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Torrevieja Mini Guide
Located about 55 kilometres south of Alicante
on the Costa Blanca, the town of Torrevieja in Spain is popular with tourists. Miles of sandy beaches along the beautiful blue waters of the Mediterranean make it a great beach holiday destination which also benefits from many other attractions.
Now Torrevieja is the main salt producing region of the country due to the massive salt lakes which surround it and home to a delightful harbour. Once among the most visited harbours in the Mediterranean, Torrevieja harbour is still used frequently and 1,500 boats have their berths there. If you are a nature enthusiast or birdwatcher then the salt flats will be of particular interest to you as hundreds of migratory birds make their way there including pink flamingos.
Torrevieja has around 10,000 beds on offer to visitors in hotels and apartments. Many of the Torrevieja hotels have sea views and are within walking distance of the beach. For luxury try the Laguna Spa and Beach Hotel which is five kilometres from the beach and has seven golf courses within its radius. Guests at the hotel can try a number of different activities to keep them occupied such as canoeing, taking a ride in a hot air balloon or going scuba diving.
As well as using the pool and visiting the hotel's restaurant, the spa resort has many relaxation techniques to try such as massages and mud therapies. A more modestly priced option is the comfortable Cabo Cervera, a three star hotel which has a swimming pool, gym, sauna and games room as well as being only 500 metres from the beach.
All in all, it is a great resort to take children to as they are sure to enjoy the nearby water park, cinemas, fairground and theatre. There is plenty of shopping in the town too, as well as a huge range of international restaurants serving everything from Chinese, Mexican and Indian to Serbian and Croatian food. In August a week long Cuban and Latin American music festival – Habanernas – draws hundreds of people and television crews to see the live music. The festival was created in the early 20th century to celebrate the town's salt trading links with Cuba.
Torrevieja can be reached from the scenic N332 road along the Costa Blanca. Rented cars can be picked up and dropped off at Alicante Airport
11/02/13 - If you're in Torrevieja or any of the Valencian towns on the 9th October be warned that it's a national holiday for the entire region as they celebrate the Day of Valencia. Everyone stops work to enjoy the festivities which include processions, music and plenty of food and drink.