An Introduction to Santa Rosalía Lake and Life Resort, Murcia: and Why Investors Are Loving It

Posted by Maria on 29/05/2023

Located just 4 km from the sea, between the spa resort of Los Alcázares and Torre Pacheco, Santa Rosalía Lake and Life Resort is one of Costa Cálida’s hottest property investment spots right now.

Santa Rosalía Lake and Life Resort is an exclusive gated development offering luxurious accommodation centred around a picturesque lagoon – complete with beaches and crystal-clear waters – all set within ‘La Reserva’, a 124,000m2 oasis of green space.

Sustainability is at the heart of the resort’s design, including energy-efficient lighting, landscaping requiring minimal maintenance, native plants and trees selected for their low water consumption and suitability for the climate, and a community-wide recycling system.

Resort investors seeking an all-year-round home, holiday destination, or rental property can’t resist the ‘Santa Rosalía life’ – which promises long, sunny days filled with relaxation, spontaneity, inspiration, and adventure. 

Santa Rosalía life

Each day, ‘Santa Rosalía life’ begins by waking in the stunning surroundings of one of the resort’s luxury villas, bungalows, or apartments.

After a leisurely breakfast on a sunny terrace, the Santa Rosalía lagoon is just steps away for a morning stroll. The lagoon’s 16,000m² of turquoise waters, 8,000m² of white sandy beaches, and two exotic islands are exclusively for resort residents – perfect for soaking up the sun, kayaking, paddle boarding, or beach volleyball.

Santa Rosalia Beach

After all that exercise (or hard work relaxing in the sun!), the Santa Rosalía Beach Club is the perfect place to enjoy a long lunch overlooking the lagoon, with an ice-cold beer or refreshing glass of wine, before an afternoon exploring La Reserva

For resort residents and visitors, this large central park area makes outdoor living and staying active easy, with its walking, running, and cycling trails, yoga, pilates, adventure golf, petanque, and picnic spaces. 

For those visiting or moving to Spain with children, this secure gated development means children can safely enjoy the freedom to explore and have daily adventures in the resort’s dedicated play areas, gardens, and playgrounds.

As evening descends, why not enjoy a sundowner cocktail at the Beach Club with friends, have dinner at the new Grand Hyatt hotel in nearby La Manga Club, or head for the lively nightlife at La Manga Strip? It’s your ‘Santa Rosalía life’, so you get to decide!

Santa Rosalia Club

The Costa Cálida experience

Beyond the Santa Rosalía Lake and Life Resort gates, the Costa Cálida and wider Murcia region of southeast Spain also offer plenty of wonderful ways to fill your days.

Known as the warm coast, the Costa Cálida benefits from over 320 days of sunshine each year. Yes… 320! Add to this a stunning coastline on two different seas, never-ending beaches, spectacular mountains, intriguing history, delicious Mediterranean cuisine, and beautifully preserved national parks – and you can appreciate why visitors return time and time again.

Surprisingly, the Murcia region remains relatively unknown – even among Spanish tourists. Compared to the more overcrowded areas along the Mediterranean coast, Murcia is a well-kept secret – authentic, unspoilt, and rapidly growing in popularity amongst investors seeking something different.

Here are just some of the reasons why investors are loving the Santa Rosalía Lake and Life Resort and the surrounding area:

Stunning beaches  

The Costa Cálida provides an enviable 250 km coastline, combining two seas – the Mediterranean and Mar Menor (Europe’s largest saltwater lagoon). Just a short drive from Santa Rosalía, plenty of blue flag beaches and clear waters await. Family-friendly resorts include Los Alcázares, Pila de la Horadada, San Pedro Del Pinatar, and La Manga.

Slightly further afield lie the bustling resorts of the Costa Blanca, including Playa Flamenca or La Zenia.

Finally, those seeking a quieter beach experience will enjoy the smaller, hidden coves of the Costa Cálida, which offer tranquillity by the sea.

Unbeatable golf 

golf course at la manga club

When it comes to golf, Santa Rosalía is exceptionally well-located, in striking distance of many of Murcia’s best golf courses, including the Mar Menor Golf Club (5-minute drive) and La Manga Club Resort (24-minute drive), home to three world-class championship courses. There’s something for all golfing ability levels and budgets.

Thrilling water sports 

For aspiring water babies and adrenaline junkies, the warm, calm waters of Mar Menor are perfect for swimming or for trying out a vast range of water sports, including canoeing, jet skiing, kitesurfing, snorkelling, paddle-boarding, windsurfing, and sailing.

Intriguing culture 

Cartagena looking over the Roman Amphitheater, Spain

The city of Cartagena is just a 15-minute drive from the Santa Rosalía resort. Dating from 220 BC, this city has stylish architecture and a vast Roman Theatre excavated in 1988. Alternatively, the city of Murcia, a 30-minute drive, offers a historic old town and an impressive cathedral that blends Baroque, Renaissance, and Gothic architecture.

Mediterranean cuisine 

The Murcia region is famed for its agricultural produce and is called ‘the market garden of Europe’. Expect delicious tapas, seafood, and fish to be in abundant supply – all reasonably priced compared to more touristy locations. 

Regional specialties include Alcachofas de la Abuela (Grandma’s Artichokes), which combines artichokes with pine nuts, wine, and bay leaves (although Grandma keeps the recipe secret)! Another local favourite is Arroz al Caldero (cauldron-cooked rice) – a dish inspired by the 19th-century fishermen of Mar Menor – and made using leftover fish, peppers, garlic, olive oil, and tomatoes. 

Flavoursome wine 

For wine connoisseurs, Murcia wine producers offer lavish tasting and pairing menus at reasonable prices. The region’s most well-known grape variety is Monastrell, and there are three wine-producing regions: Yecla, Jumilla, and Bullas – all known for wines with deep rich colour and high tannin content – and all within a 90-minute drive of Santa Rosalía resort!

Unspoilt natural landscapes 

Calblanque beach in Calblanque National Park, Cartagena, Spain

Those keen to explore the natural environment in and around Santa Rosalía will not be disappointed. The Calblanque National Park, a 30-minute drive, provides cycling and hiking trails across wild beaches and breathtaking landscapes. Head there to explore dunes, salt marshes, cliffs, coves, and Larga Beach, one of the coast’s favourite surfing spots. 

Getting to Santa Rosalía Lake and Life Resort

Of course, accessibility is vital when it comes to investing in your dream Spanish home, and getting to the Santa Rosalía resort is very easy. The resort is enviably close to two main airports for those needing to travel regularly between Spain and home. 

Region de Murcia International Airport (RMU) is just 30 minutes away by car. Regular buses and taxis are also available.

Alicante Airport (ALC) is one hour away by car. Again, buses and taxis are available, or you can travel by train (which takes a bit longer at 4 hours 45 minutes).

And if all this wasn’t reason enough to invest in a slice of Santa Rosalía life… 

Consider this… Spain is currently the fourth most attractive European country to invest in, according to the European Investor Intentions Survey 2023 report – placing exclusive locations such as Santa Rosalía high on every investor’s wish list.

Apartment in Santa Rosalia Resort

If you’d like to learn more about Santa Rosalía, the Micasamo team will be delighted to share their local knowledge. In addition, we can offer relocation advice, a free consultation with legal and financial advisers, property consultancy to find your right-fit property, and exclusive viewing trips to help you decide if Santa Rosalía is the right fit for you and your family.

Why not get in touch today – there’s a cocktail at the Santa Rosalía Beach Bar with your name on it!


By: Maria Olmos Garre

Hi, I'm Maria I was born in Spain and I love to tell people about the incredible lifestyle here. I hope you enjoyed this article. If you want to talk to us about the content you would like to see more of then please email me directly!

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