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Torrevieja is situated around 50km to the south-west of popular Costa Brave resort of Alicante on Spain's Mediterranean coast. And to chose cheap car hire in Torrevieja - Calle Orihuela provides the freedom to cruise the wonderful N332 coastal road with serene sea views.
Torrevieja, which means 'old tower' in Spanish, mixes the charm of the Castellano south with the traditional Catalan north of the Valencia region. Both languages are widely spoken in the town but navigating with car hire in Torrevieja - Calle Orihuela is simplicity itself as English is widely spoken also.
The whole Orihuela and Torrevieja region is well known for producing salt and huge lakes of the stuff encircle the Alicante road. Every year more than half a million tons is manufactured in the region. Seeing the factories really makes you appreciate what you sprinkle on your chips on a Friday night!
The ancient city became famous around the start of the 19th century when, other than salt production, tourism and fishing were the staple of local commerce. Car rental at Torrevieja - Calle Orihuela, just a few streets from the jetty, is a great way to see the town.
Many Torrevieja houses and hotels are found around the old harbour region with more than 900 private sport boats and 300 fishing vessels. Why not unwind at the end of the day with a jug of Sangria at one of the local bars and watch the sun set over the tranquil ocean.