You will feel like you've stepped back in time when you visit the beautiful Spanish Village of Balsicas in the Costa Calida area of Murcia in the Costa Blanca.
The quiet Spanish village is only 12 km from the beautiful beaches and coasts of Mar Menor and has a simple charm all of its own. Watched over by the very pretty Spanish style church and its own Ros Castle this village has lost none of its original charm despite the increase in size by the housing boom some years back. Property selling and buying is a big business here in 2016.
The castle is worth a visit in Balsicas as it has some lovely old antiques and it is wonderful to see the marvellous architecture from years gone by. As it is not an official tourist attraction it does not have regular opening hours, so if the caretaker has it open take advantage and visit, the caretaker will keep you enchanted with his stories of the history of the castle and its people from ages past. With several lovely plazas and a pretty park, Balsicas on the Costa Blanca has much to offer as it mixes old with new seamlessly. The Village has many typical Spanish bars, shops and restaurants as well as a pharmacy, petrol station, doctors and supermarkets and a train station which connects this village to Cartagena, Murcia, Barcelona and Madrid. Balsicas is set amongst agricultural land, including orange and lemon groves and many different types of vegetables native to this area. This village has contrasting views of Mar Menor and the sea to one side and the mountains of the Murcia region to the other.
No different from every other village in Spain, Balsicas has its weekly market on Thursdays where the local farmers and trades people show their wares and haggle for the best prices for their produce, delightful even just to browse and take in all the noises and laughter that the market brings.