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Driving to Benidorm?
A. "Hola John, the drive to Benidorm is very easy. It will only take you about an hour and 15 minutes. There is a toll to pay but it's usually only about 5 euros. The parking is difficult in the summer, but easier in the winter. You can also get a reasonably priced day trip on a coach from local pick ups. Have a great trip!
Market Stall Requirements
A. "Hi Jason, you will find all the details you need at Torrevieja Town Hall, or on their website at http://torrevieja.es/sal/Ayuntamiento/Mercados/ I believe you have to be registered as self-employed (autonomo) before you can apply for a market stall. Good luck. :)
Bus fromTorrevieja to Quesada/Benijofar
A. "Hi Simon, here are some details. Hope it helps.
Alicante Special Assistance
A. "Hi Doris, no need to worry. You will be taken to collect your luggage, then taken to meet your friend. They will be able to meet you in arrivals. Enjoy your holiday. :)
A. "Hi Steve, if you are staying in the centre of Torrevieja then a car won't usually be necessary. It's always handy if you want to explore the area though. Also, check if you're on an urbanisation outside of the centre, then you probably will need a car to get to the beach etc. I would recommend checking online about car hire before you arrive. You usually get better rates that way. Hope this helps.
Flags on Beaches
A. "Hi Bob, here is a link to the information you're looking for. http://ambumarsya.com/index.php?seccion=estado-playas I find it really helpful to be able to check first too. :)
A. "Hi Elaine, here's a link to a map for the Tourist Train. The cost is 3€ per adult or 2.50€ for a pensioner or a child. This is a hop on and off all day ticket. https://www.torreviejaforums.com/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=53426&hilit=tourist+train
New Year in Torrevieja
A. "Hi Fern, most restaurants and bars have some sort of a party on New Year's Eve. The more popular ones start taking bookings in September and can get booked up quite quickly. A lot of them tend to have a firework display too, and you can see them all going off at once. I don't know exactly where you are staying in Torrevieja, but it may be an idea to check out your favourite restaurants and bars to see if they're doing anything this year. I don't know of any public parties. The weather at that time of year is lovely on a sunny day from around 11am to 4pm - mid 20's in the sunshine. Before and after those times it can be very cold and you would need coats, scarves etc. We have lived here for 10 years now and had every Christmas dinner outside on the terrace. Hope you get it sorted and have a great time.
A. "Hi Joan, the address for Torrevieja Bus Station is Av. de las Habaneras, 0, 03182 Torrevieja. Hope this helps. :)
Car parking in Torrevieja
Car parking in Torrevieja
A. "Hi, here is the information you need. June to September Wednesday to Sunday: 5pm – 9pm October to May: Wednesday to Sunday: 10am – 2pm Mondays and Tuesdays closed.
Where to exchange money in Torrevieja?
A. "Hi Sam, there is a Eurochange shop in Torrevieja but, like most exchange shops, you will get less for your pound than if you use a debit card in an ATM. You may get charged for using the ATM - check with your bank first - but it still usually works out a better rate that way. :)
English speaking Special needs clubs
A. "Hi Sheylene, I have a couple of links for you that may help. The first is Help Vega Baja, they have all sorts of support groups so may be worth a look. http://www.helpvegabaja.com/index.php/support-groups The second is Help at Home, they may be able to help, or at least point you in the right direction. http://helpathomecb.com/about/ I hope this helps and you manage to find something for your daughter to do. :)
Water Park For Young Children
A. "Hi Stacey, There is an Aquapark not too far from the Habaneras Centre in Torrevieja, that may be what you are looking for. It's a smaller place with shady areas for when the kids are tired out! Here are the details. Have a good trip. Aquapark Flamingo is situated in Urb. La Siesta, Torrevieja, 2 mins from Carrefour and the Habaneras shopping centre. You can find it at the second roundabout past Carrefour on the CV-905 towards Quesada. :)
Alicante or San Javier?
A. "Hello Tony, the distance from each of those airports is pretty much the same. There is a regular bus from Alicante to Torrevieja, which might make things easier if you're not hiring a car. San Javier is a smaller airport - usually faster with customs, luggage etc., keep in mind that San Javier is due to close next January (2019) so Alicante will be the only choice from then. Hope this helps.
A. "Hi Sue, don't worry, the beaches are safe again. It was due to strong winds that the Portuguese Man of War were blown into the Med from the Atlantic. There have been no sightings for a while now and the beaches are open again. Enjoy your holiday. :)
A. "Hi Sam, there are a few shops and restaurants in San Luis itself and the big Habaneras centre in Torrevieja is walkable, probably about 30 to 40 minutes, depending on the speed you walk. You can get a bus into Torrevieja too. There is a supermarket within walking distance too. You can ask for directions from your neighbours when you arrive. :) I'm sure you will have a good time. It's a nice area.
A. "Hi Tom, sorry to say that the situation hasn't improved. In fact, most of the beach bars have been removed while they put the contract for them out to tender. hopefully, they'll be back before the summer holidays. Kind regards.
Los Balcones - Restaurants and Shops?
A. "Hi Diana, Los Balcones has an area called the Filton Centre that has some really nice restaurants and shops. There is also a supermarket just up the road from the centre. I'm sure you will easily get directions to the centre from wherever you are staying. :-)
Las Salinas Torreveija
A. "Hi Wendy, most supermarkets have a range of gluten free foods. Supercor on the N332 has the best selection I've seen. I don't think you'll have any problem with finding what you need. Enjoy your holiday. :)
A. "Hi Judith, I came across this list that may be helpful to you. https://www.torreviejaforums.com/torrevieja-local-schools Hope it helps. :)
Where do I find a detailed map of Torrevieja and the surrounding area?
A. "Hi Rick, the best place to get a street map of Torrevieja will be at the Tourist Information Office at Paseo Vista Alegre s/n, 03181 Torrevieja. In the meantime, take a look at the maps here: https://www.torreviejainformation.com/maps-for-torrevieja/ Hope this is helpful to you.
Benidorm from Torrevieja?
A. "Hola Terry, the easiest way to get to Benidorm is by coach trip. There are a couple of companies that do regular trips to Benidorm from Torrevieja. They do day trips or weekend trips, or trips including a night out at Benidorm Palace etc. Hope this helps and you enjoy your holiday.
Torrevieja Tapas Route?
A. "Hi Den, yes there is a tapas route this April, here is the information. Torrevieja's third April tapas route will run from the 19th-22nd & 26th-29th April. It will be from 12pm to 4.30 pm and from 7.30 pm to 11 pm, and a tapa and a drink will cost 2.50 euros. Enjoy!
May Fair 2018
A. "Hi Dan. The May Fair is in May this year. It's on from the 23rd to the 27th. There is no itinerary for it yet, but the horse and carriage parades are usually at the weekend. :)
Zeniamar in Torrevieja
A. "Hiya Dave, Zeniamar is not far from the Punta Marina Commercial Centre, there is a big supermarket there and other shops and restaurants. The beaches, and more shops etc. are across the main road via a bridge, and are nice and clean. Enjoy your holiday.
A. "Hello Andrew, there is a place in Torrevieja called Dive Dive Dive. They advertise that you can do a full course or just have a taster. They may be what you are looking for. Here're the phone numbers Spain Landline: 965 325 215
Cost of healthcare?
Cost of healthcare?
A. "Hi Marlene, there are no costs if you have an EHIC card and it's an emergency. We have had two family members, just visiting us, who have had to use the hospital and both have only needed their EHIC card and passport. :) Regards, Stella.
Health Entitlement whilst staying in Torrevieja
A. "Hi Marlene, you will be fine if you have a valid EHIC card. As long as you can present your EHIC card and your passport at the hospital, they will put you straight into the system. Torrevieja hospital is very efficient. :)
Bowling in Torrevieja
A. "Hi Jeanet, there is an Ozone Bowling Alley in Torrevieja in front of the Habaneras Shopping Centre. Here is the address and telephone number. Av. Rosa Mazon Valero, s/n Torrevieja. Telephone: 965 705 880. I hope this helps. :)
A. "Hi Tom, there are two options at the moment, Alicante or San Javier (Murcia). They are both about 35 minutes steady drive away from Torrevieja. If you are coming in 2019, then San Javier may be shut, there will be a new airport at Corvera, but it may be a longer drive from there, so I would stick with Alicante. Hope this is helpful.
Shopping on Sundays?
A. "Hello Dee, the law has recently changed in Valencia and most shops will be closed on Sundays through the winter. They will still be open in the summer. There are also some Sundays that they will be open during the winter, for instance, over Easter and Christmas. Best to check with your local store. :)
Quiet Residential Area
A. "Hi Michael, maybe you should be looking around the Los Olivos, Villasol, Los Frutales areas. They are all near enough to walk to the centre and the beach. I would highly recommend that you take a good look around the areas yourself and, if possible, rent for at least a month before deciding. Hope you find what you're looking for, good luck in your search. :-)
Bus from La Zenia to Torrevieja?
torrevieja to murcia airport
A. "Hi Donald. The price of a one way ticket is 6.92 euros. Here are the details.......Torrevieja to Airport: 7:00 - 9:00 - 10:00* - 11:00 - 12:00* - 13:00 - 15:00 - 16:00* - 17:00 - 18:00* - 19:00 - 21:00
Reopening of open air municipal car park near prom
A. "Hi Sue, I haven't seen for myself, but my friend was in Torrevieja yesterday and said it seemed like the car park was open as there were a lot of cars in it. I don't have any further details as to costs etc., but I hope this helps. :)
Food for children?
A. "Hi Maddie, you don't have to worry. Torrevieja has a great mix of restaurants, lots of them with British food. I'm sure you'll be able to enjoy your holiday without worrying about cooking too much.
A. "Hi Mairia, if you mean radio channels, then you can listen to them on the internet, they are quite easy to find. If you mean TV channels, then a lot will depend on the place you are renting and whether they are set up for British TV or not. You can always find plenty of sport channels showing at various bars too. Hope you enjoy your holiday.
where is phonex band carol service tonight.
A. "Hi Mairia, there are usually plenty of taxis outside the bus station. Here is a taxi number just for a back up. Telephone number +34 965 712 277.
A. "Yes, the Friday Torrevieja Market is on Thursday this week as Friday is a Red Day which is like a bank holiday in the UK. :)
A. "Hi Dave, the Friday market is on Thursday this week as Friday is a Red Day. Hope this helps. :)
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Torrevieja Football Club
A. "Hola Stuart, you can get the tickets at the ground - The Vincente Garcia Stadium - the ticket office opens 75 minutes before the match starts. 8 euros an adult and free for under 16's. Hope this helps.
Who to call in an emergency?
A. "Hello Tim, the emergency services number in Spain is 112. They will speak English. If you want to just call the local police in Torrevieja, then the number is 96 570 53 26. Hope this helps and you don't need to use either.
Pounds or Euros from ATM?
A. "Hi Will, yes, it's always best to choose the currency of the country that you're in. If you had chosen euros, your bank would have converted it at the business rate. But if you choose pounds, then the bank you are withdrawing from will convert it at their own rate, which could be anything. :)
Christmas in Benidorm?
A. "Hola Steve, I think maybe your best bet would be to get a coach trip. There are a couple of coach companies that run from Torrevieja to Benidorm at Christmas, they are good value and take the strain of arranging the trip away. You could take a look at www.coachtripsonline.com or www.viajesrosatours.com Hope you enjoy your Christmas.
A. "Hi David, we always take the walk around the lakes and surrounding area near to La Mata, there is a boardwalk you can follow. You can see the Visitor Centre from the N332 and there is a car park in front of it. If you pop in there you'll get more information. It's a lovely area with lots of birds around too. It's worth taking a snack and a drink, there are picnic tables you can sit at for a rest. :)
Taxi from Alicante Airport
A. "Hi Sally, the taxi from the airport is around 60 euros. You can get it a bit cheaper if you book online. Here's the link. http://alicanteairporttransfer.net/
Habaneras Centre or Zenia Boulevard?
A. "Hello Claire, in my opinion, Zenia Boulevard is bigger and better, there are a lot of the same shops as in the Habaneras Centre and a load more besides. It's definitely better for eating and entertainment. I would say it's well worth the extra journey and you can have a whole morning or afternoon there, or go for a meal and the evening entertainment. I hope you enjoy it.
A. "Hi Antti, There are vineyards at La Mata. If you go to the visitor's information centre of La Mata they will give you a booklet and point you in the right direction for a lovely walk. There are really good views of the lake too. The walk will take around an hour and there's plenty to see. If you're looking for a more formal vineyard visit, then there are day trips by coach from Torrevieja. :)
A. "Hi Adrian, you could try La Mata market. It's one of our favourites, the details are on this link. Hope you enjoy it.
Mud Baths near Torrevieja?
A. "The mud baths are at Lo Pagan, it’s about a 30 minute or so drive from Torrevieja on the AP7 in the direction of Cartagena. When you drive into Lo Pagan, turn left along the coast and you’ll see a windmill, this is where the salt lakes are divided from the Mar Menor with a walkway. The walkway has several platforms leading out to the mud. Take a bucket to collect the mud and wear an old swimming costume. Watch what the other people are doing and you’ll get the hang of it. Have fun.
Where to buy cigarettes?
A. "Hi Tom, yes it's true, you will need a Tabacos to buy your cigarettes in bulk now. You can spot the Tabacos shops by the brown coloured signs. There are several in Torrevieja and the price is usually the same in all of them. Some will give you a free gift though. Enjoy your holiday.
Torrevieja 'May Fair' 2017
A. "Hi Mike, Here is the Programme: :)
Ferry to Tabarca
A. "Hi Maggie, here are the details for the ferry from Torrevieja: Approximate journey time: 40 minutes. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: - Departure at 9:45 p.m. and return at 17:30 p.m. (arrival time to the port of Torrevieja). OR - Departure at 12:15h and return at 20:15 (arrival time to the port of Torrevieja). Friday, Saturday and Sunday: - Departure at 11:00 and return at 19:00 (arrival time to the port of Torrevieja). It's a lovely day out. :)
Where is la loma hospital in torrevieja?
A. "Hi Roy, here is the address and telephone numbers for it. Centro de Salud La Loma
Torrevieja to Zenia Boulevard?
A. "Hi Ursula, yes it's an easy drive from Torrevieja to Zenia Boulevard and should only take 10 to 15 minutes. It's straight down the N332 - in the direction of Cartagena - then turn right at La Zenia Roundabout. You can follow the signs. Parking is easy and plentiful. There are parking spaces all around the centre and an underground car park too. It's certainly worth a look but I hope you don't get too many rainy days. Enjoy your stay.
Chemists in Torrevieja
A. "There are lots of chemists (farmacias) in Torrevieja. The staff are very helpful and most speak good English. Look out for a bright green cross sign to find one easily. I think you would be better bringing paracetamol etc. as they're generally cheaper in the UK. Hope this is helpful.
Somewhere Special for Flamenco?
A. "Hi Sally, I can recommend Rebate Restaurant, it has a great Flamenco show at 14:15 on a Wednesday and Sunday, and 20:00 on a Wednesday evening. The setting is really special and there is lots of space. It's not cheap but it is memorable. Booking is advisable. Hope you enjoy your anniversary. :) Finca Rebate, Carretera CV 952, Km. 10,5
How to use EHIC Card
A. "Hello Alan, you would need to take your passport with you too. I would suggest going to Torrevieja Hospital, they have an A&E department there. Just go to the reception and give them your EHIC card and passport, you will then have to wait until your name is called. I hope you don't need to use it. :)
Mobility Equipment for HIre?
A. "Hi Teresa, yes you can hire all sorts of mobility equipment in Torrevieja. Here are details of Help Vega Baja, you can find them at Rambla Juan Mateo Garcia, 4
alicante airport transfer
A. "You can get a bus from the airport but no train. Here are the details.
look a good base
A. "Hi Pat, I would strongly suggest searching online before you arrive, and contacting estate agents to arrange viewings. You can try to base yourself central to the agents you choose. The agents will usually take you to the viewing. One week isn't a long time to find a place, especially if you are going to live in it, you will need some good advice. I wish you all the best in your search. :)
Football in Bars?
A. "Hi Brenda, you can tell him not to worry, there will be lots of bars showing the football in Torrevieja. Just have a walk around and find one showing the match you want to watch. The main teams are well covered. Hope this helps put his mind at rest. :)
A. "Hi Dave, Tuesday is a red day here but most places, including supermarkets and restaurants, will be open. It's really only the Spanish type shops in town that will be closed. Have a good trip, the weather is lovely here at the moment.
window blind repair
A. "Hi Brenda, you could try Bryan's Blinds. They advertise that they do repairs on outside roller blinds (Persianas). http://www.bryansblinds.com/page_2778057.html Hope this helps. :)
Punta Prima Beach Bars
A. "Hi Tom. The last I heard, the bars were actually shut down. Something to do with them not having the proper licences. You're right though, it's a shame, it used to be a good place to spend a couple of hours. Some of the acts are now playing at the Sunrise Bar off of the N332. Not a beach location, but some cracking views.
Which airport is best?
A. "Hi Pauline, there are two airports nearby. Alicante and San Javier (Murcia). Torrevieja is pretty much in the middle of the two. My preference is for Murcia as it's a smaller airport and usually quicker to get through. However, if you like airport shops then Alicante is best. Perhaps check them both out and just choose by price. Either way, hope you have a good trip.
A. "There is a cinema that shows English films in Torrevieja, also one in Pilar de la Horadada. Here's a link that appears to be updated regularly with dates and films for them both. http://www.torreviejaforums.com/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=50305&start=75 Hope you don't get too many rainy days. :)
A. "Hi Unni Marie, If the tickets are dated then I think it would be best if you phone to let them know what happened, then they may be able to help you. The telephone numbers are 966 70 21 22 or 669 41 22 33. Hope it works out okay. :)
Day Trips from Torrevieja
A. "Hi David, there are a couple of coach companies that offer day trips from Torrevieja with several pick up points. One is David's Coaches and the other is Rosas Coach Trips. Both are reasonably priced. We've used David's several times and always been happy. Hope you enjoy your holiday, the weather is usually lovely in September.
is there tourist tax in Torrevieja hotels?
A. "Hi Philip, not at the moment, it's only being charged in the Catalonia region and the Balearic Islands. Enjoy your holiday.
Christmas Weather in Torrevieja?
A. "Hi Janet, The weather in December is pretty variable. If the sun is shining it can be in the mid twenties, if it's dull then down to ten degrees. It's always cold overnight, whatever the daytime temperatures. We manage to eat Christmas dinner outside most years. The beaches are deserted, and lovely to visit if it's a sunny day. Certainly worth a visit. :)
A. "Hi Tony, there's a decent track just off of the N332. There's a cafe there too if the rest of the family want to watch. If you're staying in Torrevieja, head in the direction of Zenia Boulevard and you'll see the Go-Kart track on the right-hand side. Hope your son enjoys it.
Trips to Spanish GP 2018
A. "Hi Thomas, there doesn't seem to be anything about from Torrevieja at the moment. Perhaps there will be something advertised later in the year? You can get a high speed train from Alicante to Barcelona if you wanted to go that way. It's on from 11th - 13th May. Best regards, Carole
Do they have Energy Certificates in Spain?
A. "Hi Jean, yes the system is pretty much the same in Spain. It's usually the estate agent who arranges the Energy Certificate for the seller so, unless you're not using an agent, they should be able to provide you with the certificate. Good luck with your search.
Torrevieja Friday Market Bus?
A. "Hi Deb, yes there are buses running from the stop by the Eras de la Sal to the new Torrevieja Market. The first will leave at 8am and the second at 8:20am. Then they will run every 20 minutes. It's possible they may put on extra buses through the summer if needed. Hope this helps.
A. "Hi Mark, probably the best place to get UK groceries in Torrevieja would be the Iceland Overseas Store. Here's the address if you want to put it in your satnav. Poligono Industrial Casa Grande, Avenida Cortes Valencianas No 9 03183.
Anyone know the opening dates and times for the water park in Torrevieja ?
A. "Hi Emily, The water park is open from 9th June 2017 to 7th September 2017 inclusive. They are open daily from 11:30 to 18:00. Hope this helps. :)
A. "You could try Restaurante Vegetariano,
A. "You can call Customer Services on 900 225 235. Or try this number for English 902 322 044
A. "Our Spanish neighbour told us about Bebe Agua de Colonia from Mercadona. It's a spray and it works for us. You can buy a big refill too.
Lifeguards in Torrevieja
A. "I've just seen some details about this here:
A. "Yes, it's now moved to the new site. You can see it from the N332, not far from the football ground.
3 Kings parade in Torrevieja
A. "Hi John and Sue, the Three Kings parade in Torrevieja starts at
the Virgin del Carmen cultural center at 17:00 on Monday the 5th of January
2009. The procession will head towards Ramon Gallud (the main shopping street in
Torrevieja) and will end up at the large church on the Plaza Del Constitution
(the main square in Torrevieja). It's normally a great occasion, so I hope that you manage to see it.
Alicante airport to Torrevieja?
A. "Hello Lauren, There's 2 main ways of getting from Alicante airport to
Torrevieja, the motorway, (the AP7) and the N332 coastal road, but the best
route from Alicante airport to Torrevieja is easily the N332.
Any bars in Torrevieja showing the Rugby?
A. "Hi Paul, There will be quite a few bars in Torrevieja showing the rugby, particularly along the Los Locos part of the Torrevieja sea front.
Any bowls or short mat bowls in Torrevieja?
A. "Hi Eric, I can't remember exactly where on the page, but I know for
sure that there's bowls in Torrevieja featured in the social scene page on
this website. Just click once on the following link, then look for the Bowls club in Torrevieja -
Bowls in Torrevieja.
Any football teams in Torrevieja?
A. "Hi Steve, there's a good mate of mine in Torrevieja who's been organising friendly games of
7 a side football in Torrevieja every week for just over 8 years. They're
all English blokes and play on astro turf once a week on a weekday evening. I know that they're always looking for football teams from the UK to play against them.
Any good restaurants in Torrevieja?
A. "Hi Melanie, That's an easy one,
you'll find loads of good restaurants in Torrevieja, and we usually sample quite
a few of them when we spend time in one of the holiday apartments in Torrevieja.
Two extra special ones that come to mind is Nandos restaurant just by the Friday
street market and El Muelle restaurant along the Torrevieja seafront. If I was
pushed to make a choice of the two, I would go for Nandos, the quality of the
food there is excellent. In fact, I organised a surprise dinner for my
mother-in-law there a few months ago and she had a brilliant night.
Any gyms in Torrevieja?
Q. "Hi, Can you advise us where we can find a good gym in Torrevieja that is local? It would be nice if it had an indoor pool / spa also, but this is not
A. "Hi ya, There are loads of gyms in Torrevieja. Here are just some of them below:
Muscle Gym Torrevieja, S.L.
Aldea del Mar Sports, S.L.
Rabago Menendez, S.L.
Promociones Internacionales Inafres, S.L.
Hope this helps.
Any restaurants in Torrevieja open over Christmas?
A. "Hello Paul, we often go to Torrevieja on holiday over Christmas and the new year, and usually most days except new years day, you will find restaurants and bars in Torrevieja to be open. To be sure though, you could contact the bar owners on this link Bars in Torrevieja and on this link for the restauarant owners Restaurants in Torrevieja.
Any supermarkets in Torrevieja stock these?
A. "Over the last couple of years of staying in Torrevieja, (in one of the holiday apartments in
Torrevieja, by the beach at Los Locos), we've seen that most, (although, not all) of the
supermarkets in Torrevieja stock pampers nappies.
Any swimming pools in Torrevieja?
A. "Hi Rose, we always take our kids to the big sports centre on the
outskirts of Torrevieja, by Aquas Nuevas, can't remember the exact name of it,
but think it's something like Palacios del Esportes. It's fairly easy to find,
if you're coming from the direction of La Mata towards Torrevieja, along the
N332 road, as you get to Aguas Nuevas, you'll see a small roundabout with a
giant needle type plinth in the middle of the roundabout, turn right at that
roundabout, go along a few 100 yards, and you'll see the sports centre on the
left. In fact, for the summer, we always carry on along the road where the
sports centre is, down to the T-junction at the end, turn left and the water
park in Torrevieja is just a few 100 yards along on the right, brilliant place
for the kids. Details for the water park in Torrevieja on the link below :
A. "I know that there is a large indoor swimming pool at the sports
centre in Torrevieja. From Torrevieja town, take the Avenida de Cortes
Valencianas (often called the old Alicante road) towards Alicante. Towards the
top of this road you will see a roundabout that has a very tall 'needle' in the
middle of it. Take the left turn (third exit from memory) and the sports center
is on the left. From the Alicante direction you would travel on the N332 past
Guadamar and La Mata towards Torrevieja. There is a roundabout with the XU
Palace restaurant on the left hand side (this is a large Chinese restaurant that
is attached to an apartment block called Edificio Nautico). After going straight
across this roundabout, take the right hand fork, go straight on at the next two
roundabouts and at the 3rd, this is the one that has a very tall 'needle' in the
middle of it, turn right, and the sports center is on the left.
Anyone for tennis in Torrevieja?
A. "Hello Jayne, we often play some tennis while on holiday in
Torrevieja. We find the main sports centre in Torrevieja to be excellent for
this, but your best bet, to find out about all of the facilities for tennis in
Torrevieja, is to call Steve Durie, the local tennis coach - (a very helpful
guy), on (0034) 635 061 439.
Anyone know where this street is in Aguas Nuevas, Torrevieja?
A. "Hi Mike, On the maps I have with me in the UK, I can't see any mention of a road by that name, but I do know that there's been a lot of new buildings and new roads in Aquas Nueveas, so it's possible that it might be a new road.
Anything open in Torrevieja on All Saints Day?
A. "Hello Kim, on our previous holidays in Torrevieja over the past few years from mid October until mid November, we've seen most of the big supermarkets, like Mercadona, Carrefour, etc all close on All Saints Day, but have never come across any celebrations on All Saints Day - quite a few of the restaurants in Torrevieja will still be open though.
Any shops open in Torrevieja on Boxing day?
A. "Hi Barbara, the average Spanish person celebrates their Christmas on 3 Kings day (the 6th of January), so generally, you should find 'most' shops, bars and restaurants in Torrevieja will be open on Boxing day.
Aquopolis waterpark in Torrevieja?
A. "Hello Kim, Yep, they also sell Burgers and ice cream ! !
Seriously though, you can bring your own picnic cool box into the water park, no
problem at all. The holiday apartment in La Mata we usually book, always has a
cool box with a few much-needed ice blocks, so we always use that, but if your
rental property hasn't got one, most of the supermarkets in Torrevieja (or La
Mata) do them..
Are there any tennis clubs in Torrevieja?
A. "Hello Melinda, There's an excellent sports centre in Torrevieja,
called the Palacio de los Deportes 'Infanta Cristina', which we go to every year
when we stay in one of the Property rentals in Las Mata and even though we go
there for the swimming, I've often seen people around there with tennis rackets,
and bearing in mind that tennis in Spain is very popular, just go along there
and ask when you can play and I don't think you'll have a problem playing tennis
Bars and restaurants in Torrevieja open over Easter?
A. "Hi Janet, Well, this depends. Yes for some and no for others. The main international restaurants remain open as normal, but you may find that some of the small bars close on the Fiesta days, which are Thursday, Friday, Sunday and Monday. Easter is a great time to be in Spain with all of the colourful parades. Also, take a look at the fiestas page on this website, it gives quite a lot of info and nearer the time they normally put on the timings and dates of the processions in Torrevieja as well. More on
below for details of the holidays and fiestas in Torrevieja:
Belen 2016 in Torrevieja?
A. "Hi Lynne, lots to choose from:
Bus routes from Alicante airport to Torrevieja?
A. "Hi Robert, surprisingly, bearing in mind the large numbers of people who
would find it very useful to be able to get a bus from Alicante airport to
Torrevieja, there isn't one!!! There's no direct bus route from Alicante
airport to Torrevieja.
Buses in Torrevieja - Playa de los Locos?
A. "Hello Sue and Jim, The bus's in Torrevieja are very good,
reliable, clean and inexpensive. There's bus's that go all along the beachfront
at Playa Los Locos, don't know exact timings, but normally every 20-30 minutes.
Calle Ancora in Aguas Nuevas?
A. "Andy, in answer to your question 'Where is Calle Ancora in
Aquas Nuevas?'. You will find it on
the 'Camposol' complex, Agua Nuevas I, opposite the petrol station (Victoria Cars) on the N332.
Car hire from Alicante airport to Torrevieja?
A. "Hi Sonya, that doesn't sound too bad really - have you tried the
company on the following link - they're usually very good as well -
Car hire from Alicante airport to Torrevieja.
Carnivals in Torrevieja?
A. "Hello Sue, the carnaval parades in Torrevieja are normally on the
2nd Sunday in February and the 3rd Saturday in February. Both processions go
through the central streets of Torrevieja, including going past the main Church
square in Torrevieja. There's more details for the carnivals and fiestas in
Torrevieja on the following link -
Carnivals and Fiestas in Torrevieja.
A. "The Carnival in Torrevieja is normally mid February, but this year
Easter is early and so I think that it will be earlier in February. I believe
that the dates are due to be published very soon and I'm checking on this site
regularly for updates cos I definitely don't want to miss it.
A. "Hi Sue, the Torrevieja carnivals will be on Sunday the 7th of
February at 16:00 and Saturday February the 13th at 22.00. The parades leave
from Calle Patricio Perez and then go down Calle Ramon Gallud (the main street
in Torrevieja town centre with all the shops), and passes the big square with
the town hall and church on it. There will be loads of seats at the roadside to
hire for the duration of the carnival, and in the past there has been a charge
(about 4 euros I think), but it's a long parade and worth paying to get a good
and more comfortable view, so get there early, so you can get a seat. I agree
with Jill, it definitely shouldn't be missed, and the flights are cheap at this
time of year!
Christmas in Torrevieja and New Year in Torrevieja?
A. "Hi Karen, The bars and shops are generally open as normal, apart from Christmas day and New Years day, so you'll not be short of some retail therapy!!!
Christmas and New Years eve in Torrevieja ?
A. "Hi there Angela, As you may know, there's hundreds of bars and restaurants in Torrevieja and La Mata, some of which are mentioned on the 'Bars in Torrevieja' and 'Restaurants' pages on this site. But to narrow down your search I have heard that The Harp Irish Bar and The Bull and Bush, both of which are in Aguas Nuevas, Torrevieja, are good places to be for fun, good food and a party atmosphere. Or if you venture to La Mata, people speak highly of Domino bar and restaurant too. In Spain, as in the UK, it is worth booking early to avoid disappointment, so get booking and Happy Christmas!
Concerts in Torrevieja ?
A. "I heard that concert was really good, I missed it but I did see the Shakira concert in Torrevieja earlier in the year. There have been a couple of big Spanish bands appearing in the Torrevieja concerts, but nobody that I knew. If I know of anything later in the year I will put a message on this notice board to let you know.
Cycling in Torrevieja ?
A. "You could take the CV 905 from Torrevieja north towards the AP7 motorway, because the CV 905 has a cycle path, from here you could explore some of the other small towns and villages.
A. "Another suggestion would be the Paseo del Dique de Levante or Eastern Dock Promenade. It's the Eastern breakwater and is 1,355 meters long. It goes all the way out to a lighthouse, and provides a spectacular panoramic viewpoint. There is a cycle lane underneath this super promenade.
Dates for the Carnaval in Torrevieja ?
A. "Hi, the carnaval is on the 3rd and 9th of February. I also love the
Carnival and will be in an apartment rental on holiday in Torrevieja during
February and will be at the carnaval from start to finish and won't miss any of
it. I normally keep a keen eye on the Fiestas page on this website cos they
normally update it around Christmas time ready for the new fiesta dates for the
Dates for the Christmas nativity in Torrevieja ?
A. "There's never a fixed date for the inauguration of the 'Belen' (Christmas Nativity) in Torrevieja, but they usually start work on it around the first week of December. During recent years it has been on public display from around the 12th to 15th December. This year, Torrevieja will be holding the annual 'Christmas Carols in English' in the main Church square on the evening of Friday 14th December. The 'Belen' will probably be on display then.
Discos and bars in Torrevieja ?
A. "Hi Trevor and Louise, hopefully, we can help you to be less worried.
Any shops open in Torrevieja on Easter Sunday ?
A. "I really don't think that you'll find a supermarket open on Easter Sunday,
but you'll probably find a local cafe / bar open, and they may serve snacks or
tapas. Having said that, UK run bars and restaurants will more than likely be
open, so it depends upon where you'll be staying.
Festivities in Torrevieja for Christmas and 3 Kings Day ?
A. "Hi Chris, There's usually a 3 Kings parade in Torrevieja, just by the main Church square at about 9pm on the 5th of January.
Fiesta in Torrevieja ?
A. "Hello Jean, I assume you mean the May fair in Torrevieja, if so, you
should find details on the page below :
Fiestas in Torrevieja ? Holidays in Torrevieja ?
A. "Hi Chris, The link below should help you :
Flights to Murcia airport or Alicante airport from the UK ?
A. "Hi Josh, There's not a lot in it really - It might be about 5 euros cheaper to get from Murcia airport to Torrevieja, rather than from Alicante airport to Torrevieja.
Golfing in Torrevieja or nearby areas ?
A. "Hello Rita, there's some golf courses within a few minutes drive from
Torrevieja, so you could either drive or get a taxi, to them. Here's the golf
courses that I know about :
Good diving or snorkelling in Torrevieja or nearby areas ?
A. "You can get a boat from Torrevieja Harbour (full day trip) to a local island called 'Tabarca'. This is a fantastic snorkelling area. You can get a bus from La Mata into Torrevieja which drops you off right by the harbour where you can pick the boat up. I believe the boats run in the summer at 11.00hrs and returning 18.00hrs (every day except Friday).
Habaneras shopping center in Torrevieja ?
A. "Hello Margaret, the Habaneras shopping centre isn't open on Sundays
in April - thank goodness!! We're hoping the Sunday opening culture that we have
in England doesn't start in Spain!! It is open on the other 6 days of the week
Habaneras shopping centre in Torrevieja (part 2) ?
A. "Hi Angela, the Habaneras shopping centre in Torrevieja is a brilliant place to get some bargains while on holiday in Torrevieja. If you're looking for some photos of the shopping centre - just click on the link below :
List of shops in the Habaneras Shopping Centre ?
A. "I love shopping in Habaneras commercial center and always make at
least one visit there whenever I'm on holiday in Torrevieja. I think that the
shop you are referring to is called 'De Casa'. It's on the lower floor of the
shopping mall, and it's directly under the Cristal Shop. I loved the shop so
much that I picked up a business card when I was on holiday last spring. I
wanted to buy a set of large baskets, and a mirror for my dining room, but my
husband pointed out that it may be tricky to get them in the suitcase, although
I think they can arrange shipping. All is not lost, cos we are travelling down
by car at Easter and staying for 2 months in an apartment in Torrevieja, so my
husband won't have any reason to stop me this time!! The telephone number on the
business card is 0034 966 705 302 and it's also the same number for the fax.
I've also sent this website my map of the habaneras shopping center and they
said that they will be putting it on this website soon.
Los Locos in Torrevieja ?
A. "Hello Julie, to be in a holiday apartment in Los Locos is ideal, you'll be close to everything you could ever need,
including bars, shops and restaurants, plus the beach, depending on where you'll
be in Los Locos, is between 1-10 minutes
Market day in Torrevieja on Wednesdays ?
A. "Hi Lisa, We've been going on holiday to La Mata, (a few
miles from Torrevieja), every year for about 7 years, often visiting Torrevieja
while there, and to my knowledge, have never seen a market in Torrevieja on
Market days in Torrevieja over Christmas and New year ?
A. "Hello Ingrid, the main market in Torrevieja is on every Friday, but if there's a Fiesta on that Friday they will hold the market on the Thursday, the day before, instead.
May fair in Torrevieja in 2010 ?
A. "Hello Tim, the Torrevieja May Fair is usually during the first week
in May, but there's no exact date set for it yet (I think they will be published
A. "Hi Tim, The May Fair in Torrevieja will be from the 5th to the 9th
of May 2010.
May fair in Torrevieja 2011 ?
A. "Hi Lenny, You're right, the mayfair in Torrevieja is usually really
good and well worth going to. It's usually at the very beginning of May, however
the exact dates for the May Fair in Torrevieja for 2011 are not published yet. I
trust that this website will put the dates on their fiestas page as soon as they
are known. Have you had a look at the information on the fiestas page, it may
help you with details of the other fiesta in Torrevieja too:
May Fair in Torrevieja
Old Tower that gives Torrevieja its name ?
A. "Hello Paul, I don't know the answers to the other questions on Torrevieja you have, and you may get other ideas on this, but I'm fairly sure that the tower that gives Torrevieja it's name is on the border between La Mata and Torrevieja. On the way to La Mata from Torrevieja, go along the coastal road, and when you get to the bend in the road that goes to left at Cabo Cevera, you will see the old tower just on the right. You probably know this already Paul, but for those who don't know the translation of this, Torre means tower and old means vieja = Torrevieja. The words go the other way around in Spain, so in England, you would say Old tower, but in Spain, it would be Tower old!
Opening dates for the Habaneras shopping centre in Torrevieja ?
A. "The Habaneras Shopping center in Torrevieja is not open on Sundays in November, but recommences Sunday opening (10:00 to 18:00) from the 1st Sunday in December right through Christmas and including the first week in January.
Opening times for Carrefour in Torrevieja ?
A. "Hi Pauline, the answers now on the supermarkets page, on this link : Supermarkets in Torrevieja
Opening times for Carrafour in Torrevieja over Christmas ?
A. "Hi Valerie, going by previous years, Carrefour will be open on the 24th of December, 31st of December and the 7th of January, but will probably close earlier than normal. it will also be open as usual during the week, including the Saturdays, but probably not on the 6th of January, as this is 3 Kings Day.
Opening times for supermarkets and shops in Torrevieja ?
A. "Hello Chris, as you can see from similar questions on this page, the larger supermarkets in Torrevieja will be open as usual, but closed on the 1st of January and the 6th of January, this will probably apply to the smaller supermarkets as well. This answer also applies to the opening times for the shops in Torrevieja as well.
A. "You've picked a good week to go to Torrevieja as there's lots of celebrations during that week. Have you seen the fiestas page on this website? I get all of my info from here on this website for the local and national fiestas: it's really good. I've just had a look, and at the moment the fiestas page says about the parade on the 5th of January in the evening, I suppose cos this is a standard procession (and well worth a look), but nearer the time there is normally a timetable of other events for the Christmas, New Year and Three Kings week. In England, when Christmas is over and New Year has passed, everything is finished and we go into 'winter' mode again, but in Spain the fiestas just go on and on. I would recommend that you keep your eye on the fiestas page for further information on the fiestas for the Three Kings celebrations and for any other time that you visit Torrevieja."
Opening times for the Habaneras shopping centre in Torrevieja ?
A. "Hi Tim, The Habaneras shopping centre is open from 10am to 10pm
from Monday to Saturday.
Out of Africa restaurant in Torrevieja ?
A. "If travelling from the south into Torrevieja on the N332 from Mar Azul area, continue past the tiled beachside promenade just prior to the salt belt and Out of Africa restaurant can be found a couple of hundred yards further on the right hand side. Hope these very rough directions help. (We've never tried it, but are planning to go there this year !)
Public holidays in Torrevieja
A. "Hi Keith, there's never any public holidays in Torrevieja in
February, the only festivities in Torrevieja for February, are the carnivals on
the 7th and 13th of February (these dates in February change each year): take a
look at the fiestas page for more info,
www.torreviejainformation.com/torrevieja-fiestas-and-holidays. The next
public holiday in Torrevieja is March the 19th which is Fathers Day (in Spanish
it's San Jose or Dia del Padre) and then it's the Easter holidays. Hope this
Restaurants in Los Frutales ?
A. " Hi Margaret, your best bet is to walk to the main coastal road and turn right towards Torrevieja. Just a short distance and you will be at Los Locos, here you will find a selection of bars and restaurants (British, Irish and Spanish) offering good food at reasonable prices and some also do other entertainment like karaoke and singers etc too.
Spanish bars in Torrevieja ?
A. "Hi Kim, there's lots of bars and restaurants along the front
promenade of Torrevieja, where you can have a nice meal with good views out to
Swimming pools in Torrevieja ?
A. "Hi John, There's an Olympic sized swimming pool in Torrevieja. In
Spanish, it's called Pabellon de Deportivos and it's just underneath the red
number 23 on 2nd map from the top, on the website page here -
Torrevieja Sports Centre.
Things to do in Torrevieja ?
Q. "We are going on holiday to Torrevieja in July. We have 2
children aged 15 + 12. Can we keep them amused? We are aware that there is a
festival on the 15th,ish. What can we expect? We are hiring a car at the
airport. Where are the best places to visit during our stay?
A. "Hi Lisa and Alistair, We have 3 kids, aged from 2 to 9, and whenever we go back to Torrevieja on holiday, (every year!), we always take a trip to the funfair, just behind the night-time market at the seafront, they love it there, they also love watching the fiestas in Torrevieja. (The fiestas page on this website gives good information on them). We've been at different times of the year, and even in the months of October and November we've been on the beach some days.
A. "Hello Lisa and Alistair, in addition to the good ideas
mentioned above, there's lots of things to do in Torrevieja, there's also the beaches
in Torrevieja, but one of the best things to do, is the excellent water park in
Torrevieja, can't remember the exact name for it, but it's something like
Torrevieja Aquapolis and if you've got children you have to visit this Aquapolis
in Torrevieja, it's great, they have something there for all ages, there's also
picnic areas in the shade. For more details, just click once on the following
Things to do in Torrevieja (part two) ?
A. "Hello Dianne, I've never been myself, but my 22 year old daughter
goes there every year, when we go back to one of the holiday apartments in
Three Kings celebrations in Torrevieja ?
A. "Hi Rosemarie, Wow, you're thinking ahead!!
Three Kings in Torrevieja ?
A. "Hi Stuart, The last time I was in Torrevieja on holiday for the 3 kings parade was a couple of years ago, so hope what I can tell you is still correct. We just went to the main Church square in Torrevieja about 11pm and saw the 3 Kings come past the Church square, well worth seeing. As for parking, we just parked on the outskirts of Torrevieja and walked the little way in.
Times of the Good Friday processions in Torrevieja ?
A. "Hello Mary, We go to the Easter parades in Torrevieja every
year, in fact, we organise our flights from the UK to the Costa Blanca to
coincide with the parades, so that we never miss them. They really are worth
Water parks in Torrevieja ?
A. "Hi Chloe, The water park in Torrevieja is absolutely great for
children of all ages.
Water sports in Torrevieja ?
A. "Hello Josh, Try the following numbers as they offer a selection of water sports like wind surfing, para-sending, para gliding, surf kiting, diving and water skiing etc.
What's the weather like in Torrevieja ?
A. "The weather in Torrevieja is very good for most of the year, 2 of our favourite times of the year, weather-wise, is April and October. We go on holiday to Torrevieja twice a year every year and it's always April and October when the climate is absolutely perfect! There's a very good page on this website for the weather, which is automatically updated every 30 minutes with the latest weather, we have the page saved to our favourites, as we're always looking at it.
What's the weather like in Torrevieja in April ?
A. "Hi Kelly, I recently spent my first holiday in Torrevieja in April,
and it was absolutely fantastic. Because I'm so used to the English weather in
the UK, I bought long trousers and jumpers, but had no need for any of that!!
It was t-shirts and shorts all the time. On a couple of days it was a little
chilly in the morning, but by the time 10am arrived it was back to the normal
warm sunshine again!
What's the weather like in Torrevieja in November ?
A. "Hi Linda. I spent last November in Torrevieja to escape from the
dark, cold and damp England. I can tell you from first hand experience that, the
majority of the time, it was bright, sunny and warm. During the day the
temperatures in the sun were still up to the mid 20's, so T-shirts were the
order of the day. It was nippy, in comparison, at night and first thing in the
morning, but, from memory, averaged approximately 12-14 degrees at night (I
would recommend a fleece or coat for first thing in the morning and
evenings/nights). I was happy with this Spanish night time low as it was still a
few degrees higher then the UK mid day high!!! Have a lovely holiday, wish I was
going now, but I have to wait until January for my next holiday to Torrevieja. I
always spend the whole of every January in one of the Property rentals in
Torrevieja, it works out cheaper than living in the UK for the month and a heck
of a lot warmer as well!!.
Wheelchair hire in Torrevieja ?
A. "You can hire wheelchairs in Torrevieja from the "Help" organization.
They are a voluntary group based in Rbla Juan Mateo Garcia 4, 03180 Torrevieja,
telephone number (0034) 965 704 282.
Where are the childrens play parks in Torrevieja ?
A. "Hello Claire, There's quite a few small childrens play parks in
Torrevieja, as soon as you walk around the backstreets for a few minutes, you'll
see the parks every few miles or so, but easily, the best park for children is
the park of nations, also known as Parque de las Naciones, this is a very large
park, with swings, slides, lakes where the ducks and geese are waiting for your
children to feed them!!
Where to stay in Torrevieja ?
A. "Hi Darren, there's quite a few Property rentals in Torrevieja, just a
case of looking around on the internet, or perhaps looking around on this
website for ideas. There's a fair bit of choice. When I go back to Torrevieja
every year on holiday, I tend to stay in one of the holiday apartments by the
Park of Nations, which is an excellent spot.
Where's the Habaneras shopping centre in Torrevieja ?
A. "Hi Sue, You don't say which part of Torrevieja you're coming
from, and I don't know which parts of Torrevieja you know, but hope these
directions to the Habaneras shopping centre can help you. If you were at
the Parque de las Naciones, (park of nations), and went to the part that was the
nearest to the Torrevieja street market, ok so far ? Right then, if you
were standing on the pavement outside the park and facing the location for the
street market, you will see a fairly busy road in front of you, you will know if
you're looking in the right direction, if, when you look across the road and to
the left, you should see a very large office block named Tabisam, just walk to
your left along the side of this road, go over the next roundabout, passing the
petrol station on your left and you'll see the Habaneras shopping center a few
100 yards down on the right, just before the gigantic Carrefour supermarket.
I spend one month a year in holiday apartments in Torrevieja and always try to
get along to the Habaneras or Carefour for shopping whenever I'm there.
(The Torrevieja aqua park is a few minutes walk behind the Habaneras shopping
centre). Hope these directions are ok for you Sue, please let us know if
they were ok!!
Which good restaurants in Torrevieja serve good sea bass ?
A. "Hi Marion, One of the best restaurants in Torrevieja for seafood and shellfish is El Pescador, the sea bass in there is really tasty and the lobster and prawns are brilliant. In the 8 years that we've been going to Torrevieja on holiday, we've always had a meal in El Pescador every year and it's always been a good meal. Definitely one of the best seafood restaurants in Torrevieja.
Windsurfing kit hire in Torrevieja ?
A. "Hello Andy, I've been going on holiday to Torrevieja every year for a few years and although in that time, I have seen a few windsurfers in Torrevieja, I have a feeling that windsurfing in Torrevieja may not be very mainstream, but I have seen a big group of about 15-20 windsurfers on the section of the sea between La Mata and Guardamar, usually Sunday afternoons, and very often in the cooler months for the Costa Blanca, between October to May.
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