La Marina is a small coastal village on the Costa Blanca, located between Santa Pola and Alicante to the north, Guardamar and Torrevieja to the south and it is about a 30 minute drive from Alicante airport. The village has a range of shops, bars, banks etc. and has a regular bus service north and south along the coast. There is a large urbanisation which also has a variety of shops, bars, restaurants and a municipal swimming pool, amongst other facilities.

The sandy beach at La Marina stretches 17 kilometres from Santa Pola to Torrevieja. The bathing season starts in spring and lasts until autumn. The natural environment combines great expanses of beach with spectacular rolling dunes, the conditions are perfect for the rare flora and fauna which exist here in abundance.

The area is a nature lovers paradise and it boasts an exceptionally attractive coastal landscape for tourists. Apart from the beach activities, La Marina and its surrounding areas offer varied sport and leisure activities. You can rent bicycles, play mini-golf, take a diving course, walk across the dunes or around the salt-lakes or just enjoy the local countryside and natural environment. Horse riding excursions, quad hire and balloon flights are also to hand.

There is a weekly market in La Marina and in most of the local surrounding towns and villages. In the village the market takes place every week on Thursdays and again on Sundays and is situated in the village centre. The ‘Mercadillo’ in nearby Santa Pola is very popular and takes place on a Saturdays and Mondays. The market offers local fruit and vegetables, shoes, clothes, craft work, leather articles and of course a wide variety of culinary delights.

In La Marina and it’s urbanisation, one can enjoy a choice of Spanish or international cuisine and/or a glass of sangria whilst taking in some beautiful live Spanish music and watch the beautiful sunsets. La Marina enjoys some interesting night-time activities, including foam parties and venues offering live music. La Marina has developed its own charm and in the summer it pulsates with life.

During August many Spanish families spend their holidays here with picnic gatherings in the pine woods close to the beach. Should you wish to get away from the beach for a day, take the coastal road N-332 into the beautiful rural countryside, or up into the mountains where you can enjoy wonderful natural landscapes and great views. A short car journey will also take you to the nearby cities of Torrevieja, Alicante and Murcia and the villages of San Fulgencio, La Marina-Pueblo, Rojales, Almoradí, Crevillente, Dolores and Catral are all worth a visit, where you can take a stroll in the historical and charming old towns, drive along rural roads, past oranges and lemon groves and call into a local artesan store where you will be able to pick up a traditional souvenir: hand-made jewellery, fans, wine, ham and olive oil.

Nearby, also very much worth visiting, are the caves of Canalobre, the beautiful old town of Guadalest and the Algar waterfalls and if you don’t mind driving a little further, you can go and visit a multitude of theme parks in Benidorm for example, Terra Mitica, Aqualandia or Terra Natura. The Costa Blanca enjoys a typical Mediterranean climate, with cool sea breezes in summer and protection by surrounding mountains against the cold North winds in winter.

The area averages nearly 3,000 hours of sunshine each year and the average temperature easily exceeds 20 degrees. In 1986 the World Health Organisation recommended the climate of the area as one of the most equitable in the world – neither too hot in the summer nor too cold in the winter.