Torrevieja Destination Guide
Located just 50 km south of Alicante airport, this seaside resort has a lovely harbour with plenty of restaurants and cafes overlooking the port, as well as a popular fish market. There are shops, bars and nightclubs, a large Aqua Park and a casino.
Torrevieja is surrounded by enormous salt lakes. This creates a haven for birdlife such as flamingos and there are guided tours visitors can take to go out and see them. There is even a slat museum which is a great place to visit if you’d like to learn more about the history and salt industry of the area. You could also take a curative mud bath in the lakes of La Mata and Torrevieja. This is thought to aid in dermatological, respiratory and heart problems. The beaches are sandy and popular for water sports such as sailing, windsurfing, swimming and kayaking. In fact, every single local beach in Torrevieja holds a blue flag, guaranteeing clean water and excellent facilities. Should you prefer land-based activities there are 3 major golf courses nearby, namely, Villamartin, Campoamor and Las Ramblas.
There is a large open-air market held each Friday. Here, you will find a wide variety of food and fresh ingredients as well as clothing and jewellery, local crafts and knick-knacks. There is also a daily market held indoors. This is perfect for picking up good quality fresh ingredients such as fruit, vegetables, eggs and meat. As with the Spanish climate in general, you can enjoy up to 320 days of sunshine on average per year. This particular area has been recognised by the WHO (World Health Organisation) as having one of the best and healthiest climates in all of Europe. A perfect excuse to visit! You will find all the traditional Spanish foods to sample during your stay. These include paella, tapas and of course the freshest seafood.