About Buenavista

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Single Bedroom + Attic Room House

Only 20 Minutes from Alicante Airport

At Buenavista Urbanizacion Near Guardamar Del Segura

Buenavista is a small Urbanizacion just a few minutes walk from the beach, with its white sandy dunes and pine forest, ideal for picnics. Buenavista is close to Guardamar which was an old fishing village, it is now a seaside town with plenty of restaurants, bars and shops, and you will also find a National park which takes in a stretch of beach that leads to the new marina.

Buenavista has its own restaurants and bars plus a pool; you can also use the facilities at the nearby campsite which has both indoor   and outdoor pools plus a gym. About one mile toward Guardamar you will also find a new complex “Mar Jal” with pools and a Gym which can be used on a daily basis.

This area is a popular place for both British and Spanish alike, and gives an insight to life styles on the Costa Blanca so much favoured for its quite style holidays, very different to the tourist areas of Benidorm, Costa Brava and Majorca, it is ideal for a family holiday where you wish to have a carefree time without the restrictions of hotels.

It is not essential to have a car but most advisable. This can be arranged through me or directly with one of the car companies which operate from Alicante Airport and would be available at the Airport for you to collect on arrival.

About The Casa

The casa is well furnished sleeping four, with two single beds in the bedroom; the attic room has two single beds, there is a bed settee in the lounge. Quilts and bed linen are supplied, along with bath towels. Please take your own beach towels. We require the bed linen to be washed and ironed on your departure. Please ensure the following:-

  • The Casa is left clean
  • The Electricity is turned off at the supply
  • The Water is turned off inside
  • The Gas is disconnected
  • The fridge is empty and door left open
  • The Casa is securely locked (keys returned to Liz & Clive 01403210599)

The lounge has a two seater and a bed settee plus table & chairs, there is also a TV DVD, VCR, Sky decoder plus a sound system. You will find a small collection of DVD’s, CD’s VHS tapes, which you are welcome to use. Please see separate sheet on the operation of the Sky setup as television reception cannot be guaranteed.

The kitchen is equipped with a propane gas cooker, large fridge,  washing machine, toaster, kettle, crockery, cutlery, pots & pans, there is also a slow cooker, George Foreman griller, and a sandwich griller.

The main bedroom has a balcony which is ideally suited for sunbathing; this is also a good spot for drying clothes.

The Attic room can sleep two singles; you will also find an ironing board and iron, plenty of storage space here.

Patio furniture can be left assembled outside for the duration of your stay, but must be stored away inside the security gates on your departure.

For Your Convenience

We have an arrangement with Pam Thomas tele 966727727 or 618572640(Spanish Tele Numbers) Email pamthomas1962@hotmail.com

Pam offers the following Services:-

  • A full cleaning service when you leave
  • The washing and ironing of sheets
  • Security and exit check when you leave
  • A welcome pack on arrival (optional)

For people without a car Pam can arrange the following:-

  • Collect at the Airport
  • Return trip to the Airport when your stay is over

Charges for the above

  • Thirty Five Euros for cleaning and washing service
  • Airport trip Approx twenty five Euros (each way)
  • Welcome pack and opening up service Approx ten Euros’
  • Please confirm prices with Pam

PLACES TO SHOP FOR FOOD

If you are only here for a short time you will find everything you need in the following places

La Marine Campsite

When you first arrive the nearest supermarket for food is over at La Marina Campsite which is just before Buanavista Urbanisation.

To walk there you turn right when leaving the house, continue walking across the recreational area to where the Spanish villas are. Walk down the road which runs through the villas and you will see the campsite ahead of you. Turn left and then right into the campsite. The supermarket is to the left behind the restaurant. You will be able to get most of the items you need here. You can also order a freshly cooked chicken (details are on the door). They speak English and also take credit cards. (When buying things by credit card in Spain most shops will ask for your passport as identification)

La Marina Urbanisation

In La Marina Urbanisation you will find larger supermarkets which have a larger selection of meat and vegetables although the local markets are the best place to buy fresh fruit and vegetables.

To get to the Urbanisation you will need to take the car and turn right out of  Buanavista. When you get to the traffic lights you need to go left (if you have never driven in Spain before, in order to turn left you will need to turn right and get in the lane to go across the road-at this type of junction you cannot turn directly left. It sound very complicated but all will become clear when you attempt it) Once you have gone across the junction carry on up the road until you get to a roundabout, go straight across, this takes you up to La Marina Urbanisation. If you carry on up the road you will come to some new shops where you will find a large supermarket.

New Mercadona Supermarket just outside Buanavista on the way to Guadamar (about 3 mins car)

Markets

If you want to buy fresh local produce the markets are the best place to buy.

The easiest and closest markets are as follows:

La Marina Urbanisation on a Thursday and Sunday. Follow the above instructions but instead of going straight to the supermarket you will see a turning to the left with various restaurants and shops. Then turn first right which will take you down to the market. (You won’t be able to miss it)

There is also a large market in Guardamar on Wednesday. Details of how to get to Guardamar are on the nest page.

PLACES TO EAT OUT

Within walking distance

Monseno 1

This is directly opposite Buanavista. This is a very nice family run bar and restaurant. Ricardo runs the bar while Fina his wife does the cooking along with Fina’s mother.

The prices are not very expensive and the set meals (which haven’t changed since we have been going there) are very good value. If you like paella you can order one and they will make it for you. (It is better to let them know in advance as they make it up fresh)

One word of warning though, beware of the wine in the vats as it is verystrong.

El Fonton

This is opposite the campsite and lies back away from the road. It does not get busy and is again family run by another Ricardo. He does a very nice beefsteak and chips and his special salad with sauce is very tasty. Again the prices are very reasonable.

Do not be put off by the fact that it looks deserted.

La Marina Campsite

You can get an a La Carte meal here or just burgers/pizza/snacks etc. (the a La Cart is a bit more expensive but we are still looking at Spanish prices not English)

A little further a field

Guadamar

To get to Guardamar you will need a car although there is a bus service which stops outside the campsite. (Details of the bus times can be obtained at the campsite).

When leaving Buenavista turn left. Carry on up the road and filter on to the N332 which will take you past Guadamar. Turn off at a turning to the right with various roundabouts, and follow the road into the town. If you miss this turning carry on until you get to a large roundabout where you can approach the town from the other way.

When you get to the traffic lights in the centre with the church on one side and the plaza on the other take the turning opposite the church. This will take you down to the beach and parking area. If you park down here you can walk to the centre through the gardens. You will find a variety of eating places here. There is a very nice Spanish restaurant called La Canada which is directly opposite the gardens. Further along is a Chinese restaurant with an imitation tree inside. They are very friendly here and the food is very cheap along with the wine. You will also find various pasta and pizza places. We have never had a bad meal in any of the restaurants along here.

Also if you go along to the beach you will find lots of places to eat whilst looking over the golden sands and watching the waves roll in.

La Marina and Urbanisation

If you turn right out of Buanavista and drive into La Marina you will find various restaurants and café’s. A few of these are run by English families and the food and prices are typically English but usually the name of the restaurant gives you a clue. If you enjoy eating a typical English dish then you will be sure to get one in these. However, in the main the restaurants and café’s are mostly Spanish. We have not eaten in any of the restaurants here but if you do decide to eat here and find a good restaurant please feel free to add your comments.

There are various restaurants in La Marina Urbanisation up the hill. Again, it has been some time since we have eaten up there so we are unable to comment on these.

If you want a really Spanish meal why not try doing as the Spanish do and eat at lunchtime in the restaurant on the beach at La Marina. You can either walk there along the beach or to drive there you turn right out of Buanavista then turn right at the traffic lights which will take you straight down to the beach. The restaurant here sells fresh fish dishes and is very popular with the Spanish.

At the weekends you can get cooked chicken and cooked potatoes from a shop in the village. The shop is very clean and the Spanish couple in there speak very good English. To get there you turn right out of Buenavista and the shop is on the left opposite the shop which sells paintings. If the metal shutters are up and the sign is outside then he is open. He is usually open on Saturday and Sunday but will also open on fiestas as the Spanish congregate under the pine trees along the beach at the weekends and purchase their chickens to have as a picnic.

Beaches (please take notice of the flags on the beach as there can be a very strong current and if the lifeguards have put up the red flag then you can be sure the current is strong)

The nearest beach is a ten minute walk from the house. At the weekends it is difficult to park down at the beach and is easier to walk.

You take the road which goes to the campsite but instead of turning left you turn right. This leads you straight to the beach. Just remember that the beach to the right is the nudist beach.

If you want to drive just up the road to Pinet which is just the other side of La Marina you will find a smaller part of the beach with a Hostel on it where you can park right in front of the beach. You will be able to get something to drink here and eat if you wish.

Guadamar beach is also worth a visit as it is very clean and they have foot showers to wash the sand off.

Places to Visit

You will find various guide books on the shelf in the house. Feel free to use these and the maps in the drawer but please make sure you return them when you leave.