Murcia (and a bit of Almeria) december 2007

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    I just came back from a trip to Murcia. Never been there before and, in general, it is a nice area. Being a California lover, Murcia is not very far away.

    One big problem: too many houses and apartments. I stayed at a golf resort about 20 km from the Sea and I think Polaris World are almost
    junk if one does not like golf. About 10% of the properties were ocupied for Christmas/New Year weeks and 60% of the properties were for sale.
    They have a convenience store with prices 2 times the ones in Carrefour. The Polaris World resorts look nice but they are quite useless
    as they are far from mountains and sea. The only advantage: they have gas central heating and we had 3 days with 5 Celsius at night, it would have been very uncomrfotable without heating.

    About other areas:

    – Puerto Mazarron is OK, La Azohia is very nice area.
    – Cartagena is a nice city.
    – I loved Mula and the castle
    – I enjoyed hiking in Sierra Espuna and the city of Alhama di Murcia
    – Mar Menor is OK, Los Alcazarez and San Juan are acceptable cities.

    We drove one day to MOjacar which is a nice location on the hills.
    Vera has the nicest beaches I have seen in Spain and Villaricos is a
    nice little village. I hated Mojacar Beach and especially Garrucha.

    My conclusion: Costa Almeria and Costa Calida are nice places to visit and have some warm days. One can rent villas for less than 180 Pounds
    a week.

    To buy now in those places would be a BIG mistake as there are hundreds of thousands of hugely overpriced apartments/houses for sale and the developers are still byuilding like crazy. Prices will come down and in 5 years one could have a better idea of which area would be overbuilt.

    Till then, one can enjoy Spain by renting on the cheap.

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    Hey Ralita

    Good post. Boy am I glad I got my deposit back from Polaris World 3 years ago. Looking at what is on offer and the lack of any real asset growth I can only agree with you. However, having visited California, I can’t really see the similarities with San Francisco or San Diego with Murcia, perhaps some of the slum areas of Los Angeles though.

    Kevin

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    kpw4v wrote:
    Hey Ralita

    Good post. Boy am I glad I got my deposit back from Polaris World 3 years ago. Looking at what is on offer and the lack of any real asset growth I can only agree with you. However, having visited California, I can’t really see the similarities with San Francisco or San Diego with Murcia, perhaps some of the slum areas of Los Angeles though.

    Kevin

    Well, San Francisco and San Diego are really unique cities.

    I was comparing the mountain area with the Sonora, Fresno, Sierra Foothill area in California. The sea area around Mazarron I compare with Marin County or the region between San Luis Obispo and MOnterey in California.

    Of course California is incomparable more developed.

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