The two large salt lakes, the lagoon of Torrevieja and La Mata form together an approximately 2,100 hectare of large nature reserve which 1994 was placed under protection and serves mainly for the salt winning and as a bird protected area. A newly designed and expanded bicycle path witch stretches altogether over five kilometers along a pine tree forest, reed areas, Eukalyptus trees, the vines of La Mata and the fresh water reservoir. You can also explore the area by horse and enjoy the pleasant quietness.
Torrevieja offers two large yacht habours the “Marina International” and “Real Club Nautico” with 1,500 landing places and a lot of different water spaorts activities. From the habour you can also board the Ferry for a trip to the island Tabarca.
The dock wall of Torrevieja is the longest accessible at the Mediterranean Sea and offers an entirely own view of the city. In the evenings you can stroll along the markets / flea markets at the Paseo Maritimo, Paseo de la Libertad or Paseo Vista Alegre or just take a plunge into the vast night life.
Blue Flag Beaches
Many of the beaches along the southern Costa Blanca and Costa Calida have held the European Blue Flag for their quality and clean seas for several years. With their fine sand and crystal clear waters, they are without doubt amongst the most frequented along the Mediterranean coast.
Peace and Quiet?
Beaches such as El Moncayo between Guardamar and La Mata which stretches as far as the eye can see and is so long that even in peak season, there are days when it can seem almost deserted. On the Orihuela Costa you´ll find many beaches often nestling alongside colourful marinas.
Or a Bit More Lively?
For those who like their beaches to be a bit more lively, visit Los Locos and Playa Cura in Torrevieja with their fine sand, calm waters, a full range of facilities and the benefit of a bustling seafront promenade. Whatever you prefer, you´ll find…
Restaurants and Bars
Gourmets will find a variety of international restaurants and bars so each day you can try different food. During the summer months you can enjoy some culture events like exhibitions and concerts in the old casino, the Parque de Nationes and in the Palacío de la Música.
In May the Feria de Mayo takes place one of the highlights within the festival calendar.
The weekly Friday market in Torrevieja is one of the most extensive and best visited at the southern Costa Blanca. Playa Flamenca and other areas arround Torrevieja offer weekly markets as well.Now in cabo roig there is a market every thursday
If you want to escape the vibrant Spanish market life then visit one of the museums or try one of the famouse Golf courses in Villamartin, Las Ramblas or Campoamor.Througe the excellent road network of the motorway AP7 and the coast road N-332 day trips to Murcia, Alicante and Cartagena are a great oportunety and trips to the airport in Alicante only take 45 min. and to San Javier airport only 25 min.
A Golfers Paradise…
Both the Costa Blanca and Costa Calida are a true golfers paradise. The year-round climate makes it ideal for a round of golf at any time.
Courses such as Villamartin although not a terribly long course, has personality and has been cleverly adapted to the terrain thanks to the designers keen imagination. The back-tees are for the best players only.
La Marquesa Golf
Golf for beginners and the Pro’
You will find many courses in the area, ranging from those that are easy and relaxing to play through to the tough and challenging for true professionals. Play golf at La Finca, La Manga, La Marquesa, Las Ramblas, Mosa Trajectum, Campoamor, Villamartin, La Serena, Lo Romero, Roda, La Torre, El Valle, Hacienda del alamo,La Manga, Mar menor and many more.