Everything you need to know about moving to Quesada (2024)

Moving to Quesada

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Ciudad Quesada is a large multi-cultural town in the municipality of Rojales, Alicante, that didn’t really exist until the 1970s. A short drive from other popular areas along Spain’s Costa Blanca like Torrevieja and San Fulgencio, Quesada is a great urban town for those thinking of moving to Spain and don’t want to sacrifice picturesque mountains and stunning beaches for bars, restaurants and entertainment.

Although inland, the nearest beach to Quesada is only a 10-minute drive away. The town is home to many shops and eateries, as well as an abundance of flamingos and other wildlife on salt lakes, owing to its healthy climate. The weather in Quesada offers a great quality of life in the sun.

Quesada is a perfect option for those looking to move to somewhere lively in Spain.

Like many towns along Spain’s Costa Blanca, Quesada also boasts many award-winning blue-flag beaches a short drive away at Guardamar del Segura. It is unique in its built-up urbanisation whilst still retaining views of the lavish countryside, orange groves, and salt lakes of nearby Torrevieja.

So whether you are searching for peace and tranquillity along the sandy shorelines or enjoy a more active, cosmopolitan lifestyle still with time to relax in the sun, moving to Quesada is a great option for single people, couples, families and retirees.

To make moving to Quesada a bit easier, the Euro Weekly News has put together this handy guide to everything you need to know before making the decision.


  • Where is Quesada
  • Property in Quesada
  • Wheather in Quesada
  • Help with your move to Quesada
  • The best solicitors to help with your move to Quesada
  • Things to do in Quesada
  • Best restaurants in Quesada
  • Schools in Quesada
  • Healthcare in Quesada
  • Contact information

Where is Quesada?

Quesada lies in the south of Spain’s municipality of Rojales, and is a mere 25 minute drive from Alicante-Elche Airport and about 35 minutes from Murcia (San Javier) airport. Part of its charm is its blend of urban, beach, and rural topography, making it a worthy contender for those thinking of moving to Spain.

  Weather in Quesada

Quesada, Spain, enjoys a Mediterranean climate characterized by hot, dry summers and mild, warm winters. Summer Quesada temperatures often soar, making it a perfect time for enjoying outdoor activities, though the heat can be intense during the peak months of July and August. Winters are generally mild, with occasional rainfall, providing a pleasant break from the summer heat. 

Spring and autumn are particularly delightful, offering moderate temperatures and a beautiful display of natural colors. Overall, Quesada’s climate is quite favorable for those who enjoy sunny weather, with ample opportunity to experience the outdoors throughout most of the year.

Property in Quesada

Ciudad Quesada is a relatively modern area and offers much in the way of excitement and a good quality of life in Spain. For this reason, it is considered one of Spain’s current hotspots for those thinking of moving to Spain.

When moving to Quesada, you might find it difficult to find a one-bedroom apartment, but two-bedroom apartments can be anywhere from €100,000 and €300,00o, a townhouse is worth around €130,000 a villa usually starts at around €600,000 but can go up to millions of Euros.

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Help with your move to Quesada

Our top pick

Swift Removals

Swift Removals is a professional company that prides itself on providing excellent service for its customers. Swift Removals is the name you can trust whether you are moving home within Spain or relocating to the UK/Spain, Spain/UK

They are available 7 days a week with a daily service to and from UK-Spain-UK. Full or part loads with low cost insured storage in the UK and Spain with collection/delivery services also available. All our warehouse’s are modern, enclosed, CCTV, alarmed buildings to ensure our clients goods are kept clean and well protected.

Whether in Spain or the UK each management team has a hands-on approach from making the tea to doing the deliveries themselves. This ensures that the principles, standards and meticulous attention to detail that have made the company successful are maintained and that every customer receives the high level of service that has earned the company its excellent reputation. Don’t just take our word for it, check out our 5 star review rating on our website & Facebook page!

For the best price call Steve quoting code Quesada1

UK: +44 7465 623697

Spain: +34 603 336 463

Email: info@swift-removals.net

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Address: La Carretera, 93, 03369 Orihuela, Alicante

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The best solicitors to help with your move to Quesada

Our recommendation

ABC Solicitors

Since 2003, ABC Solicitors have been looking after their client’s interests and offering the best possible package of legal services in Quesada, Torrevieja and across Spain – although most of their clients’ are property owners in Costa Blanca and Costa Calida. This English-speaking professional legal firm has extensive experience in all areas of legal matters and property law, using a transparent approach that makes clients feel confident and at ease.

A fully insured company covering all aspects of legal advice and issues, your first appointment with any of their lawyers and solicitors is free and the team endeavour to reply to you within 24 hours of your enquiry.

ABC Solicitors have the facilities to securely hold all of the original official documents related to your property and receive the postal communications from administrative offices, giving you the peace of mind that your affairs are being well looked after. With your confidentiality at the forefront of everything they do, following strict rules that govern the relationship between client and lawyer, you will only deal with one member of the team for your case. And, because every case is different, your lawyer will be carefully chosen to best suit your requirements.

The multilingual team of professionals are specialised in giving legal advice to people from abroad when they arrive in Spain, including:

  • Conveyancing in all property transactions and assistance when signing the deposit contract
  • Mortgage advice and assistance registering the property in the Land Registry
  • Planning permissions and any legal paperwork involved in the purchase of a property
  • Notary appointments and translation services at the notary
  • Fiscal representation
  • Spanish will and inheritance proceedings
  • Car registration
  • Any kind of litigation before a court (criminal , contract & tort, administrative, family law and fiscal).
  • Civil law advice, divorce proceedings, division of joint ownerships
  • Legal advice to set up a business in Spain
  • Personalised contracts under the Spanish Law
  • Personal assistance for NIE number application (within 24 hours) and Spanish Residence applications

Fiscal representation registered clients have a 20% discount on all services

For a personal, reliable and efficient service, contact ABC Solicitors for all of your legal needs when moving to Quesada and the surrounding areas.

Languages: English, Flemish, Dutch, French, Portuguese and Spanish

Website: Click here

Opening hours: 9am until 6pm from Monday to Friday except bank holidays

Address: ABC Solicitors, Calle Santa Alodia, 2 – 1ª planta. Commercial Centre La Mosca – Playa Flamenca, Orihuela Costa, 03189

Telephone: +34 965 326 221

Email: abc1@abcsolicitors.com and abc2@abcsolicitors.com

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Things to do in Quesada

1.  Explore some of Costa Blanca’s beaches

One of the big draws of moving to Quesada is the sea and sun. The nearest beach to Quesada is Guardamar, one large and long beach divided into different zones and names, where the sea is usually warm enough to swim in – especially in the summer months. You can also take your pick from Torrevieja beach and La Mata beach, also within 7 miles of Quesada.

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Platja dels Vivers, Guardamar. Image – Guardamar Turismo

2. Make a splash at Aqua Park Ciudad Quesada

Spend a fun family day out playing in this water park’s many slides and pools. With a cafe, restaurant and picnic area, as well as places to relax and soak up some sun or chill out in the shade, there is something for everyone here!

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Opening hours: 11am until 6pm everyday in the summer

Telephone: 96 671 86 12

Price: Adult Ticket €18.00, Junior Ticket €15.00, Single entry for over 65s €15.00, Child Ticket (0-3 years) free

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Image – AQUAPARK Rojales

3. Enjoy dinner and an authentic Spanish Flamenco show

Quesada has lots of great spots to catch a traditional Spanish Flamenco performance. Visit Restaurante  Villasalada to enjoy authentic Spanish food and wine and immerse yourself in this cultural treat, with a show most Saturdays.

Find out more about prices and times or book a show here.

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Image – Villasalada

4. Tee off on La Marquesa Golf

Quesada has one of the most historic courses on Costa Blanca, La Marquesa, home to the mythical Sawgrass Hole. Spend an afternoon meandering from hole to hole across the club’s pristine golfing greens and basking in the Spanish sunshine.

Website and booking: Click here

Opening hours: 7:30am until 8:30pm

Telephone: 966 71 42 58

Image - La Marquesa Golf

Image – La Marquesa Golf

5. Once, twice, three times a Don Carlos

With three branches throughout Quesada, you’ll be spoilt for choice with Don Carlos restaurants, whether you decide to visit the Cerveceria for a refreshing beer, The Little Don Carlos to enjoy superb Italian food on their outdoor terrace, or The Old Don Carlos for a good ol’ pint of Guinness.

Check opening times and menus here:

The Little Don Carlos

The Old Don Carlos

Cerveceria Don Carlos

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Image – Cerveceria Don Carlos

6. Discover Quesada’s history at the centre of interpretation of Quesada’s archaeological heritage (CIPAQ)

This free museum shows the extraordinary prehistoric and Roman legacy of Quesada. The first floor is dedicated to the Jaén province, declared a world heritage site in 1998. The floor below depicts the roman villa of Bruñel, with mosaics surprisingly well preserved. It’s useful to know that Tourist Information can also be found at this museum.

Website: Click here

Opening hours: 10am until 2pm, closed on Mondays and Tuesdays

Telephone: 953 71 40 11

Price: Free

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Image – Cipaq Quesada

7. Take in the views at (or a dip) La Cueva del Agua

Visitors can access this magical cave set into the hillside, also known as Gruta de las Maravillas and Cueva de la Virgen de Tíscar, via a set of steep steps from the ravine formed by Rio Tíscar. Long considered a sacred place, inside the open-top cave you will find a 20-metre waterfall and be able to bathe in the sunlight filtering down from the stalagmites and stalactites that adorn the walls.

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Image – Edmundo Sáez

8. Be inspired at the Miguel Hermandez Museum

Just a short journey from Quesada in the town of Orihuela, the living place of poet Miguel Hermandez in Quesada has since been converted into a museum depicting his original furniture and objects, and photographs of Hermandez throughout his life. Take a moment to soak up the ambience and read some of his poetry under the fig tree that still stands in the house’s back garden.

Website: Click here

Opening hours: 10am until 2pm and 5pm until 8pm, 10am until 2pm Sundays, closed Mondays

Telephone: 672 21 90 87

Price: Call the box office on 96 674 46 57

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Image – Casa Museo de Miguel Hernandez: Communitat Valenciana

9. Take a stroll around Recorral

Recorral Rojales Park, originally a cattle farm, is now somewhat of a green paradise, perfect for hiking or for settling down with a picnic and a good book. Expect to find dog walkers aplenty and a variety of brightly coloured birds darting amongst the park’s several lakes.

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Image – El Recorral

10. Get the adrenaline rushing with Aventura Sport

This adventure activities company is located in the Sierras de Cazorla, Segura y las Villas Natural Park. Kayaking, canyoning, paddle surfing, horseback riding, rafting, paintball, hiking, cultural visits, bicycle routes… Experience it all with Aventura Sport!

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Best restaurants in Quesada

1. The Olive Tree – El Raso

Just 10 minutes from the beach, The Olive Tree serves a mix of Mediterranean and European food to satisfy all diners. They focus on healthy as well as delicious food, and everything is freshly prepared daily. Vegetarian and gluten-free options are also available and kids eat free! There is also a sunny terrace to enjoy food and drinks.

Open: 6pm til 11pm, closed on Tuesdays

Address: Carrer Nostra Santorum de Fatima El Raso Guardamar

Booking: 965 704 891


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Image – The Olive Tree

2. Restaurante Valdes

In Torrevieja, not far from Quesada, you’ll find Restaurante Valdes. The main focus of this restaurant is creating fresh flavours with genuine ingredients to satisfy their customers. Diners can enjoy a cheap but traditional Spanish Menu del Dia for €10, which changes regularly to ensure its freshness, or something lighter. They also have fabulous desserts, including ice cream and chocolate with churros. Staff speak both Spanish and English.

Open: 8am – 10pm Friday to Wednesday, closed on Thursdays

Address: Avenida Españoles 19, Torrevieja, 03188

Booking: 966 921 026


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Image – Restaurante Valdés

3. La Brisa Bar and Restaurant

With a focus on casual dining, this restaurant embodies comfort food, without sacrificing enticing presentation, with a regularly changing menu of dishes which correspond to the season, giving you reason to keep going back to try something new!

Open: 5pm-11pm Tuesday to Saturday, closed Sunday and Monday

Address: Centro Comercial Quesada Local 24, Av. de las Naciones, 24, 26, 03170 Cdad. Quesada, Alicante, Spain

Booking: +34 966 71 93 31

Price: €€

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Image – Restaurant La Brisa

4. Restaurante Nautilus

A short 20-minute drive to Torrevieja will also bring you to Restaurante Nautilus, in an idyllic seafront location, to create the perfect ambience and present you with panoramic views whilst you enjoy your food. Serving up pizzas and paellas, as well as a wide range of Mediterranean and international cuisine, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

Open: Urbanizacion Rocio del Mar, Calle Acantilado, 1, 03185

Address: 9am – 12am Monday to Sunday

Booking: +34 966 798 354

Price: €€

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Image – Restaurante Nautilus

5. El Meson de la Costa

Family-run since 1989, El Mesón de la Costa (the inn on the coast) utilises only the highest quality raw materials in their dishes, cooking with fish from the bay. Visitors will note the hundreds of Iberian hams hanging from the restaurant’s ceiling, the best preserves from elite brands. Of course, all of these delicious dishes can be enjoyed with the finest wines, as El Mesón boasts a selection of more than 500 kinds.

Open: 12:30pm – 3:45pm and 7pm – 11pm Tuesday to Sunday, closed on Mondays

Address: Calle Ramon y Cajal, 27, 03182, Torrevieja, Alicante

Booking: +34 966 70 35 98

Price: €€€

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Image – El Mesón de la Costa

6. Laurel’s Restaurant & Bar

Enjoy dinner and live music on Saturday nights at this charming restaurant, an established favourite in Quesada. With both a set menu and a la carte menu available, you might find yourself tempted by their Greek or Thai-inspired starters or feel spoilt for choice by their fresh meat and fish dishes. Vegetarian options are also available.

Open: 6pm – late Thursdays to Saturdays, 1pm – late on Sundays, closed on Monday and Wednesday

Address: C/ 21 Los Arcos 03170, Ciudad Quesada, Alicante

Booking: +34 965 077 444

Price: €€

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Image – Laurel’s Restaurant & Bar

7. Lakeview Bar & Restaurant

A humble eatery with a phenomenal view, Lakeview Bar & Restaurant does what it says on the tin, serving a range of burgers, wraps, salads and sandwiches with a stunning view overlooking Quesada’s Salt Lakes. Outdoor and indoor bar and seating available.

Open: 12pm – 9pm on Mondays, 12pm – 10pm on Tuesdays, 12pm – 6pm Wednesday to Sunday

Address: Calle Toledo 16, Ciudad Quesada

Booking: 722 891 977


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Image – Lakeview Bar & Restaurant

8. Stan and Ollie’s Restaurant

This family-run fine-dining restaurant has been serving delicious dishes from around the world for the last 20 years. Whether you fancy Thai food, mussels, steak or pasta, every dish is cooked to order with the freshest ingredients.

Open: 6pm – 9pm Tuesday to Saturday, 1pm – 8pm on Sundays, closed on Mondays

Address: C/Nostra Senyora de Fatima 10. El Raso 03149, Guardamar del Segura, Spain

Booking: +34 637 58 33 73

Price: €€

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Image – Stan and Ollie’s Restaurant

9. Bellissimo Restaurant

This gourmet pizzeria located at Quesada’s golf club La Marquesa, specialises in Italian pizza, pasta and meat dishes for a meal between holes or a pleasant family dining experience. Gluten-free options are also available.

Open: 12pm – 3pm and 6pm – 10pm Wednesday to Monday, closed on Tuesdays

Address: Calle Quesada Balester, 1, 03170, Rojales, Spain

Booking: +34 865 75 73 09

Price: €€

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Image – Bellissimo Restaurant

10. Paprika Fusion Restaurant

As a Hungarian-Sephardi fusion restaurant, Paprika offers many traditional dishes from Budapest and the Mediterranean, including Gulash and Moroccan lamb tagine. They also serve Vienesse schnitzel, Greek souvlaki sirloin steaks and a range of soups. not to mention their incredible range of decadent desserts!

Open: 1pm – 10pm Tuesday to Sunday, closed on Mondays

Address: Avenida de las Naciones 1.c, 03170 Rojales, Spain

Booking: +34 640 074 394


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Image – Paprika Fusion

Schools in Quesada

When moving to a new area, finding a great school is essential. If you decide to move to Quesada, the area boasts several highly recommended international and language schools for children and adults to choose from.

Willow International School

For children aged 4-18, Willow International School offers a UK national curriculum for children based in Quesada.

Academia Berlingua Idiomas

This centre offers language classes for everyone from children to adults from as little as €65 per month. Languages on offer include English, French and German and the teachers, many of whom are natives, imbue their students with knowledge of Spain’s history, culture and traditions as well as the language.

Public School Prince of Spain

This primary school and nursery is one of the main primary education institutions in Rojales. It is a Spanish school but many of the staff speak English.

Colegio C.E.I.P poeta Miguel Hermández

Named after the poet born in Quesada in the early 20th century, this free school seeks to cultivate a sustainable, environmentally friendly environment by encouraging creative projects throughout infancy and primary ages.

Healthcare in Quesada

Making sure healthcare is accessible and available when you need it is an important part of moving anywhere. The urbanisation of Quesada has meant that there are several great healthcare options available for residents and visitors in the city and in the surrounding areas. Here is a list of some of the healthcare centres that will be useful when moving to Quesada.


Hospital Vega Baja

This public hospital in San Bartolomeo is only a 10-minute drive from Quesada and offers 24-hour emergency service. It provides great healthcare for the whole Vega Baja area from minor medical issues to health problems requiring an operation. Many of the staff speak both Spanish and English.

Address: Hospital Vega Baja, 03314, Alicante, Spain

Contact: +34 966 74 90 00


Centro Médico Ciudad Quesada

Open 9:30am – 6pm 5 days a week, excluding weekends, this medical centre is your gateway to Spanish public healthcare and support in Quesada. The majority of doctors will speak some English but it is advised to take a translator with you.

Address: Av. de las Naciones, 4, 03170 Cdad. Quesada, Alicante, Spain

Contact: +34 966 71 89 16


Arches Dental Practice

Arches Dental Practice boasts a committed team of multilingual dentists and dental hygienists offering a wide range of services from teeth whitening and implants to regular check-ups. The modern clinic has wheelchair access and the latest dentistry equipment.

Address: C. los Arcos, 19, 03170 Cdad. Quesada, Alicante, Spain

Contact: +34 965 72 59 40

Important contacts

Moving somewhere new is great but it’s important to know the contact information for the emergency services.

That’s why we have included information on important contacts when moving to Quesada.

Emergency services, including health, fire and police: 112

National police: 091

Local police: 092

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