Orihuela Costa Spain
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Guide to the Orihuela Costa - Costa Blanca - Spain
Orihuela Costa: The section of Costa Blanca coastline belonging to the city of Orihuela, the Orihuela Costa is in fact, some 20 kilometres away from the city itself, and comprises some of the most popular resorts in the region, attracting both holidaymakers and those seeking to relocate to sunnier climes.
The northern extreme of the Orihuela Costa is at Punta Prima, and the southern extreme at Mil Palmeras, in between these two heading north to south are Playa Flamenca, La Zenia, Cabo Roig, and Campoamor, just back from the beaches are Los Altos, La Florida, Zeniamar, and the golf courses and urbanizations of Villamartin, Club de Golf Campoamor and Las Ramblas.
The Orihuela Costa area is renowned for its sandy beaches of which the best are at Campoamor, La Zenia and Cabo Roig, all carrying “Blue Flag” status, these can all get pretty busy during the hot summer months, especially July and August, when the weather is almost always hot and sunny, with temperatures reaching 40 centigrade.
For facilities and entertainment the Orihuela Costa is second to none, with a huge choice of bars and restaurants, many offering live entertainment (more common in the summer months). The main commercial centres are in Playa Flamenca, Punta Prima, La Zenia and Cabo Roig.
Orihuela Costa Resorts North to South
Punta Prima: Situated just south of the bustling town of Torrevieja, Punta Prima is a popular Orihuela Costa coastal resort with a couple of dcent sandy beaches and some good facilities. There are plenty of shops, bars and restaurants along the strip on the N-332, and even more in the newish Punta Marina commercial centre, with its Eroski supermarket and McDonalds restaurant.
Also at Punta Prima is one of the Orihuela Costa's few hotels - the Torrejoven Hotel, and also a popular attraction in the Go-Kart track, which has karts for all ages, there is also now a paintballing venue, and a kiddies fun fair. Also nearby there is often a circus during the busy months.
Behind Punta Prima is the Los Altos urbanization, with areas such as La Cinuelica. Los Altos has its own commercial centre at Via Park 3.
More information on Punta Prima here: Punta Prima.
Zeniamar: A well loved compex, located on the Orihuela Costa, between Punta Prima and Playa Flamenca, Zeniamar is a high-build standard urbanization, with nicely landscaped garden and pool areas.
Playa Flamenca: The next big resort heading south on the Orihuela Costa, Playa Flamenca, is really just walking distance from Punta Prima. It too has a couple of good sandy beaches, and several comercial centres with a huge choice of bars and restaurants. The best onesare perhaps Flamenca Beach and Via Parks 1 and 2.
Playa Flamenca is a focal point for visitors on Saturday mornings as its weekly street market takes place. Situated on the main street through the Playa Flamenca urbanization, it is a nice market to visit though can get very hot and crowded during the summer (and other times for that matter), get there early, then head for the beach, is the best advice.
More information on Playa FLamenca here: Playa Flamenca.
La Zenia: Another well known Orihuela Costa resort, well known for its excellent beach, its 4 Star hotel (the La Zenia Hotel) and its Irish pub - Paddy's Point, La Zenia attracts large numbers of visitors and is especially popular with the Irish.
The beach is one of the best in the area, but can experience dangerous currents during the spring time, so look out for the warning flags.
The La Zenia Hotel is situated right beside the beach, so is the perfect place to stay.
More info on La Zenia here: La Zenia.
Cabo Roig: Again accessed from the N-332 coast road, Cabo Roig is very popular, largely due to the popular strip of bars and restaurants, on both sides of the main road.
Cabo Roig has two fine beaches Cala Capitan and Cala Caleta, the best perhaps being Cala Capitan.
The resort has a beautiful marina, which is one of the most sought after mooring spots on this coast, it recently underwent a two million euro upgrade. From the marina, take the cliff walk to La Zenia, an excellent way to spend an evening after a hot day in the sun.
Find more information on Cabo Roig here: Cabo Roig.
Campoamor: The next Orihuela Costa resort after Cabo Roig is Campoamor (signposted Dehesa de Campoamor from the N-332 and the AP-7 motorway). More popular with Spanish holidaymakers, than the other resorts, Campoamor has some fantastic sandy beaches and also some good facilities.
Slightly marred by some tall unsightly apartment blocks (not seen elsewhere on the Orihuela Costa), Campoamor also gives its name to the golf course, which is situated a little inland from the resort itself.
More information on Campoamor here: Campoamor.
Orihuela Costa Golf - There are three fine golf courses located on the Orihuela Costa and they are situated close together just behind the coastal resorts, the three courses are Villamartin, Campoamor and Las Ramblas.
Orihuela Costa Weather - Similar to the rest of the Costa Blanca, and the Costa Calida to the south, the Orihuela Costa enjoys a splendid warm and temperate Mediterranean climate with lots of sunshine and low rainfall. Check out the current weather in the area here: Orihuela Costa Weather.
Location map for the Orihuela Costa: Orihuela Costa Map.
South of the Orihuela Costa sees the start of the Costa Calida region, with the fantastic resorts of the Mar Menor within just a short drive, a little further south is the historic city of Cartagena, with both Carthaginian and Roman ruins, and a significant naval port. To the north of the region you will find the city of Alicante and the famous resort of Benidorm, where you can visit such amazing theme parks as Aqualandia, Mundomar and Terra Mitica.