in Costa Blanca/Torrevieja
Torrevieja translated is "old" or "ancient tower" which
is found on the north side of the town overlooking the sea. Originally
a moorish defence now recently restored, with gardens laid around.
It is a popular place for wedding couples to be photographed with
the blue Mediterranean as a backdrop.
This is the area where Spanish people take their holidays, and many buy a second
This really is the healthiest place in the world to live (according
to the world health organisation).
The two natural salt lakes are very beneficial for those people
with chest problems, arthritis, rheumatism etc. The wonderful winter
climate with lowest average temperature of 15ºC together with
320 days sunshine each year, combined with the famous mediterranean
diet of fresh meat, fish, vegetable, fruit and even a glass of delicious
local wine, go towards making a healthier lifestyle a reality.
EXPLORE THE AREAS OF NATURAL BEAUTY TEEMING WITH WILDLIFE.
The beaches of the Southern Costa Blanca are famous throughout Europe.
With long stretches of soft white sand and sparkling clear Mediterranean
sea. Each stretch boasts the European Blue Flag awarded for clean
beaches and totally unpolluted water.
The two salt lakes of Laguna de la Mata and the Salinas de San Miguel
which surround Torrevieja create a wonderful micro climate producing
our superb Winter weather.
These lakes are also home to a host of wildlife including large
flocks of Flamingos.
Laguna de la Mata is now a Conservation Area with many paths and tracks around
the lake, perfect for long walks or a mountain bike ride to take you away from
it all, and yet a few moments from the town centre.
Torrevieja, situated on the Costa Blanca, was once a lively fishing
village, it still maintains a lot of it's original charm, however,
the main industry here is now tourism, with many new developments
and constructions in the area.
Here you can find plenty of everything, bars, restaurants, shops,
banks, and of course a wonderful sandy beach and port.The area is
also characterised by the picturesque salt lakes with many species
of birds and other wild life.
Monuments and culture
In Roman times, Torrevieja was an important port, the remains of
which can still be seen in La Mata, called the embarcadero romano,
or Roman docks. Along the coast are the ancient watchtowers called
El Moro and La Mata, used in the Middle Ages to warn the coastal
inhabitants of attacks by Barbary pirates.
Among the town monuments is the Archpriest's Church of the Immaculate Conception,
from the turn of the century, the masonry bridge of the Acequión and
the Modernist Casino, with an original Neo-Mudejar salon where numerous cultural
activities are staged.
Torrevieja's festive calendar begins in February with the sounds
and colourful sight of the Carnival celebrating the arrival of Spring.
During Holy Week the locals form processions up and down the streets
of the town dressed in spectacular traditional costume and lining
the streets with colourful markets. In the month of May, in the Real
de la Feria, Torreviejans dance sevillanas, taste the finest sherries
from the South, and enjoy riding on horseback. In summer, there are
outdoor parties and processions, especially on 16 July, the feast
day of Our Lady of Carmelo, the patron saint of sailors, with a traditional
sea-and -land procession.
The cusine and gastronomy of the area is mainly fish and seafood,
in combination with produce from local market gardens. Meat is also
very popular cooked on the "plancha" and served with fresh salads
and seasonal vegetables. There are many fine restaurants and tapas
bars in the area, and if you miss a good British meal you can also
find traditional roast beef, fish and chips and even MacDonald's.
Beaches and the port
Torrevieja has a superb sandy beach which is ideal for sunworshippers
and also for those interested in water sports, you can partake in
many sports along the beach inluding diving, sailing, windsurfing,
sea-fishing and yachting.
The port operated by The Royal Nautical Club and the International Sports Marina
has over 1500 berths for sailing boats.
There is always plenty to enjoy
Why not take a medicinal bath in the waters of the lagoon, which
are said to have curative properties especially recommended for heart
troubles, rheumatism or respiratory ailments. Participate in the
numerous festivals held in Torrevieja.
Visit the most important salt works in Europe and see one of the most outstanding
natural water preserves in the Land of Valencia.
Stroll round the Street Market held every Friday morning and see
what there is to buy. In the evening, you can view the market stalls
for local craftsmanship near the Port.
During the day, enjoy the sea and the sun along the beautiful beaches near
the town. Night-time is the right time for enjoying local discos, pubs and
Visit the Holy Week Museum Tomás Valcárcel or the Museum of the
Salt and Sea.
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