Guide to Catral

Guide to Catral, a town near to Almoradi and San Fulgencio on the Costa Blanca, Spain.

Catral Costa Blanca

Catral: A small town situated close to Albatera, San Isidro, Almoradi and Dolores, Catral has a resident population of about 6,000 and a municipal area of 20 square kilometres.

Within the province of Alicante, in the district known as the Vega Baja (low fertile valley), Catral has attracted many Brits and North Europeans wishing to buy into the Spanish dream. For many this has turned into a nightmare, as a large number of the detached villas in the town were built illegally, and struggles have taken place for years, trying to get properties legally registered.

Situated close to Catral is the El Hondo Nature Reserve, a beautiful area, and important habitat for migrating bird species.

Catral’s history started with the Moorish occupation of Spain, when it was known as 'Al-Quatrullat', following the Christian reconquest, control of Catral passed between Castille and Aragon, until finally coming under the umbrella of the Comunidad de Valencia, overssen by the town of Orihuela.

Until the fairly recent arrival of holiday home development, Catral has mostly survived through agriculture, particularly oranges and lemons, but also artichokes and olives.

The fine sandy beaches of Guardamar del Segura are about ten kilometres from Catral.

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Catral is located on the CV-905 close to Almoradi, it can be accessed from the AP-7 motorway (junction 730) and is twenty minutes drive from Alicante airport and forty minutes from San Javier airport.

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