Torrevieja, Spain, is the southernmost region of Alicante, offering some fine Costa Blanca beaches, endless sunshine and a relaxed lifestyle. Home to Europe’s largest salt flats, which fill with a huge variety of wild birds, Torrevieja is Alicante’s most important commercial centre.
The Torrevieja Town has a range of holiday accommodation, fine beaches and Spanish culture. Torrevieja is the centre of the regions massive salt industry, and there are plenty of museums and information for the whole area. Taking a Torrevieja holiday apartment and rental-car will let you truly discover the region. The weeklong ‘Habaneras’ festival is a celebration of major international music, and is a spectacular time to rent a Torrevieja holiday villa.
La Horadada is the southernmost village on the Costa Blanca, whose skyline is dominated by the imposing Pilar De La Horadada. It is not only a charming coastal beach centre, but a great place for hiking holidays with marked trials of all difficulties through many terrains, passing fascinating local natural landscapes and bird colonies.
Just 20 minutes from Alicante Airport is the pretty rural town of La Marina, the ‘market garden of Europe’. Surrounded by orange, lemon, almond, olive and artichoke groves, La Marina is a gastronomic gem, and even just a day trip can provide enough inspiration to fill a Torrevieja self catering villa for weeks.
Orihuela is the historical and cultural capitol of this part of Alicante. The Cathedral and Palace of Rubalcalva are especially worth a visit. 20km from the City, the Orihuela Coast offers 16km of top class blue flag beaches including Campoamor, Cobo Roig, Punta Prima and Playa Flamenca.
With an average of only 6 days rain between November and March, golfing holidays in Torrevieja are very popular, with 4 courses located in easy reach of the town of Torrevieja, including courses at Vilamartin, Las Ramblas and La Finca.
If golf is not your sport, there are plenty of facilities for bowling, go karting, horse riding, tennis and cycling. The water sports here are also easily accessible, with instruction and equipment hire for all levels of experience and adventure.
There is also a variety of amusement parks to entertain the family on a day out from a Torrevieja holiday villa. The two large waterparks of Aquopolis and the Aquapark Quesada are great fun, and Torrevieja rental villas are only an hour from the popular amusement parks of Benidorm including the world renowned Terra Mitica.
Torrevieja benefits from the Mediterranean climate of Alicante, with long hot summers reaching 35°C at times over the summer, and very rarely dropping below 10°C, even in winter, making it perfect for hiking or golfing holidays all year round.
Cheap flights to Torrevieja land at either the Altet Airport in Alicante (ALC), or the San Javier Airport in Mercia (MJV). Flights leave from 24 UK airports, and cheap flights are available from easyJet, Ryanair and British Airways among other providers.