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La Siesta / El Chaparral Torrevieja, Climate, Restaurants, Beaches, Nightlife

Located approximately 3 kilometers northwest of Torrevieja’s city center are the residential areas of La Siesta and El Chaparral. They are comprised of many developments which feature spacious villas, townhouses, and apartment blocks. Most of the rows of residences and holiday accommodations surround the town center where the main road, rotunda, and various commercial shops and restaurants are located.


La Siesta enjoys a Mediterranean climate with pleasant temperatures and sunny days. Its seaside location helps to moderate temperatures during the peak of summer and winter. During the summer months of June – August, daily temperatures can reach 26°C, but even hot summer evenings are pleasant due to the cool air. The cold months are December – February; January being the coldest, with average minimum daily temperatures dropping to 11°C (during the late evenings and early mornings). These colder temperatures are evenly balanced with many sunny days giving La Siesta a pleasant winter climate.

The town also experiences a healthy microclimate thanks to the two large saltwater lakes in Torrevieja. The air that flows from the salt lakes is infused with natural salts and minerals, making it healthy and invigorating. In fact, the World Health Organization even labeled Torrevieja as one of the healthiest places in the world because of its microclimate.

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It’s worth noting that while La Siesta does not have any beaches of its own due to its inland location, the beaches of Torrevieja—most notably Playa La Mata and Playa de Los Locos—are quite near to the town, and can be reached in less than 5 minutes via car. In addition, the beaches of Orihuela Costa are also just a short drive away.

Playa La Mata

Playa La Mata or La Mata Beach is Torrevieja’s longest beach, spanning 2.3 kilometers in length, from Cabo Cervera all the way until the end of La Mata. The beach also has a long promenade that runs across its entire length and is where many restaurants and Chiringuitos (beach bars) are situated. This Blue Flag beach also features a pine forest and is surrounded by the La Mata Natural Park.

Because of La Mata Beach’s size, it offers plenty of parking even during peak season or summer months.

Playa de Los Locos

Playa de Los Locos features fine golden-sand shores, low waves, and a promenade with bars and restaurants. The beach layout is designed to offer access to people of limited mobility, including a ramp and lift situated near the cliffs leading to Cabo Cervera.

Although not as large as La Mata Beach, Playa de Los Locos still offers parking spaces, with some reserved especially for people of limited mobility. The streets to the back of the beach where a few restaurants and bars are located also offer additional parking spaces which are especially handy during the summer months.

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La Casa de Xu

La Casa de Xu is an Asian fusion restaurant offering dishes from a variety of cuisines, including Chinese, Thai, Japanese and Indian. It also serves a variety of drinks, spirits, and cocktails, and is open until the late hours of the night. The restaurant is known for their Chinese buffet and Japanese Teppanyaki option where patrons can choose their meat and ingredients and watch their dish being cooked in front of them. ADDRESS: Calle Bizet, 1, La Siesta, 03184 Torrevieja

Restaurante Campobello

An Italian restaurant known for serving big portions, Restaurante Campobello is a popular restaurant in the area, with guests advised to book in advance to avoid the wait. A wide range of Italian dishes including pizza, pasta, and gourmet meat or fish meals are served, with a selection of desserts and wines. ADDRESS: CalleGuridi, 12, La Siesta, Torrevieja

Restaurante Gran China

This restaurant serves Chinese cuisine food in a spacious and modern setting—ideal for families or large groups. It is known for serving authentic Chinese dishes at fair and value prices. The restaurant also has a set menu consisting of a full-course meal for less of the price. ADDRESS: Calle Bizet, 1, La Siesta, 03184 Torrevieja

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Carmen’s Bar

Serving a wide range of meals and different kinds of beverages, cocktails, and spirits, Carmen’s Bar is a place to enjoy the nightlife of the area. It is an English bar with a varied menu consisting of breakfast meals, Spanish tapas, English entrées, and desserts. Carmen’s Bar also offers nightly entertainment with live music or DJ. ADDRESS: Calle Fray Angélico, 11, El Chaparral, 03184 Torrevieja

Bar Washington

Located in Washington Square, an arcade featuring a few restaurants, bars, and shops in El Chaparral, Bar Washington offers late-night entertainment and drinks. Full meals are served until the early evening. The bar hosts karaoke nights, trivia nights, and live music. ADDRESS: Washington Square, Calle Flecha, 30, El Chaparral, 03184 Torrevieja

While there are a few bars within the vicinity of La Siesta and its nearby town El Chaparral, people staying at La Siesta can also conveniently enjoy the nightlife in Torrevieja’s town center. It takes less than 10 minutes to reach the city center via car, as the distance is a little over 3 kilometers. Taxi service from Torrevieja’s city center is quite complete with taxi cabs on standby even during the early hours of the morning. Fare costs around €9 – €11 one-way.

Also see La Siesta / El Chaparral Lifestyle and Properties.

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Aquapark Flamingo

One of Torrevieja’s popular leisure destinations, Aquapark Flamingo provides fun and entertainment for the whole family, featuring a wide array of water slides, thrill rides and swimming pools of varying sizes. The waterpark has areas fit for different age groups, with small water slides and pools for little children and more extreme options for teenagers and adults. There are also free sunbeds located around the pools for guests to relax, as well as a hammock zone. Aquapark Flamingo is equipped with complete amenities, including showers, lockers and changing rooms, a snack bar, and cafeteria, ice cream stands, and a First Aid Station. ADDRESS: Calle Rossini, s/n, La Siesta, 03184 Torrevieja

La Siesta Internet Service

Connect Fibra (Fibre Connect) is an Internet service provider in Spain, with its main office based in La Siesta. The company also provides satellite TV, telephone and mobile connection service. It is known as the leading Internet service provider in Torrevieja, offering speeds of up to 300mbps in Fibre connection and 20mbps in Air Fibre. Prices are at a monthly rate, with various connection options for subscribers to choose from:

INTERNET (available in the areas: La Siesta, El Chaparral, Altos del Limonar, Jardin del Mar, Dona Ines)

20 MBPS: €15 / month

100 MBPS: €20 / month

150 MBPS: €25 / month

300 MBPS: €30 / month

ADDRESS: Av. Castuera, 21, La Siesta, 03184 Torrevieja

Clinica La Siesta

Clinica La Siesta is a medical clinic that offers medical and healthcare services including: general practice, physiotherapy, chiropody, dermatology, gynecology, urology, cardiology and neurology. There is a dental clinic with both professional dentists and orthodontists. ADDRESS: Calle Rossini, 1, La Siesta, 03184 Torrevieja

Farmacia La Siesta

The pharmacy at La Siesta attends to prescription medicines, and offers over-the-counter medication and ointments, herbal supplements, vitamins, and medical equipment such as blood glucose and blood pressure monitoring equipment, among others. The pharmacy is staffed by multilingual pharmacists and assistants. ADDRESS: CalleGuridi, nº2 Local 4, La Siesta, 03184 Torrevieja

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Clinica Veterinaria: Pet Doctors La Siesta – Veterinary Clinic

Described by many of its clients as the “safest, cleanest and nicest vet around”, this veterinary clinic offers various services for pets and pet owners, with certified veterinarians and well-trained staff. ADDRESS: CalleGuridi, 8, La Siesta, 03184 Torrevieja


The following supermarkets are located in close proximity to La Siesta with distances ranging from 2-4 kilometers only, and can be reached in less than 10 minutes via car:


Mercadona is a chain of supermarkets owned and run by a Spanish family since its founding back in 1977. Today, the chain has expanded nationwide, with over 1,500 outlets across Spain. Mercadona takes most of its groceries offered from local Spanish suppliers, offering a large selection of local-sourced meat, fish, vegetables, fruits and spices. ADDRESS: Calle Calaceite, Ctra. Crevillente, 1, 03184 Torrevieja


This is a supermarket with a decent selection of fresh and frozen meat and fish,as well as fresh fruit and vegetables. They also sell local and homemade chorizo sausages and other Spanish delicacies. HiperBer features ample parking spaces and a small cafeteria serving snacks and drinks. ADDRESS: Av. De la Opera, 100, 101, 03184 Torrevieja

Dialprix Supermarket Torreblanca

Part of the Dialprix chain of medium-sized supermarkets with 91 outlets across the Valencia region, this branch is one of the two biggest in Torrevieja. Dialprix sells fresh meat, deli, vegetables and fruits. They also offer home deliveries at low-costs for purchases of more than €100. ADDRESS: Calle Ulises, 1, Torreblanca, 03188 Torrevieja

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Banc Sabadell

(Located just within the vicinity of La Siesta; 5-minute walk from La Siesta residential areas) ADDRESS: Calle Bizet, 8, La Siesta, 03184 Torrevieja

Deutse Bank

(Located in Torrevieja City Center; 10 minutes from La Siesta via car) ADDRESS: Plaza Waldo Calero, 2, 03180 Torrevieja


(Located in Torrevieja City Center; 10 minutes from La Siesta via car) ADDRESS: Av. de las Habaneras, 83, 03182 Torrevieja



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