Los Montesinos, map, weather and guide to the Costa Blanca town of Los Montesinos.
Los Montesinos - Costa Blanca - Spain
Los Montesinos Costa Blanca: Situated just inland from the bustling town of Torrevieja, the traditional Spanish town of Los Montesinos has changed greatly over the last 20 years or so. Much of this change is due largely to the demand for holiday homes in Spain, which has caused lots of development in a community that had remained mostly unchanged for centuries. On the plus side, this has, of course, brought jobs to the community, and improved facilities for both native Spanish inhabitants and its new International visitors.
For centuries a basically agricultural town, Los Montesinos traces its history back to Roman times, when it developed around the significant Roman road the Via Augusta, a major route through Spain during these ancient times, the road which was the Via Augusta still remains today, though is now of little importance.
The lemon and orange groves which surround Los Montesinos give a clue as to how its residents have survived over the years, and the citrus fruit industry is still important for the town, though tourism and property development have become of equal, if not more importance (though as cycles go, the recession of the 2000’s has hit these industries hard).
As is visible on the Los Montesinos map at the top of this page, the town lies to the north of the Torrevieja salt lagoon (still producing huge quantities of salt today), this gives the area a unique micro-climate which makes it one of the world’s most healthy areas to live.
For those either looking to buy a holiday home, a permanent home or just wishing to take a holiday in Los Montesinos, it is a well placed area with easy access to beaches, golf, shopping and tourist attractions. The beaches of the Orihuela Costa, Torrevieja, La Mata and Guardamar del Segura, are all within easy driving distance. Nearby villages and towns include Algorfa, Ciudad Quesada, San Miguel de Salinas and Benijofar.
There are plenty of golf courses also, with both the La Finca course and the La Marquesa course nearby, and the three Orihuela Costa courses not too far distant. For shopping you can head into Torrevieja (just 15 minutes drive away) or perhaps into Murcia or Alicante (slightly further afield). Those seeking historic monuments will probably be drawn to ancient Cartagena with its many Roman and even Carthaginian ruins.
If you are looking to take a holiday in Los Montesinos, there are a wide variety of self-catering holiday homes available for rent, many of these can be rented directly from the owner, cutting out agent’s fees and charges. We often feature a selection of currently available villas and apartments lower down this page, to help in your search.
Remember that to make the most of a holiday in Los Montesinos you will almost certainly need to consider hiring a car, this will enable you to get to the beaches, fetch shopping and discover the best of what the Los Montesinos area and the Costa Blanca has to offer.
Los Montesinos Hotels: There is not much in the way of hotel accommodation in Los Montesinos itself, though you could try the La Torre Hotel (get prices using quote box on the right). There are more hotels in Torrevieja and the Orihuela Costa.
Los Montesinos Weather: As is typical of this part of Spain, the weather in Los Montesinos is sunny for most of the year, with around 2,800 hours of sun and 300 sunny days.
The closest airports to Los Montesinos are Murcia (MJV) and Alicante, both within 40 minutes drive.
Reach Los Montesinos by road using the CV-905 from Torrevieja and the AP-7 motorway (from the A-7) from Alicante or Murcia.