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Torrevieja - Beaches - Bars, Restaurants & Entertainment - Shopping - Markets - Historic Towns - Boat Trips - Theme Parks - Aqua Park

This part of the Mediterranean coast enjoys over 320 days of sunshine per year, giving you the chance to enjoy, not only the white sandy beaches, but other outdoor pursuits, including Golf, Water Sports, Tennis and Riding. However, in case that gets boring, here are a few other ideas.

Torrevieja

Torrevieja Tower torrevieja at Night Torrecieja Water Fall

Punta Prima is only 10 minutes south of Torrevieja which is built around a traditional fishing village. It is a town with typical Spanish character with it's fountains, squares, churches and numerous restaurants. The town also boasts the largest yacht harbor on the coast.

You can enjoy an early evening stroll along the promenade; call in at one of the many cafes, bars or restaurants for a drink, tapas, raciones or meal. Every Friday Torrevieja is host to the largest outdoor market in southern Spain .

Torrevieja is also home to two large natural salt lakes, which have contributed to the area's reputation as one of the healthiest places in the world to live. The mud baths around the salt lakes are a popular spot for those who are looking to alleviate their aches and pains or just for having fun in the mud

Beaches

Punta Prima Beach Torrevieja Beach Lazen Beach

Punta Prima has two small beaches which are within easy walking distance of the apartment. The main beach is only 5 minutes walk down past the Punta Prima Restaurant. There is a more secluded beach surrounded by palm trees to the left of the resort toward Torrevieja. Go down to the sea front and follow the path along the coast from the Nautilus Restaurant to find this. 

The beaches at nearby La Zenia and Campoamor are long white sandy beaches with blue flag status. There is also a beach next to the marina in Torrevieja which is very well sheltered and good for small children. You might also take a trip to the Mar Menor which has lots beaches and is very safe because it is a saltwater lake.

Bars, Restaurants and Entertainment

Within walking distance of the apartments are numerous bars, cafes and restaurants. The Nautilus on the seafront directly in front of the apartments is only 500 yards away. If you go up to the main “strip” by the main road then there are many choices from the excellent Italian cuisine of Puccini’s to the more traditional British carvery at Rogues. Also worth a visit is the Punta Prima Restaurant at the top of the steps by the main beach. This offers excellent traditional Spanish fare at reasonable prices. The view over the sea as the sun sets is pretty spectacular too.   Further a field you should take a look at the commercial centres of Playa Flamenca, Via Park and Villa Martin. All have great variety of food, drink and entertainment.

Shopping

There are numerous supermarkets for food shopping within easy walking / driving distance.  

For the latest high street fashions in a really smart shopping complex visit Habaneras next door to Carrefour or the shopping centre just off the motorway near Murcia Airport at San Pedro.  

Alicante City Centre offers lots of great choice and is only an hours drive.

Historic Towns and Villages

There are plenty of places to visit on the Costa Blanca including:
  • the old towns of Orihuela and Murcia , passing through orange and lemon groves with lovely views of the mountains;
  • Elche with its famous palm groves;
  • the natural hot spas of Fortuna and Archena;
  • the renowned La Manga resort on the Mar Menor;
  • Alicante is also well worth a visit to browse around the shops, wander around the international marina or stroll along the beautiful esplanade.
  • the varied region of Andalusia is only a couple of hours drive away.

Plar de la Horadada: The most southern town in the land of Valencia . An outstanding 16th century watchtower overlooks the coast. The town has 4 kilometres of coastline running from the Mil Palmeras estate to the Escull de Mojón, alternating between smart residential areas, parks and sports facilities. This area is renowned for its clean water and high quality beaches, which are ideal for enjoying the fine climate. The sports marina has moorings for recreational craft and is a major tourist attraction.

Mar Menor and La Manga: Mar Menor is famed for its fine clean and quiet beach resort. Water sports in the lagoon are the favourite pastime with water temperatures being high all year round. La Manga is the "sleeve" which separates the lagoon from the sea.

Guardamar del Segura: The ancient town was built on a hill overlooking the river Segura . Still preserved are the ruins of a castle and other historic remains from Hellenic times, when the town was a port. Between the town and the beach lies the enormous Queen Sofia Park, thick with trees and plants. The park provides refreshing strolls, even on the hottest of days. To beautify the natural surroundings, ponds of with aquatic fauna have been added. The dune area is the unique part of the town, wave and tidal deposits created these magnificent areas, which have been carefully preserved with hundreds of monumental dunes, pine, palm and eucalyptus trees.

Elche : This inland city is a world of contrasts, a combination of historic buildings, witness of a glorious past and modern buildings typical of a flourishing city. With over 2 thousand years of history, Elche has a fascination at every corner.
Most outstanding are over two hundred thousand Palm Trees, which liberally cover the city. The Elche palm groves are famous for their uniqueness and beauty. Unesco placed them in the world heritage list for the year 2000.

Alicante : The dividing city of the coast, providing the transport hub with its international airport. The historic town is a mixture of historic buildings in palm-lined boulevards, with sophisticated shopping and restaurant facilities. The seafront and harbour provide the main area of relaxation with dozens of bars and restaurants providing a vantage point to witness the many strollers by.

Boat Trips : From the Marina in Torrevieja

Theme Parks : Terra Mitica Theme Park near to Benidorm is about one and a half hours by car.  

http://www.terramiticapark.com/

Aqua Park : Aquopolis Water Park is a great day out for all the family. It has rapids, Kamikaze & Zig Zag water slides. Wave pool, swimming pools & infants pool. Jacuzzi, mini golf, restaurant, cafeteria & lots more. This fun water park is a great place to visit when the sun is beating down, taking a dip in the pools is the only thing that will cool you off. The life guards keep an eye on what’s going on making sure everything runs smoothly.  You have the option to bring food and drink with you, or you can use the existing bars and restaurants (fast food), on the premises. Kids love it. is a great day out for all the family. It has rapids, Kamikaze & Zig Zag water slides. Wave pool, swimming pools & infants pool. Jacuzzi, mini golf, restaurant, cafeteria & lots more. This fun water park is a great place to visit when the sun is beating down, taking a dip in the pools is the only thing that will cool you off. The life guards keep an eye on what’s going on making sure everything runs smoothly.  You have the option to bring food and drink with you, or you can use the existing bars and restaurants (fast food), on the premises. Kids love it.

www.aquopolis.es/torrevieja

Weekly Markets :

Monday:
Callosa d'Ensarria, Denia, Elche , Jijona, Orihuela, Santa Pola, San Pedro del Pinatar.
Tuesday:
Alicante , Altea, Elda , Orihuela (fruits).
Wednesday:
Alcoy , Benidorm, Campello, Guardamar, Petrer, Muchamiel, Novelda.
Thursday:
Alicante , Javea, Villajoyosa, Rojales, Villena.
Friday:
Alfaz del Pi, Denia (fruit & vegs), Finestrat, Dolores, Crevillente, Gata de Gorgos, Moraira, Torrevieja, Pilar de la Horadada, Orihuela.
Saturday:
Alcoy, Alicante, Benissa, Calpe, Elche, San Juan, Santa Pola, Playa
Flamenca

Sunday:
Benidorm, La Nucia, Guardamar. Montesinos

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