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Location


The Breakwater at Torrevieja Marina

Costa Blanca has a reputation as being paradise!. Coupled with the mildest of winter climates and excellent sporting and leisure facilities the Costa Blanca is a prime location to purchase. In the Southern Costa Blanca, Torrevieja is the main town where the vast majority of beaches have been awarded the EEC Blue Flag Award for cleanliness and rightly so, an ideal place to settle in retirement or for that 2nd Home. From the shallow lagoons and extensive sand dunes of the south to the deeply indented rocky coves and bays of the north, this privileged corner of Spain offers everything that has made this country so highly favoured amongst property purchasers.


Paseo Juan Aparicio - Seafront promenade

The clear blue waters and stunning underwater scenery make it a diver's paradise, while the setting of the sun, as it bathes sea, sky and land in a rich golden glow, is an experience not easily forgotten. Further south, the cliffs are a creamy white tint from which the Costa Blanca (white coast) derives its name. Covered with Mediterranean scrub and coastal pine, this is an area whose romantic lighthouses and ancient ruins encapsulate the history and soul of the Mediterranean. While the coast boasts excellent transport facilities of motorways, railways, ferry ports and 3 international airports, Costa Blanca is one of the most stunning and unspoilt areas in Europe. With average temperatures between 18 & 28 degrees the climate is not only healthy-rated one of the best by the World Health Organisation- but also made just for you, with Hotels, health and fitness spas, 19 golf courses and every watersport imaginable.


Dynistia Japanese Restaurant - 5 min drive from house

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Nestling between two large salt lakes and the Mediterranean, the fishing village of Torrevieja in Spain has grown to be the most important town in the area with impressive plans for further development of the infrastructure. It is ideally placed within 30/40 minutes of both Alicante and Murcia airports and in recent years new motorways have made access to the town much easier.


Statue of the Sailor at Torrevieja Seafront

Because of its location it has its own micro-climate, considered by the World Health Organisation to be one of the healthiest in the world which has attracted people from all over Spain to buy property and enjoy the sun. It has a cosmopolitan flavour that can be seen in the array of shops and services. Torrevieja has had many awards such as being among the top environmentally minded municipalities in Spain.


Like the country itself, Spanish cuisine is a rich and varied one. A combination of excellent ingredients, century old traditions and a host of new culinary professionals have helped put Spain at the top of the list in Europe when it comes to quality food and drink.

Spain is an excellent destination for those who are truly interested in good food. The Mediterranean diet, with its emphasis on fresh fruit and vegetables, exquisite seafood and extra-virgin olive oil is one of the healthiest in the world. In addition, what really makes eating out in Spain different from anywhere else is the sheer enjoyment and informality that prevails in the restaurants and bars. Here you will find no hushed silences or pretentious surroundings, just family and friends enjoying each others' company.

Some of the more traditional Spanish dishes include tapas which are little snacks that you will sometimes receive free with your drink. Another favourite throughout the country whether you are on the coast or inland is deep fried fish. Among those you should sample are calamares (squid), lenguado(sole), boquerones (anchovies) and gambas (shrimp or prawn). Gazpacho is probably the best well known of all Spanish specialties and is a chilled soup which is like a liquid salad which had been thickened with bread dough and flavoured with olive oil, garlic and vinegar.


The funfair in Torrevieja opens every evening with fun and games for all ages together with enchanting market stalls and delightful restaurants.