TORREVIEJA TRAVEL GUIDE
Costa Blanca, Spain
If you are looking for a holiday hotel or apartment in Torrevieja, the following information may help by giving you an overview on the resort.
Torrevieja is located just 35km south of Alicante’s airport, past the peaceful resort of Guardamar del Segura
and is a popular summer resort and location for Europeans purchasing homes. Torrevieja is famous for its two huge saltwater lagoons. These ‘Salterns of Torrevieja’ are the largest in Europe and the second biggest in the world and are now designated as national parks attracting more than 250 recorded bird species including flamingos, further information can be found at Museo del Mar y Sal. The flats have been used for salt production since Roman times and today still provide salt for export worldwide and before tourism, were the main income for the town.
Spanish music fans flock to the town during August for the weeklong ‘Habanera Festival’; a celebration of melodic songs brought back by the 19th century Cuban salt exporters.
Torrevieja’s distinctive low-level houses and wide streets date from its rebuilding after a disastrous earthquake, though older buildings did survive including the remains of the ‘Embarcadero Romano’ (Roman Docks) can still be seen near the ancient watch tower of La Mata.
Torrevieja was once home to the largest fleet of sailing boats in the Mediterranean and still has one of Spain’s best yacht clubs, with berths for 1,500 boats. In fact the town provides first class facilities for those lovers of all sports. There are golf clubs, a variety of water sports, a flying club and stadium with an athletics track, sauna and covered courts for tennis and a variety of other sports.
Torrevieja has a good variety of shops and a major commercial centre is only 47km to the north in Alicante
. The resort has a bullring - still a favoured attraction for the Spanish, a water park (Torrevieja Aquopolis), theatre and several cinemas. Torrevieja is a gastronomic paradise with a huge selection of mouth-watering restaurants including the typical cuisine of the region, local fresh fish restaurants, Italian, French, German, Chinese, Mexican, Serbian and Croatian to name but a few!
Beautiful sandy beaches, Europe's biggest salt flats bursting with bird life, historic sites and a huge variety of Spanish and international restaurants are just a few of the reasons to book a holiday here.
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