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Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:42pm
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I would be grateful for any information on Santiago de la Ribera.   Initially it is for a holiday for myself (80's) daughter (40's) and grandchildren early twenties.   I can see the beach looks great but can't find out much about the town.   Are there pretty squares etc. a few shops to browse around.   All information would be appreciated.



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Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:31am

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Posted: Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:31am


Santiago is a lovely Spanish town with all the amenities you may need.

The high street from the top to the beach has for general use Banks, a Post Office, Notary, Chemist, Opticians,Newsagents, and Tobacconist,

There are Ladies Clothes shops, Shoe Shops, Hairdressers and Manicurist, Chinese Shops (general browsing for anything)

Off the High Street you will find 2 Supermarkets, Fresh Fish Mongers, Lottery office, Tourist Information Office, Public Library (free internet)

On top of these facilities you will also have the many Bars and Restaurants with a choice of Spanish, Chinese, Pizzerias and newly opened Indian.

Larger supermarkets such as Lidl, Aldi and Mercadona for me are a max 10 min walk.

You also have Dos Mares shopping mall which for me is a 10 min drive ( I live near the high Street)

You are also able to catch the buses to Murcia and Cartagena Cities well worth exploring.

Hope this give a small in site to the town. If you would like to know more please feel ree to contact me





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Mon Dec 2, 2019 10:59am

Posted: Mon Dec 2, 2019 10:59am

Thanks for the useful info.



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Tue Dec 3, 2019 10:21pm

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Posted: Tue Dec 3, 2019 10:21pm

Hi patyjulio,

Most of the holiday action in la Ribera happens along the promenade, lots of places to have a coffee or something stronger and people watch. You can step off the beach and have lunch without needing to out on your sandals. There are some water sports further along the prom nearer Lo Pagan.

Ribera doesn't have traditional Spanish squares, there are some parks but they aren't used in the same way a square is, they are used for gatherings around the time of festivals.....there are plenty of nice restaurants along Ave Sandoval, along the prom and in the side streets for you to enjoy and in the main Ribera is flat so pretty good for walking around. 

There are some shops but in reality only a few and not of the variety that would entertain you for a day, that said the Dos Mares shopping centre is only a short taxi ride away and a great place to spend a couple of hours to escape the midday heat. About 15/20 minutes north along the N332 is the La Zenia Boulevard shopping centre, great for a days shopping, lots of places to eat and a great variety of shops with a huge Primark. There is a street market in Ribera on Wednesday and another market at the Auto Cine on a Sunday which is about 3 klms from Ribera (half way between Ribera and Los Alcazares) San Pedro del Pinitar which is about 5klm along the coast has a variety of shops and is nice to walk around....

Santiago de la Ribera really is a pretty place, it's small and easy to get around and is such a relaxing place......and for the 20 somethings there are a couple of nice rooftop bars and a couple of nightclubs....

If you do holiday in Ribera I hope you enjoy it.......



Original Poster

Tue Dec 3, 2019 11:53pm

Posted: Tue Dec 3, 2019 11:53pm

Thank you very much, can't wait to go.


Wed Dec 4, 2019 9:13am

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Posted: Wed Dec 4, 2019 9:13am

Me too. Jan to end of March. ☀️



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Wed Dec 4, 2019 10:32am

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Posted: Wed Dec 4, 2019 10:32am

I agree with the above. Please look at this map for your house hunting. I do not think that an estate agent will show you this: 

Areas which could be flooded:

Confederación Hidrográfica del Segura (Zonas Inundables)



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Wed Dec 4, 2019 11:19am

Posted: Wed Dec 4, 2019 11:19am

Thank you all for the helpful information


Wed Dec 4, 2019 6:31pm

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Posted: Wed Dec 4, 2019 6:31pm

This is really helpful. Thanks for posting. I’m unsure though which colour means what but assume the purple is the heaviest/most likely flood areas. We have bought in Ribera and are due to move in this Feb - I am extremely relieved to see our street is not in any of the coloured zones - phew. 

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