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Orihuela Costa: Detailed information about this popular holiday destination!

Jul 01, 2021


Information about Orihuela Costa

Orihuela Costa is the coastal area of ​​the city of Orihuela on the Costa Blanca. It is located in the province of Alicante, in the Spanish autonomous region of Valencia. The resort is located just a little further south than Torrevieja. The major cities of Murcia, Cartagena, Elche and Alicante are easily accessible by car from here. About 22,000 people live in Orihuela Costa, which is characterized by large urbanisations.

The attractions of Orihuela Costa lie mainly on the local coastline that is 16 kilometers long. There you will find a total of eleven beaches and bays that really appeal to the imagination. Get out your beach towel and find a place on the soft sands of the Costa Blanca. Furthermore, the coastal area of ​​Orihuela is also home to two marinas: the Puerto Deportivo Marina Cabo Roig and the Puerto Deportivo Miguel Caballero. Avid golfer? Then you will be more than satisfied in and around Orihuela Costa. Read on and discover what Orihuela Costa has to offer!

What to do on Orihuela Costa?

The city of Orihuela has a long history in which different cultures have played an important role. The Romans and the Visigoths, among others, have won the day. At the time of the Romans the city was called Orcelis. The area of ​​Orihuela has often been the subject of disputes between different kingdoms due to its location. In 1437 Alfons V proclaimed Orihuela a city. In 1564 the diocese of Orihuela was born and separated from the diocese of Cartagena.

In the War of the Spanish Succession Orihuela sided with Charles of Austria. Orihuela was a province itself at one point, but would later belong to the province of Alicante, then Murcia and then again Alicante. In the beautiful historic city center you get a unique insight into the long and turbulent history of the city.

As you explore the center, you will be able to admire many religious buildings. Just think of the cathedral, several beautiful churches, the Santuario de Monserrate and the Convento de Santo Domingo. These are all gems with a fascinating architectural style. Another beautiful building is the Palacio de Rubalcava. Formerly owned by the Marquises of Rubalcava, this palace was bought by the Municipality of Orihuela in 2010.

AdobeStock_223977585 verkleind.jpgClose to the Sierra de Orihuela mountain range you will find the Palmeral de Orihuela, the second largest palm grove in Europe. It is a wonderful place to relax, to stroll around or to immerse yourself in the exotic atmosphere of Spain. You can easily combine the Palmeral with an adventurous hike in the mountains of the Sierra de Orihuela. Not far from the palm grove is Pinar de Bonanza. This is a recreational area where you can enjoy a pleasant picnic in the middle of nature.

Also in terms of culture there is more than enough in Orihuela. The city has several interesting museums where fascinating themes are discussed. Visit the Casa-Museo de Miguel Hernandez and discover the place where the eponymous Orihuela-born poet and playwright lived from 1914 to 1934. In the Archaeological Museum (Museo Arqueológico) you can admire objects from different periods, from the Paleolithic to the modern era. For those who love the festivities around Semana Santa (Holy Week), the Museo de Semana Santa is a must-visit.

Not only in the center, but also in the surroundings of Orihuela is full of traces of an exciting past. The imposing castle of Monteagudo is a true gem that dates all the way back to Islamic times in Spain. It stands on an impressive rock and towers far above everything and everyone. Can not be missed!

After a good portion of culture and history, you will undoubtedly need a good dose of sun, sea and sand. And that is precisely where Orihuela Costa excels. The local coastline is extremely attractive and bursting with great beaches. Playa la Caleta, Playa de Punta Prima, Cala Capitán, Playa de la Zenia… Whichever beach you choose, a combination of soft golden sand and the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea awaits you.

From Playa de la Zenia you can easily go to Zenia Boulevard. This is a shopping center with more than 150 stores, as well as restaurants and leisure facilities. You will find branches of Adidas, Benetton and Bershka, among others. Go shopping for a few hours and look for unique items of clothing or the perfect souvenir.

Other nice places near Orihuela Costa are the salt lakes of Torrevieja and La Mata, the Mar Menor, and the cities of Murcia, Elche, Alicante and Cartagena.

Restaurants and bars on Orihuela Costa

AdobeStock_180716195 verkleind.jpgAll that exploration has undoubtedly made you very hungry and thirsty. Fortunately, Orihuela Costa offers a wide and varied range of restaurants and bars. Enjoy the Spanish cuisine or be surprised by flavors from all over the world.

Los Cucalos is the right place for regional specialties. You can enjoy a delicious Valencian paella, fish, seafood or a nice steak. The prices are reasonable, and there is a playground for the little ones. In short: a fun culinary experience for all ages. Another suitable place to eat for a taste of Spanish cuisine is Rianxeira Restaurant.

Gong is a must for fans of Thai cuisine. You will be served tasty colorful dishes that have been worked on with a lot of love and craftsmanship. In addition, a new menu is regularly compiled so that you will get to know many different flavors from Thailand during a long stay.

In the urbanization Cabo Roig you will find Numbar 5. The menu is rather modest, but what is on it will certainly convince you and your taste buds. Love for the cooking trade seeps through into the beautiful dishes that you get on your plate. You can taste some local wines, and they also have many cocktails on offer.

Looking for atmosphere and fun? Then O'Riordans is definitely for you. In this Irish pub you can have a nice meal or just a drink, while enjoying the excellent and often lively atmosphere. When major sporting events are taking place, this is the place to be.

Play golf on Orihuela Costa

For golf enthusiasts, Orihuela Costa is without a doubt one of the best destinations on the Costa Blanca. After all, you will find no less than four golf clubs in the immediate vicinity of your home. You can opt for a day (or as many days as you want) to play golf at Villamartín Golf, Las Colinas Golf & Country Club, Las Ramblas Golf or Real Club de Golf Campoamor. Beautiful surroundings, green golf courses and excellent weather conditions are the irresistible ingredients of a game of golf on Orihuela Costa.

Weather in Orihuela Costa

One of the main reasons for choosing Orihuela Costa is the climate. You can enjoy pleasant weather conditions all year round, with mild winters and not too hot summers with the occasional cool sea breeze. The average annual temperature is no less than 18 degrees and it rains very little. Sun lovers can also indulge in approximately 320 days a year. In short: Orihuela Costa has everything you need to make it a sun-drenched stay on the Costa Blanca.

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