Torrevieja city centre and its main beach, Playa del Cura offer a vibrant atmosphere and many great activities. Property in the area is almost exclusively residential and holiday apartments with some traditional Spanish town houses stubbornly standing their ground. For property seekers that are on a tight budget and like being in the centre of the action, this is the ideal place. Long term rentals can be found for as little as 220€ per month for a studio or 1 bedroom apartment and similar apartments for sale start from just 25,000€ It is wise to look for long term rentals at the end of summer and during winter, due to the fact that many property owners that don’t have a long term tenant by the time summer comes prefer to let short term to summer holidaymakers which is a lot more lucrative.
Being in the city has many advantages, and although not for everyone, it is a great place to live. There are shops on your doorstep, pharmacies, supermarkets, handy 24hr mini marts, the popular Friday Market and the main Torrevieja bus terminus. Don’t feel like cooking ? no problem, there are tapas bars on practically every street corner that either have superdeals such as a tapas and small beer or glass of wine for as little as 1€ and many of them don’t charge at all for the tapas, it comes free with your drink order. The Friday Market is an excellent place to get in your week’s fresh produce shopping at bargain prices and throughout the city there are fresh fruit & veg shops and butcheries offering a fantastic selection of products. Playa del Cura is in the heart of the city and has lovely golden sand and gentle seas, ideal for small children. During the summer months there are beach facilities and lifeguards as well as a selection of beach and watersports.