Almoradi, Costa Blanca, Spain, Almoradi Information
The town of Almoradi is located on the northern side of the Segura River, on the southern Costa Blanca, and is approximately 25 minutes drive from the coastal towns of Torrevieja and Guardamar. With a population of 13,000 this is a well established community, and as a result there are a good selection of shops, restaurants and other facilities in place; in addition to government managed amenities such as schools, doctors etc.
In recent times there has been increased interest in the town. This has mainly come from residential tourists who are attracted by the relatively low prices (for the region), or ex-pats looking for a taste of real Spain. It has to be said Almoradi does offer something a little different from that of many of coastal towns; it is quieter, and has retained much of its inherent culture and tradition. This is demonstrated in the example of the water tribunal. The tribunal is a historical institution held in the town every year, and is tasked with settling disputes over irrigation; fines are still doled out in Vellon Reals (old Spanish coins).
Sporting enthusiasts are still well catered for here, with the town boasting a good municipal swimming pool and other facilities. Almoradi is no more than a 20 minute drive from a good selection of golf courses; with La Finca and la Marquesa clubs significantly closer.
There are many fiestas (festivals) throughout Almoradi’s calendar, some of which are a real spectacle and well worth a look. The cuisine is another major bonus though made up of mainly traditional Spanish fare; although international tastes are also catered for.
Almoradi is also well known for its mild climate and the entire region enjoys sunshine for in excess of 320 days per year. The sun is at its hottest during the summer months, with temperatures rarely falling below 30°C (86°F). Winters are typically very mild with averages hovering around 18°C (64°F).