To start : Playa Flamenca is one of the beach resorts of the Orihuela Costa.
Indeed, the Orihuela Costa is a popular destination at the South Costa Blanca. In the North, the Costa Blanca starts from Denia in the Alicante province down to Pilar de Horada in the Murcia region.
Furthermore the Orihuela Costa has several beaches en resorts.
First in the north of the Cosat Punta prima and the Playa of Punta Prima. Then , Playa Flamenca with his beaches of Cala Estaca and Cala Mosca. The next the well known urbanization of La Zenia with the beaches of Cala Bosque and Cala Cerrada. Then, Cabo Roig with the beaches of Brranco Ruvio and Playa de La Glea.
In the south. At last not at least MIl Palmeras with Playa Mil Palmeras.
So, Playa Flamenca is an urbanization of Orihuela and has everything for the tourist. Nice beaches with Blue Flags between the rocky cliffs , excellent weather and the beautiful Mediterranean Sea.
Furthermore nearby restaurants and bars with good food . One of the restaurants is even number one at the Orihuela Costa . Read more about in Restaurants at the Orihuela Costa.
The restaurants offer a great variety of food. The Spanish restaurants are proud to serve the several rice dishes. The most popular is the paella . There are also several good fish and seafood restaurants. The choice of international cuisine at the urbanization is endless. For example : Chinese, Indian, Mexican, English, French restaurants. As West European we are often surprised by the price of the menu’s . It is not expensive ta take the family on a dinner .
The beaches of Playa Flamenca
Most important, the beaches are nice, safe and clean . Some of them has received a Blue Flag as award of the cleanness of the beach and the good quality of the water. Further , there are several beach bar . They are open from sunrise till sunset.
Naturally , In the summer season there are life guards at the beach.
For those who want it : snorkeling , diving, sailing .
Punta Prima is a part of the Orihuela Costa. Orihuela Costa is very popular as a tourist destination. More specifically , there are several beaches on the Costa Orihuela. To sum up : arriving from Torrevieja : Punta Prima with the beaches of “Playa of Punta Prima”. Then, the famous beaches of Playa Flamenca. With the beaches of Cala Estaca and Cala Mosaca. Then next is La Zenia with the beaches of Cala Bosque and Cala Cerrada.
Then, the cosy beach of Cabo Roig with the beaches of Cala Caleta and Cala Capitan. . At last the beaches of Mil Palmeras with Playa Palmeras.
So as you see, the Punta Prima beach is the most northern beach of the Costa Orihuela.
What to do ?
First , enjoy the beach and the water. Go swimming or snorkeling. Punta Prima is one of the beaches with many rocks and coves.
Then , you can go walking . Now, there is a new beach boulevard “Paseo Maritimo” with several beach bars. So at the beach bars , it is the place to enjoy a morning breakfast or tapas in the afternoon or cocktails in the evening. On several occasion , you enjoy at the beach bars musical entertainment.
Furthermore, there is also at the seafront a restaurant famous for its fabulous view over the Mediterranean Sea. At the first floor of the restaurant, you can even enjoy a souper with a fantastic panorama. Of course there is a life guard service at the beach in the summer season. In the summer season you can rent a parasol and d hammocks.
Nearby Punta Prima there is a small shopping center” La Marina “. It is located on the road N 332 at the roundabout. For example , there you can find a Mac Donalds, the Scandinavian Jysk , a newspaper shop , optician, a Consum . Also several little shop , bars and restaurants. Below, in the main street from the roundabout to the beach there are several little bars and restaurants.
Further away from the roundabout following the N 332 there is also a Carrefour, a gas station , a bakery and several restaurants with local and international cuisine.
First, we want you to tell that the “Dehesa de Campoamor” or “Campoamor “is located in the Orihuela Costa. It is one of the most southerly beach of the Orihuela Costa. In fact Orihuela Costa is a part of the southern Costa Blanca. indeed, the best is that this part of the coast is only a 30 minutes drive from Murcia San Javier airport on the N 332. North of Campamor is Alicante airport, to Alicante El Altet airport it is a 40 minutes drive on the new AP 7 highway.
In particular the urbanization is popular for the Western European tourist because of the nice Mediterranean climate and its superb golf courses.
In addition the climate is perfect with more than 300 days of sun. Hot summers and good spring and autumn temperatures. The winters are very nice . The all year round there are nearly no rainy days.
Nearby the beach you can enjoy the excellent Spanish cuisine in the restaurants. Or if you want it keep simple a simple snack at the beach bar or ” chiringuita”.
Along the coast line there is a nice boulevard for a long walk with amazing views on the Mediterranean sea. Further not far from Campoamor there is a shopping street full of bars and restaurants, the “strip”. This part is between Campoamor and Cabo Roig. Again at the Cabo Roig, there are many nice Spanish, Indian, Italian, Mexican or French places to eat. One of the nicest is the “Bushwacka”, as a result that the bar and restaurant is a meeting place for many expats. The “Bushwacka” is a Australian themed bar, with a lot of drinks, good food and different sort of live entertainment.
The golf courses.
Presently “Campoamor” is one of the beach resort who is famous for its golf courses. So Campoamor is proud to have a championship golf course. “Real club de Campoamor ” was completed in 2000 with panoramic views across the whole countryside.
The two most important golf courses are Las Collinas and Campoamor. The next best thing is that “Las Collinas” is a golf course between beautiful nature, hills and valley. As you can see , it is a superb mix of nature and landscape and golf course. The golf course is one of the top golf courses in Europe with 71 18-hole championship course.
In the past “Campoamor” golf course has been receiving golfers since 1988. It was inaugurated as the “Royal Club of Golf Campoamor ” by the count of Barcelona, Juan de Borbon. In fact the golf course is located in the beautiful nature around Campamor. Connecting two valleys and surrounded by pine and orange trees. It is protected from the wind, so even in winter it is possible to play golf. After all, for the experts it is 6.277 m round and par 72.
The last years the coast did great efforts, to attract tourists. As a result the beaches of this part of the coast have all a blue flag , an important indicator of the good water quality. On the beaches there are very nice beach bars for an instant holiday feeling. So, this the place for a tapa and a cocktail. Furthermore there are nice restaurants and a splendid beach bar of” the golf of Las Collinas”.
The beach bar has a infinity pool. Now , it is open fir members but also non members. The ideal moment to enjoy the luxury of it ?
The Urbanization has a beautiful long sandy beach, who is perfect for a long walking along the seashore.
From the beach you can see the old N 332 who passes by a old viaduct bridge.
This little part of the old coast road brings you back to time this regions was only pine trees and beaches and beautiful amazing coastline.
At the end of the long beach, there are some nice fish restaurants and bars.
A little bit on the hill there is a club house for the Marina. On the top of the Marina you can admire very good the beautiful yacht boots.
From the club house, you can make a walk more to the south, to the nice beaches of “Mil Palmeras”.
Additionally, Campoamor is a part of the “Aquamarina Natural Coastal Park”. As a result that it is perfect for snorkeling.
Walking the canal
Now, there is a nice walk along the canal which goes from Campoamor to Las Ramblas Golf Club. As a result, that many joggers, walkers and cyclist are enjoying this walk along the canal. so, if you follow the walk you arrive at “La Fuente”. This commercial center is the main shopping hub with a wide choice of shopping and international restaurants.
Tips for trips nearby.
First, You can discoverer Orihuela city its self. It is the capital of the Costa and it is 30 km inland. So a good half hour drive between orange and lemon trees.
Then the his neighbor at the coast Torrevieja. This place is a popular town at the Costa Blanca .
In the south, there is the beautiful Mar Menor . It is a lagoon . The place for a mud bath at Lo Pagan or a nice walk between the flamingo’s
A bit further away : Cartagena . It is a very beautiful city in the Murcia region. Follow the AP 7. It take you in 1 hour and a half .
As you can see, Campamor is a lovely part of the Orihuela Costa, with the best elements of his location. To sum up, beautiful beaches great walks and bars and restaurants not so far away.
At Cabo Roig you will find everything for a splendid holiday on the Mediterranean Sea . Cabo Roig is a part of Orihuela Costa .
The best is Orihuela Costa has several beaches. There are long sandy beaches but there are also rocky beaches and coves. It is up to you to discover. To sum up :
First : Punta Prima and the playa of Punta Prima . Then, Playa Flamenca with the beaches of Cala Estaca and Cala Mosca. The next is La Zenia with the beaches of Cala Bosque and cala Cerrada. Then, Cabo Roig with the beach of Cala Caleta en cala Capitan . Further Campoamor with the beaches of Barranco Ruvio and Playa de la Glea. At last but not least Mil Palmeras with Playa Mil Palmeras. As we already mentioned for the other beautiful places, Cabo Roig is a part of the Orihuela Costa. In particular the word ” Cabo Roig” means red cliff.
In the past, popular with Spanish holiday makers since 1970. But the Spanish propriety boom of the late 90 and the early 2000 changes Cabo Roig . With an influx of tourist money and a new population.
How to get there
By air This coast line is located between the airports of Alicante and Murcia. Alicante airport is 45 minutes drive from “Cabo Roig” , Murcia-San Javier airport is 20 minutes drive.
By road This nice sunny Costa lies on the coast road the N332.
As Orihuela Costa is blessed with a good climate with more than 300 day of sun, it is the place to be. It is a typical Mediterranean climate . Hot summers, mild winters.
Tip for trips .
During your stay at Cabo Roig, the place is a good start-point for a beautiful trip to Orihuela city ,to the Roman theater of Cartagena, the busy town of Torrevieja. Furthermore the capital of the Murcia region the city of Murcia is also worth a visit. In addition the city of Alicante and it medieval castle is just a hour drive away. Do you want to see pink flamingo’s than the Mar Menor is the place to spot them.
Indeed the Orihuela coast and the beaches are very popular for tourist from West and North Europe.
They come to relax during their summer holidays. While the Spanish people take it for a week-end break. So, the expats residents are enjoying the Mediterranean sun the all year round.
What to see and do in Cabo Roig
Consequently in “Cabo Roig” there is a mix of many nationalities.
During the school holidays the place is very busy in the hot summer. in contrast of the other seasons when it is still warm and a lot quieter. If you chose the good places on the beach , you can take a sun bath even on new years day ! Some have their BBQ at Christmas on the beach.
The beaches .
The scenery around the Cabo Roig , as you will expect is dominated by the Mediterranean Sea. On the edge, the “Cabo Roig” watch tower is a must to visit. In the past , it was used as watch tower against the pirates. Now the “mirador” is a point of view over the bay area all the way to the Mar Menor and La Manga. It is also a access point to the marina and the beaches of Cabo Roig low down.
The watchtower is also the start of the cliff walk to La Zenia . This route will take you in about a half hour to the beach of La Zenia. Naturally with superb views on the Mediterranean Sea and the Mar Menor. It is about a half hour walk to arrive in “La Zenia “with beach bars and restaurants.
Watersports or walking ?
If you are fit, you can also walk little bit further to Playa Flamenca and the beaches. After all this walk take you an hour. There you can take a relaxing rest with a” tapa” or a cool refreshment.
At the marina you can ask the local fisherman to have a sea trip on the crystal blue sea. With the locals fishing is very popular. So skippers can offer you a sea fishing trip.
The several beaches have the Blue Flag, So you can be sure of the beaches are clean and the water is of a good quality.. The beaches of Cabo Roig are “Playa Capitan” and “Playa La Caleta” .
The best, you can take a relaxing rest by swimming in the beautiful blue warm water of the Mediterranean Sea even in Spring or Autumn. The beach of Cabo Roig is protected by cliffs.
If you want , you can also walk beautifully on the south side of “Cabo Roig”. To enjoy “Campoamor” and ” Mil Palmeras”.
Good to known is that the seafront boulevard is renovated and unblocked between “Cabo Roig” and “Campoamor”. Since Spring 2016 you can walk without leaving the seafront, and can enjoy the cooling sea breeze and the amazing beautiful view on the Marina.
“Campoamor” is a tourist resort with fantastic sandy beaches and amazing blue water. Again, also in ” Campoamor” there are once again nice attractive beach bars and local restaurants.
The restaurants at Cabo Roig.
Naturally the restaurants are very varied to satisfy the many tourist. Almost any type of food local or international is available with a large choice to please everyone. As a result there are many cafes, bars with all sort of entertainment at the evening for adults and children. Cabo Roig is famous for his “ strip”. This is a bustling, busy colorful strip of shops , restaurants and bars. People of all ages and nationality s enjoying the nightlife a walk away from the quiet beach.
The best is that there are famous golf courses nearby: Campoamor, Las Ramblas and Villa Martin.
Cabo Roig and his Marina.
We think that the Marina is one the beautiful of the South Costa Blanca. The historical watchtower is now part of a restaurant with a superb view on the Marina and the Mediterranean Sea. On clear day you can see the Mar Menor and La Manga. Presently at the Marina you can hire everything to do flyboard, a new experience of watersports for daredevils.
For the more relax people you can also take sailing lessons in the marina. Last summer, we enjoyed the snorkeling at the beach of “La Caleta” with the guides arranged by the tourist information center of Orihuela. In particular, if you are interested in scuba diving you can dive under supervision of PADI professionals
Most of the tourist who come to Cabo Roig are renting an apartment of house on the Orihuela Costa.
Market and shops
On Thursday there is a little market. It is located along the seaside Calle Fuego. you can do the weekly shopping and enjoy a marvelous panorama.
The street market is every Tuesday and starts at about 9.00 and stops around 14.00
In “Cabo Roig” there is a choice of bars, beach bars, restaurants, pharmacy, banks, supermarkets ( Consum, Aldi ) and souvenir shops.
In short you can enjoy a beautiful sunny holiday on the coast of Orihuela at ” Cabo Roig”.
First, Torrevieja is one of the biggest tourist city’s of the Costa Blanca. It is located in the province of Alicante. From the city of Alicante it is a 50 kilometers drive. With a population in the region of 107 000 Torrevieja is for most of tourists, one of the place where the love with Spain began.
Because, Torrevieja is not only the town but greater Torrevieja include also La Mata.
In the past, the city was a small salt mining and fishing city. This side industry of salt, was harvesting from the salt lakes nearby. The salt manufacture was an important industry. This industry was the employer of many citizens. The salt was produced in the two salt lagoons, nearby Torrevieja. Nearby, there are two salt lakes where you can often see flamingos.
The city stays famous for it salt. Now, it has grown to a full size city with its own shopping center and cinemas. The city is a major tourist spot among the Costa Blanca.
Indeed, the climate is a typical Mediterranean climate. Its has a wonderful climate with more than 300 days of sun. This climate got in the summer temperature of average 25 degrees and in the winter average 12 degrees.
The half of the 100 000 habitats are if foreigner nationalities.In brief, most of them are Scandinavians, Belgium, English or Russian. As a result, the center of the city is a cosmopolitan meeting point. The town has developed into a multi cultural city. A city with many nationalities calling it their “place under the sun”.
What to do ?
While, the city is surrounded by golf courses it is very popular by British people. Close to Torrevieja are also the golf courses of Orihuela Costa.
The sea front includes a nice Marina and next to it a very nice long promenade. This promenade is popular with locals and tourist. Each evening , nearby the Torrievieja beach promenade and the Casino there are market stalls. You gave a great choice at the market from the local craftsmanship. Anything what the craftsman think than can interest a tourist.
The sea promenade is called the Paseo. This walk in front of the seashore is approximately 1,50 km long. Sure it is beautiful at night. One of this excursions from the Marina is to the island of Tabarca. This beautiful snorkeling paradise is only a half hour from the coast. There are every day leaving from the harbor.
Another nice thing to do is a museum.But not an ordinary museum but a floating museum. The floating Museum is the “Albatros III . In the past , this Submarine was guarding the waters outside Torrevieja. It is an unusual museum. The entrance is 2 €. So it is nice to take the children to this historical Memorabilia.
Thus, it’s a very vivid town. Many tourists have decide to become a resident and so are staying the whole year. On the other side you have tourists who only come in the holiday’s or rent their holiday homes.
As a result, Torrevieja is quite a busy town with a lot of traffic in the summer season. There are thousand bars and restaurants to choose from.
The town infrastructure is all that you want hostels , hotels, apartments… There is also an Olympic sized swimming pool.
First, the main beach of Torrevieja (Playa del cura) is a small beach. But the beach is accessible for wheel chairs. See below. In summer season, the beach is very busy. But ,Torrevieja has a 20 km long coastline. North of the city, you can find the longest beach with many beautiful dunes. The water is crystal clear and the beaches are often visited by the many families with children. In the south of Torrevieja, we find lovely beaches and “Calas”. Indeed, much rougher but the blue water invites you to swim and to snorkel. The beaches have a Blue Flag the award for cleanliness.
The promenade along the seafront in the city is popular by locals and the many tourists. The paseo gives you marvelous views on the Mediterranean Sea , the large fishing fleet and of course the harbor .
Due perhaps to the many lovely bars, restaurants and little shops . Furthermore, the sea boulevard is surrounded by palm trees. A direct holiday feeling .
If you are a beach-lover, you have to go to the north of city . There you can discover the quieter splendid beach of La Mata. The sandy beaches are beautiful. But behind them, there is also a very nice nature reserve. In the reserve are different species of birds and waders. The beaches have all beautiful names: Los Locos, Los Naufragos, La Mata , Playa Acequion, Playa del Cura. Of course all beaches have his own character. There is also a wide choice of sports available such as golf, football, tennis, yoga, gyms…
The town has been also promoting water sport activities. The trees marinas offer a large choice of nautical experiences. To sum up : sailing, canoeing,cable ski, jet ski , Banana’s, pedalo’s , parasailing and fly boarding. But also boat excursions.
In fact, the town has an ideal climate for the water sport. So they can be practiced all year round.
Torrevieja mobility friendly beaches.
The first mobility friendly walkway was installed at the end of 2016. This will facilitate the access to the sea for wheelchairs users. In the future additional facilitates will be installed. Such as a special adapted shower and also platforms. This platforms with areas of shade so users can escape from the heath of the sun.
The beach with the mobility friendly walkways is the “Playa del Cura”. This structure is not permanent and as stipulated in the Coast law of the Costa Blanca, can be dismantled. This can be the case with sever storms, like the one at the end of december 2016. This initiative is making the beaches in Torrevieja accessible for every one. Also older people with reduced mobility. A good initiative.
All those facility are already installed in Mil Palmeras a nearby town.
As a result from the many tourists, there are some Camping’s near and around Torrevieja. Some are perfect for motor homes. If you are coming to the Costa Blanca see also our page : motorhome at the Costa Blanca.
“Camping Florantiles” is about 268 pitches big. The camping has its own swimming pool and super market. Each place is around 90 m2 and has electricity. The Address of the camping is CV-95, 95, 03186 Torrevieja, Alicante, Spain.
Camping La Campana , Ctra Torrevieja N 332 Alicante Cartagena a 4;5 km
Camping Mare Nostrum Ctra Guardamar Guardamar del Segura n 332 Alicante – Torrevieja
Camping Marjal Crta Guardamar N 332 Alicante Guardamar .
Torrevieja La Mata nature park.
La Mata is a nature park in Torrevieja in one of the two salt lagoons. click here to read more about la Mata. Now, these lagoons attract a wild variety of birds. Such as flamingo’s and herons.
But also a nice quieter suburb of the city. You can find the museum of Sea and Salt on the sea front. This museum shows the history of Torrevieja and his salt industry throughout the ages.
Torrevieja celebrates many festivals and holy days. Most of them are with very beautiful parades and events .
On the programme a large selection of music, ballet, theater and opera. For instance, the “Nutcracker of Tchaikosky” with the classical Ballet of St.Petersburg.
But also a balletshow ” El Amor Brujo by Victor Ullate. It is a part of the Spanish culture, so enjoy it.
In the present, march 2018 the virgin del Carmen culture center from Torrevieja will act as a box office . And this, every Wednesday from 11:00 till 14:00.
So, it will be easier to purchase tickets. But tickets are still available in the auditorium two hours before the spectacle. For more information about the programme of the auditorium you can find more details on their website.
Ruta de las Tapas or Tapas Route
Each year in April and October the city celebrates the route of the tapas, small dishes :” Ruta de las Tapas “. It is good is held twice a year.
Of course it was inspired by the business and restaurants associations. But is became a success by residents and tourist. Sample the best of Torrevieja’s tapas! During this dates you will able to try in many restaurants and bars a homemade tapas. Enjoy a walking /eating tour of the city center. A homemade tapa and drink is for you for 2:00 euro. Some bars presents a Gourmet Tapa and drink at the price of 2:50 euro. There are nearly 50 establishments offering a selection of nearly 200 different tapas. A free map of the participating bars and restaurants is available. It is a nice way to discover Torrevieja in a relax atmosphere. It remains fun and cheap way to sped an evening or afternoon walking the center. With the change to discover some of Torrevieja’s hidden bars and restaurants. There is also a “Tapas Route card” with official stamps.
How to get to Torrevieja ?
First, the nearest airports are Murcia / San Javier ( 72 km ) and Alicante Airport ( 50 km ) Then, there are several buses from the airport of Alicante to Torrevieja. The bus stop is just outside the terminal. The ticket price is 7 € available by the driver. The buses leave nearly every hour. Next, there also buses from Murcia Airport to the city. In spite of the bus the line is not direct. The first change to Torrevieja is in the central station of Murcia. Therefore, it is better to rent a car, a taxi ( 60 €) or a private shuttle to Torrevieja. Indeed, if you want to see the surrounding regions, it is better to rent a car. Book in advance on the internet, but inform yourself about all the options and prices.
In Spain, most shops are open from 9.00 to 13.00 and from 16.00 to 21.00. Due to the heath in the summer season. Nevertheless, in the large shopping malls like “Habaneras” and supermarkets like Carrefour are open all day.
Now, there is a large choice of restaurants and bars. So,calling the 300 restaurants by name is impossible. Some are specialists in fish and seafood. While others in meat and rice. As you can see, the restaurants are from over the all world. The tasty cuisine that can be found are Asian, American, Spanish, French or Belgian. but also Italian, British, Scandinavian or Russians. Some of them are excellent. In the future we will try to put more details of the restaurants on Yourspain.
A new Location Torrevieja most busy Friday street market is going to move to his new location before Easter. Stall holders have already been visit the new location. They know exactly where and how to sit up their stalls. The new location is the “Antanio Soria” park. Close to the sport facilities of the city. Nearby the public transport with the C line .There will also be a taxi parking at the market site. There will be enoug parking place for the shoppers but also for the stall holders.
There will be improvements. For instance, to the security with the pick pockets. Indeed , there will be a permanent police present at the market place.£And the police will be helped by volunteers from the civil protection. The location has rooms for 630 stalls and is 5 000 m2 large.
So this will be the end, for the problems for the residents on the old location with a market on their front door .
In the past the municipal swimming pool was closed. Improvements have been made for important health and environment legistation. A better heating systeem is also installed. Now the pool is open the all week. Openinghours. Saturday and Sunday open from 8:00 till 14:00. On Monday it is open from 15:00 till 21:30. Next, on Tuesday to Friday from 8:15 till 21:30.
You can find 20 hotels in different classes of prices. Or perhaps find a holiday home to rent.
In addition, autobuses are driven by Costa Azul and are running from the main bus station in the city. The bus station is situated at the Avenida de Habaneras in Torrevieja.