Torrevieja Districts Explained: 7 areas to buy property and live

Guide to buying real estate in Torrevieja: 7 official districts with detailed overview and map. Which one suits for the summer vacation or permanent living? Where to invest for renting out, which areas to avoid? Complete guide.
Torrevieja is a smаll town located on the Costa Blanca. It is home to a large number of emigrants from Great Britain, Germany, Scandinavia, Russia and other Europeans who come on holiday or mоve here.

1. Playa del Cura

Let us start with the coastal zones. Suppose you find yourself in Torrevieja during the high season and decide to go to the beach. In that case, you are very likely to get to the main place of the city, which is Playa del Cura. This is the name of the entire area around the beach. It is the most popular place for swimming in the Mediterranean Sea and sunbathing on soft sand.
Main beach if the city
It has all the necessary infrastructure: umbrellas, sunbeds, rescue service, water transport rental, numerous bars, cafes, etc. The popularity of Playa del Cura sometimes turns into a disadvantage: it is relatively short, that is why it can be crowded. Because tourists from different parts of the city come here, there are problems with parking. In the past, tourists complained about people coming to Playa del Cura at six in the morning and leaving their umbrellas and chairs at the beach for the whole day. Since 2018, a fine has been imposed for such place "reservations".
Property near Playa del Cura
The most wanted accommodation here is a real estate located within walking distance of the sea, up to Habaneras Avenue. These quarters have been built up point by point since the 1960s. A 2-bedroom apartment in a new building costs from €120,000, while a similar "secondary" option starts at €50,000. When buying villas and apartments here, you can always count on tourist and investor demand.

2. Centro

As we move south, we get to Centro. The area between the sea and Diego Ramirez Pastor Avenue is the best option for permanent residence and not only because it is easier to get to the beach from here. On the other side of the avenue, there are a lot of illegal immigrants residing in the area. That part of the Centro is called El Molino, and if you are not scared to live with such neighbours, you can find some very affordable options there.
Coastal photo from Torrevieja
Real estate on the first line of the Centro area
The area to the south of Diego Ramirez Pastor Avenue is much more attractive. It is the cultural centre of Torrevieja. Tourists usually visit the House of Architects, the Philharmonic, the theatre, the Salt and Water Museum and the casino. There is also the Church of the Immaculate Conception (Iglesia Arciprestal de la Inmaculada Concepción), built in 1844, and the Church of the Sacred Heart (Parroquia Del Sagrado Corazón), which is a striking example of modern architecture.
There are almost no new buildings in the Centro, and the quarters are filled with small houses built in the 70s: the 2-bedroom apartment costs around €80,000. There is no beach, but a port, so Centro residents usually visit Playa del Cura. On the other hand, there is a yacht club in the port, so people who like to sail and do some water sports will love it here.
Port of Torrevieja
Port of Torrevieja

3. El Acequión – Los Náufragos

Until recently, the area's rocky beaches were the most unpopular in the city. Desiderio Rodriguez Avenue is a major street that is connected to the coastal strip, providing a heavy traffic flow right next to the beach. There used to be plenty of public housing for those in need: small brick houses with tiny balconies were home for gipsies. For the most part, the area is covered with multi-storey buildings and townhouses built in the 80s. Their price starts at 50,000 EUR. Some buildings do not have an elevator – you can stumble upon some bargain offers on the fourth or fifth floor in such a house.
Beach in El Acequión – Los Náufragos area
Acequión Beach
Previously, property in El Acequión – Los Naúfragos was 20-30% cheaper than in Centro or Playa del Cura. Over time, however, the local population has changed: the area is popular among French and Belgians, and a Madrid investor announced the construction of two skyscrapers called La Baraka. The first "tower" will be a 4-star hotel, which will be one of the largest on the entire Costa Blanca. And another high-rise building will offer apartments with sea views. Prices for local properties are expected to rise when constructed.

As you might have guessed from the name, the area is divided into two zones. Los Náufragos is remote from the centre. There is also a water treatment plant close by. So this part of Torrevieja Is considered less attractive. By the way, it does not do any bad for the La Veleta luxury urbanisation, which is located on the far side of Los Náufragos, in the very south of Torrevieja. La Veleta offers villas worth between 800,000 and 4,000,000 EUR.

El Acequión is almost merged with the Centro, where you can find mostly high-rise towers. There is also the Doña Sinforosa Park, where people love to gather and organise concerts. The skate park is also worth seeing: you can not only ride the board, but also watch ducks and other birds there. The main "green" attraction of El Acequión is the picturesque Parque Jardín de las Naciones (Park of Nations).
Parque in the city
Parque Jardín de las Naciones
The beaches of Los Naugrafos and El Acequión overlook the port of Torrevieja, so the water here is not the cleanest. On the other hand, there is a beautiful bay and absolutely no waves.

4. Playa de Los Locos

Back to where we originally started, but now we are moving from Playa del Cura to the north rather than south. Suppose you sail along the coast – after a few stone ledges called "Cala" you will arrive at Playa de Los Locos, Torrevieja's second most famous beach, named after the entire area. The beach is both sandy and rocky, not as crowded as Playa del Cura. Next to the beach, there is a nursing home.
The area is relatively quiet. Few Spaniards live here, mostly Romanians, Swedes and Russians who come here a couple of times a year. You can buy a one-bedroom apartment there for as little as €50,000.

A little further away, you will find the oldest gated residential complex in Torrevieja called Palmeral. It has a large communal zone with swimming pools and courts. The price of the apartment there starts at €160,000.
Residental complex "Palmeral"
Next to the beach there is the "Three Heights Area" – Aldea Del Mar. At the moment these are the tallest buildings in Torrevieja (El Baraka towers have not yet been finished). The planning of apartments there differs from floor to floor. Across the street, there are several residential communities of the Aldea Apartamentos. The main one is a cluster of two- or three-storey chalets of Mediterranean style, built around a large pool.
Residental complex with communal pool
It is worth saying a few words about Los Frutales. This part of Torrevieja is popular among Finns, Swedes and Brits. There are no major shopping centres, no loud karaoke bars or restaurants. It is a tranquil sub-district with a high standard of living and quiet neighbours, fully representing the private sector: chalets and bungalows, united in communities with swimming pools and gardens — a new 80m² house in such a "conjunto" costs around €120,000.

As we move to the north, we get to Torre del Moro, one of Torrevieja's main attractions. This tower first appeared in the city in the 15th century, but it was located elsewhere, and then it was destroyed. It was then decided to reconstruct it at the highest point of the city, and over time the surrounding quarters were also named after Torre del Moro. This area is located on a hilltop, so most of the accommodation offers sea views.
Main tower of the city
Torre del Moro
Torre del Moro is considered a perfect area for permanent residence. There are many new buildings and recreational places here. Locals love to relax in the Molino del Agua Park, which is known for its paved paths, ponds and pine forests. The same with the Aromatico Park, which is famous for its variety of plants and herbs. Another advantage of the area is the prestigious Ciudad del Mar school. Famous supermarket chains such as Mercadona and Dialprix are located here.
Park with the river
Molino del Agua Park
Because of the rugged stone coastline, residents of Los Frutales and Torre del Moro visit La Mata beach, a suburb of Torrevieja. It is a 10-kilometre stretch of sandy beach popular among young people.

5. Nueva Torrevieja – Aguas Nuevas

Now let's talk about areas that are located a bit further from the sea. Aguas Nuevas stretches beyond Los Frutales and Torro del Moro. This area is also situated on a hill, so the owners of the properties enjoy the Mediterranean Sea from their windows. Aguas Nuevas has good infrastructure: offices, shopping centres, squares and alleys, a large private hospital and easy access to the N-332 highway.
Aguas Nuevas view
Balcony view in Aguas Nuevas
Part of Nueva Torrevieja – Aguas Nuevas district is a "sports town" with football fields, tennis courts, swimming pools, basketball, volleyball and other. There is also an Aquopolis water park.
Sport district
Nueva Torrevieja includes the Los Anjelos sub-district, an area with small chalets and townhouses built in the 60s. The large office district called Casa Grande is located nearby, so many people that live here have fast access to work.

6. La siesta – El Salado – Torreta

It is difficult to call this part of the city a district; instead, it is a few communities, which are united into one administrative unit. The farthest part is called El Chaparral. It has a unique location between the two lakes surrounding Torrevieja – Laguna Salada de La Mata and Laguna Salada de Torrevieja.
Pink salt lake
Laguna Salada de Torrevieja
This makes it cooler than other parts of the city and not so dry. El Chaparral is separate from the rest of the town, which is why it is loved by Scandinavians, who prefer privacy and do not feel bad about driving to the sea.
Torreta Florida urbanisation
Balcony view in Torreta Florida community
Gipsies live in the El Salado and Torreta III communities, and there is mostly no greenery or swimming pools. And Torreta II, Torreta Florida and Camping Mi Sol Caravan, which are closer to the centre, are the best for European residents. There is also an infrastructure for bicycle riders.

7. Los Balcones

On the other side of Laguna Salada de Torrevieja (the salt lake) is the Los Balcones district, the last one on our list. This place is in demand among Scandinavians and Germans, who settled here with great pleasure — especially those who have asthma and older people, who benefit from breathing the salty air.
Salt lake and other areas
View of the salt lake and other areas from the Los Balcones side
Los Balcones offers chalets, townhouses and bungalows; the offer starts at €120,000. A new commercial centre will be built there shortly. The area's prestigious communities are surrounded by pine trees and palms, making it the greenest place of the city.
Construction in Los Balcones area
From here, you can get fast to both the salt lake and the sea: if you cross the N-332, you will already be in El Acequión – Los Naúfragos area, which is located in a walking distance from the port and centre of Torrevieja.
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