Over the last few years, Torrevieja in South Eastern Spain has been converted into a first-class tourist resort. It has a population of about 82,000 and is now a bustling city which is surrounded by two large saltwater lagoons inland which are famous for the huge population of flamingos that they contain.
There are some great beaches close to the town centre including Playa Del Cura and Los Locos. The latter has lots of bars and restaurants along the front, and there are more in the back streets. There are lots of shops including butchers, fishmongers, bakeries, and supermarkets, providing everything you could need including meat, and fresh fish straight out of the sea.
The beach of Playa Del Curais only a five minute walk away and has a promenade that is only for pedestrians and a lot of restaurants where you can relax and enjoy a meal while keeping an eye on the kids playing on the beach.
There are lots of things to do in Torrevieja which, just to begin with, has four 18-hole championship golf courses, and one of the best yacht clubs in the country. There are tennis courts and also a flying club, together with a riding school where you can hire a horse. In addition, there is a municipal sports centre which has covered tennis courts, athletics, a sauna, and an Olympic-size heated swimming pool for the winter.
On top of that there is a bull ring, municipal football stadium, a 10-pin bowling alley, water park, theatres, cinemas, a fairground, and a vast soft play centre for the kids. In addition, there are daily coach trips to the Terramitica theme park which is the largest in Europe and is suitable for both adults and children.
The city is extremely popular with tourists and holidaymakers since it is only about 20 miles from Alicante and San Javier airports. In fact, Torrevieja would be an ideal place to buy a retirement home in the sun, or simply for an overseas investment for those who do not want to have all their capital tied up in the UK.
At BeckettHanlon we have been locating properties for overseas investment for our clients for over 20 years, and we always have a selection of townhouses, apartments, and villas available. Obviously, we are familiar with all the local laws, and we can help you with mortgages, viewing, transportation, and everything else you need in order to make an informed decision.