Living in Torrevieja

What to see and do in Torrevieja?

Where is Torrevieja?

Torrevieja is a city located in the province of Alicante on the Southern Costa Blanca, on the eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea. It is one of the most important tourist cities in the Vega Baja, the southernmost area of the Valencian Community, bordering Murcia.

Situated on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea and between the two nearest capitals, Alicante and Murcia, both less than an hour away. With an area of approximately 72km2, it is home to around 82,000 inhabitants, a number that multiplies in the summer as Torrevieja is a significant tourist destination on the Spanish Levante coast.

It has 20 kilometers of coastline and borders Guardamar to the north, alongside its district: La Mata, to the west with Los Montesinos, Rojales, and San Miguel de Salinas, and to the south with Orihuela Costa.


Why live in Torrevieja?

Why live in Torrevieja?

Unbeatable climate

In the city of Torrevieja you enjoy good weather in any season, with mild temperatures in winter and sunshine 360 days a year. The minimum temperature is around 16°C in January, and the maximum is 29°C in August.

Year-round ambience

It is a busy town that, although in summer is at its peak, national and foreign residents live here all year round, so it has schools, shopping centers, sports facilities, services and leisure and cultural offerings even in the cooler months.

Sports and golf in Torrevieja

Sports and golf in Torrevieja

If you are a golf lover, clubs such as Las Colinas, Villamartin, Las Ramblas, Lo Romero, La Finca Golf, Real Club de Golf Campoamor or Vistabella are very close.

Sports activity in public spaces is concentrated in Torrevieja in the Torrevieja Sports Palace , which occupies an area of 250,000 square meters. It includes the Vicente García soccer stadium, the Cecilio Gallego sports pavilion, swimming pools, a field hockey field, soccer fields, a rugby field, an athletics track, several tennis courts and paddle tennis courts, a fronton and other sports courts.

Rice and fish gastronomy

The gastronomy of Torrevieja is mainly represented by the "caldero", rice prepared with cut fish. Other typical dishes of Torrevieja's gastronomy are rice with peas and anchovies, octopus "en sangonchao" and "seco" octopus. The city also has a wide range of national and international restaurants.

What to see in Torrevieja?

Urban beaches of Torrevieja

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In its twenty kilometers of coastline, and thanks to its good climate, in Torrevieja you have a wide range of beaches to enjoy the Mediterranean Sea, all with clear waters and high quality for bathing.

On the one hand, you have the urban beaches such as Playa del Cura, in the heart of the city, accessible, with all services and blue flag. Next to it are located the natural pools, bounded by breakwaters in which to take a quiet swim in its calm waters.

To the north you find the Playa de los Locos, also with blue flag, accessible and with assisted bathing for people with reduced mobility in the summer months, with fine sand and 25 meters wide, ideal for the whole family for the safety of its shallow waters.

Another of the urban beaches of the same characteristics, to the south, is Playa de los Náufragos, characterized by the palm trees that are on the beach itself and the water park for the little ones.

Urban beaches of Torrevieja

Coves, Playa de la Mata beach and dog beach

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The offer of beaches in Torrevieja is completed with its numerous coves such as Cala Piteras, accessible and with blue flag, or Cala Ferris, to the south, surrounded by palm trees, both with crystal clear waters perfect for snorkeling.

In the northern part of the town you will find the area of Calas de la Higuera cove, which even has stairs for easy access or Cala de Cabo Cervera, accessible and with blue flag.

If you are looking for dog friendly beaches, in Torrevieja you have the Playa Canina del Rocío, a dog friendly beach located in the south where pets are also welcome.

In addition, in the hamlet of the same name you have the Playa de La Mata, a wide beach of fine sand, accessible and two kilometers long, perfect for walking and enjoying its services such as beach bars, pedals or football and beach volleyball courts.

Coves, Playa de la Mata beach and dog beach

Port of Torrevieja

The Port of Torrevieja is located in the heart of the city and is part of one of the most charming places for walks along the sea.

Here you will find the Real Nautico de Torrevieja, as well as other restaurants and some of the most stylish clubs in the city.

You can also visit the floating museums, located on boats and stroll along the Dique de Levante, a breakwater where you can walk about a kilometer and a half surrounded by the sea to the lighthouse.

Port of Torrevieja

Torrevieja Promenade

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Next to the port you have the Paseo Juan Aparicio, the promenade where you also find numerous cafes and restaurants where you can taste the cuisine of Torrevieja, based on fish and rice, and other international proposals.

On the other hand, you can also visit the market of wooden booths, with stalls selling clothes, souvenirs, accessories and gifts, among the fair attractions for children and the Paseo Vista Alegre, with its sculpture tribute to the traditional popular songs of the Habaneras.

Nearby, and to complete the walk dedicated to the sea, visit the Museum of the Sea and Salt or the Eras de la Sal, where historically the ships were loaded with salt from the salt mines located in the city. Currently, in one of its courtyards is held every year the International Contest of Habaneras and Polyphony of Torrevieja.

Torrevieja Promenade

Natural Park of La Mata and Torrevieja Lagoons

The Lagunas de Torrevieja are part of this protected Natural Park characteristic of the city. They are two large lagoons that occupy more than two thousand hectares located between Torrevieja, Los Montesinos, Rojales and Guardamar del Segura.

They are characterized by their colorful colors, one of them is green and the other is called the Laguna Rosa, due to the tone that its waters acquire due to a bacterium that releases a pigment of this color, a spectacle to behold.

You can walk through the lagoons along its trails of little difficulty, suitable for the whole family, from where you can see the characteristic pink flamingos and other birds that inhabit the wetland of great ecological and environmental value.

Natural Park of La Mata and Torrevieja Lagoons

Cultural heritage

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Torrevieja has an attractive cultural and archaeological heritage in which stand out:

  • Tower of Cabo Cervera or Torre del Moro (XIV). It is a coastal watchtower, ordered to be built by King James II of Aragon and Valencia for protection from attacks by Muslim galleys.

  • Tower of La Mata ( XIV). Located on the beach of La Mata, in what is known as Plaza del Embarcadero, this defensive tower gives its name to the district of Torrelamata or La Mata.

  • Archpriestly Church of the Immaculate Conception (XVIII). This neoclassical church was rebuilt in 1844. The stones of the old tower that gave its name to Torrevieja were used.

  • Eras de la Sal (XVIII). This salt installation, in which salt was shipped in barges, was built in 1776; being expanded over the years, until the cessation of its activity in 1958.
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Museums in Torrevieja I

Among the museums of Torrevieja we can highlight:

  • Sea and Salt Museum. This ethnological museum exhibits pieces of salt craftsmanship, a collection of period photographs, model ships, and elements of fishing and navigation.

  • Floating Museum Patrullero Albatros III. This vessel served the Customs Surveillance Service for 33 years until it was transferred to the Sea and Salt Museum.

  • Floating Museum Submarine S-61 Delfín. It is a submarine of the Daphne class ceded by the Spanish Navy to the City Council of Torrevieja, which offers visitors the opportunity to see the inside of a submarine.
Museums in Torrevieja I

Museums in Torrevieja II

Other museums of interest that are worth a visit in the city are:

  • Museum of the Holy Week "Tomás Valcárcel". In its interior are exhibited throughout the year, except during Holy Week, religious images, thrones, banners with handmade embroidery, paintings and other objects related to the passion processions.

  • Museum of the Habanera "Ricardo Lafuente". It houses personal memorabilia of Ricardo Lafuente, author of the official anthem of Torrevieja and world authority in the field of Habanera torrevejense, and the musical group that directed: the Choir and Orchestra "Salinas de Torrevieja".
Museums in Torrevieja II

How to get to Torrevieja?


By road

Torrevieja is connected to the rest of the towns on the coast by the national road N-332. It also has direct access from the AP-7 freeway, exits 528, 745 or 763 towards La Zenia/Orihuela Costa if you are coming from the south. Torrevieja is located about 50 kilometers from Alicante city.


By plane

Elche-Alicante Miguel Hernandez International Airport, located in El Altet, is located about 40 minutes to the north, with direct connection by the N-335 or the A-7. To the south and an hour's drive away, there is also the International Airport of the Region of Murcia, much smaller than Alicante but with some direct national and international flights.


By sea

If you arrive by boat, you have the Marina Salinas, the Real Club Náutico de Torrevieja and the Puerto Deportivo Marina Internacional de Torrevieja, which have about 2,200 moorings and are located in the heart of the city. In addition, you have a shopping area, a wide range of nautical activities and various services including restaurants and cafes.


By public transportation

Torrevieja can be reached by various bus lines that connect the city with Alicante Airport and nearby destinations such as Elche, Alicante, Pilar de la Horadada, Orihuela or Murcia, as well as Madrid, Albacete or cities in northern Spain. Some of the companies operating in Torrevieja are Avanza, Alsa or Bilmanbus.

The nearest train station is the RENFE train station in Alicante. From there, there are city buses that connect with the Alicante Bus Station.

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Real Estate in Torrevieja

Real Estate in Torrevieja

The Esphouses offices closest to Torrevieja are located in its real estate in Guardamar del Segura, at No. 25 of Avenida Cervantes, one of the commercial arteries of the city.

In Esphouses we have dozens of homes for sale in all areas, beaches and urbanizations of Torrevieja. We have flats and apartments for sale in Torrevieja; houses, chalets and villas; bungalows and townhouses; land and plots of land: etc. You can buy an apartment or apartment in Torrevieja, in any of the areas: Torrevieja town, Torrelamata...

We have for sale your new house, villa or chalet in Torrevieja in any of the beaches (Torrevieja Playa), including in front of: Playa de la Mata, Playa de Los Locos, Playa del Cura, Playa del Acequión, or Playa de Los Náufragos.

Also, we can sell your townhouse or bungalow in Torrevieja, in any of the urbanizations of Torrevieja: Urbanization Aguas Nuevas, Urbanization La Siesta, Urbanization Los Balcones, Urbanization Los Altos del Eden, or Urbanization Nueva Torrevieja.

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