The LosLocosBeach.com Blog - A Guide to Torrevieja
Find out about things to do, places to go and food to eat in sunny Torrevieja, Costa Blanca, Spain...
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Looking for a New Year holiday destination? Find out what Torrevieja has to offer. From terrific weather to amazing culture, Torrevieja has it all.
July and August peak temperature wise (31°C), but there’s plenty of warm weather to be found in the ensuing months too. December, January and February are milder but it’s not unusual for temperatures to reach highs of 17°C. Christmas on the beach doesn’t sound bad, eh.
Culture, and Lots of It
Drag queen spectacles, flamenco shows and processions depicting Last Supper crucifixions are all part of Torrevieja’s cultural make-up. No matter which time of year you visit there’ll be something on. Our personal highlights include:
- Torrevieja Carnival - An annual celebration of exotic costumes, inventive floats plus a drag queen competition. It’s Costa Blanca’s answer to Rio De Janeiro.
- Villa Salada – Flamenco dancing and music has been ingrained into Spanish culture for the past 200 years and shows no signs of letting up. Visit Villa Salada on the outskirts of Torrevieja for a night of music, horse shows and fantastically traditional food.
- Tapas Route – Gorge yourself silly on this fun, bi-annual tour of Torrevieja’s leading tapas eateries. You’ll be given a card to vote for the best dish and it’s a great way to explore new parts of the city off the beaten track. It’s worth noting there are 10 destinations on the list, so be sure to go on an empty stomach.
Home Away from Home
It’s worth noting that Torrevieja is home to the highest number of expats anywhere in Spain- so much so that it has been nicknamed “Costa Del Yorkshire”. A large proportion of these expats are Brits and there are over 200 English-speaking clubs and societies dotted around the area.
The domino effect of this is that you’re never too far away from an Irish / English pub or a shop selling familiar home comforts. Fussy eaters and homebodies will be in their element.
Major Spanish Cities on your Doorstep
Everyone loves an excursion. Valencia is a 2 hour drive, Alicante is 40 minutes away and so is Murcia. Malaga is a larger distance at 4 hours but if you hire a car there’s no reason why you can’t fit a number of fantastic destinations into your holiday.
Don’t fancy driving? The nearest train station is in Alicante but there are regular bus services from Torrevieja which will take you to Alicante airport and into the city.
With excellent weather, masses of culture and major cities within close range, it’s easy to see why Torrevieja is a terrific holiday destination.
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