Ciudad Quesada is a rural village slightly inland from Torrevieja with an interesting golfing history. The village takes its name from the affluent Quesada family who in 1989 built and still own La Marquesa Golf & Country Club. This was originally named Club de Golf Quesada. The name was changed when the family launched an ambitious project to build 15,000 homes which they named Ciudad Quesada. The village as it is today was built around these homes.
The village is just a short drive from Torrevieja along the CV-905. To enter and exit Quesada you pass through two grand stone arches onto the main Av. de las Naciones. The centre of the picturesque village lies on a hill and spreads out on either side of the main road. There are sufficient local services such as banks, pharmacies, hairdressers, supermarkets and taxis. With its large expat communities, Ciudad Quesada enjoys a good mix of bars and restaurants. Along the main street you will find traditional tapas bars sitting next to British and Irish bars. Those visiting with children should definitely spend some time at the excellent Quesada Mini Golf.
Ciudad Quesada Surrounds
If the young ones have beaten you at a round of mini golf you may want to improve your game. This you can certainly do at La Marquesa Golf & Country Club. The 18 hole course lies in a natural setting of palms and pine forest with splendid views to the mountains. After a vigorous round of golf, the Clubhouse Bar & Restaurant offers a good drinks selection and tasty meals.
Within walking distance from the village centre is a kids favourite, Quesada Aqua Park. The park offers good value for money and, surprisingly, allows visitors to bring along a picnic. It’s not very large but a fun day out with around 5 adult/teen rides. There are also several pools and smaller slides and entertainment for young children. It’s advisable to arrive early, around 10:30 to avoid the queues. Those booking online have the privilege of a separate, faster queue.