The once tiny village of Daya Vieja is located just 8km from the coastal town of Guardamar, being very low lying just 4m above sea level, both the Daya’s “Vieja” and “Nueva” names come from Arabic where the word daya means “closed low lying depression.”

Irrigated fields farming remains as the town’s main economic activity with the water coming from Alfeitami. Popular crops include corn, hemp, artichokes and potatoes. There are also herds of pigs and sheep being

The central square in the village of Daya Vieja contains the church, the town hall and a futuristic viewing platform which spirals around a cluster of palm trees. It also has a cultural centre in the old water tower, a selection of bars and restaurants and an outdoor swimming pool which everyone can pay to use during the summer.

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