What a vacation without shopping? This is a whole event – to stroll slowly among the bright windows, have a good time, get acquainted with new brands and choose interesting souvenirs.
Although Guardamar del Segura is a small town, this does not mean that shopping there should be ordinary. In the city center, near the city hall, you will find excellent clothing stores. They feature both Spanish and Italian brands. Look for interesting evening dresses and menswear in the D’Dos store. And when it comes to food, the city has large supermarkets Masymas, Mercadona, where you can find an extensive selection of cheeses, meats, wines and other truly Spanish delicacies. Fresh vegetables and fruits can be bought at the market during the summer, and at the Sunday market in Campo Guardamar you can find old and rare items. You will not find such things in shopping centers, and their quality and price will please you very much.
Well, there are a lot of small cute souvenirs in tourist shops. There you will find cute Spanish national dresses, fans, hand-painted plates and much more.
Where to go with children in Guardamar del Segura?
Guardamar del Segura is a great choice if you are looking for a resort for families with children. The mild climate, calm sea, golden sand and fresh fruits – for children and their parents this is a great opportunity to relax from the bustle of the metropolis, strengthen immunity and gain strength.
The city will appeal to both beach lovers and curious athletes. Children will be able to observe rare birds at the mouth of the Segura River, ride a bicycle along the equipped paths, try an orange directly from a tree and learn to swim with flippers. Slow walks can be made in the parks of the Rhine Sofia and Alfonso XIII, where many birds and animals live. Some even willingly make contact and pose for a photo. Very close, across the road there is a park of bright children’s attractions and colorful souvenir shops with intricate toys. The ruins of the Phoenician port and Guardamar Castle will help you to plunge into the historical atmosphere. A plus is the proximity to Alicante, Cartagena, Murcia, Elche – these are interesting cities with a rich history, in which it is better to go on an excursion for the whole day.
Separately, it should be said about the beaches, which in Guardamar stretched as much as 15 kilometers. They are absolutely beautiful! Among them are wild, with high sand dunes, and urban, equipped with all amenities. Here you can rent a sunbed under an awning, and in the beach bar you can have a snack and a refreshing cocktail. Many are marked with the Blue Flag, which guarantees their impeccable cleanliness, compliance with environmental standards and an increased level of comfort.
Undoubtedly, Guardamar del Segura deserves to be visited, to see all the beauty with your own eyes, to be nourished by the energy of the sun and to bring home extremely good impressions!
Park Alfonso XIII
One of the main attractions of Guardamar del Segura is a large park named after the King of Spain Alfonso XIII. It stretched along the sea and was built at the end of the 19th century in order to stop the advance of sand dunes on the city. The size is amazing – as much as 800 hectares. An ecologically clean natural zone is located within the city and connects the center with the marina. The protected area is filled with coniferous trees, palm trees, eucalyptus trees and cypresses. There are many wild paths in the park that will lead you to the most remote corners, but there are also equipped paths along which you can safely walk with children and ride a bicycle. Spicy coniferous aroma is an excellent therapy for people who regularly breathe the air of megacities.
From the marina side, the park goes to the mouth of the Segura River, where you can enjoy incredible sea views. And also – to observe the nesting of rare birds, there for these purposes a special observation post has been equipped. If you want to spend the day in seclusion and peace, then in Alfonso XIII park for this pastime is just the perfect place!
How to get to Apartamentos San Jaime
On the shores of the Mediterranean Sea is a small town Guardamar del Segura, which is very popular with tourists throughout the year. The comfortable climate is kept here constantly, even in winter the water temperature reaches 20 degrees, and you can often meet beach people in January.
Well, we have summer ahead, and Apartamentos San Jaime has already prepared spacious apartments for you, which have everything you need for a wonderful vacation. And most importantly, from your door to an amazing sandy beach just a few minutes away! Keep in mind that Guardamar is also a place for foodies and aesthetes. TOTEM, BLU, CHE, BOCAITO restaurants will certainly impress you with their unusual atmosphere, original design and interesting serving of dishes.
The city is good both for lazy beach holidays and for active pastime. Bicycle paths, tennis courts, shady parks with walking peacocks – all this is in Guardamar itself. And within a radius of 100 km you will find many interesting places worth visiting. Cartagena with its ancient history, the ancient branchy Murcia, the unique isthmus of La Manga, the legacy of the Templars in Caravaca de la Cruz … Some can be reached by bus, but you need to go somewhere by car. There are car rental points in the city. The cost per day per season will be from 60 euros. The car can be ordered in advance or directly on the spot.
You can get to Guardamar by car from anywhere in Spain, it is located exactly on the coastal road N332. Regular buses also run from nearby cities, the cost of the trip will be from 3 euros. Arriving from Alicante El Altet Airport, you can again rent a car or take a taxi, which you will spend about 50 euros. But it’s even better to book a transfer at our hotel, and the driver will meet you at the airport and escort you directly to the hotel. Well isn’t that convenient?
We are waiting for you in Guardamar and solemnly promise – you will like it here!
Spanish cuisine is not just food, it is a tourist attraction. Seafood, olives, Jamon and wine alone are worth it to come to Spain. But in fact, this is only a small part of all the delicacies. Food in Spain is loved and respected, so you should visit different parts of the country and enjoy the diversity of taste.
The most popular and light dish is Tortilla. A scrambled eggs with potatoes and, possibly, with the addition of other vegetables. It’s hard to find a place where you wouldn’t be served tortillas. The same goes for Toastado for breakfast – toasted bread with olive oil, with grated fresh tomato, with Jamon or cheese. In summer, Gazpacho is especially good – cold tomato soup. And of course, do not forget about Paella, the queen of Spanish cuisine. It is cooked in a special wide pan and consists of rice, sauce and any meat or seafood as desired. All this splendor goes well with Spanish wines, which are also considered the pride of the country. And for dessert – Churros, fried strips of dough, sprinkled with hot chocolate with excellent Spanish coffee!
The beauty of Spanish food is that it is easy to cook at home. Everything you need can be found in local markets, in shops and in retail stores. The Spaniards are proud of their cuisine and will gladly recommend only the freshest products. Of course, you know that our apartments have fully equipped kitchens, so you can easily prepare something interesting and very Spanish! A delicious morning breakfast with stunning views will create an excellent mood for the whole day. And the combination of local color and home comfort will make your stay unforgettable and very comfortable!
Costa Blanca is recognized as the healthiest region to live
Did you know the Costa Blanca has been recognized as the healthiest region to live by the World Health Organization (WHO)!
The Costa Blanca is especially a pleasant area for people with respiratory problems, asthma, skin problems such as with open sores, psoriasis and allergies. People with rheumatism or other muscle or joint problems tend to feel much better in this microclimate.
With more than 300 days of a year of sunshine, you can enjoy agreeable temperatures the whole year through. The annual average temperature is 18º, which means that in the summer the temperature isn´t extremely high, and the temperature in the winter will be relatively warm.
These temperatures come because of the microclimate in the area. The Costa Blanca is cloaked by the warm Mediterranean Sea to the east and mountains just a few kilometers inland to the west. Both are string forces in keeping the good weather in and the bad weather out!
Healthy Vacation Certificate
Vacation, sea, beach, deck chair under an umbrella and cold lemonade with a straw … Yes, the beach season is fast approaching! GBH Hoteles y Apartamentos hotels have already opened their doors this spring and are happy to welcome their first guests.We invite you to the Mediterranean coast to enjoy the sun and feel the vacation at 100%. We have created all the conditions in order to ensure a comfortable and pleasant stay.
On May 13, 2020, all the hotels of the GBH Hoteles y Apartamentos chain underwent thorough check and received relevant certificates that are a model of safety, cleanliness and strictly match to sanitary and hygienic standards. Our employees regularly carry out all prescribed measures for disinfection and cleaning of apartments, as well as household items.
The fact is that now not only hotels must follow the rules of caution. We remind you that in the first phase so far only 18 cities of the country have passed, which means we all need to comply with the law on movement and not violate the borders of closed provinces. We are sure that very soon Spain will be open and we will definitely see you this summer! The sea, beach and deck chair with lemonade are waiting for you! Stay safe and healthy!
Costa Blanca is returning to “normal” life!
The protracted quarantine in Spain headed for the relaxation of its strict rules. The government has provided a plan according to which our Valencia community will return to normal life in four stages, and the first one will begin soon.
Starting May 11, the resumption of certain types of activities is allowed, namely the opening of small shops and enterprises. Restaurants and bars will be able to receive guests at summer venues, and residents will be allowed to meet each other and have fun while observing the distance. Families can travel by car within their province. And hotels and apartments will open. With the strictest safety rules, of course.
GBH Hoteles y Apartamentos will resume work soon
The GBH Hoteles y Apartamentos hotel chain, located on the Costa Blanca coast, is already actively preparing to receive its first guests, guaranteeing excellent and, most important, safe service for vacationers. Our hotels have taken all the necessary measures for processing and disinfection in order to ensure maximum protection of the health of our guests. Entrust your vacation to professionals, enjoy the stunning views of the Mediterranean and be calm for the safety and comfort of your vacation!
Words of gratitude
On behalf of the entire GBH team, we want to thank you for the time you spent sharing your feedback with us and Booking and Airbnb users.
We are honored to receive a rating of 9.1 – 9.0, as well as the Superhost badge for your stay at GBH Caballito de Mar and GBH San Jaime.
It is very important for all of us to receive feedback from our guests! We are pleased to meet your expectations from our services.
We hope that we can count on your preferences again in a future trip to Benidorm or Guardamar del Segura, we will always be happy to welcome you again!
GBH Management Team