Explore the Surrounding Area

All Within a 30 Minute Drive from Quesada Golf

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Coastal Places to Explore all within a 30 Minute Drive from the Villa


North from Santa Pola heading South to San Pedro del Pinatar

53 km of Cost to Explore all within a 30 Minute Drive.

Santa Pola

24 km 26 minutes


A busy fishing port and has the largest amount of fishing boats of any port on the Mediterranean Sea.

They have a very good
Tourist Information


A busy street Market on Monday & Saturday mornings.

A Theme Park


This is also the nearest point to take a boat to Tabarca Island but you can also
take boats from Alicante, Guardamar & Torreveija if you would like a longer boat ride.

Boat Times

La Marina

14 km 19 minutes


This is a small resort that has two distinct areas, the old village which is on the coastal side
of the N332 road and the more recent development of which is on the inland side of the road.

It has a nice 2 km groomed beach and you can walk amongst the sand
dunes in the protected area of El Pinet Parque and picnic under the palm trees.

In land there is another Park
El Oasis Natural Location

where there is aBBQ area with picnic tables, (toilets & washing up facilities),
football pitch,boules area, small manmade lake & a terrace with panoramic views.

Market on Thursday & Sunday mornings.


7 km 14 minutes

Guadarmar Blue Flag Beach

The blue flag beach of Guardamar said to be one of the best in Costa Blanca
(it is without question the best in the area) with miles & miles of golden sand (free parking).

Guardamar is a Spanish seaside resort and has a lovely
promenade where there are restaurants to suit every pallet and budget.

Guardamar Tourist Information


9 km 15 minutes


Not to be confused with Campoamor.

A lovely beach to visit for that little bit of

I'm afraid we have not been able to find out how much these luxurious sunbeds are to hire.


La Mata & The Salt Lakes

14 km 19 minutes

There are two large
Salt Lakes

a protected area of natural beauty.

La Mata is the main entrance with a very good
Visitor Centre Location.

Further Information

of the Salt Lakes including a Walking & Cycling Routes.

We believe there are 4 entrances to the Salt Lakes but have not been able to find any details, however we think the nearest entrance would be near Los Montesinos 9 km - 11 Minutes.

Market on Wednesday mornings.


15 km 21 minutes


Torrevieja in Spanish 'Torre Vieja' means 'Old Tower' and like many places started as a fishing village. It is now a large town which while benefiting from tourism still has that feel of visiting the real Spain.

Getting There - Top Tip

Torrevieja has many narrow one-way streets & stop signs, follow the signs for
The Tourist Information Office
which is very well signposted from the outskirts of the town,
you will also see signs for the Marina.


There is free parking on the streets but we would suggest that you park in the large car park right on the front by the Marina, it is very reasonable and you will be near everything.

There are two good


Right by the car park you will find the daily Craft Market
approximately 100 stalls selling jewellery, shoes, handbags etc.

The Main Market is held every Friday Morning and has
approximately 1,200 stalls, it is said to be one of the largest in Spain

please be careful with your handbags and wallets.

The Promenade

Just to the right of the car park you will see a promenade with many bars & restaurants and musicians playing, this is a great place to sit and watch the world go by while enjoying the lovely sea views.

Torrevieja Water Park


There are 4 main beaches near the town centre
Playa del Cura, Locos, Náufragos & La Mata.

Boat Trips

As well as boat trips to Tabarca Island there are various tips with

along the coastline

Guided Walking Tours
of Torrevieja.

Walking, Hiking, Running, Cycling & Snorkelling

tours with maps.

Scuba Diving

There are many
but the one that is great for all the family is the
Floating Submarine Museum
 please note there is a height restriction of 1.15 m.



There are a few parks dotted around the town but the 'must visit' is
Parque Las Naciones Location
it is very pretty and has a nice play area for children.

We have not been able to find a website for the park but it has wild birds, peacocks ducks, hens & a small animal sanctuary. There is a European shaped lake displaying all the European flags where you can hire pedalos & small electric boats.

There is also a small quaint church, a train that goes around the park, a café & the children's favourite a large dinosaur climbing tower.

Punta Prima to San Pedro de Pinatar

Between Torreveija & San Pedro del Pinatar there are many small beach resorts and while they cannot match the beach at Guardamar they all have their own unique attractions.

Punta Prima

21 km 25 minutes


Just 5 km & a 5 minute drive or a 1 1/2 hour walk all along the seafront south of Torreveija is
Punta Prima a small seaside resort which has some lovely villa's between the main road and the beach.

It has two beaches and a promenade.

They have a very good
Go Karting Track.

There is a choice of bars & restaurants but the one we
can personally recommend with lovely views of the sea is the

Playa Flemenca

20 km 25 minutes


This is a small beach resort which was an attractive but barren
coast until 1972 when some Flemish investors developed the area.

There is a busy Market on Saturday mornings.

La Zenia

25 km 25 minutes


Calling all Shoppers - La Zenia maybe small but it is now
home to the largest shopping centre in the Alicante Province
La Zenia Boulevard Shopping Centre

it's more than just shopping.

If you are missing a pint of Guinness then visit the famous
Paddy's Point Bar

which claims to be first Irish Pub on the Costa Blanca. Live music every night.

Forget the car for the next destination Cabo Roig and take
The Costal Walk

try and walk in both directions as you will notice different sights along the way.

Cabo Roig

27 km 27 minutes


There are two beaches Cala Capitan & Cala Caleta and a nice & recently refurbished

The many bars & restaurants are mostly based in what is known as The Strip
but one of the most unusual is the 16th Century Watch Tower which overlooks the Marina.

Take a picturesque Cliff Top Walk from Cala Caleta Beach in Cabo Roig to La Zenia.


30 km 28 minutes


This resort has a picturesque

(Spanish website only - apologies) & a lovely sandy beach.

Mil Palmeras

32 km 29 minutes


Mil Palmeras means 1,000 Palms and there are certainly a few.

Pleasant beach & promenade.

There is a little square and what is known as
Restaurant Alley
where you can enjoy International Cuisine.

Torre de la Horadada

30 km 29 minutes


Tore de la Horadada is easily recognisable by its
16th Century Watchtower
& has a quaint Marina.

There is a promenade which joins the beaches of
El Mojón
to the south and Mil Palmeras to the north.

For Bird Lovers the
Lagunas de lo Monte Nature Park

was opened February 2014.

El Mojon

36 km 30 minutes


Small resort with a nice long beach & board walk.

San Pedro del Pinatar

36 km 30 minutes


This is a small town with many attractions.

For information of San Pedro del Pinatar an excellent website with further links.

Can we draw your attention to Parque Regional Salinas y Arenales de San Pedro a must for Bird Watchers.

There is also a good Visitor Centre Location.

Do not miss the Mud Baths its great fun, your skin feels wonderful, the kids love it and it's Free.

Top Tip - Explore the Mud Baths at the beginning of your holiday to exfoliate the skin ready to create that golden tan.

La Manga

an extra 5 km and 5 minutes


Officially San Pedro del Pinatar this should be our last stop on our 30 Minute Tour however, if you travel just a further 5 km and 5 minutes you will reach Santiago de la Ribera where you can catch a ferry to Puerto Tomas Maestre on the La Manga Strip Locations with Mar Menor Ferry.

We figured as you were on holiday you would not mind the extra 5 minutes and we couldn't leave La Manga out of our tour.

Places to Explore Inland all within a 30 Minute Drive of the Villa



1.3 - km 14 minute level walk


For a feel of the real Spain explore Rojales where you will find many more shops, bars and restaurants.

The Thursday morning Market is worth a visit & a great place to stock up on fresh produce for your stay.

For the younger generation there are Discos & Nightclubs until the early hours of the morning.

Rojales Tourist Information Site you can see the Villa in the 2nd aerial photograph.

For information of Rojales' Carnivals, Easter Parades, Fiestas, Gastronomy Events, Craft Market, Christmas Market please visit Rojales Euro Tour Guide.

The Cave Houses & The Shell House are very interesting.

Walking & Driving Directions from the Villa.


5 km 11 minutes


A village of 4,000 permanent inhabitants just outside Quesada.

It has a very nice Square with a charming Church.

The Tuesday morning Market is small but unusual with an Arabic feel.

There is a marked Walking Trail which includes the Rio Segura River.

Between Quesada & Benijófar there is an amazing Chinese Bazar Location it's the
size of an aircraft hanger and sells everything you never knew you needed or indeed existed.


25 km 30 minutes


Elche is known as the City of Palms as it is situated in the largest palm forest in Europe and we can personally recommend a visit.

As this is a city there is so much to see & do we will direct you to their excellent
Tourist Information

Ladies - Elche is known for its shopping especially Shoes, it has an outlet the size of a football pitch.

Every year on 13th August it has a huge Firework Display but be prepared for a late night as it starts at 23:15 and goes onto midnight.

Full details of the above can be found on their website.

Embalse de la Pedrera

20 km 22 minutes


Embalse de la Pedrera Location is a manmade Reservoir.

May we suggest a pleasant mornings trip, drive around the lake stopping to enjoy the views and wildlife then stop at the small village of Torremendo where you can lunch at
La Rebate Restaurant

You can make the trip a complete loop driving the shorter distance of 20 km via the AP7 and then returning via CV920 24 km 33 minutes or visa versa.

San Miguel

17 km 20 minutes


A short drive from Embalse de la Pedrera is the quaint inland village of San Miguel Location with the traditional church square.

They have an excellent Tourist Website where they claim 'that if it's not on this website it doesn't happen in San Miguel'.

Can we draw your attention to the Castillo de Conesa part of their website.


27 km 29 minutes


Crevillente Location sits at the foot of a mountain range in a very dry area of Spain.

As you approach you realise that this an industrial town but it dates back to the 12th Century and the Old Town is an interesting to visit with many narrow streets.

The town is world famous for its Hand Woven Carpets easily recognisable by the Alfombras de Crevillente Logo borne by each and every one.

5 Minutes drive is the reservoir Pantà de Crevillent with some breath taking views.

Callosa de Segura

22 km 26 minutes


So called because it sits at the base of the imposing Callosa de Segura Mountain.

It is a large town and has a good Tourist Information website that includes La Pilarica Serra de Collosa Parque.

An Additional Informative Site.

The town boast one of the Best Indoor Markets in the province of Alicante.

Parc Natural El Fondo

21 km 25 minutes


San Felip Neri is a small hamlet with a large church and central square, here you will find the Visitor Centre Location for the El Fondo Park.

The park has picnic benches, 4 km Walking Trail with information boards and a 16 km Cycle Route.

This area is a Special Protection Area for Birds and has twitching huts.


25 km 30 minutes


There is a busy Market on Saturday mornings.

The Wider Area

There is so much to Explore in the near area that we are only to cover in brief the 3 Cities of Alicante, Murcia & Cartagena Location Map.

Let the Train take the strain - all of these cities can be reached by train see our location page.


42 km 44 minutes


The Official Tourist Information Site.

Another Informative Site.


Quickest 61 km 46 minutes - Scenic 49 km 59 minutes


Murcia Tourist Information Site

If you plan to visit a few attractions in Murica then please read the Tourist Card section.


75 km 52 minutes


Official City Website when you enter this website tap on the wording
Version Clasica
in the top righth-hand corner.

Days Out Guide

Top Ten

Activity Centres

within 20 minutes


El Rancho
14 km 20 minutes

Horse Riding, Bowls, Golf & Fitness Centre.


Lo Rufete Multi Adventure Park
21 km 30 minutes

Horse Riding, Paint Ball, Kayaks, Quad Bikes, Zip Wire & Archery.


Casa La Pedrera
17 km 19 minutes

Quad Biking, Horse & Pony Treks, Kayaking, Water Skiing
(in the Mar Menor), Air Rifle Target Shooting, Archery, Walking & Hiking


Orihuela Costa Go-Karts
21 km 25 minutes

Go Karts & Paintball.


Rio Safari 27 km 29 minutes

More details of Activity Centres to follow.

Useful Websites


Includes Location Maps & details of what they Sell.


We Hope You Enjoyed the Tour