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Facts

Inhabitants 1200
Nearest airport Alicante
Distance to airport 17 km
Distance to beach 2 km
Max. temperature 35 C
Min. temperature 12 C


La Marina

La Marina is a small coastal village on the Costa Blanca, located between Santa Pola and Alicante to the north, Guardamar and Torrevieja to the south. La Marina is approximately 30 minutes drive from Alicante airport.

The village has a range of shops, bars, banks etc. and has a regular bus service north and south along the coast.

Natural Zone
The area boasts an exceptionally attractive coastal landscape for tourists. The bathing season starts in spring and lasts until autumn.

The natural environment combines great expanses of beach with spectacular rolling dunes; the conditions are perfect for the abundance of rare flora and fauna, which exist here in abundance. The area is a nature lovers paradise.


Beaches


The sandy beach at La Marina stretches some 17 kilometres from Santa Pola to Torrevieja.

Facilities


There is a large urbanisation (town) situated about a mile back into the hills with many shops, bars, restaurants and a municipal swimming pool, amongst other facilities.

Architecture


La Marina consists of various styles of terraced houses such as Josefinas, Finas and Rositas and detached houses, such as Lolas and Rosas. The newer villas have highly imaginative names as Fortuna, Nadine, Alicia or Oceania.


Ambience
La Marina has developed its own charm and in the summer it pulsates with life. During August many Spanish families spend their holidays here with picnic gatherings in the pine woods close to the beach.

Night-life
La Marina enjoys some interesting night-time pastimes, including foam parties and venues offering live music.

Eating out
Visitors can enjoy a choice of Spanish or international cuisine, enjoy a glass of sangria whilst taking in some beautiful live Spanish music and watch the beautiful sunsets. A trip to La Marina is not complete without a visit to a Spanish Bodega, where one can try one of the many different wines with a typical Tapa from the area. 



Leisure & recreation
Aside from beach activities, La Marina and its surrounding area offers varied sport and leisure activities. You can rent bicycles, play mini-golf, take a diving course, walk across the dunes or salt-flats areas or just enjoy the local countryside and natural environment. Horse riding excursions, quad hire and balloon flights are also to hand.

Local Markets
There is a weekly market in La Marina and in most of the local surrounding towns and villages. In the village the market takes place every week on Thursdays and again on Sundays and is situated in the village centre.

The ‘Mercadillo’ in nearby Santa Pola is very popular and takes place on a Sunday, as does the biggest weekly market in the region, that of Campo de Guardamar. This market offers local fruit and vegetables, as well as shoes made in Spanish traditional workshops, craft work, clothes, leather articles and of course a wide variety of culinary delights.

Excursions
If you want to get away from the beach for a day, take the coastal road N-332 into the beautiful rural countryside, or up into the mountains, where you can enjoy wonderful natural landscapes and great views.

A short car journey will also take you to the nearby cities of Torrevieja, Alicante and Murcia and the villages of San Fulgencio, La Marina-Pueblo, Rojales, Almoradí, Crevillente, Dolores and Catral are all worth a visit, where you can take a stroll in the historical and charming old towns, drive along rural roads, past oranges and lemon groves and call into a local artesan store where you will be able to pick up a traditional souvenir: hand-made jewellery, fans, wine, ham and olive oil.

Climate
The Costa Blanca enjoys a typical Mediterranean climate, with cool sea breezes in summer and protection by surrounding mountains 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.



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Reviews for La Marina

Average overall ratings
 
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Based on 47 reviews.

   
City
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Submitted by:
29 August, 2014

City review

La Marina Urbanization is a residential area with an international community, many residents are retired and many properties are holiday homes and lived in for a few months of the year. There are ample amenities, restaurants, bars, supermarkets etc. The down side is that it is just a residential area, there is no old town centre and it is not hear the sea - La Marina village is a 15 minute drive. If you want to experience the old charm of Spain or be close to the sea, this is not the place for you. However, if you are traveling with small kids or in a group La Marina could be a good place to base yourselves, you can rent a holiday home, share with friends, making it a home away from home type of holiday with all the facilities you need to get laundry done and cater for yourselves .

Coast review

This covers a wide area and how much you see will depend on how much you want to get out and about. During the sumner it is pretty busy with Benidorm, Alicante, Torravieja and the towns in between full of holiday makers. If you want noise you can certainly find it! But then an afternoon up by the church on the hill in Altea is a complete contrast. If you plan your trip well, you can experience Spain as it is to it's locals, see some history, lay on the beach and party until the early hours.
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30 July, 2014

City review

la marina is very quiet and safe. there are very good Bars and places to eat in La marina. great beach. close to airport. great all round.

Coast review

lovely beach. not too busy and calm enough to enjoy with children.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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14 July, 2014

City review

La Marina is perfect for a relaxing, beach holiday. It is however necessary to have the use of a car if you want to visit places such as Guardamar, Alicante and the beautiful Santa Pola where markets are held.

Coast review

Gorgeous white sandy beaches with lots of local bars and restaurants.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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08 May, 2014

City review

nice and quiet

Coast review

beach at la marina is wonderfull
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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11 August, 2013

City review

every thing there that you would need but if you need to get out the roads are very good and it only takes about an hour to get to benidorm

Coast review

lovely beach nearby bars on beach
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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03 August, 2013

City review

Had all u need to relax and have an enjoyable break.

Coast review

The beach is lovely and the beach front restaurant is lovely
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12 July, 2013

City review

Nice and calm

Coast review

Perfect white sand and great variations.
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02 July, 2013

City review

Not to exiting, but Urb. La Marina has what you need in regards of food, farmacy and so on.

Coast review

Great area with a lot to do. But a rental car is a must.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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19 June, 2013

City review

plenty of little bars and restaurants to enjoy.

Coast review

good beaches.
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02 October, 2012

City review

Not many amenities near by. Not enough spanish cuisine served in restuarants.

Coast review

Alicante was ok but nothing to rave about.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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08 September, 2012

City review

Lovely place fantastic food

Coast review

very nice
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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19 August, 2012

City review

The local people are friendly and there is everything you need to have a very enjoyable holiday. If you are looking for a very Spanish feel holiday then La Marina probably wouldn't be for you as there are alot of ex pats.

Coast review

n/a
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20 July, 2012

City review

Quite undeveloped, very English, didn't have many aspects of Spain at all - except for the supermarket.

Coast review

Absolutely beautiful. Variety of beaches including nudist, family, quiet and more tourist based options.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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18 July, 2012

City review

Suitable for all age groups. Some parts are a bit hilly for those with walking difficulties but on the whole a great area. Plenty of facilities including banks, supermarkets, bars and restaurants. A car is not required unless you wish to explore the surrounding area without using public transport.

Coast review

Lovely beaches.
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21 June, 2012

City review

Quiet, well looked after. Great views. Very close to the beached of La Marina and Guardamar.

Coast review

stunning beaches,lovely food, excellent climate
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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06 May, 2012

City review

Not fully exploited, many half-built homes, roads not ready.

Coast review

We found a long and inviting sand beach, unfortunately it was rather windy most days why we never stayed at the beach. The water seemed to be very fine.
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30 August, 2011

City review

Not a bad city just not enough going on at nights.

Coast review

enjoyed very much close to last resort we visited.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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Submitted by:
11 July, 2011

City review

Quiet residential area with a small number bars and resuraunts no discos

Coast review

Brilliant beaches
3 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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