Guardamar del Segura is a Village of the Costa Blanca located 35 kilometers south of Alicante, where the river Segura ends. This lovely place has approximately 17,000 people.

Guardamar beach consists of 11 km of fine sand beaches that make it one of the most beautiful coasts in Spain. Guardamar is also especially known for its sand dunes that are in an area of special protection and conservation.

The pine forest located next to its Urban center has 800 hectares of extension and originally was a set of mobile sand dunes, which were slowed down through the planting of various plant species such as pines, palms or cypresses.

Guardamar del Segura is a mainly tourist village. That is why you will find numerous hotels and campings that welcome thousands of visitors. All kind of restaurants, bars and pubs. Weekly markets (Wednesdays in the town center and Sundays in the outskirts). Long term and vacational rentals offered by the many Real Estates in the area. The population is multiplied by five in summer, making it a perfect vacation place.

Weather in Guardamar del Segura

The village has one of the lowest rainfalls in Europe and Mediterranean temperatures ranging from an average of 17ºC in January to 29ºC in August. This climate makes Guardamar in Spain, a perfect place chosen by people from all over Europe to have their holidays and vacations.

What to see in Guardamar del Segura

Casa de Ingeniero Mira-Museo

Is dedicated to the figure of the illustrious engineer Francisco Mira, to his work and to the history of the afforestation. The building also houses the Tourist Office

The Archaeological Museum of Guardamar

Is located in the House of Culture. It highlights a replica of the Iberian bust of the "Dama de Guardamar" (4th century BC) and examples of the Phoenician, Iberian, Islamic and medieval cultures.

The Castle "El Castillo"

In the hill known as El Castell is the walled citadel that housed the old town of Guardamar until its destruction by the earthquakes of 1829. From this location you can see a wide view of the region and the Mediterranean Sea.

San Antonio flour mill

Old flour mill with hydraulic drive of medieval late origin, currently a neo-Arab building, used for the deposit of grain for its later sale.

Iron bridge "Puente de Hierro"

Built in the 20s, it replaced another older Baroque style and raised in stone. It is a good example of the iron engineering of the time, a late reflection of the industrial revolution.

Sénia del riu sec

Animal traction water lifting device, of the so-called crown wheels. It consists of two wheels: the water wheel and the air wheel or counter-wheel. At present it has been restored and exhibited in a public space.

The Caliphate Rábita

It is in the dunes of Guardamar del Segura is the only monastic Islamic group of the Omeya period Andalusí (X-XI century) preserved almost completly.

Phoenician port city of La Fonteta

This complex was declared a Site of Cultural Interest, made up of an urbanistic fabric from the Phoenician colonial period (8th to 6th centuries BC), covered by dunes and close to the Califal Rábita. It is one of the most complex and best-preserved Phoenician cities in the western world.

Phoenician fortress of the small cabezo de l'Estany

Small walled town of Phoenician origin (8th to 7th centuries BC) located on the right bank of the Segura river, about 2 km west of the town of Guardamar.

Roman Factoria and Islamic Rábita of Montcaio

It is a set of Roman and late Roman times related to a coastal settlement dedicated to the explotation of the resources of the sea: Fishing and salt mostly.

La Dama de Guardamar

It was discovered in 1987 at the archaeological site of the little hill named Cabezo Lucero. At a shallow depth appeared a large piece of a stone, the first fragment of a bust of an Iberian lady, with clothing similar to the Dama de Elche.
 The excavation provided many other elements, including a large fragment that included the headdress, face and neck.

And finally, it is worth mentioning the Alfonso XIII Park, a pedestrian area to enjoy a walk or bike ride and the Reina Sofía Park, perfect to enjoy with children.

What to do in Guardamar del Segura

The gastronomy of Guardamar represents the most authentic essence of Mediterranean kitchen represented by the catches of the fishing fleet.
 Both the ñora of the orchard and the shrimp of the sea are the pride of Guardamar for being products that are found in very few places. The ñora is a small red pepper with a sweet ball whose flavor and aroma provide a personal stamp in the preparation of rice. The prawn of Guardamar is known for its high quality when caught in the area between fresh river water and sea salt.

The beaches of Guardamar del Segura

The beaches of Guardamar stand out for having an incredibly soft sand. Behind its 11 kilometers of beach, stretches a dune forest of 800 hectares. For this, the town has four blue flags.
 The beaches ordered from north to south are:
 Els Tossals, Els Vivers, La Babilònia, Center, La Roqueta, El Montcaio, El Camp and Les Ortigues.

Fiestas in Guardamar del Segura

  • In February the Carnival is celebrated, when costumes and masks transform the people for a few hours and the "Half Year" informal parade of the Comparsas de Moros y Cristianos.
  • The processional steps of Guardamar are of a great quality. But what distinguishes his Holy Week are the performances that relive moments like: The Passion of Christ, the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem, The Prendimiento, The Lavatorio de Pilatos or The Resurrection Sunday Encounter.
  • Easter Monday, where it is tradition for the families of Guardamar to go to the pine forest to spend the day.
  • With the summer equinox on June 21 comes the Plantà de la Foguera, a cardboard and wood monument where criticism and world events of the year are exposed. The NIght of San Juan takes place on the beach the Nit Màgica, the night of the magical rite of fire. The next day the bonfire is burned.
  • The festivities of Moors and Christians in honor of Sant Jaume are celebrated in the second half of July. It's the town's big party. It begins with the representation of the legend of L'Encantà, where the Lady of Guardamar is crowned.
  • The embassies and parades of the Moor and Christian bands are, without a doubt, the most spectacular moments of the festival, in which the history of the medieval reconquest is revived.
  • On October 7, La Virgen del Rosario, saint of Guardamar, is celebrated. It is an eminently religious festival.
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Tourist Information

Tourist Info Guardamar
Plaça de la Constitució, 7
03140 Guardamar del Segura

Tel. 96 572 44 88

guardamar@touristinfo.net
www.guardamarturismo.com

www.guardamardelsegura.es   Town hall


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