Torreta is a quiet residential area on the edge of Torrevieja. It’s a Mediterranean heaven for residence, as it has a good selection of amenities, gastronomy, and nature. Bordered by the salt lake, it has a unique location with access to walking, cycling and hiking trails. Torreta is surrounded by beautiful nature, but also enough services to make daily life easy and comfortable. Please let us introduce you to this beloved area in Torrevieja!

Where is Torreta located?

Torreta is an area on the Eastern border of Torrevieja on the Costa Blanca, Spain. It is located next to the salt lake: Laguna Salada De Torrevieja. Bordering on the other sides are Nueva Torrevieja, El Chaparral, and Playa De Los Naufragos. 
It’s easy to reach other cities. Benidorm is one hour away and the beautiful Mar Menor only 30 minutes. It’s connected through the national road N-332 and highway AP-7, taking you anywhere in no time. 

The Closest Airports:

Murcia / San-Javier (RMU) 29 kilometres
Alicante / Elche (ALC) 45 kilometres

The Closest bus station:

Comercial Centre Habaneras 1.5 kilometres
El Salado bus stop on Calle Antonio Conesa Morales 1.6 kilometres

What to do in Torreta?

Salt lakes

Torreta has the advantage of being out of the city centre and next to the salt lake. This makes it a very calm and green environment, ideal for walking, hiking, or cycling. The lake itself is habited by pink flamingos and many other bird species, making it a popular place for bird-watching as well. 
The lakes are Europe’s biggest salt supplier, and the pillar on which they built the city. The salty seawater refills the lakes, and over thousands of tons of salt have been won from here. Rare algae that live in the salty water give the lake its pink hue. During sunset, this can turn into all kinds of colours, and with the backdrop of mountains, it’s an unbelievable sight. 
The lakes also have health-benefits. Living nearby already improves general well-being, thanks to the clean quality of air. It is a conserved area, so you’re not allowed to swim. However, you can go to designated bathing places to take a mud bath. People with psoriasis or eczema problems really benefit from this. Over the years, many people with skin, lung, or heart problems have taken refuge here. 
You can take a guided tour in a train to the lakes and learn more about them. They take approximately one hour and costs between €5 and €7 It’s very informative and fun!

Commercial Centre Habaneras

A shopping centre full of restaurants and leisure. There’s oversight and lots of light. It’s easy to get around in the many stores that provide everything from clothing to technology. A couple of names you’ll find here are: Mediamarkt, Claire’s, Guess, Zara Home, H&M, IKEA, Intersport, Douglass, and much more.
The restaurants are on the first floor: 
100 Montaditos 
Foster’s Hollywood
Lizarran Tapas
Udon Asian Food
They organize free events for kids, where they do arts and crafts. This way the little ones don’t have to get bored. Furthermore, they provide a lot more free services like Wi-Fi, charging stations, free parking, and rest zones. It is completely adapted to people with special needs. 
You can also borrow umbrellas, baby cars, and wheelchairs for free. For families and expecting mothers, there are special parking spaces. 

Parque De La Naciones (The Park of Nations)

This lovely park lays South of Torreta. With 35.000 square meters this is one of the biggest green areas in Torrevieja. It is a wonderful escape from the city with flora and fauna. The park is home to native animals, that swim in the artificial boat lake and walk alongside you. There is a café, and also a children’s play area with swings and slides, separated from the animals. It makes for a lovely walk or picnic! 

What to do nearby

Aquapolis water park in Aguas Nuevas. An exciting day out for all ages, with calm rides, rapid slides, and plenty of relaxing areas to lay in the sun. There are also good restaurants and splendid lifeguard services all over the park.
Golf on one of the 5 award-winning golf courses in the area. La Finca Resort in Algorfa is 20 minutes North. Villamartin Golf, Las Ramblas Golf, Hotel Golf Campoamor, and Las Colinas Golf & Country Club in Orihuela Costa are 20 minutes South. 
Nightclubs El Parking, Velice, or Genius in the Zona El Parking in Aguas Nuevas. In the harbour are more nightclubs, such as Bacanal Puerto and Marina Niki. Dinner, drinks, and dances can be done here!
Shopping in La Zenia Boulevard, 13 minutes South in Orihuela Costa. This is the largest shopping mall on the Costa Blanca, with over 150 stores structurally ordered in a pleasant environment. 
Dique de Levante Breakwater, better known as the ‘cholesterol stroll’. This scenic pier of 1.5 kilometres is a must-see in Torrevieja. Many doctors recommend walking it once a day as a part of a healthy lifestyle.  The beautiful stretch enjoys views on the ocean, the harbour, and the local fishermen catching fresh fish. Halfway you’ll be greeted by a statue of a woman saying goodbye to a sailor. This tells the story of life in Torrevieja many years ago. It’s a beautiful picture. 
Museums and historical settings, like the Salt Museum in La Mata. Furthermore, the Museos Flotantes Delfin S-61 y Albatros III where you can see an old genuine military submarine. It’s an interesting tour with translations. 

Services in Torreta


Torreta is not as dense with restaurants as other areas of Torrevieja, but there is still a good offer. These are some of our recommendations:
Restaurant El Lobo Blanco, the best-rated French/international kitchen in Torrevieja. The food is sophisticated, the presentation is brilliant and the service is kind.  
Chez Danne Bar Restaurant, for Mediterranean kitchen. They serve great quality fresh food.
Restaurant Torretasia, for Chinese and Thai kitchen where you’ll get a lot of quality for little money. 

Essential services

The infrastructure and services in this area are arranged well. There is a mix between retired second-residence owners, and full-time residents. This gives a good selection of local services, suitable for families with children and elderly.
All important amenities, such as pharmacies, a school, bus, bars, and convenient stores are within close reach. From the centre point of Torreta, the entire area is available within 7 minutes driving. Any other services like Central Commercial Habaneras, the hospital, and the rest of Torrevieja are nearby. 

Climate and weather in Torreta

This area has 325 sunny days a year and the average annual temperature is 18.2 degrees Celsius! The summers are warm, since it is further away from the coast. The salt lakes also add a special element to the climate. Combined with the sea and mountains it forms a microclimate that is one of the healthiest in the world, according to the WHO. 

Property market in Torreta

Torreta is a calm residential area with low rise bungalows, town houses, villas, and flats. They are classic Spanish style and a lot have special bargains. The prices in this area are exceedingly good, with many resale properties.  Also, there is an offer of new build villas and town houses. These are more expensive and modern. 
The people living in this neighbourhood are generally mixed between Spanish and Northern-European. There is a large percentage of full-time residents, creating a community all-year round. The local bars and restaurants keep this alive with music, drinks, and get-togethers. It is a wonderful place for people who are looking to enjoy the Spanish lifestyle without all the hustle and bustle of the city. 

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