apartments for rent about
50km south west of Alicante’s International airport. Either by
following the main motorway route from Alicante or the more panoramic
coastal road there are some tremendous views from the coast road and
not forgetting some small attractive towns like Rojales and Guardamar
to visit, on your way through.
That is if you have
some spare time discover some of the beauty of this area by road.
Torrevieja is the
border region separating not only the Costa Blanca from its neighbour
Costa Calida but also marks the border from the Valencian community
to the Murcia one, The last town that marks the southern point of the
language line between the traditional valencian or catalan language
in the north of the costa blanca and the Spanish wide castellano in
the rest of Spain.
Further to the south
you go the more you will find more and more Spanish only
while the region of
Torrevieja and upwards is bilingual (valencian and Spanish). Visit
some of the smaller urbanizations like La Zenia, Playa Flamenca or
even the well known Villamartin, are regions that are definitively
The region around
Torrevieja and Orihuela is famous for its salt production. The two
huge salt lakes surround the road coming down from Alicante.
It is impressive and
fascinating every time to see the huge salt mountains that produces
annually more than half a million tons surprisingly do not expect to
find any of it on your dinner table, most of the salt mined from
Torrevieja is destined to be used on the roads during heavy snow
storms through out Europe. Never the less you should spend a little
time around the Salt parks as they are natural parks filled with a
few wild birds, and flamingoes, migrating through from Africa.
The name of the town
comes from an old tower (old means vieja and tower equal to torre),
was first mentioned around 1800. It became famous in 1802, when the
oldtower took over from the Orihuela producing Salt mines and the
Tourism and fishing
keeps the harbour is surrounded by many Torrevieja hotels, although
because of an old by law introduced after Torrevieja’s last
earthquake the hotels are only a maximum of 4 floors high. The port
is also home to around 300 fishing boats and over 900 private yachts.
A wonderful view especially when the sun sets.
When visiting your Torrevieja
apartments for rent and to
see the town in all its glory it is best to wander the streets by
foot starting at the harbour. Pass by the Church of la inmaculata
conception and a visit to the museo del mar y sal (museum of sea
and salt) and the fish market.