Guide to Torrevieja, Torrevieja Travel Guide
Among the most popular towns located on the Southern Costa Blanca, Spain, Torrevieja happens to have grown a great deal during the last 25 years or so. Most of the development that has been carried out in the area has been due to the increasing demand for holiday homes in the sun and Torrevieja has been pushed by many of the top real estate agents as ‘the right place to be’. Torrevieja is located in the province of Alicante and is just 30 km south from Alicante city and it’s known as a cosmopolitan town that was first established in 1803.
Healthiest and the Most Pleasant Place to Be In
There is obviously much to commend in the town, not only the amazing climate which travellers experience, to be precise it is an exclusive micro-climate, which has been influenced by the huge salt lake that is located to the rear of the town, the resulting Torrevieja makes it one of the most pleasant and healthiest places in the whole world to live. This fact has been stated by the World Health Organization. The weather ranges from a mild 16°C in January to a sultry 30°C in August. July sees 12 hours per day of sunshine and July and August are the most popular months to visit.
It’s not only foreign tourists who travel to this lovely area it’s also very popular with Spanish locals who flock to the area for their summer holidays. Why do they go there? The clean sandy beaches and clear blue waters are spectacular, Torrevieja offers modern amenities in a lovely location which is ideal for holidays or investors who wish to buy a holiday home there or indeed live full time.
Why Choose Torrevieja as Your Holiday Destination
Torrevieja happens to be a perfect option for travellers who like to be energetic and not just spend time at the beach, enjoying the warm waters and bathing in the sun. Being located on the seaside makes Torrevieja an ideal holiday destination for millions of tourists from all around the globe. Torrevieja means ‘old tower’; there used to be an old tower known as the Torre Vieja, which was built with the purpose of protecting the fishing village from the attacks of the brutal Berber pirates.
The resort of Punta Prima in particular is a firm favourite with holiday makers as this location is ideal, right on the beach and has an amazing 320 days of sunshine per year. There is a lovely promenade at the beach ideal for a stroll day or night and it’s filled with bars, restaurants, shops and boutiques. Punta Prima is a mere 10 minute drive south from Torrevieja or if you prefer you can walk to Torrevieja in less than 30 minutes or, there is a local bus service every hour. The beaches in Punta Prima are some of the cleanest in Europe and most have been awarded the coveted Blue Flag status.
Punta Prima has a superb selection of bars and restaurants to cater for all tastes whether you are looking for traditional Spanish delights or international dishes. Families are well looked after and so are couples and groups of friends in this resort, with go karting, water sports, sailing, fishing and no less than three golf courses. The local market is where you can pick up a variety of fresh fruit and veg plus souvenirs and colourful trinkets.
Torrevieja is one of those places in Spain which is full of historic attractions and have some great stories associated to them. There are a series of different monuments that you must not miss to truly understand the real essence of the city. The churches in the city occupy a significant place when it comes to sightseeing, so you must not forget to visit the Inmaculada Conception Church or Our Lady Rosary Church, as they are superb examples of architectural styles. There are numerous museums too that you can visit, and the Albatros III Museum, the Ricardo Lafuente Museum and the Museum of Sea and Salt tops the list.
The sightseeing list continues with the amazing natural parks. Santa Pola, Las Lagunas, El Honda, and La Mata are a few of those natural parks that surely deserve a visit. All of these parks are abundant in wildlife and are surrounded by magnificent landscapes that will surely impress you and give you a feeling that you must visit them once more in your life.
Las Salinas de Torrevieja has been awarded the Certificate of Excellence with this lovely nature park, there are two salt lakes here with beautiful birds and delightful scenery. If you wish to visit a park with tropical vegetation then enjoy a day at the Parque Dona Sinforosa. You can stroll around here on sunny mornings and evenings too. Live music fills the air from its band stand and for the children there is a playground to keep them amused whilst you take in the relaxed atmosphere of this delightful park.
If you and your family enjoy a day at the water parks you are in for a treat. You can head to the Aqua Park Flamingo which is also an amusement park and have a fun filled day there. There is also the Recinto Ferial which is a theme park with attractions and rides plus concerts and is considered the theme park to go to as it’s classed as the best in the area.
The Tower of Cape Cervera is another impressive sight that should not be missed while you are in Torrevieja. If the beach is important to you then head to the La Mata Beach which has the Certificate of Excellence and is the most popular beach as voted by tourists who visit. The activities, park and the natural picturesque landscape located here make the whole area a welcoming space for sunbathing and swimming. Last but not the least; you need to ensure that you must visit Torrevieja’s salted lakes as well as enjoy the Torrevieja sun and its numerous breathtaking beaches for at least a few hours and soak up the rays.
How to get to Torrevieja
Getting to Torrevieja couldn’t be easier it’s just a 2 hour and 30 minute flight from the UK to Alicante Airport which is close to Torrevieja. It’s just a 40 minute transfer from Alicante Airport to the centre of Torrevieja. There is also the option of flying in to Murcia Airport which is only a 30 minute drive to Torrevieja. Due to the proximity of the airport to the resort it means easy access for summer holidays and long weekend breaks in Torrevieja whenever you need to get away from it all and just relax.
A lot Of Fun Awaits You in Torrevieja
Torrevieja is a resort where travellers get to enjoy a wide range of restaurants with different kinds of Spanish cuisine to choose from and great clubs and bars, so there are a lot of opportunities for fun and laughter while you’re in Torrevieja with your family and friends. There is family friendly entertainment available plus superb nightclubs, discos and cocktail bars for couples and groups of friends to have a lively night out.
Torrevieja is an all-round resort that is great for everyone, whether it’s a favourite holiday destination or indeed somewhere that you would buy a holiday home. It doesn’t matter what age you are from grandparents, parents, friends and children you will love this fabulous resort on the Costa Blanca.