ESSENTIAL Ciudad Quesada Tourist Guide – HONEST Advice & Tips By LOCALS…

Ciudad Quesada is located on the Costa Blanca South just 8 kilometers north from the major town of Torrevieja.

Nearby towns include Rojales and San Fulgencio.

Getting to Ciudad Quesada from the nearest airports is straightforward, our Ciudad Quesada airport transfers page has all the options and prices for you.

Ciudad Quesada is inland from the coast so it may not be your first choice for a place to stay in – if you are looking for a beach holiday on the Southern Costa Blanca there are better choices.

Ciudad Quesada is an unusual town because it really didn’t exist until the early 1970’s when a Spanish entrepreneur called Justo Quesada Samper decided to start his own town. The urbanisation grew and finally it was accepted as a real Spanish town.

Ciudad Quesada is a popular place where many people live all the whole year round. It has plenty of shops, bars and Ciudad Quesada restaurants.

Ciudad Quesada also has a golf course and aqua park so it does have its own unique attractions. It really depends on what you are after for your holiday.

Many award-winning sandy blue flag beaches are just a few minutes drive away at Guardamar del Segura. The urbanisation is well-designed with good landscaped features. The views are good, inland you have mountains, the countryside surrounding Ciudad Quesdada includes orange groves and the salt lakes of Torrevieja.

Moving to and Living in Ciudad Quesada

If you have any intention of moving to Ciudad Quesada, you simply MUST read our interview with John from Sapphire Properties below in which we quiz him on many aspects of life in Ciudad Quesada.

What would you say would be the advantages to living in Quesada compared to other Costa Blanca towns?

Quesada is a large multi-national, multi cultural town offering a wide diversity of properties as well as bars & restaurants offering a wide variety of cuisines, all of this located 10 minutes by car from the golden sandy beaches of the Costa Blanca South.

Would the area not suit certain types of people, i.e. are there any possible downsides?

Parts of Quesada are built on a hill with steep roads and pavements, therefore, certain parts of the town may be difficult for people with mobility problems.

What proportion of the local population are Spanish?

The Spanish population of Quesada is approximately 40-50%, of the overall population, the remaining 50% is made up from variety of nations mainly from Europe.

What are your favourite things to do in the area?

Depends on the individual, there is lots to do in the region. Golf, walks on the beach, cycling, pony trekking, there are lots of different activities for people, there is even a local amateur dramatics club.

Can you give us some insider tips to the best bars or restaurants?

Da Silvas & Laurels restaurants in Quesada are very nice restaurants, within a 5 minute drive from Quesada is an Indian restaurant called Tasty Bites, this has the best Indian food I have ever tasted (No racial implications meant here, but this is from a man who lived in Bradford for 25 years).

Are there many facilities such as doctors and dentists, shops etc?

Yes, there is a doctors surgery which has only been there for 3 years, there are also dental practices in Quesada & Torrevieja who speak English. Quesada High Street has a variety of shops, and there are probably 6 different supermarkets with shops in Quesada.

Are there smaller villages nearby that you might also recommend?

Yes, a variety of smaller villages are only 10-15 minutes away by car:

  • La Siesta
  • Daya Vieja
  • Daya Nueva
  • Los Montesinos
  • San Fulgencio
  • Algorfa
  • El Raso

What are the nearest international schools and how good are they?

There is a Norwegian school in Quesada for Scandinavian children, there is also international school in Villamartin called El Limonar.

Is crime an issue for expats?

No more than in any other region of Spain or the UK.

Coming onto buying property, what is the market like now in terms of prices going up, or down or staying the same?

2020 saw the best start to the market in a long time, especially once the decision to leave the EU was finally ratified.

Is this a good time to buy and are there any repossessions or very cheap properties still available to buy?

Property sales continue throughout the year, the summer months from the end of July to the start of September are usually quiet. This is because these are the main holiday periods here in Spain and therefore a lot of banks, solicitors & notaries close at midday.

How much are the typical property prices in Quesada for apartments, villas etc?

Apartments in Quesada start from 50,000€, Townhouses from 110,000€, Villas with private pool from 200,000€.

Any tips and advice to people looking to buy in Quesada or surrounding area?

Look to buy through an agent who is a member of the AIPP, always use a solicitor most agents are able to recommend a solicitor.
Use a currency exchange company for the exchange of any currency, you will get better rates from them than you do the banks.
Make sure you get a copy of the contract in English & Spanish.

How much does it cost to rent in Ciudad Quesada for an apartment or villa on a long-term rental basis?

Apartments circa 300€ per month.
Town House circa 550€ per month.
Villa circa 650€ per month.

John, thank you so much for taking the time to help our readers with your experiences in Spain.

Sapphire PropertiesSapphire Properties

Business Address:
Local 22, Avda de Las Naciones 1a
Ciudad Quesada
03170 Rojales

Telephone: +34 966 718 507



Golf in Ciudad Quesada

Ciudad Quesada has it’s own golf course called La Marquesa golf and country club. Also near to Ciudad Quesada is La Finca golf, Royal Campoamor golf and Las Ramblas golf.

Beaches in Ciudad Quesada

There are no beaches actually in Ciudad Quesada as it is slightly inland but there are numerous excellent beaches close by. The nearest beaches are at Guardamar del Segura, La Mata (also known as Torrelamata) and Torrevieja.

Before you head to the beaches see the latest Ciudad Quesada weather below:

Best Restaurants

Thanks to Violet for sending us this recommendation:

“The Indian Ocean Restaurant before Quesada, on the main road leading to Guardamar, near the La Laguna Hotel is by far the very best Indian Restaurant I have ever been to over years. The food is excellent, the venue itself is very pleasant, easy parking, the staff are really friendly… down side except that they close at 3pm till early evening if you usually have a late lunch! Cannot wait to go back again after yesterdays lovely visit.”

4 Must-do Tourist Excursions

If you are going to a holiday to Ciudad Quesada, here are some of our ideas for excursions so you make the most of your trip to the Costa Blanca South:

1. Visit the inland town of Elche famous for its palms.
2. Go south and enjoy La Manga.
3. The historic city of Murcia is not far.
4. If you want history, neighbouring Rojales has a older feel to it including cave houses.

Official Tourist Offices

You won’t find an official tourist information office in Quesada but there are nearby offices in Rojales, Torrevieja or Guardamar – for telephone numbers, addresses and emails see our Costa Blanca tourist office page.

Ciudad Quesada

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  1. Bob Croissant says

    Hi,Are there any cribbage clubs in or near Quesada please.

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  3. dave ellis says

    quesada is one off them places you need to go more than once if you go for a week you no need to cook from morrning to night you can have english breakfast in cafes every day off the week dinner time or lunch time a snack in a pub with a beer then evening meal can be diffrent every night from spanish to chinese indean or the best fish and chips in the world cooked in beer batter yum ps ok spelling not good so go there and try to prove me wrong trigger

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