Torrevieja Marina is conveniently located close to the city centre and beach promenade. The area incorporates the city’s harbour, two marinas, the pier and various attractions and activities. The pier separates the harbour from the city’s main beach and is an attraction in itself. Many locals take their evening paseo (walk) along the pier to enjoy a bit of exercise, the views and refreshing sea breeze. At the other side of the harbour a salt conveyor separates it from the popular Naufragos Beach. Visitors with young children will find the small beach just inside the harbour by the salt conveyor very safe, as it’s sheltered and the waters are calm.
Torrevieja Marina Berths
Club Nautico Marina Internacional hugs the city’s shoreline. It is a large, modern marina with over 800 berths. The staff speak a variety of languages and winter berthing rates are very reasonably priced. Backing this marina is the Tourist Information Bureau. Right next to the marina’s entrance is the aptly named Bar La Marina. This is a popular restaurant with pleasant views from its outdoor terrace. Fresh fish and seafood features highly on its menu. For a more upmarket dining experience, the yacht club’s restaurant is next to the information bureau.
Puerto deportivo Marina Salinas is further from shore along the road next to the pier. This is also a large, modern marina. Its facilities include a boatyard with workshops and a travelift. There are plenty of on-site services. These include 24 hour security, fuel and laundry facilities. Here you will also find the famous Niki Lounge. This is where the hip, cool and trendy locals and visitors come to enjoy wine and song. The place is amazing, with a great restaurant, bars, swimming pool, live music, regular theme parties and both resident and guest DJ’s. Within both marinas visitors will find a number of exciting water sports and activities.
Torrevieja Marina Activities
Torrevieja Marina is the place to visit for thrills & spills. Taking pride of place just outside Puerto deportivo Marina Salinas is La Bocana Cable Ski. This takes up a large area of water safely sectioned off from any boat traffic. They use pulleys and cables that allow participants to enjoy a variety of water skiing disciplines. Overlooking the activities is a large terrace and cafe.
Next to La Bocana is Flyboard Alicante. This is a relatively new and extremely thrilling water activity. A specially adapted board with attached boots has powerful water thrusters below the board. The thrusters are powered by a pipe attached to the jet outlet of a jet-ski. The strong water flow propels riders out of the water. Using your body to steer, allows you to dive in and out the water performing all sorts of stunts. In Club Nautico Marina Internacional just behind the Tourist Information Bureau is a further Flyboard Torrevieja.
Here you will also find Jet-Ski Club Torrevieja. They offer jet-ski hire as well as a variety of guided tours. Last but not least of the marina activities is Torrevieja Jet Boat. This is a specially adapted and hugely powerful speed boat. Once all aboard the unmistakable canary yellow boat heads out to sea. When in safe waters the pilot gives it his all, performing high speed runs, 360 degree spins and rapid stops that literally plunges the boat under the water. Of course, Torrevieja Marina offers activities for the more discerning visitor such as sailing and charters.
Torrevieja Marina Attractions
The most popular attraction to be found in Torrevieja Marina is the ferry to Tabarca Island. The ferry berth is near the marina entrance about 60 metres from Bar La Marina. It leaves daily around 09:15 and returns around 17:15. The journey takes between 40 minutes – 1 hour. A packed lunch or picnic is advisable as the restaurants on the island are rather expensive. Be sure to bring along snorkelling gear as the island is a beautiful protected marine reserve.
Other attractions include Torrevieja’s two floating museums. These are located near the beginning of Puerto deportivo Marina Salinas. Delfin Submarine Museum is a favourite with the young ones. It is an actual de-commissioned naval S-61 Class submarine that has been lovingly restored. The Albatros III Museum is a de-commissioned Customs patrol boat. After many years of guarding Torrevieja’s coastline, the Albatros has also been lovingly restored.