Paella in and Around Torrevieja

Seafood paella in a restaurant. La Mata, Torrevieja

Paella is an iconic food. Literally – there’s a paella emoji now! A traditional Valencian rice dish that became popular in other regions of Spain and worldwide. In this post – some pictures of this popular dish taken in and around Torrevieja, a city in the Valencian Community. The “paella valenciana”. The original version – … Read more

Salina de La Mata, Torrevieja

Hiking trail near the Salina de La Mata

Salina de La Mata (often called “Laguna de La Mata”) is of the salt lakes Torrevieja (Spain) is famous for. Both lakes are protected national parks. The La Mata lake is smaller and has blue water (the other lake, Salina de Torrevieja, is pink). La Mata is a fantastic place for running, walking and cycling. … Read more

La Mata Beach, Torrevieja, Spain

View to the Mediterranean Sea from La Mata Beach

I finally put together all photos taken at La Mata Beach into one post – what a great reason to write something about it! Playa de La Mata (in Spanish) quite long comparing to other beaches in Torrevieja, it could easily be one of the longest on the Costa Blanca. Usually names change and you … Read more