Monday to Friday 10 am to 2 pm - 4 pm to 7 pm
Saturday 10 am to 2 pm
Torrevieja is a vibrant town located on the south-eastern Costa Blanca and is synonymous with sunshine, natural parks, gorgeous beaches, inland lagoons, and fun activities. Let’s discover some unique attractions, and less spoken about activities and sightseeing opportunities that are surprisingly fun and which you will be excited to tell your friend and family about.
NATURAL AND RECREATIONAL PARKS
Because of Torrevieja’s rich natural landscape, various parks can be found throughout the city. They offer a tranquil setting to relax, enjoy a stroll, or even a cycle while breathing the fresh air and admiring the views.
The city of Torrevieja is well-known for its inland salt lakes, which have contributed a lot to the city’s history as a fishing and salt-mining village. These salt lakes or lagoons have also made Torrevieja one of the healthiest places to live in the world, as voted upon by the World Health Organization. This is due to the cleaner and healthier air given by the lagoons which are rich in natural salt minerals.
Besides its many natural attractions, Torrevieja also features many leisure and recreational facilities ideal for couples, groups and families with children. Two of the best water parks in the Costa Blanca can be found in Torrevieja:
Aquopolis Torrevieja – The most popular and biggest water park in Torrevieja and its surrounding towns, Aquopolis Torrevieja features about 15 water attractions—such as the ZigZag, Speed Race, Rapids, Black Hole, and Amazon River, among others. The water park offers slides and rides for all ages, as well as different types of swimming pools. Meals are served inside the park, and visitors interested in exercising while having fun in the water can even participate in the Aquagym.
– Although smaller compared to Aquopolis Torrevieja, Aquapark Flamingo still features a variety of slides, rides, and swimming pools for all ages. It is known for its festive theme, with plenty of colourful sun beds and loungers available on-site for free use. The park is also rated as among the four best aquatic parks in the whole of Spain. Meals and refreshments can be ordered in the park.
Discover the rich and colourful history of Torrevieja.
S-61 Delfin Submarine Floating Museum – The S-61 Delfin is a Daphne class submarine given by the Spanish Army to the Torrevieja Council, as a symbol of peace, culture, and community union. Symbolizing Torrevieja’s marine connections with the Spanish Army, it has become the first floating museum in Spain. It offers visitors an experience of what it’s like inside an underwater marine vessel, and the opportunity to discover how the crew used to live. (Included in the price you are also able to visit the Albatros III Patrol Boat floating museum.)
Museum of Sea and Salt – Tapping into Torrevieja’s history, the Museum of Sea and Salt enables its visitors to see the city’s salt mining and fishing village roots. It features an extensive display of handicrafts made of salt, a collection of photographs from the past, model boats, old articles for fishing and navigation, as well as a large diorama of the Torrevieja sailing ship “Pascual Flores”—the last of Torrevieja’s ancient coastal shipping fleet.
10:00AM – 2:00PM; 4:30PM – 8:30PM (Wednesday – Saturday)
Torrevieja Natural History Museum – A really enjoyable and interesting adventure for kids and certainly the entire family. The various exhibitions include fishing and sailing, flaura and fauna, whale skeletons, and reproductions of dolphins, turtles, birds of the area, marine molluscs, coral, as well as scale models of the ancient marine area of Torrevieja.
La Imprenta en Torrevieja – A collection of wonderful antiques, machinery, printing and books that take you on a journey to life in Torrevieja in the 1800s and early 1900s. This private collection is the inspiration of Aráez Miguel Suarez, who, if you are lucky enough, will guide you through his huge collection.
La Zenia Boulevard Shopping Centre – Located in La Zenia Orihuela Costa, just a few minutes’ drive from Torrevieja, is the biggest shopping centre in the entire Alicante province. La Zenia Boulevard Shopping Centre has about 150 shops, ranging from brand boutiques to restaurants, bars, and cafés. It offers activities and entertainment almost every weekend and even features a kids’ “paradise” area where children can play while their parents go shopping.
Centro Comercial Torrevieja Shopping mall - Smaller shopping and commercial centre based around Carrefour that includes free indoor parking.
Torremarina Mall - Mercadona is the main store, and the centre includes a pharmacy, newspaper agency, computer shop, florist, hairdresser, and a bank.
The New Torrevieja Market
9:00AM – 3:00PM (Sunday)
As a bustling city on the Mediterranean coast, Torrevieja offers plenty of opportunities to enjoy the vibrant nightlife.
Marina Niki – An expansive restaurant and dance club, Marina Niki is an open-air venue near the Torrevieja Marina where patrons can dine, dance, party, and enjoy the shows while feeling the fresh sea breeze. There is also an outdoor pool and lounge.
Tropic 222 Torrevieja – Operating for more than 30 years, Tropic 222 Torrevieja is a large outdoor leisure complex composed of a disco-pub nightlife area, 5 bars, a pizzeria, an ice cream parlour, and a lounge. The complex is designed to cater to a variety of needs.
Like many of the towns and cities on the Costa Blanca, Torrevieja boasts of beautiful beaches and crystal clear Mediterranean waters. Most of these beaches have even earned the coveted Blue Flag Award for their cleanliness, beauty, and exceptional maintenance.
Torrevieja Tourist Train – Designed as an old-fashioned steam train, the bright green with yellow trim engine compartment and carriages leave from Torrevieja’s beach front promenade every half hour and takes its passengers on a sight-seeing tour of Torrevieja.
Trainvision Torrevieja – Offering different routes—such as the salt lake route and the coastal route—Trainvision Torrevieja provides a guided tour of the different sights and attractions in Torrevieja, through an open-sided train. The trip lasts for about an hour, and passengers are allowed to get off the train at various points and take photos.
TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRES
Torrevieja is a large city with plenty of places to visit and activities to do, so if you’re unsure where to start or what places to include in your itinerary, then a visit to a Tourist Information Center will be very helpful. There are many located across the city, with friendly and multilingual staff to offer information and answer questions.
Torrevieja Tourist Office
Torrevieja Tourist Information Point Beach
Monday to Friday 10 am to 2 pm - 4 pm to 7 pm
Saturday 10 am to 2 pm