Did you know that in the province of Alicante there are still vestiges of the extensive dune systems that once bordered its coast? The Molino del Agua Natural Area, in La Mata, a unique enclave that invites you to discover this valuable natural heritage.
Now you can visit it completely FREE.

In its barely 17 hectares, declared a protected area in 2006, all the types of dunes that exist are condensed, from the embryonic and mobile ones by the sea to those stabilized with Aleppo and stone pines in the interior. An authentic microcosm that houses a rich biodiversity of flora and fauna.

Among its star inhabitants is the endemic beetle Paratriodonta alicantina, a true jewel of the region. We can also observe the Kentish Plover, a small protected wading bird that breeds on our coasts and is threatened by the presence of bathers in its nesting areas.

In the heart of the area is a replica of the Molino del Agua, one of the few fresh water wells that existed near the coast. With documentary references dating back to 1797, this mill was used by workers in the salt industry. Today, its waters are salinized, reminding us of the close relationship between this enclave and the history of the region.

The Molino del Agua Natural Park offers you guided tours so you can learn more about its secrets. An unforgettable experience for nature lovers, families and adventurers.

Don’t miss the opportunity to explore this oasis of dunes and biodiversity on the Costa Blanca. The Molino del Agua Natural Park awaits you.

Visits are 1 day a month with a duration of 1 hour and a half more or less and two times to choose from: 10:00 and 12:00. Registration is done on the Torrevieja tourism website.

Additional Information:

Meeting point: Avda. Soria (parking area next to beach access). La Mata (Torrevieja).
Meeting point on Google maps: https://maps.app.goo.gl/Huoh4JVpE5RnzgZj8
Duration: 1,5 hours.
Distance: 2 km aprox.
Difficulty: nula
Unevenness: 5 meters.

What do you need to bring?

  • Comfortable clothing and appropriate footwear.
  • Sunscreen and cap or hat.
  • Water in sufficient quantity for the activity.


  • Punctuality is essential for the correct development of the activity, so we advise you to be at the meeting point between 5-10 minutes before the agreed time.
  • Remember to register in advance on the Torrevieja tourism website, and spontaneous visitors can participate as long as there are places available.
  • The rules of this protected natural area will be complied with at all times, so pay attention to the guides’ instructions. Remember that you can bring your dog, as long as it is leashed and controlled at all times, respecting the regulations of the natural park.
  • The conditions (route, duration, etc…) of the route could be subject to changes based on weather or purely organizational reasons. They will contact you 24 hours before as a reminder by sending the meeting point and additional information again.


If you have registered and finally cannot go on the chosen day, make the cancellation so that another person can take your place. The cancellation is done at the Torrevieja Tourism office or by calling: +34 693 701 596

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