Spain is a country of sunshine and friendly people, it is full of different customs and lifestyles and welcomes over 50 million visitors each year, and around 1 million non-Spanish have homes in Spain. The Costa Blanca has some of Europe's most beautiful beaches; long sandy stretches to bays with rugged cliffs. Many beaches have been awarded the exclusive EEC flag for cleanliness and facilities offered. Costa Blanca is situated on the eastern coast of Spain, with it's cooling Mediterranean winds it is commonly known as the 'White Coast'.
Scubaworld lies close to the beaches of Playa Flamenca on the Orihuela Costa, the nearest large town is Torrevieja. The locale is sited between two busy airports, Alicante 40 minutes to the north and Murcia 20 minutes to the south.The regions surrounding Torrevieja are largely, protected Natural Parks and have two working salt lakes nearby. Torrevieja has around 20 kms of beautiful coastline and sandy beaches, the surrounding areas offer many day and night activities such as go karting, golf, windsurfing, restaurants, pubs, bars as well as cultural tours to the nearby historic cities of Alicante, Murcia, Benidorm and Cartagena to mention just a few.
The climate In the Torrevieja area the climate is very stable, it belongs to the temperate continental type. Temperatures are comfortably mild in winter but soon reach the pleasant heat that sun worshiper's favour in the summer. The coldest months are January and February when temperatures range between 12 and16 degrees centigrade (in the shade), the hottest months are July and August when temperatures regularly climb to 35 degrees centigrade. The autumn, which is between October and December, is the mild season, during this period temperatures range between 21 and 27 degrees centigrade
An active holiday or just laying in the sun? Whatever your idea of a holiday, this area of Spain can cater for your every enjoyment and is central to many activities. You can spend easy days on one of the many nice, safe beaches or choose from many daily or nightly activities. If you fancy a round of golf, then you are definitely at the right spot, here on the Costa Blanca you can choose between many top quality golf courses.
All kind of water sports are available besides diving, there are many marinas up and down the coast between Torrevieja and La Manga. In these you can choose between fishing, windsurfing, kite boarding, renting a jet ski and a much, much more. There is the Aquapolis water park just outside Torrevieja and less than one hour away you can be in Benidorm. Here you can find exciting water based adventure parks, such as Aqualandia water park, Mundo Mar and adventure theme park, Terramitica. .
Restaurants Amongst Torrevieja's many attractions as a Mediterranean tourist centre, superb gastronomy can be found in most of the town's restaurants, fish forms the basis of traditional Torrevieja cooking. There is also a wide variety of restaurants from many different nationalities, from the Israeli an kebab, Asian wok, Indian or Hungarian kitchens, not forgetting a whole range of traditional English meals.
night entertainment The local area offers a wide range of leisure activities and night entertainment. Down town or along the N332 between Punta Prima and Cabo Roig there are many bars, pubs, discos and restaurants. The whole year around there are many places with live music!
Shopping Torrevieja and the surrounding urbanisations offering a wide range of shopping opportunities. large commercial centres like Habaneras and close by at La Zenia the “La Zenia Boulevard” containing commercial establishments dedicated to fashion, furniture, real estate, textile, electronics and general gifts, the main national and international brand names in fashion, design and electronic technology are well established.
Street markets are very popular in Spain where they provide an alternative to traditional commerce, on them you can obtain numerous objects for decoration, textiles, clothing, craft, footwear and horticultural produce. The many markets have achieved great popularity amongst both the Spanish and the thousands of Europeans that visit the area. Some are held once a week (Friday in downtown Torrevieja) and others are permanent. One of the popular markets is at Saturday morning in Playa Flamenca on the Calle Nicolas Bussi. Here we have our promotion stand.
Padi Dive Center Scubaworld provide PADI Scuba Diving Courses, guided leisure dives, try dives and diving for kids along the Costa Blanca in Spain covering: Torrevieja, Playa Flamenca,Orihuela Costa, La Marina, San Miguel de Salinas, Punta Prima, Cabo Roig, Campoamor, San Pedro del Pinatar, San Javier, La Manga, Murcia, Cartagena and Cabo de Palos.