Where to live in Spain: discover Orihuela Costa

orihuela costa

Along the Costa Blanca, we find Orihuela Costa, a place on the Mediterranean seaside with magnificent beaches and coves to rest, but also a place with many leisure activities. It is a very popular area for its enviable climate with over 2,500 hours of sunshine a year and an average temperature of 18 ° C. Discover all about Orihuela Costa!

Where is it?

Orihuela is a city and municipality in the province of Alicante, in Valencia. Its coastal area is next to tourist towns such as Torrevieja, Pilar de la Horadada and Guardamar del Segura. This town of 91,260 inhabitants (INE 2013) is located on the Mediterranean seafront, at 20 km from Murcia and 55km from Alicante.

What is the lifestyle there? 

Orihuela Costa has a long seaside with white sandy beaches and is a dream place for beach lovers and those that enjoy water sports. Its natural Mediterranean environment offers several hiking trips. The area has great golf courses and is highly appreciated for its tranquillity, mild and sunny weather.

What activities can I do?

Orihuela has 18 km of coastline with excellent beaches of fine white sand, coves and cliffs where it is a pleasure to relax, practice snorkeling, diving and hiking. The area includes Punta Prima, Playa Flamenca, Cabo Roig, La Zenia and Campoamor.

The two marinas offer different activities such as boat trips, sailing courses, diving, windsurfing, jetski etc.

The walk along the coast of Cabo Roig or in the area of La Zenia is full of surprises, with stunning views, a great combination of exercise and amazing landscapes, with many opportunities to stop by and have something to eat or drink. There are also several possibilities of excursions and routes in the countryside, such as Fly Creek, Sierra de Escalona, the Sierra de Orihuela and Mount San Miguel.

The area has 3 excellent golf courses that are internationally renowned and chosen for important European tournaments. Each golf course has 18 holes, which represents a total of 54 holes in an area of ​​1.7 million square meters.

What are the services available?

Orihuela coast has several supermarkets, street markets on different days of the week and is at only 5 minutes from the Zenia Boulevard, the largest shopping centre in the province of Alicante with shops, cinemas, restaurants and entertainment. The area has also a school, hospital and medical centre and many shops, pharmacies, restaurants, bars etc.

Who lives there?
A multicultural community has established its permanent residence in Orihuela costa for its pleasant climate during all the year. During summer, the area is crowded with both Spanish tourists (mostly from Murcia, Alicante and Madrid), and foreigners (especially from Germany and England). It is a paradise for vacations but also to establish a permanent or second residence.

How to arrive?
The area is located at about 13 minutes from San Javier Airport and at 50 minutes from Alicante airport. These airports have many flights connecting with the main Spanish and European cities. It is possible to arrive from Murcia within 45min by car and it takes 57min drive from Alicante.

Why should I buy a property in this place?

The economic activity in the area is mainly based on tourism, residential services, construction and property development. It is a dream place to buy a second residence or first, spend holidays near the sea and take advantage of the quality of Mediterranean life.

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Video about orihuela: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NV83gUnDBLs

 

Sources:

https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orihuela

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