Torrevieja is a very large tourist resort around 15 minutes drive from Rojales. At one time this was a tiny fishing port, a little hard to believe now.
Everything you could want from a resort town is here, with numerous shops, banks, bars, discos, live entertainment in the summer, and lots of beach side cafes to laze away a sunny day. There are water sports, many beaches with little coves to explore, and even a submarine in the port that you can go aboard and look around. Torrevieja also has its own large Aqua Park at Finca La Hoya Grande and if you are partial to the odd flutter there is also a casino on the beach front, opposite the marina.
On the outskirts of Torrevieja there is a large area of natural beauty where you can find many species of birds including large flocks of flamingos. There are organised tours for the bird watchers amongst you.