The rural town of Ciudad Quesada lies slightly inland from Torrevieja and is a popular residential area with expats and retirees from Britain and northern Europe. Entered through stone arches, the town's main street sits on a hill lined with shops, cafes, bars and restaurants. Serviced by both Alicante and Murcia-San Javier airports, Quesada also has good road links via the National N-332 coastal road and AP-7 motorway.
Attractions & Activities
The nearby salt lakes of Torrevieja and La Mata offer a selection of nature trails where a variety of wildlife can be seen including the resident pink flamingos. Just a few minutes drive from the town centre is the La Marquesa Golf Course and Aqua-Park Ciudad Quesada-Rojales that is set in 21,000 square metres of landscaped gardens with a selection of water slides, pools, a children's lake, picnic areas, cafe and restaurant.
The neighbouring city of Torrevieja boasts a further two water parks, the large Habaneras Shopping Complex, a popular Friday morning market, the superb Sports City and exciting Ozone Leisure Centre. Visitors to Ozone can enjoy a cinema complex, 10 pin bowling, mini golf, virtual zone arcade and a soft play area for the younger children. A number of water sports can be found in Torrevieja's marina area including the popular Flying Fish and Flyboarding.
Ciudad Quesada is within a 20 minute drive from an excellent choice of golden sand beaches located in Guardamar del Segura, Torrevieja, La Mata and Orihuela Costa. All the local beaches offer good facilities, beach sports and water sports. Torrevieja's main urban beach, Playa del Cura is backed by a picturesque promenade that is lined with a great selection of shops, cafes, ice cream parlours, bars and restaurants where local fresh fish and seafood features highly on most menus. The nearby resort area of Orihuela Costa boasts a further choice of sandy beaches and an abundance of rocky coves where fishing and snorkelling can be enjoyed.