What to visit in Torrevieja and attractions in the area

Torrevieja is a town that is one of the best seaside destinations in Spain – both for its residents and tourists. Its history dates back to the days of salt mining and a fishing village, as documented by various museums. As well as fascinating sandy shores and sunset views, Torrevieja also offers delicious food, hiking opportunities and wine tasting spots.

Use our list of attractions to see to make the most of your visit to Torrevieja. Follow the best things to visit from this list and you’ll have unforgettable memories!

Some of the addresses to local attractions can be found on this list.

Pink Salt Lake

pink salt lake in Torrevieja
Pink Salt Lake in Torrevieja, source: Depositphotos

There is a salt mine in Las Salinas de Torrevieja, which you can visit by taking the train that starts next to the harbour, or by walking and using several access points. However, you must be aware that swimming in the lake is prohibited. If you are lucky, you might see flamingos! Combined with the beautiful sunset, we recommend this as a place worth visiting for any tourist visiting Torrevieja. The lake itself is surrounded by a natural park, as the flora and fauna found here is unique in the world. You will also find the pink lakes when travelling by bus from Torrevieja to Alicante.

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A blog post on belsole.co.uk – where you can find out all about the Salada Rosa de Torrevieja Lagoon

Water Park – Flamingo Aquapark

Flamingo Aquapark, source: facebook.com

If you like thrilling slides and spacious pools, it’s time to visit Flamingo Aquapark. Located near the best shopping districts, this water park has a snack bar and several adrenaline-pumping tourist attractions for you and your loved ones. The park is not only for children, but also for adults! You can splash around and have fun while visiting the park.

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Water parks in Torrevieja

Aquapolis in Torrevieja

A slightly larger aquapark, right next to the market, is Aquapolis. Its complex of pools and other attractions makes it the 3rd largest aquapark on the Costa Blanca. You have the option to book your tickets online, so you won’t have to queue at the entrance. Inside, in addition to the pool stalls, you’ll also find relaxation in the VIP areas, paid deckchairs or just free on the grass – in the shade of the sizeable trees.


Aquapolis Torrevieja, source: own photograph

Mercadillo de Torrevieja market


Mercadillo de Torrevieja is a weekly open-air market with over 500 stalls. Sample the freshest fruit, vegetables and produce! If you’re not keen on food, you can also try the stalls selling a variety of clothing, footwear, jewellery, arts and crafts.

Meet the locals and sample the best products to take home!

Playa del Cura

Playa del Cura beach
Playa del Cura, source: Depositphotos

For the best sunset views, sandy shores and crystal clear waters, visit Playa del Cura. Make castles on the sand with the kids or explore the area. See if you can spot the concrete tower at the end of the beach!

The beach is best seen during sunset, so be sure to take photos at dusk.

Beach in La Mata

Beach at La Mata on the outskirts of Torrevieja
Beach at La Mata on the outskirts of Torrevieja, source: Depositphotos

Looking to add another beach to your itinerary? La Mata beach is a favourite for many tourists and families. Walk along the soft sand to reach bars, restaurants and natural parks. You can enjoy snacks, cold drinks and visit the nearby La Mata plaza.

Historic Church

Historic church of Torrevieja
Historic Church of Torrevieja, source: Tripadvisor

Admire the Iglesia de La Inmaculada Concepcion. Both its interior and exterior are magnificent – its beauty is almost from another world! More religious tourists will appreciate a place of worship to linger in, while others can admire its historic charm.

Museum in Torrevieja

Museum in Torrevieja
Torrevieja Museum, source: facebook.com

Have you ever wondered how Torrevieja came to be? The Museo Del Mar Y De La Sal documents Torrevieja as a salt mining and fishing village. Through archaeological documents, coastal navigation systems and various salt ships, you will learn about the history of shipping in Torrevieja. Come to enjoy the views, stay to gain knowledge!

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Statue of Bella Lola

Bella Lola monument in Torrevieja
Bella Lola monument in Torrevieja, source: wikimedia.com

Looking for beautiful scenery? Admire the seaside views as you listen to the story of Bella Lola. When her husband, Antonio, did not return after a trip to sea, she refused to accept his death. She continued to wait patiently for her husband – just like her statue that still stands today. Take a picture of the scenery as Bella Lola looks on, and see if you can spot Antonio’s ghost.

Dique de Levante

Dique de Levante, source: torravieja.es

To admire Torrevieja from the sea, you can walk along one of the long breakwaters that jut out far into the Mediterranean – so far that the round-trip distance from the quay in the harbour to the lighthouse at the end of the Dique de Levante is more than 3 km. There wasn’t always a path here. That all changed in 2000 when a footpath was unveiled, which has become a popular way to get active at any time of the year.

Take your camera with you, you will be able to observe the harbour from a distance and take interesting photos.

Dolphin Underwater Museum

Dolphin Submarine Museum, source: costasonline.com

For just €2 you can board two historic ships in the port of Torrevieja. The most exciting of these is the French-built Daphné-class submarine, built in 1973 and decommissioned in 2003, when it became the Spanish Navy’s first ever museum ship. This submarine was able to stay submerged for 30 days and sail 4,500 miles without refuelling. You will learn how 56 people managed to live here, see the communications equipment and torpedo launchers.

Elsewhere, there is the Albatross III patrol boat, which served the Coast Guard and Spanish Customs for three decades.

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About the Dolphin Museum

Green Road

Majestic route by a disused railway line, source: turismodetorrevieja.com

There are many scenic paths running along disused railway tracks in Spain, and Torrevieja is a prime example. This is a seven-kilometre route that was part of a line built in the early days of the local mining industry, but closed in the 1970s. Today it is a convenient walking and cycling route that runs along the eastern shore of the Laguna Salada de Torrevieja.

You will set off from the old railway station and end in the small town of Los Montesinos. Along the route you will enjoy views of the lagoon and the countryside on its shores.

Water sports

Water sports in Torrevieja – pictured is La Bocana – Wake Boarding, source: Tripadvasor

In the harbour, sheltered from the currents, you can visit the La Bocana Water Sports Centre. They organise snorkelling and other activities, and rent kayaks and paddleboards for up to three hours. You can also try your hand at rope skiing on a track in the harbour, and if you fancy it, you can even try jumping the ramp. For those who prefer to watch the events from a distance, there is a lounge bar on the waterfront where you can wish your friends or family good luck with a cold beer and tapas!

Boat trips

Torrevieja boat cruises, source: hotelmonse.com

In the port of Torrevieja, there are several cruise companies offering trips out to sea. You can take a short tour of the local coastline, about half an hour long, which is a good option for those prone to seasickness.

If you’re feeling more adventurous, you can head to the island of Tabarca. Step ashore to stroll around the island’s old settlement, where you’ll find a small grid of traditional houses along cobbled streets. For centuries, this was a staging point for Barbary pirates who wreaked havoc on the Spanish coast.


Regional Paella and Arroz rice is a speciality of the cuisine in Torravieja, source: own photo

Paella is on the menu of almost every holiday destination on Spain’s Mediterranean coast. But in the Valencian Community, you can be sure that it is an authentic regional dish. Rice for paella is grown in the fields north and south of Valencia and is used in many traditional dishes, both savoury and sweet. Very local is arroz con costra, cooked in a paella pan, with egg and different types of sausage such as botifarra and lonaniza. Also from this part of Spain comes turrón, a hard nougat with almonds, and horchata, a cool drink with milk, ground tiger nuts, almonds and cinnamon.

Torrevieja, Spain, is bursting at the seams with seaside attractions. While you’ll never run out of beaches and lakes to visit, it can be overwhelming. Use our guide to discover the best places to visit in Torrevieja! We guarantee you won’t regret it.


Immerse yourself in the tranquillity of Los Fuentes del Algar and surround yourself with magnificent cascading waterfalls on multiple levels. Located just 15 km from Benidorm, this popular resort is ideal for a family holiday: with convenient parking, picnic areas, restaurants and a swimming pool – there’s something special for everyone! Don’t forget your ‘sea urchin shoes’ though, as large stones decorate the bottom of this crystal clear water, making it a little uncomfortable without the right footwear. Entry costs €10, which can be spent on one meal at any of the on-site restaurants – so be prepared to eat well while experiencing the breathtaking beauty!

Algar waterfalls, source: Flickr.com


Escape to a stunning destination of breathtaking mountain views, captivating castles and extraordinary museums. Visit Guadalest for an unforgettable day trip from Benidorm! Stroll through the charming cobbled streets and discover historic monuments such as San José Castle with its distinctive clock tower perched on top of a rock. There’s no shortage of surprises – visit the museum of medieval torture instruments or walk through the Antonio Marco Museum; the dolls’ houses along with other unique collections such as salt and pepper shakers, vintage vehicles in the ‘Vall de Guadalest’ plus the Ethnological Museum providing an insight into history along with natural beauty.

El Castell de Guadalest, castell de l’Alcoçaiba and campanar, source: Wikimedia


Villajoyosa, a small Spanish village along the Mediterranean coast, has a rather impressive charm for tourists. As well as its picturesque beaches, it is known for its delicious chocolates, which have revolutionised this industry in the Valencian Community since 1800. For those with discerning palates who want to taste these delicacies from their source – there is even a designated gourmet tour specifically tailored to discover the local chocolate factories and enjoy all their unique flavours!

The city of Villayosa – the city of chocolate. Source: flickr.com


Elche in Spain is a unique city steeped in history and rich in culture. Not only does it have the largest number of palm groves – dating back to its Phoenician and Roman origins – but it also boasts one of the oldest sculptures in Europe: Lady Of Elche (circa 2nd century BC). This mysterious relic is complemented by an even more spectacular sight, which is the world’s largest mural located directly in the riverbed. All these wonders provide visitors from near and far with something new to discover every time they come here!

Tabarca Island (Isla de Tabarca)

Discover the hidden gem of Tabarca! Just a stone’s throw from bustling Alicante, this small island is a treasure of its own marine reserve with incredible biodiversity and an abundance of marine flora and fauna. Inhabited by just a handful of people in less than half a square kilometre, it is unique – providing visitors with both beauty and tranquillity. Experience all that Tabarca has to offer with daily ferry or cabin cruises that depart from nearby Alicante in the morning!

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