Torrevieja

Torrevieja is a city in the Southeast of Spain, South of the city (Alicante AreaAlicante. The city is located on the Mediterranean/Costa Blanca coast beside the famous green and pink salt lakes. The population of the city is just under 100,000 people. The city has many attractions including a water park facility, beaches and many shops and restaurants.

El Chaparral is the Urbanisation area of the city of Torrevieja. Within this town there are two parks. The Parque Pokeparada and The Parque De Torrevieja. There is also a small water park within the town. This town is situated between the two salt lakes.

Nearby Torrevieja is the small coastal town of Torre La Mata. This town is widely considered an urbanisation of the city of Torrevieja. The town itself has a number of beaches and two parks with many different shops, restaurants and bars.

Los Montesinos is a small village located northwest of Torrevieja near the salt lakes. The village has a range of bars and restaurants with a village market on a Friday.

Nearby Activities and Points of Interest

The city of Torrevieja has a lot to offer. The city has many parks, a marina, a water park, a casino and a few beaches. The biggest talking point about the area is of course the salt lakes. To the west of the city are two salt lakes, one is a greeny blue colour and the other one is this bright milkshake like pink colour. These lakes do not just provide great scenery, but they also provide a purpose for the region. Every year salt is collected from the lake at a monstrous amount. The salt is then pilled high in massive mountains. You are also able to take a swim in the lakes and much like the dead sea, you will float due to the salt.

Within the city of Torrevieja there is a marina. This marina has many mooring spots and if you live near the area and have a boat, would make the perfect spot to moor your boat. Around the city there are also a number of beaches including the very popular Playa La Cura which is located near the marina. This beach has a promenade lined with bars and restaurants, making it the perfect for a nice day out.

There are several walking and cycling routes around the city and the surrounding area. The parks, Parque Jardin de las Naciones, Parque Rincon De Asturias and the Parque de la estacion all offer fine walking spots for all. Many cycling routes take you to surrounding towns and villages, we would also recommend a scenic cycling from the Torrevieja past the salt lakes to the village of Los Montesinos.

Torrevieja also has a water park called Aquopolis. It is only open during the summer months. Throughout the area there are many bars and restaurants. There is a mixed range of restaurants including Spanish, Mediterranean, grills and Italian.

 

Important Information

The area of Torrevieja has over 10 police stations. There are 2 within the city itself and others further afield in towns near Benijofar and Quesada. The city also has two hospitals with others nearby in the towns of Campomar and San Javier.

The city of Torrevieja also has its own university and there are many public and private schools nearby.

Climate

The area of Torrevieja and the salt lakes boasts a Mediterranean climate. In the summer months you can expect the temperatures to reach the mid 30’s, almost 40 degrees as they are the warmest months. The coolest months in the area are the winter months of December, January and February and temperatures can be expected to drop to under 10 degrees.

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