Attractions and things to do in Torrevieja
Top attractions and things to do in Torrevieja, Spain. Torrevieja on the Costa Blanca is a dream if you like sun, the sea and lots of sand. Five of Torrevieja beaches were awarded the Blue Flag in 2016, and in Torrevieja there are all kinds of restaurants and bars, sights and activities, as well as a long list of cities nearby to explore on day trips. We will in this article look at the best of attractions and things to do in Torrevieja in Spain.
The popular resort of Torrevieja in Spain is only 40 minutes from Alicante Airport and just and one hour drive to another popular destination, Benidorm. Torrevieja is one of the many beautiful places on the Costa Blanca and is very popular for European and national tourists. You can get a taste of a vibrant atmosphere, a distinct character and a dynamic energy. There is never a shortage of things to do in Torrevieja, here there are many attractions and entertainment for the whole family.
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Attractions in Torrevieja
There are many sights in Torrevieja. The beautiful Parque de las Naciones Located in the center is open year round and is a great place to bring your family. There is a large market every Friday and in the summer there is an evening market and a mini funfair near the harbor and seafront. The water park Aquapolis is open from June to September, and then we have the Salt Museum which can be visited all year.
The park – Parque de las Naciones
The beautiful city park “Parque de las Naciones” is 1,100 meters northwest of the square “Plaza de la Constitución” in the center of Torrevieja. The park covers an area of 40,000 m2 – and is a popular attraction for the whole family. Inside the park is a large lake – that forms the silhouette of the European continent. The lake also has swans and geese. The park has otherwise great sculptures, exhibition hall, chapel and large play area for children.
Contact information Parque de las Naciones
Hours: Every day at. From 10.00 to 22.00. In summer the park has longer opening hours.
Address: Ronda Don Cesar Canovas Girada, 03181 Torrevieja
The Church – Archpriestal Church of the Inmaculada Concepcion
Torrevieja beautiful main church is located on the square “Plaza de la Constitución” and is listed in the neoclassical style. Archpriestal Church of the Inmaculada Concepcion was originally constructed in 1789 – but was destroyed by the earthquake that struck the city in 1929. The church, however was reconstructed in 1844, and was completed in 1928. The church has two towers, and the capacity to accommodate 1,000 people. By the reconstruction of the church were used stones from the old tower Torrevieja. Inside the church one can see the statue dedicated to the patron saint – created by sculptor Ponsada in 1940.
Contact information Archpriestal Church of the Inmaculada Concepcion
Hours: Weekdays at. From 10.00 to 20.00.
Address: Plaza de la Constitución, 03181 Torrevieja
Guard towers El Moro and La Mata
Along Torrevieja’s coastline we find the ancient watchtowers of El Moro and La Mata. These were built in the 1500s and placed along the Valencia coast south of Alicante. There is a tower for every three kilometers, a total of 37 towers. They were used to control sea traffic in the Mediterranean. If they saw an enemy, the towers communicated with each other, using smoke signals during the day and bonfires at night.
El Parque Natural de la Lagunas de La Mata y Torrevieja
Torrevieja has a protected nature park called The Nature Park of the La Mata Lagoon and Torrevieja Lagoon. This area is included in a list of the most healthful places found Europe. This area has a bird sanctuary that protects flamingos that live there. Torrevieja and La Mata lagoons are surrounded by a unique landscape, and is a major tourist attraction. The entrance to the nature park located near La Mata beach in northern part of Torrevieja, and here we also find the modern visitors’ center “Centro de Información del Parque Natural.” The area consists of wetlands and saltwater lakes – used for salt production. The nature park is also an important conservation area for birds, and here one can spot various species of birds – including flamingos. Visitors have the opportunity to swim in the salt lagoon – which will be very healthy for people with ia arthritis, respiratory problems and rheumatism. The particular reddish color on one salt lagoon caused by algae, and is a favorite photo object. The nature park has great hiking and biking trails and visitor center is open most days of the year.
Contact El Parque Natural de la Lagunas de La Mata y Torrevieja
Address: Carretera Nacional 332, 03188 Torrevieja
Speed and excitement with Go-Karts
Go-Karts Orihuela Costa is conveniently located between the popular seaside resorts of Punta Prima and Playa Flamenca just off the N332 four-lane highway. The track is 2 split, a major path for adults and older children and a small path just for the younger kids. There are a variety of Go-Karts, including quads and two karts with 2 wheel so that young people can have fun while you are in control. Prices range from € 6 for children Quad to 23 € for Honda 400cc Go Karts for an 8 minute drive. There is a cafeteria and playground for children on site.
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Contact information Orihuela Costa Go Karts
Address: Carretera Torrevieja-Cartagena, Km 5.7, 03300 Orihuela Costa, Alicante
Phone: 0034 965 32 80 69
The waterpark Aquapolis in Torrevieja
Aquopolis water park located on the outskirts of Torrevieja, close to the sports area. In the park there are several water activities for both children and adults, such as an artificial wave pool, zigzag, a zip line, a waterfall, and for the bravest the famous Kamikaze, which is a long enclosed tube that throws your body high speed into the pool. There is and a green area with many umbrellas and a wide range of security measures that provide help to all attractions. And for the youngest children, there is a children’s pool with water toys and a mini water slide.
Contact information Aquapolis
Address: Avenida Delfina Viudes, s / n 03183 Torrevieja (Alicante)
Flamingo Aqua Park
Aqua Park Flamingo is a small but a reasonable water park in Torrevieja, ideal for families with young children since the park is not too big to walk around. It has a few slides suitable for younger children, with a shallow pool area for them to play in. They also have a number of larger slides for children or adults. It has and larger, deeper pool for swimming. There are plenty of shaded areas to relax during the midday sun and sunbeds are free. Food is available and parking is free. Since the waterpark is smaller than the other, it is not so busy, and less que for rides and food. Aqua Park Flamingo is located in Urb. La Siesta, Torrevieja, 2 minutes from Carrefour and the new Habaneras shopping center.
Contact information Famingo Aqua Park
Address: Urb. La Siesta, Torrevieja
Just 10 minutes away from you will find the amusement Pola Park. Come to Pola Park for a fun family day out, where you can enjoy karting, quads, bumper cars, carousels, rides and rodeos. Pola Park has many attractions for the whole family. There are cafes and restaurants in the area so you can have a well deserved rest and a snack before tackling a few more of the major attractions.
Contact informations Pola Park
Address: Avda. Zaragoza s / n – 03130 Santa Pola
Phone: 0034 965 41 70 60
Submarine Museum – Museo Submarino S-61 Delfin
The submarine S-61 Delfin is Spain’s first floating museum and is located in the Torrevieja harbor. The submarine belonged formerly to the Spanish Navy and was later donated to Torrevieja municipality – and converted into a museum in 2004. Visitors can go aboard and learn more about how the crew lived and lived in the vessel.
The submarine was built in France between 1958 and 1970, later bought by the Spanish Navy. S-61 Delfin is a 57.8 meter long Daphné class submarine. S-61 Delfin is part of Sea and Salt Museum.
Contact information Museo Submarino S-61 Delfin
Hours: Wednesday – Sunday. 09.00 to 14.00 (October to March). Wednesday – Sunday (April to September) at. From 17.00 to 21.00.
Address: Avenida del Puerto, 03181 Torrevieja
Sea and salt museum – Museo del Mar y de la Sal
The Sea and Salt Museum in Torrevieja ( “Museo del Mar y de la Sal”) is one of the city’s major cultural institutions. It is close to the harbor and is an ethnological museum where visitors can learn about Torrevieja`s history and traditions. The Sea and Salt Museum was inaugurated in 1995, and in the exhibition, you can see old photographs, objects made of salt, model boats, archaeological objects as well as fishing and navigation tools. Free admission.
Contact information Museo del Mar y de la Sal
Hours: Every day at. 10.00 to 14.00 and noon. From 17.00 to 21.00. Sundays and holidays, the museum is only open at. 10:00 – kl. 14.00.
Address: Calle Patricio Perez 10, 03181 Torrevieja
Experience the sandy beach in Playa de La Mata
There are several beaches in Torrevieja. Besides the town beach, which is on the south side of town you also have La Mata beach which is at the north end of Torrevieja. This is a 2.5 km long beach which has received designation Blue Flag for several years because of the quality, purity and availability. Playa de la Mata is the longest and most beautiful beach in Torrevieja, located in the northern part of town. Playa de la Mata extends from the tower “Torre del Moro” to the end of La Mata – and is also surrounded by the salt lagoon “Laguna de la Mata” and the park “Parque del molino del Agua.” The sandy beach has rental of sunbeds and parasols, and there are several nice cafes and restaurants nearby.
Contact detailjs Playa de Mata
Address: Playa de la Mata, 03188 Torrevieja
Markets in Torrevieja
The town of Torrevieja has 3 popular markets, and the largest and most popular is the Friday market, with over 1,200 stalls. There is also a small Craft Market open every evening from 20:00 and a daily fish market where for the best deals. Come early when restaurants and catering businesses is going to act the freshest catch of the day. Just a short drive from Torrevieja there are 2 very popular markets. The Lemon Tree Market is about 10 minutes drive north of the city and takes place every Sunday from 09:00 to 2:00. The other is the Playa Flamenca market which is about 10 minutes south, in the resort of Playa Flamenca and takes place every Saturday 8:00 until 14:00. See the list of markets in Torrevieja
Shopping in Torrevieja
When you need a break from the beach life, shopping is something that belongs in every holiday. The main street in the center of Torrevieja – “Calle Ramon Galud” – runs parallel to the seafront, and is one of the main shopping streets of Torrevieja. Also the small streets near the seafront has a good selection of shops. The most well-known national and international brands in fashion, design and electronics are well represented here. With more than 2,300 stores, there is something for everyone. Fashion, shoes, clothes, perfumes, electrical goods, leather goods, and of course plenty of restaurants located around the Plaza de Izabel II and in other key areas of Torrevieja. Only about 200 meters from the marina and all the surrounding streets. For a list of shopping streets, malls and markets in Torrevieja check out the article shopping in Torrevieja.
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Need Car hire on your Torrevieja holiday?
Now a day’s it is very popular to rent a car on your holiday in Torrevieja. The majority choose to pick up a car at Alicante Airport. With car rental you and your family have the opportunity to take pleasant day trips in the Costa Blanca area, take exciting excursions at your own pace and not be dependent on public transport. By comparing prices of car rental from several companies, you can save a lot of money. Check your prices on car hire in Torrevieja now.
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