4 Stunning Views in The Torrevieja Area
8th January 2018
For some of us the perfect view is from a restaurant table across a glittering marina, with a cold beer in our hand. For others, the perfect view takes in wilderness and nature. Others still prefer cityscapes, historic architecture, mountains, oceans – we’re all different.
However, when we do catch a glimpse of a beautiful view, we can almost all agree that we’re witnessing something pretty special. Torrevieja and the surrounding Costa Blanca area is home to all sorts of beautiful views, sure to impress visitors of all tastes. To help you enjoy some of the region’s most scenic spots, we’ve collected some of our favourite Torrevieja views, and some stunning sights from the local area.
1) The Crow’s Nest, Torrevieja
If your favourite kind of view involves kicking back, enjoying food, drink and good company while watching the sun set (or shimmer) over a sparkling marina, a meal at The Crow’s Nest in Torrevieja is a good choice. There are lots of restaurants and bars overlooking Torrevieja’s charming marina, where you can people- and boat-watch to your heart’s content. The Crow’s Nest (as the name implies) boasts a particularly good perch, offering year-round views over the water.
2) A Cartagena Boat Trip
The ancient city of Cartagena is a pretty incredible sight from many angles, but one of the finest ways to really drink in the architecture and spirit of this place is to take a boat trip around the harbour. From here you’ll be able to see the city line and the two historic fortresses which guard the entrance – a great view for lovers of history and architecture. Cartagena is just under two hours from Torrevieja via a very affordable bus service.
Read our recent blog post all about boat trips in Torrevieja.
3) Las Salinas de Torrevieja
If you like views which are a little out of the ordinary, you’ll love the landscape of Las Salinas de Torrevieja. These amazing salt lakes are a quiet and relaxing spot very close to the town itself. A haven for local wildlife, the main attraction is the stunning pink-coloured lagoon which lies right next to a striking green lake. The contrast makes for brilliant views (and photographs!). The location even boasts flamingos which visit during the breeding season. The pink colour of Torrevieja’s lagoon comes from the pigment of the native Halobacterium bacteria which thrives in salty habitats.
4) Sierra de Crevillente
Love a soaring view from a mountain top? To see the region spread out beneath you, make a beeline from the weather station atop the Sierra de Crevillente mountain range, around an hour’s twisting-and-turning drive northwest of Torrevieja. On a clear day you can see for miles across the surrounding area. Be warned though, this is not an easy spot to find. You might want to ask for some local directions – and take a 4×4! If you don’t have access to this kind of vehicle, there are some fantastic walking trails which offer amazing views in this mountain range, if you’re feeling energetic.
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