Street Map of Torrevieja
It is a fact that each year thousands of
people from Spain and abroad choose Torrevieja
area as their holiday location. Its wonderful sandy beaches, lovely
parks and a variety of hotels and camping sites not to mention the
shopping malls, theatres restaurants and bars make it a popular choice.
started life is an old fishing town, situated 25 miles from Alicante
and 60 miles south of Benidorm. The World Health Commission designated
it the healthiest area in Europe, as it is surrounded on three sides by
sea and two large salt lakes. The town itself has four golf courses,
five bowls clubs, two aqua parks, a marina and a prom several miles
long. Most important, there are no tourist hotels, hence
no lager louts. The area
has about ten days rain per year.
Fridays the town centre of Torrevieja is transformed
into a colourful market place with about 1,200 stalls.
Every week you can find an astounding array of bargains, genuine
Spanish handicrafts, leather jackets, gloves, bags, textiles and
caro"-too expensive, is the usual cry when bartering in Spain. This
time you've come away with a genuine leather handbag, but you were
close to buying gloves instead.
you will stop at the next stall, choosing from among hand-painted
pottery jars, beautifully decorated porcelain plates and tablecloths
embroidered with that dash of Spanish flair.
on a shelf you might spot the typical local made ornamental boats
coated with crystallised salt, with a wake made of tiny painted shells.
by there, is a stall displaying silver jewellery, leather bracelets and
all kinds of costume jewellery.
cries of the stall holders mingle with the bids of the enthusiastic
bargain hunters. The sun sparkles through
the palm leaves as the sea air sweeps in over the market place. "Si,
si, senor. Bueno!"
has around 85,000 permanent inhabitants.
This figure increases in the peak months of summer to over 600,000.
town is Spain at its most genuine. Small
alleys, proud portals, louvered windows, shops that lie cheek by jowel,
August there is a "Habaneras" contest of traditional folk songs.
displayed in the cool, permanent indoor market makes your mouth water. The stall holders show off their supplies of
delicious greens and fruit with lively gestures.
The fish is so fresh that it is still wriggling.
The mussels, oysters and "gambas"-large prawns are delicacies that
you will not be able to
resist unless you keep your eyes tightly shut.
The air is saturated with the aroma of fresh spices sold by weight.
all that you will perhaps find yourself back outside again walking
along the main palm lined street. The sun is
beating down, your throat is dry and your stomach empty.
You will just pop into a local restaurant for some "tapas" (a selection
of small Spanish dishes from a counter) and a glass of chilled local
wine. Or you may just grab
a "cocas" in a stand
up bar; "cocas" is a kind of pastry with vegetables and salted fish. The town has about 2,500 shops and restaurants
and offers an infinite variety of foreign cuisine.
You can have almost anything you like. French food, Austrian Vienna
Schnitzel, English home cooking, pasta, pizza, Dutch, Chinese and
Indian or even Argentinean specialities
The Beaches of Torrevieja
DE LOS LOCOS BEACH
the coastal road towards La Mata . It's well provided with bars &
restaurants. From here the promenade stretches 3 kms into the town
centre. Showers on the beach and is cleaned daily. "The Blue Monkey" operates on this beach plus also you can
Paraglide, Water Ski or take your thrills on the Banana!
DEL CURA BEACH.
far from the Los Locus beach going towards town. It is very popular
with a variety of bars, international restaurants, water sports, etc.
Off the main road .
has the international Marina with a blue flag. Bars and restaurants
surround it. Find this beach just off the main road going towards
DE LOS NAUFRAGOS BEACH
nice sandy beach just across the salt conveyor from previous beach.
DE LA MATA. BEACH
the north of town. A long beach with fine promenade. Some water sports
and a wide variety of bars and restaurants.
beach is situated approx 8 kms along the Cartagena road and is often
used by families when their other half is off playing golf at
One of Torrevieja's
claims to fame is it's football club or to be more accurate it's
amazing supporters - amazing in both their numbers and the passion they
show. Although only in the Tercera they have crowds that teams two
divisions above would be pleased with. The most amazing fact is that
perhaps as much as 75% of the spectators are expats.
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Spanish Sea Side Town of Torrevieja. On Fridays the town centre of
Torrevieja is transformed into a colourful market place with about
1,200 stalls. Every week you can find an astounding array of bargains,
genuine Spanish handicrafts, leather jackets, gloves, bags, textiles
and souvenirs."Muy caro"-too expensive, is the usual cry when bartering
in Spain. This time you've come away with a genuine leather handbag,
but you were close to buying gloves instead.Soon
you will stop at the
next stall, choosing from among hand-painted pottery jars, beautifully
decorated porcelain plates and tablecloths embroidered with that dash
of Spanish flair.There on a shelf you might spot the typical local made
ornamental boats coated with crystallised salt, with a wake made of
tiny painted shells.Close by there, is a stall displaying silver
jewellery, leather bracelets and all kinds of costume jewellery.
is also a marvellous range of Torreviejan appetisers, such as the
calamar de potera and grilled cuttlefish (sepia a la plancha), pulpo
ensangochao, anchovies in vinegar (boquerones en vinagre) and onion
The star appetiser
is dried octopus (pulpo seco), which is cooked over an open fire after
drying in the sun for several days, and is served with oil and lemon (a
must to try in the Bar El Pica) accompanied by a paloma (aniseed
liqueur, preferably Candela or Tenis, with water and ice).
Torrevieja's many attractions as a Mediterranean tourist centre, is its
superb gastronomy, which nowadays combines traditional dishes with new
cuisine, and which can be found in most of the town's restaurants.
forms the basis of traditional Torrevieja cooking, along with
vegetables from the nearby irrigated regions of the Segura river the
market garden of Europe, and meats, especially pork, which is still
made into delicious home made sausages and cold meats in areas around
outstanding typical dish of Torrevieja is the Caldero (fish stew) which
normally consists of tasty cuts of fish called names like:the hen (la
gallina), the cock (el gallo), soft roe (lecha), spider (ara�a), red
mullet (salmonetes) amongst others.
juice from these fish, which are cooked in garlic, �ora and tomato, is
used as a base for a delicious rice which is served alongside the stew.
Other dishes which are considered indigenous to the area are the huge
variety of fish and rice dishes such as arroz a banda, octopus (de
pulpo), tuna (de at�n), and most outstandingly, rice with peas
(p�soles) and fresh anchovy which is prepared with tender garlic and
Horse and carriage Parade in Torrevieja
The horse and carriage parade - one of the popular
events of the Torrevieja May Fair
Torrevieja Town Centre Water Fall
Los Locus Beach Torrevieja
La Zenia Beach Torrevieja
Playa del Cura Beach Torrevieja
Torrevieja Church and Square
A local Beach Bar at Torrevieja
This is Bar 103
Just behind Dialprix
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Bar 103 Torrevieja
Good English style food-Sunday roast lunches Live Daily Entertainment
We ourselves very often
venue as the food is very good, the view is "fantastic" and the service
is friendly & quick. Plus you also have the Live Entertainment
Sunday lunch is a must 1.00
Centre Comercial "
El Paraiso" (Behind Supermercado "Dialprix")
Torrevieja, Alicante. Tel: 96-670-7751
Open 9.30am until late email email@example.com
This Restaurante at Rocajuna Torrevieja is a
different to the average Chinese, as they have Live Entertainment
Saturday and Sunday Evening.
It is very refreshing to be able to sit down and enjoy
your meal while
listening to a local, very professional Spanish Artiste.
Plus, of course, after your meal there is enough space to dance away a
few of the extra pounds you have just added. In the summer
months, All is held in the large courtyard.
Reservations for Weddings, Birthdays, general
celebrations and large parties. Please Tel: 96-570-9614
| Urbanizaci�n Roc�o del Mar
03180 TORREVIEJA (Alicante)
Tel�fono 96 571 56 96
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The Spanish Town of Torrevieja,The Spanish Sea Side
Town of Torrevieja
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