Any visitor to Torrevieja is bound to visit the harbor area with it’s numerous restaurants, tapas bars and shops. The fish restaurants are a must as the fish is fresh in from the local fishing boats.

Torrevieja has many attractive parks, gardens and squares such as the Paraje Natural Municipal Molino del Agua and the Park of Nations where you can sit down and just relax under the shade.

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For sightseeing in Torrevieja you can enjoy the harbour, the fish market, the Church of La Inmaculata Conception, the Iglesia de Nuestra Señora del Rosario, tour of the S-61 Delfin submarine and the museum of sea and salt.

Where is Torrevieja?

Torrevieja is about 50 kilometers south of Alicante airport and is right on the coast just south of the other large resort of Guardamar del Segura.

To the south of the resort you will find the popular tourist resorts of Cabo Roig, Campoamor and La Zenia.

Murcia Airport (San Javier) at a distance of thirty six kilometres to the south of the resort provides a further gateway for tourists, locals and expats and has a journey time of approximately thirty minutes by car.

Torrevieja is primarily as self catering tourist resort which means that the majority of its visitors have booked villas and apartments as their accommodation for the duration of their stay.

History

Torrevieja literally translates as Torre Vieja which means the Old Tower, used to be a tiny fishing village (like many of the towns on the Costa Blanca) but it has witnessed a huge explosion in size and population in recent times – most of which is from the huge numbers of people moving to Torrevieja from Northern Europe or buying holiday homes in the area.

Salt Lakes

Torrevieja is surrounded by the salt lakes of the Laguna Salada de la Mata and the Laguna Salada de Torrevieja and as a result the climate is meant to be very healthy especially for people with arthritus.

The salt lakes are protected and form a natural habitat for numerous protected species of bird such as the greater Flamingo and Montagu’s harrier. The salt is also commercially extracted providing one of the Torrevieja’s main industries.

Indoor Market

Torrevieja’s indoor market offers fish, meat and fresh vegetables. Make sure you visit the local market selling fresh fruits and vegetables as well as other locally-made goods and produce – market day in Torrevieja is on a Friday. Torrevieja is also home to the Habaneras Shopping Centre and a 24 hr Carrefour.

Bars and Clubs

There are more than a hundred bars with the majority located in the El Baluarte area in the La Punta district, which attracts thousands of visitors every year as the place to enjoy the nightlife of Torrevieja.

Hospitals

Torrevieja is almost becoming a city it is expanding so rapidly and as a result facilities are very good with three excellent hospitals. There are also private and national health clinics with many doctors and dentists of all nationalities.

 

Water Parks – Aquopolis

Torrevieja has two water parks and a large indoor sports centre with an Olympic sized swimming pool.

Aquopolis is the main water park to visit and is open from late May until the end of September.

At Aquopolis it is all about riding the flumes and enjoying a day of water fun. For more information you can visit the official website at http://www.torrevieja.aquopolis.es.

Aquapark Flamingo

Aquapark Flamingo opens annually early June and rates are very reasonable starting at €9.20 for children, €11.2 for adults and children under the age of four go free. For further information you can visit http://www.aquaparkflamingo.com.

Beaches

One of the most important reasons why families with children choose Torrevieja as their annual summer holiday destination is of course the Torrevieja beaches. Torrevieja has over twenty kilometres of white sandy beaches most of which have first class services and amentities such as play areas for children, showers, toilets, first aid posts and life guards.

Torrevieja beaches worth visiting include the Playa de los Naufragos, Playa de Acequion, the main Torrevieja beach the Paseo de Maritimo Juan Aparicio, the Playa del Cura, Playa de Los Locos, the Cala Torrevieja and the Playa de la Mata.

Golf

The Southern Costa Blanca is well known for its golf courses and although there are no golf courses in the resort itself, there are five golf courses in close proximity which are the La Finca Golf Course in Algorfa, the Club La Marquesa Golf Course in Ciudad Quesada to the north of Torrevieja.

The Villamartin Golf Course in Villamartin, the Las Ramblas Golf Course and the Real Club de Golf Campoamar can be found to the south of the resort.

 

Torrevieja Tourist Information Offices (Oficina de Turismo)
Torrevieja’s tourist offices are great places to go to when you are on holiday or visiting in order to have any questions answered. Obviously they have staff who speak English and they have many leaflets and free maps to help you get the most out of your holiday. See their contact details including email address below:

Tourist Information Office Torrevieja
Address: Plaza de Ruiz Capdepont, s/n
03180 Torrevieja
Telephone: +34 965705782 or +34 901343343
Email: torrevieja@touristinfo.net
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 20:00 h. Saturdays from 10:00 to 14:00 h. Holidays, from 10:00 to 14:00 h. Closed 24, 25 and 31 December, 1 and 6 January.

Tourist Information Office Torrevieja
Address: C/ Caballeros de Rodas 27
Torrevieja, 03181
Phone: 965 706 159
Opening Times: Monday to Friday from 8:00 to 15:00 h.

Tourist Information Office (Paseo Marítimo)
Address: Playa del Cura, 03188, Torrevieja (Alicante Province).
Telephone: +34 966702284
Note that this office is only open from Jun 15th to Sep 15th.

Tourist Information Office Torrevieja (Alto de la Casilla)
Address: Avenida Cortes Valencianas s/n, Mirador Alto Casilla, 03183, Torrevieja (Alicante).
Telephone: +34 666579949
Email: torrevieja.altocasilla@touristinfo.net
Website: http://www.torrevieja.es

IMPORTANT TORREVIEJA PHONE NUMBERS

Town Hall: 96 571 08 61
Post Office: 96 571 06 79
Red Cross : 96 571 18 18
Electricity: 96 571 16 00
Fire Brigade: 96 670 44 80
Local Police: 96 571 01 54
Guardia Civil: 96 571 01 13
Health Center: 96 670 08 77

 

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