Guardamar del Segura
Guardamar del Segura, map, weather and guide to the Costa Blanca town of Guardamar del Segura.
Guardamar del Segura - Costa Blanca - Spain
Guardamar del Segura Costa Blanca: Located in the southern Costa Blanca between Torrevieja and Santa Pola, the coastal town of Guardamar del Segura is surrounded by citrus fruit orchards and fertile vegetable growing land.
A very popular seaside town, Guardamar del Segura is situated at the mouth of the River Segura, an important river for the irrigation of the surrounding land and the reason for a significant amount of agriculture in the area, with orange and lemon tree particularly plentiful.
In 2011 Guardamar del Segura had a population of just under 17,000 (16,863), though of course this rises considerably during the summer holiday season, when thousands arrive to enjoy the beaches and the sunshine.
Originally settled by the Iberians (early Spanish peoples), Guardamar del Segura was at that time known as Cabero Lucero, later settled by the Romans and then the Arabs, it became an important Moorish religious centre known as Rabita Califal.
Re-conquered for the Christians in the 13th Century, Guardamar del Segura developed as a small walled town with a castle to protect it against attacks from Barbary pirates.
The economy of the town in the following centuries depended mostly on fishing and agriculture.
The original town and castle were severely damaged in the earthquake of 1829 and the town was rebuilt nearer to the sea, this proved to be a mistake however, as the ever moving sand dunes began to engulf the town. A tree planting project was undertaken to anchor the sand and this took 30 years to complete but was eventually successful.
Guardamar del Segura is renowned for its fine sandy beaches, some of the best in the area, and is a popular holiday resort especially during July and August when many Spanish (and intenational) tourists descend on the coast.
In recent decades there has been a considerable amount of property development in Guardamar with the increasing demand for holiday homes in the sun. The Costa Blanca property market is now important for the economy of the town.
For those wanting to take a holiday in Guardamar del Segura, there are a choice of hotels, and plenty of self-catering villas and apartments. We sometimes feature a selection of properties for sale and for rent on this page, so call back often to find the latest offers. Any currently available holiday rental properties can be found lower down this page.
You can get the best prices on Guardamar del Segura hotels by using the quote box above right, which compares prices on some 10 local hotels, including the Hotel Campomar, the Hotel Guardamar, the Hotel Eden, the Hotel Meridional and the Hotel Mediterraneo Guardamar del Segura.
On the Guardamar del Segura map at the top of this page you can see the 3 parks of the town, the Parque de Alfonso XIII, the Parque Reina Sofia and the Parque Sur Dunas de Guardamar, you can also see the River Segura as it passes by the town and the main access roads, the N-332 and the CV-910 which connects the town to Orihuela.
Guardamar del Segura is located on the N-332 coastal road and is about a 20 minute drive from Alicante airport.
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