El Chaparral Area Guide
El Chaparral is an established residential area on the outskirts of Torrevieja. El Chaparral has its own selection of bars, restaurants, cafes, supermarkets, shops, banks and is close to the large central Medical Centre in La Siesta. El Chaparral is next to a nature reserve on a strip of land between the two large salt lakes just 35 kilometers south from Alicante El Altet airport and north of Murcia`s airport. El Chaparral has a very good local bus service that links with all the major towns in the area.
El Chaparral es una zona residencial establecida en las afueras de Torrevieja. El Chaparral tiene su propia selección de bares, restaurantes, cafeterías, supermercados, tiendas, bancos y está cerca del gran centro médico central en La Siesta. El Chaparral está al lado de una reserva natural en una franja de tierra entre los dos grandes lagos de sal a solo 35 kilómetros al sur del aeropuerto de Alicante El Altet y al norte del aeropuerto de Murcia. El Chaparral tiene un muy buen servicio de autobús local que enlaza con todas las ciudades principales de la zona.
El Chaparral is one of the longest established urbanisations in the Torrevieja area and is reflected in the well stocked comprehensive range of local shops that can be found nearby. La Siesta, San Luis and El Limonar are similar residential areas very close by offering the same kind of facilities and amenities. Across El Chaparral there are plenty of bars and restaurants all on flat level walking roads and avenues where you can gaze at the numerous typical luxury villas with their private pools, or wander along the pretty little street where the imaginative owners of the amigo and pepita bungalows compete to have the prettiest terraces and solariums, the largest conservatory or the highest extension added.
However, this all adds to the diversity of the area and its real sense of community. Fiestas and special occasions are celebrated on balmy poolside terraces in the Bellavista, Helena or Olga villas, while friends gather on the balconies and solariums of the La Siesta apartments and bungalows or even take over the street to BBQ and share a glass of wine and watch the beautiful sunset over the natural salt lakes. Neighbours sit in glazed porches or on their terraces chatting about their bargain buys at Torrevieja market as the aroma of the wood burning stoves and barbecues waft tantalisingly along the calles.
El Chaparral has a very successful Bowls club and members are very proud of their achievements to date. A friendly place to meet like minded people. The central park has a very active Pentanca club, open air Tai Chi and mature gardens where you can enjoy the shade beneath the palm trees. The Princess Martha Luoise of Norway church in La Siesta is a busy social centre is closeby. For the youngsters the Flamingo Aqua Park in La Siesta is nearby and is good fun, as is Aquapolis in Torrevieja. El Chaparral snuggles between the two famous salt lakes, the pinkish coloured Torrevieja lake and the other in La Mata. Both of the salt lakes are protected nature reserves and are a great area for cycling, horse riding and walking. El Chaparral has 5 excellent golf courses within easy reach and another three bowls clubs.
El Chaparral is a super place if you are looking for a retirement location, or want an easy to manage compact bungalow or fabulous spacious villa with minimum maintenance, there’s lots of properties in San Luis to choose from and at very reasonable often bargain prices. In El Chaparral, all the amenities are easy to walk to and it’s a great community.
El Chaparral is situated close to the golden sandy beaches of the Costa Blanca, Orihuela Costa, Playa Flamenca, Costa Calida and the Mar Menor, the town of Torrevieja and the AP7 Motorway are 10 minutes away, El Chaparral is only 35 minutes away from the airports of Alicante and Murcia. La Siesta is close to several world famous golf courses, La Marquesa, La Finca, Villamartin, Las Ramblas and Compoamor are all just minutes away, proving to make investment in the El Chaparral area a very wise choice.
So, due to its proximity to the beaches of the Costa Blanca, Orihuela Costa, Playa Flamenca, Costa Calida and the Mar Menor, all of the world famous golf courses and some of the finest golfing in Europe not forgetting the Paramount theme Park Murcia with the predicted 3 million extra visitors it will attract to the area each year means that should you own a property in El Chaparral not only it will experience phenomenal growth in value over the next few years but it will also give you everything you might ever need to enjoy your life in the Spanish sunshine.