Welcoming and truly beautiful, La Romana is becoming increasingly popular with foreigners looking for somewhere traditionally Spanish, yet open to progression. The village is very well provided for with two small Spanish and one English supermarket, bakers, butchers, hardware, furniture and electrical shops. There is also an excellent Saturday market for fruit and vegetables.
In addition to two chemists, the village has its own surgery and doctor, and in nearby Novelda there is a 24-hour clinic. The main hospital in Elda (just 20 minutes away) gives excellent service. People relocating to Spain can get automatic transfer of all medical services once you have obtained “residencia” which states you are living here on a permanent basis.
The community is friendly and very committed to everything that affects their area. They understand the need for successful integration and acceptance of other cultures, and have embraced the large number or permanent residents from other countries who now call La Romana home. Spanish and foreign residents interact on a daily basis, enjoying the warm climate through alfresco dinning together.
In August La Romana celebrates the Moors and Christians fiesta. It is a spectacular event with the villagers taking a whole year to prepare! In September the Mayor gives a thank-you to all the towns people for their work in the vineyards and offers a Paella in the Park followed by music and dancing.
A communal swimming pool is set in beautiful wooded parkland on the edge of the village, and within 20 minutes drive of La Romana there is the excellent Alenda Golf Course. There are also plans to open 3 more golf courses in and around the area in the not too distant future. The area hosts many beautiful walks and cycling tracks, and there are several horse riding stables nearby.
The larger towns of Novelda and Aspe are only a short distance away, and offer large supermarkets and shops as well as many interesting places to visit. The city of Elche is only 20 minutes away and is worth exploring, with its Palm Culture and a wealth of historic buildings. Alicante is only 30 minutes where there are magnificent beaches and shopping galore, not to mention an active nightlife! Alicante Airport is only 25 minutes away from La Romana