Torrevieja is situated about 50 kilometres south of Alicante. Originally it is a fishing and salt-mining village right between the sea and the salt lakes “Salinas”. As a result, Torrevieja has a microclimate that is enjoyed by about 80 thousand regular residents living there.
The salt lake offices moved from their lake location to the town at the beginning of the 19th century. Until that moment the town was nothing more than a single ancient guard tower. Back in those days, the salt was shipped mainly by Dutch and Swedish ships with little demand from other Spanish regions. This changed over the year, a quarter of the quantity is now sold on the national market. Because of that his industry still is one of importance at present times.
As with all cities on the Costa Blanca also Torrevieja has grown with the help of tourism. Many British, Germans and Scandinavians live here the entire year.
There is plenty to do in and around Torrevieja such as boat trips along the coast. Or a visit to the miniature steam train museum or one of the fairgrounds, as well as renting electric bikes. This In addition to a walk through the city centre or the port with its artificial dyke.
Torrevieja is located between the sea and the salt lake the CV-905 connects the town with the AP-7 motorway. The national N-332 runs parallel to the coastline and connects Torrevieja with the other coast towns around it. There are a number of buses that provide service to travel between Torrevieja and Alicante and Murcia for example.