The La Valeta, Mar Azul neighbourhood is located to the south of Torrevieja town centre, on the beautiful Costa Blanca coast in southeast Spain. The area is not only a tourist magnet, but has also attracted British expatriates, who have settled in the area to enjoy the gorgeous weather and pristine beaches.
Visitors to Mar Azul, Valeta accommodation can enjoy a variety of outdoor activities. Villas in Mar Azul are conveniently located close to the beach, where visitors can enjoy swimming, sun bathing, water skiing, surfing and sailing. You can hire a boat and enjoy a trip around the stunning Costa Blanca. The area is also home to the Aquapolis water park.
There are two famous salt lakes in the area (Torrevieja and La Mata) with diverse bird life. The lagoons form part of a national park. There are designated mud-bathing areas that are renowned for their healing properties. For those interested in the history of the salt trade in Torrevieja, you can visit the Museum of Sea and Salt.
The old town center of Torrevieja is charming and bustling with tourists, particularly during the summer. The main attraction, aside from the golden beaches, is the church of the Immaculate Conception, which was built in the 1880’s. There is also a lively Friday market where visitors to self-catering villas in Mar Azul can buy fresh fish and locally farmed produce, as well as hand-made crafts.
There are festivals throughout the year in Torrevieja, including the Habaneras choral festival in August, the Torrevieja Carnival in February, and the Annual May Fair.
From Mar Azul accommodation visitors can explore cities on the Costa Blanca including Alicante. The city has excellent shopping, top class Spanish restaurants and vibrant nightlife. Attractions include the Castle of Santa Bárbara, as well as numerous museums and galleries, and great beaches. There is a beautiful marina where you can book a catamaran trip around the coast to Tarbaca, Denia and local islands.
Murcia is only 40 minutes away and makes a great day trip destination. Attractions in the lively town include the Cathedral of Diocese of Cartagena, the Bishop’s Palace, the Plaza Cardenal Belluga, Traperia street, as well as a casino
The Costa Blanca climate is perfect for a Mediterranean holiday. With over 300 days of sunshine a year, the region has become a popular tourist destination. The average annual temperature in Mar Azul is around 20°C. Summers are dry and hot, but sea breezes bring relief from the heat. Winters are mild and sunny, although evenings can be cold.
Mar Azul, Valeta accommodation is situated halfway between Alicante airport (ALC) and Murcia airport (MJV). Budget airlines including Thomson, easyJet, Ryanair and Monarch offer cheap flights to Alicante and Murcia. From there visitors can drive 40 minutes to their holiday rental in Valeta.