Torrevieja has fast become a favourite destination of tourists from Barcelona, Madrid and other European cities. From a quiet and laidback fishing town on the Costa Blanca, it is now an expanding resort famous for its blue sky and blue sea most days of the year.
Torrevieja has recently undergone the expansion of its marina and a makeover of its promenade to ensure safe seawater bathing. To add to the entire summer experience, restaurants and bars are open from lunchtime to serve tapas and snacks. Until the romantic hours of the evening, a la carte menus are available for appetites of all sizes.
Fun and merriment are signatures of Torrevieja culture. During spring and summer, a fun fair is held for friends and families alike. The Friday market is a must-see for the curious traveller in search of a little something to take home. The market has everything from designer clothes, shoes, bed linen and jewelry. Both locals and tourists trek down by the harbour to see the fishing fleet haul in the days catch. A few hours after the fish are brought in, they are ready to be sold in the market or even to the bystanders enjoying an afternoon at the beach.
With its fantastic beaches, fresh seafood and affordable accommodation, it is no mistaking that Torrevieja will find its way on to any travellers destination list.