Any visitor to Torrevieja is obliged to visit the port area with its numerous restaurants, tapas bars and shops. The fish restaurants are a must as the fish is fresh on the local fishing boats.
Torrevieja has many attractive parks, gardens and squares such as the Municipal Natural Park Molino del Agua and the Nations Park where you can sit and relax under the shade.
To visit Torrevieja you can enjoy the port, the fish market, the Church of the Immaculate Conception, the Church of Our Lady of the Rosary, the submarine S-61 Delfin and the museum of sea and salt.
Torrevieja is literally translated as Torre Vieja, which means the Old Tower, used to be a small fishing village (like many of the villages on the Costa Blanca), but has witnessed a huge explosion of size and population in recent times - most of which is the large number of people who move to Torrevieja from Northern Europe or buying holiday homes in the area.
Torrevieja is surrounded by the salty lakes of the Laguna Salada de la Mata and the Laguna Salada de Torrevieja and as a result the climate is bound to be very healthy, especially for people with arthritus.
The salt lakes are protected and form a natural habitat for numerous protected species of birds such as the Greater Flamingo and the Montagu Harrier. The salt is also extracted commercially providing one of the main industries of Torrevieja.
The interior market of Torrevieja offers fish, meat and fresh vegetables. Be sure to visit the local market selling fresh fruits and vegetables as well as other local produce and produce - market day in Torrevieja is a Friday. Torrevieja is also home to the Habaneras Shopping Center and a Carrefour 24 h.
Bars and Clubs
There are over a hundred bars with most located in the area of El Baluarte in the neighborhood of La Punta, which attracts thousands of visitors every year as the place to enjoy the nightlife of Torrevieja. Unfortunately the Pacha nightclubs are now closed and known as Oz instead.
One of the most important reasons that families with children choose Torrevieja as their annual summer holiday destination is, of course, the beaches of Torrevieja. Torrevieja has over 20 miles of white sand beaches, most of which feature first class amenities and amenities such as play areas for children, showers, toilets, first aid stations and security guards.