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Posted: Fri Apr 2, 2021 1:08pm
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Abks

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Location: Los Urrutias

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Hi there,

I'm new to this forum! My husband and I are doing some research at the moment with a view to purchasing a property to spend the winter months in and Los Urrutias has caught our eye. We know very little about it, only came across it through "A place in the sun". At the moment we can't travel to see the area for ourselves but was hoping someone on this forum may be able to give us the benefit of their experience as a place to live/ amenties/ commmunity/ things to do/ any issues or places not to buy etc. Hopefully them when we can travel again we'll be armed with as much information as we could possibly have gathered before we explore the area for ourselves.

Ideally we are hoping for a house as opposed to an apartment, with it's own pool or access to a pool or room to put one in, bedroom wide at least 2 bedrooms and within walking distance to shops and restaurants. Also what are the public transport links in the area like to Puerto mazzaron and Cartagena too?

Many thanks,

Alice

Will60

Posted: Fri Apr 2, 2021 1:35pm

Will60

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Posted: Fri Apr 2, 2021 1:35pm

I have a share in a boat in Los Urrutias, so (in non-Covid times) I go there frequently.

It is very quiet, even in peak season.

Facilities are very limited. 2 minimarkets (I think), a few bars/restaurants - some of them pretty good - a junior school, a church.

The beach can get a bit weedy at times. 

The town was hit badly by the Sept 2019 Gota Fria. The new-ish housing estate inland of the main road was badly flooded - so check flood records.

There is a bus service to Cartagena    https://wwwe.cartagena.es/ALSA/linea21.asp

The next town along is Los Nietos .... much the same, but it has a tram service to La Union (a good town) and Cartagena.

You can cycle between Urrutias and Nietos (a flat road, maybe 2 km), but realistically, you need a car to live in Los Urrutias.

Despite these comments, I like the place, but it is too far off-grid for me.

Abks

Posted: Fri Apr 2, 2021 3:10pm

Abks

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Posted: Fri Apr 2, 2021 3:10pm

Hi Will,

Thank you for your reply! That's a very useful and informative insight, I think we may need something with a few more facilities and transport link. We have also been looking at Isla Plana and Puerto Mazarron, would you be familiar with these areas?

Kind regards,

Alice

Will60

Posted: Fri Apr 2, 2021 8:45pm

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Posted: Fri Apr 2, 2021 8:45pm

Abks wrote on Fri Apr 2, 2021 3:10pm:

Hi Will,

Thank you for your reply! That's a very useful and informative insight, I think we may need something with a few more facilities and transport link. We have also been looking at Isla Plana and Puerto Mazarron, would you be familiar with these areas?

Kind regards,

Alice

I forgot to say that Los Urrutias has a weekly market.

Puerto de Mazarron is a fully functional town with facilities/expat activities.

We have friends in Mazzaron Country Club (a nearby urbanisation). They are happy there, and they say it is well-managed. You will probably find what you are looking for there. We have visited the urbanisation, and it all seems well-kept and attractive. There are some facilities on site, but you need the facilties of Puerto de Mazarron town for daily life (and this is not really walkable from the urbanisation). I think there is a bus service, but I have never used it.

https://www.mazarroncountryclub.net/

 I don't know Isla Plana, but the above link refers to it.

Hope this helps.

Abks

Posted: Fri Apr 2, 2021 10:57pm

Abks

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Posted: Fri Apr 2, 2021 10:57pm

That's great Will, thank you so much, I'll have a look!

Kind regards,

Alice

Annette96

Posted: Sat Apr 3, 2021 9:07am

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Posted: Sat Apr 3, 2021 9:07am

Will60 wrote on Fri Apr 2, 2021 8:45pm:

I forgot to say that Los Urrutias has a weekly market.

Puerto de Mazarron is a fully functional town with facilities/expat activities.

We have friends in Mazzaron Country Club (a nearby urbanisation). They are happy there, and they say it is well-managed. You will probably find what you are looking for there. We have visited the urbanisation, and it all seems well-kept and attractive. There are some facilities on site, but you need the facilties of Puerto de Mazarron town for daily life (and this is not really walkable from the urbanisation). I think there is a bus service, but I have never used it.

https://www.mazarroncountryclub.net/

 I don't know Isla Plana, but the above link refers to it.

Hope this helps.

Hi 

All I know about mazarron is the beach is beautiful

Abks

Posted: Sat Apr 3, 2021 7:47pm

Abks

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Posted: Sat Apr 3, 2021 7:47pm

Thank you Annette, sounds good!

Dangerous

Posted: Sun Apr 4, 2021 10:28am

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Posted: Sun Apr 4, 2021 10:28am

Isla Plana 5 min drive from Puerto de Mazarron and probably good 20min walk ( never attempted..). Supermarked in Willage not the bigest but has all you need,very good hardware shop, very good pharmacy and few Caffè and  three or four restaurants assuming both La Charas are separate ones. 20min drive to Cartagena city. In the life ,,before" we used to drive to Corvera Airport in 50min, Alicante Airport an hour and half. Beautiful beaches around, quiet in the winter but getting busy being in more development at the moment still not over developed. All amenities you can find in near Puerto de Mazarron or further inland 15min drive is Mazarron town or mentioned above Cartagena. The bus service: I've seen buses around but no idea how to find were and when they're going, believe someone shared a bus time table on this forum. The car or other transport means is highly advisable if you able to drive as a lot to see around here also handy with your everyday live.  Property prices slightly higher than in Puerto but depends on location obviously, front line etc  as we are right on the cost. Still good deals around for the money. 

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