A couple of years ago, I set off on an adventure to the North of Spain. I stayed in blissful harmony in the top of the mountain in a cute isolate village for 3 weeks. After some beautiful views and miserable days I decided to go and venture to another part of Spain. Another part that had sun, sea and sand. After a bit of research, I stumbled across a seaside city called Torrevieja. Most alike places such as Benidorm and Alicante, yet not as busy and further Sout, meaning HOTTER! Well the thing that attracted me the most was the pink salt lake I must admit. So there I was off. I got my bus tickets and began my 24 hour journey from North to South of Spain.
The buses had a few mishaps and I did nearly miss my transfer with one. Yet they are so cool. With TV screens to surf the web and a whole host of movies and TV shows readily available. Update please megabus! I opted for an Air BnB, then you can get right in the centre. Many of the hotels were a long a strip or not really aesthetically pleasing. This apartment was 10 mins away from the beach and had a balcony for when I wanted to cook at home! I think you get it I recommend this place. Here are 5 reasons why!
1. Las Salinas de Torrevieja
A beautiful bright pink salt lake within the national park. It truely is an experience, one that most visitors avoid. It is a bit of a walk but easy enough to find. I love it as its peaceful and calm and you can just float on the water, in the sun with a beer in hand. Perfect right! You need to wear the right shoes as the salt floor is a danger for your feet. Also an extra tip – take a huge bottle of water to rinse yourself with. Walking 20 mins home with salt crusting off you is not pleasant. Yet all in all loved it. It makes your skin silky smooth and just is a sight for sore eyes.
We are staying in the vicinity of the salt lake for this one. Whilst you are there you can indulge in a lovely relaxing spa day! head off into the bushes, where you will find there revitalising mud swamps. We are really going back to nature here but it feeling amazing. Slap on some warm mud, roll around have some giggles, and was it off with a float in the pinkness. If these are not already just two reasons for you to head to Torrevieja I cant please you!
3. Drinks at Las Columnas
This is the only thing on my list that is gonna cost you money! Not really a lot if you do not want it to. I didn’t haha. Yet you cant go away without divulging into a fruity cocktail or a crisp glass of wine. When it comes to the views in Torrevieja then this is the spot! You can walk miles along the promenade, and see many restaurants to get your teeth stuck into. However they are busy, loud and lack class. Like many seaside resort spots! However walk on a bit further up a hill and lying on the cliff edge is this place. Quiet, calm and comfy seats overlooking the sea with the sun setting on the horizon. I can not vouch for the food, but it makes a great seat for a cool glass of wine.
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4. Cala Ferris Beach
This is the sort of town where everyone heads to the same convenient beach and we are like a herd of seals, soaking in the sun. Yet if you want that quiet paradise spot of calm and serenity then take a nice long walk to Cala Ferris beach. Its a beautiful walk along the beach, where you pass fancy houses and can dip your toes in the sea along the way. I would recommend taking a snorkel set as there is some amazing marine life close to the shore. The best bit there were only ever about 5 other people! Ha.
5. Walk along the pier
This may seem cheesy but I am a hopeless romantic. There is nothing better than a long walk under the moonlit sky. There pier is lovely and long especially on a full moon. You can walk to the end and look out onto the sea. It is just a perfect way to spend the night.
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Whats your summer favourite holiday place?