The small village of Ciudad Quesada is located a little north of the larger town of Torrevieja. The village didn’t exist until the 70’s, but now it is a vibrant village with people living here year round. Located a few kilometres inland, roughly 16,000 people reside here. The holiday village is built around the local golf course La Marquesa and is perfect if you love golfing and the spanish weather. It has a prime location not far from nature, beaches and activities.Read more
The small village of Ciudad Quesada is located a little north of the larger town of Torrevieja. The village didn’t exist until the 70’s, but now it is a vibrant village with people living here year round. Located a few kilometres inland, roughly 16,000 people reside here. The holiday village is built around the local golf course La Marquesa and is perfect if you love golfing and the spanish weather. It has a prime location not far from nature, beaches and activities.
This relatively new Costa Blanca village did not exist until the 1970’s, when a Spanish entrepreneur decided to start his own town. His name was Justo Quesada Samper. Since then, it has grown and has been accepted as an independent spanish city.
Las Lagunas de la Mata natural park, with its two large salt lakes Salinas de Torrevieja and Salinas de la Mata are a sight you must go see when living in Ciudad Quesada. Taking a walk in the quiet natural reserve is a memory to cherish for many years. The Salinas de Torrevieja is famous in Spain for its pink colour, produced by the heating of bacteria in the otherwise clear waters. Here you can see flamingos flocking, so one should definitely not forget their binoculars. Bathing in these lakes is not uncommon, and is said to be healthy for both the spirit and body. We highly recommend you take the time and trip to experience this fascinating ecosystem.
Near Ciudad Quesada you will find several beaches of high quality. Due to its location inland, there is no beach in the city itself, but a short drive will bring you to the mediterranean coast. A couple opportunities could be:
Playa del Cura, is located almost in the middle of Torrevieja, making it easily accessible for all. Nearby you will find plenty of bars and restaurants to serve your every need. If you want a beach day but require the amenities and services of the nearby shops and restaurants you will find this beach the perfect place to go.
Playa de Los Locos is located in the middle of the city of Torrevieja. Perfect for a summer cool down, it is larger than most other beaches located inside the city, and therefore is usually less crowded. The beach is easily accessible for people with disabilities making it a very enjoyable experience for everyone.
Playa de la Mata, located just north of the main city in La Mata, it is larger than most other beaches in the area. If you want to escape from the city into less crowded sand dunes, this is where you should go. Located close by in La Mata, it is also not too far for a one day trip. A favorite of locals, it is highly recommended.
The central golf course of La Marquesa Golf, was founded in 1989 by Justo Quesada Samper, the same man who founded the city itself. Due to the international character of the urbanization itself, the golf course as well has attained an international culture with people of all nationalities. The course is well kept and in excellent condition, at all 18 holes.
In nearby Torrevieja, you can experience multiple forms of watersports. Torrevieja, with its proximity to the sea, is perfect for activities on and in the water. There are countless opportunities to go windsurfing, snorkeling or even scuba diving around the city. As with most mediterranean cities, water activities are highly treasured, offering thrills and fun for people of all ages and abilities.
Another activity to do to stay active could be a trip to the mountain range of Sierra de Callosa. This mountain range spans 4.6km with its highest point being the peak of Águila. Standing almost 600 metres tall, the range offers impressive views of the surrounding landscape.
Perfect for families and children is the Aquopolis waterpark located. With its many waterslides and pools, it will most certainly keep you entertained for an entire day. There are several dining opportunities at the park, making sure you won’t go hungry.
If water parks aren’t for you, and you prefer a sight with a historical perspective, a clear recommendation would be La Museo del Mar Y de la Sal. The museum delves into the history of Torrevieja and the importance of the surrounding salt lakes. A fair warning would be, that the museum is entirely in spanish, and so you should remember your dictionary. Definitely worth a visit.
The dining opportunities in Ciudad Quesada are plentiful and here you can find any cuisine you could wish for. A few of them in Ciudad Quesada itself could be:
La Brisa Bar Restaurant is an internationally inspired restaurant, serving mediterranean food. An excellent option for a meal out, you can find them at Calle Adelfas 5, 03170 Ciudad Quesada.
Laurel’s Restaurant & Bar is another restaurant in Ciudad Quesada which could be recommended. You can find them at Calle Arcos 21, 03170 Ciudad Quesada.
Bar El Respiro is a great restaurant, which you can find in nearby Rojales. Serving proper spanish food, at a reasonable price, it makes for a great excursion. You can find them at Calle de San Pedro 46, 03170 Rojales.
In Ciudad Quesada you will have any amenities you could want. There are numerous shops
and grocery stores to keep you going. In the village there are also petrol stations and pharmacies. In short, everything you could need for comfortable living. Should it be of need, an emergency unit can be found in nearby Torrevieja. One emergency unit with service 24 hours around the clock is:
University Hospital of Torrevieja Carretera CV 95, s/n, 03186 Torrevieja.
To get there
From Alicante airport, the drive is a short 40 minute drive depending on the driving conditions. From the airport you take the N-338 onto the N-332 until you reach the CV-895. Following the CV-895 you will reach Ciudad Quesada.