Dating from the 18th Century Torrevieja was once a fishing village and the name translated means “old tower” which is so named due to the village being built around one of the watchtowers that stands proudly overlooking the Costa Blanca coast.
Due to tourism, it has become one of the fastest growing cities in Spain today with Foreigners from across the globe and Spanish nationals investing in Torrevieja real estate. Due to the influx of foreign ex-pats investing in property in Torrevieja, there are many English printed (in Spain) newspapers, magazines and even a TV station. These investors could see the potential this area had and it still has an abundance of apartments, duplexes and villas real estate in Torrevieja for sale. They make the ideal holiday home, permanent residence and are excellent for rental potential for the keen investor in Torrevieja properties.
Spain receives millions of visitors each year and the number is growing rapidly, there are two key factors the weather and its position in Europe. Of course, visitors arrive from all over the world with direct flights into El Altet (Elche) Alicante which is just 45km north or visitors can fly into San Javier (Murcia) which is 30km south of the city. The flights from the UK to Alicante are just over 2 hours which makes numerous visits throughout the year quick and easy. Real estate for sale in Torrevieja is being snapped up by holiday home buyers and investors who want a place in the sun and a holiday home abroad they can escape to when they need a break away from the hectic lifestyle most of us have on a daily basis. It becomes a home away from home in the sunshine and holiday homes in Torrevieja ticks a lot of boxes.
It’s said that most real estate in Torrevieja is bought by middle-class Europeans who love the sunshine and avid golf players invest in property there too. Often these buyers are retired and prefer to enjoy their later years living in beautiful surroundings with a good supply of sunshine. Also, Spanish nationals buy Torrevieja property for sale because their finances would be stretched too far to buy in the likes of Madrid and Bilbao where property prices are higher.
People invest in apartments in Torrevieja for many more reasons than just the beaches. The town was more famous once upon a time as a fishing port and salt mining area. You can visit the small Museo Del Mary de la Sal (museum of the sea and salt) houses exhibits which tell the history of days gone by and also a must visit is the protected Lagunas de la Mata-Torrevieja Nature Park with its walking trails and its famous salt lakes, one is pink and the other lake is green. Villas in Torrevieja are for those with a bigger budget and if you want the best that money can buy then look at the luxury properties for sale in Torrevieja. Stunning properties with picturesque views of the coast are for sale and the Mediterranean style villa is a popular choice to make ones lifestyle an idyllic one.
There is so much to see and do in Torrevieja and beach lovers will not want to do anything except chill on one of the many beaches and sip on a cocktail or two. The sunsets here are to die for with so many pretty colours it’s an ideal time to take a few snaps at the large harbour. Private yachts and sailing boats cruise the coastline and it’s definitely the place to be seen.
Families especially will love the water park you can spend all day there and the little ones will be entertained and by night they will sleep well, allowing mum and dad a chance to relax.
A day at the park is a great way to take a stroll and let the children see the colourful peacocks, play at the children’s play area or go paddling in the pool. The Torre del Moro is surrounded by 23,000sqm of natural park with amazing views of the Costa Blanca and the Mediterranean.
The boardwalk is around 1km each way and gives panoramic views of the sea and coastline it’s a lovely walk as the sun is setting. As one would expect there are beautifully designed neoclassical churches you can visit and museums. If your passion is shopping you will find national and international brand names in fashion and design with over 2.500 shops in Torrevieja, plus street markets galore.
A fabulous range of bars, cafes and restaurants offer Spanish Tapas to specialised seafood, rice dishes and of course paella. Invest today in stunning property in Torrevieja it will change your lifestyle for the better!