Los Balcones map, guide to the Costa Blanca urbanization and weather in Los Balcones.
Los Balcones - Costa Blanca - Spain
Los Balcones - Located near to the town of Torrevieja, the urbanization of Los Balcones is a popular area for those seeking holidays or for the purpose of relocation. Mostly developed in recent years due to the demand for holiday homes in the sun, Los Balcones is just ten minutes by car or bus from Torrevieja which has a wide range of facilities.
Los Balcones of course has its own facilities with an excellent Italian restaurant, an extremely cheap Chinese restaurant and plenty of other bars and restaurants. Most of the facilities are in or gathered around the Filton Centre, in the area you will also find a supermarket, a bank and a dentist.
There is no hotel in Los Balcones, the closest are in Torrevieja or the Torrejoven Hotel in Punta Prima, but there is plenty of self-catering accommodation in the form of houses, villas and apartments in the area, and you should have no problem finding something suitable if you are looking for a holiday in Los Balcones.
Los Balcones Golf: A good area if you are a golf enthusiast, it is handy for a number of fine courses including Villamartin Golf, Las Ramblas Golf, Club de Golf Campoamor, and Lo Romero Golf.
FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions
Where is Los Balcones? – It is on the southern Costa Blanca, just south of the town of Torrevieja.
What is the nearest airport to Los Balcones? – The closest airport is at San Javier (commonly called Murcia airport), it is a drive of around 25 minutes. Alicante airport is slightly further and will take about 40 minutes. You can easily hire a car at either airport, get a taxi at the airport or book an airport transfer in advance.
What is the weather like in Los Balcones? – The area enjoys over 300 sunny days each year, rainfall is lower than most of Spain. Check weather here: Weather in Los Balcones.
What is the best time to visit Los Balcones? – You can visit all year round, the best time would depend on your exact requirements, the best weather is in June, July and August but this period can be too hot for many, in which case May or September may be better.
How far is Los Balcones from the beach? – Well Los Balcones is slightly inland but a short drive or bus ride of about 5 minutes will get you to the nearest beach. Nearby beaches include Torrevieja and Punta Prima. You will find some excellent sandy beaches along the nearby Orihuela Costa, our favourites are La Zenia Beach and Cala Capitan Beach in Cabo Roig.
Is there a hotel in Los Balcones? - No there are no hotels, but there are a good choice in Torrevieja, and plenty of self-catering villas and apartments. Fairly handy for the area is the Torrejoven Hotel in Punta Prima.
Where can I book a holiday property in Los Balcones? - We will soon be adding a selection of holiday properties to this page and possibly also properties for sale, as despite the recession there is still a demand for property in the area, especially those seeking investment opportunities while property prices are low. In the meantime, a quick search on the internet will provide you with a huge selection of rental apartments and villas in the area.
Is there a water park nearby? - The nearest water park is in Torrevieja and it is called Aquopolis, it is only open from June to September and can get very busy during August. A cheaper and less crowded water park is located in Ciudad Quesada which is around 20 minutes drive away, head for Ciudad Quesada (take the motorway towards Alicante), then follow signs for "Aqua Park".
Where can I hire a car in Los Balcones? - The best option if you wish to rent a car is to book it and pick it up at the airport, it is a relatively easy drive from both Murcia and Alicante airport. This will save you lots of money on transfers and taxis and you will be in control when heading back to the airport for your return flight. Hiring a car also gives you lots of freedom during your stay, it will be easier to get to the beach, easier to do shopping, and easier for exploring the Costa Blanca region.
Where is the best place to eat? - We would not wish to recommend specific restaurants as this is best left to your personal taste, however there are a good choice of restauraunts in the Filton Centre, and a huge choice in both Torrevieja and along the Orihuela Costa (try out Flamenca Beach Centre or Cabo Roig Strip).
Get to Los Balcones by road using either the AP-7 motorway or the N-332, it is 3.5 miles from Torrevieja.