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Living in Torrevieja: Should You Make the Move?

25th June 2020

Torrevieja La Bella Lola statueWhether you’re looking to retire somewhere with plenty of sunshine, or have a “digital nomad” lifestyle, people from all over the world choose to settle in Torrevieja long term. Home to a healthy mix of locals (60%) and expatriates (40%),¹ this corner of the Costa Blanca is surprisingly cosmopolitan, offering a lifestyle which sunseekers move across the world to enjoy.

But is living in Torrevieja right for you? We’ve compiled some information and advice to help you make your decision…

Why do people love living in Torrevieja?

The first, and most important, consideration before committing to a big move is whether or not the lifestyle in your new area will be right for you. Before you read any further, write a quick list of the things you hope your new home will offer, then check it against our list of the things people love about living in Torrevieja. If they match, this Costa Blanca town could make a wonderful new home for you…

1. The community

As we’ve already mentioned, Torrevieja is home to a diverse community of local Spaniards and expats. This mix makes the town a lively and sociable place. Many residents stay in the town part-time, living in Torrevieja during the summer months. This makes the spring and summer a truly vibrant time in the area, with plenty of buzz and community. If you favour a little peace and quiet, the autumn and winter months remain mild, but offer a little more tranquility.

The international make-up of Torrevieja (which is home to many Brits, Germans, French, Russians and other nationalities) also makes it the perfect spot for English speakers. English is spoken fluently by many in the town.

2. The weather

One of the great draws of living in Torrevieja is its enviable climate. Boasting just 24 rainy days per year,2 the Costa Blanca’s weather offers sunny skies and comfortably hot temperatures. The coolest month of the year is January which has just three rainy days on average, a maximum temperature of 17°C and lows of 8°C at night. The hottest month is August, where residents enjoy highs of 30°C and lows of 23°C.²

3. The region

There are many beautiful and vibrant places to be enjoyed when you live in Torrevieja. Beaches – including Torrevieja’s own Playa de Los Locos – lie (literally) on the doorstep, while charming nature spots – like the town’s salt flats (Las Salinas) – are just a stone’s throw away. A little further afield, Torreviejans have access to buzzing cities like Benidorm and Alicante, as well as destinations rich in history and culture, like Cartagena and Murcia. For those who love the great outdoors, inland from the Costa Blanca there is beautiful countryside and mountain scenery ready to be enjoyed – not to mention a wealth of golf courses!

Should you make the move?

One of the best ways to decide whether living in Torrevieja (or indeed anywhere!) is right for you is to experience life in the area first-hand. Renting property in Torrevieja is an affordable option, ideal for prospective residents who don’t feel ready to buy.

Over the autumn and winter months, many Torrevieja holiday lets offer longer term rental options at great rates. This makes off-season renting a very cost-effective way to experience a slice of Torreviejan life. Don’t forget though, this town is at its most bustling in the peak summer season.

Explore what Torrevieja and the Costa Blanca has to offer. Rent a self-catered holiday apartment on Torrevieja’s beautiful Playa de Los Locos, available year-round.

  1. Source – https://torrevieja.com/en/population-of-torrevieja/
  2. Source – Google search for “torrevieja weather averages” and obtained directly from Google, whose source is the NOAA

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Author: Holly

Holly was one of LosLocosBeach.com's resident writers, having posted on our blog about Torrevieja and the surrouding Costa Blanca area from 2016 to 2021 (and a one-off in 2022).

“It was lovely to be able to sit on the balcony and see the sea. We were happy with all aspects of the apartment and the accessibility to all amenities. Everything was superb and we would not change a thing. Would definitely like to come back. We had a brilliant holiday.”

GM from South Africa, stayed in OP2, June 2019

“We really enjoyed our stay and even with 4 children in tow had a really relaxing time. Having the pool to ourselves on occasions was great and the location of the apartment, being right on the beach, was just stunning to wake up to each morning. Booking the apartment was really easy and communication was great. The information on how to book a taxi made it really easy and all of the details sent prior to our visit really helpful. Being able to book a late checkout made our last day really relaxed and having the option of the welcome pack and hiring beach towels meant we did not have to worry about these things. Overall we had such a wonderful time and would definitely recommend others to stay.”

KD of Henlow, stayed in OP4, August 2017

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