Torrevieja (translates to “Old Tower”) is a very popular destination for tourists and also for foreigners moving to the Costa Blanca. There are many British, Scandanavians, Irish and Germans living there.
Torrevieja is a cosmopolitan city, which is full of life and has a great mix of Spanish, English and Irish bars, as well as a large selection of restaurants. Due to the large number of English people living and travelling to Torrevieja, you don’t necessarily have to speak Spanish, as many of the locals that work there speak English. There are also 2 international schools in Torrevieja.
There is a lovely beachfront and promenade, lined with shops, bars and restaurants, which are next to the Blue Flag beaches, Playa del Cura being the most popular.
Torrevieja offers a central location, which is very affordable to live and buy property. There is also easy access to 2 airports (Región de Murcia Airport and Alicante Airport).
The weather in Torrevieja is mostly sunny all year round. The warmest month is August, with an average maximum temperature of around 31ºC. The coldest month of December, has an average high temperature of around 14ºC (Torrevieja Weather).
There is an efficient bus service in Torrevieja. There are links to the main places in Costa Blanca from Torrevieja from the central bus station, including direct buses to Alicante Airport.
Torrevieja is conveniently located on the main national road (N-332). The N-332 runs for 386km from Cartagena to Valencia. The road can get congested, especially in the summer, as a lot of the way it is single carriageway. The AP-7 highway is only located about 10km away and this road takes you along the meditaranean coast, from the border of France and Spain to Vera in the Almeria province in the south.