La Marina on the Costa Blanca is located 20 minutes drive south of Alicante Airport. There is a large urbanisation and everything that you could possibly need to make your stay here enjoyable is within reach at a nearby location. The Blue Flag La Marina beach is just down the road with its natural sand dunes and there is always space to spread out on the miles of golden sandy beaches. Market day in La Marina is Thursday and Sunday on the dedicated site at the same location on calle Antonio Justo Quesada. However, the biggest market is now at the Bahia de las Dunas shopping centre close to Iceland every Saturday. La Marina urbanization is situated within the municipality of San Fulgencio.
In 1729 Cardinal Belluga received 40,000 tahúllas of poor and marshy land in the area around the delta of the Segura River from Orihuela and Guardamar del Segura, and founded San Fulgencio. He was to drain the wetlands and make them fertile and productive and then use rents obtained from the land for good works, ie.orphanages and hospitals in Murcia. In fact, San Fulgencio owes its name to the patron saint of Murcia, the town which was Cardinal Belluga's diocesan seat. The Archaeological Museum in San Fulgencio represents, through the different materials that were found, the different aspects of everyday life of the ancient Iberian people, from the utensils they used, and, who they bartered with, to the way that they buried their dead.
The Costa Blanca enjoys more than 2,800 hours of sunshine throughout the year and an average annual temperature of 19.3° C, the perfect microclimate for ideal year-
The Spanish town of Guardamar is on the coast just a short car journey from La Marina. The bustling seaside town of Torrevieja is a 20 minute drive south. There are day trips on boats from Santa Pola and Alicante to the small offshore island of Tabarca, the only inhabited island in the region of Valencia, wich has an underwater reserve. Benidorm and the Terra Mitica theme park are just a 45 minute drive away. Car rental on the Costa Blanca is very economical. A small car can be rented for as little as 99 Euros for one week.