To do in Torrevieja

To do in Torrevieja

Updated March 17, 2024

There are plenty of things to do in Torrevieja.  Relax on the beach.  Visit the Torrevieja water park Aquopolis. See the salt lakes with flamingos and other bird life.  Take a boat tour to the island of Tabarca. If you like golfing there are several courses around Torrevieja. For shopping you can explore the Habaneras Shopping Centre or Zenia Boulevard. Or maybe you will enjoy the Friday Market or the Craft Market? For more inspiration, see the tips below or this Tourist map, or the official tourist site (mobile version of the site), or the iPhone app or Android app.

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In and around Torrevieja you will find

Money (↑)

  • Tip
    • For tapas, coffee etc – round off to the nearest euro or other appropriate amount, leave the smallest coins.
    • Lunch or simpler dinner, up to even numbers (a few euros or cents).
    • Nice restaurant in the evening 5-10%, up to even numbers.
    • Taxi – round up, but also okay to leave no tip.
  • Card payment
    • ALWAYS choose to see and pay in Euro! Very often you need to choose, to see or use € or your local currency!
    • Choosing other currency will give an extremely bad exchange rate.
  • ATM
    • NEVER ever use ATMs that is just called “ATM” or Euronet and is not a banks ATM, they can have fees up to 25% of the withdrawal!
    • ALWAYS select to see and withdraw money in Euro, not your own local currency, carefully check what is suggested.
    • Choosing other currency will give an extremely bad exchange rate.
    • Almost all banks have extra fees when you use theirs ATMs, but it is still most often cheaper than get Euro from a bank or a currency exchanger at home. The fees varies but is likely to be:
      • €2 – €5 withdrawal fee
      • Currency conversion fee from your local bank
      • Possibly your bank’s withdrawal fee.
    • Some banks with lower fees in Torrevieja: Up to 5€: Bankinter, Cajamar, Kutxabank. About 5€: Deutsche BankSabadell. Other banks = may be more expensive.
  • Torrevieja Bank Holidays 2024

Tourist information (↑)

Spanish times for meals (↑)

You can eat when you want, but here is how the Spaniards do.

Breakfast (desayuno) at 8.30-10.00

Breakfast usually consists of coffee with baguette or some kind of pastry eg Magdalena or Churros. Many just take a cup of coffee and nothing else (surely still full after the very late dinner!). One goes out in the morning and buys freshly baked bread. If you only drink a cup of coffee for breakfast, it is common to eat something small between 10.30 – 12.00, similar food as for breakfast.

Lunch (almuerzo or la comida) at 14.00-16.00

Before lunch you eat some tapas (egg dishes such as tortillas, various cooked vegetables, Spanish sausages, chips, minihamburger etc.). You often get a random tapa for free if you order a caña (small glass of beer), a little glass of wine or other drink. You eat a tapa in a cafe even if you have lunch at home afterwards. At lunch it is affordable prices, you can get 2 or 3 dishes cheap in many restaurants.

It is also now that it is siesta, many shops have closed at least 14-17.

Between meals food (merienda) at 17.30-19.30

In order for you to get through to dinner, you can now take a sandwich, small piece of sausage or cheese, a cup of coffee or something sweet as ice cream or churros in chocolate.

Dinner (cena) at 20-23

If you didn’t get any merienda, there will be tapas and beer before dinner.

Videos (↑)

Here is a film by Alegria International Real Estate about Playa del Cura, the beach located next to the apartment. It gives a good picture of how the beach looks at high season in July and August. The beach has public restrooms, also for disabled people. The beach is shallow so it is safe to swim even far out. There are also life guards, should something go wrong.

A video about Torrevieja in Spanish, to get you in the right mood 🙂

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