You are welcome to Torrevieja, close to the sea and with 300 days of sun in a year, situated in the South of the Community Valencia. The first thing that draws your attention is its setting. Torrevieja is surrounded of two beautiful salt lagoons, one pink and the other green, which make up the La Mata and Torrevieja Lagoons Nature Reserve, creating an exceptional micro climate. A climate, recommended from a lot of specialist doctors of the whole world. Both lagoons are ecological recognized.
The first what you will sea when you arrive are this two lagoons. Together they cover a total of 3.700 Hectares, which represents 52% of the local terrain, and contain enormous biological wealth. They are well renown both at national and international levels. It therefore becomes clear right from the beginning that this is truly a unique tourist municipality, whose natural surroundings represent a wonderful tourist asset.
The Torrevieja coast is very long, covering a total of 14 km of coastline, along which there are numerous beaches and coves where you can cool down and relax. The La Mata Beach, which runs from North to South, stands out from the rest. It is the longest spreading across almost two kilometres, and the dunes are characterised by the abundance of fossilised dunes. If you like spacious and quiet beaches, La Mata is a great choice.
A little further south, where some historians discovered the spot that today is Torrevieja, we find “Cabo Cervera” and the beach with the same name: “Playa de Cabo Cervera”. Here they found an old Watchtower, the so-called “Torre del Moro” (Moorish Tower), which offers a spectacular viewpoint which allows to see the area from the “Mar Menor” (Lower Sea) – in the South- to the “Cabo de Santa Pola” (Santa Pola Cape) – in the North. Continuing southwards along the coast, we discover “Las Calas” (“The coves”), an area with quiet coves where you can go diving or simply enjoy a good swim. South of “Las Calas” is the “Punta del Salaret”, which shelters the “Playa de Los Locos” (Madmen Beach), a striking spot reminiscent of the old sanatorium which used to be there. This beach now forms part of the built-up part of Torrevieja and offers visitors numerous services.
If you continue South, towards the centre of Torrevieja, you will pass by the “Cala or Curva del Palangre” and “Punta Margalla”, home to the “Monumento a las Culturas del Mediterráneo” (Monument to Mediterranean Cultures), an area commonly known as “Las Columnas” (The Colums). From this landmark, you will be able to see the city’s most famous beach, “Playa del Cura”. We must point out the great quantity of services provided for tourist here, with numerous restaurants, refreshment stalls, kiosks, etc., where you can cool down and enjoy yourself in between swims; a perfect beach to enjoy a different day out with the family.
Great claim all year
Torrevieja cuenta con un clima excepcional; un clima mediterráneo muy influenciado por la cercanía del mar y la situación desplazada dentro de la península ibérica, a sotavento de los frentes nubosos del oeste. Este hecho origina una temperatura media anual muy suave y una gran cantidad de horas de sol al año, un clima que, junto a otros factores, ha situado a Torrevieja como un lugar perfecto para residir y, cómo no, disfrutar del mar.