Public administrations and citizens working for a common good
The planting of 600,000 trees, the opening of 8 km of paths between the dunes, the construction of wells, nurseries and the subsequent care of all this, was a huge work, carried out jointly by the residents of Guardamar and the official bodies of the time.
All of them working in coordination for more than 40 years managed to create the current landscape of the dunes and saved the town from being buried under the sand.
“The town of Guardamar has been fighting for its existence since its foundation: initially against the attacks of the conquerors; later against earthquakes, and now against the invasion of the sands ”.
Francisco Mira Botella, 1903.