First, Orihuela Costa is located in the south of Costa Blanca.
Specifically, in the most southern stretch on the east of this beautiful region.
In fact, the south of the Costa Blanca runs from Alicante to “Pilar de Horadada” on the border with the Murcia region.
In fact, Alicante airport is 45 minutes drive.
And the airport of Murcia /San-Javier is 30 minutes drive.
The Costa of Orihuela.
Presently, Orihuela Costa is a suburb of Orihuela .
The Costa includes La Zenia, Cabo Roig, Dehese de Campoamor, San miguel de Salinas, Villamartin, Pilar de Campoverder, Los Dolses, La fuente and Los Monetesinos.
This grouping of urbanization south-west of Torrevieja makes a lovely seaside and golfing area.
The town of Orihuela is nearly 20 kilometers from the actual coast.
The Costa of Orihuela is the perfect place for every one looking for a beach for the whole family.
At the countryside there is also a great choice for golfing, in fact Orihuela Costa is well equipped for all needs and demands.£With lots of facilities and leisure attractions.
So the Costa has some beautiful sandy beaches, which stretches over 16 km.
In this article we will mention some of the prettiest and most popular beaches in Orihuela Costa.
This coast is a mix of European and Spanish culture and people.
To sum, the urbanization of Orihuela Costa are: Punta Prima, Playa Flamenca, La Zenia, Cabo Roig, Campoamor and finally Mil Palmeras.
Because there are all little jewels. Therefore we write about each urbanization.
First of all the Orihuela Costa is become a very popular as holiday destination.
In fact, since the opening of La Zenia Boulevard Orihuela Costa has been busier than usual.
Again, the weather in the Costa Blanca is excellent.
Indeed, warm summers and nice winters. Also more than 320 days of sun.
in fact, the climate zone is considered by the Wealth Health Organisation as one of the most recommended of the world.
The weather is nearly almost sunny, a blue heaven, a mostly calm sea, nearly no wind and this thanks to the protected location.
The best, the beaches got a Blue Flag. So it means they are safe and clean. Therefore there are popular by families with children.
In the summer, the beaches of Orihuela Costa can be very busy and this due to the lovely sea temperature up to 25 degrees in the summer.
But also in the winter we went to the beach in a T-shirt and it was still perfectly possible.
On Christmas day, mostly the tourist , come to the beach dressed as Santa Claus and start a BBQ on the beach.
And on New Year day the beaches are crowded but almost with Spanish people going for a walk.
During the low season for instance its lovely to walk from Orihuela Costa to Torrevieja and back while enjoying the sun .
During you holiday stay you can make nice trips to Cartagena, Mar Menor, Murcia, Alicante, Torrevieja or Orihuela town.
Office of Tourism of Orihuela Costa
The tourist information center is located at Playa Flamenca, in the same building as the town hall.
The office of tourism is open from 8.30 till 14.30 and most of all open every workday.
Orihuela Costa Bicycle Lane : Campoamor -Cabo Roig – La Zenia route
The tourist information offices have a new map of the possible bicycle lanes of their Costa Orihuela.
The bicycle lanes are divided in three routes.
Number 1 is a tour Dehesa de Campoamor, two is the Cabo Roig route and number 3 is the La Zenia Route.
Bicycle Lane: Dehesa de Campoamor Route .
The length of the Dehesa de Campoamor route is 1140 meters. This cycle route connects de N 332 as it passes trough the Orihuela coast and the Urbanization of the Campoamor. It crosses the passage way next to the Health center and the place of the nice Thursday market. The route follows the Calle de Mar and the Calle the fuego with an independent bicycle lane. There you have a splendid panoramic view on the Mar Menor and the Mediterranean sea below.
If you want you can go further to the Cabo Roig bicycle route or return to the Avenida el Cabo.
Bicycle Lane: The Cabo Roig Route .
The Cabo Roig route is 2820 meters. This route connects once again the N332 which first passes trough the Orihuela coast but now to the Cabo roig development following the Avenida del Cabo.
This route is very nice because you are passing the Cabo Roig Marina with a nice view and pleasant bars. The “Caleta” beach is a very nice beach. Even in the middle of the winter you can take a sun bath.
Indeed, this route offers connections with the different sunny beaches, by taking the little streets to the sea.
Then in the Avenida del Cabo, the lane is shared with cars in both directions and therefore is not reserved for bicycles.
Once again you can make your bicycle tour longer, by going to the next route the” La Zenia Route ” or return now to your start point.
Bicycle Lane: La Zenia Route .
The “La Zenia Route” measures 2420 meters and this route connects the N332 to the La Zenia Urbanization. The independent bicycle lane takes you over the Calle Colon via an bi-directional lane until the paseo del mar. On the paseo del Mar you can make a stop and enjoy below the beach of Cala Bosque and the beach of La Zenia .
Then you can take the Calle San Antoinio and go up to the Zenia Boulevard. This lane is shared with cars and in the summer street is rather very busy. Therefore you can return on the bicycle lane next to the N 332 back to Dehesa de Campoamor.
Tips for bicycling.
First of all the maximum speed at which a bicycle may travel is 30 km/h. Also be aware that children are also cycling or are playing on the boulevards. The cycling tourist must always respect the speed limit.
To increase the visibility the bicycle must have safety reflectors. Furthermore at night the use of a front lights and a back light is obligatory. It is commendable to wear at night a reflecting armband or some clothes which are reflecting. Helmets are not obligated in Spain.
Finally the use of mobile devices and headphones are not allowed .
To conclude do not think: I can drive a bicycle and can drink my favorite cocktails . In fact also in Spain it is prohibited.
Playa Flamenca at Orihuela Costa.
First of all, at Playa Flamenca you will find everything for a nice holiday on the coast .
As we already mentioned, Playa Flamenca is a part of the Orihuela Costa.
Second, Playa Flamenca is located between the airports of Alicante and Murcia.
Alicante airport is 45 minutes drive from Playa Flamenca and the Murcia-San Javier airport is 20 minutes drive.
Third, Playa Flamenca lays on the coast close to the road the N332 and the Motorway.
And the Playa Flamenca got good climate with 300 day of sun. Sunny beaches, good local and international food .
Playa Flamenca is not only beaches and bars. There is so much more to see and do.
So it can be good start-point for a nice trip to Orihuela, Cartagena, Torrevieja, Murcia, or Alicante.
The beaches .
The beaches are ” La Flamenca” and “La Mosca”. Both beaches have the Blue Flag and so they are clean and safe for the all family.
If you are staying in Playa Flamenca, there is a nice walk to “La Zenia” with nice views on the Mediterranean Sea.
It takes a half hour on this sunny road to arrive in ” La Zenia” with nice beach bars and restaurants. If you are fit, you can also walk to Cabo Roig Marina and beaches. This walk take you an hour. During your stop you can take a relaxing rest with a tapa or a refreshment.
Meanwhile you can also beautiful walk on the other side of the Playa Flamenca, direction Torrevieja and Punta Prima.
In Punta Prima you will find more restaurants and bars.
In the countryside, behind the Playa Flamenca , direction Las Salinas, there are plenty orange and lemon trees.
The food is very varied. Almost any type of food local or international is available. There are many cafes, bars and restaurants with a large choice to please everyone.
Also check our guide dedicated to Playa Flamenca restaurants.
There are famous golf courses nearby: Campoamor, Las Ramblas and Villa Martin.
On Saturday there is a large street market in Playa Flamenca. It is located along the Calle Nicolas de Bussi.
The street market starts at about 9.00 and stops around 14.00
In Playa Flamenca there is good range of bars, restaurants, pharmacy’s, bank, supermarkets ( Carrefour, Consum, Lidl, Mercadona) and souvenir shops.
Good to know is that the local post office Correos” , the town hall “Ayuntamiento” and the tourist information center for Orihuela Costa is situated in Playa Flamenca.
Changing huts on the beaches.
Changing huts are making their come back at the Orihuela Costa this summer.
The regional tourism department plans for the summer season.
Over two millions euros are being spent on the improvements and new facilities on the beaches throughout the Orihuela region. And we can assure you , it is visible on the beaches , the beach bar is larger , cleaner, more protected against sun and wind.
The investment has not only focused on the beach bars but also on the foot bath, the water fountains , the cardio equipment, the sport facilities, the facilities for invalid people.
Now the next step is the comeback of the changing huts which have disappeared from the beaches in the recent years.
So the tourist do not longer change their clothes in the toilets of the beach bars or do complex maneuvers on the beach in front of others.
The 1.50 x 1.50 retro style huts will allow the bathers to change when arriving or before leaving the beach.
However there will no lockers to store the clothes or other value thing.