Things To Do in Torrevieja:
The Ultimate Guide
6th January 2023
There’s something for everyone around here. In fact, you could never run out of things to do in Torrevieja.
Even if all you want to do is laze around on the beach all day, there’s more than one beach to choose from – from our very own here at Los Locos Beach (Playa de Los Locos), to the nearby Playa del Cura, or Playa de La Mata a little further afield.
And while we actively encourage some good old-fashioned relaxation on the beach, there’s just so much to do in Torrevieja besides soaking up the sun. So, we’ve put together our ultimate guide of things to do when you visit our town, for adventurers, explorers, families, foodies and history buffs – plus the top 10 best-rated things to do in Torrevieja!
When should you visit Torrevieja?
First up, let’s talk about the best time to visit Torrevieja – which will vary depending on your priorities.
For long days on the beach and swimming in the sea, August is the best month to visit. Temperatures can be over 30ºC, with a sea temperature of 25°C. There’s an average of one rainy day every August.
However, we know that red hot heat is not to everyone’s taste. While it never really gets “cold” out here, the coolest weather is in January, with daily average highs of 16ºC. December, January, and February all have similar temperature ranges.
From March to May, temperatures are usually warm but not extreme – and this three-month window would be a great time to visit for most people.
The wettest months are October, November, and December, but even then, our region of Spain gets 300 sunny days a year – so you’re almost guaranteed a sunny day, whenever you visit! But if you really want to avoid the rain, October has the highest average rainfall, with 59mm of rain during the month, over four rainy days.
Shops and restaurants are mostly open year-round, but some places and activities do close during the low season (November to February). But don’t forget – this isn’t just a tourism town. People live and work here 365 days a year, so there is always activity and plenty of things to do.
Things to do in Torrevieja on a rainy day
Even if it’s raining, there’s lots to do in Torrevieja! Our favourite rainy-day activities include:
It might be a small seaside town, but shopping in Torrevieja isn’t just limited to trinkets and souvenir shops. There are international and luxury brands galore – and excellent places to stop for lunch. Mercado Central is the main shopping mall, where you’ll find everything under one roof.
Learn something new on a rainy day, at the quirky Natural History Museum – open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, from 10am until 2pm. Or stop at the Sea and Salt Museum, packed with traditional crafts and the history of Torrevieja.
Going to the theatre
Rainy evening ahead? The Municipal Theatre hosts the majority of Torrevieja’s cultural events, so check the schedule – you might find something you love.
Torrevieja’s restaurants are the perfect place to enjoy a rainy day – because the Spanish enjoy their food like they do their sunshine, with plenty of it. Why not hunt down the best tapas in Torrevieja, and spend the day tasting every little bite on the menu?
Things to do in Torrevieja with kids
Torrevieja is an amazing place for a family holiday, and children of all ages will have a blast here. These are just a few of the best activities for kids in Torrevieja:
Playgrounds and soft play
Kids love a playground (well, until they hit their teens), so it’s good to know that you can find plenty of them around Torrevieja. There are soft play centres, too – which double up as rainy-day activities when you’ve got little ones!
Hit the funfair
From June to September, Torrevieja harbour hosts a summer funfair. There are rides, candy floss, bumper cars and games – with enough excitement to last the whole day.
Mini Golf Las Salinas is one of the best spots to get a hole in one in Torrevieja. Perfect for little kids, big kids, and even bigger kids (adults). There’s other mini-golf courses around the area, too.
Visit the funnest, splashiest waterpark in the whole of Spain! Aquopolis Torrevieja is a must-see attraction when you come with children – so don’t miss out on it during the summer season.
Read more 👉 The Best Things to do in Torrevieja with Kids
Action, adventure and wildlife
Thrill-seekers and nature lovers, this one’s for you. Of all the things to do in Torrevieja, these are the most exciting, exhilarating and life-affirming! Adventure activities in Torrevieja are a mix of family, solo and couples-focused, so choose your adventure wisely…
Lo Rufete Multi Adventure Park
If the idea of quad bikes, paintball, kayaking, ziplines, and archery – all in one place – sounds exciting, then Lo Rufete is the place for you. Check out the video below for a taste of what’s on offer:
Book jet skis in Torrevieja and – after some essential training – you can explore the coast at your own leisure. Jet ski rentals last for around two hours, and you can pack in quite a lot of exploration and sea swimming in that time.
Mountain biking in Torrevieja is serious fun. Experienced riders will benefit from bringing their own bike, but bike rentals and cycling tours are available to newbies and intermediate riders, looking for an adrenaline fix on their holiday. Outside of mountain biking, there’s also cycle routes available, for all abilities.
Spot the local wildlife
Wildlife in Torrevieja is as rich and varied as any of the Earth’s habitats – but you might have to look further afield to spot every animal that lives out here. If that’s the kind of adventure that calls to you, then see if you can find all of these animals when you visit:
- Iberian red squirrel
- Wild boar
- Booted eagle
- Golden eagle
Remember: these are wild animals, so keep your distance and keep your wits about you. That means no feeding and no petting!
The waves along much of Spain’s coast are great for surfing. Torrevieja is one of the best places for it, with dedicated surfing zones at La Mata beach. Have you always wanted to learn how to surf? Then do it here – with lessons for all abilities.
Read more 👉 Surfing in Torrevieja
If you’re a keen golfer, then you’re in luck – because golf courses in Torrevieja are plentiful, with courses and clubs in and around the town.
History and sightseeing
Explore historic Torrevieja, and see the most important sights while you’re here:
Monumento de Las Coralistas
It’s one of the most photographed monuments in Torrevieja – built in honour of the first international choral singing competition, which took place in Torrevieja in 1955.
Castles, towers and ruins
See history unfold before your very eyes. Visit the castles and ruins of Costa Blanca, to discover their secrets. Locally, you’ll find:
- Torre del Moro
- Torre de la Mata
- Castillo de Ayala
- Palacete de Cox
- Castillo de Callosa de Segura
- Las murallas de la Ciudad de Orihuela
- Torre del Cap Roig
- Torre de La Horadada
The mysterious pink lake of Torrevieja
No visit to Torrevieja would be complete without visiting its most famous spot – the beautiful Laguna Rosa. Learn more about the Pink Lake of Torrevieja, and find out what makes it pink.
Food and markets
If you’re a foodie who loves to cook, then you’ve absolutely got to head to the food markets in Torrevieja.
Eat like a local
Seafood, meat, cheeses, bread – you’ll find so much local produce on offer that you’ll never really need to go to a restaurant (especially if you’re in a self-catered holiday apartment). For a taste of what’s to come, try some of our locally-inspired recipes at home.
Go to market
Torrevieja has a bustling market scene, with crafts, clothes, antiques and more. The main market is open Friday mornings, but there are plenty of other options every other day. Find one you like on our Torrevieja market map below:
Nightlife in Torrevieja ranges from quiet bars to big nights out. This guide to nightlife in Torrevieja is nice and detailed as a starting point. You’re not going to be in short supply of bars, clubs and discos. All you have to do is take a walk!
If you’re looking for a more settled or romantic night out for a couple, then check out our top spots for a date night in Torrevieja – and some ideas for nights out for couples who like cocktails, dancing and music!
The Top Ten best things to do in Torrevieja
Looking for a little more proof on the best things to do in Torrevieja? Then don’t just take our word for it. Check out our curated top ten list of the best-rated things to do, according to TripAdvisor:
- Visit the pink lakes (Las Salinas)
- Dique de Levante Breakwater – a giant pier and boardwalk
- See a real submarine
- Visit a market
- Go on a spree at Habaneras shopping centre
- Splash all day, at Aquopolis
- Laze the day away at Los Locos Beach
- See history in person, at Torre del Moro
- Discover Torrevieja’s past, at Museo Del Mar Y De La Sal
- Eat like royalty, at El Mesón De La Costa
Need somewhere to rest after all that activity? Make yourself at home, at Los Locos Beach
Book a stay at one of our holiday apartments in Torrevieja – via LosLocosBeach.com. You’ll get everything you need for a relaxing beachside stay in one of Costa Blanca’s most prized locations.