Orihuela Costa is a charming town located within the municipality of Orihuela, in the province of Alicante. This coastal area on the Mediterranean Sea, bordered to the north by Torrevieja, has 16 km of fine sandy beaches and transparent waters of renowned prestige. If you are looking for hotels in Orihuela Costa this guide will help you make the most of your holiday in Orihuela.
There are all kinds of beaches and coves in Orihuela Costa where you can relax and take a dip in the pleasant temperatures of the Mediterranean climate. Some of the most famous beaches are the following:
Cala Bosque Beach. It has a length of 350 metres, is fine sand and has a blue flag. It is one of the most touristy beaches as all kinds of water sports can be practised here.
Cabo Roig Beach. It is a 420 metre long beach surrounded by coves, it is also fine sandy and has various services to make your visit more comfortable: free parking, access for people with reduced mobility, as well as nearby bus stops that facilitate connectivity with Orihuela.
Flamenca Beach. This blue flag beach has 150 metres of white sand, as well as a promenade full of charm, showers and children's play areas.
On your visit to Orihuela Costa there are certain places that you cannot miss, such as the tower of Cabo Roig, a military building dating from the 16th century. In the city of Orihuela, just a few minutes from the coast, you can find authentic cultural gems such as the Crevillente Gate, the Cathedral of San Salvador or the Regional Archaeological Museum of Orihuela.
In addition, you can get to know the nearby towns by taking a morning or afternoon break, thanks to its proximity. Some of the most touristic places are Torrevieja and its salt mines, Elche and its largest palm grove in Europe or the island of Tabarca.
Orihuela Costa is the perfect place to practice any outdoor sport thanks to its good weather almost all year round. The most popular sports are surfing and all its variants (windsurfing, paddle surfing, etc.), sailing and canoeing. But there are also other very popular sports in this area, especially golf thanks to the quantity and quality of the courses in the area where you can play.
Leisure areas abound in the area, just a few minutes away you can find water parks such as Aquópolis or Aqua Park, amusement parks such as Terra Mítica or zoos such as Terra Natura.
In Orihuela Costa various festivities are celebrated throughout the year, the most traditional are the festivities of San Antón, which takes place on the 17th of January with games and activities in the San Antón neighbourhood; Holy Week, with processions of fourteen brotherhoods and brotherhoods; the Moors and Christians festivities.
The easiest way to get around Orihuela Costa is on foot due to the small size of the town. To visit nearby areas in the province of Alicante, the most convenient way is by car, although you can also visit by bus. The nearest train station is in Orihuela city, 35 km away from Orihuela Costa.