If you are looking for miles and miles of sandy beaches, a great selection of bars and restaurants, beautiful parks, pine forests and culture then Guardamar Segura could be a great location for your move to Spain.
Located in the province of Alicante, Guardamar was traditionally a fishing village. Although this has changed over the years fishing is still at the heart of town and if you are looking to pick up some wonderful Mediterranean produce then the best place to head is the fish market, open Monday – Friday in the mornings and gives you the chance to pick up the fisherman´s catch of the day.
If walking and nature take your fancy, then Guardamar offers some lovely places to take a stroll.
The beautiful park of Alfonso XIII park offers 800 hectares of forest and sand dunes. Since the project was started 3 decades ago over 600,000 trees and plants have been introduced to the area, making this a great ecological and cultural landscape with plenty of new things to find on every visit.
One of my personal favourite spots in Guardamar is the Renia Sofia Park, part of a larger pine forest and located between the beach and the town hall. It has lovely ponds and waterfalls and attracts a large host of ducks, birds, peacocks, turtles, squirrels and fish. It has a large children´s playground and areas to have a picnic and enjoy the scenery.
If you like to spend your days on the beach then the 11km stretch of beach that Guardamar offers will really appeal and gives you the opportunity to find your own perfect spot. The area closest to the town is extremely popular and has many cafes and restaurants along the promenade which offer traditional Spanish cuisine as well as other European options. The beach is extremely popular for walking and if you are feeling energetic it is possible to walk from Guardamar to La Mata. There really is nothing better than watching the sunrise on a cool winter morning and taking a brisk walk along the beach. Bliss!
When you need some retail therapy there are a varied selection of shops in the centre of town to wander around and during the summer season, from the middle of June till the middle of September, you also have the night market offering all sorts of products, from jewellery to handmade gifts & bags, clothes and much more!
Guardamar is a vibrant town and with a strong mixture of Spanish and ex-pats it is still easy to get involved with the community and enjoy one of the many fiestas throughout the year, including another of my favourites, the tapas trail, which lasts for a month normally during October/November.
If you would like more information about the area, then this is a great website http://guardamarturismo.com or get in touch and we will be happy to help you find your dream property.