Something to do when you're not playing golf.

When you are Roda Golf Resort and not playing golf, cooling off in the pool, sunbathing, preparing your wonderful Spanish lunch or having a siesta what can you do? How about a nice easy guided walk along the salt lakes at San Pedro de Pinatar?

San Pedro del Pinatar is the home of the Las Salinas natural park, an area of salt flats which is home to a wide variety of birds, plants, and wildlife. This is a free guided route that follows the path of the Tarays, which runs parallel to the perimeter drainage channel protecting the Salinas and contains less salt water, the plains themselves, offering a different type of wildfowl to the often seen in the main Salinas.

The route also reaches the El Mojon beach along the Mediterranean coast.

The route will take about 3 hours and covers roughly around 4.3km. Suitable footwear is essential, use of hats, sunglasses, sun cream, and mosquito repellent is strongly advised. Participants should also carry water and a snack and binoculars should they wish to better observe the birdlife.
For more information contact the Salinas visitor’s centre or the Tourist Office.
Centro de Visitanes ” Las Salinas” – 968 178 139/649 227 395

"A Place in the Sun" - film crew in town

Did you see the camera crew on the beach of Los Alcazares last week?

A Place in the Sun was back on the Costa Calida filming for a new episode. The UK TV show brings visitors out to various areas of Spain and the presenters set up viewings with local agents to help British & Irish buyers find their new holiday home to enjoy the 321 sunny days per year this coast has to offer! The sun was out again last week after a brief time in hiding and it was great to see our beautiful area getting the credit it deserves!

If you are thinking about selling your property in and around Los Alcazares and you want to know what your property might be worth then get in touch with a recommended local agent, and see if it's your time to upgrade!

For those of you looking in this area to see if this might be the area for you to get yourself a place in the sun, contact Calida International Properties who have been established for 15 years and have the best properties at the best prices

Looks like now is the time to go for it before prices rise again.

It's Easter 2019 and its hotting up!

First of all a big early Happy Easter to all those celebrating it, and wishing everyone else peace, love and happiness. We do look forward to this time of year here on the Costa Calida, as the long break between Christmas and Easter ends, we like most other Mediterranean coastal resorts are about to launch into another new season of holidays and welcome visitors from all corners of the globe.

We are also about to experience that beautiful weather the Costa Calida is renowned for with temperatures over the Easter weekend expected to be 28c, so plenty of sunscreen of course and time to take a dip in that pool for the first time this year perhaps!

And talking of temperatures rising, the property market is hotting up again in the region with property sales up a HUGE 77% in February this year compared to the very slow market of 2014. And compared to last year the 12 month running total of registered sales is at 16,532 up 19 per cent on the same period last year.

Here at Roda Golf there are still some incredible property deals to be so if you are starting your search then check out some of the offers available here at Roda Golf from only €129,500

New Detached Roda Golf Villas with Private Pool!

We are very pleased to announce new luxury detached villas on Roda Golf with private swimming pool about to be built on Roda Golf early in 2018.

These new exclusive ultra - modern Roda villas will have 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, they will be built on plots of approximately 250m2 with approximately 125m2 of construction.

At last we have new construction on Roda Golf after 6 years with 20 new detached villas planned for phase 5 close to the second entrance to Roda Golf.

The new villas will be both South East and South West facing and will be “second line” to the golf course, they will have beautiful rooftop solariums and as they are “off plan” it will be possible for many extras to be included, depending on personal preference.

Prices for these fabulous new Roda Golf villas will start at just 290,000 Euros, plus VAT.

As only 20 of these luxury villas will be available, we do expect a lot of interest and we do expect them to sell very quickly, You can reserve your plot now with a reservation deposit of just 5,000 Euros paid via your lawyer – to reserve your luxury Roda Villa, contact us now!

Payment terms will be 25% (less the 5,000 Euros reservation deposit already paid) when building licences and legal paperwork is all in order (December 2017 / January 2018) then 25% within 3 months, the balance of 50% will then become due on completion.

We can arrange mortgages at typical rates of just 2% and remember redemption penalties do not apply on mortgages in Spain, so part, or full repayments can be made at any time.

Do not miss out on this opportunity to secure your fabulous new Roda Golf villa with private pool, only 20 to be built, contact us now to reserve the best plot in the best location.

Remember Calida International Properties has been the number one agent at Roda Golf for over 12 years, just see what our clients have to say here, so let us help you purchase your fabulous new villa at Roda Golf in Los Alcazares, Murcia.

July update! Spain back in business!

Things are really busy at Roda Golf, with summer now in full swing.

Rentals have definitely increased on the previous three years, and property sales and purchases are now as busy as any time in the previous seven years, so things in Spain, particularly at Roda Golf, are definitely heading back to normal... it is fair to say that Spain is once again “open for business”!

We are looking for more properties for sale, as inventory for the really nice properties is running low, so if you have a property to sell on Roda Golf, please contact us as soon as possible for an informal chat about the sale of your property, as well as a realistic appraisal of your property’s current value.

We also have some amazing properties for sale so, If you are considering purchasing your new property at Roda Golf in Murcia, please contact us right away, and direct, on 00 34 680 842 895 (or, we have the largest selection of resale properties and we are the number one agent for Roda Golf, just look at this amazing bargain right here - Property of the month!

we recently helped some clients purchase their first property in Spain and this is what Paul Smith from Australia (now living in London) had to say about his experience earlier in 2014...

“I recently purchased a property on Roda golf on recommendations from a couple of friends who had bought in the area of Murcia southern Spain. I first went to Murcia in January 2014 as a friend of mine (who had been hounding me to go out there and see for myself for probably 2 years) was going out there with the intention of purchasing a second property in the area. I wasn't sure what to expect however I went with an open mind (with a hint of scepticism) however we arrived on a Thursday night and stayed in a lovely hotel in Los Alcazares for our three night stay. I had also arranged to meet some agents (over the internet namely Chersun Properties Paul Cherry and Stuart Thomas of Calida International Properties) and some agents through my friend to view as many properties as possible while I was there to see what the area was like and also what was on offer.

In the 3 days we were there I visited around 30 properties on many different golf resorts as it was a Golf resort that appealed hence was my main requirement based on a community feel as well as first class facilities. I had visited 6 different Golf resorts when on the final day I was introduced to Stuart Thomas from Calida International who showed me around Roda Golf and also Serena Golf (Stuart Thomas was recommended as the Roda Golf expert and the exclusive agent for Serena Golf)

Stuart was very knowledgeable in terms of the area and also about the buying process and the market generally given Stuart has lived in the area for over 10 years. I found Stuart to be a no nonsense type of guy who was there to help and do his best to assist me with my requirements. This was very refreshing as rather than showing me a whole lot of properties that didn't really meet my requirements (in the hope I may find something) he stuck to a handful which suited my requirements thereby not wasting my time or his which given we were in the region for a small amount of time was exactly what I needed. Stuart seemed to be able to assess from a brief chat exactly the type of property I was after in terms of the full wish list. I am a person that knows what he wants and when I see something I like I have always move quickly to clinch the deal. When I returned to the UK my mind was buzzing with positivity of the Region as the infrastructure (Roads / Towns etc.) are “first class” not to mention the general feel and buzz of the place, as my three day visit was way above expectation hence fell in love with the Region probably due to its simplicity, friendly people and first class facilities and abundance of things to do.

I therefore selected a short list of 8 properties from what I had seen (on my 3 day visit) as I was as “keen as mustard” to become involved in the area. Although i had seen some great properties, none of the eight on my short list had the wow factor but they were nevertheless fine properties. I have previously, some years ago almost committed to buying in Vilamoura (Portugal) in 2007 (as I have been playing golf in Vilamoura for over 10 years but prices there were a lot more expensive even though the facilities and what was on offer in the Murcia region are very similar. The entry level in Murcia compared to Vilamoura, Portugal is very different yet the two areas in my view offer pretty much the same type of life with golf in abundance, fantastic shopping, beautiful beaches, fine food, friendly people and the list goes on.....not to mention beautiful cities or small towns with endless character.

I stayed in contact with Stuart Thomas (as I was keen to not miss an opportunity) and I found Stuart to be the most knowledgeable agent who understood my requirements. Within a couple of days of my return Stuart emailed me with another couple of properties (which had yet to be listed) that came on the market so within a week I was on a plane back out there to see what else was on offer. Given I only spent a few hours with Stuart on our final day, my enthusiasm was sky high as I could see there was a lot more to see in the area as my initial 3 day visit wasn't enough.

I met up with Stuart again and he showed me four properties on Roda Golf as this was my target resort given the quality of the build, facilities, the golf course and closeness to the beach ticked pretty much all the boxes.

I viewed a couple of penthouses and also some ground floor apartments however the one that caught my eye was a penthouse on Phase 3 which has stunning views (360 degrees) and a lovely communal pool.

Having viewed other penthouses on Roda this apartment was the stand out by far. I then put an offer in and within an hour the deal had been done. I was one happy man as this apartment is to be our main summer abode for years to come.

I had not previously purchased in Spain however I have bought property in France back in 2006 hence there was trepidation given the buying process in France is very complex and long winded. Stuart offered legal services through a local company, so I took up the offer and to my surprise the whole process was a dream from day one to the day we completed. The buying process in the Murcia region was very simple, uncomplicated and most importantly the contracts were in both Spanish and English. So on my second visit to the Murcia region with 10 days i had purchased a property. It was quick but I had no qualms at all as Stuart had allayed all fear (given I had heard and read of some horror stories) however Roda Golf is a well established resort which is growing in popularity even in the short period that I have been involved. Within two months we had completed and we are now enjoying our new apartment.

I thank Stuart Thomas for his advice and support through the whole process as I never dreamed that buying property could be that simple, I definitely recommend anybody considering purchasing property at Roda Golf, or anywhere in the Murcia region, to contact Stuart Thomas at Calida International Properties in the first instance, you will not be disappointed and he makes everything so easy!

My wife visited with me a couple of days after we completed and she was extremely impressed with the Region and the resort (given we have been going to Portugal for our annual summer holidays for years).

Paul Smith”

Now that is the kind of news we like to report and we do have many more stories like this one, hopefully we can assist you next, please contact us for more information.

Stuart Thomas

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