Walking along the Dique de Levante

It is one of the most visited places by both tourists and inhabitants.

Valora este articulo

The Dique de Levante is one of the most visited places by both tourists and inhabitants, and it has been renowned as “the cholesterol route” after being recommended by several doctors as a very healthy daily exercise.

The streetlights adorning it during the night create a very nice atmosphere which can be visible from the Torrevieja’s southern entry.

Total distance: 1350 metres (2700 round trip)
Duration: between 15 and 20 minutes (depending on walking speed)
Recommendations: this is an ideal walk to be done at dusk.

The east wind dike has always been connected to the history of Torrevieja; since it was built, it worked as a protection against the storms affecting the fishing and salt boats that moored by then at the old beach shore, which during the last years has become the marinas occupying the whole Torrevieja’s bay.

For many years, this construction was abandoned and remained as a marginal and dirty place not to be visited during the night.

But in December 2000, one of the works which has added more attractive to the city was inaugurated: the recovery and construction of the new Paseo del Dique de Levante. On top of the old protection wall, works were made to renovate the city’s sea façade and offer visitors a place where they could enjoy the beauty of the sea.

The Dique de Levante, with an extension of 1600 metres, has become a privileged esplanade facing the sea. Its structure combines wood and steel, and at the bottom side it includes a cycleway.

The Dique de Levante is one of the most visited places by both tourists and inhabitants, and it has been renowned as “the cholesterol route” after being recommended by several doctors as a very healthy daily exercise.

The streetlights adorning it during the night create a very nice atmosphere which can be visible from the Torrevieja’s southern entry.

As you go up the stairs at the beginning of the dike, you come across a beautiful “sea crossing”: on one side, the Mediterranean horizon and on the other side, the port dock. At the widest area of the esplanade there is a statue which pays tribute to the sailors’ wives. By the middle area, you can stop at the “Marina Salinas” commercial area (before getting to the dike’s curve), where you can have something to drink while sitting at some terrace. After this break, you can keep on with the route and reach to the lighthouse, where you can have a look, on a clear day, at the Murcia’s Eastern coast (Cabo de Palos). The way back can be done by enjoying the beautiful Playa del Cura sights.

When you finish this round trip of about three kilometres you will get to the Monumento al Hombre del Mar –the monument to the man of the sea-, where we recommend to have a break sitting at the Keeper Bar’s terrace, a perfect place to enjoy sun rays and say hello to your family and friends through the Webcam which is installed there.

Video:

Gallery:

 

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


*