Useful information about the area.
Ciudad Quesada is located approximately 8 kilometres inland from the Costa Blanca at Guardamar de la Segura.
Alicante and Murcia airports are both 50 kilometres away and the nearest beach is within 10 minutes drive.
Leisure and recreation
The town centre of Ciudad Quesada is well provided with shops, bars, restaurants, a golf course and its own water park.
There are many championship golf courses to choose from: Villamartin, Las ramblas and Campoamar are the closest. There are many more within an hour’s drive.
Torrevieja town and other markets nearby are open every day during the summer months.
There are an abundance of flamingos and other wildlife on the salt lakes. The area is considered to have a very healthy climate.
For a day or evening out, Torrevieja is close by. One of the greatest tourist attractions of Torrevieja has always been its variety of entertainment for families and young people. There are more than a hundred night bars, the majority concentrated in the so-called El Baluarte area in the La Punta district, which have become a major attraction for thousands of people from all over the world.
The many Blue flag beaches of Torrevieja, Guadamar del Segura, and Santa Pola are all within 15 minutes drive.
A hire car is recommended for this resort.
The local cuisine in Ciudad Quesada is typically that of the Costa Blanca, which combines delicacies from both land and the Mediterranean Sea. Many civilizations have lived in this area (Celts, Iberians, Greeks, Romans, Muslims), all of which have all left their mark on the gastronomy.
The diet in Ciudad Quesada is a typically, healthy Mediterranean one; the Costa Blanca is rich in fish, vegetables, olive-oil, rice and fruit and the ingredients which are all used to prepare delicious, healthy dishes, such as Paella Valenciana, Arroz Negro (black rice), Arroz al horno (Oven baked rice), Arroz a banda (fish and rice stew), Arroz del Señoret (Princes rice).
Aside from seafood, typical dishes include succulent lamb chops, rabbit in garlic, roast leg of lamb with garlic and fresh rosemary, and home made sausages and black puddings.
If you have a sweet tooth then you will enjoy the local homemade pastries and deserts that the whole region is famous for. Or Jijona ice-cream (Nougat), which is made with the almonds of the region.
While in Ciudad Quesada you can delight the palate with the ample wines an offer from the region giving Jalon wine a special mention due to its quality and bouquet.
There are many international restaurants close by offering a wide choice of different cuisines from around the world.
Castalla enjoys a typical Mediterranean climate; as is it is surrounded by mountain ranges, it can sometimes get very hot in summer, but it is protected 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.