Abanilla is a typical inland Murcia town, which sits beneath the mountain El Zulum and enjoys views across the fertile landscape towards the Sierra de la Pila National Park.
The town is a labyrinth of narrow streets connecting to the picturesque squares with their fountains and monuments. Built on the lower slopes of the El Zulum, some of the streets are so steep that they become flights of steps. The central architecture is traditional, if often surprisingly recent. The palace, the church, and the council offices are all fine historic buildings.
Abanilla is located about 1 hour 15 minutes drive inland to the west of Alicante airport and is about 1 hour 30 minutes drive from Murcia San Javier airport. The capital city of Murcia is around 35 kilometres in distance.
The surrounding area to Abanilla is very fertile, with many fruit and nut trees, as well as a plethora of market gardens providing fresh and healthy produce.
The landscape is typified by a strange landscape of low earth cliffs and deep ravines filled with citrus trees.
The Sierra de la Pila Natural Park is just a short drive away: a paradise for walkers and naturalists. The city of Murcia is nearby for international quality shopping, events and recreation.
Leisure & recreation
The town has good sports facilities for tennis and football, and the many kilometres of quiet country roads are ideal for the long distance runner and adventurous cyclist alike.
There are many walks from the town itself, and if you feel like a challenge, try the ascent of El Zulum, a tough climb, which in the heart of winter often boasts a snowy peak.
Abanilla is very much a rural location. The nearest beaches are 1 hour’s drive away.
Abanilla is home to typical rustic cuisine of stews and meat based dishes, always taking advantage of the local produce.
The summers in Abanilla are hot. Mild weather prevails in the autumn and spring months and the winters can be quite cold and wet.