Torrevieja is a city in the Southeast of Spain along the coastline on the Mediterranean. It is located south of the Province of Alicante. The population of the city is just under 100,000 people and has many attractions including a water park, beaches and many restaurants. The city is near the famous green and pink salt lakes.
El Chaparrel is located between both of the lakes and is the urbanization of the city of Torrevieja. This town has two parks called the Parque Pokeparada and the Parque de Torrevieja. There is also a water park in this town.
Torre La Mata is another urbanization of the city, Torrevieja, the town itself is on the coast and has many beaches located along it. Los Montesinos is a village located to the west of Torrevieja. The village is beautiful and has many small bars and restaurants.
El Chaperrel is a smaller town located near Torrevieja. It is situated along the strip of land that separates the two famous lakes of the area. Since the town is located beside both famous lakes, you will find many spectacular cycling and walking routes along this area. You will also find a lot keen photographers especially bird watches. This increases during the times when flamingos come to the lakes, to settle for a few weeks/months.
Around the town there’re many different urbanizations. Many people associate the urbanizations and also the town as part of Torrevieja itself. Around the town there’re many different bars and restaurants including an English restaurant called Reflections, perfect for your full English breakfast or the very common beans on toast.
Torre le Mata
Torre le Mata is a very popular coastal village on the outskirts of Torrevieja. Again it is popularly known as an urbanization of the town. The village is famous for its amazing beaches along the Mediterranean especially the Playa de la Mata, which stretches into Torrevieja. It sets a perfect scene for finding the best sunrises and sunsets the world has to offer.
The village has many other shops, restaurants and bars around it. One of the main restaurants in the village is the Las Jarras restaurant, which is a very popular casual restaurant. There’re also many restaurants along the sea front which give guests amazing views of the Mediterranean with their meal.
The biggest attraction to the city is the salt lakes located nearby. These are to the west of the city and are green and pink in colour. You are allowed to swim in these lakes as you will float instead of sink due to the salt. The salt lakes are beautiful and serve a purpose to th region.
Every year salt is collected from the lakes and are pilled high in salt mountains. These make for spectacular viewing if you’re lucky enough to witness these either being made or when they’re made.
Marina Water Sports and Water Park
The city also offers a marina to moor a boat if you have one. There are many mooring spots in the marina so finding one for you should not be to difficult. There is also a water park in Torrevieja called Aquopolis. Its sadly only open during the summer. But if you’re in the area throughout the summer months of May to September i’m sure you and your family will enjoy this family fun.
There is also another water park located nearby in El Chaparral. It is called Aquapark Flamingo. The name suits the area since the nearby lakes attracts flamingos throughout the year. It again only opens during the summer seasons as this is when it is most busy and get a large customer base. The park is filled with many slides and pools for everyone to enjoy.
Beach and Parks
There are also a number of beaches near the marina and around near the city. The main beach in Torrevieja has a Promende with a strip of bars, restaurants and shops. Torre la Mata also boast great beaches including the Playa de la Mata beach and the Playa Les Ortigues beach which is more north of the village.
Around at city there are a number of walking and cycling routes. Some of the main routes are in the parks about the city including th Parque Jardin de las Naciones and the Parque Rincon De Asturias. There is a lovely cycling route from Torrevieja to the village of Los Montesinow. This route takes you past the salt lakes and makes for wonderful viewing.
Wine and Dine
Very similar to the rest of Spain, the area of Torrevieja and its surrounding towns and villages have many bars and restaurants. In the town of Torrevieja itself there’re many different bars and restaurants including plenty along beside the coast and marina. The marina is probably the towns golden area with many bars and restaurants in a one small area.
One of the best restaurants is the Nautic, which is located beside the smaller port. It has a wonderful menu and great staff. The best part is you can enjoy your meal looking over the towns marina/bay. Other great restaurants in the area include the El Puerto restaurant, the Bella Mar Beach restaurant and the Pizzaria Muelle.
In El Chaparrel McGills bar and restaurant is one of the places to be. The food is outstanding. The only difference is it is along one of the main roads into the town, so you don’t really eat with a view from outside.
The area of Torrevieja has many police stations and hospitals. In Torrevieja there are two hospitals and also two police stations. There are a further eight police stations located around the area of Torrevieja and more hospitals in San Javier and Campomar.
The city also has its own university with many campus’ around the city. In the city and the surrounding area there are many schools, both public and private.