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Torrevieja Travel Guide: Top unique places to visit and fun things to do

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.

  • Garden of Nations – Located in Ronda Cesar Canovas Girada, Torrevieja, the Garden of Nations (Parque de las Naciones) is an expansive public park and natural reserve that features a scale model of the European continent—thus, earning its name. It boasts of a massive lake where ducks, geese, and ganders swim freely, and also rich vegetation and abundant wildlife. There is a children’s playground, and visitors can bring their pets for a walk. The park is open to everyone with no entrance fee and Opening hours are 10:00 AM to 9:45 PM daily.

  • Aromático Park – An old riverbed located in Av. Torreblanca, Torrevieja, the park has been landscaped to provide a tranquil place for visitors to unwind and explore. There are paved walking paths lined with trees, herbs, and flowerbeds, and benches where visitors can sit and relax. A children’s playground is also found on-site. Aromático Park is open to all, free of charge, and can be accessed from 10:00 AM – 11:30 PM daily.

  • Doña Sinforosa Park – Situated in Calle Doña Sinforosa, on the outskirts of the old town area of Torrevieja, Doña Sinforosa Park is a lovely walled park with plenty of seating areas. The park features an 18th-century-style garden with tree-lined cobblestone paths and a fountain in the middle. At the far end of the park is a covered bandstand where concerts are occasionally held. Doña Sinforosa Park has no entrance fee and is open from 10:00AM – 9:30PM daily.

SALT LAGOONS

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.

  • Laguna de Torrevieja (Laguna Rosa de Torrevieja) – Dubbed as the “Pink Lake of Torrevieja”, this large salt lake is located at the La Mata and Torrevieja Natural Park. The lake has a natural pink colour, and is very rich in natural salt and minerals. In addition to the healthy air benefits, the lake’s surroundings also feature mud which are said to have therapeutic properties. Swimming in the water is prohibited, however, visitors can always relax by the lake’s edge.

  • Laguna de La Mata – Also located within the La Mata and Torrevieja Natural Park, this lake has a natural greenish colour, reflecting the pine trees surrounding it. Pink flamingos can often be seen skimming in the lake, and the rich, unspoilt natural reserve has been home to many species of flora and fauna. The Visitors’ Interpretation Center is also located near this lake, where visitors can learn more about the wildlife in the area while following nature trails and special guided tours.

WATER PARKS

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.

  • Business Hours: 11:30AM – 6:30PM daily; open from June to September
  • Ticket Price: €19.90 for Adults – when booking online through the official website (discounts can be applied for children under 140 cm, and senior citizens; children below 90 cm enter for free)
  • Where to Book: https://torrevieja.aquopolis.es/?lang=en

Aquapark Flamingo

 – 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.


  • Business Hours: 11:00AM – 6:00PM; open from late May to mid-September
  • Ticket Price: €14 for Adults; €12 for Children Ages 4-12; Free for children below 4 years old
  • Where to Book: https://aquaparkflamingo.com/

MUSEUMS

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.)

  • Address: Av. del Puerto, 03181 Torrevieja, Alicante, Spain
  • Contact Number: +34 966 70 46 43
  • Opening Hours: 10:00AM – 2:00PM (January 6 – June 19)
  • Entrance Fee: €2

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.

  • Address: Calle Patricio Perez, 10, 03181 Torrevieja, Alicante, Spain
  • Contact Number: +34 966 70 4643
  • Opening Hours: 10:00AM – 2:00PM (Monday and Tuesday)

                                   10:00AM – 2:00PM; 4:30PM – 8:30PM (Wednesday – Saturday)


  • Entrance Fee: Free

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.

  • Address: Avenida de la Estación (At the Old RENFE station).
  • Contact Number: +34 966 70 6838
  • Opening Hours: 10 AM to 2 PM (Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday only)
  • Entrance Fee:  Free
    

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.

  • Address: Calle Bazan, 53, 03181 Torrevieja, Alicante
  • Contact Number: 653 98 43 10
  • Opening Hours: 11:30AM – 2PM Only Tuesday and Friday
  • Entrance Fee: Free

SHOPPING CENTRES

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.

  • Address: Calle Jade, 2, 03189 Orihuela, Alicante, Spain
  • Contact Number: +34 966 76 15 30
  • Business Hours: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM Daily

Centro Comercial Torrevieja Shopping mall - Smaller shopping and commercial centre based around Carrefour that includes free indoor parking.

  • Address: Just off the CV-905, Calle Jacinto Marin Noarbe
  • Opening Hours: 10 AM – 10 PM Monday to Saturday
  • Contact Number: 914 90 89 00

Torremarina Mall - Mercadona is the main store, and the centre includes a pharmacy, newspaper agency, computer shop, florist, hairdresser, and a bank.

  • Address: Calle Diana, 1, 03183 Torrevieja, Alicante
  • Opening Hours: 9AM - 10PM Daily
  • Contact Number: 965 70 54 66

Habaneras Shopping Centre – An open-air mall that allows one to shop while enjoying the good Mediterranean weather, Habaneras Shopping Centre is home to shops, entertainment facilities, boutiques, bars, restaurants, a cinema, and bowling alley.

  • Address: Av. Rosa Mazón Valero, 7, 03184 Torrevieja, Alicante, Spain
  • Contact Number: +34 965 71 23 00
  • Business Hours: 10:00AM – 1:00AM Daily
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MARKETS

The New Torrevieja Market

  • Address: Av. Delfina Viudes, 1, 03183 Torrevieja, Alicante, Spain
  • Opening Hours: 8:00AM – 2:00PM (Every Friday)

DAY Market

  • Address: Calle Ramon Gallud, 95, 03182 Torrevieja, Alicante, Spain
  • Opening Hours: 9:00AM – 2:30PM; 5:00PM – 9:30PM (Monday – Saturday)

                                   9:00AM – 3:00PM (Sunday)


NIGHTLIFE

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.

  • Address: Puerto Marina Salinas Local 3 - 4, Torrevieja, 03181 Torrevieja, Alicante, Spain
  • Contact Number: +34 965 70 87 31
  • Business Hours: 12 PM – 4:00 AM Daily

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.

  • Address: Av. Alfredo Nobel, 2, 03183 Torrevieja, Alicante, Spain
  • Contact Number: +34 965 71 49 49
  • Business Hours: 10:00 PM – 4:00 AM Daily

BEACHES

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.

  • Playa del Cura, Torrevieja’s most popular beach, is integrated within the city’s urban area, making for a modern and convenient coastal escape. It has a newly-renovated palm-dotted seafront, which features bars, restaurants, souvenir shops, and ice cream parlors.

  • La Mata Beach – Playa La Mata, or La Mata Beach is located at the small village of La Mata, just 5 kilometers north-east of Torrevieja. It is a long stretch of fine sand shores and blue waters with coffee shops and bars lining the promenade.

  • Punta Prima Beach – Playa Punta Prima is a small beach situated on the border between Orihuela and Torrevieja. It is far less crowded than most beaches on the Costa Blanca, characterized by a narrow strip of sand that ends in a steep cliff. The cliff has been made accessible through the installation of a lift, allowing visitors to admire the panoramic view from above.
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TRAIN TOURS

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.

  • Operating Hours: 11:00AM – 1:00AM Daily
  • Ticket Price: €4 (Adults); €3 (Pensioners); €2 (Children aged 12 years old below)


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.

  • Operating Hours: 10:00AM – 8:00PM Daily (except Wednesday)
  • Ticket Price: €4
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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

  • Address: Paseo Vista Alegre s/n, 03181 Torrevieja, Alicante, Spain
  • Contact Number: +34 965 70 34 33
  • Opening Hours: 9:00AM – 7:00PM (Monday – Friday); 9:30AM – 1:30PM (Saturday)


Torrevieja Tourist Information Point Beach

  • Address: Av. de los Marineros, 1, 03182 Torrevieja, Alicante, Spain
  • Contact Number: +34 966 70 22 84
  • Opening Hours: 10:00AM – 1:30PM (Monday – Friday); Closed on Weekends

Tourist Information Center Callejero
  • Address: Calle Heraclio, 41, 03181 Torrevieja, Alicante, Spain
  • Contact Number: +34 693 70 00 09
  • Opening Hours: 9:00AM – 2:00PM; 5:00PM – 8:00AM (Monday – Friday); Closed on Weekends

Tourist Information Torrevieja La Mata
  • Address: Ayuntamiento de, Plaza de Gaspar Perello, 0 S/N, 03188 La Mata, Alicante, Spain
  • Contact Number: +34 966 92 88 35
  • Opening Hours: 9:00AM – 2:00PM (Monday – Friday); Closed on Weekends
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