Costa Blanca has beaches for everyone. Even for our best friends, the dogs. Find dog friendly beaches on this page. Dog friendly beaches are the heaven on earth for your friend but also for yourself. Let your dog enjoy the beaches, the sand and the water while he is on vacation with his owner. At the Costa Blanca there are several dog friendly beaches to let your dog run around.
dog friendly beaches
Tip. Relevant is that you don’t forget to bring a bottle of water and in addition a bowl. Due to Mediterranean sun your dog can easily overheat. Because not all the dog beaches have dog fountains . As result that your dog is being thirsty. So you can never be too safe at the salty Mediterranean sea.
Also as a dog keeper : “scoop your poop” and also use the rubbish bins. Spending time with your dog at the Costa Blanca dog friendly beaches is a great way to relax and also enjoy the beautiful beaches.
But most of all, enjoy the summer with your friend and first of all read our top 6 of dog friendly beaches.
Alicante’s dog friendly beaches : Aguamarga
From 15 June till 15 September the Aguamarga beach will have a dog friendly beaches. The beach will be an area full of amenities for dogs. This is really the best beach of all.
Dog friendly beaches Agua Amarga Alicante
A company will take over the service from the town hall. The councilor wants a beach first of all adapted for the animals . Where users with their four feet friend will be able at the same time to ask for a snack but also for a drink at the beach bar. As a result that the service will be first class and set finally the standard for other dog beaches on national level. At the beach bar the dog owners will be able to buy a new a lead or a life jacket for their furry company. Near the beach bar, there will be a space offering dog owners information on the dog related services such as shops and vets. At the beach there is post to tie their mascots safely and give water and food.
The dog friendly beaches will include hammocks with umbrellas, so the dogs can escape from the heat of the sun. Even elevated platforms for when the dogs want to take a break away from the hot sand. On the 250 squares meters of the dog beach there will be an area for the pets to do ” their business” . This place will be cleaned and disinfected daily. All dogs must have their passport with vaccinations. Seems like at Aguamarga Alicante there will be a beach, where dog owners will able to enjoy together with their pet a probably a perfect sunny and relax day.
lovely dog friendly beaches
Villajoyosa dog friendly beaches :Playa El Xarco
The beach of El Xarco at Villajoyosa is a very quit pebble beach. The beach can be windy. The access is only possible by car by Venta El Xarco on the main road.
Gandia, Playa Can. At Gandia the dog friendly zone is sandy and located at the end of the beach. On the beach dogs must be on leads. Except when the dogs are swimming in the clear water.
Santa Pola, Calas del Cuartel. This doggy beach is located by the Santa Pola light house. The dog beach is a small sandy beaches with a little bit of pebbles. At Santa Pola beach the pet owner is well come with maximum two dogs. Dogs who are dangerous must wear therefore a muzzle to avoid problems with other dogs.
Santa Pola is setting up a small car park near the beach for the dogs. The dogwalkers have called for proper parking facilities.
Denia The dog beach for Denia is the Playa de la Escollera Norte.
Elche, Playa El Pinet. This beach in Elche has sandy dunes and also pine trees. Same as at the beach of Santa Pola, there is a muzzle obligatory for the dogs who can be dangerous. At the doggy beach of Elche, due to the Spanish law, all dogs must have their passport with vaccinations.
In the future, in 2018 Calpe , Torrievieja and Beniisa are thinking of opening also their dog beaches. So that your dog can jump into the Mediterranean Sea.
El Campello, The best thing in Campello there are two dog beaches. First : Playa de Punta del Riu. At El Campello the dog friendly beach is located near by the dry river. Therefore the beach is a pebble beach. At the beach there are natural rock pools, but take care of the currents while your pet is swimming . Then Playa Barranc d’ aiges.
Altea Altea has a beach where the dogs are welcome. More specifically is the Playa Mar Y Monatana.
Torrevieja will have two temperaly dog beaches in june 2018. They will be located at the Cala del Moro and the Punta Margalla. After the elections of 2019 they will be definitive. The good thing is that the dogs and their owners can already enjoy the beaches and the sea at Torrevieja this summer.
But at last.
Finally at all beaches as an owner of a dog, you must clean up after your pets. Their fore the authorities give heavy fines to foul the beaches. By Spanish law, all dogs must be micro chipped. Your pet must be vaccinated yearly against rabies and your little darling need to have a pet passport. The authorities may demand to see “Max” or ” Lola” passport.
End of februari there is a “Perroton” at the Orihuela Costa .It consist of a walk accompagnied by the participants dogs . So it is a day out with the family and the pets. Various animal welfare associations will be presentThe event has also a charity side. Dogbag dispenders are also present. The community of Orihuela Costa is one with international residents and tourist. Animals are not a toy. So they deserve to be looked after.
Dog beach Orihuela Costa
Checklist before taking “Lola” or “Max” on vacation to the Costa Blanca dog friendly beaches.
European passport filled with completed schedule of vaccination certificate, the vaccination against rabies and possibly the health declaration.
Necklace with tube with vacation address and telephone number.
Bench: ideal to transport your pet but also usually required in your holiday.
Eat and drink bowls.
Can opener for food.
Dog poop bags.
Photo of your pet if he would run away.
A first aid kit.
Toys for your pet.
Dog friendly beaches : a success.
Since it was opened in June 2016 more than 100 dogs a day where registered. So Lola and max have been enjoying the beaches.
The city council said it has been an even more popular than they expected.Many pet holders have been coming regularly from all over the province. They prefer the beaches to others nearby where the dogs are allowed. The town hall checks daily the quality of the water the health controls of the pets , the identity of the dogs, the setting even the quality of the sand. The council have received many congratulations for their initiative. in addition the behavior of the dog owners and pets are excellent .
The Costa Blanca is a beautiful region and is situated halfway the Spanish coast. The Costa Blanca covers the provinces of Alicante and Murcia.
Often the tourist guides divide the Costa Blanca in North Costa Blanca and South Costa Blanca.The North region of the Costa Blanca is situated above Alicante, the south Costa Blanca beneath Alicante. The Costa Blanca has a coast of more than 220 kilometers, and there are more than 75 beautiful sand beaches.
Costa Blanca beaches
In the north of the Costa Blanca is located Valencia with the Costa del Azahar, in the south it ends with the urbanization of Orihuela Costa. The Costa Blanca has a mix of long white sandy beaches and rocky coves. The A-7 toll motorway and the old toll-free N-332 runs parallel with the beautiful coast.
The N-332 is a very nice road if you got the time, because it crosses many nice villages.
Costa Blanca means in Spanish: the White coast. some say that the name comes of the many white beaches, well-known by the tourist others say it comes from the blooming of the white flowers of the almonds. See also Guadelest Valley : the Almond harvest
Costa Blanca Almonds
The weather is the Costa Blanca is the all year round very good. There is sun 330 days a year. Even the World Health organisation has recognized it as one of the better climates is the world.
The Costa Blanca has the all year round very warm temperatures. The Costa Blanca is well-known by the expats who have problems with arthritis.
Even after a few days many of them already feel better.
In the summer July and August the weather can be a little bit too warm, but no so hot like in the South of Spain . But the climate is superb starting from September till June. No wet and cold weather like in the rest of West Europe.
The all year round the temperature are very good.
The all of the Costa Blanca is loved and famous for its tourism. The beaches and the superb climate are one of the attractive points.
In the middle of the last century , the most of the villages where little harbors. Then became the tourist and the large buildings like in Benidorm. Now more and more the development is restricted so the village can keep their authenticity
In the beginning of the new century the property has got a real boom. People from over all West Europe and Russia now live here . The most of them see a house in the Costa Blanca as their ultimate dream. Some are looking for a better life and work in the sun. Others are looking for a good place for their retirement and to enjoy the good life.
Alicante airport is an airport with a lot of flights coming from all over Europe, and is also good for domestic flight inside Spain to Madrid, Ibiza, Malaga…
Murcia has two airports one is specialized in low-cost flights to England and is called Murcia San javier Airport. The other is being build is called Murcia Cordova Airport. The airport of San Javier is near the Mar Menor.
The Costa Blanca is attractive place for the beach lovers, but also for the lover of culture, for the nature lover.
The North of the Costa Blanca is the region around Valencia . Valencia has wetlands which are well-known for the rice plantation and the nature.
More to the South are mountains with coves and cliffs and little, rural villages with narrow streets and nice restaurants to discover. There are many places you can visit and enjoy the real Spain. So the Costa Blanca has something for everyone .
But the major attraction is the blue Mediterranean Sea, with most of the white sandy beaches the Blue Flags. The Blue Flag is a international respected and is a recognized Eco label. Only the beaches and the marinas that meet strict criteria for the water quality, the environment education, safety and services are awarded with a Blue Flag.
Some of the tourist enjoy the beaches and the nightlife like in Benidorm. Everyone his own taste. Love it or hate it. The most important is that you enjoy it.
Like we love to go to Spain and we want to help the visitors of the website with practical advice what to do and see in the Costa Blanca.
One of the well-known places from the Costa Blanca are Valencia Calpe visit the page on our website. Benidorm Alicante Torrevieja Orihuela visit the page on our website Cartagena Murcia visit the page on our website
Valencia Valencia is Spain’s third largest city. Valencia is a city with cultural, with restaurants and bars, the city also has a vivid nightlife. Valencia has a fabulous futuristic building the ” ciudad de las artes y las Ciencas” : the town of Arts and Sciences of Santiago Calatrava. It is designed by the same architect who designed in Belgium the railway station of Liège.
Valencia Ciudad de las artes
Around Valencia there are wetlands and farmlands.This makes sure the city has a green stock of vegetables. The land has plenty of rice plantation , With which they are famous for the rice dishes like paella.
Benidorm Benidorm is the Costa Blanca tourist capital , some say that it is Florida of Europe.
Many people spend 6 month in the winter in Benidorm. Others choose Benidorm to spend the summer holiday. Benidorm is a city that you like or hate. Benidorm has changed the last 50 years from a little fishing village to a major tourist destination. Benidorm is well known for his beach front promenade and the two beaches, Poniente and Levante. There is in the middle of the promenade an old historic quarter. The old town center is nice to visit with the narrow old streets and the three plazas. From the old quarter there are very nice views of either side of the beaches and of course the Benidorm skyline. In Benidorm there is a huge selection of things to do. There is a theme park Terra Mitica, a waterpark Aqualandia and an animal park Terra Natura and Mundomar to visit. With or without kids , this are very nice places for active people. For the night birds who wants to party the night away,Benidorm offers an incredible choice of entertainment.
There are many type of restaurants , all kind of bars, cabaret shows Benidorm palace with topless dancers , flamenco shows. If you like gastronomy : the restaurants are of all nationalities, you named it, they got it. Spanish tapas, paella, Indian, French, Russian, Chinese, à la carte, ….and of course eggs , bacon a typical English breakfast Benidorm small harbor is beside the old town. In the Marina there are boats who bring the Tourist to Benidorm Island and to the island of Tabarca. If that is not enough every Wednesday and Sunday mornings there is a large market. A nice indoor shopping all with a bowling is the ” la Marina “where they got the most brands of fashion, leisure and a lot of restaurants. A suggestion for a nice day trip: take the tram north to Altea, Gata de Gorgos and Denia. To the south the tram goes to Villajoyosa and Alicante Outside the city are a few Golf Courses : Sierra Cortina Golf Course, Las Rejas Golf Course and Villaitana Wellness Golf. Or spend your days relaxing on the beach, nipping a cocktail in the beach bars and enjoying the Mediterranean Sea
One of the lovely villages in the Costa Blanca is the village of Guadalest. Crowds are coming with coaches from all over the Costa Blanca. But get there early by car and the village and the waterfalls are yours. One of the attractive points of Guadalest, are the waterfalls of Guadalest. Or come when the last bus is away. In the middle of nature you can enjoy the refreshing water.
The little village of Guadalest is situated in the middle of Almonds trees. From the village you have a panoramic view overlooking the mountains, down in the valley up to the Mediterranean Sea. At the other side you can see a reservoir of water with an amazing turquoise color.
In the village of Guadalest there is an Old Castle The old castle perched on a rock can be reached by a nice walk through a lovely old house.
Beside the castle there is a funny museum with 20 000 of salt and pepper pots :” Museo de Saleros y Pimenteros”.
The almond harvest. The Guadalest valley was always famous for the almonds trees. Much of the harvest is going to the producers of nougat or turron. The year 2015 almond harvest is the double of last year. The almond is a very healthy product. The nut is now branded a super food by many health food workers like dietitians and doctors. Many Fitness magazines for women and men, are promoting the almond and other nuts. They are high in protein, vitamin E, fiber. Almonds are good for the skin, import for the digestive and good for your heart. Yearly a total of 2000 tonnes is collected in the region of Alicante. Thanks to the rain in the autumn of 2014 and the spring 2015 the almonds flourished. The farmers are also aware of the hype around the “new super food” so they planted thousands of new trees. The farmers can expect to collect nearly 8 euro for a kilo of shelled nuts compared with only 5 euro last year thanks to the high valued of the almond in the health food market. And the demand will increase further in the future. During the harvest, the farmers spread nets under the trees. Then the healthy nuts are beaten down from the almond trees. Then the nuts are collected from the nets spread out on the ground.
Costa Blanca Guadalest Almonds
Alicante is the capital of the Costa Blanca with a population of 300 000. In Spain the city is also called Alacant.
Most people arrive in Alicante by the airport. The airport of Alicante is the most important of the region.The others airports in the Costa Blanca are Murcia airport San Javier, Valencia airport and in the future Corvera Murcia Airport Alicante is the gateway to the region of the Costa Blanca.
The airport of Alicante is called El Altet, and has offers a large selection of European flights and domestic flights. From the airport there is a regular cheap bus service to Alicante city and to Torrevieja. More expensive are the taxi’s but they are a faster way to get to your destination.
Alicante is mostly the place where the holiday start and where most tourists drive further to their holiday place.
The city of Alicante has an important harbor. Like every city in Spain it has many beautiful beaches, nice restaurants, cozy bars, many pubs, attractive museums, large parks, old monuments silence witness of the past and hotels in all different prices.
Torrevieja Torrevieja is a 30 miles or 50 km drive from Alicante. Torrevieja is very popular by thousands of Europeans. The village of Torrevieja is still a salt mining and fishing village. Torre Vieja means Old Tower. Torrevieja is located between the sea and two larges salt lakes , in Spanish : Las Salinas. This location gives the town a special charm and climate. The salt lakes are a natural habitat for protected birds. One of the most popular birds are the Flamingo’s. The salt industry provides winter road salt for Western Europe and results in white mountains off salt near the lake. Torrevieja has a large boulevard along the coast with restaurants, bars and shops. Most fish restaurants are situated in the harbor. There is a large choice of tapa’s bar, little shops and restaurants. The fish on your plate comes directly from the fishing boats . So try the mix of fried fish mix or fritura de pescado. Torrevieja has a very large Friday street market with fruits, vegetables, which is very popular among the many tourists and the local Spanish people.
Above of Torrevieja is the village of Guardamar del Segura. Beneath Torrevieja to the south is Orihuela Costa with Playa Flamenca, La Zenia, Cabo Roig, Campoamor and Mill Palmeras.
Orihuela Orihuela city is located a 30 km from the sea nearby the Sierra de Orihuela. Orihuela is a very typical Spanish town, where the locals work, live and play. The city of Orihuela stretches all the way between orange and lemon trees and plantation of artichoke down to the coast. At the coast is Orihuela Costa, and became very popular the latest years by the tourists. The Orihuela Costa has sandy beaches but also very nice rocky coves. There is a small but very nice promenade from Playa Flamenca to Mill Palmeras.
In the past, many West- and North Europeans bought a Second home in Spain. Indeed, it has become very popular.
Spain is very attractive.
The country has a warm healthy climate.
Furthermore, the local authorities have made great efforts to attract numbers of foreign residents and tourist. At the present, Spanish government derives more of its income from tourist than any other country in Europe.
A second home in Spain
In short, the European interest rates are low. So now is the time to buy a property in Spain. There is a very large selection of property to buy. To sum up : villas, townhouses, quarter houses, new apartments and old finca’s ( farmhouse).
Real estate agents
Besides, there are many real estate agents in Spain. Before buying, your adventure starts with a good company . First, many people rent a property in the area. After all, you are buying a property and it pays to search out a good company who will care for your requirements. Before, you buy in Spain you can use our website to look at the different areas from the Costa Blanca. Perhaps then consider visiting your favorites before deciding where to buy.
So you can compare price, the project, the agency. There are many new projects with higher prices. But there are still bargain to do with bank- repossession. In the past, there where the large building company’s who suffered most from the crises begin the millennium
The location is also important. Nearby the Mediterranean Sea and a local airport.
The Costa Blanca is very popular
At the Costa Blanca there are several airports. First , the airports of Alicante El Altet is very popular. Then , you can also fly to the airport of Valencia. Next, The airport of San Javier- Murcia.
One of the mean reasons for the West European buyers is that a second place at their own coast at their homeland is very expensive. Sometimes the cost of buying a second home in West Europa is the double of the sunny Spanish coast. Another reason is that the interest of the savings in f.e. Belgium in the bank are very poor.
Buying a second home in Spain
Now ( 2017) the Spanish economic crisis seems to have a turning point. The buyers or investors in Spanish estate return to Spain.
The market for second homes was totally collapsed by the financial crisis at 2010.
The prices of the Spanish properties plummeted with 40 % and there was an oversupply of the real estate.
Now, many return to the Spanish real estate. The British are still 15 % of the buyers, followed by the French ( 10%), the Russians ( 9 % ) , the Germans ( nearly 8 %) and the Belgians ( 7,5% ). There is a rise of nearly 80 % more international buyers in the same period a year earlier.
Indeed, for many European a second home in Spain is profit in many areas: low purchase price, enjoying the Spanish sun, or a rent with a serious capital interest.
South Costa Blanca
There is a recovery in the region. And is is growing fast. There are new projects at the Orihuela Costa , Guardamar, Pilar de Horadada and around Torrevieja. Despite a slow down by Britons ( Brexit ) . So , the Norwegians, Swedish, Belgians and Russians are taking their place.
The Spanish property market is flooded with nice homes and apartments offered for sale.
All there is to be added that the villas and apartments with a unique location (seaside, not far from the airport, …) with a price reduction .
Buy Real estate abroad is not so evident.
It is therefore important to inform you well in advance about all possible aspects associated with a property purchase in Spain. Check also our page to buy a property in Spain
A few tips for buying a second home .
A second home Budget
Visit thehouse or apartment that becomes your second home.
Do not buy blind on the internet.
There are a lot of cheap flights to visit the Estates. Go visit them , enjoy the environment, look if the neighborhood is all right. Visit the home at least twice before you make a decision.
Talk to your neighbors about the area. is it good to live ? Ask for the community charges. Take as many photos to take to your hotel or apartment. And look again easy after a night sleep.
If you are unsure about a property, take photos and draw sketches to take home with you.
Set a budget.
Set your budget limit and stick to it even if you see your dream house. Check outstanding debts on the property before you sign.
Make sure that everything is legal at your Second home .
That the property is not a part of a ghost complex. We means where there is nobody living or that the contractor is bankrupt.
Make sure that at all the utilities are connected.
In particular the gas , electricity or water. Water and Electricity supply companies must be requested for evidence that supplies are connected to the property. and if not ask for the cost to supply the electric or water.
To avoidunpleasant surprises it is better to take by an expert inthe Spanish property market.
You can find theseexpertsbothin your country andin Spain, for example,an attorney, tax advisoryorasset manager.
A home in the Mediterranean sun is a dream of many European. In fact, there are many affordable apartment and houses. In particular, second hand apartment are still at 50.000 €, houses 120.000.
The most famous Torrevieja Water park is Aquopolis but there are also 3 other water parks in the nearby region of Torrevieja. The other 3 water parks are a bit smaller but still worth a visit when you don’t want to stay a day at the beach. Two of the water parks are located in Torrevieja and one is located in the nearby municipality of Quesada. Keep in mind Aquopolis is the biggest one in Torrevieja but also the most expensive one. So if you just want to enjoy a nice swimming pool with the kids you might want to consider the smaller ones.
Torrevieja Water park =Aquapark Flamingo
Aquapark Flamingo is smaller than Aquopolis but is definitely worth a visit. It is good value for money. Cheaper than Aquapolis. Indeed,it is very interesting when visiting with young children who don’t like the big slides. Furthermore, there are free sun beds for when you want to rest for moment of all that water fun. Bringing your own food is not allowed. Unfortunately.
Good to known, children beneath the age of 4 get free entrance Then , children ages 4-12 entrance is : 12 euro. Adults €14 euro.
Torrevieja Water park= Rojales Water Park Quesada.
First, Rojales is bigger than the Flamingo water park, but still smaller than Aquapolis. Then, it has an area of 21,000 m². and doesn’t get as busy as Aquapolis in Torrevieja.
Next, it’s especially ideal to go with kids there is good variety of types of slides and has a large swimming pool. The water park had 4 gentle slides, 3 children pools, 2 kamikaze slide and 1 large swimming pool. The sun beds are free. In peak season they offer cheaper tickets around 3pm till 7pm. Parking is free.
Rojales Water Park Quesada Opening Hours
10.30 am till 7pm From June till half September
Price range: Children beneath the age of 4 get free entrance. Ages 4-12 €14 Adults € 16
Adress C/ del Norte, s/n. Ciudad Quesada. 03170 ROJALES Tel. 96 671 86 12
Torrevieja Water park = Aquopolis
Also called Torrevieja Water park. This Torrevieja water park is the second biggest water park the Costa Blanca. Indeed, the largest is still the one in Benidorm.
The best, it offers a range of attractions for every age.
In total the Aquapark has about 15 attractions. To sum up : Jacuzzi, Paradise, Speed, Kamikaze, Zig Zag, Zig Zag Mini, Speed Race Speed Race Mini, Rapids, Black Hole, Boomerang, Waves Beach, Blue Lagoon , Zip Line, Waterfall, Mini Park and Amazon River.
While, every attraction has a sign in front of it . So you can see how intense the ride is . More specifacilly, three categories: high, moderate and children.
If you want to take a romantic picture you should definitely take one under the waterfall, so you have an amazing memory of the water park.
When we visited the park lots of Spanish people were bringing their own food and drinks with them not that they are expensive, but it’s good to know.
A disadvantage about the park in my opinion is: you have to pay extra for a laying chair or a big inflatable tube for two to go on the attraction.
Aquopolis aquapark Torrevieja Opening Hours:
Summer: Open from the 3rd of June to the 8th of September From Monday-Sunday 11:00-6:00
How to get to Aquopolis aquapark Torrevieja
First, from Alicante on the National 332 exit at the shopping centre, change direction at the roundabout, the Park is on the left-hand side.
Then, from Alicante on the AP7 Motorway direction Cartagena, exit 745 Torrevieja Norte, CV908 turn left at the Centro Comerciales de Torrevieja Roundabout and the Park is on the left-hand side.
Next, from Cartagena on the N332 exit on the Parque de las Naciones Service Road, second exit to Av. Delfina Viudes, the Park is on the left-hand side.
At last, from Cartagena on the AP7 Motorway direction Alicante, exit 758 Torrevieja Sur, CV95 until connecting with the N332 direction Alicante, exit on the Parque de las Naciones Service Road, second exit to Av. Delfina Viudes, the Park is on the left-hand side.
Adults (+ 1,40 m)
Child (from 0,90 to 1,40 m)
O.A.P. (+ 65 years)
Map of the Waterpark
Torrevieja Water park
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Adress Urbanización Casa Grande II Torrevieja Alicante, Alicante , Benidorm 03183
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Don’t forget to protect your self against the sun!
Use sunscreen with protection factor suitable to your skin.
Do not spend too much time in the sun. Protect your head with hats.
Drink water regularly
Avoid alcohol and heavy meals.
Resting after eating before going on the water slides.
First, Torrevieja is one of the biggest tourist city’s of the Costa Blanca. It is located in the province of Alicante. From the city of Alicante it is a 50 kilometers drive. With a population in the region of 107 000 Torrevieja is for most of tourists, one of the place where the love with Spain began.
Because, Torrevieja is not only the town but greater Torrevieja include also La Mata.
In the past, the city was a small salt mining and fishing city. This side industry of salt, was harvesting from the salt lakes nearby. The salt manufacture was an important industry. This industry was the employer of many citizens. The salt was produced in the two salt lagoons, nearby Torrevieja. Nearby, there are two salt lakes where you can often see flamingos.
The city stays famous for it salt. Now, it has grown to a full size city with its own shopping center and cinemas. The city is a major tourist spot among the Costa Blanca.
Indeed, the climate is a typical Mediterranean climate. Its has a wonderful climate with more than 300 days of sun. This climate got in the summer temperature of average 25 degrees and in the winter average 12 degrees.
The half of the 100 000 habitats are if foreigner nationalities.In brief, most of them are Scandinavians, Belgium, English or Russian. As a result, the center of the city is a cosmopolitan meeting point. The town has developed into a multi cultural city. A city with many nationalities calling it their “place under the sun”.
What to do ?
While, the city is surrounded by golf courses it is very popular by British people. Close to Torrevieja are also the golf courses of Orihuela Costa.
The sea front includes a nice Marina and next to it a very nice long promenade. This promenade is popular with locals and tourist. Each evening , nearby the Torrievieja beach promenade and the Casino there are market stalls. You gave a great choice at the market from the local craftsmanship. Anything what the craftsman think than can interest a tourist.
The sea promenade is called the Paseo. This walk in front of the seashore is approximately 1,50 km long. Sure it is beautiful at night. One of this excursions from the Marina is to the island of Tabarca. This beautiful snorkeling paradise is only a half hour from the coast. There are every day leaving from the harbor.
Another nice thing to do is a museum.But not an ordinary museum but a floating museum. The floating Museum is the “Albatros III . In the past , this Submarine was guarding the waters outside Torrevieja. It is an unusual museum. The entrance is 2 €. So it is nice to take the children to this historical Memorabilia.
Thus, it’s a very vivid town. Many tourists have decide to become a resident and so are staying the whole year. On the other side you have tourists who only come in the holiday’s or rent their holiday homes.
As a result, Torrevieja is quite a busy town with a lot of traffic in the summer season. There are thousand bars and restaurants to choose from.
The town infrastructure is all that you want hostels , hotels, apartments… There is also an Olympic sized swimming pool.
First, the main beach of Torrevieja (Playa del cura) is a small beach. But the beach is accessible for wheel chairs. See below. In summer season, the beach is very busy. But ,Torrevieja has a 20 km long coastline. North of the city, you can find the longest beach with many beautiful dunes. The water is crystal clear and the beaches are often visited by the many families with children. In the south of Torrevieja, we find lovely beaches and “Calas”. Indeed, much rougher but the blue water invites you to swim and to snorkel. The beaches have a Blue Flag the award for cleanliness.
Blue Flag beaches
The promenade along the seafront in the city is popular by locals and the many tourists. The paseo gives you marvelous views on the Mediterranean Sea , the large fishing fleet and of course the harbor .
Due perhaps to the many lovely bars, restaurants and little shops . Furthermore, the sea boulevard is surrounded by palm trees. A direct holiday feeling .
If you are a beach-lover, you have to go to the north of city . There you can discover the quieter splendid beach of La Mata. The sandy beaches are beautiful. But behind them, there is also a very nice nature reserve. In the reserve are different species of birds and waders. The beaches have all beautiful names: Los Locos, Los Naufragos, La Mata , Playa Acequion, Playa del Cura. Of course all beaches have his own character. There is also a wide choice of sports available such as golf, football, tennis, yoga, gyms…
The town has been also promoting water sport activities. The trees marinas offer a large choice of nautical experiences. To sum up : sailing, canoeing,cable ski, jet ski , Banana’s, pedalo’s , parasailing and fly boarding. But also boat excursions.
In fact, the town has an ideal climate for the water sport. So they can be practiced all year round.
Torrevieja mobility friendly beaches.
The first mobility friendly walkway was installed at the end of 2016. This will facilitate the access to the sea for wheelchairs users. In the future additional facilitates will be installed. Such as a special adapted shower and also platforms. This platforms with areas of shade so users can escape from the heath of the sun.
Torrevieja friendly beaches
The beach with the mobility friendly walkways is the “Playa del Cura”. This structure is not permanent and as stipulated in the Coast law of the Costa Blanca, can be dismantled. This can be the case with sever storms, like the one at the end of december 2016. This initiative is making the beaches in Torrevieja accessible for every one. Also older people with reduced mobility. A good initiative.
All those facility are already installed in Mil Palmeras a nearby town.
As a result from the many tourists, there are some Camping’s near and around Torrevieja. Some are perfect for motor homes. If you are coming to the Costa Blanca see also our page : motorhome at the Costa Blanca.
“Camping Florantiles” is about 268 pitches big. The camping has its own swimming pool and super market. Each place is around 90 m2 and has electricity. The Address of the camping is CV-95, 95, 03186 Torrevieja, Alicante, Spain.
Camping La Campana , Ctra Torrevieja N 332 Alicante Cartagena a 4;5 km
Camping Mare Nostrum Ctra Guardamar Guardamar del Segura n 332 Alicante – Torrevieja
Camping Marjal Crta Guardamar N 332 Alicante Guardamar .
Torrevieja La Mata nature park.
La Mata is a nature park in Torrevieja in one of the two salt lagoons. click here to read more about la Mata. Now, these lagoons attract a wild variety of birds. Such as flamingo’s and herons.
But also a nice quieter suburb of the city. You can find the museum of Sea and Salt on the sea front. This museum shows the history of Torrevieja and his salt industry throughout the ages.
Torrevieja celebrates many festivals and holy days. Most of them are with very beautiful parades and events .
On the programme a large selection of music, ballet, theater and opera. For instance, the “Nutcracker of Tchaikosky” with the classical Ballet of St.Petersburg.
But also a balletshow ” El Amor Brujo by Victor Ullate. It is a part of the Spanish culture, so enjoy it.
In the present, march 2018 the virgin del Carmen culture center from Torrevieja will act as a box office . And this, every Wednesday from 11:00 till 14:00.
So, it will be easier to purchase tickets. But tickets are still available in the auditorium two hours before the spectacle. For more information about the programme of the auditorium you can find more details on their website.
Ruta de las Tapas or Tapas Route
Each year in April and October the city celebrates the route of the tapas, small dishes :” Ruta de las Tapas “. It is good is held twice a year.
Of course it was inspired by the business and restaurants associations. But is became a success by residents and tourist. Sample the best of Torrevieja’s tapas! During this dates you will able to try in many restaurants and bars a homemade tapas. Enjoy a walking /eating tour of the city center. A homemade tapa and drink is for you for 2:00 euro. Some bars presents a Gourmet Tapa and drink at the price of 2:50 euro. There are nearly 50 establishments offering a selection of nearly 200 different tapas. A free map of the participating bars and restaurants is available. It is a nice way to discover Torrevieja in a relax atmosphere. It remains fun and cheap way to sped an evening or afternoon walking the center. With the change to discover some of Torrevieja’s hidden bars and restaurants. There is also a “Tapas Route card” with official stamps.
How to get to Torrevieja ?
First, the nearest airports are Murcia / San Javier ( 72 km ) and Alicante Airport ( 50 km ) Then, there are several buses from the airport of Alicante to Torrevieja. The bus stop is just outside the terminal. The ticket price is 7 € available by the driver. The buses leave nearly every hour. Next, there also buses from Murcia Airport to the city. In spite of the bus the line is not direct. The first change to Torrevieja is in the central station of Murcia. Therefore, it is better to rent a car, a taxi ( 60 €) or a private shuttle to Torrevieja. Indeed, if you want to see the surrounding regions, it is better to rent a car. Book in advance on the internet, but inform yourself about all the options and prices.
In Spain, most shops are open from 9.00 to 13.00 and from 16.00 to 21.00. Due to the heath in the summer season. Nevertheless, in the large shopping malls like “Habaneras” and supermarkets like Carrefour are open all day.
Now, there is a large choice of restaurants and bars. So,calling the 300 restaurants by name is impossible. Some are specialists in fish and seafood. While others in meat and rice. As you can see, the restaurants are from over the all world. The tasty cuisine that can be found are Asian, American, Spanish, French or Belgian. but also Italian, British, Scandinavian or Russians. Some of them are excellent. In the future we will try to put more details of the restaurants on Yourspain.
A new Location Torrevieja most busy Friday street market is going to move to his new location before Easter. Stall holders have already been visit the new location. They know exactly where and how to sit up their stalls. The new location is the “Antanio Soria” park. Close to the sport facilities of the city. Nearby the public transport with the C line .There will also be a taxi parking at the market site. There will be enoug parking place for the shoppers but also for the stall holders.
There will be improvements. For instance, to the security with the pick pockets. Indeed , there will be a permanent police present at the market place.£And the police will be helped by volunteers from the civil protection. The location has rooms for 630 stalls and is 5 000 m2 large.
So this will be the end, for the problems for the residents on the old location with a market on their front door .
In the past the municipal swimming pool was closed. Improvements have been made for important health and environment legistation. A better heating systeem is also installed. Now the pool is open the all week. Openinghours. Saturday and Sunday open from 8:00 till 14:00. On Monday it is open from 15:00 till 21:30. Next, on Tuesday to Friday from 8:15 till 21:30.
You can find 20 hotels in different classes of prices. Or perhaps find a holiday home to rent.
In addition, autobuses are driven by Costa Azul and are running from the main bus station in the city. The bus station is situated at the Avenida de Habaneras in Torrevieja.