The name Torrevieja literally means "old tower". Torrevieja as a town dates from the early 18th century when it was a fishing village built around one of the watchtowers that flanks the Costa Blanca coastline.
Today it's one of the fastest growing cities in Spain due to tourism. Many Spanish and other European citizens have a holiday home in the city.
There are many English-language newspapers including The Leader, Round Town News, Coastrider, Euro Weekly News and the regional Costa Blanca News. They all have on-line editions. There are also numerous magazines, several radio stations and even a TV station.
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