Los Altos is a suburb of the Spanish seaside city of Torrevieja, and is located just 5km south from its lively town centre. Torrevieja has a great range of facilities, endless hours of sunshine and is a popular destination for golf enthusiasts. Situated on the Orihuela Costa, south of the Costa Blanca, Los Altos has something for everyone, with a landscape that ranges from busy beaches to serene mountaintops. A great range of self catering accommodation makes Los Altos a top choice for many holidaymakers.
There are many things to do in Los Altos, and the beaches at Torrevieja are a key attraction for many. There are several to choose from, including Playa los Locos, Playa del Cura and Playa Naufragos – all of which are Blue Flag beaches that meet stringent quality standards for their clean sandy stretches and warm waters. A good range of water sports are available from all of these beaches, including jet skiing, windsurfing and scuba diving.
Torrevieja is a great destination for golfers, and plays host to three Championship golf courses. If golf is not your thing you get can out and about into the surrounding countryside for a hike or by renting a bicycle, with some interesting Roman ruins to be seen. Families may prefer a trip to the Water Park, safari park or theme park.
Although it gets busy with tourists, Torrevieja is still a typical Spanish town, and has an excellent street market every Friday morning, as well as some great shops, bars and restaurants. Food prices are low and quality is high, so you can enjoy a meal and a few drinks in the lively city centre, before making your way back to your rental apartment in the quieter area of Los Altos.
When you rent apartments in Los Altos, Orihuela, you are giving yourself a great base from which to explore the outlying areas. Torrevieja is surrounded by two saltwater lagoons, known as the ‘Salterns of Torrevieja’, which make an interesting day trip. You can also head further out of town and examine other areas of the Costa Blanca, discovering a mix of sleepy towns and busy tourist hotspot as you go.
Summer temperatures in Los Altos are ideal for sunbathing, as temperatures regularly hit 35C. Even the winter’s average out at a pleasant 12C, meaning any time of the year is ideal for a hike in the hills or a walk around town. Rainfall is low throughout the year and almost unheard of in July and August.
Los Altos is within an hour of Alicante Airport (ALC), one of the busiest airports in the country. Budget airlines regularly make the journey from the UK, and competition sees that prices are relatively low all year round. There are a variety of public transport options to then get to your rental apartment.