Torrevieja Night Market
Evenings in Torrevieja are a time for enjoying a pre-dinner stroll, catching up with friends and just savouring the cool breeze coming in off the ocean. Many locals and holidaymakers spend an hour or two taking in the sights along Paseo Maritimo Juan Aparicio which is Torrevieja’s lovely promenade that runs from the large pier in the marina area along Playa del Cura Beach. Here you will also find Torrevieja Night Market which starts at the main Tourist Information Centre in front of the harbour. Just behind the market stalls is the exclusive Real Club Nautico and its attached El Puerto Restaurant if you fancy a bit of stylish wining & dining. A bit further along is the entrance to the harbour with Bar La Marina on the corner that features a wide choice of fish and seafood dishes.
Just after the harbour entrance is the main part of the night market that has stalls on both sides of a central passageway. It is easy to see why some call this the ”hippy market” as most of the stall holders are chilled out and don’t have the aggressive sales pitches you will find in other markets. This makes for a pleasant and relaxing atmosphere whilst you brows the colourful stalls selling a range of products including arts & crafts, leather goods, caps & hats, printed T-shirts, kids Disney clothing, mobile phone covers, scarves & sarongs, jewellery, dream catchers, mini beat boxes, speakers, hair braiding, smoking accessories and a selection of home made novelty items such as mini water features made from beer bottles, clocks made from LP’s and cute little incense burners in the shape of old fashioned wood stoves. Visitors to the market can enjoy soft drinks, ice creams and smoothies from a selection of stalls and at the end of the market the promenade is lined with an excellent choice of bars and restaurants that face Playa del Cura Beach.
The start of Dique de Levante Breakwater, commonly known as the pier, also marks the end of Torrevieja Night Market and makes for a lovely stroll along its 1.5 kilometre length. Here you can bring along a picnic to enjoy in one of the pergolas whilst taking in the views of the city lights. During the day the breakwater here is popular with snorkellers and the odd person trying a bit of spearfishing, as the rocks reach far out to sea and offer a better chance for larger fish.