If you are staying in or near the city of Torrevieja, you won’t be short of things to do. This seaside location is the perfect spot for beach and nature lovers, as well as those looking for a livelier town than some of the quieter neighbouring locations.
Whether you are visiting Torrevieja for the first time, or are just looking for some new ideas of things to do, take a look at our list below of 10 things to do in Torrevieja…
Take the land train to the pink salt lake
Torrevieja’s pink salt lagoon is famous around the world, and is a must see if you are in the area. A good way to see the pink lake up close and learn more about it, is to take a trip on the land train. The trip takes just over an hour and the train departs from the Paseo de la Libertad located in the center of Torrevieja.
Have fun at a water park
There are two water parks close to Torrevieja, Aquapolis is the larger of the two and can be found on Avenida Delfina Viudes, close to the Habaneras Shopping Mall. A smaller waterpark ideal for younger children is Aquapark Flamingo which can be found in La Siesta.
Spend the day at the beach
You are spoilt for choice when it comes to beaches in Torrevieja, with no less than 6 blue flag beaches to choose from – Cala Piteras, Los Náufragos, El Cura, Los Locos, Cabo Cervera and La Mata-Sur.
There’s a beach to suit everyone from the busier Playa del Cura in the centre of Torrevieja surrounded by bars, restaurants and shops, to the quieter beach of La Mata where you can walk for miles along the shore.
Explore La Mata-Torrevieja Natural Park
There are some great natural parks on the Costa Blanca, and as well as the pink salt lake mentioned above, La Mata-Torrevieja Natural Park is also a beautiful location for a walk through the nature reserve to spot various wildlife, birds, and to stop and have a picnic along the way.
Try out some watersports
If you love watersports you are in luck, because there are so many on offer in Torrevieja. You can try parasailing, have a surf or paddleboard lesson, jump on a banana boat, or hire a pedalo. In the marina you can also take out a jet ski or hire a boat for a few hours so you can see more of the coastline.
Discover the floating submarine museum
In Torrevieja’s harbour you will find a S-61 Delfin Submarine which was given to Torrevieja by the Spanish army, and became the first floating museum of its type in Spain. For just €2 you can explore the inside of the submarine and imagine how the crew used to live inside while learning more about maritime history.
If you fancy a spot of shopping, just outside the centre of Torrevieja you’ll find the Habaneras shopping centre which is open from 10am until 11pm every day. As well as many popular shops and restaurants, you will also find Carrefour, a cinema, bowling alley and arcade.
Have fun at the fair
In the centre of Torrevieja, next to the night market, you can find the fun fair open every evening during the summer months. With roller coasters, ferris wheel, trampolines, games, and food and drink, this is a fun night out for the whole family.
Grab a bargain at the market
There are two main markets in Torrevieja. There’s the craft market or ‘hippie market’ on the Paseo de la Libertad every evening from 8pm to midnight where you will find clothing, jewelry, bags, toys, gadgets and lots more. The larger market is held every Friday morning from 8am to 1pm on La Avenida de Delfina Viudes and here you’ll find everything including clothing, leather, shoes, handbags, bedding, curtains, fruit, vegetables and more.
Stroll along the seafront
There’s 14 kilometers of coastline to explore in Torrevieja, and it’s an easy flat walk suitable for everyone. Along the way you will find beautiful golden sandy beaches, quirky statues, boats, fountains, and plenty of bars, restaurants and shops.