Torrevieja the perfect place to spend your holidays
Torrevieja is a tourist town whose life revolves around the sea and salt. Its two huge salt flats, La Mata and Torrevieja, are surrounded by modern urbanizations.
Connected to each other, these salt flats have been declared a natural park, and from La Mata they connect directly with the sea. The salinera exploitation is as old as the Christian era, but had its time of expansion in the s. XIX. At present the salt of Torrevieja is exported to the whole world, and its annual production exceeds one million tons.
In Torrevieja, the maritime tradition keeps alive in the important activity of the fishing and commercial port, as well as in the numerous moorings offered by the Real Club Nautico Torrevieja and Marina Internacional. At the end of the Paseo Marítimo are the wharves where the ships used to travel to Cuba with salt and they brought back some popular songs, the habaneras, a tradition that encourages the crowded corals that the city celebrates every summer.