Restaurants in Torrevieja
There are plenty of cafeterias and restaurants in Torrevieja and you can find any cuisine you like - Spanish, Indian, Chinese, etc.
Due to the cosmopolitan make up of the town, Torrevieja boasts a gastronomic range more fitting to a large capital city than an average
sized seaside resort. Many of the tapas bars in Torrevieja provide tapas and Caña for 1.5€. There are also some bars that follow a
tradition that Granada and Madrid are most famous of by offering you a small tapas when you order a beer or a glass of wine. Some
of the specialties in Torrevieja is Arroz, who is better known as Paella in other parts of Spain, and Sobresada which is a pate made
of pork, mashed potatoes and spices.
See our list of good restaurants in Torrevieja here...
Tapas bars in Torrevieja
There are plenty of tapas bars in Torrevieja and if you move away form the sea front you will find many excellent typical Spanish tapas bars.
Many tapas bars in Torrevieja offer tapas and caña for 1.5 €. Because of the large selection it can be hard to find good tapas bars in Torrevieja
. A good tip is to look where the Spaniards go.
See some recommended tapas bars in Torrevieja here...
There are not many hotels in Torrevieja centre. The majority of the hotels are located on the outskirts of torrevieja. A good place
to look for hotels in Torrevieja is hotels.com
There you can search among a lot of hotels at the same time and you can also book a hotel online. The prices are often lower than other
web sites. Visit them on www.hotels.com
There are many attractions in Torrevieja. The lovely Parque de las Naciones
in the centre is open all year round and is a great
place to take the kids. There is a huge outdoor market every Friday, and in the summer there is an evening market
and a funfair
near the port and the Paseo Marítimo. There is a long pier to walk out on and a lovely walkway alongside the beach that is buzzing most
times of the year. Aquapolis
, the water park, is open from June to September, and there is always the salt museum to visit all year
round. If you go in December, a must-see is the Belen
or nativity scene that appears every year in the church square and is
fascinating in its complexity and inventiveness.
Activities in Torrevieja
In Torrevieja there is always plenty to do. Bars, cafeterias, and restaurants abound and you can find any cuisine you like. Spanish,
Indian, Chinese, etc. Due to the cosmopolitan make up of the town Torrevieja boasts a gastronomic range more fitting to a large capital
city than an average sized seaside resort.
The nightlife goes on until 7 o’clock in the morning in the various bars and discotheques for those who want to dance the night away,
and for sun lovers, there are lots of beaches in the centre and nearby along the Orihuela Coasts. There are several gyms, which offer
holiday memberships, spas, pools, and Go Kart Centres. There is plenty of shopping, with Habaneras shopping Centre in the Centre of Town
and the soon to be finished huge new La Zenia Shopping Centre only a fifteen minute drive away. In Torrevieja, you will never be short
of things to occupy you.
Travelling and transportation in Torrevieja
Torrevieja Centre has a good and regular bus service to that will take you to all main surrounding towns and villages and also to nearby
big cities such as Alicante
etc. Taxis are easy to find and good
value and there are many local companies that do regular tours to surrounding places of local interest. Car hire is easy to find and very
reasonable but if you are looking to hire a car for the high season such as summer or Easter, early booking is advisable as prices rises
as availability falls.
in Spain normally have a religious connection and can last for several days. There are national
fiestas, which are celebrated throughout the country, and local
fiestas only celebrated in a particular city, town or village.
They are normally celebrated with processions, parades, fancy dress and a general party atmosphere through the streets.
The Carnival is celebrated in February (exact dates vary year to year), then there are the usual Easter fiestas, a local
fiesta in April, the May Fair in May, the Festival of Music in July and August. Also on the 12th of July
the patron Saint of Torrevieja, the Virgen del Carmen is celebrated. In August we also celebrate San Emigdio
and on the 9th of October the whole Valencian community celebrates el Día de la Comunidad Valenciana.
Add to those the “national” fiestas such as Christmas Day, New Year, Kings Day (Día de los Reyes)
on the 6th of January, Father’s Day (Día del Padre) on the 19th of March, Labour day on the 1st of
May, Spain’s National day on the 12th October, All Saints day on the 1st of November, Constitution
day on the 6th of December and the day of the Immaculate Conception on the 8th… plus a few others… and you can see
that whenever you decide to visit Torrevieja there is likely to be some kind of party going on !!
Shopping in Torrevieja
Shopping in Torrevieja Centre is varied and fun, with many different shops selling everything you could possibly want. There are large
hypermarkets such as Carrefour
, and many, many supermarkets such as Iceland
in the town and the surrounding places.
The Habaneras is a large Shopping Centre on the outskirts of the Town, with free parking and such shops as
Zara, C and A, Bookworld España, Druni, H&M
and many others, also DIY shops and Sports shops. The new huge La Zenia Boulevard is only 10 minutes drive away and
houses the largest Primark clothing store in Europe. There is an El Corte Inglés in Alicante, Cartagena
and Murcia, all less than an hours drive away, and you will find Ikea in Murcia only 45 minutes drive from Torrevieja.
There are also many street markets, the main street market taking place every Friday morning.
Read more about shopping in Torrevieja...
Spanish classes in Torrevieja
Whether you want to learn spanish from scratch or you want to improve your spanish, Torrevieja is a perfect choice. The advantage of
studying Spanish in Torrevieja is that you can practise your language in the spare time.
On basicspanishclasses.com you will find spanish classes in Torrevieja and many
other cities in Spain.
Moving to Torrevieja does not need to be a difficult process. Here you will find tips and advice about jobs, what you should do when
moving to Torrevieja and which obstacles you might meet.
Many have chosen living in Torrevieja because of the good climate. There is a large society of expats living on Torrevieja,
and there are plenty of businesses run by foreigners who specialize in serving the expats society in Torrevieja
The prices on properties in Torevieja attract many expats to buy a home in Torrevieja as a second home or as an investment.
The prices on properties in Torrevieja are often lower than for instance on Costa del Sol.