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Facts

Inhabitants 104000
Level above sea 7 meters
Nearest airport Murcia San Javier, Alicante
Distance to airport 25 km
Distance to beach 0 meters
Max. temperature 35 C
Min. temperature 12 C


Torrevieja


Torrevieja is situated on the Costa Blanca, approximately 40 minutes south of Alicante airport.

It isn’t a resort in the package holiday sense, there are only a few hotels and the area is much loved by the Spanish who flock here during the summer months for their holidays. The town is surrounded by excellent urbanisations, all with pools and beautiful gardens and the whole area enjoys fabulous beaches with fine sand and crystal clear waters.

Thousands of people from the north of Spain and northern Europe have set up home permanently in the town.

 The local people, are friendly and welcome both national and international tourism. English is widely spoken.





Beaches
All of the local beaches hold the European Blue Flag for ‘Clean Sea’ and excellent facilities. La Mata, Los Locos, El Cura, El Acequión and Los Náufragos together make up the beaches of the Torreviejan coast.

There are marvellous coves in the northern part, as well as the saline swimming pools, which can be found beside the Juan Aparicio promenade right in the centre of the town. 



The promenades and the fishing port are attractions in their own right for visitors to this part of the Southern Mediterranean.



Daytime Activities
During the day Torrevieja offers a range of leisure and entertainment areas.

Fantastic beaches and terraces along the promenade have numerous playgrounds and areas of interest for the little ones.

The aqua park (Aquópolis) is a popular destination during the summer months, catering across the board for all types of visitor.


Excursions


You can enjoy the local coastline from the sea by going on a trip on the Tabardo cruisers equipped with catamarans in which you can observe the sea bed.

Excursions to the island of Tabarca and trips all along the coast of southern Alicante are available.

Eco tourism


For lovers of ecological and environmental tourism, a visit to the lakes of La Mata and Torrevieja to enjoy a mudbath is recommended. The curative properties for a large number of rheumatic dermatological, heart and respiratory complaints are well known.

Torrevieja is also surrounded by two large natural saltwater lagoons, which form the well-known “Salterns of Torrevieja”.


Open Air Markets


Every Friday Torrevieja holds one of the largest open-air markets in Spain and sells all kinds of food, textiles, clothes and accessories. A smaller market can be found at La Florida on a Saturday. Street markets can be found every day of the week in different areas.

Shopping


The town has a good shopping area with lots of independently owned shops selling a variety of goods. An indoor market is open daily where you can buy fresh produce; fish, meat, fruit and vegetables.

Bars and Nightlife
Torrevieja has a variety of entertainment for the young and the young at heart. There are more than a hundred night bars. Most of these are concentrated in the El Baluarte area in La Punta. This area has become a major attraction for thousands of people from all over the world. 



A truly cosmopolitan variety of bars appealing to different tastes can be found. Try the Casablanca, Bésame Mucho, Pata Palo, Tía Roqueta, Tirachinas, Iris Pub, La Cantina or Correcaminos, you are sure to find the place that suits your taste.

The internationally renowned macro-discotheque Pachá, as well as the historic Look and KKO clubs are the obvious climax to the famous nocturnal pub-crawl (La Ruta Del Bakalao).

Dining out
Torrevieja has a wide variety of restaurants catering to all tastes. You can try traditional Spanish, German, English and Italian fare.

From fast food, right up to fine dining, there is a choice to suit your budget. Try the famous “Barlovento”. A traditional fish restaurant with seafood you can choose from the aquarium inside the restaurant.

Culture


The town square is very picturesque. At Christmas it hosts a magnificent Nativity scene, which covers a large proportion of the square.

Golf
The Costa Blanca offers a variety of golf courses. The three closest to the town are Villamartin, Las Ramblas and Campoamor. All three courses offer a different challenge. Villamartin, built in 1972, was the host for the European Tour 1994.

Countryside


The surrounding countryside has an abundance of orange and lemon groves. Distant mountain ranges with vines growing in the valleys, and ventas (roadside inn/restaurant) serving traditional fare at great value. All in all, an ideal holiday destination for the whole family, at any time of the year.

Climate


An ideal location for a summer or winter sun holiday with an average of 320 days sunshine each year. The area is regarded by the World Health Organisation as having the healthiest climate in Europe.



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Reviews for Torrevieja

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30 October, 2014

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Lovey day out.

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Did not visit any of any coasts except Torrevieja.
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22 October, 2014

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Good plenty to do

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Good beaches are very clean
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19 October, 2014

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Peaceful (in October), warm and welcoming.

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Great seafood, idyllic beaches.
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16 October, 2014

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got lost so many times , all the little roads look the same ,

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lovely coast , lots of beautiful beaches ,
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12 October, 2014

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Nothing spectacular - just a nice town with nice beaches.

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Nice.
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29 September, 2014

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Nice place to visit

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La mata's beach is excellent
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17 September, 2014

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for us ideal,very quiet, the big city torrevieja is to busy for us.

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nice
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02 September, 2014

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Plenty to do and see although gets really busy in August.

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Guardamar beach is fantastic .
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30 August, 2014

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I love Torrevieja, great holiday destination

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Beautiful
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27 August, 2014

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Wonderful place with something for everyone.

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Beautiful clean beaches
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20 August, 2014

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Fantastic, many atractions for children, very clean beaches, very clean water.

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Excellent
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04 August, 2014

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We like Torrevieja a lot.

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We like La Mata beach most.
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28 July, 2014

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We have been in Torrevieja for four times and we still discover new places in the town. We very glad to discover that there is more tapas restaurants . The town has a good busstation, and yoy can can go to a lot off big and small cities. And the new thing was that they now have a direct bus to the airport.

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we are very glad to stay at the Costa Blanca Coast it has wonderful beaches and wonderful wateractivities.
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16 July, 2014

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Torrevieja is a wonderful city that is welcoming to visitors!

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Costa Blanca is amazing, beautiful sandy beaches with clear water. There are tons of paths along the water for walks along the coast - splendid views and scenery!
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16 July, 2014

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Very relaxing

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Wonderful
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16 July, 2014

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Very nice, full of friendly people.

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Clean with transparent water
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11 July, 2014

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the City had nice Restaurants, Bars and Cafe's. the Beach was nice and clean.

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mostly clean and nice. It should have more Snack-Bars or similar around by.
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09 July, 2014

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Very nice people and fun to drive around!

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Clean home, lots of space and close to the beach.
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02 July, 2014

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Very nice with lovely atmosphere.

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Beautiful with very good infrastructure.
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25 June, 2014

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I love it ! I have stayed in Torrevieja a few times. Just found it a bit noisy throughout the night this.

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Lovely. Very good
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16 June, 2014

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I miss a compact center where you can find most of needed shops and restaurants only using your feets and not have to use tha car. Cartagena is an example of a much better organized city.

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Excellent beaches and access to dining, clean and tidy.
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16 April, 2014

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Has some lovely markets/shops/restaurants

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Beach is lovely - plenty of sun sea and sand for everyone!!
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28 March, 2014

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Adequate

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Adequate
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28 December, 2013

City review

Nice and pleasant with a lot of good areas to go for long walks, only issues were it was hard to find free parking and paid parking was very expensive for a full day

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very good healthy climate, with wonderful therapeutic mineral baths,
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25 October, 2013

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I love it as it has everything.

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the playa cura beach is fabulous.
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25 October, 2013

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Lovely city, buzzing atmosphere with plenty of lovely bars and restaurants.

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The beach was beautiful! Definitely a bonus with the apartment being over the road!
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16 September, 2013

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Very cosmopolitan, locals friendly and nothing too much trouble

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Beautiful beaches, cleaned every day
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06 September, 2013

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It was a city full of live!

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The Beach Playa del Cura was amazing and better than the other beaches in the neighbourhood
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13 August, 2013

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Замечательный город, великолепный климат

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У нас незабываемые впечатления о побережье . Пляжи великолепные, море теплое и чистое, ну а про климат можно говорить много и только лучшее.
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10 August, 2013

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Ideal for families. Area had a beautiful sandy beach, funfair, crazy golf, water park and go-karting.

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Clean and popular
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06 August, 2013

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Lovely promenade for daily exercise

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Surprisingly cheap compared to other resorts
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06 August, 2013

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Clean, Warm Loads of lovely restaurants and something for everyone no matter what age

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Fabulous markets
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12 July, 2013

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It was ok but we felt the town quite shabby, with a lot of unfinished building probably due to recession.

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Beeches we went to very clean and tidy.
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04 July, 2013

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NICE AREA. NO KISS ME QUICK. NO NOISEY JET SKIES. LOTS OF LOCAL SPANISH RESIDENTS. FRIENDLY. GOOD RESTAURANTS. STATIC MARKET & EVENING STREET MARKET. PLUS A LARGE AREA OF DIFFERING ENTERTAINMENT FEATURES (SPANISH DANCE/FOOD FAYRES) BOTH EXPENSIVE & AFFORDABLE SHOPS. GOOD QUANTITY OF SUPERMARKETS. 5 STAR TOURIST INFORMATION - SO HELPFUL (GOOD ENGLISH SPOKEN) THE PIC IS A 3 EURO LUNCHTIME SANDWICH SNACK !!!!!

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TORREVEJA - THE BEACHES - SOME MAN MADE (WELL ESTABLISHED) BAY AREAS. SAFE FOR CHILDREN, GOOD SNORKING. SANDY.
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27 June, 2013

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It is a nice area which has not been spoiled by commercial tourism.

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beautiful and clean
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19 June, 2013

City review

Almoradi has everything you need and as a base to travel around close to road links

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Guadamar beach was five star!!!! just great for small children
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17 June, 2013

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Nice village

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There are beautiful beaches.
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13 June, 2013

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We stayed outside of the main town and although the front and beach areas were nice the Town itself wasn't very nice.

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Coast was very nice
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11 June, 2013

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Simple resort town, quite a big one, with two big comfortable commercial centers, La Mata beach is large, even and clean, perfect for small children

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All the towns that we saw at North and South Costa Blanca are very well equipped for resort aims
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09 June, 2013

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Beautiful place. Great beach. Not too busy, not too quiet.

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Gorgeous part of Spain. Would recommend.
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07 June, 2013

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Lovely place. Beautiful beaches. Friendly locals.

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Would definitely visit again :-)
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06 June, 2013

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Really enjoyed our stay and would go back

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Lovely place.
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23 May, 2013

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Nice area, vast choice of restaurants bars and things to see

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Great beaches
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14 May, 2013

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Nice town

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Lovely beaches
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18 April, 2013

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We stayed in Orihuela Costa near Torrevieja

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Nice to walk and relax
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02 March, 2013

City review

Not easy to find the Tourist office but nice seafront & prom. Quite good for shopping & good Friday market.

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Not close enough for us weather a bit cold Torrevieja, La Mata nicer.
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25 February, 2013

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The city was bigger than expected, but nice and relaxed at the time we stayed (january/february). The climate was fine for wintertime, but be prepared for windy days (it's a windmill area) and bring warm clothes along.

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Beautiful coastline with a large promenade perfect for a long walk.
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23 September, 2012

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great place for relaxing holiday

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beautiful warm sunny
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09 September, 2012

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Excellent

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Excellent
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08 September, 2012

City review

The economic situation has influenced the restaurants and shops, lower prices but lower quality, mostly domestic foods and so on. Tapas restaurants are now rather few and poor in menues.

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We travelled by car every day about 15 km to Mil Palmeras, were there is a good playa. In Torrevieja is the sea water not the best since there are many families living in their boats in the closely situated marina. (We know, we have also been one of them!) In Torre Sur is no sandplayas, it´s rather rocky.
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06 September, 2012

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Very nice with your onw transport

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Beaches are all far away therefore you need a transport to get there a day coach trip top Benidourm is worth making
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28 August, 2012

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The villa was quiet a distance from Torrevieja on the outskirts of a fairly large town. The whole area on that coastline was beautiful and look forward to going back next year.

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Beautiful area
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27 August, 2012

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Pleasant city, many and nice shops. Nice lagoons, nature parks and interesting history (museum about salt production, sub-marine and more). A beautiful and long walk on the Eastern Breakwater.

Coast review

Well protected beach and sea, in our holiday time: very warm water.
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25 August, 2012

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21 August, 2012

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So much to do for all ages

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Beautiful coast with wonderful beaches
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16 July, 2012

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The city was verry nice ..

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Playa la mata and Playa de la cure was verry nice, clean and childern could good swim.
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15 July, 2012

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Torrevieja is a nice city. Not to big, nice harbour with a lot of restaurants by the sea! For the kids, great with the tivoli as well as the water-park!

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I like the coast with all the different beaches along the way from Alicante to Torrevieja.
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29 April, 2012

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Excellent beach and relaxed atmosphere, I would definitely return.

Coast review

We stayed near the beach most of the time, but found having a base with self catering facilities was a must as a family eating out everyday can get expensive while the local supermarket was excellent and reasonably priced.
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10 April, 2012

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loved the area,but so much dog mess on the streets,

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beautiful beaches
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08 February, 2012

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Lost of nice restaurants and shopping centres, the beaches are very nice and there is a fun fair near by. nice places for taking pictures.

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very nice and clean
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30 January, 2012

City review

Plenty to do both culturally and beach to relax.

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Many towns to visit with great beaches.
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30 January, 2012

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ok

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09 August, 2011

City review

Great town, lovely restaurants, very reasonable

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Beaches lovely
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02 August, 2011

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BEAUTIFUL CITY,REALLY CLEAN,FAB SHOPS,LOTS 2 SEE

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WE ALL REALLY LIKED costa blanca ,def 1 of the best places we have been 2,will def be back
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13 July, 2011

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Torrevieja maybe wasn't the best place for us, as a young couple - it was very quiet and relaxing which was nice but there weren't many shops around (food shops plenty) and it was mainly older people there. The beach was lovely and clean but maybe too quiet an area for us although do note we went out of season!

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The coast was lovely, the beach as said before was huge, really clean and quiet, many an afternoon was spent there!
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01 May, 2011

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Very busy and crowded

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Beautiful beaches
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