10 Fun Things to Do in Torrevieja: Lost in a Vibrant Mediterranean Paradise

This seaside town located on the world-famous Costa Blanca is one that boasts natural splendour in combination with a bustling town. Whether you choose to be surrounded by golden sands and sparkling beaches, or if you simply want a breathtaking view while still immersed in the city life, Torrevieja is the perfect place—offering the best of both worlds.

Being quite a large town on the coast with much to offer, it might be challenging at first to figure out what to do and see. To help, we have compiled a list of the top things to do and places to visit when you find yourself in the midst of this large resort town:

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1.            Visit the Rich Salt Lakes

The city of Torrevieja was originally a fishing village that also relied on salt-mining as a local industry. This was possible because of the village being located between the Mediterranean Sea and two large salt lakes. These bodies of water are also responsible for Torrevieja’s healthy air.

The Laguna de Torrevieja to the city’s south has a natural lovely pink colour, while the Laguna de la Mata is a pretty green. You can visit the lakes to relax, breathe in the fresh healthy air and admire their unique colours.

2.            Take a Stroll by a Tranquil Bay

The Playa del Cura features an elegantly curved coastline of fine, soft sand, lapped by low, gentle waves. Due to the beach being surrounded by two long breakwaters it is shielded from the open sea. The beach is ideal for children to play, while the shore is perfect for peaceful strolls before heading over to the palm-dotted esplanade nearby to enjoy ice cream.


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3.            Fun Water Activities in Exciting Water Park

Aquopolis Torrevieja is much more than a water park. Besides large pools and slides, the water park features sporting activities such as the Aquagym, where the water exercises provide a fun way to stay fit and healthy! There are also balloon games, bowling, and even a mini club for when you want to grab some refreshments after a long day.

4.            Soar Up High and See the Whole of Torrevieja

Parasailing is an enjoyable, exhilarating and very safe activity where you are flown in parachutes while attached to a boat that travels across the water, thus pulling you along in the air. You can enjoy breathtaking views of the sea, the city of Torrevieja and the coastline. Since five people can go at a time, you can also experience the thrill with your family, friends, or partner.


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5.            Visit an actual Submarine Museum

Get to see first-hand the inner-workings of a submarine, by boarding the Spanish Navy’s first ever museum vessel. The Delfin, a Daphnéclass submarine, was built in 1973 and decommissioned in 2003, and has then since been turned into a floating museum which lies in the Torrevieja harbour.



6.            Get to Know Torrevieja’s Roots by Visiting its Most Important Museum

Torrevieja would not be the city it is today without the events that transpired since its founding. Museo del Mar Y de la Sal, or the Museum of Sea and Salt can take you on a journey to the beginning of the city’s history. The large collection and exhibit of historical objects, salt work samples, vintage photos, old fishing gear, and models of boats from the past, will give you a glimpse of the city’s origin and how its history helped mould it into its present fun cultural town.



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7.            Take a Walk Down the Pier to the Statue of a Woman Bidding Farewell

The Dique de Levante Breakwater is the stretch of land that starts at the Torrevieja Lighthouse and continues to the end of the Torrevieja Pier. It’s a mile walk from the lighthouse to the end of the pier, and you are afforded charming views of the sea and docks, as well as a serene atmosphere and cool sea breeze. At the end of the pier stands the statue of a woman which many locals say is waving goodbye to a sailor. The statue is actually the main focal point and is a fun place to take photos.

8.            Relax and go Bird Watching far from the Crowd

If you’re looking for a nice, quiet place to sit down and simply breathe in some fresh air, then Parque de Las Naciones provides a peaceful place where you can take a relaxing stroll, or just sit down and observe the park's curiosities and lovely little details. It has a farm-like setting, with various kinds of birds just milling around, such as peacocks, roosters, and parrots. It also has a lake in the middle, where many water birds like ducks and geese raise their chicks and comfortably swim around, much to the delight of visitors and especially their children.


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9.            Follow a Scenic Trail alongside Old Railway Tracks

The 7-kilometer Vías Verdes route follows the route of disused railway tracks and was part of a line that was built for the local mining industry, and shut down in the 1970s. Today it has become a walking and cycling route where people can enjoy lovely views and fresh air of the Torrevieja Lagoons and the countryside along the shore.

You can walk or cycle through the route starting from the Old Railway Station, and finish at the town of Los Montesinos.

10.          Enjoy the City’s Pristine Beaches

You cannot truly experience the town without a visit to its beautiful beaches—many of which are awarded the Blue Flag each year! The city is, after all, best known for its golden shores and turquoise waters, and people from all over the world visit just to enjoy the city’s coastline.

La Mata Beach, in particular, has a wide and spacious shore, with rolling waves and a number of beach bars. If you want a quieter atmosphere, you can head further north, until you reach a historic 14th-century watchtower on the beach’s northern limit. This tower served as part of Spain’s defences against pirates in the past.

You may never run out of things to do in Torrevieja, a city bustling with life and well-adorned with nature’s wonders. This is what makes the seaside town a true Mediterranean paradise, and a great place to visit often, or even to permanently call home.



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