Guardamar (Guardamar del Segura), is a traditional Spanish town on the Costa Blanca, set on a beautiful white sandy beach. Sandwiched between beaches and forests, Guardamar has a wonderfully natural feel, and the facilities and beaches are ideal for families.
There are a great range of beaches within easy reach of a Guardamar rental property, the vast majority of which have claimed the European Blue Flag for cleanliness and safety. The beaches of Guardamar Playa del Campomar, Guardamar Moncayo, Playa la Roqueta and Playa Centro are all located within walking distance of the centre of town. The powder soft sands of all of these beaches are simply a delight visit, sloping gently into the surprisingly warm, turquoise waters of the Mediterranean. The 500 berth marina is the place to visit if you would like to try sailing, jet skiing, canoeing, windsurfing, deep sea fishing or scuba diving during your stay in a Guardamar villa, as there are options for lessons or independent equipment hire available from here.
Everything you need whilst staying in a Guardamar villa can be found in the town, including a range of shops, bars, restaurants and a lively street market on Wednesdays. The Guardamar Castle makes for very interesting viewing, especially if you go there as soon as you arrive in a Guardamar rental apartment in order to get your bearings from above the town, standing on the castle’s ramparts.
The Reina Sofia National Park is a delightful place to walk, especially for children, as there are designated play areas and peacocks roaming freely. There are a number of marked trails which surround the beautifully landscaped lake at the centre of the park, which attracts not only human visitors, but a huge variety of waterfowl too. The Torrevieja Aquapark, Aquopolis, is located just a few miles from a Guardamar property too.
Fiesta and festivals are celebrated with passion in Guardamar, especially during the Carnival in February. If you are lucky enough to be staying in a holiday rental in Guardamar during February, you will experience the town at its most lively.
The town of Torrevieja is located just a few miles west of a holiday rental apartment or villa in Guardamar. It is also a beach and water sports haven, but is a much larger centre than Guardamar. There are a huge range of boat trips which leave from the Guardamar marina, and the town centre is filled with hundreds of bars, restaurants and clubs.
There is never a bad time to take a Guardamar rental apartment or villa, as the climate is remarkable stable all year round, with an average of over 300 days of sun per year. Temperatures in the coldest months (January and February) remain between 10 and 15°C, with remarkably few days of rain. In the summer, temperatures can soar up to 40°C, although temperatures usually remain between 30 and 35°C.
A Guardamar apartment can be reached from either Alicante (ALC) or Murcia Airport (MJV) in around 40 minutes. Both airports receive daily flights from most major airports in the UK, so finding a cheap and convenient flight should be very easy. Both airports house car hire companies too, making exploration of the surrounding area a real pleasure. Alternatively, there are busses which run between Alicante and Guardamar on a regular basis.
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