Torrevieja is located in the province of Alicante, in southern Valencia Community. This coastal municipality is part of the Vega Baja del Segura region and has a small district called La Mata o Torrelamata, situated in the north of the city. Torrevieja municipal area shares borders with the territories of Guardamar del Segura in the north, with Orihuela in the south and with Los Montesinos, Rojales and San Miguel de las Salinas areas in the center part.
Torrevieja is the fifth largest city regarding population in the Community of Valencia. According to the census of 2013, the number of inhabitants was 106,839, including 13,255 foreigners, mainly British. The municipality has a semiarid Mediterranean climate with annual precipitations of around 260 litres of water per square metre and an average temperature of 18ºC, what turns the city into an amazingly sunny place most of the year.
Torrevieja covers an area of 71 square kilometres and has 20 km of coastline. Due to this, and also its good weather, the city has become a popular “sun and beach” tourist destination, with outstanding beaches such as La Mata, Los Locos, El Cura, El Acequión or Los Náufragos. This is the main type of tourism in this area, where the population increases dramatically during the summer time. Even more, this municipality offers a wide range of sports and water activities 365 days a year: diving, windsurf, kayak or fishing courses.