Where to live in Spain: discover Guardamar

Guardemar

Along the Costa Blanca, we find the town of Guardamar, a magnificent place with a coastal park of over 800 hectares of dunes covered with pines bordering its 11 km of sandy beaches.Discover all about Guardamar!

Where is it?

Guardamar is a town and municipality in the south eastern coast of the province of Alicante, in Valencia. This city of 15,599 inhabitants (INE 2014) is part of the district of Vega Baja del Segura, it is at 43km from Murcia and 32km from Alicante.

What is the lifestyle there? 

Guardamar is in an exceptional natural setting by the sea very appreciated by nature, beach and water activities lover. The area has several beaches characterized by fine golden sand surrounded by a coastal park of over 800 hectares of dunes covered with pines. This Mediterranean landscape offers several hiking trips. From Guardamar you can play golf, water sports, hiking or visit historic and prehistoric sites of great interest. The area is highly appreciated for its tranquillity, its mild and sunny weather.

What activities can I do?

Guardamar has 11 km of sandy beaches bordered by an extensive coastal park of over 800 hectares of dunes covered with various plant species. Its coast is a succession of beaches with all kinds of services among which the Centre and the Roqueta, these being the most cosmopolitan, Tossals (naturist beach), Camp and Ortigues beach are located at the southern end, with a total extension of more than 3 km reaching to the border with Torrevieja. For its fine sand and clean waters, these beaches are ideal for practicing water sports.

The sports marina offers various activities such as excursions, sailing courses, diving courses, jet ski, windsurfing, etc.

Guardamar is an ideal place for hiking and cycling along the River Segura and through the dunes, pine forests and orchards. The dunes cover the entire coastal front of the municipality of Guardamar. This set, before moving and threatened by the wind, was set through a great work of reforestation of 800 hectares by planting various plants such as pines, palms, cypresses and eucalyptus. At the south of Guardamar is located the Natural Park of La Mata Lagoon, a wetland with an important bird reserve. Besides the Segura River and its traditional gardens of vegetables, fruit and citrus offer beautiful surroundings. Segura flows into the sea in a place called “La Gola del Segura” where the sports-fishing Marina of Las Dunas is located.

Guardamar has extensive sports infrastructure with 3 football fields, basketball courts, indoor football, tennis and racquetball courts, climbing wall covered with pavilion, a heated pool and an outdoor pool. In addition, you can practice golf at the golf course of 18 holes nearby “La Marquise” or in any of the other 4 golf courses located around 20 km.

Guardamar has a rich archaeological heritage which is the product of its privileged location and variety of ecosystems. The area has several places to visit such as the Phoenician port city the Fonteta, el Cabezo Pequeño del Estaño,  the archaeological site of Cabezo Lucero, la Rábita Califal de las Dunas de Guardamar and the castle of Guardamar

What are the services available?

Guardamar del Segura has a diverse and complete commercial offer in its streets downtown. It has several supermarkets, a market every Wednesday, several places of local food for all kinds of people, bars, cinemas, shops, a medical centre, a pharmacy, a school and a modern marina.

Who lives there?

Guardamar today is a cosmopolitan city with a high sense of respect for its cultural traditions. A multicultural community has established his main residence for its pleasant climate during all the year. The area is animated in summer with both Spanish tourists and foreigners (especially from Germany and England).It is a paradise for vacation or to establish a secondary residence.

How to arrive?

Guardamar is located approximately at 28 minutes from Alicante Airport. This airport has many flights connecting with the main Spanish and European cities. It is possible to get from Alicante in 42min and takes 54min drive from Murcia.

Why should I buy a property in this place?

Tourism is currently the major driving force of the local economy. The economic activity of the city is based primarily on tourism, residential services, construction and property development. It is also an ideal place to buy a second home, spend holidays near the sea and take advantage of the quality of Mediterranean life.

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Video about Guardamar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umcbyjPZIEU

Sources:

https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guardamar_del_Segura

http://www.guardamarturisme.com/

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