Guardamar is situated 35km from Alicante and 14km from Torrevieja. It is also located at the mouth of the river Segura. It is a typical Spanish town which not only has some of the best beaches in Spain, it also has an excellent street market every Wednesday morning and some brilliant shops, bars and restaurants. Large pine forest abutting an 11-km-long white sand beach with many beach bars benefitting from having the best views of the mediterranean sea. Guardamar hosts local festivals like Moros i Cristians. Guardamar is in the region of 13,000 but triples to around 40,000 during Easter, Summer Season, when the majority of Spanish who own apartment's in the town, travel to spend their holidays in Guardamar.