What to visit from La Pedrera

TORREVIEJA BEACHES

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The long coastline of Torrevieja has 4 large beaches besides various coves and rock pools.

Torrevieja boasts magnificent beaches along its coastline, all of them with a quiet place to enjoy a relaxing time together with many amenities including restaurants, cafes and gift shops.

The main beaches of Torrevieja, have recreational games, security, information booths, flags indicating the condition of the sea, footbaths and disabled access.

Apart from the Shipwrecked beach (Playa de los Naúfragos) to the south, up to to the beach of La Mata, to the north, they form a large maritime promenade.

 

AQUOPOLIS TORREVIEJA

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The Water Park of Alicante, Torrevieja Aquópolis is located in the centre of Torrevieja, in the Vega Baja in the south of the province of Alicante and is the largest and most important leisure park on the Costa Calida and southern Alicante. Aquópolis Torrevieja offers a wide range of attractions for both adults and children, the fun is assured.

In the Aquatic Park Alicante you will spend a refreshing day with more than 15 attractions: Jacuzzi , Paradise, Speed, Kamicaze, Zig Zag, Mini Zig Zag, Soft Tracks called “Speed Race “Mini Soft Tracks” Mini Speed Race” Rapids, Black Hole, Boomerang, Wave Pool called “Beach Waves”, Blue Lagoon, Abseiling, Waterfall, Mini Park and Rio Lento (Slow River) called “Amazon River” classified by their degree of emotion: high, moderate and child.

Younger guests can enjoy the playground, Mini Park full of interactive water activities. Older guests can enjoy spacious gardens and massage areas: Paradise and Jacuzzi where you can relax. Do not forget to make a romantic and funny photo under the waterfall!, so you can have an unforgettable memory of the Aquatic Park Alicante.

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ELCHE PALM GROVE

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If there is an element that characterizes the city of Elche, it is undoubtedly its palm grove. Elche can not be understood without the palm trees, which have formed a unique urban landscape for more than 1000 years.

With more than 200,000 examples, it is the largest in Europe. Seen from a distance it may seem like a forest, in reality it is a plantation for agricultural purposes, hence the plots or their groups. They are denominated orchards. Each of the plots is flanked by rows of palm trees, so that seen from the air they form grids.

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POLAPARK SANTA POLA

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Opened in 1996 in Santa Pola, Pola Park is an amusement park of 24,000 m2 where kids and adults find a family atmosphere.

You can find more than 20 attractions: bouncy castles, assault course on three floors, family car ride, a lake with bumper boats, the ” jumping”, laser maze, the pit of terror, amusement arcade, 60 metre high tower with panoramic views and a mini golf course set in a tropical garden.

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TOWN OF ORIHUELA

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Orihuela is a town and municipality in the province of Alicante. It is located in the south western corner of the province and adjacent to the region of Murcia. The city centre is 23 metres above sea level on the banks of the River Segura.

The town is outstanding, amongst various things, for its cultural and natural heritage, especially its old town (declared a historical – artistic monument), by their festivities including Easter week (declared to be of international tourist interest) and its beaches.

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ISLAND OF TABARCA

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Tabarca is the only inhabited island in the Valencian Community and is situated opposite the city of Alicante and eleven nautical miles off Cape Santa Pola. In reality it is more than one island, it is a small archipelago, comprising, apart from Tabarca, the islets of La Cantera, La Galera and Nao. It is approximately 1,800 metres long and has a maximum width of about 400 metres.

In the past, its coast hosted a refuge for Berber pirates. In the eighteenth century, Carlos III ordered it fortified and a town built in which to house several families of fishermen from Genoa who were captive in the Tunisian city of Tabarka. The walls surrounding the town have been declared to be of Historical and Cultural Interest.

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LA ZENIA COMMERCIAL CENTRE

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Zenia Boulevard shopping centre is located between Torrevieja and San Javier, just 10 minutes from Habaneras commercial centre and 15 minutes from Dos Mares shopping centre.

This commercial centre accomodates 150 shops, local, national and international stores such as Auchan, Leroy Merlin, Decathlon, Media Markt, Conforama, Mediterranean Casino, Bowling, Norauto, Primark, the Inditex Group with Zara and the rest of their stores (Pull & Bear, Massimo Dutti, Stradivarius, Oysho, Bershka, Zara Home), H&M, C&A, Deichmann, Guess, Geox, Swarovski, Punto Roma, Muerde la Pasta, Kiko, Druni, Marvimundo, Baby Center and Casino Mediterraneo.

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RIO SAFARI ELCHE

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Specializing in the breeding and care of exotic animals, here we can find sea lions, antelopes, ostriches, bison, boas, zebras, chameleons, cockatoos, chimpanzees, crows, llamas, jaguars, camels, hippos, giraffes and many other species, totalling almost one hundred with about 800 animals.

To enjoy such unique company you can take a train ride to the enclosures; there are different shows with sea lions (with the possibility swimming in their company), macaws and an Asian elephant.

Rio Safari Elche, through its foundation, assisted with sea lions develops therapies aimed at people with disabilities.

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