Situated around 50km to the south west of the resort of Alicante on the Costa Blanca you will find the city of Torrevieja. This is a wonderful place to visit with some magnificent views of the surrounding area. In order for you to explore the area surrounding that you can view from this beautiful city then you should arrange Torrevieja car hire.
If you do arrange this then there are plenty of places that you can then visit during your holiday in this part of Spain. However there is just as much to explore in and around the city itself.
As you drive around this part of Spain (ideally in your Torrevieja car hire) you will notice large white mounds. This is the salt that has been produced from the lakes that surround this city and also Orihuela. Around more than half a million tons of salt is produced each year from these lakes to be then distributed around the world and in Spain for use on food.
There are numerous theme parks situated along the Costa Blanca that you and your family can enjoy from the likes of Terra Mitica to Aqualandia. Both of these are to be found located near to Benidorm which is around about 1.5 hours drive away but is reached along the main road (carreterra). The first attraction Terra Mitica offers a wonderful selection of rides for people of all ages along with a number of shows in which you and your family can be involved.
Of course the big reason that we choose to visit the Costa Blanca is to enjoy the sun, sea and sand. But if you want to add a little excitement into your day then a visit to Aqualandia is advised. Here you will find a wide variety of different water based activities including some extreme rides such as the Big Bang, Kamikaze and Black Hole rides.
However if you would prefer to do something a little more sedate when visiting Torrevieja then take a trip back into Alicante using your Torrevieja hire car and visit the Castell de Santa Barbara. This castle towers over the city and was built in 400BC by the Carthaginians and after this both the Romans and Moors chose to use it as their base in the region. Wander around the castle over the drawbridges and through the tunnels and dungeons and get a feeling for what life was like for those who resided within its walls.