Villa Casa Colina – Location, Car Hire and Costa Blanca Weather
Where on the Costa Blanca is Ciudad Quesada?
Ciudad Quesada is approximately four miles inland from Guardamar and the villa is on the Rojales side of Quesada, roughly where you see the flag denoting La Marquesa golf course on the map.
We are ideally situated approximately mid-way between Alicante airport (code ALC) and Murcia (MJV), giving you a choice of low-cost airlines flying to both destinations from all parts of the UK. Note that Murcia airport is not close to the city of that name, but is actually at San Javier, by the Mar Menor, as shown on the map. The drive to the villa from either airport is approximately 35/40 minutes – Far enough not to have planes flying overhead during your holiday!.
Will I need to hire a car?
We recommend that you should hire a car for convenience, as well as enabling you to appreciate even more what a lovely part of Spain this is. The area has an excellent road network, and we find the driving in Spain very courteous – See also the comments from Jenny and Marion (October 2007): “It was the first time I had driven abroad but the roads around the villa and surrounding villages made it a pleasure”.
Where can I get the best deal for car hire?
Are you fed up with the stress at the car rental desks in the airport? We have the answer – See our “Useful Links” page.
Will I receive detailed directions?
Detailed directions to the villa will be forwarded on receipt of the final payment. The directions are well tried and tested – no one has got lost so far!
What is the weather like on the Costa Blanca?
Costa Blanca, literally the ‘White Coast’, is so named because of its fine white sandy beaches – many, including nearby Guardamar, flying the Blue Flag. An average of 320 days sunshine and average temperatures of 15ºC in winter and 25ºC in summer make this an ideal all year round holiday destination. Shops and restaurants in the area are open all year, unlike certain resorts which are seasonal and therefore many businesses close down in the winter.
Due to the health-giving effects of the salt lakes on the atmosphere, combined with the climate, the World Health Organisation states that this particular section of the Costa Blanca is one of the healthiest places in the world to live.