Torrevieja is a large town in the most southern part of the Valencia region on the Spanish Costa Blanca about 45 kilometers south of Alicante. This area is best described as a long region, which is known for its beautiful beaches. As a result, this area is also very popular with Spaniards who spend their holidays here from other parts of Spain. Torrevieja is surrounded by two large natural saltwater lakes which are the largest salt lakes in Europe. These lakes are particularly popular with people with heart problems, rheumatism, arthritis or asthmatic disorders. It is even said that the healing powers of the salt lakes relieve the pains especially in rheumatism and arthritis. The warm climate and low humidity also soften the symptoms, making life in this part of Spain a pleasure.
During the summer, pleasure boats depart daily from the port of Torrevieja, which will take you along different beaches and rockeries. In the vicinity of Torrevieja you will find six beautifully landscaped and perfectly maintained golf courses, Villamartin, Campoamor, Las Ramblas, Las Colinas, Vistabella and La Finca and provide enthusiastic golfers with a wonderful day out. Torrevieja itself is a bustling city with numerous restaurants and cozy terraces and an exuberant nightlife. Torrevieja has a large boulevard with lots of shops, restaurants, bars and a large luna park for young and old. Torrevieja has one of the largest markets in Europe. On the photo above you see the smaller market near the boulevard which is present on every day. Behind this small market is the Luna Park which is crowded in the summer months on Saturday evening.
Torrevieja is an ideal holiday area and wonderful winter retreat. According to medical science Torrevieja belongs to the healthiest places in the world because of its two natural salt lakes located on the north and the south. Due to the microclimate you can stay there all year round. The summers are wonderfully warm and sunny and in winter there is a pleasant temperature that varies between 16 ° C to 21 ° C.
Torrevieja (Valencian: Torrevella, means the old tower) is a seaside resort located on the Mediterranean Sea, 41 km south of Alicante in Spain. It is 30 km² in size, has about 20 km of coastline and has over 91,000 inhabitants. This area is best described as a long region, which is known for its beautiful beaches. As a result, this area is also very popular with Spaniards who spend their holidays here from other parts of Spain.
Torrevieja itself is situated close to the sea and is surrounded by two large natural salt lakes which are the largest in Europe.
These lakes are particularly popular with people with heart problems, rheumatism, arthritis or asthmatic diseases where it is said that the "healing powers" of the salt lakes give relief from the pain that accompanies these diseases. The warm climate soothes the symptoms, making life in this part of Spain a pleasure.
tourism is the main source of income, because in the summer the total population can reach up to 650,000 people. In the past, however, salt production from the salt lakes (Salinas de Torrevieja) was the main activity.
Torrevieja is easy to reach from 2 airports, Alicante and San Javier (Murcia).