The village of Salinas is a different world – a typically Spanish town with 1.299 inhabitants, set in the heart of L’Alta Vinalopo region yet only 57km distance from Alicante city. The landscape here is richly fertile – cultivated plains irrigated by the Vinalopo River, set against a dramatic backdrop of mountain ranges. The region has been described as a ‘crossroads’, as it is situated at the borders of Valencia, Murcia and Castile – it has a rich history and some stunning Moorish castles.
Salinas itself is on the winding road between the urban centres of Sax and Monóvar – in a very rural and quite isolated location. There is a market every day apart from Tuesday, though Friday is the day when the market is at its most bustling. Salinas is named for Laguna de Salinas – a nearby salt lake where the original village stood – the village was destroyed by floodwaters in the 18th century, and rebuilt in its current location. Alicante airport is 50 kilometres away and the nearest golf is at Alenda, around 40 kilometres away.
Property prices tend to be lower inland than in Spain’s coastal resorts and more and more people are looking for the sort of lifestyle country property in Spain can offer –value for money, tranquil surroundings, low crime rates and a sense of community. Owning a property in Salinas puts you at the heart of a genuine community – with all the amenities you need for day-to-day living on your doorstep and if you are looking for a peaceful location, close to a vibrant town, combined with history and culture, Salinas perfectly fits the bill.
Spanish Country Homes has a range of property for sale in and around Salinas to suit all budgets, from land ready for development and property for reform to resale country houses and stunning new build luxury villas. You may be surprised at how much more you can get for your money when you venture inland and away from the coast