Guardamar Del Segura is located in beautiful scenery, with sandy beaches surrounded by a vast pine forest.
- Its district has 11 km of coastline, which are from north to south beach of Los Tusales, the beach of Los Viveros, Beach Babylon, BeachCenter, the beach at La Roqueta, MoncayoBeach, Ocean beach and the beach of Las Ortigas.
- Also for golfers Guardamar is an ideal destination: within just 20 km there are no less than five golf courses. The closest is “La Marquesa” with 18 holes.
- The SeguraRiver flows through the town.
- There are various archaeological sites such as :
1. The Phoenician city of La Fonteta.
2.The Las Dunas Caliphal hermitage/fort.
4. The Engineer Mira House-Museum.
- Guardamar also has various ecologically interesting nature areas: The Laguna’s de La Mata Nature Reserve, which has a network of trails ideal for walking and biking.
- The Guardamar gastronomy is includes the best of its local vegetables and seafood. The traditional fish rice dishes such as the Caldero and the excellent local shrimp are famous in the region, and are celebrated every year in the delightful gastronomical event called the “Semana de la Ñora y el Langostino”.
- At the port of Guardamar you can book an excursion by ship to the island Tabarca, without any doubt a very attractive destination.
- Well known is also the gastronomy of Guardamar, with good rice dishes and plenty of fish and seafood.
- Guardamar is the southernmost Catalan-speaking.
- Guardamar hosts local festivals :
- Tree Festival: It is celebrated on January 31.
- Moors y Christians: are held the last two weeks of July.
- Patron: are held on 7 October in commemoration of the Virgin of Rosario.
The Costa Blanca is full of contrasts. A good example is the Vega Baja district, with is extraordinary beaches its eponymous Vega (“meadow” or “fertile lowland”), a patchwork of market gardens, the serene beauty of the Laguna’s de la Mata and TorreviejaNaturalPark, and the rolling sand dunes of Guardamar Del Segura.
- Religion has traditionally run deep in Orihuela, as reflected in its heritage. The centre is a Historical and Artistic Site and contains the most outstanding building, including the monumental College of Santo Domingo.
- The Holy Cathedral Church of El Salvador, the Church of Santa Justa and Rufina, and the Parish Church of Santiago are all in the Gothic Style and make Orihuela Old Quarter a unique destination for cultural pilgrimage.
- Another cultural gem is the Diocesan Museum of Sacred Art, where visitors can admire masterpieces such as the Temptation is St.Thomas painted by Velázquez. And no visit is complete without a trip to the Miguel Hernandez Museum House, in witch the celebrated local poet was born and bred.
- Also boasts white-sand beaches and craggy coves with translucent waters, like La Zenia, playa Flamenca and campo Amor, to name but a few.
- The great climate means that water sports can be practised all year around. Nautical Experience offers visitors the chance to fish, Sail, dive and take boat trips throughout the year.
- At the end of July. Las Eras de la Sal plays host to the International Habaneras and Polyphony Contest, which sees choirs from all over the globe, fill the air with magic.
- There are eight golf courses in the district, with four in Orihuela alone and the others in Jacarilla, Pilar de la Horadada, Rojales and Algorfa.
- As well as vegetables, citrus fruits are also grown on this fertile land. Make sure you try the local artichokes, the Guardamar king prawns, and the traditional pastries baked in the convents of Orihuela.
- With regards to cuisine, local dishes include olla viuda ( black sausage and vegetables stew), Pelotas ( meatballs) , arroz huertano (vegetal rice ) and the pava borracha ( turkey stew served in 3- courses )