Torrevieja – the most interesting things about the “Russian capital” of Spain: climate, history, entertainment, markets
320 days of sunshine a year, sandy beaches and affordable real estate – the main reasons why this city attracts thousands of tourists from Europe and Russia. How to get to Torrevieja and what to do in it – read in this article.
Torrevieja is a city that is part of the province of Alicante with a population of 85.5 thousand people, according to official data from the local administration for 2017. The city ranks third in the province of Alicante in terms of the number of inhabitants, second only to Alicante itself and Elche. However, the actual population of the city, according to various estimates, reaches up to 270 thousand people.
Torrevieja is home to a huge number of foreigners, most of whom are British, Germans and Scandinavians. This comfortable city to live with a great climate and excellent beaches are also fond of our many compatriots. Therefore, in Torrevieja there are not only stores and restaurants for the Russians, but also Russian schools, radio and cabs.
The geographical location of Torrevieja provides an excellent climate – without much heat in summer and cold in winter – from the north and south the city is protected by foothills and mountains.
Around Torrevieja scattered many salt lakes, the largest and most famous of them – Salinas de Torrevieja – are located in the city. Torrevieja owes its appearance and development to these lakes – it is now one of the largest suppliers of table salt in Europe. In addition, not far from Torrevieja are extensive citrus plantations, the fruit from which goes on the table not only to the Spaniards, but also many Europeans.
By the early 19th century, Torrevieja was an old watchtower and lookout tower with a few fishermen’s houses around it. The town was named after the 14th century watchtower – “Torre vieja” means “Old Tower”. Unfortunately that tower collapsed and has not come down to this day, helped by the infamous earthquake of 1829. Years later the citizens built a new tower as a historical symbol of their town. It is now called Torre del Morro, or Moor’s Tower.
For many centuries, since Roman rule, salt was mined in this region and provided most of Europe with it. The history of Torrevieja goes back to 1802 when King Carlos IV moved the headquarters of the salt production from La Mata to Torrevieja, which was the impetus for the rapid growth and development of the city. Legend has it that Christopher Columbus’s famous voyage to the Americas was financed by the proceeds from the sale of salt.
In 1820 Torrevieja was separated from Orihuela and became an independent administrative unit, and in 1931 King Alfonso XIII granted Torrevieja city status.
In the second half of the 20th century in Torrevieja is actively developing tourism industry, is massive construction of tourist and residential real estate. The first people who came to Torrevieja were the British back in the mid-90′s, and they were followed by people from other European countries. In 2000-ies the real estate here began to acquire a mass of Russians, and now in Torrevieja there is the largest in Spain, the Russian diaspora.
In the history of Torrevieja is a tragic moment – the devastating earthquake of 1829, after which the entire city had to be rebuilt. The result of this reconstruction we see now on the streets of Torrevieja.
Many tourists come to Torrevieja during the season because of its excellent climate, magnificent beaches, beautiful manicured streets and boulevards, and picturesque parks.
The unique geographical location of Torrevieja-the sea on one side and salt lakes on the other-facilitates an ideal climate, which is extremely beneficial to human health. The World Health Organization WHO (World Health Organization) has recognized Torrevieja and its surroundings as an ideal place to live.
Torrevieja has a record 320 days of sunshine per year and has a very mild climate due to the lakes and mountain ranges that flank the city from the south and north. The average air temperature in the hottest season is +25°Ð¡-26°Ð¡ in July and August, the maximum is +36°Ð¡. The water temperature reaches +28 ° C.
There is no exhausting heat and severe cold, the temperature rarely drops below +10 ° C during the day in winter.
3. How to get to Torrevieja
44 km from Torrevieja is Alicante airport. From there you can go to Torrevieja by bus company Autocars Costa Azul. Departures every 1-2 hours, the ticket price €4.5. The schedule can be found on the site. A rental car or cab (€35-€70) will take you about 40 minutes.
From the Murcia airport, which is 32 km from Torrevieja, it is more convenient to get by car or cab. A cab ride will cost €40-€60.
4. Beaches of Torrevieja
The beaches of Torrevieja stretch for 25 km along the rugged coastline. All beaches in Torrevieja are clean and comfortable and have Blue Flag status.
In the central part of the coast are the most popular beaches of Del Cura, Los Locos and Los Naufragos.
Playa del Cura is a large sandy beach located in the historic center of the city, with a gentle entrance to the sea and a pleasant promenade for strolling (Avenida Marineros). The beach is 375m long and 27m wide. It has water and beach equipment rentals, showers for feet, lifeguard towers and other necessary infrastructure. The beach has breakwaters made of stones going into the sea, from which it is convenient to fish. Del Cura is also equipped with wooden decks with handicapped-friendly descents. On the picturesque promenade you can walk, admiring the palm trees and the sea, have lunch or dinner at a restaurant, buy souvenirs, treat yourself to sweets.
A little further north is another large town beach – Playa de los Locos, 760 m long. The beach is well equipped and has a comfortable entrance to the sea, so during the high season it is quite crowded. The beach has everything you need – lifeguard towers, showers for the feet, sports and children’s playgrounds, bars and cafes where you can eat. Along the beach there is a promenade with many restaurants and cafes.
In the northeastern part of Torrevieja, in the residential suburb of La Mata, there is a popular beach of the same name that stretches for almost 2 kilometers towards the neighboring Guardamar Del Segura. This is the largest beach in Torrevieja, its width is about 50 m. Throughout the beach La Mata is covered with clean fine sand, which is smoothed and cleaned every day. The sea has a shallow entrance, through the clear waters can clearly see the sandy bottom. This beach has no breakwaters, so there are not uncommon waves. The beach has “blue flag” status and is therefore equipped with everything you need: toilets, showers for the feet, beach cafes, medical centers and lifeguard towers, wooden decking and playgrounds for sports (including eight volleyball courts).
There is almost no vegetation on the beach, so it is better to come here with umbrellas or to rent chairs and umbrellas at the beach. A long wooden promenade runs along the beach between the dunes and the beautiful Molino del Agua Natural Park stretches to the west of the beach. It offers refreshment in the shade of the pine trees and cascading pools.
Another popular beach in the southern part of the city is Playa de los Naúfragos. Its length is 325 m, and its width reaches 77 meters in the widest part. The clean fine sand is smoothed and garbage is removed daily. There is all the beach infrastructure, children’s play areas, along the beach there is a small promenade for strolling, with bicycle parking. In the southern part of the beach is stony and fishermen love these places.
Close to Naufragos beach, but closer to the center of the town, there is El Acequión beach, which is surrounded by a marina for boats and yachts. The beach is 900m long and 25m wide. It has all the necessary infrastructure. The beach is adjacent to a small, but beautiful and well maintained green park – Parque Doña Sinforosa, where you can take a break from the heat and enjoy time with the whole family – the park has fountains, playgrounds, there are different birds, including ducks and geese.
Because of the rocky coast in Torrevieja, several beaches are located in small bays. For example, to the west of Los Locos beach is the rocky cove Cala del Palangre. The beach is 50m long and consists of sand and rocks on the seabed. There is a highway right next to the beach.
Near the southern edge of La Mata beach is a quiet cove with the sandy beach of Cala de Cabo Cervera. This small beach, 50m long, has easy access to the sea and is also equipped with toilets and foot showers.
5. Attractions and entertainment
In the center of the city, from the seaport to Del Cura beach, the main promenade of Torrevieja stretches along the coast. This promenade can be called a decoration of the city – it is beautiful, cozy, there is a large number of stores, cafes and restaurants, as well as remarkable sculptures and monuments. Among the latter we should mention the Monument to the Man of the Sea (Monumento al hombre del mar), the sculpture Beautiful Lola (Estatua de la Bella Lola), the Monumento a la sculturas del Mediterráneo (Monument to the Cultures of the Mediterranean).
The story of Pretty Lola is an interesting and sad one: according to legend, after learning that her lover had died tragically at sea, Lola refused to believe it and sat on the beach for days and nights, gazing into the distance, hoping one day to see the ship on which her betrothed had set sail.
In the seaport area, the promenade turns into the Paseo Vistalegre, along which there is a large and spectacular sunshade. On this boulevard are two more interesting monuments – the Monument of Habaneras (Monumentoalas Habaneras) and Monumento Homenaje a los Músicos Torrevejenses (Monument of Torrevieja Musicians).
The seaport itself, Puerto de Torrevieja, filled with many ships and yachts, occupies a fairly large area on the coast in the center of the city. The famous Torrevieja Mall, a popular and picturesque place for walks for tourists and locals, goes 1,440 meters into the sea. It offers stunning views of the coast. And here is not without a monument – the sculpture Sailor’s Wife (Monumento Homenaje a la Mujer del Marinero) is dedicated to all the wives of sailors and fishermen. At the very tip of the mall is the Torrevieja Lighthouse (Faro Torrevieja), built in the 14th century.
Torrevieja’s architectural landmarks include the already mentioned Old Tower or Tower of the Moor (Torre del Moro) and the Church of the Immaculate Conception (Iglesia Arciprestal de la Inmaculada Concepción). This church was built on the site of a previous church from the 18th century, which was destroyed by an earthquake in 1829. The stones of the ancient watchtower were used to rebuild it.
The majestic and historic building of the Casino de Torrevieja, on Paseo Vistalegre 14, was built at the end of the 19th century. Both the façade and the interior decoration are highly seductive and almost bursting with excitement. Today, inside this center of cultural community you will find a restaurant where you can enjoy traditional food and drinks while admiring the chic interiors.
But perhaps the main attraction and the most beautiful place in Torrevieja are the famous salt lakes Salinas de Torrevieja and Salada de la Mata – pink and emerald. The pink color of the water of the first lake on the background of white salt shores creates extraordinary views, and the salt water itself has medicinal properties. The concentration of salt in the lake is so high that the water simply pushes the body to the surface, like a float.
Torrevieja has a large number of interesting and informative museums. In the Museum of the Sea and Salt (Museo del Mar y de la Sal) you can learn a lot about the main trade of the city – the extraction and production of salt, as well as the traditions of the local fishing, shipbuilding, and sailing. Admission to the museum is free.
The Information and Exhibition Center of the Salt Industry (Centro de Interpretación de la Industria Salinera) will supplement the information about Europe’s leading salt mine and production.
In the Museo de la Habanera “Ricardo la Fuente” you can learn all about the peculiar trademark of Torrevieja, the traditional singing of the local sailors called habanera and about the musician Ricardo La Fuente Aguado, who revived this beautiful tradition and founded the international vocal festival Habaneras.
The Museum of Natural History (Museo de Historia Natural) illustrates the interesting fauna and flora of Torrevieja and its surroundings; in the Museum of Holy Week (Museo de la Semana Santa) you will learn all about the characteristics and history of the Holy Week celebration in Torrevieja; the Museum of Printing (Exposición Museográfica de la Imprenta) contains a lot of ancient and historical books, samples of binding, as well as the first printing presses of the 19th century.
A very interesting museum is the Museo de los Belenes, which presents a variety of colorful nativity scenes by artists from around the world, including the smallest, made of porcelain, which is used in dentistry.
There are also floating ship museums in Torrevieja: submarine S-61 Delfín (Museo Flotante Submarino S-61 Delfín), customs patrol ship Albatros III (Museo Flotante Patrullerode Vigilancia Aduanera Albatros III) and sailing ship Pascual Flores (El Pailebote Pascual Flores). The cost of admission to each ship is 2 euros.
7. Cultural life
In the northern part of the city is the International Concert Hall (Auditorio Internacional de Torrevieja), opened in 2011. The Auditorio Internacional de Torrevieja includes a chamber music hall (seating for 400 people) and a symphonic concert hall (seating for 1,500 people), where important musical events and concerts are given by famous musicians and orchestras.
Musical sphere of the cultural life of the city is represented also by the Palace of Music, built in 1999. Its unusual facade and interior design resemble with its forms different musical instruments: for example, the stairs are made as the keys of the piano and the banisters represent musical notation. In the Palace of Music is a municipal conservatory, where you can learn to play any musical instrument, not only for children but also for adults. There is also a concert hall in which Spanish and European performers perform.
8. Parks and active entertainment
If you are more interested in natural “sights”, Torrevieja will not leave indifferent and you. There are several beautiful parks in which to enjoy yourself.
The National Park (Parque de Las Naciones) will charm you with its spacious lawns, shady alleys, fountains and ponds. The main attraction of the park is a lake of 6000 m2 in the shape of the European Union. At the same time, there are children’s play areas and places for sports, and even concert venues.
Park Molino del Agua (Parque de Molino del Agua), spread out in the area of La Mata on the area of 17 hectares is a national reserve. There are about 90 species of birds, including pink flamingos, grow rare species of conifers, and part of the park is occupied by sand dunes. Remarkably organized in the park cascade system of ponds with mini waterfalls and streams. Through the park you can walk to the Torre del Moro Tower, climb to the observation deck and enjoy stunning views of the city and the coast.
Among other things, in Torrevieja you can spend your holidays as active as possible – in the area of La Joya there is a large sports complex, which includes tennis courts, soccer fields, courts for basketball and volleyball, Olympic swimming pool, gym. Nearby is located and the family water park outdoors – Aquopolis Torrevieja, which will bring you and your children a lot of pleasant moments. And for the little ones in Torrevieja there is a children’s water park Flamingo.
There are also water sports available at the Real Club Nautico de Torrevieja. And land aristocratic sports lovers can enjoy their time on the magnificent golf courses.
Torrevieja – A Guide to Russian-Speaking Spain
Torrevieja (Spain) – a large settlement and resort in the province of Alicante, located at the heart of the comfortable resort area of the Costa Blanca. Torrevieja owes its popularity to its excellent climate, wonderful beaches, unique natural and historical sights. And even more Torrevieja is the largest supplier of fruit to Spain and Western Europe. Looking at photos of the beaches and the city of Torrevieja, you will surely want to visit the resort.
Photos: Torrevieja (Spain)
Torrevieja is a resort town in eastern Spain with a population of just over 105 thousand people (the third largest in the province). It is noteworthy that half of them are foreign citizens. According to statistics, citizens from 120 countries are registered in the city, including Moroccans, Britons, Scandinavians and Germans.
An interesting fact! In the first half of the 19th century, an earthquake destroyed the city, but it was completely rebuilt.
Many tourists note that the resort is very hospitable, colorful, in the summer it turns into one of the most popular vacation destinations in the Costa Blanca region.
Unique features of the city of Torrevieja in Spain:
- there is no debilitating heat and severe frosts here, since the bay where the city is located is reliably protected by mountain ranges;
- Here is home to the largest Russian-speaking community in Spain – the number of about 3 thousand people, respectively, in the city a lot of Russian-language institutions, printed press in Russian;
- The Ukrainian diaspora of Ukrainians is also quite large, the activity of Ukrainians has repeatedly noted the city authorities;
- Coastline resort of 25 km, there are beaches for every taste – sandy, surrounded by cliffs, tourist, crowded and lonely;
- Torrevieja is Europe’s largest salt mining and citrus cultivation center.
Today, Torrevieja in Spain is a modern European resort: there are many stores, shopping centers, hotels, restaurants, bars, banks, markets. There are also schools, educational and medical centers, a conservatory and mud cure clinic, excellent transport network.
There is a port in Torrevieja, where stand at the berth yachts and boats. By the way, the pier occupies a substantial part of the central part of town.
Attractions of Torrevieja
At first glance, Torrevieja attracts tourists to the beaches and salt lakes, however, the city has a lot of attractions with a fascinating history.
This attraction of Torrevieja is a calling card of the city and its symbol. As a rule, travel agencies highlight the tower in the list of interesting tourist spots.
Important: The Old Tower is located at a distance of 3.5 km from the city center. Public transportation is provided by buses that go in the direction of the resort of La Mata. However, if you like walking, you can easily reach the landmark along the sea line.
The old tower is a historical monument. The structure was built in the 14th century. Gradually it was destroyed and after it fell into complete disrepair, the inhabitants built a “new” Old Tower. It is located in the park, where you can see sculptures of modern masters, rest in specially equipped places.
Important: it is impossible to get inside the tower, so tourists are content with beautiful views and the opportunity to take some great pictures.
This is not only the main natural attraction of Torrevieja in Spain, but one of the most beautiful places of the resort. The water contains a lot of salt and different minerals. The lake has a unique feature – at sunset it acquires different shades of pink, and sometimes it is even purple. The most intense color in late summer and early fall. The water of the color of berry sour cream, the sky of deep blue and the shore covered with white salt create an incredible landscape, worthy of a fantasy series.
Another feature of the site is an excellent spa resort, though it is undeveloped and without the necessary infrastructure. The maximum depth of the Pink Lake is 1 m, and at the shore – not higher than ankles. In summer the water gets warm and more like a hot compote.
Bathing is allowed only in specially designated places, otherwise there is a fine of 6 thousand euros. Thus, the city authorities decided to organize tourists who rest on the lake as savages.
The mud has healing properties and helps in the treatment of many diseases, as well as for rejuvenation. Swimming in the lake is quite problematic, the water is so salty that at best you can lie on the surface.
Good to know! If you are planning to take a dip in the Pink Lake in Torrevieja in Spain, be sure to take clean water with you to wash the salt off your skin afterwards. You should enter the pond only with shoes, so as not to hurt your feet with salt crystals at the bottom.
The most convenient way to get to the site is by car:
- Line B, stop Urb. Torrealmendros II;
- Route G, get off at the Polcia Local stop, or go to the next stop, C.C. Carrefour.
This park is considered the most visited park in the city, the attraction is located in the center of Torrevieja and attracts both locals and tourists.
The park is located between the road CV-90, the street Villa de Madrid, as well as the roundabout. The area of the landmark is 20 thousand m2. The area is completely fenced.
The main feature of the park is a lake with an area of 6 thousand m2, the outlines of the reservoir resemble the European continent. The lake is inhabited by ducks, geese carp. Take your own bread to feed the birds and fish. The park has aviaries with iguanas, turtles, parrots, there are exhibition halls with a collection of water tanks and ship models. Also equipped with an area for playing petanque, a hermitage built in honor of the patron saint of Torrevieja in Spain – St. Emigda.
For recreation, there is a special area where guests have picnics. On the open stage, theatrical performances are held in honor of the holidays. Children enjoy playing on the playground.
- Entrance to the territory of the attraction is free;
- It is allowed to visit the park with the animals;
- Opening hours: daily from 10-00 to 21-30;
- Address: Calle Zv 08, 1.
As in many coastal, port cities, the promenade is not just a promenade for locals and tourists, but also an interesting attraction. Torrevieja is no exception in this sense – its promenade looks neat and tidy. At the beginning of the promenade is a monument “Man of the Sea”, a little further you can admire the sculpture of the beautiful Lola, who sits on a bench and looks into the sea distance. Locals say that the monument is dedicated to a real person – a girl named Lola. Her lover had gone to sea, and soon the message came that he had died. Lola did not accept this news, and spent the whole day on the shore hoping to see the ship.
In addition, there are many other monuments and sculptures on the waterfront, because the Spaniards are masters to create non-trivial architectural structures. Just such a group of musicians – saxophonist, trumpeter, flutist and drummer – led by a conductor. It is difficult to take a picture with all of them at once – all sculptures do not fall into the frame, but you can rub the drum or the trumpet at random.
It is useful to know! From the promenade into the sea goes a two-kilometer-long breakwater, on which you can also walk.
If you want to walk along the pier, choose an early morning or evening, because in the summer afternoon under the scorching sun is not very pleasant to walk, you can get burnt. At the end of the road you can rest on a bench, admire the sea. The most romantic time to walk along the breakwater is in the evening, when the lights come on. On the pier is also one of the most famous monuments of Torrevieja – the sailor’s wife, nearby is a column with drinking water. By the way, it is this monument is often depicted in photos, postcards and souvenirs of Torrevieja. The sculpture is installed in honor of all women who see off their beloved men at sea.
Along the promenade are many cafes, restaurants, stores with souvenirs, small sandy beaches alternate with a rocky shore.
On a summer day, when the sun turns from warm and gentle to exhausting and sultry, the best solution – to spend time in a refreshing water park. Aquapolis offers a children’s area and attractions for adults – dizzying slides and places to relax. Trainers and animators work in the water park.
The area of the site is 90 thousand m2. All rides here are divided into several levels of difficulty. There are even rides for kids under 10 years old – Mini Park, Mini Zigzag, Enchanted Lake. All attractions for kids are safe.
The water park has four slides of different levels of difficulty, after the descent you can spend time in one of the wonderful, quiet pools, where guests swim under the jets of waterfall, ride the waves. Teenagers and adults alike enjoy bungee jumping, and for the more adventurous and daring guests we have some special attractions in Avapolis – the steep Kamikaze slide, the Woomerang ramp and the Speed ride, where you can jump from a height into the Jacuzzi.
You can also spend time playing mini-golf and eating at one of the seven restaurants or cafes. The menu features mostly fast food, but guests can bring their own food. The only restriction is water in glass containers.
Practical information The prices depend on the height and age of the guest:
- adult (above 140 cm) – at the box office from 26.95 € (online reservations from 19.90 €);
- children (from 90 to 140 cm) – from € 21.95 at the ticket office (online booking – from € 19.90)
- senior citizen (aged 65 and over) – from €19.95 at the ticket office (online booking from €19.90)
- For children under 90 cm in height, admission is free.
For those who come to Torrevieja for a long time, it is more advantageous to buy an annual pass to the attraction. For this you will need
Important: Be sure to bring sunscreen and hats.
The temple was built on the site of the old chapel, which was built here in 1922. The modern attraction opened in 2009, inside is one nave, its width 16 m, length 19 m, there are also several service rooms and chapels. The temple holds 1,000 people and today it is one of the main attractions of Torrevieja.
Beaches of Torrevieja
The coastline is about 25 km long. Many beaches have been awarded the Blue Flag Award for cleanliness and grooming. The city is located on the coast, which is indented with cliffs and bays. There are comfortable beaches with well-developed infrastructure, and there are secluded places where you can enjoy the sea and beautiful scenery.
All the beaches of Torrevieja are within walking distance or in the path of the city buses.
This is one of the most popular beaches of Torrevieja, quite long, has a semi-circle shape, its length is 760 m. The entrance to the water is shallow and there are shallow areas, so families with children often come here. Los Locos is perfectly landscaped, there are showers, lifeguards, and there are cafes and bars along the beach.
One of the best and longest beaches in the city, located in its northern part, in the Parque del Molino del Agua natural park.
Important: La Mata – not only the name of the beach, but also the area in the resort.
The coastline is 2 km long and 50 m wide. The beach is located at a distance from the city center (6.5 km). There are fine and clean sand, the entrance to the sea is gentle enough, the beach has a shower, sun loungers, first aid stations, toilets, sports grounds, towers with lifeguards. The cafe serves snacks and cold drinks.
Good to know! Along La Mata, among the conifers, there is a promenade.
A small and crowded beach is located in the historic district of Torrevieja. Its length is 350 m, and width – 30 m. Entrance to the water is smooth, well-developed infrastructure – sun loungers, decking made of wood, showers, a separately equipped area for active recreation. Center works rental equipment for water sports. Not far from Del Cura are the main entertainment venues of the city, and you can also rent wonderful apartments for accommodation and buy a souvenir.
Another fairly popular beach in the city, located in its southern part, just behind the pier. The distance to the pier is 2 km. The length of the coastline is 33 m, the maximum width is 77 m. Within walking distance of the beach is Las Salinas Natural Park. The beach is covered with fine white sand, developed infrastructure, equipped with parking lots for bicycles, sun loungers, showers, a play area for children.
The mountains of Granada and the foothills of the Cordilleras protect the city from the scorching winds coming from Africa, and the cold air masses coming from the Atlantic.
The average temperature in summer is about +25 degrees Celsius, while in winter the temperature rises to +14 degrees Celsius. The World Health Organization listed the resort as one of the places with optimal conditions for life.
An interesting fact! The number of sunny days in Torrevieja is 320 per year. In Europe, it is almost impossible to find a resort with a similar indicator.
The city also owes its comfortable climate to the large salt lakes located around Torrevieja. These lakes are some of the largest deposits of table salt. The most popular lake is Las Salinas de Torrevieja. In chemical composition and curative effect of water and mud are similar to those of the Dead Sea.
Note: The best month for a holiday in Torrevieja is July. The sea is already warm enough, but tourists are not as many as in August. But the most budget holiday is in June and September.
Finding and choosing accommodations in Torrevieja is easy – there are enough hotels, apartments, if you want you can rent a villa.
The price for a double room at a 3-star hotel starts at 42 euros (high season). A similar room at a 4-star hotel will cost from 80 euros.
Apartments in Torrevieja can be rented from 20 euros per day.
Also in the city there is a large selection of apartments that can be rented by month.
How to get to Torrevieja
Since the city is located between Murcia and Alicante, it is convenient to get here from both cities. In addition, established transport links with Valencia. With all major cities in Spain Torrevieja connected by bus routes, but here is a railway station.
Important: The distance to the airport in Murcia is 35 km, to the airport in Alicante – 47 km.
Buses leave from the airport and the city center. From the airport buses go daily in the direction of Torrevieja. The trip takes about an hour, the ticket costs 7 euros, you can buy it from the driver.
Boarding is on the second floor next to the check-in area. At each bus stop is indicated where the transport goes, we will need a sign “TORREVIEJA”. By the way, here you can read the bus schedule.
Arrival address: Torrevieja bus station, Calle del Mar, 50, city center, next to the sea.
The station in the center of Alicante is located at Av. Loring, 7. Transportation leaves every day from 6-45 to 22-30, intervals of 30 minutes. However, the interval may increase at weekends and holidays. The trip takes about an hour, the ticket costs 4.65 euros, you can buy them at the terminal or ticket office.
This method is relevant for those who travel at night, as the buses run only in the daytime. You can order a cab and at a specified time the driver will be waiting for you with a sign. And you can rent a car at the airport building.
Important! Car rental for 2 weeks will cost about 500 Euros including insurance. Before renting a car, find out whether there is a parking lot near your place of residence.
Torrevieja, Spain – a hospitable city, which is called the most Russian-speaking in the country. Here is a comfortable and pleasant holiday at any time of year, even in winter you will find something to do, and spend your time with interest and fun.
The prices on the page are for January 2020.
Attractions and beaches of Torrevieja, described on the page are marked on the map.
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