Torrevieja belongs to the province of Alicante on the Costa Blanca. The area is located in the region known as the Vega Baja. The coastline is long and beautiful with many fine beaches. From north to south we find the Playa de la Mata which is the largest beach in Torrevieja with fine sand dunes.
Playa Curam and Playa del Cura is located in the middle of Torrevieja. They offer many amenities such as showers, toilets, kiosks, restaurants and bars.
If you are looking for peace and quiet, the beach of La Mata is a good choice. Further south you will find Punta del Salaret and Playa los Locos, Cabo Cervera and Playa Cabo Cervera where there is an old watch tower, Torre del Moro with a fantastic view of the entire area. From La Manga del Mar Menor to Santa Pola.
Torrevieja’s municipal borders in the north to Guardamar del Segura, Rojales and in the west to Benijofar. In the southwest Montesinos and San Miguel de Salinas and south to the beaches of Orihuela. Torrevieja is 41 km from Alicante in the north, 23 km from Elche to the northwest and 53 km from Murcia in the southeast.
The city has a Mediterranean climate that makes it possible to enjoy the beaches almost all year round. The coldest months are January and February, with temperatures between 12 and 16 degrees and the hottest July and August with temperatures between 28 and 35º C.
In recent years, the city has become something of an economic capital of the district of Vega Baja. In the municipality are about 100,000 registered residents from Spain and from more than 180 countries. During summer months, the population triples. All visitors should visit the port area where you find fish restaurants with fresh seafood and fish from the local fishing boats, tapas bars and shops.
Torrevieja has many attractive parks, gardens and squares like the Paraje Natural Municipal, Molino del Agua and the Park of Nations where you can just relax in the shade. You can also visit the harbor, the fish market, the church of La Inmaculata Conception, Iglesia de Nuestra Señora del Rosario. Market day is Fridays.
Torrevieja, (the old tower), was a small fishing village (like many of the towns on the Costa Blanca), but it has witnessed a huge explosion in size and population in recent times. Most people who move to Torrevieja are from northern Europe.
The city is surrounded by the salt lakes of Laguna Salada de la Mata and Laguna Salada de Torrevieja which is said to be a very healthy environment for people with arthritus.
Salt lakes are nature reserves that form a natural habitat for many protected birds such as greater flamingo and Montague. The salt extracted is one of Torrevieja’s most important industries.