Gorgeous 3 bedroomed 2 bathroomed Apartment set in beautiful Gardens With Jacuzzi Swimming Pool Close To Beach, Shops And All Amenities.
John and Joan
About John and Joan
My husband and I live in the UK and both lead busy lives working hard so that we can spend as much time as possible in Villaricos which is a beautiful and authentically Spanish village, we have taken time and pride in providing a well equipped and comfortable apartment and hope that if you choose to stay you will have a relaxed and enjoyable holiday.
John and Joan purchased this Apartment in 2007
Why John and Joan chose Villaricos
When deciding where to buy our holiday home we decided on the village of Villaricos having spent some time in the area we fell in love with the village, it ticked all the boxes for us having a traditional Spanish feel with friendly people, lovely bars and restaurants which served wonderful fresh fish and sea food alongside many others dishes. So if like us you are foodies you won’t go wrong. As soon as we saw the beautiful complex of Harbour Lights we knew this was the home for us and have since spent many wonderful holidays there with family and friends. We really enjoy the relaxed and warm feel of the village and that everything is just a short stroll away, or drive if you are looking for full on night life.
What makes this Apartment unique
We loved the traditional Spanish feeling of Harbour lights and this is born out by its architecture and the four traditional plaza's making up the complex. The beauty of Harbour lights is maintained in that each area is redecorated every four years and maintenance is of a high level. The facilities are contained within each of the plazas with a lovely pool in one and a jacuzzi contained in beautiful gardens in an other, the other two plazas have lovely fountain features where you can read a book or just contemplate life! This is all situated on a stunning harbour front. This is why we fell in love with harbour lights and the village of Villaricos.
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
No dreambeach clients please
Please No smoking Inside apartment
Perfect for children having 3 bedrooms
Strictly no Dreambeach bookings please!
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
A Delightful Spanish Retreat
The location of this apartment was great. It overlooks a peaceful, green oasis with a jacuzzi tucked into one corner. The accommodation ticked every box - it was cool in the heat of the day, had everything we needed and lovely neighbours! We would recommend this property with reservation. A great week.
Relaxed and "Friendly" holiday in Villaricos
The property is lovely, and in an amazing "Village within a village".
Serene, and also easily accessible to , shall we say "less quiet" towns, like Mojacar/ Terraros etc.
Easy drive on good roads to Airport.
We loved the area, andthe beautifully looked after apartment, which had all we needed to immediately settle in and enjoy our holiday. Thanks to J & J. !!
Many thanks for taking the time to do a review, so glad you enjoyed your stay, it was lovely meeting you both. Hope to see you both again in the not to distance future.
A lovely week in Almeria
We really enjoyed our week in this apartment, it was well equipped & very comfortable, & great to have the swimming pool in the complex. We had lovely swims & lunches at the sandy beaches about 5 minutes away by car, & nice walks along the prom & harbour areas. We enjoyed seeing the coastal areas in Almeria, a part of Spain we had not been in before. We loved the market which was on our doorstep in the harbour area on the Sunday.
Weather was gorgeous every day, sea water was warm, a very relaxing week.
So happy to hear you had a lovely relaxing holiday in Villaricos and enjoyed staying in our apartment. I also love the market which is colourful and vibrant with lots going on.
Many thanks for your lovely review.
Great apartment in lovely quiet location .
Just landed back from a super stay in this apartment. Very well equipped , easy stroll to restaurants and bars. Would definitely return in the future and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend to friends and family . John and Joan lovely people to deal with too .
Home in a Spanish fishing village.
Very good apartment within a gated community set in a quite courtyard. The apartment has all you need and there is a good swimming pool onsite. The village is a very friendly place and has a good promenade to walk along with a sandy swimming beach at the far end of town. There are bars, restaurants, bakers, newsagents and a small shop in town. With larger shops a short drive away.
Thank you for your lovely review, we’re so glad to hear that you had a great time and found the the apartment was perfect for your need.
Yes the Village has lots of bars and restaurants and the new bakery is a great hit.
Our holiday apartment in Villaricos
Very clean and well equipped. Easy walking distance to bars and restaurants and beach. Very restful holiday in Villarícos.
So nice to hear that you had a very restful holiday and that you found Villaricos very convenient for beach, bar and restaurants, and that the apartment met a high standard. Many thanks for taking the time to do the review.
Special interest holidays:
There are two scuba diving schools in Villaricos this reflects its special diving qualities with exceptionally clear warm water creating good visibility and the opportunity to see unusual and some unique species.There is also some opportunity to arrange fishing trips from the village or from Garrucha.
For bird watching and nature lovers, the Parque natural cabo de Gata is 50,000 hectares of land and sea, with a wide range of aquatic life, flora and fauna which was declared a UNESCO bioshere reserve back in1987. The reserve is one of the most important areas for breeding and over wintering for birds and a stop of point for migrating birds between africa and Europe.
There are excellent walks in Almeria, locally or slightly further afield in the Cabo de gata, Also 40 minutes North in the Sierra Maria-Los Velez Natural Park.
There are two sandy beaches 10 minutes' walk along the palm lined promenade which connect the two Harbours and which has beautiful views out to sea. There is the Brisas beach bar/restaurant with play area on one beach and the Balsica bar/restaurant on the harbour next to El Castillo de Cristal Beach. Within a short drive are many lovely beaches and coves many which are often deserted and perfect for that intimate picnic or romantic stroll.
Villaricos has two village supermarkets a butchers and fish shop so a car is not essential and would only be necessary if you wish to explore the region. Also airport pick up can be arranged.
Distance to Airports and port are as follows:-
Almeria airport 80Km, 50 mins.
Murcia airport 100km, 70 mins.
Alicante airport 160 km 120 mins.
Ferry Port in Almeria city 100km 70 mins.
Vibrant Mojacar Playa is 15 mins. Beaches of San Juan 10 mins. Beaches of Vera Playa 10 mins. Pretty Mojacar pueblo 20 mins . Fishing port/ resort of Garrucha 10 mins. Authentic Spanish town of Vera 10 mins. Cuevas de Almanzora with its cave houses 10 mins. Pretty village of Bedar 30 mins. Spectecular Mountain Village of Cabrerra 40 Mins. Cabo de Gata Park 30 mins. Sierra Maria-Los Velez Natural Park 40 mins. Almeria City (with the Alcazaba fortress) 70 mins.
There is a traditional lively local Market in Villaricos outside Harbour lights on Sundays and there are markets somewhere in the region every day. Villaricos has in the region of 13 tapas bars and a selection of restaurants including beach bars (Chiringuito) within different price ranges. There are two local supermarkets, a fish shop, a butchers and a newsagent. For the keen fisherman there is a tackle shop providing all you need for a good days fishing. For larger supermarkets the nearest is about five minutes drive away and all the main towns have a variety of supermarkets. Banks can be found in all the towns, Villaricos has a auto teller at the far end of the village.
Further places of interest are the Aqua park in Vera playa next to the Consum supermarket. The Bullring situated on the outskirts of Vera originally built in 1879, it is home to a museum which is open to the public. Bullfights are still performed in the ring today. Other activities available are Microlighting outside Vera, Horse riding takes place in various places but Mojacar is the nearest. On the outskirts of Mojacar there is also a go-carting circuit. There are tennis courts up at Desert springs and Puerto Rey.
The province of Almeria contains Mini Hollywood, Almeria has a stunning landscape that has attracted film makers since the sixties the dramatic landscape of the Tabernas desert has been the backdrop for dozens of "spagetti westerns, Peter O'Toole classic Lawrence of Arabia and other more recent films such as Patton, the Wind and the Lion and Indiana Jones and the last Crusade. Mini Hollywood is the longest established of three theme parks existing in the area. (Texas Hollywood and Western Leone are the others)There is also an excellent Zoo with a film studio, car museum, swimming pool, a parrot show, and salon were you can see a Can Can show and other Western themed displays.