Guardamar del Segura
Forming part of central Costa Blanca, the picturesque coastal town of Guardamar del Segura boasts a lovely 12 kilometre stretch of coastline backed by rolling sand dunes and pine forests. Although the town has some buildings of interest, an impressive town hall and archaeological museum, it's the beautiful countryside setting, peaceful parks and fine sand beaches that attracts visitors to the area.
Beaches & Parks
The large expanse of Alfonso Park stretches through pine forest and sand dunes from the town to the Marina de las Dunas situated at the mouth of the Segura River which is a fairly recent addition to the town and has moorings for about 500 boats. There is a walking and cycling route through the park with lovely shady areas to stop and enjoy the surrounding nature.
Reina Sofia Park boasts a lovely central position with pretty ponds as its focal point where fish and turtles keep the young ones amused. There are walking and cycling trails through the park's green hills as well as a large children's playground. Being close to the summer night market and funfair, the park is a pleasant place to enjoy an evening picnic before venturing off to explore the market and enjoy the rides and games of chance at the fun fair.
Leisure & Entertainment
The beaches of Guardamar del Segura offer good facilities, beach sports and kayak hire, and for the more adventurous there are a whole host of water activities including, jet ski, windsurfing, sailing and scuba diving. Visitors are spoilt for choice when it comes to land based sports activities as the town's splendid Municipal Sports Centre is one of the largest on the Costa Blanca and offers all sorts of racket courts, basket ball courts, football pitches and even an Olympic size swimming pool.
Wining & Dining
Guardamar del Segura is not far from the popular Sunday morning Lemon Tree Market and it's large Wednesday Market is right next to the main bus stop, making it handy for visitors from nearby Torrevieja. Throughout the town and along the promenade there are shops, bars and restaurants where the dining options include tasty tapas, a selection of international cuisine and fantastic local rice, meat and seafood dishes.
The shellfish of the region is superb and seafood lovers should not miss the Guardamar del Segura Gastronomy Week, usually held in June. Keen anglers can try their hand at catching their own fish either from the beach and coves or at the mouth of the Segura River.