Situated on the southern edge of Torrevieja salt lake is the large residential area of Los Balcones. Of all the city’s outer lying suburbs, Los Balcones offers the widest range of property types and prices, from million euro mansions to studio apartments for less than 40,000€ There are 2 contrasting areas of Los Balcones, bisected by the CV-95 main road. As you enter the area on the right is the salt lake and large Torrevieja Hospital that has the reputation of being one of the best in Europe. The area running next to the salt lake is relatively flat with a mix of private townhouses, quads, bungalows and villas and a bit further on are the excellent value gated communities of Lago Jardin 1 & 2 offering a range of apartments and townhouses with communal swimming pools, parks, tennis courts, a library and a bar/restaurant. There is a lovely community feel to the place with walkways lined with flowerbeds and fountains, and neighbours chatting over their garden fences.
On the other side of the main road the land rises in a series of hills where you find the larger more extravagant villas sitting side by side with more humble villas, bungalows and townhouses where the views over the salt lake to the sea are quite spectacular. The area enjoys excellent facilities with plenty of bars and restaurants, supermarkets, a pharmacy and the lively Filton centre. There is a large playground and sports area overlooked by a huge statue, and Torrevieja Tennis club. At the very top of the hills right on the outskirts of Los Balcones is the popular Via Park 111 commercial centre offering a variety of bars and restaurants that are great value for money. From Torrevieja main bus terminus there is a handy bus to Los Balcones that covers the whole area, runs until 22:00 and costs 1.35€ (bus route E)