This property has 1 Bedroom and 1 Bathroom and is located in Lago Jardin.
Alicante 35 minute drive
Murcia 30 minute drive
Set amongst the lagoons, on a great plain, Torrevieja is located, a destination of great importance. The current municipality grew next to a tower (Torre), the old one (la Vieja), which gave it its name along with some natural characteristics that have marked its history and its daily life. The area boasts some splendid beaches, with which it has developed its tourist capacity in combination with its seafaring and salt-making tradition. Today, also, the production of Salt, one of the main European producers, has a competitor in international recognition, the Cuban dances and its International contest, declared as being of International tourist interest, which celebrates in homage to the “Torrevejeneses” that traded with Cuba, colony from which they brought these melodies.
The marine tradition of the tourist town of Torrevieja, famous for its salt mines, can be seen in its nautical club and a modern sports port with over 1,500 areas to moor and installations in which one can learn how to sail, row and develop other nautical sports as well as rent crafts. Torrevieja has also an equestrian club in which braking-in, jumping and riding classes are taught with beautiful horses. A modern sports centre with Olympic tracks, tennis courts, gymnasium, soccer field, Olympic indoor pool in which swimming g classes are held. Other sports such as rhythmic gymnastics, handball and basketball, indoor soccer, judo, hockey, frontenis, cycling, hiking, chess... a complete list of sports is offered in Torrevieja.
Two enormous salt lakes covering more than 2,000 hectares are the characteristic trait of this tourist area. From north to south the coastline begins with the popular Mata beach with its fine sand and full range of facilities. Cervera cape is linked to Salaret point by a series of small, rocky coves, particularly those of El Mojón and Zorras followed by two of the most popular and lively beaches: Locos and Cura, both with fine sand, calm waters, a full range of facilities plus the constantly bustling promenade. The port houses the yacht club and a modern marina - where two diving centres, a sailing school and two charter companies operate - together with a small beach between the marina and the salt wharf. The southern end of the coast is marked by Náufragos beach. The sport alternatives in this area are completed by five nearby golf clubs.
The coastal character of the municipality makes the principal dishes of its gastronomy be based upon fish and products from the sea. Thus, "El Caldero", rice elaborated with fish stock, grilled seafood or sardines accompany rice with peas and anchovies, "el Sangochao de jibia" or "el Mojaorico de rajá".
The entire Costa Blanca region has a rich and distinguished history and many artefacts have been found dating back to the Neolithic Era. Lying as it does in an important strategic position on the Mediterranean coastline, the Costa Blanca has been invaded and occupied by various important civilizations including Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, Visigoths, Carthaginians and Moors. Each civilization has left its own identity on the region and each has resulted in significant cultural and religious consequences for the indigenous population. Perhaps the greatest influences on the region were caused during the Roman and Arab occupations, which both moulded the areas subsequent history.
A different kind of invasion occurred during the 20th Century - that of tourism, and this has probably resulted in the most rapid and dramatic changes in the Costa Blanca’s history so far. A huge amount of development has taken place and the economy of the region has undergone sweeping changes. Towns and villages which formerly relied on fishing, agriculture and salt production now rely almost entirely on tourism and related industries and many new jobs have been created, increasing the wealth of the region and its inhabitants.
The main attraction for holidaymakers (especially north Europeans) is of course the wonderful climate, with over 300 days of sunshine each year and very low rainfall, it is the perfect location for a relaxing summer holiday or a well earned winter break. Sunshine is virtually guaranteed from May to October so it is not necessary to confine visits to the popular months of July and August. In the months of December and January the Costa Blanca normally enjoys some beautiful sunny days, so it is a great place to take a break away from the dismal weather of the UK and other north European countries.
For many it may even be a mistake to visit during July and August as temperatures can soar into the 40’s and for some this is simply too hot. If visiting during these months make sure you bring plenty of high factor sun lotion for yourself and particularly for young children, if in doubt try to confine your visits to the cooler months. May and October are usually beautiful and sunny but without the uncomfortable high temperatures, June and September can also be very hot.
The Costa Blanca has some of the best beaches in Spain and they are usually very well cared for and safe, there are a large number of ‘blue flag’ beaches and these are normally cleaned every day and will often have life-guards on duty during the busy summer months. Some of the more popular beaches can get very busy during July and August but if you take some time to explore a little, you may find quiet and isolated beaches even during the high season.
Overall the Costa Blanca has much to offer holidaymakers and tourists of all types, fine beaches for sun lovers, ancient towns and cities for culture lovers and wonderful natural parks for nature lovers. Try a visit some time soon and enjoy a little of what the Costa Blanca has to offer.
The Costa Blanca and The World Health Organisation describes the climate of the Costa Blanca as being the best in the world. The summers are hot and the winters in are mild with many clear blue sunny days. The climate and weather is very healthy especially for people suffering from arthritis, asthma and rheumatic conditions.
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