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Torrevieja, ES
Monday, October 24, 2016

Climate, weather, health in the region.

Natur, Blumen und Palmen

The Costa Blanca, as referred to the coastline of the province of Alicante, is part of the Community of Valencia. The Costa Blanca – white coast, has also given its name because of the many white houses and the lighting conditions that make the sand appear white. It stretches from Denia in the north to Pilar de la Horadada in the south. With its mountainous inland, kilometers of sandy beaches and subtropical vegetation, is one of the most beautiful and popular regions of Spain for visitors from around the world.

The city of Alicante or Torrevieja are a good base to explore the many highlights of this region. There are amusement parks, animal parks, nature reserves, charming villages, caves, waterfalls, lively markets and many exciting celebrations with fireworks. The golf courses are internationally renowned and there is a wide range of different water sports. Torrevieja is next to Alicante with an ideal climate to operate a seaside water sports. Numerous hiking trails lead through the countryside to great viewpoints. There are many offers around the Costa Blanca!


At first glance, the Costa Blanca looks quite large and difficult to handle, especially without a car. However, that is no reason to despair, because each attraction can be easily reached by public transport. In addition, the rates for the public transport in this region are very low. The region offers everything for an unforgettable holiday, to spend the winter or for a second home. Kilometers of sandy beaches and spectacular cliffs characterize the Costa Blanca.

The vast landscape is surrounded by orange and pine trees; making it a unique character of this region. Pine-covered mountains, almond tree fields, olive groves and orange groves provide a magnificent view over the countryside. On the Costa Blanca there are kilometers long and wide white sandy beaches, from which the water stays still. This is ideal for sunbathing and swimming fans. By the World Health Organization (WHO), the Costa Blanca was even declared one of the best climates in the world due to the mild and Mediterranean climate.

Did you know that 52% of the territory is considered here in Torrevieja as a nature reserve? If you love open spaces, nature and hiking trails, you are exactly right.
The large National Park of La Mata and Torrevieja lagoons make up a large part of the reserve and take a total of 3700 hectares, with which 2100 hectares of water surface cover (1400 hectares of lagoons and 700 hectares in La Mata).

This residue consists of salt marshes, plant development, and maritim vegetation. This geological area is through two channels (a channel north to La Mata and the other south facing the Acequión) connected to the sea. The salt is extracted from lagoons of Torrevieja, the lagoon of La Mata is used as a heater and concentrator. Through a long conveyor belt which partly above, partly extends below the earth, the salt is fed directly from the salt mountains the dock for cargo vessels.


A natural healthy climate and warm, sunny weather for good health without industry, dust and exhaust fumes.

The reserve has several noteworthy aspects, but you pay particular attention to the color of the lagoons: A pink, the other green.

The Pink Lagoon is the Torrevieja lagoon, is mined in the salt, and the green lagoon is the La Mata lagoon. The pink / purple color of the Torrevieja Lagoon is caused by pigments, which can be found in a specific type of bacteria that live in very extreme environments; these are so-called halo bacteria. The reddish color is produced by a protein called bacteriorhodopsin, which is present in the membrane of the halobacteria. Regarding the color of the lagoons, we must also point out the role of the unicellular alga Dunaliella salina and the small crustaceans called salt crabs. The former is responsible for the red vermilion color that takes the lagoon during certain seasons, while the salt crabs have a reddish color because they feed on Halo bacteria.

In this natural environment we find a simply unique vegetation, caused by the high salt content in the soil and low rainfall. The habitats of the salt marsh harbor species such as Samphire, rushes, Kalmus, Esparto and houseleek. Birdlife is the most important fauna group, with nearly one hundred different species. Depending on the season you can see different migrating, wintering or nesting birds that complete their biological cycle in this wetland.

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