Torrevieja, the sunniest city on the Costa Blanca
Torrevieja is a cosy sunny city, washed by the Mediterranean Sea and located on the “White Shores” of Costa Blanca in the province of Alicante of the Valencian Autonomous Community.
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The city’s location is really unique. Occupying an area of 72 km², the city is washed by the Mediterranean Sea from one side, and by amazingly beautiful pink salty lagoons with healing properties on the other.
Such location is the real natural wealth of Torrevieja. Also, many rare birds live here, including the beautiful flamingos. The pink lakes create a favourable microclimate in Torrevieja, which is especially recommended for people suffering from respiratory diseases, allergies, and musculoskeletal disorders, as well as for pregnant women and children.
The local climate is just a fairy tale: 320 sunny days a year. The city is located in a unique place, protected from cold atmospheric fronts by mountains and hills. It is almost never cloudy or rainy here, to say nothing about snow. The average annual air temperature is +19 ℃.
The beaches in Torrevieja deserve special attention. Here they are first class.
The Costa Blanca coastline is 25 kilometres long.
The water temperature in the bays in summer is about +27 ℃;
Torrevieja offers you excellent beaches for all tastes, many of which have been awarded the blue flag for their impeccable cleanliness and well-developed infrastructure. You can also go snorkelling in the picturesque rocky coves.
Here are the main beaches of Torrevieja:
- Del Cura
- De Los Locos
- Los Naufragos
There are also many public and private schools in the city that teach in English and Spanish.
Medical care deserves special attention. There are both private and public clinics in the city where patients are received by multilingual doctors.
According to the World Health Organization, Spanish medicine is now ranked fourth on the planet, and this is the best indicator within the European Union. No wonder that living standards here are so high: men in Spain live on average 79 years, women — 85.
Torrevieja will undoubtedly delight active lifestyle fans. Outdoor sports are available here all year round: running, cycling, water sports, and more.
The city also possesses excellent golf courses. The region has 6 fantastic courses within a 10 km radius:
- Real Club de Golf Campoamor
- Vistabella Golf
- La Finca Golf
- Villaitana Club de Golf
- Las Ramblas Golf Club
- Las Colinas Golf
Thanks to these courses, Torrevieja attracts golf fans from all over the world.
A 10-15 minutes’ drive from Torevieja will take you to the best ports of Orihuela Costa adorned by true lovers of diving, kiting and, of course, sailing:
- Marina Salinas (Torrevieja)
- Puerto Deportivo (Campoamor)
- Club Náutico (Torre De La Horadada)
- Marina De Las Dunas (Guardamar)
- Puerto Deportivo (Cabo Roig)
Also, here you can find a large number of fitness clubs, yoga centres, tennis courts, and football pitches.
According to official 2019 data, about 100 thousand people live in Torrevieja. In terms of population, this city ranks third in the province of Alicante.
The population was largely replenished by foreigners accounting for more than 40% of the total number of permanent residents: British, Germans, French, Romanians, as well as Russians and Ukrainians.
During the summer season, the population of Torrevieja and its suburbs increases by almost 5 times. This resort city accommodates up to 400 thousand tourists every year, and this number is constantly growing.
The constant abundance of fruits and vegetables in both supermarkets and the local open market is sure to delight lovers of healthy food. Markets in Spain are not only a place to shop, but also a Spanish tradition, a culture rooted in the distant past, and it is in this city that one of the largest open markets in Spain is located.
The AP7 and N332 motorways are close to the city, making it easy to get around Spain and Europe by car. Alicante Airport is 40 minutes away and Murcia Airport is only 30 minutes away.