A former fishing village on the Mar Menor saltwater lagoon, Los Alcazares features a long stretch of sandy beaches, numerous golf courses and historic structures. The town’s main waterfront promenade is lined with shops, restaurants and bars, while the warm waters are perfect for sailing, windsurfing and kiteboarding.
Things to do
Los Alcazares comes alive during the warmer months with its alluring beaches on the Mar Menor. Kick back on the soft sand, take a dip in Europe’s largest saltwater lagoon or ride across the water while windsurfing. The beaches are backed by multiple waterfront parks and Mediterranean restaurants, including the popular Restaurante Terra Mare.
Are you interested in the local history? Check out the iconic Torre del Rame just outside town, which showcases old-world Spanish architecture. Afterwards, venture down to the beachfront to snap a photo with the Monumento Al Pescador, a statue depicting a fisherman and two mermaids riding seahorses.
One of Los Alcazares’ best dining and nightlife strips is along Rio Nalon Avenue, where you’ll find international restaurants, pubs and cocktail lounges. Stop in at Delish for delicious Mexican cuisine, Little Sicily for creative Italian dishes or The Brewery Pub for hearty Irish fare and drinks. Pay homage to the famous writer, Ernest Hemingway, with a drink at Bistró Heming-way or enjoy classic Spanish cocktails at Sun Bar.
Keen golfers are spoilt for choice around Los Alcazares, from the modern La Serena Golf course to the 18-hole course at La Torre Golf. Combine golf with pampering spa treatments at the Jack Nicklaus-designed Intercontinental Mar Menor Golf and Spa.
Los Alcazares is about one hour’s drive from Alicante–Elche Airport, which has international and domestic flights and can be reached via bus. Public buses and taxis service the town, but you can explore most areas on foot.
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