Spending some lazy days around the pool and now it is time to explore the surrounding, short half day trips. If you are looking for micro excursions or day activities around Ciudad Quesada, you do not have to look much further. Ciudad Quesada is an excellent starting point for local and nearby micro excursions.
1. Art, history and culture – the village of Rojales
Visit the caves. A historical place turned into an art and cultural center with exhibitions and performances. You can walk there from Ciudad Quesada and you get a glimpse of the old part of the village, It is a great way to catch the life of a Spanish village before tourism entered into the villagers lives.
There is also a archaeological museum in Rojales, Museo Arqueologico Paleontologico Municipal, right in the village center in the plaza. Or get a feeling for the agricultural heritage of the area and visit the Orchard museum.
2. The beach Torrelamata
Beach and playa is something all visitors to the Mediterranean coast are keen to enjoy. Close to Villa Balea there are several beaches to choose from.
Spend a day walking along the beach from Guardamar enjoy fantastic lunch on La Mata. Several restaurants to choose from by the waterline or on the town square.
3. Cabo Roig
Try the beach Cabo Roig, just south of Torrevieja. Nice restaurants and secluded area offering a safe space from the winds in the off-season.
A fun activity is to rent a water scouter. If you like walking you can hike to the beaches at La Zenia, Playa Flamenco and Campoamor.
4. Playa de la Albufereta
This is a beach slightly north of Alicante. A nice excursion if you want to explore other parts of the Alicante and the Costa Blanca. Close to the well-known beach Playa de San Juan.
These beaches have traditionally been catering for domestic tourism. Today there are Alicante residents choosing to live here and there are many restaurants and bars to choose from.
Worth a visit if you are visting Alicante capital or are planning to go up into the mountain area north of Alicante city
Visit the the museum MARQ to find out more about the ancient dwellings of Alicante. Also visit the archaeological site Lucentum from the Ibero-Roman times.
Our friends recommend the following bars and restaurants:
- Bistro Pópuli
- Club Náutico Costa Blanca (for a beer and nice view).
- Cervecería Sento.
4. Cycling and hiking around Ciudad Quesada
Cycling on small roads in Campo de Guardamar, MTB in “El Recorral”, hike along the Segura river.
Ciudad Quesada is an inland residential village, situated between the villages of Rojales and Benijofar on the one hand and the “Campo de Guardamar´s” rural area on the other side.
The villages offer a Spanish and Vega Baja lifestyle with beautiful orange orchards, trails and tranquil rural roads. A nice trail to follow is along the River Segura which takes you from Rojales (Ciudad Quesada golf club) to the beach of Guardamar.
El Recorral located in Ciudad Quesada southernmost limits, towards the hills of “el Campo de Guardmar” is full of small paths for scenic walks or mountain bike adventure.
From the Aqua Park, you can walk to Rojales. Once you have rounded the first crest you will find a path that will take up in the hills. Follow paths taking you down to the hillside of Rojales, full of alleys, caves and a conglomeration of Spanish house located along the hillside. Many of the houses are built in or around caves. The entire mountain area of Ciudad Quesada is full of caves and fossils.
Biking to the nearest beach of Guardamar de Segura. The best option is to cycle down to the golf course and then take the footpath (dirt road) along the Rio Segura. The other option is through Campo Guardmar.
Take a trip with your MTB around the orange orchards around Ciudad Quesada and go running the Guardamar hills in the winter time
5. Golf, boule, basketball, football, running and other sports
Play basketball and football on one of the outdoor sports courts in Ciudad Quesada. The closest one is by the Norwegian School.
There are also some petanque / boule courts in the different residential areas in both Ciudad Quesada and close by urbanizations. As well as, a Bowlsclub in Ciudad Quesads for lawn bowling.
There are also plenty of golf courses, such as, La Finca Golf, 10 km from Villa Balea and Vista Bella, which is 15 km away. In the south of Torrevieja, 30 minutes from Ciudad Quesada, there is Villamartín, Las Ramblas, R.C.G. Campoamor and Lo Romero golf course/club.
Not far from the golf course you will also find Rojales sporting facilities with a swimming pool, soccer fields and a boule club run by the municipality. They will lend you the boule balls and serve you good tapas and cold beer. For more information: Campo de Golf Costa Blanca.