Ciudad Quesada is located approximately 8 kilometres inland from the Costa Blanca at Guardamar de la Segura.
Alicante and Murcia airports are both 50 kilometres away and the nearest beach is within 10 minutes drive.
Leisure and recreation The town centre of Ciudad Quesada is well provided with shops, bars, restaurants, a golf course and its own water park.
Golf There are many championship golf courses to choose from: Villamartin, Las ramblas and Campoamar are the closest. There are many more within an hour’s drive.
Shopping Torrevieja town and other markets nearby are open every day during the summer months.
Nature There are an abundance of flamingos and other wildlife on the salt lakes. The area is considered to have a very healthy climate.
Excursions For a day or evening out, Torrevieja is close by. One of the greatest tourist attractions of Torrevieja has always been its variety of entertainment for families and young people. There are more than a hundred night bars, the majority concentrated in the so-called El Baluarte area in the La Punta district, which have become a major attraction for thousands of people from all over the world.
Beaches The many Blue flag beaches of Torrevieja, Guadamar del Segura, and Santa Pola are all within 15 minutes drive.
Hire Car A hire car is recommended for this resort.
Cuisine The local cuisine in Ciudad Quesada is typically that of the Costa Blanca, which combines delicacies from both land and the Mediterranean Sea. Many civilizations have lived in this area (Celts, Iberians, Greeks, Romans, Muslims), all of which have all left their mark on the gastronomy.
The diet in Ciudad Quesada is a typically, healthy Mediterranean one; the Costa Blanca is rich in fish, vegetables, olive-oil, rice and fruit and the ingredients which are all used to prepare delicious, healthy dishes, such as Paella Valenciana, Arroz Negro (black rice), Arroz al horno (Oven baked rice), Arroz a banda (fish and rice stew), Arroz del Señoret (Princes rice).
Aside from seafood, typical dishes include succulent lamb chops, rabbit in garlic, roast leg of lamb with garlic and fresh rosemary, and home made sausages and black puddings.
If you have a sweet tooth then you will enjoy the local homemade pastries and deserts that the whole region is famous for. Or Jijona ice-cream (Nougat), which is made with the almonds of the region.
While in Ciudad Quesada you can delight the palate with the ample wines an offer from the region giving Jalon wine a special mention due to its quality and bouquet.
There are many international restaurants close by offering a wide choice of different cuisines from around the world.
Climate Castalla enjoys a typical Mediterranean climate; as is it is surrounded by mountain ranges, it can sometimes get very hot in summer, but it is protected against the cold North winds in winter. The area averages nearly 3,000 hours of sunshine each year and the average temperature easily exceeds 20 degrees.
In 1986 the World Health Organisation recommended the climate of the area as one of the most equitable in the world - neither too hot in the summer nor too cold in the winter. On average it can boast 325 sunny days each year making it an ideal all year round destination.
Little bit isolated but if you have a car then not a problem. There is a good strip with various bars , retaurants and shops. We ate in the town most nights and enjoyed all of it. Would visit this area again.
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Went to several diferent beaches with a great variety of styles. Some have a promenade and others are acessed through sand dunes onto natural type beaches. All have their own charm.
We stayed in Dona Pepa area a south part of Ciudad Quesada. Two markeds just steps away from us: Lidl and Consum. Consum much better i think. There is also big chinese shop with everything inside! And other shop with toys (small version of smyths). Open playgroung - a kind of park. Without the car there is not much to see there. Ciudad Quesada centre disappointed me actually. I have expected living town with lot of good shops and restaurants but couldn't find it there. Torrevieja and Guardamar del Segura are worth to visit. If you have a car you can stay there no problem.
Costa Blanca reviews
Very good sandy beaches, warm water, nice views. Tidy and big enough. Good place for holiday with children expecially when weather is good. We've been in September and for 2 weeks sun every day. Hot!
We love this area, so much to do, cheap places to eat. Try the wok near the consum, endless chinese food and excellent value. Bobbys bar is cheap and cheerful, and Mulberrys portions were huge. New shopping precinct opened in La Zenia, with C&A, Primark and loads of other shops.
The area is very nice as we have visited for the last 11 years it certainly draws us back to the area.
The area has suffered from the economic resession and the prices and value for money is certainley not the same and this is certainly demonstrated with the restaurants and coffeee shops