Around 50 kilometres south of Alicante you will find Torrevieja, which is the 3rd largest city on Costa Blanca. Torrevieja has a population of 110.000 inhabitants. However, it is proven that every day a year more than 200.000 people are staying in Torrevieja. Torrevieja is a huge tourist magnet due to magnificent climate forced by the two salt lakes and mountains inland which creates a micro climate.
Until 1802 Torrevieja was more or less nothing more than a guard tower. Tower (torre in Spanish) has given the city the name today. Torrevieja means old tower in Spanish. Soon production of salt was moved to what is Torrevieja today. In 1829 an earthquake completely destroyed Torrevieja. First in 1931 Torrevieja was declared a city.
In 1991 Torrevieja had 25.000 inhabitants. Today Torrevieja has inhabitants from more than 100 countries. The last years Torrevieja has been undergoing a great reformation. Many streets have got new different tiles and street lights. New parks are being opened the famous and popular promenades are being expanded.
Below you can read about different popular things to do in Torrevieja.