Murcia is south of Alicante and is a sparsely populated region of Spain.
Furthermore, the climate is hot throughout the summer and the winters can be very mild.
Calasparra is a typically Spanish town with all amenities available and enjoys many fiestas throughout the year.
Calasparra has approximately 10,500 residents.
Calasparra is located in North West Murcia with its stunning historic towns and outstanding natural beauty.
These rich natural resources have attracted inhabitants for thousands of years.
The town of Calasparra is now something of a hotspot for British expats.
In the early 2000s there were a few new developments built on the edges of the town.
In less than 3 years, more than 2000 British expatriates purchased homes there.
Furthermore, there were many buying older style properties within both the towns and the countryside.
In addition to this, there are growing numbers of expatriates of other nationalities who are buying properties in the town.
The demand means that properties are not as cheap there as they used to be, but the area is still reasonably priced.
Some of the shops in the area regularly stock products from abroad that you may not normally find in Spain, but this is in response to the demand from the expat community there.
The town has it’s own its rich geological history .
Firstly, there are three rivers. The Segura, Argos, and Quípar. Therefore, creating fertile riverside agricultural zones, and a landscape of rocky outcrops and deep gorges.
Secondly, the mountains (Sierras) of San Miguel and San José are surrounded by vast plains of dry crop landscapes. Thus, providing good conditions for wheat, olives, carobs and almonds to grow.
Additionally, many vineyards can be found among the crops.
Furthermore and closer to the water’s edge, apricots, peaches, pears, apples, and cherries enjoy the benefits of a warm southern Spanish climate.
Calasparra is a nationally renowned rice growing area, Calasparra Rice being the chefs’ choice for the Spanish local dish of Paella.