Ciudad Quesada is the best resort town on the Costa Blanca.
Ciudad Quesada is a small resort town, which is compactly located on mere 3 square kilometres in the southern part of the province of Alicante of the Valencian Autonomous Community. The town’s location is truly unique, so let's start from it.
The town is located on a hill covered with citrus groves, from where you can enjoy a delightful view of both the Mediterranean Sea and the pink salty lagoons, unique in their beauty and healing properties. It is home to many rare birds, including the adorable flamingos. The proximity of the salty lake and the Mediterranean Sea has formed a special microclimate around Ciudad Quesada, which is recommended for people suffering from allergies, diseases of the upper respiratory tract and musculoskeletal system, and is especially productive for pregnant women and children.
Because the city is sheltered from the cold continental fronts by mountains and hills, it is neither cold in winter nor hot in summer here. The average annual air temperature is +19 ℃. It is almost never cloudy here, to say nothing about rains. Ciudad Quesada pleases its residents with a mild maritime climate without sharp changes and gives as many as 328 sunny days a year, so bathers can often be seen here even in winter.
The beaches near Ciudad Quesada are first class. Many have been awarded the blue flag for their impeccable cleanliness and well-developed infrastructure, and are considered the best in Spain.
- just within a 15 minute drive distance are the incredible white sandy beaches of Guardamar extending for more than 15 km, with their dunes and crystal clear warm waters of the Mediterranean Sea.
- a 10 minute drive will take you to the famous beaches of Torrevieja:
- Del Cura,
- De Los Locos,
- Los Naufragos.
You can also find picturesque rocky bays for snorkelling here.
A huge advantage of Ciudad Quesada, both for life and for recreation, is its small size. Everything you need is nearby: shops, bars and restaurants, schools and kindergartens, discos and pubs, sports clubs, beauty salons, and much more. The city also has its own modern medical centre where patients are received by multilingual doctors.
According to the World Health Organization, Spanish medicine is now ranked fourth on the planet, and this is the best indicator within the European Union. No wonder that living standards here are so high: men in Spain live on average 79 years, women — 85. Ciudad Quesada is considered one of the safest towns on the Costa Blanca. The local police patrol all the town’s streets day and night. Apart from that, the town is monitored with a large number of special sensors and external video surveillance cameras.
Here you can enjoy outdoor sports all year round: running, cycling, horse riding, water sports, and much more.
- Several famous golf courses are situated here: La Marquesa Golf, which was built in 1989 by the founder of the town, Justo Quesada, the modern Greenlands Sport Club, and many other golf courses. It is not for nothing that Costa Blanca is known as a paradise for golf lovers.
- You can also find here the CIUDAD QUESADA water park, which occupies an area of 21 hectares and offers an excellent selection of water slides and attractions for the whole family.
- A 10-minute drive away is the modern yacht club Marina de las Dunas, which will delight true lovers of water sports: windsurfing, kiting, sailing, and much more. And, of course, the bright underwater world with unforgettable diving experiences.
- And in 15 minutes by car towards the city of Torrievieja, there are a large number of fitness clubs, yoga centres, tennis courts, football fields, and much more.
Ciudad Quesada is surrounded by citrus gardens from almost all sides, giving the town a fantastic flavour, especially in spring when the trees are flowering. Between November and March, you will find an abundance of oranges, lemons and tangerines in local markets. Many vegetables are also grown here: tomatoes, broccoli, artichokes, eggplants, and many others.
There is no need to worry about food and other products: you can buy everything necessary for living in chain supermarkets or in shopping centres, and if you like all the freshest, then you can go to the Zoco market working on Sundays where, in addition to fruits and vegetables, there is a lot of fresh seafood. So, if healthy food is your thing, this town will surely delight you.
According to official data for 2019, about 15 thousand people live in Ciudad Quesada. The population of this town has been largely replenished by foreigners who have settled here over the past 10 years. It is a favourite vacation spot and permanent residence for the citizens of the UK and Northern Europe accounting for over 75% of the total number of permanent residents.
The AP-7, N-332 and RM-19 motorways are close to Ciudad Quesada, making it easy to travel by car in Spain and throughout Europe. It will take you about 50 minutes by car to get to Murcia Airport (74 km) and only 35 minutes to get to the nearest international airport in Alicante (40 km).
Ciudad Quesada combines all the possible advantages of a coastal town: on the one hand, a gorgeous view of the Mediterranean Sea, reserved lakes and mountains, and on the other – excellent infrastructure, security, high class housing and a favourable climate.