The Torreta bus is one of several servicing Torrevieja’s outer-lying residential areas. Visitors to Torrevieja that don’t have a vehicle during their stay, often miss out on some of the attractions found outside the city limits. One of the reasons for this is peoples reluctance to use the city’s bus service. This is mainly due to the communication barrier as Torrevieja is predominantly Spanish speaking. This being said, the city’s bus service is relatively easy and services most of the residential areas. The buses are also cheap at 1.35€ per single journey.
Torreta Bus Service
Torreta is one of Torrevieja’s larger residential areas and the Torreta bus ride from the main terminus passes a selection of great places to visit. The main bus terminal is easy to find as it is on Avenida de las Habaneras, the main road through the city. Located next to Mercadona Supermarket, the local bus stop is just outside the terminal gates. Torreta bus is route (linea) B and runs from 07:30 to 22:00 Monday to Sunday. The buses run every 40 minutes, but this is on mañana mañana time so don’t be in a rush.
Torreta Bus Journey
As you set off the bus passes Mercadona and turns right where there is a great value fruit & veg shop called Paris. It continues through the city suburbs, passing the lovely Park of Nations as it enters Torreta. Here it stops near the busy Habaneras Shopping Centre which is a good getting off point. In this area, apart from the shopping centre there is a choice of popular takeaways. These include Burger King, KFC, McDonald’s and Subway. This is also where you can find the fun packed Ozone Leisure & Bowling Centre. The centre offering an exciting range of activities for all the family. This includes 10 pin bowling and arcade games, just to name a few.
Continuing the journey, just across from McDonald’s you pass an immaculate scale version of streets complete with stop signs, give way signs and zebra crossings. This is used to teach young cyclists the basic rules of the road. The bus then continues through Torreta’s various residential areas. It passes a few bars and restaurants along the way including Bar Oasis and Casa Mama. The final stop on the route is conveniently right outside the entrance to Flamingo Aqua Park, a firm favourite with the younger kids. There are plenty of shaded areas to relax in and a variety of snacks and beverages can be enjoyed in the on site snack bar.
Torreta Bus Return Journey
The return journey takes a similar route with various stops along the way. It passes a park with mini golf, skate park, a burger shack and an impressive show of resident cockerel’s. The bus stops by the harbour area, near the main Tourist Information Bureau. This is a good stop to get off and explore the marina or head for the nearby beaches. The Torreta bus then continues back through the city to the main terminus.
Punta Prima Bus
The Punta Prima Bus is one of only a few that run from Torrevieja to the popular neighbouring area of Orihuela Costa. Many holidaymakers to Torrevieja spend some time in Orihuela Costa. Its beautiful beaches and excellent golf courses are a big attraction.