Orihuela Costa

Overview

Orihuela Costa, a beautiful and diverse coastal region on Spain’s stunning Valencian coastline, is a captivating destination that welcomes guests with its sandy beaches, charming places, friendly locals and vibrant atmosphere. Thanks to the Mediterranean climate, its breathtaking natural beauty and endless recreational opportunities, Orihuela Costa offers visitors a unique variety of options to tailor their stay to their own individual tastes and invites them to immerse themselves in the laid-back Spanish lifestyle. Whether travellers come for pure relaxation, active holidays, to escape the cold winter of their home country, work & travel or to spend their annual family vacation here, it is extremely easy to feel at home in Orihuela Costa. Once its visitors have experienced the unforgettable warmth and beauty that the region has to offer, they tend to come back over and over again.

It is not for nothing that Orihuela Costa is so popular with Spaniards that many have their second home here.

Location & Climate

The popular coastal district, which is part of the municipality of Orihuela and lies within the province of Alicante, but close to the region of Murcia, is located in the south of the Spanish Costa Blanca. More precisely, it lies approximately 1 hour south of the city of Alicante, 45 minutes east of Murcia and about 45 minutes north of the historically very important city of Cartegena. 

Cartagena, during the Roman Empire known as “Carthago Nova” is famous, among other things, for being one of the most relevant commercial ports in Spain and the largest navel base in the entire Mediterranean Sea. 

Thanks to its location on the southern Spanish Mediterranean coast, Orihuela Costa benefits from a Mediterranean climate with an average of 300 days of sunshine per year and an annual average temperature of around 19° Celsius. Even in winter, the temperature rarely drops below 3-8°C, which is why the region is of particular interest to hibernators who want to escape the cold and wet weather of their home country.

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Urbanizations

Orihuela Costa itself consists of several urbanizations, e.g. Cabo Roig, La Zenia, Mil Palmeras, Villamartin, Los Altos, Campoamor, Los Dolses, La Florida, Los Almendros and many more, each with their own individual charm and special advantages.

While some urbanizations have access to wonderful sandy beaches, other areas are home to golf courses. Some areas are characterized by stores and restaurants, while others are purely residential. Depending on the urbanization, you are more likely to find large hotels and vacation resorts, or detached houses, apartments or community complexes. So before you decide to come to Orihuela Costa, you might want to find out exactly what the advantages of each area are.

Beaches

With its 16 km of coastline, Orihuela Costa naturally also has a variety of different beaches. Each beach has different characteristics, be it the magnificent view, the range of leisure sports and other activities, a restaurant with a sea view, cliffs that invite you to climb, or simply the fine sand on which it is so wonderful to lie and relax.

More about the region

Are you currently on holiday in Orihuela Costa or planning your next trip to beautiful Spain? Then find out what activities Orihuela Costa and its surroundings have to offer you! Whether you come to Orihuela Costa for an active holiday or to relax, whether you want to go sightseeing, experience Spain’s culture or spend a relaxing time on the beach, regardless of whether you are travelling to Spain alone or with your family… there’s something for everyone in the beautiful coastal region on the Spanish Costa Blanca.

Discover the heart of Spanish culture at the weekly markets, where colors, smells, and friendly chatter fill the air. From big city squares to small town streets, these markets are packed with handmade crafts, fresh food, and tasty treats. Whether you’re looking for cool souvenirs, trying local foods, or just enjoying the vibe, Spanish markets are always fun.

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