A Visitor’s Guide to Torrevieja Marina
10th July 2019
Whether you have just sailed into Torrevieja by yacht, or are enjoying a holiday in the town, the Costa Blanca town’s marina is a brilliant area to explore. Bustling with bars, boats for hire and even a sandy beach, there is plenty to see and do in Torrevieja’s marina area.
Located to the south of the town, Torrevieja’s marina is a stone’s throw from many of the town’s attractions, including the Museo del Mar y de la Sal (the Museum of the Sea and Salt) and the more central areas surrounding the town hall (including the pretty green spaces of the Plaza de la Constitución). The town’s grand Monumento a Coralista is a 5-minute saunter from the Plaza. Built to commemorate the first ever international choral singing competition which was held in the town in 1955, this monument stands in the heart of the marina area, overlooking the boats bobbing in the harbour.
Ready to explore further? Here are our favourite things to see, taste and do in Torrevieja Marina..
1. Go for a spin
No, we’re not talking about hiring a boat (more on that later!) – we’re talking about taking a ride on the rides at the marina’s two neighbouring amusement parks: Recinto Ferial de Torrevieja and Parque de Atracciones de Paseo (also known as Pola Park). Home to rides, games and “all the fun of the fair”, this is a great spot to take both kids and big kids alike. Both open at around 7pm daily – though opening times and days may differ outside of peak season
2. Shop on Paseo de la Libertad
This street runs just behind the amusement park area, parallel to the curve of the marina. At night, Paseo de la Libertad is home to a small craft market, with stalls selling a variety of wares – perfect for picking up souvenirs of your stay.
3. Say “salud!” on Paseo Juan Aparicio
The promenade running along Paseo Juan Aparicio is a wonderful spot to sit and watch the sun go down with a glass of wine, or a nice cold cerveza. Full of bars and restaurants, there’s something for every visitor along this stretch of the marina, including St Jeremi’s Traditional Irish Pub, drinks at Keepers Bar and reasonably priced meals with a view at outlets like La Cantina. Stop for a pizza with sea views at Pizzeria el Muelle or make a reservation and enjoy some particularly fine dining at Vela Beach Restaurant. Don’t forget to stop for ice cream or even frozen yoghurt as you saunter – there and lots of tempting gelaterias and stands offering treats along Paseo Juan Aparicio.
4. Climb aboard a submarine
Find out what it’s like to be underwater in a real submarine by making a visit to Submarino S-61 in the marina. Just two Euros per ticket, this underwater attraction is open from 9am-2pm, usually 5 days per week (excluding holidays and rainy days).
5. Take to the water
It wouldn’t be a trip to a marina without spending some time on the water! There are many services offering everything from boat tours of the harbour and trips to nearby island of Tabarca (40 minutes away). Why not book an adrenaline-boosting jet boat ride, or try something new at La Bocana Water Centre? Services like this offer a range of activities including wakeboarding and paddle boarding.
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