Torrevieja is a beautiful city located on the Costa Blanca, in the Alicante Province. It is a picturesque seaside city, being only 50 kilometers away from Alicante, the capital of the province. Torrevieja is known for its microclimate, great for treating various health problems, created by the presence of the sea and two large salt lakes. Because of this, salt mining used to be a primary activity in this city, together with fishing. Also, the name of Torrevieja means “the old tower”, which points out to the fact that it was only a watch tower in ancient times, before developing into a city.