Torrevieja, A Hotspot For Tourist And Ex-Pats
For active holiday makers who are looking for something different
during their vacation trip, one of the best options is Torrevieja.
Located midway between Alicante in the north and Murcia in the
south – Torrevieja is an exquisite Spanish coastal city on the
beautiful coast of the Mediterranean Sea on the sunny southern part
of Costa Blanca.
By Lee Smith
For active holiday makers who are looking for something different during their vacation trip, one of the best options is Torrevieja. Located midway between Alicante in the north and Murcia in the south – Torrevieja is an exquisite Spanish coastal city on the beautiful coast of the Mediterranean Sea on the sunny southern part of Costa Blanca.
Torrevieja, literally meaning ‘Old Tower,’ gets its name from an ancient tower known as la Torre Vieja, which was built to safeguard the place from the attack of the Berber pirates. Once a fishing village, Torrevieja has now developed to a prosperous seaside town.
Places of interest in Torrevieja include an enchanting chain of monuments and ancient churches including Iglesia Arciprestal de la Inmaculada Concepción, constructed in the 18th century; Church of Our Lady of the Rosary, built in 1896; and Paseo de la Dique de Levante. In addition, a host of museums can be found here, including Parque de las Naciones, also known as the Park of the Nations; Museo del Mar y de la Sal or Sea and Salt Museum; Museum Ricardo Lafuente; and floating museums like Dolphin S-61 and Albatross III.
Also, must-visit Torrevieja attractions are natural parks, which among many others, are The Lagunas, La Mata, El Honda, and the Salinas of Santa Pola, all of which are wrapped in natural beauty and house a wide variety of birds. Other worth-mentioning attractions are the Casino, an ancient building; Torre del Moro, sometimes known as Cape Cervera Tower; Tour de la Mata Salt Jetty Square; the Harbour; and the Old Railway Station. In addition, Torrevieja has to its credit some of the most magnificent beaches in the area. Above all, Torrevieja has two huge salt lakes, which are famed for salt production.
Apart from these attractions, Torrevieja renders opportunity to enjoy a variety of recreational activities for tourists. For instance, first-rate facilities are available for fun loving tourists, such as water fun parks, boasting a range of awesome pools and slides.
For golf freaks, excellent options are made available, with golf courses like Golf club Las Ramblas de Orihuela and Golf club Alenda.
There are also excellent options for such activities as shopping, with a superb network of shops from hypermarkets to small shops. Likewise, Torrevieja’s dining is superb, with dishes like Caldero. Further, the nightlife in Torrevieja is exciting with a vibrant array of clubs such as Bésame Mucho, Casablanca, and Tirachinas, all of them in the El Baluarte region of La Punta district. From budget hotels and luxury resorts to the most sophisticated apartments and rustic villas, accommodation is aplenty in Torrevieja.
Since surrounded by natural salt water lagoons, Torrevieja’s climate is considered highly beneficial for people with asthma, arthritis, and rheumatism. With these umpteen attractions and recreational facilities, Torrevieja caters to visitors of all ages and preferences. Further, Torrevieja is within easy reach of almost all attractions like Benidorm, Villamartin, and Denia. Nearest airport is El Altet in Alicante, 35 km away.
Lee Smith writes about Torrevieja in Costa Blanca Spain Torrevieja