Tours of Guardamar’s Naval Base Communications Tower to Start Soon
Guided tours are to start at the site of one the southern Costa Blanca’s most notable landmarks, namely the Spanish naval base communications tower at Guardamar.
The 370-metre-tall Torre de los Americanos entered service in 1965 as a communications base for the US Navy’s submarine fleet, with up to 17 Americans working at the facility, which transferred to joint American-Spanish ownership in the early eighties, and was eventually taken over by the Spanish navy in 1990.
Guardamar council has negotiated a deal where groups of up to 20 people can visit the base, with everybody having to be security-vetted. Mayor José Luis Sáez told the Información newspaper that it would be a great opportunity for people to look closely at the site, which is something that they have grown up with, but know little about.