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Torrevieja - A travelers guide to Torrevieja

Torrevieja is one of Spain's most well known holiday resorts along the Mediterranean's warm and attractive beaches. Torrevieja is located in the province of Alicante and belongs to the area called Costa Blanca / Vega Baja. Torrevieja is located approx. 40 kilometers from Alicante City. The closest airports to Torrevieja are El Altet in Alicante and San Javier in the province of Murcia, both of them operating many domestic and international flights.

Getting to and from Torrevieja: Public transport to and from the airports

The public transports from and to El Atlet and San Javier Airports connects to Torrevieja in nearby cities. In Alicante: Alicante Bus Station, Alicante Railway Terminal and Puerto Alicante (The port). In Elche: Elche Bus Station. In Murcia: Murcia Bus Station, Murcia Train (RENFE) station. Denia: Denia Port. Valencia: Valencia Port.

Torrevieja is the economic capital of the Vega Baja district with around 100,000 registered inhabitants from more than 180 different countries and over 500,000 inhabitants during the summer months.

Torrevieja is conveniently located on Costa Blanca, only 41 kilometers from Alicante, 23 kilometers from Elche and 53 kilometers from Murcia. Torrevieja belongs to the district Vega Baja. The municipal borders of Torrevieja are in the north to Guardamar del Segura, Rojales and west Benijofar, southwest to Montesinos and San Miguel de Salinas and south to the beaches of Orihuela. What makes Torrevieja very unique and very special are the two huge salt lakes and the protected nature areas that represent 55% of the municipality.

The climate in Torrevieja is temperate and continental, with mild winters and warm summers and the average temperatures are ranging between 18 and 25 degrees. November, December, January and February can be rainy in Torrevieja, and cold, comparing to the summer months. But “cold” in Torrevieja only means that it is to cold to swim on the beach or in the pool. When the sun shines in Torrevieja in winter it is always the right time for a sunny walk along the beach! Never mind that it might be snowing or raining in the rest of Europe!

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Torrevieja is located very close to Alicante, only slightly more than 40 kilometers away from Alicante City centre. Elche and Murcia are also very close to Torrevieja as many other well known holiday destinations on Costa Blanca in Spain. Torrevieja is located only 23 kilometers from Elche and 53 kilometers from Murcia. Torrevieja and nearby destinations in the province of Alicante are ideal holiday destinations for those who want to travel around and see more of Spain.


Torrevieja Sun and Beaches

The coastline of Torrevieja is very extensive, with of 14 kilometers of beautiful coast where you can find many nice beaches and pretty coves where you can sunbathe, swim and relax almost at any time of the year: Torrevieja is an ideal holiday destination in Spain all year around!



Torrevieja Beaches

The beaches in Torrevieja are clean and nice, with white sand. The waters and the sands on the beaches in Torrevieja are inspected throughout the year and The European Union grants the Blue Flag award for their quality of preservation and cleaning services. All the beaches in Torrevieja are certified by ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 for their quality and environmental friendly management.

The largest beaches in Torrevieja are Playa del Cura and Torrelamata or Playa de la Mata where you can enjoy all kind of services. The beach Playa los Naufragos in the city centre of Torrevieja also has all kind of facilities. The beach Playa del Cura in Torrevieja city centre is very popular for sunbathing, swimming and walking. A nice beach promenade or walkway follows the beach witch makes it a nice place for a stroll at any time. The beach Playa los Locos is popular among surfers and people looking for beautiful natural surroundings.

Another very nice beach in Torrevieja is Playa El Acequión. There are also several nice coves in Torrevieja like Cala de las Piteras, Cala Palangre and Cala de San Patricio.

The cape Cabo Cervera and the beach of the same name: Playa de Cabo Cervera are also very popular and there you will find an old watchtower, Torre del Moro, from where you get a absolutely gorgeous panoramic view of the Costa Blanca, from Santa Pola to La Manga.


Torrevieja and the surrounding area on Costa Blanca are sunny beach destinations for northern Europeans and also well known destinations for tourists looking for natural parks. Salt Lagoons and sharp, rocky coastal areas are characteristic of the province of Alicante. The rocky coastline in the province gives Torrevieja an attractive and almost magical view. The fine nature and long stretching beaches in together with the mild Mediterranean climate makes Torrevieja one of Europe's holiday jewels. The famous salt lagoons are often recommended as therapy for several common diseases. Swimming in these salty lagoons is said to be healing for those suffering from problems like rheumatism, etc.


Torrevieja also shows clearly figures of the Spanish tourist boom: In 1975 the population in Torrevieja was just over 12 000 and now nearly 90 000 inhabitants lives in the area. More and more people choose to invest in a holiday home in Torrevieja and the Real Estate activity in the area is growing.


The temperatures in Torrevieja are pleasant and mild throughout the year. The average temperature in Torrevieja and the province of Alicante is between 15 and 30 degrees Celsius all year round.


The beaches in Torrevieja are without doubt first class. The nature that surrounds these beaches are absolutely unique. Boating and of course golf are highlights in Torrevieja and on Costa Blanca, together with many cultural events and local gastronomic delights.


Market Days Torrevieja and Costa Blanca:

Mondays: Denia, Elche, Elda, Santa Pola, Callosa, Jijona, Orihuela, La Nucia and Parcent. 

Tuesdays: Alicante, Altea, Aspe,  Orihuela, Elda and Jalon.

Wednesdays: Benidorm, Alcoy, Campello, Ondara, Teulada, Novelda and Sax.

Thursdays: Alicante, Villena, Villajoyosa, Javea, Pego and Rojales.

Fridays: Denia  Torrevieja, Alfaz del Pi, Finestrat, Gata de Gorgos, La Nucia, Moraira, Orihuela, Teulada, and Vergel.

Saturdays: Alicante, Benissa, Calpe, Elche, Alcoy, Santa Pola, Jalon, Pedreguer, Ondara, San Juan and Sax.

Sundays: Benidorm, La Nucia and Teulada.





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