Torrevieja is a seaside city located on the Costa Blanca about 30 miles south of Alicante.  Originally a salt mining and fishing village as it is located between the sea and two large salt lakes.  There are a few hotels and the area is much loved by the Spanish who like to come here during the summer months for their holidays. The town is surrounded by excellent urbanisations, all with pools and beautiful gardens and the whole area enjoys fabulous beaches with fine sand and crystal clear waters.  The lovely marina hosts a number of excellent restaurants around it.  Thousands of people from the north of Spain and northern Europe have set up home permanently in the town.?The local people are friendly, and welcome both national and international tourism. English is widely spoke. The area known as Punta Prima in the south of Torrevieja is becoming very popular for Europeans buying property as there is a large number of new developments building very modern properties which are close to the fabulous La Zenia Boulevard.