The Spanish coastal town of Torrevieja is known for being a great tourist center of the region, and as such, much better explored with the help of our Torrevieja car hire services. The fact that it is a center for the region shows in its population, figuring somewhere around ninety thousand inhabitants; the town also features a Natural Park featuring two salt lakes and about twenty kilometers of coastline, divided into six large beaches.
The town has been around since the early 18th century when it started as a small fishing village built around an old guardtower; the name Torrevieja means 'old tower'. Tourism however has brought many developments to the town, allowing it to evolve far what being a simple fishing village could've allowed for.
The village would also be an important center of salt production, as evidenced by the two salt lakes it sports, and interesting enough, even though the town was destroyed in an earthquake in 1829, the salt basins were re-opened and the town wast rebuilt.
Salt is still an important industry in Torrevieja and a major employer, so much so that there's a Museum of Sea and Salt that you can visit while on your stay there.
This development had been relatively recent, thanks to a rather large number of British expatriates making Torrevieja their home during the past few decades.
The town offers a lot of shopping opportunities for those inclined to search for this type of holiday activity. There are well over two thousand shops which sell everything from furniture to leather, to electronics and gifts. Obviously there are also many real estate opportunities to look for for those interested in owning a part of Torrevieja like so many have done before them.
These are the main highlights that you can see while in Torrevieja, make sure to employ our Torrevieja car hire services so that you can explore the place and its surroundings in much more detail than you would otherwise be capable with if you were to not have a rental car at your disposal.
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