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July 29, 2011

Guardamar del Segura Spain

Filed under: Costa Brava,Spain — Tags: — needahand @ 9:53 am
Guardamar del Segura Park

One of Guardamar del Segura’s Parks

Guardamar del Segura Spain – Located to the north of Torrevieja on the Costa Blanca coastline of Spain, is one of the most popular resorts in this region. Boasting miles of fine sandy beaches, shady parks and excellent facilities, Guardamar del Segura has everything you would expect of a modern holiday resort. Also a desirable area for the purchase of holiday homes, or even for those wishing to relocate, Guardamar del Segura has its fair share of International residents, who live happily alongside its traditional Spanish citizens. Property development has become a major industry for the town, and thousands of properties have sprung up over the last twenty years or so. The three parks for which Guardamar is well known were created when the moving sands of this coast threatened to engulf the town, and a project was undertaken to plant thousands of trees and cacti, to anchor down the sand and protect the town, the resulting woodlands were subsequently turned into parks for everyone to use. The sunny weather is of course another big attraction for visitors, who make the most of its two thousand eight hundred hours of annual sunshine. Easily reached from Alicante airport, which is just twenty five minutes north of the resort, Guardamar del Segura is a good choice of resort if you are heading to this part of Spain.

Guardamar del Segura Street Map.

July 22, 2011

La Marina Beach

Filed under: Costa Blanca,Spain — Tags: , — needahand @ 3:26 pm
La Marina Beach

La Marina Beach

La Marina Beach – One of the finest beaches to be found on the Costa Blanca coastline of Spain, the beach at La Marina is long, wide and sandy, it attracts visitors from all over the region, and even though plenty of people visit all year round, you can always find a space to plonk your towel even in the summer months. The beach at La Marina is a little way from the town and is signposted from the road which runs through the old town (not the newer urbanizations which are some distance away). The beach can get pretty windy, as is typical of this part of the coast, and in windy weather you will often find kitesurfers performing skilful feats off the beach. Kite flyers also get good conditions and can often be seen there. If you are staying in the area and in a self-catering rental property, you will most likely be in the newer urbanization of La Marina, so to reach the beach you will need a car. Don’t let this put you off though, as a visit to La Marina beach is well worth the effort.

July 21, 2011

Los Montesinos Spain

Filed under: Costa Blanca,Spain — Tags: , — needahand @ 1:09 pm
Los Montesinos Town Square

Los Montesinos Town Square

Los Montesinos Spain – Another of the popular towns of the southern Costa Blanca, Los Montesinos is not actually on the coast, but slightly inland to the north of Torrevieja’s famous salt lake, where huge quantities of salt have been produced for centuries. A desirable spot for the purchase of holiday homes and even for relocating, Los Montesinos has attracted a large number of International residents, who mix nicely with the traditional Spanish inhabitants. A number of large urbanizations have sprung up around Los Montesinos in the last twenty years or so, and this has given the town a more contemporary feel. The main attraction for Brits and other Northern Europeans, is of course the sunny weather, which stays fine even when Britain is gripped by winter. The appeal is obvious to all who visit and it is not surprising that many have chosen to make Los Montesinos their home.

Map of Los Montesinos Spain.

July 19, 2011

Torre de la Horadada Spain

Filed under: Costa Blanca,Costa Calida,Spain — Tags: , — needahand @ 11:14 am
Torre de la Horadada Marina and Tower

Torre de la Horadada Marina and Tower

Torre de la Horadada Spain: Perhaps one of the lesser known of the Costa Blanca’s seaside resorts, Torre de la Horadada is also one of the prettiest of the southern resorts, with attractive coastline and seafront walks, a charismatic watch tower dating from the time when pirates sailed these seas, numerous sandy beaches, sunny weather and a delightful marina with plenty of mooring space.

Despite the age of its tower, Torre de la Horadada has mostly developed during recent times, with the demand for coastal holiday homes growing and it really acts as the coastal arm of nearby Pilar de la Horadada, which as a town, falls a little short of the coast.

Very close to the border of Alicante and Murcia, Torre de la Horadada together with Pilar de la Horadada and El Mojon is one of the Costa Blanca’s southernmost resorts, head any further south and you will find yourself on the Costa Calida and the resorts of the Mar Menor, a little further and you will reach the city of Cartagena with its ancient Roman and Carthaginian ruins.

So if you are visiting the southern Costa Blanca region, don’t miss out on the charming little resort of Torre de la Horadada.

July 15, 2011

Waterfall Picture of Fuentes de Algar

Filed under: Costa Blanca,Spain,Travel — Tags: , , — needahand @ 8:27 am
Fuentes de Algar Waterfall Picture

Fuentes de Algar Waterfall Picture

Waterfall Picture – On the left is a great picture of the main waterfall at Fuentes de Algar, located near to Callosa d’en Sarria on the northern Costa Blanca, Spain.

A popular spot to visit during the summer time, when visitors cool down in the freezing cold water, which remains such despite the high air temperatures experienced in this part of Spain during July and August.

Attracting many visitors from nearby resorts such as Benidorm, Calpe, Altea, Finestrat and Altea, the Fuentes de Algar should be on your list of places to visit if you are in the area.

The Fuentes de Algar can be reached from the motorway near to Benidorm, head towards Callosa D’En Sarria and follow signposts.

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