Pinar de Campoverde
Pinar de Campoverde (or more commonly known as just Campoverde) is a village set on a wooded hillside, about 10km inland from the Mediterranean Sea. It is a residential area which has proven popular with foreign owners from many northern European countries.
To the south west of the village is the famous Rio Seca Natural Park where you can walk along the (usually dry!) bed of the river. There is a spectacular gorge carved by the waters over millennia through the yellow sandstone.
From the mid 1980's Campoverde has grown greatly due to the tourist market. There is now a population of around 3000 in the town.
The traditional centre of the village is based on the two kilometre long Avenida del Pino. It has numerous bars and restaurants, estate agents and shops. There is also a medical centre and veterinarian. On Sunday there is a small street market held in the centre of the village.
Having been built on the side of the Rio Seco (dry river), the residential areas tend to be rather hilly.
The newer area hosts an Overseas Supermarket that caters to UK tastes stocking a wide range of Iceland and Waitrose products.
The popularity of the town is based on it's quiet secluded position. Being inland from the coast, property prices are lower, but the beaches are literally just a 10min drive away.
The golf course at Lo Romero is a 2 minute drive from Campoverde, and all the amenities of Pilar de la Horadada are only a 5 minute drive away.
The town is handily placed just 20 mins from Murcia-San Javier airpoert and less than an hour from Alicante Airport.