Spend some time just people watching.
As before - people watching. Great place toi do very little and chill out. New pedestrian areas a great boon. Street market along the town every evening with great street artists. Way too many to report. Great times always had there. Some teriffic resteraunts espec one which is way off the main track called Eldorado, rum by Alfred & Manolo.
Fab deserted beaches
Beaches at Guardarmar long safe sandy beaches - mile upon mile of deserted beach. Lots of dunes and private bathing areas. Out of town towards La Mata. Turn off at the big new furiture shop on right hand side drive down through Palmaral area and right onto the beach.
The Constitution Square
Locally called as Plaza de la Constitucion is located close to the Town Hall and the Archpresbyteral churh of the Immaculada Concepcion. The square is also made of ceramics in ochre and dark tones highlighted with a small fountain featured by a rock. Also close to some banks, cafes and restos and shopping possibilities as well.
"My first trip to mainland Spain..."
Torrevieja (toro-vie-eca) is situated between the estuary of the Segura river and the Sierra Escalona. It is 41kms from Alicante and 53kms from Murcia. Torrevieja has 20kms of unspoilt coastline and an abundance of cliffs and coves. Many of the homes are used by foreigners as holiday homes and this means that a mix of cultural influences are found. There are also a lot of golfing services and many luxury hotels and residential complexes. A new sport, hotel and golf resort has just been built, only 1 mile from the coast!
The photo is a view from the villa on the Las Ramblas golf resort.
"What there is to do..."
Torrevieja is an ideal destination because it has a wide range of activities to apeal to anyone. It has beautiful, clean beaches with warm seas, Spanish, Chinese, Italian, Indian and British restaurants as well as two airports close by. In the picture you can see La Zenia, one of Torrevieja's many beautiful beaches. However be warned, mainly on Sundays the beaches around this area can become very crowded due to the large number of Spainards enjoying their day off!
There are numerous street markets in Torrevieja and the surrounding area. The biggest, compromising of 1200 stalls, is found in the New Torrevieja urban area and is held every Friday.
When staying in Torrevieja, Alicante and other surrounding areas I would recommend a trip to Cartagena (pictured). It is a fort town and is now an operating port. It has some of the most exquisite Spanish architecture in southern Spain and has a rich history.