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The city resort of Torrevieja is situated on the beloved Costa Blanca, in southeast Spain, where the sun kisses the golden shores on more than 300 days a year. Mild winters and hot summers lure visitors to Torrevieja throughout the year. They come for the sunshine but they come back again and again for the soft sands, family parks, great restaurants and lively nightlife.
Originally a place to mine salt and harvest the seas, holidaymakers can visit the salt lakes of Torrevieja before retreating back to the city, where local fishermen continue to haul in a fresh catch ready for supper. Bird watchers love the salt lakes (Las Salinas), especially when flocks of long-legged flamingos turn parts of the already colourful vista bubble-gum pink.
Golf lovers also book Torrevieja holidays as the area is home to lots of expertly planned and manicured greens and fairways. The mild year-round climate of Torrevieja means no month is out of bounds when it comes to golfing breaks.
However, it is mostly families, groups and couples who snap up great-value package holidays to Torrevieja. So why not join them? For a fun break by the sea, Torrevieja never disappoints.
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Find out what you can expect of the weather with our guide to when to go to Torrevieja…
This sunny stretch of southern Spain enjoys long hot summers, with temperatures reaching peaks of 30-32C in August, and warm spring and autumn seasons; it’s not unusual to experience 25C-heat even in May and October, though some rain is likely during the autumn months. Winters are mild (16C is the daytime average) with a little rain to be expected.
Torrevieja puts on a stellar line-up of annual events and festivals. Here are just a few of the best…
Carnaval; February/March: Dates differ each year for this pre-Lent fiesta, when the streets of Torrevieja fill with brightly dressed locals who never need an excuse to throw a good party. A wide variety of events for the entire family take place around carnival time.
Torrevieja International Habaneras and Polyphony Competition; July: For more than 60 years the people of Torrevieja have sang the Cuban melodies brought to these shores by local sailors. The best choirs from around the world gather to compete at this sweet-sounding occasion.
Belen; December: Belen, the Spanish form of Bethlehem, is the interpretation of the events of the nativity. In Torrevieja, it is told with moving figures and models, while stallholders bring a taste of the Middle East.
Whatever you want to do while you’re away, there’s something for everyone in Torrevieja…
Kids and teens: Youngsters have a whale of a time on the slides and rides of Aquopolis Torrevieja, a water park that is only open at the height of the summer season (June to September). If you want to make savings and beat the queues, book tickets before you go.
Relaxing: Slap on the mud at the salt lakes and wash off for super-soft skin before floating around on the pink waters.
Active types: There are plenty of water sports on offer on the sands of Torrevieja. Sailing schools, for example, are in abundance, so Torrevieja could be the perfect place to find your sea legs.
Shopping: Habanera Centro Comercial is the place to be to pick up Spanish fashion from the likes of Zara, Pull & Bear, Stradivarius, and Springfield. This open-air shopping centre in Torrevieja also features a cinema and a number of cafes and restaurants. A craft market is open every night in Torrevieja too, while the main weekly market takes place along Calle Salinero.
Nightlife: Once the sun disappears off the golden sands of Torrevieja the town is illuminated by neon. Theme bars, beach clubs and cool cafes welcome revellers by evening, before the nightclubs swing open their doors and get going later on. Foam parties and wild dancefloors do not slow down until the early hours (which sometimes means at dawn).