Torrevieja is one of the fastest expanding towns in Spain, but in Torrevieja you’ll find no high-rise skyscrapers or package holiday hotels like in other cities along the Costa Blanca. If the tranquil sound of water lapping around boats, accompanied by the tinkling of a rope on a ship’s masts appeals to you, Torrevieja has plenty to offer with its superb marinas.
The city’s name was first mentioned around the 1800s. It became famous in 1802, when it took over the salt administration from Orihuela. Apart from the salt industry, Torrevieja is famous for its healthy micro-climate, recommended by doctors for its beneficial properties.
Torrevieja is surrounded by two large and beautiful natural salt water lakes which form the natural reserve area Salinas de Torrevieja. These lakes attract a wide variety of rare birds that are precious for wildlife enthusiasts and conservationists too. Bathing in the salt lagoons is also becoming popular for many medicinal reasons among visitors. Besides these beautiful natural reserve parks, the harbors in Torrevieja give home to more than 300 fishing ships and over 900 private boats, which is a wonderful view and a wonderful opportunity (especially when the sun sets) for every lover of the sea.
The weather in Torrevieja makes it an ideal location for year round holiday activities, especially if you want to fulfill that yearning for some sunshine during those dreary winter months. Torrevieja is an ideal place for family holidays. The largest water-sports complex on the southern coast of the Costa Blanca is Aquopolis, located in Torreviea, which is a must-see place for family vacations with slides and experiences.
It is also worth visiting Alicante, where one of the oldest medieval castles in Spain is located, which can be accessed by a glass elevator offering a beautiful panorama of the city. Or to Orihuela, which is famous for its beautiful old town, Benidorm, Costa Blanca party headquarters in Elchébe, where you can stroll in a wonderful palm tree park, in Altea whose snow-white city with the blue domed church exudes an authentic Mediterranean feeling.
Active holiday lovers can choose from countless attractions because Costa Blanca and its surrounding area, along with its beautiful white sandy beaches, abounds in nature parks for those who like to hike, as well as countless nearby towns, a charming Mediterranean town offering sightseeing tourists.
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