Catral is a municipality in the Valencian Community , Spain . Located in the south of the province of Alicante , in the Vega Baja del Segura region . The town is "Tourist Municipality of the Valencian Community".
The town enjoys a privileged situation within the province of Alicante and the region of Vega Baja del Segura . It is considered as "the door of the Vega Baja".
It is located approximately at the same distance from the capital of Alicante and Murcia (42 km), 15 km from Guardamar de Segura and 20 km from Torrevieja . The capital of the region, Orihuela is 16 km away and the industrial centers of Elche and Crevillente 15 and 10 km away respectively.
The current communications motivate its strategic importance, since through the motorway (A-37) and the motorway (A-7) it is possible to travel to Elche , Murcia , Alicante , and Torrevieja .
There is a railway station 3 km away ( Albatera-Catral ).
Alicante-Elche International Airport is 30 km away.
The climate is temperate, exceeding 10º in January and 26º in July.
To the Northeast is the " El Hondo " natural park where you can find various diversities of birds, such as the white-headed, the stilt, the avocet, the common porrón, etc.
This municipality limits with Crevillente (North); Dolores (East); San Isidro (southeast); Almoradí (South); Callosa de Segura (West;) and Orihuela (Southwest). All of them from the province of Alicante .