The Costa Blanca resort of Torrevieja is a dream if you like sun, sea and lots of sand. Five of Torrevieja’s beaches were awarded the Blue Flag in 2016, ranging from cute urban bays buzzing with activity in the summer, to wide open beaches where you can find seclusion even in July. The resort is pinned to the coast by two great salt lagoons that are protected by natural parks.
There’s also a great infrastructure at Torrevieja so you won’t be scratching your head for things to do and children will never be left out: There are waterparks and water sports centres, all kinds of restaurants and bars, as well as a long list of cities close by to discover on day trips.
Let’s explore the best things to do in Torrevieja:
1. La Mata Beach
If your idea of the perfect beach is a wide and spacious belt of pale sand washed by rolling surf then La Mata is the one for you.
It’s a Blue Flag beach hugged by a boardwalk that runs for its entire 2.3 kilometres and has some 14 beach bars.
As you make your way north you’ll find that the beach gets even quieter, and there’s a 14th-century watchtower at the northern limit, which served as part of a series of defences when coastal Spain was vulnerable to pirate attacks.