The quaint little village of Albatera in Vega Baja region is situated in Alicante province. It may be small with only 9,000 residents who speak Spanish and a little Catalan but it has a lot of old and new sights of attraction to entice any tourist.
Albatera can be accessed through Alicante or Murcia airports.
There are some natural landscapes at Albatera; these include River Segura landscapes which overlook majestic Sierra de Crevillent mountain peaks. The pleasant Mediterranean climate makes it ideal for tourists to enjoy the idyllic village of Albatera anytime of the year.
Albatera is surrounded by much natural beauties. Wetlands, mountain peaks and vast plains abound all around Albatera. The municipal park that is called Park of Orchards is 30,000 square meters with lots of unique flora, walking routes and bicycle trails that would pass beautiful lakes, fountains and rivers.
Besides the well preserved natural landscapes, Albatera is also mindful of the historical beauties in its midst. Many artifacts were unearthed to confirm ancient civilizations that stretch back to the 3rd century B.C.
An evidence of this is the Romans’ irrigation channels and the Arabs’ architectural structures from the 5th century.
The Re-Conquista through Alfonso X made several developments to Albatera in the 13th century after re-conquering the village. The quaint village also boasts of a 1729 parochial church with a most elaborate Baroque styled stone doorway at the village plaza center as a dedication to apostle Santiago. An old casino still exists with the town hall at the same area.
Albatera became part of Alicante province in the year 1833 with a flourishing agriculture where the desired irrigation was supplied by River Segura. Pig farming was also another of Albatera’s booming industry in the past.
Today, more canals and modern irrigation channels are available to ensure a complete though intricate network of water supply for its crops. This encourages the flourishing agricultural industry of vegetables, lemons and dates.
Albatera is more beautiful today with well maintained palm trees along its streets of typical Andulusian whitewashed houses. Albatera has been updated with top quality golf courses at its golfing resort which also offers other sporting activities such as riding, shooting and tennis.
Modern schools with proper curriculum have been built in Albatera to cater to the growing and changing needs of its residents. Albatera is currently better equipped to handle the booming tourism industry although it does not forsake its traditional industries.