General information about Torrevieja
Torrevieja (Valencian: Torrevella, meaning the old tower) is a seaside resort located on the Mediterranean Sea, more specifically on the Costa Blanca, 41 km south of Alicante in Spain.
Torrevieja is the perfect holiday resort in south-east Spain. It is 30 km² in size, has about 20 km of coast. This area is best described as a long region known for its beautiful beaches. This makes this area also very popular with the Spaniards who spend their holidays here from other parts of Spain.
Torrevieja itself is situated close to the sea and is surrounded by two large natural salt lakes which are the largest in all of Europe.
These lakes are particularly popular with people who have heart problems, rheumatism, arthritis or asthmatic conditions that say that
the “healing powers” of the salt lakes provide relief from the pain associated with these diseases.
The warm climate in Torrevieja soothes the symptoms, which makes life in this part of Spain a blessing.
Tourism is the main source of income in Torrevieja. The seaside resort is very busy during the summer holidays. In the past, however, the main activity was salt extraction from the natural salt lakes (Salinas de Torrevieja).
Torrevieja is easily accessible from 2 airports, Alicante and San Javier (Murcia).
General about information Orihuela Costa
The coastal area of the municipality of Orihuela is located on the Spanish east coast near the city of Orihuela, which is itself 20 km inland. This coastal area is called Orihuela-Costa and is a part of the municipality of Orihuela. The coastline of Orihuela-Costa extends over a length of 16 km and borders the Spanish port city of Torrevieja to the north and the autonomous region of Murcia to the south.
Orihuela-Costa has beautiful white sandy beaches with clear water. Many sandy beaches have been awarded the prestigious Blue Flag for the availability and presence of many facilities, such as ramps on some beaches, lifeguard towers, first aid posts and showers. In addition to the sandy beaches, there are many creeks (calas). The sandy beaches and creeks are alternated by high steep cliffs (acantilados).
In Orihuela-Costa, 6 important sandy beaches can be distinguished:
From north to south along the coastline of Orihuela-Costa one finds successively Punta Prima, La Mosca, CalaPeñas, CalaMosca, CalaEstaca, PlayaFlamenca, CalaCerrada, CalaBosque, La Zenia, CalaCapitán, Isla Del Carmen, Cabo Roig, CalaCaleta, Aguamarina, Playa de la Regia, Playa de la Glea, Punta del Cuervo, Campoamor, PlayaBarrancoRubio, PlayaPalmeras and Mil Palmeras.
Between the urbanizations of Orihuela-Costa there are also four 18-hole golf courses with a total of 72 holes and an area of 1,700,000 m². Important European golf tournaments regularly take place on these internationally recognized golf courses. These four golf courses are successively:
- Campo de Golf Villamartín
- Campo de Golf Las Ramblas de Orihuela
- Real Club de Golf Campoamor
- Las Colinas Golf