The stunning Los Alcazares
On the shore of the Mar Menor sea, you will find the stunning village, Los Alcazares. The name of Los Alcázares comes from the Arab Al-Kazar, meaning Castle. It is therefore thought that the first human in the area, were Arabs. During the Middle Ages and the early Modern time, there were built a number of towers for protecting the area from pirates. These towers can still be seen today. Back in the late nineteenth century the area becam popular as a summer holiday destination.
Back in 1905 opened the Hotel Balneario de la Encarnación. “La Encarnación” is still open today as a restaurant, and gives its guest a unique feeling of walking 60 years back in time.
Los Alcazares, that until 1983 was divided by two townhalls, Torre Pacheco and San Javier, is today known for its stunning 5 kilometer long beach promenade and lovely restaurants. All a long the sandy beaches you will find restaurants that not only offers good food, but also a cosy atmosphere.
The beautifull “La Encarnación”
Officially you will find 15.000 inhabitants, though Los Alcázares is today as well as in the late nineteenth a century popular tourist destination in the summertime.