Los Altos is a suburb of Torrevieja, about 5kms from the lively town centre itself.
Torrevieja is surrounded by two large natural saltwater lagoons, which form the well-known “Salterns of Torrevieja”. It is situated on the Costa Blanca, approximately 40 minutes south of the international airport at Alicante.
Los Altos isn’t a resort in the package holiday sense, there are only a few hotels, and the area is much loved by the Spanish, who flock here during the summer months for their holidays.
The town is surrounded by excellent urbanisations, all boasting pools and beautiful gardens, the area enjoys fabulous beaches with fine sand and crystal clear waters.
Many 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 spoken.
All in all Los Altos is an ideal holiday destination for the whole family at any time of the year.
All of the local beaches around Los Altos hold the European Blue Flag for ‘Clean Sea and Excellent Facilities’; La Mata, Los Locos, El Cura, El Acequión and Los Náufragos together make up the beaches of the Torreviejan coast.
There are marvellous coves in the northern part, as well as the saline swimming pools, which can be found beside the Juan Aparicio promenade right in the centre of the town. Both the promenades and fishing port are attractions in their own right for visitors to this part of the southern Mediterranean.
During the day Torrevieja offers a range of leisure and entertainment activities and facilities. Fantastic beaches and terraces along the promenade have numerous playgrounds and areas of interest for the little ones.
The aqua park (Aquópolis) is popular in the summer months with families and all ages.
You can enjoy the local coastline from the sea by going on a trip on the Tabardo cruisers equipped with catamarans in which you can observe the beauty of the natural seabed.
Excursions to the island of Tabarca and trips all along the coast of southern Alicante are available.
For lovers of ecological and environmental tourism, a visit to the lakes of La Mata and Torrevieja to enjoy a mud bath is recommended. The curative properties for a large number of rheumatic dermatological, heart and respiratory complaints are well known.
Open Air Markets
Every Friday Torrevieja holds one of the largest open-air markets in Spain and sells all kinds of food, textiles, clothes and accessories. A smaller market can be found at La Florida on a Saturday. Street markets can be found every day of the week in different areas.
The town has a good shopping area with lots of independently owned shops selling a variety of goods. An indoor market is open daily where you can buy fresh produce; fish, meat, fruit and vegetables.
Bars & Nightlife
Torrevieja has a variety of entertainment for the young and the young at heart. There are more than a hundred night bars. Most of these are concentrated in the El Baluarte area in La Punta. This area has become a major attraction for thousands of people from all over the world.
A truly cosmopolitan variety of bars appealing to different tastes can be found. Try, Casablanca, Bésame Mucho, Pata Palo, Tía Roqueta, Tirachinas, Iris Pub, La Cantina or Correcaminos, you are sure to find the place that suits among them.
The internationally renowned macro-discotheque Pachá, as well as the historic Look and KKO clubs are the natural climax to the famous nocturnal pub-crawl (la ruta del Bakalao).
Los Altos has it's own international restaurants and bars to choose from and obviously heading into Torrevieja you will come across a wide variety of restaurants catering to all tastes. You can try traditional Spanish, German, English and Italian fare, and much more.
From fast food, right up to fine dining, there is a choice to suit every budget. Try the famous Barlovento, a traditional fish restaurant with seafood that you can choose from the aquarium inside the restaurant.
The town square itself is very picturesque; at Christmas it hosts a magnificent Nativity scene, which takes over the square.
The Costa Blanca offers a variety of golf courses, the three closest to the town are Villamartin, Las Ramblas and Campoamor, with all three courses offering a different challenge. Villamartin, built in 1972, was the host for the European Tour 1994.
The surrounding countryside has an abundance of orange and lemon groves, distant mountain ranges and vines growing in the valleys, Take a trip for lunch in one of the many local ventas (rural road-side restaurant), which serve wholesome traditional.
Los Altos is an ideal location for both summer and winter sun holidays; with an average of 320 days sunshine each year. The area is regarded by the World Health Organisation as having the healthiest climate in Europe.