Parking for free in Torrevieja is a nightmare. With a population of over one hundred thousand which swells during summer and at Easter time, you can imagine that parking is at a premium. When Pam and I go there we don’t even try to find a place on the street, we head straight for the car park by the fairground and pay.
For disabled drivers, the problem is worse. There are only 125 designated parking spaces for over 600 people with disabled parking permits. To make matters even worse, non-disabled drivers often park in the designated spaces – I have seen them do it both in the town and at Carrefour.
This is a problem that the council now aims to address.