The 7 essential places to see in Torrevieja

In recent decades, Torrevieja has experienced enormous growth which has made it, with nearly 100,000 inhabitants and a festive atmosphere that fills its streets with life throughout the year, into this great city in the south of the province of Alicante.

Its attractions are many: nature, culture, leisure... For that reason, it is worth a visit! Next, we propose a selection of the best places to visit in Torrevieja; and all this just a step away from the Hotel Servigroup La Zenia, located on the seafront.

7. La Laguna Rosa (The Pink Lagoon)

The natural wonder par excellence of Torrevieja, even in the province of Alicante, is the spectacular Laguna Rosa. This salty lake is located halfway between Torrevieja and La Zenia and its colour is a true prodigy of nature. The pink tone that the lagoon offers during most of the year turns into magenta, fuchsia and even purple depending on the season, the rains or the time of day. Visit it at sunset! It is when you will see it in all its glory...

But what is that magical colour due to? The magnificent temperatures of the Alicante coast and the high saline concentration of the lagoon make it the habitat of some microorganisms that release a red pigment that dyes the water. It's not magic, but science!

Laguna Rosa of Torrevieja

6. Moor's Tower

The watchtowers are a classic of the Mediterranean coast. In the past, when our lands were on permanent alert for the arrival of pirates in search of new conquests, these constructions served to alert the population and acted as a defensive element. The Torre del Moro was built in the 16th century and is one of the few examples of this type of that old Watchtower around, who would have imagined that it would give its name, Torrevieja (old tower), to this great city.

The tower stands on a hill very close to the sea, offering spectacular views of the bay. In addition, it is surrounded by an extension of green areas that exceeds 23,000 square meters, which makes it an ideal place for recreation and a meeting point for visitors and locals.

Torre del Moro in Torrevieja

5. Ferris Cove

Visiting Torrevieja and not taking the opportunity to discover one of the most beautiful coves in the province of Alicante would be a sin. Cala Ferris is located to the south of the municipality, very close to the Hotel La Zenia, and offers one of the most picturesque views in the area.

This beautiful beach could pass for an oasis straight out of any desert-inspired movie. Its shape is rounded, giving rise to a small bay, and it is completely surrounded by palm trees. The panoramic view that it offers at sunset with the setting of the sun is unforgettable. Not to mention its crystal clear waters!

Cala Ferris Torrevieja

4. Molino de Agua Park (Water Mill Park)

Without a doubt, it is one of the most special parks that exist. The Molino de Agua Park extends from the town centre of Torrevieja with garden areas, benches and picnic tables around a beautiful system of fountains and water currents that emulate the old mill that existed in the area. But little by little, this well-kept park merges into a wild pine forest that flows naturally into the dunes of Torrelamata Beach.

In the past, this was a very humid area and had streams that supported the daily activity of the mill. On the other hand, at present the existence of more than 500 meters of underground aquifer galleries has been discovered, which are the only vestige of that very distant past.

Molino del Agua de Torrevieja

3. Church of the Immaculate Conception

Located in the nerve centre of Torrevieja, the Plaza de la Constitución, the Iglesia Parroquial de la Inmaculada Concepción has been the meeting place for numerous generations of locals of Torrevieja since the first temple in the city was inaugurated in 1789. Unfortunately, hardly anything remained of the original building after the earthquake that devastated the area in 1829, the current church, in neoclassical style, being a construction from 1880.

The main façade is characterized by the harmony and simplicity of its beauty, in which the two perfectly symmetrical towers that were the result of an extension in 1907 stand out. The church houses the image of the Immaculate Conception, patron saint of the town.

Church of the Immaculate of Torrevieja

2. Fiestas in Torrevieja

Torrevieja would not be Torrevieja without its fiestas. The open and cheerful character of its people make the municipality the scene of endless fiestas and celebrations throughout the year. But, with the permission of its patron saint festivities are celebrated around December 8th, the feast of the Immaculate Conception, in which Torrevieja is filled with music, fireworks and fun, the most crowded festivities are Carnival, declared of Autonomous Tourist Interest, and Holy Easter Week, of Provincial Tourist Interest.

Two completely different festivals, but with a common denominator: the showiness of its parades that make Torrevieja a place to enjoy colour, rhythm, smells... with all five senses. And if you travel in summer… Don't miss the International Festival of Habaneras, a fiesta filled with song that has its origins in the rhythms imported by Spanish cousins who travelled to Cuba in the 19th century from the port of Torrevieja.

Torrevieja Carnival

1. The salt flats

The Natural Park of the lagoons of La Mata and Torrevieja, in addition to the spectacular Laguna Rosa, has many other attractions, such as its well-known salt flats. The production of salt in Torrevieja is one of the major economic activities in the area, with the particularity that it is an industrial activity that takes place within a Natural Park, so respect for the environment is essential.

To get to see the salt flats, you can board a magnificent train on a journey that lasts about an hour that will take you among colossal mountains of salt to see first-hand how the salt works are carried out. Without a doubt, a very different activity that will leave you speechless.

Salinas de Torrevieja

Did you know that Torrevieja had so many attractions to offer? If you are thinking of traveling to the area, or this list has made you want to go and enjoy, do not hesitate to book at the Hotel Servigroup La Zenia, located in one of the most prestigious urbanizations in the area, on the seafront and just a few minutes from all the points of interest in Torrevieja. All that remains is to set a date for your next getaway!

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