Torrevieja Things To Do & Places To See
With so many things to do in Torrevieja, visitors can spend endless days taking in the sights. You could visit the museums and art galleries or take a stroll through one of the many parks. Of course, most prefer to relax on the beaches and work on the tan.
With fantastic weather and over 320 days sun per year, Torrevieja is perfect for a family holiday. This is also a top location for sports enthusiasts, nature lovers and history buffs. For those that enjoy partying, Torrevieja has a vibrant nightlife. Here you will find hundreds of bars and clubs to choose from and fantastic cuisine. For foodies there are plenty of Michelin Star restaurants and tons of tapas bars. Originally a small fishing village, Torrvieja is a haven for lovers of seafood and fresh fish.
The city has plenty of modern shopping centres which come with good facilities. The highstreet shops all stock the latest brands and modern fashion.
Attractions & Things To Do In Torrevieja
Torrevieja’s coastline has a total of 13 beaches for sun lovers and tourists to enjoy. Many of these super playas receive the Blue Flag for cleanliness and facilities. The longest beach lies in the area of La Mata and is a favourite with joggers. In the centre of the city, El Cura Beach lies in a sweeping bay of 375 metres. The city limits and promenade act as a backdrop to this beach. With this central location it´s very popular and can get crowded during the summer months.
Playa de los Locos starts with a small rocky cove then extends to a lovely 700 metre stretch of golden sand. For the more adventurous, there is a coastal path that extends all the way from Torrevieja to the neighbouring Orihuela Costa. This popular beach resort has a further selection of lovely beaches. The first you come to when walking the coastal path is Cala de las Piteras. This beach has a small sandy bay and many rocky coves favoured by snorkellers and fishermen. There are also 2 handy and cheap beach bars here where a pint of beer costs as little as 1,40 €.
Parks & Plazas
Torrevieja has some beautiful plazas and parks which are ideal for taking a break from the sun. The Park of Nations covers an area of 20,000 m2 and in it´s centre is a lake that is home to thousands of koi carp, ducks and geese. The centre of the lake’s walkway has a design to look like a large scale replica of the European Continent.
Near the Church of the Immaculate Conception is the lovely Constitution Square. Here there is a fountain and shady palm trees. The pretty salt lakes that give Torrevieja it’s healthy climate are part of the La Mata-Torrevieja Nature Park. These provide an important eco system which is home to a wonderful variety of flora & fauna, including pink flamingos.
There are several interesting day trips available here whether it be by car, coach or boat. One of the most popular is the boat trip to the island of Tabarca.
This pretty island was once a haven for pirates in years gone by. Tabarca is also a protected marine reserve and bird sactuary since 1986. The island is a short 40 minute boat trip from Torrvieja and 20 minutes from Santa Pola. Some boats have open decks in which to enjoy the marine life below.
Other great days out include a choice of Torrevieja’s 2 water parks. Flamingo Aqua Park is the smaller and more fun for the children. The super Aquopolis Water Park provides thrilling rides and is an ideal day out for all the family. Lo Rufete Multi-Adventure Park is a ”big kid’s” dream come true with a fantastic choice of activities and a handy BBQ/picnic area and swimming pool.
Indoor & Outdoor Fun
For indoor and outdoor fun there is the Ozone Leisure Centre with multi screen cinema. This centre also has a ten pin bowling alley, games arcade and children’s play areas.
El Rancho Stables provide horse trek’s through the La Mata-Torrevieja Nature Park. Villa Salada Riding Centre has an excellent on site restaurant where you can enjoy a great meal. While dining you can also enjoy entertainment with Flamenco dancing and equestrian shows.
A visit to Go-Karts Orihuela Costa will get the blood pumping with their choice of adult and child karts and a challenging race track. For a bit more sophisticated fun, within a 15 kilometre radius there is an excellent choice of 18 hole golf courses. These include the luxurious 5* La Finca Golf & Spa Resort.
Water & Beach Activities
Water sports are high on many peoples list when it comes to a seaside holiday and Torrevieja doesn’t disappoint. Here there are water sport options for young and old. These range from placid pedalos to crazy fly-boarding and everything in-between.
There are kayak and jet ski excursions exploring the stunning coastline along with many sailing options. Other activities include deep sea fishing, scuba diving, parasailing, surfing and windsurfing. Adding to all this we have kite surfing, snorkelling, shore fishing and spear fishing.
Most of Torrevieja’s beaches are sports friendly and games of badminton and beach volleyball are a common. Kids can ride wave skimmers and surf the swells on their boogie boards. The adults can relax while enjoying the sun with some cocktails on the beach.
You can enjoy swimming at the amazing Torevieja Sports City. a modern and attractive sporting complex offering just about every sporting activity imaginable. This includes an Olympic size swimming and competition diving pool. So, for a holiday filled with exciting activities and great things to do, the vibrant city of Torrevieja awaits.