Guardamar Del Segura is located about 15 km North of Torrevieja and just 25 km south of Alicante International Airport. It is a popular seaside resort with both Spanish and International visitors who are attracted by the towns's relaxed atmosphere and beautiful natural surroundings. Around 80% of the land in this coastal resort is protected natural area. The La Mata Lagoon Natural Park is famed for its large salt water lake with its own population of migrating flamingos and the Guardamar Pine Forest which is one of the most spectacular coastal woodlands in Spain. There are 800 hectares of Mediterranean pine forest planted in the dunes which border 11 km of wild, golden sandy beaches.
The surrounding hillsides offer stunning views of the Segura River and the Mediterranean and there is a also a beautiful marina and a small fishing port located at the mouth of the river. The area is also famed for its 2 salt water lagoons, La Mata and Torrevieja lagoons are both beautiful natural wildlife sanctuaries for migratory birds which includes a large population pink flamingos.
Guardamar is a, clean, modern town with great services, amenities and facilities and has some fantastic Spanish and International restaurants many of which favour locally grown and sourced products. The city's centre has great shopping centre with many high street and independent boutique shops as well as some fantastic cafes and music bars.
The best views of the town, beaches, pine woods, sea and the surrounding farmland are from the top of the remains of the medieval walled town, “el Castell".