Area information for Torrevieja, los montesinos, guardarmar
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Between the centres of Torrevieja and Guadamar del Segura and stretching down to the border with Murcia, are a string of superb beaches with white sand lapped by the tranquil Mediterranean sea. Tourism and development are the key words here. But if you want to relax in the sun within easy reach of services, the beaches are ideal. There are two marinas along this stretch of coast offering the chance to pursue a range of water sports, from jet-skiing to scuba diving. Some are more popular than others, but whichever beach you pick, you can be sure to be within easy reach of a variety of hotels and amenities. These areas include Punta Prima, Playa Flamenca, La Zenia, Campoamor, Cabo Roig, Mil Palmeras, Torre de la Horadada, Pilar de la horadada, Campoverde.
The town of Torrevieja situated just 35 kilometres south of Alicante airport is a popular year-round holiday destination. It is difficult to believe that 200 years ago, there was only an old watch tower and a couple of houses here.
The salt flats behind Torrevieja led to the rapid development of the town and port, today it is the biggest producer of salt in Europe.
Tourism is the other big business in Torrevieja and people flock here every year to soak up the sun on its gorgeous beaches.
The salt water lakes absorb water from the atmosphere and create a special microclimate which is widely regarded to be beneficial for sufferers of rheumatism, asthma, bronchitis and other respiratory problems. The salt lakes are now a nature reserve, attracting a diverse range of migratory and nesting birds.
Torrevieja has a huge variety of Spanish and international restaurants as well as historic sites worthy of interest including the town’s casino and salt museum. There are a number of golf courses within easy reach of Torrevieja including Las Ramblas, Campoamor and Villamartin which are all less than 10km away.
Torrevieja is conveniently located 27km from Murcia’s San Javier airport and 34km from Alicante airport on the main N332 coast road.
There is a wide range of shops in Torrevieja, a few of them specializing in British and other european goods. A huge street market takes place every Friday. You can buy anything from clothes and jewellery to Spanish handicrafts and local fresh produce.
In the town centre is an indoor market selling a mind-boggling range of seafood straight off the boats at very cheap prices. There is also a daily seafront market with stalls displaying clothes and leather goods and a nightly fairground for the children.
There are plenty of sporting facilities including sailing schools and diving clubs, horse riding stables, tennis courts, football, swimming baths, bowling, and gymnasiums. On the outskirts of torrevieja is the new torrevieja hospital and also a private hospital called san jaime hospital which are both kept very busy all year round with local people plus tourists who have an accident during there holiday in spain, So dont forget to bring your insurance papers.
New to the La Zenia area is a massive shopping complex called the La Zenia Boulevard with numerous shops like mango, zara, primark, adidas, media markt, H&M, Casa, plus many restaurants offering food from different countries and a childrens play area, bowling alley, casino etc. This is well worth a visit day or night and open virtually every day all year which is not common here in spain as they like there siestas and holidays.
Guardarmar del Segura
Located at the mouth of the River Segura, Guardamar del Segura is another tourist honey pot. Guardamar was originally situated further inland but after it was destroyed by the 1829 earthquake, the town was rebuilt closer to the coast. The Dunas de Guardamar is a woodland park by the coast that was created at the end of the last century when rows of pine trees were planted to prevent the advancing sands from the beach encroaching on the town. The park is a lovely place to walk through, its fauna includes red squirrels and black swans. Guardamar has plenty of beautiful, sandy beaches, backed by large stretches of sand dunes; the most popular are the Centro and Roqueta beaches whilst those next to the mouth of the river tend to be quieter.
The town is well developed and the beaches are backed by modern hotels and apartments, though the centre of the old town retains its original Spanish charm. Guardamar’s population of 16,000 includes a large number of British expatriates.
Easily reached from Alicante, Guardamar is 23km from the airport, or 35km from Murcia’s San Javier airport, linked by the main N332 coast road.
Guardamar has a mixture of international restaurants and typical Spanish bars as well as plenty of supermarkets supplying local produce and imported products from other European countries. On Wednesday mornings the streets are transformed by the hustle and bustle of the weekly market and on Sundays the “rastra”, flea market, takes place on the outskirts of the town.
Los Montesinos lies between Torrevieja and Guardamar, behind the salt lakes. Originally an agricultural town, the expanding tourist industry is now the main focus for the town’s inhabitants.
A fairly small town Los Montesinos is served by Torrevieja, 8km away.
It’s market is held every Friday evening.
La Finca Golf is a few kilometres from Los Montesinos with 4 others within a 20 minute drive away.
The town is 35km from San Javier airport and 42km from Alicante airport.