Las Mariposas is a 200 year old farmhouse located in traditional
Spain among the orange groves just outside Rojales.
Las Mariposas is located 36 kilometers south of Alicante on the Costa
Blanca, just inland from Guardamar del Segura.
Set in its own secluded grounds, it offers two high-class
self-catering studio apartments for renting all year round. It has a
history too. It was once the home of the Count of Lo Marabu. The land it
stands on, and for miles around was given to the Count by the Emperor
Napoleon Bonaparte. You will enjoy the sunny climate and tranquility of
this setting and the use of the owners' swimming pool.
The Costa Blanca has much to offer the holiday-maker where historic
towns are set amid superb scenery and the rural pace of life remains
undisturbed. Finding this other side of Spain away from the tourist
centres is a challenge and a delight. The memory of it will last long
after the tan has faded!
In addition the World Health Organisation recognises the area around
Las Mariposas as one of the healthiest places to live or stay in the
world. Also, one of the sunniest climates on the Costa Blanca. It is
only ten minutes drive from the beautiful sandy beaches of Guardamar and
La Marina. Just 20 minutes away is Torrevieja and 30 minutes to the
airports of Alicante and Murcia.
There are many beautiful and challenging golf courses within easy
putting distance, which makes it a perfect location for golfers.
The flat and safe roads in the area together with the mountains a few
kilometers away are just right for the serious cyclist.
There are all the usual recreational, shopping and sporting
facilities close to hand.
Ciudad Quesada and other developments are nearby making Las
Marisposas an ideal location for inspection visits, or to stay while
waiting for completion of your new home.
Experience the magical and captivating ambience of Las Mariposas!
An ideal location to holiday throughout the year. Enjoy life while
In the area surrounding Las Mariposas are numerous golf courses,
ranging from amateur thru pro-am to fully professional ranges.
Located in a superb area for cyclists and ideal for both winter and
summer training. There are many excellent miles of flat local roads
and the mountains are just a few kilometers away. There is a beautiful
swimming pool on site to relax in after a day's riding; as well as
secure cycle storage.
Las Mariposas is a 200 year old farm house with two self-contained
studio apartments in its own secluded grounds. It is in the middle of
orange and lemon groves on the outskirts of the tranquil and
picturesque Spanish village of Rojales, which is only a fifteen minute
cycle ride to the beautiful sandy beaches of Guardamar.
It is an ideal choice for a holiday throughout the year as the area
is recognised world-wide for its marvellous climate and extremely
healthy atmosphere, due to the beautiful salt lagoons near by.
Surrounding Las Mariposas there are a large number of family
orientated centres to keep the little ones amused when they become
bored with the beach.
From Alicante town there is a tram/train to Benidorm, this is one
of the tourist areas where anything and everything is orientated
towards tourism. Fortunately this is also where two of the main
attractions are. These being - Mundomar and Aqualandia theme parks.
Mundomar is a marine and exotic animal park and is always a great
attraction for children. Next door to Mundomar is Aqualandia and as
the name suggests is a water orientated fun park.
Further afield and for those looking for culture and history along
with entertaining the children (or not), the local city of Elche (also
known as Elx). Near to Elche is the Rio Safari which is a compact
safari area, where visitors may take the train and listen to a
commentary as they watch the animals then afterwards take a stroll
round the animal enclosures. A good play area is alongside the cafe.
After a long day at the local and not so local centres, why not
stop off on the way back to Las Mariposas for a bite to eat? There are
a number of good restaurants between Alicante and Las Mariposas to
Gran Alicant's Sand Hills Kebab & Spice Bar is located just on
the Av. De Noruega (just off the Av. Del Carabasi). Near this
restaurant is Joe's Fish 'n' Chips. Closer to Las Mariposas is the
Oriental Wok Buffet restaurant just off the N.332 at Guardamar.
The warm climate day and night, many hours of sunshine and minimal
rainfall is a combination difficult to be found in any other region of
A car is essential to get about. We are more than willing to
arrange this for you so please let us know at time of booking. We
shall then need to know your flight details so that a car can be
waiting for you at Alicante or Murcia airports.
Collecting Your Car:
The car hire company will try to park your car in one of the first
three rows on the right-hand side of the car park, as you look at it
coming out of the main entrance of the airport. At Alicante, these
rows are also to the right of the pay machines and pay kiosk. But
there is no guarantee, as it depends on the spaces available when
delivering the car - so look around that whole section! Your name will
be displayed on a large card hanging from the interior mirror. This
can be difficult to see, as usually the car is driven into the parking
bay front-first and is bumper-to-bumper with the car in the next row!
However, it should be there. We have not been let down yet. You will
probably have to go down the next row to look at the front windscreens
of the cars parked in the row behind!
At Alicante, take the parking ticket to the Pay Desk or Pay
Machines and pay the amount required. The parking ticket is used to
raise the barrier on exiting.
How to Find Us From Alicante Airport:
On leaving the car park keep to the right-hand side of the road (!)
and follow the sign for Alicante (sur), then turn right onto the
N-332/Cartagena road heading South. Keep going for about 28kms until
you reach the signs for San Fulgencio then follow the directions
How to Find Us From Murcia Airport (San Javier):
On leaving the airport, take the signs for Alicante and join the
A37/AP7 motorway. Head north for 20 kilometers and take exit 776 to
join the N-332 coast road passing Torrevieja and continue on to the
river bridge just beyond Guardamar Del Segura then take the inside
lane on the bridge. Then follow the directions below.
We are 30 minutes drive from Alicante airport or an hour from
Murcia's San Javier airport. From north or south you will come to the
AGIP petrol filling-stations painted yellow and red. Immediately
before the filling station turn right into a slip road signed to
Rojales. Bear right and this will take you onto the CV.920 road.
Follow this road for about 2 kilometers. You will then pass a camping
site on your left-hand side and about 1 kilometer further on you will
come to a tavern called “Casa Paco”. Opposite this tavern, on your
right-hand side, is a small rural road called Camino Rural LO Marabu
and signposted to a restaurant. Turn right into this road and go to
the end. In front of you is a large white house; park on the right
before the junction. You have arrived! Your Welcome pack includes the
basic necessities - tea, coffee, milk and sugar - as well as a few
cakes, bread, butter and a bottle of wine!