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Is quesada worth a look?

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Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:36am
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Willie67

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Location: Villamartin

Hi....I organised to come out next week and have properties lined up to look at.  Through this site Ive heard lots of mentions of this area....I would like to look at properties here, but would need to get myself there via public transport... I'm staying in La Zenia!  Is it worth a look at?  Ive read as much as I can...and it sounds beautiful... and there's some lovely properties.The   Estate agent has offered to show me around....but I need to get there myself! Any advise pls!    Thankyou to everyone for all your advise, helps, and tips so far....you have been in valuable to me! 

MeathMaria

MeathMaria

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Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:01am

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Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:01am

Good luck in your search.  πŸ˜Š

Quesada has its own forum so I’m sure it’s a very popular area with expats.

https://www.talkquesada.com/

There is great general advice on Costablancaforum regarding every aspect of living in Spain.  Read JIMSGUIDES.

Make sure to have your own independent abogado before you sign anything πŸ˜ƒ

Jim's Tip - Property Purchase Guide

Regards

Maria

Cheryl

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Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:14am

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Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:14am

 Quesada is within easy reach of some traditional Spanish towns and is a smaller version of the Villamartin, La Zenia, Playa Flamenca, Punta Prima, La Florida and Cabo Roig areas which all run into each other. It is closer to the airport but if you will always be relying on public transport Quesada is not the answer. The N332 is the main thoroughfare with many facilities on or just off it and due to the bigger population is where you will find most bus routes.

RayD

RayD

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Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:05am

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Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:05am

Don't confuse Quesada with Ciudad Quesada, which is probably the one you mean.

It's a brit enclave and no worse than any of the others. Quesada Fish and Chips is the highlight of the local haute cuisine.

Not much in the way of public transport so you will need a car. It's only a 15 minute drive to the sea at Guardamar.

You can stop the Spanish lessons as it's not spoken on the urbanisation.

The good bit is that it's only a 10 minute drive away from real Spanish towns and culture if you get a bit stifled by living so near to your brit neighbours that you can shake hands through the window.

It depends on what your idea of life in Spain is.

LeckyLes

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Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:10am

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Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:10am

Hi Willie, and welcome to the Forum.

I read from your post you are asking how to reach Ciudad Quesada from La Zenia in order to meet your estate agent there for viewings.

A taxi would be the  most convenient method, but if you are looking for a route by bus there may well be one if you pick up from Torrevieja. 

If you wish to pick up from La Zenia itself then you could ring Rosa Tours who are based in Ciudad Quesada and book the daily coach trip from La Zenia ( near consum / Paddys point area) to Benidorm. If they are in agreeance,you could get off at Ciudad Quesada arch when the coach stops to pick up  ,spend the day viewing and looking around the area and catch the same bus on it's way back from Benidorm to La Zenia as it stops to let people off at the Arch. Cost for round trip to Benidorm is 10 euros and that means your round trip would be the same price.

Worth ringing them and asking.

LeckyLes.

PeteKnight

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Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:25pm

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Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:25pm

Hi Willie, our holiday home is very near to Villamartin and we really like the area. Easy access to a wide variety of shops and services, plus easy access to great beaches.

We tend to spend quite a lot of time in and around the Quesada area for one reason or another. It's about 25 minutes by car using the back road through San Miguel, so a taxi would break the bank.

The main shopping area of quesada is fairly compact and quite busy, it has the feel of a small town, but everything is centered around half a dozen streets. Most of the bigger supermarkets are further out, and property prices around the shopping streets of Quesada are high, so you'd be further out on an urbanisation. I don't think public transport around the area is as good as the Villamartin area, but I may be wrong - we tend to drive everywhere.

There are certainly some very nice urbanisations around the area, but some that are not so great. We viewed a couple of properties on the Lo Crispin urbanisation when we were looking to buy, but it wasn't for us.

Personally, I quite like the smaller towns like Benijofar, but you'd need your own transport if you lived there.

Th beach at Guardamar is 10-15 minutes by car from Quesada. Personally, I don't like that beach as much as the one near Villamartin, it's a but exposed and the sea can be quite rough even on fairly calm days, but it has good facilities and is very popular (as are all the beaches in the area).

If you make a flying visit to view properties in the area then you could easily find yourself pressured into making a snap decision to make an offer and pay a deposit. I'd recommend that if you like the area then you come out again and spend m,ore time in the area. Having said that, I'd offer the same advice for the Villamartin area as well.

If you want a good estate agent in either area, you wont go far wroing with Casas Manuel.

Pete.

Gilly09

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Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:23am

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Posted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:23am

Willie

Why is the Estate Agent not picking you up? Are you ready to purchase or just doing trips to look around.

Contact www.spanishpropertyteam.com as they can take you to Ciudad Quesada and areas within like Dona Pepa. Benijofar is close by and very Spanish. Benimar is close to Quesada and the good thing about the area is that it is not as quiet in the winter as most.

If you are ready to buy the Agents should be helping you more.

Gill

SopFlo

Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:54am

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Location: Rojales

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Posted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:54am

Hello Willie

We live in Ciudad Quesada near to the Marquesa Golf Course and love living here.  The town of Rojales is a lovely Spanish town - we can walk there.  Beniofar and Benimar are also nearby.  All 3  have some English Bars and Restaurants but there are  many wonderful Spanish Restaurants.  We have never been to Quesada Fish and Chips!  Quesada is  mainly English Speaking - our neighbours are Dutch, German and Norwegian  - they all speak English and we have a spanish  couple - who speak very little English.  

My husband and I are trying to learn Spanish but unless you are fluent - it is impossible to hold a full conversation.  I enjoy chatting to the neighbours and would not be able to do this if I was surrounded solely by  Spanish people. 

A lot of people knock Quesada - but there are many beautiful properties here, some lovely views and lots to do.  We all have our own reasons for choosing a particular area and what suits some does not suit others.  Quesada does not close down in the Winter. There are many full time residents here as well as  second home owners who  come here to escape the colder weather in their own countries and all  can enjoy a very full social life as there is always lots going on. As other members have already said - public transport is  non existent - but there are urbanisations which are near to supermarkets, restaurants and bars.

It is certainly worth taking a  look at the area and you can make up your own mind.

Willy

Willy

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Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:49pm

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Posted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:49pm

Quesada is a great place and not just full of Brits but every nationality is in the area and it is actually less than 10 minutes to the sea,  It has one of the best fereterias around and most shops you could want, It comes under Rojales and is not far from Benijofar and even in the middle of August access to all areas is easy well worth a look.

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