Here is everything you could wish for shops, banks, bars, discos and live entertainment in the summer and several beach cafes. There are water sports and many small coves to explore and even a submarine to go aboard. Looking for a little excitement is a casino opposite the marina. On the outskirts of Torrevieja there is a large area of natural beauty where you can find many species of birds including large flocks of flamingos. There are also organized tours for bird watching. On Friday morning you must be on the market, meet Scandinavian friends at Bar Carlos and discussing life and politics.