Costa Blanca is bigger than you may think… With a coastline of over 200 km, which is the equivalent of Birmingham to Leeds, there are a lot of areas to choose from!
Costa Blanca, also known as the ‘White Coast’, is full of great entertaining towns and coastal areas that offer many benefits, from restaurants, championship golf courses to stunning beaches. The destination has been popular with UK buyers and holiday makers since our love affair with Spain started in the 1950’s. And with a population of around 1.9 million and 30% of those being expats, it’s no surprise more people are choosing to pursue the well known, desirable areas that include Denia, Calpe, Guardamar del Segura and today’s focus, living in Torrevieja!
Introducing: Torrevieja, the city on the seaside
If you don’t know much about the lively city of Torrevieja, you are missing out! The city is situated in Spain’s southeastern Alicante province and is traditionally known for its salt mining thanks to the two large salt lakes within its boundaries.
The year-round resort has an average of 320 days sunshine each year, which makes it the perfect destination for a holiday home with guaranteed sun and blue skies! Residents can enjoy the Mediterranean lifestyle within the healthiest climate in Europe, as regarded by the World Health Organisation! This is due to its dry microclimate that provides noticeable benefits to sufferers of rheumatism/arthritis/asthma and heart-related problems. Learn more about the health benefits of living in Spain.
Hotspots in Torrevieja
It’s difficult to highlight all of the benefits of living in Torrevieja, but we’ll try to pick out a few of the best!
A combination of the exquisite cuisine, friendly restaurants across the promenade, regular street markets and vast amount of independent bars, makes the town a highly social place to be. The unique selection of Spanish foods means you can try somewhere new every day, including freshly caught seafood, Mediterranean dishes and traditional tapas treats!
Leisure and activities
If you’re looking for something relaxing to do, why not explore the many beautiful beaches such as Playa de la Zenia? The white beaches are surrounded by cafes, so you can grab a cool drink, stroll on the promenade and enjoy the sun. For those more adventurous, there is a variety of water sports to have a go at! From jet skiing to parasailing and flyboarding, there are plenty of activities to keep you and your (grand)children entertained! For more information on Costa Blanca’s stunning beaches, read our article here >>.
The Museum of Sea and Salt (Museo del Mar y de la Sal) explores the history of the salt lakes through exhibits and model ships. The quaint museum offers free entry, however, we’d recommend having someone in your party who has fluency in written Spanish before you visit.
For something a little different, the Cultural Society Casino of Torrevieja which sits in the heart of the town is a spectacular building to visit and enjoy a drink. The Parque de las Naciones offers a tranquil little oasis away from the town centre.
Finding a property in Torrevieja
There is plenty of affordable properties available in and around Torrevieja, and thanks to the huge selection of amenities around the town and close proximity to Alicante airport, the area offers good rental returns.
There’s a property to suit everyone! From a selection of properties in the town centre that are close to shops, restaurants and bus stops which is ideal for retirement, such as this 2 bedroom apartment, reduced to sell at just €79,000.
There are also of resale properties with traditional Spanish character on the market, like this full of character townhouse in a lovely residential area – still just €126,000! A property like this makes an ideal holiday home or permanent residence.
Torrevieja is a great city for all-year-round living, and because of that, there are a variety of homes which offer something extra special, such as private pools and rooftop solariums. This 3 bed villa benefits from a huge 800m2 plot with a lovely private pool, and a large balcony ideal for al fresco dining.
Like Torrevieja and want to know more?
Visiting Torrevieja is low-cost and easy, with direct flights to Alicante Airport or Murcia Airport from most UK airports such as Southampton, Newcastle, London, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Manchester, Birmingham and Bournemouth. The travelling time is minimal and transfers once landed are around a 40-minute drive along the fantastic coastline!
If you’re set on buying and living in Torrevieja, why not fly out to Spain to view property? It’s the best way to view Spanish property, and our £99 viewing trips include everything you could need to find your perfect Torrevieja property. Learn more about Costa Blanca Viewing Trips!