At the end of the  day.
Urb. Montebello (on the Costa Blanca) was first developed in 1999, and has 177 properties where, today, the split is about 52% holiday houses and 48% permanent residents.Sixteen  nationalities are currently represented amongst the owners.
They have a fascinating range of past and present careers.From military / government  personnel ex UK and beyond to those with  a variety of commercial  backgrounds on a local and international basis.
On site legally registered skills are readily available for electrical / plumbing work, home improvements and even car hire-see  www.magnumrentacar.com

We have a picturesque and  tranquil setting with open land and orange groves on  three sides.
The easily accessible  AP7 highway leads north to Alicante and south to Cartegena.

Cuidad Quesada  is 2 kms away with  a fast developing retail centre.Lidl is a relativity new  addition as is another supermarket MasyMas  with  Aldi and Consum in  close proximity.A nearby Tesco has just opened and a' Burger King' -close to Lidl-is in the process of construction.

Within a 6 km radius we are thus  fortunate to have a full  range of restaurants, supermarkets, commercial outlets of all types, medical facilities, primary/secondary schools and  golf courses.
There is  a very large and popular Sunday morning market- ZOCO- within walking distance. It offers most  items from  to A to Z.
En route to the market is a service station with an excellent  convenience store.
Some 2 km further on we have a superbly created , scenic 'golf village'complete with mini golf,  pitch and putt,  a driving range and an excellent restaurant .
Torrevieja is 12 kms away.

The Town Hall (Ayuntamiento) of Algorfa has responsibility for the Urbanizations within the catchment area. Regular communication is maintained with the respective officials and service providers concerning our well being.
We have a daily uplift of household rubbish and on site facilities for the contracted removal of garden debris and unwanted furniture.
The positive assistance of the Ayuntamiento together with the input of committee  members and volunteers over the years has resulted in a leisure area which has-
A professionally maintained  large communal swimming pool -open all year round  for those so inclined- plus new toilets and changing rooms . 
A children's playground ,  a small scale soccer pitch, petanca rinks, two basketball nets and golf driving nets.
A 34 mt carpeted bowling green which also serves as a mini golf facility (with both removable obstacles and nine spring loaded 'saucer' holes) and a barbecue area complete with bar.
 The 2019 refurbishment project-courtesy of the Ayuntamiento- included
A new safety surface and updated equipment for the children's playground.
Part paving of the pool garden.
New, larger pool gates.
The replacement of the balustrades  on three sides of the pool area  and the substitution of  a maintenance free,  heavy duty plastic  surround..
A new design for the external side (AP7 facing) of our entrance roundabout.
4 x strategically placed CCTV s .
Our Western boundary-overlooking an extent of farmland -.was recently  improved security wise  with the  installation of 
powerful Avenida type lights thanks to a  very  generous  agreement with the Ayuntamiento.
As of May 2020 ,again thanks to the Ayuntamiento, work is underway with the repainting of the white road traffic markings and the yellow paverment blocks along the Avenidas . 

  A  very popular uni-sex hairdressing salon,STUDIO SIX , is situated on Av Romero.

The Renfe building,now  known as 'THE OLD STATION 'has new tenants.
Ideally scheduled for opening in late March.
It will have a range of food dishes , a good  choice  of beverages, and activities such as arts and crafts.
Work has started on a car park at the rear of the building.
More on this welcome venture as it developes.
A  complete interior and exterior revamp of the existing buildings -including a private car park..
Loyalty cards offer rewards.
A courtesy vehicle is available.
The original pub has become the' lounge bar' with easy chairs and poseur tables with stools- and with an external patio..  .
Upon entry one is  surrounded by  a 'veritable cornucopia of  memorabilia from the Formula One world' .
A change to the decor in the main restaurant just up the steps has now  created a  delighful sylvan atmosphere.
See    www.silverstonesbarbistro.com


Many residents enjoy club membership at bowling and golf clubs - this latter normally in the form of Society golf. Several  often return home with trophies  from  the neighbouring Lo Crispin Society which endeavours to play on a wide variety of courses throughout the year.
Cycling has become a popular hobby.80 kms in a session is no problem for some!.
Others put on  diving  gear and go out to sea to explore a world so few know about.
A number find our  Community pool less turbulent..
Artists in turn develop their particular canvas.
One holiday home owner seems to spend his entire R and R running around the Urb.

Administration -
NBA in Torrevieja act as our Administrators and deal with all financial and legal matters.(They also offer many services to the public including conveyancing, non resident and  resident  tax  consultancy and submissions, NIE 's, Wills and Inheritance advice etc).

As the law requires and as transparency demands we have  a   committee with a President, Vice -President and, ideally, six other members..
We normally have our AGM in November. Absentee owners can vote by proxy via an owner who attends the meeting.
Debtors have no right to vote.

Queries are invited via infoatmonte@gmail.com