Torrevieja The Spanish Sea Side Town of Torrevieja
Torrevieja Town Centre Torrevieja started life is an old fishing town, situated 25 miles from Alicante and 60 miles south of Benidorm. The World Health Commission designated it the healthiest area in Europe, as it is surrounded on three sides by sea and two large salt lakes. The town itself has four golf courses, five bowls clubs, two aqua parks, a marina and a prom several miles long. Most important, there are no tourist hotels, hence no lager louts. The area has about ten days rain per year.
On Fridays the town centre of Torrevieja is transformed into a colourful market place with about 1,200 stalls. Every week you can find an astounding array of bargains, genuine Spanish handicrafts, leather jackets, gloves, bags, textiles and souvenirs.
“Muy caro”-too expensive, is the usual cry when bartering in Spain. This time you’ve come away with a genuine leather handbag, but you were close to buying gloves instead.
Soon you will stop at the next stall, choosing from among hand-painted pottery jars, beautifully decorated porcelain plates and tablecloths embroidered with that dash of Spanish flair.
There on a shelf you might spot the typical local made ornamental boats coated with crystallised salt, with a wake made of tiny painted shells.
Close by there, is a stall displaying silver jewellery, leather bracelets and all kinds of costume jewellery.
The cries of the stall holders mingle with the bids of the enthusiastic bargain hunters. The sun sparkles through the palm leaves as the sea air sweeps in over the market place. “Si, si, senor. Bueno!”
Hotel Fontana Plaza 3-star hotel Torrevieja Town Centre
Fontana Plaza is a modern hotel in the real centre of Torrevieja, just 120 metres from the Paseo de la Libertad maritime promenade. It offers a buffet breakfast and has a 24-hour reception desk.
The Beaches of Torrevieja (Playas)
PLAYA DE LOS LOCOS BEACH
On the coastal road towards La Mata . It’s well provided with bars & restaurants. From here the promenade stretches 3 kms into the town centre. Showers on the beach and is cleaned daily. “The Blue Monkey” operates on this beach plus also you can Paraglide, Water Ski or take your thrills on the Banana!
PLAYA DEL CURA BEACH.
Not far from the Los Locus beach going towards town. It is very popular with a variety of bars, international restaurants, water sports, etc. Off the main road .
PLAYA DEL ACEQUION BEACH.
Also has the international Marina with a blue flag. Bars and restaurants surround it. Find this beach just off the main road going towards Cartagena.
LA ZENIA BEACH.
This beach is situated approx 8 kms along the Cartagena road and is often used by families when their other half is off playing golf at Villamartin.
Torrevieja has around 85,000 permanent inhabitants. This figure increases in the peak months of summer to over 600,000.
The town is Spain at its most genuine. Small alleys, proud portals, louvered windows, shops that lie cheek by jowel, bustling crowds
Every August there is a “Habaneras” contest of traditional folk songs.
Central 1-star hotel
This small and cosy hotel, with a family atmosphere, is situated right in the centre of the old city of Torrevieja.
The hotel is found only a few metres from the beautiful port and a short distance from the City Council building. The beach is a short walk from the establishment. This is a location that allows you to enjoy all the charm of a tourist town with a great maritime tradition.
Horse and carriage Parade in Torrevieja.
The horse and carriage parade – one of the popular events of the Torrevieja May Fair.
Torrevieja Town Centre
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