The Costa Blanca

LOCATION;

On the Spanish east coast at the height of the city of Orihuela, which itself lies 20 km inland, is the coastal area of the municipality of Orihuela. This coastal area is called Orihuela Costa and is a part of the municipality of Orihuela. The coastline of Orihuela Costa extends over a length of 16 km and is bordered to the North by the Spanish port of Torrevieja and on the South by the autonomous region of Murcia. In Orihuela Costa are 57 residential areas, 4 golf courses and two marinas. Orihuela Costa is internationally known for his "playa's" with beautiful white sand beaches and clear waters, creeks (Calas), interspersed by high cliffs (acantilados). Several beaches in Orihuela Costa have been awarded with the blue flag!

BEACHES;

Orihuela Costa has beautiful white sand beaches with clear water. Many beaches have been awarded with the prestigious "Blue Flag" because of its availability and presence of many facilities such as ramps on some beaches, beach towers, first aid posts and showers!

Orihuela Costa has six distinguishable major beaches:
Punta Prima - Playa Flamenca - La Zenia - Cabo Roig - Campoamor - Mil Palmeras

GOLF COURSES;

Between the urbanisations of Orihuela Costa are also four 18-hole golf courses with a total of 72 holes and a surface of 1.700.000m². On these internationally recognized golf courses, regularly find important European golf tournaments place. These four golf courses are:

  • Campo de Golf Villamartín
  • Campo de Golf Las Ramblas de Orihuela
  • Real Club de Golf Campoamor
  • Las Colinas Golf

 

CLIMATE;

Orihuela Costa has a pleasant climate with an average temperature of 20°C and 300 sunny days per year.

 

average maximum
temperature (°C)

average
minimum
temperature (°C)
average number of  hours of sun
per day
average number of rainfall days
per month
average number of 
 rainfall
per month
average
sea
temperature (°C)
January 16 6 6 5 15
February 16 7 6 5 14
March 18 8 7 5 14
April 21 10 8 6 15
May 24 13 9 5 18
June 27 17 10 2 21
July 30 20 11 1 24
August 31 21 9 2 26
September 28 18 8 3 24
October 23 14 7 5 21
November 20 10 6 6 18
December 16 7 5 5 16
 = 0-5 mm ●  = 6-30 mm ●  = 31-60 mm ●  = 61-100 mm ●  = 101-200 mm ●  = more than 200 mm
 

LIVING CLIMATE;

Due to the absence of heavy industry and the presence of large salinas (salt lakes) in the environment, the air in the region is known as very clean. The area is therefore popular with the elderly and sick with all kinds of chronic health problems. It is sometimes said that the environment promotes health because of the relatively high concentrations of iodine in the air by the presence of the salinas (salt lakes). Nearby are many clinics for cardiovascular disease, rheumatism and skin diseases.

SIGHTS;

The biggest shopping centre of the province of Alicante and for the "shoppers" among us... La Zenia Boulevard! 
With all the famous stores and great restaurants, is this still one of the favorite attractions of the area.
In the North of the Orihuela Costa are the salinas (salt lakes) of Torrevieja and La Mata. This is a protected national park, where flamingos can be seen in the wild.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT;

Orihuela Costa has major bus routes: the Blue line (linea azul) and the Red line (linea rojo). The Blue line focuses on the southwestern part of Orihuela Costa and the Red line on the north-east. Both bus routes intersect in the urbanization of Playa Flamenca. The bus routes have a summer schedule and a winter schedule. The highway N-332 runs parallel to the Spanish east coast and crossed Orihuela Costa. The AP-7 motorway crosses the middle of Orihuela Costa.