf clubs located in Orihuela are Real Club de Golf Campoamor, Vistabella Golf, Golf La Finca, Las Colinas Golf, Club de Golf Las Ramblas, Club de Golf Villamartín.

The latter two regularly host championships.The Vilamartín golf course opened in June 1972, and it is now a very intricate course, with olive trees and old pines, presenting the players with many challenges and a variety of different challenges. Unlike many other courses in this part of Spain, no two holes are alike.

You could say that the Vilamartín golf course has an extraordinary character that makes you want to play on it again and again.
Villamartin offers picturesque views and inviting first class golf courses
Villamartin offers picturesque views and inviting first class golf courses

5. What to see in Villamartín

The Villamartin Plaza shopping center
The Villamartin Plaza has pleasant colonial architecture with shops, bars and restaurants built over two levels.
Next to the Vilamartín golf course is the main square with a bank, shops, doctor's office, nightclubs, bars, cafes and restaurants, as well as apartments. This square is famous for its palm grove, home to African ringed parrots that attract tourists.

Nearby Vilamartín, a 5-minute drive away, is the large La Zenia Boulevard shopping mall where you can have a great time shopping at the many international brand names, visiting restaurants and cafes and having fun at the bowling alley, casino and 7D cinema.
A Zenia Park children's play area is available for the little ones.
 El Limonar International School Villamartín
El Limonar International School Villamartín
Vilamartín also has El Limonar International School, founded in 1998. The language of instruction here is Spanish and English.

El Limonar teaches children aged 3 to 18 from over 30 different countries, but the majority of the school's students are British and Spanish. It is one of the most popular schools for expats living in Spain.
Active recreation is also very popular with Vilamartín residents. Various cycling and hiking routes run through the urbanisation and its surrounding areas.

The promenade and the Orihuela Costa, which offers magnificent coast views, are also a great experience. The 6 km cycle path that connects the promenades and beaches of Orihuela passes through Dehesa de Campoamor, Cabo Roig и La Zenia.
The pink salt lakes (Laguna Salada de Torrevieja)
The pink salt lakes (Laguna Salada de Torrevieja) is one of the saltiest and largest lakes in Europe.
Nearby Villamartín, the pink salt lakes, part of the Salinas de La Mata y Torrevieja Natural Park, are great for walks and eco-tourism. The wild orchid, a rare and vulnerable species, stands out amongst the interesting Mediterranean vegetation in the reserve.

Salinas de La Mata y Torrevieja reserve has a great variety of water birds. One of the most popular species in the park is the common flamingo, with up to 2,000 birds during the breeding season. The unique colouring of lagoons owes it to the small crustaceans. These rare species are found here due to the high salinity of the lakes.

The park has a hiking route through most of its ecosystems and a bicycle route that offers panoramic views of the Laguna de la Mata, pine forests and vineyards.

6. Beaches

Playa de la Zenia
Playa de la Zenia
The Orihuela coastline is home to many sandy beaches like Campoamor, La Zenia, Flamenca, Cala Capitán, etc. that have been awarded the Blue Flag for their cleanliness, water quality, safety and family-friendly facilities.

The closest beach to Villamartín is Playa de la Zenia, 4 kilometres away. It is 360 metres long and over 100 metres wide. This beach, also known as Cala Bosque, is located north of the long municipality of Orihuela, very close to the border with Torrevieja.

La Seña's fine white sands are a perfect duo with a pleasant, welcoming promenade. There are water sports (diving, windsurfing, sailing and water skiing) and beach volleyball for those who love outdoor activities.

La Seña is a safe and comfortable beach with a lifeguard team on duty to look after the bathers and a Red Cross post open throughout the day during the summer season. The beach is fully equipped with facilities, beach bars and restaurants.

Playa Campoamor (or Playa de la Glea) is located south of La Seña, near the sportsport of Miguel Caballero.

It is one of the biggest beaches on the Orihuela coast (513m long). Located on the left side of the marina at Campoamor, this beach boasts excellent service and amenities. Water sports facilities, hotels and restaurants are all within easy reach. A picturesque highlight of the beach is the sand dune with protected vegetation.

To the north of La Seña beach lies the cosy cove of Playa Flamenca (Cala Estaca).
It is a quiet, natural cove with fine, golden sand framed by a promenade that stretches all the way to Capitán Bay. Nearby there are numerous gourmet restaurants. During the summer season, there are lifeguards on duty, umbrellas and sun loungers for rent, and a beach bar. In addition, Flamenca Beach has children's playgrounds, bio-recreational equipment and sports facilities. It is an accessible beach with parking spaces for people with special needs.

Cape Roch has one of Orihuela's renowned beaches, Cala Capitán. Unlike La Seña beach, there are fewer tourists here, making it much more comfortable and calm. Capitán Cove has the clearest water in the area. It is easily accessible on foot or by car, as the beach has spacious parking.

7. Villamartin's real estate: types and prices

Villas and townhouses are typical properties in Villamartin
Villas and townhouses are typical properties in Villamartin
As a relatively new urbanisation, Villamartín has an array of property types to offer. Historically started with the construction of houses for the affluent segment of buyers, today Villamartín can meet the demand of a wider segment: more simple houses and flats have also appeared for those seeking a home in this part of the Orihuela Costa.

There is no high-rise development in the urbanisation; Villamartín is characterised by low building heights of no more than 2-3 storeys. And the new residential complexes built on open spaces are limited to a maximum of four storeys.

How expensive is the property in Villamartín *

price 2.008 €/m²
The average cost per square metre of residential property in Villamartín was 2,008 €/m²
The average price 174.350 €
The average price per property was €174,350
annual price change +3,2%
Prices increased by 3.2% in 2021 compared to 2020
There is no high-rise development in the urbanisation
There is no high-rise development in the urbanisation
In terms of building type, the urbanisation is dominated by villas and detached houses, with prices starting from €170,000.

In the more down-to-Earth segment, there are flats and townhouses. In Vilamartín, you can find a small, modest apartment in an older building starting at €75,000. More modern options in new buildings will cost from €150,000.
On average, townhouses cost between €110,000 and €120,000.

New Buildings in Villamartin

Average cost per square metre depending on property characteristics *

Fully furnished (second-hand market)
The average cost per square metre: 1,830 €/m²
Terrace Apartment
The average cost per square metre: 2.146 €/m²
Flats in buildings with lift
The average cost per square metre: 2.340 €/m²
Residences with parking garage
The average cost per square metre: 2.427 €/m²
It should be noted that Vilamartín is constantly developing, there are significant vacant plots to be developed, and the town has good potential for further expansion. However, the developers are limiting the height of the buildings to fit them into the surrounding landscape, which guarantees that the appearance of the urbanisation will be preserved in the future.

Villamartín is home to many foreigners who are attracted by the ubiquitous golf courses and the convenient location of airports and transport links.

The town is also suitable for year-round family living and for those who dream of having a second residence as a holiday destination.

See all property in Villamartin, Orihuela, Costa Blanca
* according to fotocasa as of December 2021.
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