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The bustling coastal town of Torrevieja is situated about 45 kms south of Alicante on the Costa Blanca. An old fishing town with it's own harbour and fishing fleet is busy all year round. You will find lots of shops, great restaurants, a large selection of bars and nightlife.
Wander along the beautiful new Promenade of Torrevieja and enjoy the atmosphere of the evening craft market or sit at one of the pavement cafes and watch the world go by.
The Friday market is one of the largest in Europe and you will find everything here from genuine Spanish handicrafts, to low priced leather goods, shoes, textiles, silver and a huge variety of fresh local produce


There are no package holidays to Torrevieja, all properties in the area are privately owned villas and apartments.

The coast is lined with beaches of fine sand, providing a complete range of beach activities. 7 of these beaches are EU Blue Flag beaches providing clean and safe fun for all the family.

Torrevieja has an average of 320 days a year of sunshine. The World Health Organisation recommends Torrevieja as having one of the healthiest climates in the world. This is caused by the combination of constant year round warm temperatures and the two huge salt lakes at the edge of town, rich in minerals. The natural salt lakes dry the air, therefore reducing humidity and producing a healthy atmosphere, especially to arthritis suffers.

Torrevieja, situated next to the sea in the south of the Valencian Community is surrounded by two beautiful and large natural saltwater lagoons which form the well-known "Salterns of Torrevieja" considered the biggest in Europe and second in the world. Torrevieja

47 Kms. from Alicante, the provincial capital, and about 35 Kms from the international airports of El Altet and San Javier it stands out for its conversion in recent years into a first-class tourist centre.

The typical plate par excellence in Torrevieja is the "Caldero", the ingredients of which are basically fish of different types and rice with the juice of the fish and this you can eat anywhere in town.

Other dishes with typical sea flavour are rice with fresh anchovy, cooked codfish, red bream, mackerel, ray and other fish,

which are prepared with love in the different restaurants.

As far as the international kitchen is concerned, all of them are represented in Torrevieja: the Italian, French, German, Chinese, Indian, Korean, Scandinavian, Serbien, Croatian, Mexican, etc. in numerous specialized restaurants.

There are also specialized restaurants that represent the kitchen of the different Spanish regions..

Historic-artistic monuments, like the Casino, a modernistic building of the beginning of this century, with its famous mozarabic style lounge.

Eras de la Sal

The enclosure "Eras de la Sal", ancient salt yard where the popular Habanera and polyphony festivals are celebrated. The Roman pier at La Mata.

The Silleria bridge in the "Acequión" of Torrevieja. The Archipriestal Church of the beginning of this century where the image of the Immaculate Conception the town 's patron saint, is worshipped.

'Museo del Mar y de la Sal" (Museum of the Sea and the Salt), 10 Paticio Pérez street, where you can see valuable models of sailing boats, but also pieces of the salt craftsmanship and some other archaeological objects.


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