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Playa Glea - Campoamor

Really nice beach - a large cove. Restaurant, beach hut in summer selling food and drinks.
Want a massage? Several masseuse willing to give you a massage whilst you sunbathe - very relaxing!
Marina situated next to beach.
Playa Glea - Campoamor

This is personally my favourite beach. Jet skiing from the beach in the summer and of course the massage, what more can you want, with sun, sea and sand ... oh bliss!!


Mini Golf
 
18 hole mini golf course situated on the roof of the La Mosca Commercial centre (Playa Flamenca) - overlooking the sea.
May 2013 - price per person per game €5
Bar and restaurant. Free Wi-Fi.


Zenia Boulevard (Orihuela Costa)
 
 
 
 

Located at La Zenia - Zenia Boulevard Commercial Centre, opened in September 2012 and is the largest shopping centre in the province of Alicante. 5,000 free parking spaces and 150 shops such as Primark, C&A, Lefties, Zara, H&M, Swarovski, Laura Ashley, Inside, Gerry Weber, Jack & Jones, Deichmann, Claire's, Bijou Brigitte, Adidas, Decathlon, jewellery, Leroy Merlin, mobile phone shops, Media Markt (electrical), florist, hairdressers, bowling alley, casino, Al Campo supermarket, cafes and petrol station which are all located on the ground floor.

Restaurants are on the 1st floor; Muerde la Pasta, Burger King, Foster’s Hollywood, Subway, Kebab Express, Good Rices, Lizarran, Come and Cane, Argentinian restaurant, Wok Centre, Brewery Las Palmas.

Also on the first floor is a Children’s play area.

Put on your walking shoes - its a lovely commercial centre.

Some evenings they hold entertainment in the square – further details can be found at www.zeniaboulevard.es


Go-Karting

Enjoy speed? Then don't miss out on going to the Go-kart track situated on the N332 Orihuela Costa. Great fun for the kids and kids at heart.
Karts for the whole family; juniors, adults and the Hondas for those of you that want even more speed.
Go Karting

Did you come 1st, 2nd or 3rd?



Nations Park, Torrevieja

Located off of the N332 in Torrevieja. Lovely gardens, trees, water features and children's play area. Excellent area for sitting and relaxing.
Nations Park, Torrevieja

Water features, pathways, children's play area, lawned areas, trees.


Torrevieja Fountain

Opposite the Marina in Torrevieja. Some very nice cafe's situated behind the fountain - especially "Carnival"
Torrevieja Fountain by Night

Great atmosphere in Torrevieja during the Summer evenings. Market traders are selling their wares every evening. Enjoy sitting out with a drink a meal, or an ice-cream.


Torrevieja - Fun Fair

Situated next to the Port car park. Open during the summer season. Great for the kids and kids at heart.
Torrevieja - Harbour Delfin S61 Submarine

The “Delfin S61” – is situated in Torrevieja harbour. Built in 1973 and retired from active service 10 December 2003. It was donated to Torrevieja town council by the Minstry of Defence in February 2004. Take a tour of the boat, and sample what life would be like onboard.


Ten Pin Bowling

Large ten pin bowling alley situated in the Ozone Complex - next to Las Habaneras shopping centre.
Also in the complex you have a Casino, eating places and a Spanish cinema.
Playa Flamenca Commercial Centre

The Playa Flamenca Commercial centre is a large complex with bars, restaurants and shops.
Enjoy the Blues Brothers? Then don't miss going to the Temple Bar where they perform 3-5 times per week. You have English, Chinese, Indian, Thai, Hungarian, Italian restaurants and an English supermarket and greetings card shop.


Torrevieja - Promenade

30 December 2011
Torrevieja - Promenade

30 December 2011


Torrevieja - Promenade

30 December 2011
Torrevieja - Promenade

30 December 2011


Torrevieja

30 December 2011


Torrevieja

Fountain, grass, palm trees on the promenade between Playa Cura and Playa Los Locos beaches.
Torrevieja

Fountain just past Playa del Cura beach, heading towards Playa los Locos beach


Torrevieja - Harbour

Nice restaurants located by and opposite the harbour. Try Brisas del Mar - excellent restaurant.
Fishing trips and trips to the islands of Tabarca on a glass bottom boat from the harbour.
Immaculada Concepcion Church

Located on Ramon Gallud (one of the main streets through Torrevieja town).
Nativity scene in the plaza in front of the church during the festive season.
Easter week evening celebrations start and finish at the church.


Punta Prima

31 December 2011


Playa Punta Prima

Just 20-30 minutes walk from Los Altos this popular beach has a wooden hut during the summer months selling snacks and drinks. There is a fantastic Spanish restaurants - Punta Prima Restaurante that looks over the sea.
(photo 31 December 2011)
Cala Ferris

The palm fringed beach of Cala Ferris is located near the Nautilus restaurant, at Punta Prima.

Punta Prima

31 December 2011


Semana Santa (Easter week celebrations)
The pasos is carried proudly on the shoulders of the Costaleros.
La Mata

Long golden Sandy beach located North of Torrevieja.
Lovely beach with bars and restaurants.


Marina - Campoamor

Situated next to Playa Glea beach.
Las Habaneras Shopping Centre

Situated in Torrevieja, approx 10 mins drive from the Orihuela Costa area.
Shops situated on 3 floors - lift and escalators. 2 underground floors of parking.
Shops include; H&M, C&A, Bijou Bridgette (jewellery), designer sunglasses, perfumery shops, English bookshop, Mobile phone shops, Zara, sports shops, DIY, home furnishings, designer clothes shops, Masters electrical, jewellery shops, Spanish clothes shops, shoe shops.


Playa Flamenca Saturday Market

Situated in Calle Nicolas Bussi. This market is held every Saturday morning throughout the year. Its in one very long flat road, so makes it easy to shop - so guys be warned!!
Items include; clothes, shoes, rugs, ceramics, bedding, towels, gifts, fruit and veg, cosmetics, toiletries etc etc. A great market.
Christmas decorations at Las Habaneras Shopping Centre



La Mata Natural Park


     
3 January 2013


La Finca Golf Course (Algorfa)

Situated approx 15-20 minutes drive from the Orihuela Costa area. Lovely drive along roads lined with orange and lemon groves.
The course is situated at the foot of Mount Escotera and opened in 2002.
Par 72. 6,394 metres, 19 holes.
Has a driving range, putting greens, chipping area, practice bunker.
Telephone number (0034) 96 596 70 58
This photo was taken on 24 November 2006 and as you can see the golfers are playing in shorts and t-shirts. An ideal day for a round of golf!
Cala Capitan Beach - Cabo Roig

Situated at Cabo Roig. Popular beach in the summer.


Lo Pagan Beach

Situated 10-20 mins drive from Orihuela Costa (25-30 from Torrevieja town). Lovely beach, very popular with the Spanish. Toilet cubicles in the summer! Bars and restaurants along the front.
Lo Pagan Beach - Costa Calida

Lo Pagan is very popular for the mud flats - so if you fancy covering yourself from head to foot in mud then this is the place to come.


Playa de las Higuericas - Torre de la Horadada

Situated 5-10 mins drive from Orihuela Costa (15-20 from Torrevieja town). Long sandy beach.
Villamartin Plaza

Located at Villamartin. Variety of bars and restaurants. Very close to the golf course. Great atmosphere in the summer months - well worth a visit. Restaurants include Eduardos, Fairways.


Playa Flamenca Beach

Two coves, lovely golden sand. Bars, restaurants, shops including post office, Den Engel (lobster restaurant) newsagents.
Playa Flamenca Beach

Second of the two coves, lovely golden sand. Popular beach, especially during the summer period. New promenade and palm trees (see photo below).


Playa Flamenca Promenade

New promenade at Playa Flamenca
October - June - every Tuesday and Thursday keep fit on the promenade at 10.00am - see you there?
La Zenia Beach

La Zenia beach - two coves, restaurant/cafe that overlooks the beach/sea. Very popular beach.


Guardamar Beach

Guardamar beach, located 15 mins drive from the Orihuela Costa area. 10 mins from Torrevieja.
Very popular and busy beach in the summer. Volleyball nets. Restaurants and bars along the promenade. The town of Guardamar is in walking distance from the beach. Photo taken 6 February 2007 on a sunny, cloudless day with just a few people enjoying the beach.
Campomar Beach/Guardamar

15 mins drive from Orihuela Costa, 10 mins drive from Torrevieja. Park at the Campomar Hotel (which you can see on the right of the photo). Childrens play area. Very long sandy beach. You can walk to Guardamar beach which is lovely along the seashore, especially today, 6 February 2007, when we had the beach almost to ourselves, the sun was shining, temperature in the mid 20's and we were wearing jeans and t-shirt. Where were you? Properties in February start from £110 per week, flights are not expensive. Why put up with snow and rain in England when you can enjoy the sunshine and beach with us?

Do you have a celebration whilst you are holidaying here on the Southern Costa Blanca?

My Piece of Cake - Fuente Commercial Centre
for Birthdays, Anniversary, Wedding and Christmas cakes. Can definately recommend ordering your celebration cake from this shop.
Birthday Cakes

www.mypieceofcake.co.uk

Crazy Golf - Torrevieja
 
18 hole crazy golf course situated in Torrevieja - cost today €3 per player. 24 January 2014 in the sunshine.


The Belen - Outside Immaculada Concepcion Church, Torrevieja
(December - 6 January every year)
 
 
 
 
Nativity scene in Torrevieja (Calle Ramon Galud) outside Immaculada Concepcion Church
There is always one "naughty" character - can you find it?
Christmas 2011


Las Ramblas Golf

located between 2 ravines on the shore of the Mediterranean and enjoys spectacular views. Difficult course.
Las Ramblas Golf

Situated in Orihuela Costa, 5 mins from the beach.


Nautilus Restaurant

located at Punta Prima, enjoy a meal or a drink overlooking the sea, great location.
(Photo taken 31 December 2011)
Aquopolis Water Park (Torrevieja)

Entry prices for individuals
Adults €22.50
Children (0.90-1.40m) €17.40
Senior (65 + years) €17.40
Children less than 0.90m free admission
Lunch €5 (hamburger, fries and drink)
Open beginning of June - mid September
http://www.torrevieja.aquopolis.es/en
Online booking: https://webstore.parquesreunidos.com/parquesv3a/parque.aspx


Nautilus Restaurant

located at Punta Prima, enjoy a meal or a drink overlooking the sea, great location.
(Photo taken 31 December 2011)
Punta Prima

31 December 2011


Playa Del Cura Beach, Torrevieja

Located in Torrevieja town, lots of bars, restaurants.
Terra Mitica Theme Park, Near Benidorm
Terra Mitica Theme Park, just 1 hour 15 mins drive from Torrevieja/Orihuela Costa. Opens everyday at 10.00 til 10.00pm in the summer (see their website for off peak opening). Price 2008 - €34 (discount vouchers available).
Lots of water rides, roller coasters, dodgems, eating establishments. Good day out.
www.terramiticapark.com


Caves del Canelobre

Located near Busot the Caves of Canelobre, located 24km from Alicante.
Caves del Canelobre

www.cuevasdecanelobre.com


Algar Falls

Located near Altea, about 1 hour 30 mins drive from Torrevieja/Orihuela Costa you will find the Algar Falls, which are beautiful natural waterfalls.
Algar Falls

The Fonts D'Algar (Algar Falls) has a restaurant, barbecue and picnic facilities.

There is an environmental museum and a horticultural nursery, where a duct system uses the natural springs waters to irrigate the plants and trees.


Via Park 3, Los Altos

Liberty's bar and grill, Spud Murphys (fish and chips), Post Room with Internet cafe, CK1 bar/restaurant, Rendezvous cafe and newsagents, Damo's Irish bar, Welcome Inn bar (with 2 pool tables and a snooker table) Ghandi Indian restaurant, Gran Chino Chinese, Lime Bar, Tony's Music Bar, Langan's bar.
Via Park 5 (situated in Dream Hills) Los Altos
Via Park 5 bars and restaurants


Flamingos on the salt lakes on the drive from Alicante to Orihuela Costa/Torrevieja

Look out for the flocks of flamingos which are on the salt lakes driving from Alicante airport.


Terra Natura, Benidorm
 
 
 
 
Terra Natura wildlife park situated in Bendiorm is approx 75 mins drive from Torrevieja/Orihuela Costa.
Areas divided into Pangea, Europe, America and Asia. There is also a marine centre and waterpark.
Animals include; elephants, camels, monkeys, jaguars, tigers, lions, aviary of birds, horses, spiders, bee hive, insects, rhinos, fish, sharks and a lot more.
Good day out if you enjoy wildlife (have now been twice).
Prices 2012, Benidorm Terra Natura;
Adults €25 each, Children €20 each, OAP's €20 each

Waterpark also in Terra Natura.

There is also a Terra Natura in Murcia

http://www.terranatura.com/Eng/Inicio/Index.aspx


Rio Safari, Elche
 
 
 
Rio Safari Elche is situated in Elche, approx 40 mins drive from Torrevieja/Orihuela Costa.
Exhibitions include: Parrot, Elephant and Sea lions.
There is a train ride that takes you around the safari. You can feed the giraffe, swim with the sea lions, restaurants, snack bars and a pool.
Good day out if you enjoy wildlife (have been twice).
Prices Sept 2013:
Adults €22.50 each, Children 3-12 years €17 each, OAP's €17 each
Price includes train tour, reptile cave, aviary, crocodile farm, educational farm, animal exhibitions and the swimming pool.
Open winter 10.30-18.00
Open summer 10.30-20.00
Shows everyday:
Parrots: 12.00 and 15.30
Asian Elephant: 12.45 and 16.15
Sea Lions: 13.30 and 17.00
Prices and times correct as at September 2013.
www.riosafari.com
(photos taken September 2013).


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