First, Guardamar del Segura is a town in the Alicante region of the Costa Blanca.
You find the town between Santa Pola and Torrevieja.
The town is 45 minutes drives from El Altet Airport of Allicante.
It has a strategic position on a hill . But also directly on the beach.
In a unique natural environment
First of all , Guardamar del Segura is well-know for his dunes.
Indeed, the pine forest, dunes and beaches made the town for us like a little paradise.
When we are walking there , it is like we are walking in the Langue-doc in France also a paradise.
The beaches of Guardamar del Segura
Most important is the 12 km natural coastline with white sand dunes . And pine trees.
In the past , the pine forest in Guardamar was planted to prevent that the town would disappear under moving sand dunes.
Read more about it on our page : Sand dunes of Guardamar.
The dunes are natural formed by the river and the sea.
So of course, there are lots of spots where you can walk en enjoy the nature.
There are lots of spots where you can observe the local fauna and flora . And of course also the many bird species.
In the pine forest, you can find little squirrels.
Of course because of it location nearby the Mediterranean Sea, the town is also popular for water sports.
So you can go sailing, water skiing, windsurfing, diving, snorkeling and canoeing.
Indeed, perfect for water lovers.
Within a 30 km drive you find the golf courses of Orihuela. Read more about it on the page Golf courses at the Orihuela Costa .
The town has a typical Mediterranean Sea climate.
So it has 325 sunny days a year.
It is protected by the mountains against the cold wind in the winter.
In Summer it has the refreshing cool sea breeze.
So it is not to cold in the winter and not to warm in the summer season.
As you can read an ideal destination all year round.
The many bars and local restaurants offer excellent seafood dishes.
Furthermore, this region is also very popular for the rice dishes. The most important one is the Paella.
You can find the Marina at the mount of the river Segura. They say it is a very pleasant harbor to stay with your boat.
Guardamar History walk.
Important, this walking route takes you in the main point of interest in Guardamar.
You can follow this tour with a English guide.
Normally it leavens every Thursday morning from the tourist Office.
Important also is that groups can also book the tour on others days.
If you are interested in walking routes see also our page walking route at the Costa Blanca.
The walks takes you to the pine forest .
The walking route starts from the Castillo or castle.
On the top of the hill this castle overlooks wit a panoramic view the town and further.
On a clear sunny day ( 325 a year ) you can see to the mountains of the Sierra Helada .
In the past , the Castillo occupies a strategic place on the coast, close of the river going inside the land and facing the Sea.
Indeed , the water of the river brings fertility since Roman times. There are remains from the Iberian- Roman period.
Furthermore , there are graves found from the Moorish occupation.
From the castle walk down to the roundabout on the main street.
And walk down to the Calle Dunas.
At the end of the street keep straight. The road into the pine forest is only for walkers.
Then, keep straight and after 50 meters go straight to the ruines of the Rabita Califal and La Foneta. There are several signs to the Rabita.
After visiting the ruins go towards the sea to the beaches. That is the place where the beach houses, since the storm in december 2016, are reclaimed by the sea.
Then turn back towards the center of the town. There you can walk the tree lined avenue into ” the Casa del Mar “.
As you can read, you can do this nice walk the all year . The distance is about 4 kilometers.
Hidden history of the Phoenician period.
On the River Segura archaeologist have found 2800 year old proves of a Phoenician site .
For example , they have discovered complete metallurgical oven; homes and anti-chambres.
In the past the site was a leading center for metallurgy.
So important that they exported jewelry all over the Iberian island.
The town hall will do every thing to open the site to the public.
Guardemar de la Segura is a little paradise worth the stay. There are more interesting things to do in Guardamar.
I hope this article gives you some ideas and inspiration for your holiday stay.
Enjoy yourself !