Giving information for Guardamar
Guardamar noticeboard - giving tourist information for Guardamar since 1998
Guardamar, on the sunny Costa Blanca in Spain, is an excellent place to have a holiday in the sunshine, and on this page, questions and answers relating to tourist information for Guardamar town can be entered, free of charge.
For details on how to submit a question or to answer any of the questions on
this page, just click once on the link below :
3 Kings parade in Guardamar
A. "Hola Steve and Kim, in Guardamar, the Three Kings parade for
begins at 19:00 (on the 5th of January). If you get there early enough
you should be able to stand anywhere along the main shopping street in Guardamar
(if you have your back to the sea you should be positioned to the left of the
town hall square). The parade will come along the main shopping street (from the Mercadona end) and end up at the church that's in front of the town hall. Have a
Any English speaking doctors in Guardamar ?
A. "Hi ya, the
medical centre in Guardamar is on a road called Calle Molivent. This is the road
that runs along the back of town, and is the same one as the bus station is on.
Will they speak English? Well this will depend upon which one you get, but most
of them know the basic medical words in English, but I would also recommend
taking a phrase book with you!
Any football on the Costa Blanca or any
football in Guardamar ?
A. "Hello Paul, I used to
live on the Costa Blanca, in the Torrevieja area, (from 2002-2004), and played
every week in an English speaking football team excellently organised by a bloke
called Doug. Even though I'm now back in England, I
still keep in occasional contact with him and know that he still organises the
football every week. His setup is that there's about 14 blokes in total and he
splits them up into equal 7 a side teams for a good match every week, plus he
organises football matches against visiting football teams from England through
the year and on top of that, he also arranges social events during the year for
the footballers and their families. He's a good bloke who always puts in a
heck of a lot of work in the background for no financial reward, always doing his utmost to ensure everything
goes good for the footballers. He has his own way of getting rid of
footballers who are unreliable or lazy on the pitch, but the other players,
including me, really appreciated the way he did it, as it then made it better
for the rest of us!! A good bonus, is that they play on top quality astro turf as well.
A. "Hi Tony, there's no actual golf
courses in Guardamar, or in fact any golf clubs in Guardamar at all, but as a
golf fanatic myself as well, I generally go to the golf course on the outskirts
of Guardamar, at La Marquesa, it's only about 10 minutes drive from Guardamar
town. I always stay at one of the holiday apartments in Guardamar, so that
I've got the fantastic beach just a couple of minutes walk from the apartment,
and all the bars and restaurants just a few minutes walk as well, but to satisfy
my craving for golf, it's just a short drive. Perfect!!!
A. "Hello Sarah, Not sure what type
of gym you're looking for, but every year when I go back to Guardamar on
holiday, I go to the sports centre in Guardamar called Palau San Jaume.
It's fairly basic, but suits my needs. It's one road back from the
Guardamar seafront, you can see it on the bottom of the map, on the bottom of
Map of Guardamar.
Any good tapas restaurants in Guardamar ?
A. "Hello Nicky, my favourite
every time for good tapas restaurants in Guardamar, is La Bocaita, more details
for La Bocaita are on the following link
Restaurants in Guardamar.
A. "Hello Paul, You don't say whether
you're looking for an outdoor swimming pool, or indoor pool, but as the beach in
Guardamar is so good, (one of the best in Spain), there's not many swimming
pools in Guardamar, however, I do know that there's 2 very good public pools,
which are part of the Guardamar sports centre, one is an outdoor pool, which is
right next to the sports centre entrance, and there's an indoor swimming pool,
if you had your back to the beach, it's just behind the sports centre. The
sports centre is called Palau San Jaume. Just click once on the link below, and
look in the centre and at the bottom of the map :
A. "I've heard that scuba
diving lessons are available at Marina de las Dunas in Guardamar, which is at
the mouth of the Segura River (near to the main port area). Their telephone
number is 0034 965 971 938.
Any tennis courts in
A. "The Guardamar sports
centre has some tennis courts and you can book these for rental 2 days in
advance. The sports centre is on the sea front, towards the north end of
Guardamar and just down from the big park (Reina Sofia).
A. "Hello Michael, we've always
used the company you see on one of the links on the side menus and have always
been very pleased.
Jimmy, In the many, many years I've been spending holidays in Guardamar, the
time of year has always been March/April as the weather at that time of year is
brilliant, but have only ever seen a handful of bars or restaurants closed.
The majority of them will be open, in fact, I've been to all of the bars and
restaurants that you see on the bars and restaurants pages on this website at
spring-time and all of them have been open.
A. "I have always taken my
family to the Costa Blanca on holiday because, not only do they have wonderful
beaches and great weather, but they love children, whatever the age. I have been
to several different areas of the Costa Blanca but wish I had discovered
Guardamar sooner, as, to us, it is ideal for a family holiday. It's a Spanish
town, but the locals are more than use to us Brits and all of the menus that
I've seen have an English translation, although it means a lot to them if you
try with a few basic Spanish words too. Happy Holidays!
Bus times for Guardamar ?
John and Ali, not sure where you are going to or coming from in respect of
Guardamar, but if you're going by bus from Alicante to Guardamar, for example,
take a look at the following link -
Bus times for Guardamar - it's the website page that I always use for my
holidays in Guardamar.
A. "Hi, there are three
official national fiestas in December; December the 6th Día de la Constitución
España (the day of the Spanish constitution which is very important in the
history of Spain), December the 8th Inmaculada Concepción (the religious
celebration of the immaculate conception), and December 25th Natividad del Señor
(Christmas Day). (When I was in Guardamar last winter, it was warm enough for
sunbathing!!) If I were you I'd keep an eye on the fiestas page of this
website cos there's lots of useful info and it's normally updated with what's
going on, nearer the time. Happy holidays!
Christmas in Guardamar ?
A. "I was in Guardamar last
Christmas and it was warm enough to spend the day on the beach! The English and
Irish bars and restaurants were open and had a really jolly atmosphere during
the festive period.
Discos and bars in Guardamar
A. "Hello Trevor and Louise. From our experience of taking
holidays in Guardamar over many years, we've seen lots of excellent bars in
Guardamar, but (thankfully), no discos in Guardamar itself, but from memory, I
think there's one on the outskirts of Guardamar, roughly between the Oriental
Wok restaurant on the big roundabout by the exit on the N332 at the Alicante end
of Guardamar and the bus station.
A. "Hi Trevor and Louise. Yes, there's 2 discos in
Guardamar, but they are on the outskirts of Guardamar, on the industrial estate.
The one next to the N332.
A. "There's an abundance of bars in Guardamar and also a few
discos. The difference between disco's and night clubs is the price for drinks
will be cheaper in the disco's. Nightclubs are far more expensive and tend to be
frequented by working girls (ladies of the night) which is fairly common in
Spain. A good street for bars is Avinguda dels Pins alongside Parc Reina Sofia,
it has many tapas style bars and a sports bar. All of which are very friendly.
Easter holiday in Guardamar del Segura ?
A. "In my opinion, the
weather can be variable at the beginning of April. In general, it's warm and
dry, but it's also a time for April showers, so bring a umbrella. Having said
that, the further into April you go the more the weather becomes more like the
equivalent to a British summer! With a strong Catholic history, the Spanish take
Easter seriously and if it is a holiday day (for example Good Friday) then, in
general, everything is shut. You will, normally, find the British and Irish bars
and restaurants operating as normal. However, there is no prior notice for the
opening days for the market, so I can only assume that they won't be one on
Easter Day. I would imagine that this website will publish more information when
Festivals and processions in Guardamar ?
How do you get to Los Tusales beach in Guardamar ?
Is Guardamar suitable for a 2 month break for a retired couple ?
A. "Hello Eileen, Just seen your enquiry above and thought I would just
say, that myself and my husband have been retired for 9 years and because we
love Spain so much, we immediately started taking holidays in Spain twice a year
for a couple of months each time. Having explored all of Spain before, we knew
that Guardamar was the only place we wanted to be. It's absolutely
perfect in every way. Guardamar has one of the best beaches in Spain, plus, the
bars, shops, restaurants and street markets are open all-year round.
We've been at all different times of the year, and it's been great every time.
Markets in Guardamar ?
Moors and Christians fiestas in Guardamar ?
Moors and Christians Fiestas in Guardamar.?
Moors and Christians parades in Guardamar ?
* Parque Reina Sofia is quite a large park, probably about 800 acres, and has an open-air stage, a large playground catering for all ages of children, a duck-pond (so bring your bread!), you will also see other animals including peacocks and squirrels either in or just by the duck-pond! There's also lots of walking paths and areas shaded by the many various types of trees, including pine trees. Parque Reina Sofia is easily seen on the left on the following map Maps For Guardamar
* Parque Alfonso XIII is a natural park, which was made as a result of
the planting of pines in the early 20th century, in a successful attempt to
prevent the sand dunes from covering the town. The resulting pine forest now
provides Guardamar with many excellent natural recreation areas, offering shaded
walkways and picnic areas.
* Parque Sur is in 2 parts and is the smallest of the 3 parques. This parque is undergoing some drastic landscaping at present, which should be finished by 2008. Parque Sur isn't listed on the maps for Guardamar page, but one section of the Parque Sur is on the corner of Avenida Cervantes and Avenida de las Americas. The other section of Parque Sur is on the corner of Avenida Cervantes and Avenida Peru.
In case it helps, the Spanish for parks is parques.
I've tried to give as many details as possible for the parks in Guardamar, but if you need to know anything else about them, just let us know, via this noticeboard.
Hope this helps and hope you have a great holiday in Guardamar, we go there
every year for our holidays although we always spend our winter holidays in
Guardamar, which is brilliant, during the day-time in winter in Guardamar, you
can usually see temperatures matching the same as a 'good' summers day in
England!! We would never go anywhere else""
A. "Hi Joanne, You'll be spoilt for choice there, that's for
sure. You'll get lots of good restaurants and bars in Guardamar within just a
few minutes walk from the Plaza Porticada in any direction. One of our
favourites, whenever we go back to Guardamar on holiday is the brilliant La
Cabelleria steak house restaurant for excellent steaks, just walk a a couple of
minutes from the Plaza Porticada to the beach, then slightly to the right and
it's the road before you get to the beach.
A. "Hi Phil, when I was in Guardamar on holiday last year, I
noticed that there was a sports centre in Guardamar, just by the north part of
the beach. The sports centre is called Palau San Jaume, and is on the
bottom of the map for Guardamar, on the following link
Street map for Guardamar
A. "Hi Simon, I picked up a bus timetable when I was on holiday in
Guardamar in June. It says that the bus leaves Alicante at 07.00, 09.00, 11.00,
12.00, 14.00, 15.30 and 20.00. Leaving from Guardamar to Alicante the
times are as follows - 09.05, 11.05, 13.10, 14.05, 16.00, 17.30, 20.05 and
A. "Hi Shaun, when we were in Guardamar on holiday last year, we
saw a taxi rank just alongside the main Church square.
A. "Hi Alan, The nearest golf course to Guardamar del Segura is the La Marquesa Golf Course in Ciudad Quesada.
The golf and country club "La Marquesa" is situated in the urbanization Ciudad Quesada, which is part of the district of Rojales, the golf course there is very well integrated in the general plan of the urbanization using its different natural levels to make a game more complicated for the player. It's located in a flat valley in between the mountains, and sheltered by its own unique microclimate, I go there quite a lot when I'm in Guardamar on holiday, the La Marquesa golf and country club is only about 5 minutes drive from Guardamar del Segura.
It has an 18-hole course that is quite comfortable without excess difficulties, with altering long and short holes, also, the greens are not too distant from the tee-offs and so make this course uncomplicated and easy to complete. There's no tiered greens or complicated layouts on this broad, flat, spacious course, which makes it easy for players of any age and just the thing for avoiding strenuous physical effort.
The La Marquesa golf course is quite easy for intermediate players with lots of manageable holes that are not excessively demanding. To complete a round without getting into trouble the requirements of tougher holes have to be met while benefiting from the easier holes to keep the score up.
Golf and Country Club La Marquesa
The La Marquesa golf course is probably about 4km from Guardamar del Segura. It's a fairly good golf course, which is 18 hole par 72 courses.
There's also quite a few golf societies on the Costa Blanca, and some are quite
close to Guardamar, that could perhaps give some extra information on
the golf, more details on the link below :
A. "The British and Irish bars and restaurants are usually open normal
hours and the restaurants often have a Christmas dinner menu for Christmas Day.
The atmosphere is 'party like' and most bars and restaurants have organized
entertainment (singers etc.). My advice would be to take a look at the info on
fiestas in guradamar, which is on the following link: