Orihuela Costa, Spain, is a prestigious tourist and residential area, which belongs to the municipality of Orihuela, which is located in the province of Alicante. The Orihuela Costa beaches are the main pride of this area, however, here you can find other interesting things to see and do. What to see in Orihuela Costa? Many of those who have chosen this area to spend their vacations or live, ask this question. In this article we will tell you all about the main tourist attractions of Orihuela Costa. We will start, of course, with the wonderful beaches of Orihuela Costa.

Orihuela Costa Beaches

The various coves and beaches of Orihuela Costa, extend along 16 km of coastline. Here, you will find a perfect place, both for those who like to relax lying on the soft and warm sand, and for those who prefer to enjoy water sports and activities: surfing, snorkelling, water skiing. In this area, there are two excellent marinas perfect for sailing enthusiasts (in Cabo Roig and in Dehesa de Campoamor). Many of Orihuela Costa beaches are awarded the Blue Flag. We will tell you about the best of them, located in the areas of Dehesa de Campoamor, Cabo Roig, Playa Flamenca, Punta Prima y La Zenia Beach in Orihuela Costa.

Beaches of Dehesa de Campoamor

Barranco Rubio \ Playa de Diez Picos \ Playa de Campoamor

  • Length: 665 m
  • Width: 47 m
  • Beach with blue flag

A small urban beach of golden sand, which has everything you need to spend a wonderful day at the beach: footbaths, toilets, children’s and sports areas, etc. Next to the beach are restaurants, bars, cafes, shops, and parks.

Barranco Rubio on the map:

La Glea Beach

  • Length: 517 m
  • Width: 70 m
  • Beach with blue flag

This urban golden sand beach is one of the best in the area. It has Blue Flag since 1988, the Q Mark of touristic quality, and the Qualitur recognition. This beach is ideal for the whole family. It has playgrounds, restaurants and cafes, and a wide variety of entertainment: pedalo rentals, jet skis, paddle surf, kayak, parasailing, a floating castle for children, and much more.

Playa de la Glea on the map:

Aguamarina Beach

  • Length: 500 m
  • Width: 29 m
  • Beach with blue flag

Semi-urban sandy beach, with a calm sea. The beach has all the necessary tourist infrastructure.

Aguamarina beach on the map:

Orihuela Costa – Cabo Roig Beaches

Cala Capitán

  • Length: 157 m
  • Width: 85 m
  • Beach with blue flag

A small beach covered with soft golden sand. Perfect for lovers of water sports.

Cala Capitán on the map:

Cabo Roig Beach (La Caleta)

  • Length: 337 m
  • Width: 43 m
  • Beach with blue flag

Semi-urban beach of golden sand, located in a picturesque place. Here you will find a marina and a yacht club, which makes this beach attractive for lovers of sailing and windsurfing.

Cabo Roig beach on the map:

Beaches in the Flamenca beach area

Cala Estaca

  • Length: 175 m
  • Width: 42 m
  • Beach with blue flag

Semi-urban beach of fine golden sand, with all the necessary tourist infrastructure. Cala Estaca, is surrounded by a promenade that extends to Cala Capitán. This beach has an area that allows dogs. Seize the day, and do not leave them at home!

Cala Estaca on the map:

Cala Mosca

  • Length: 108 m
  • Width: 44 m
  • Beach with blue flag

A beautiful small beach, covered with fine white sand, with clear and clean turquoise water. It joins the neighbouring beach of Cala Estaca, with a promenade that has an original solar clock.

Cala Mosca on the map:

Cala Cabo Peñas

  • Length: 502 m
  • Width: 21 m

100 meters away from Cala Mosca, is the wild beach of Cala Cabo Peñas. The tourist infrastructure is absent here, so this beach is perfect for those who seek a harmonious union with nature, as well as for those who practice nudism. This place is perfect for diving, but remember that this beach is wild, and there are no lifeguards here, so you must be very careful.
Cala Cabo Peñas on the map:

La Zenia Beaches

Cala del Bosque

  • Length: 258 m
  • Width: 105 m
  • Beach with blue flag

Beautiful urban beach with golden sand surrounded by a promenade. It offers excellent views. Suitable both for those who like to relax lying on the soft sand, and for lovers of activities and sports, such as windsurfing.

Cala del Bosque on the map:

Cala Cerrada

  • Length: 167 m
  • Width: 21 m
  • Beach with blue flag

A small sandy beach located in a rocky bay. On the small promenade there is a beach bar and a children’s playground.

Cala Cerrada on the map:

Punta Prima Beach

  • Length: 234 m
  • Width: 28 m
  • Beach with blue flag

Very popular sandy beach, which has everything you need to spend a great day. In addition, Punta Prima beach has a lift for people with reduced mobility. Along the beach there is a promenade with cafes and restaurants. There are children’s areas. There are almost no waves.

Punta Prima beach on the map:

Remember that the magnificent beaches of Orihuela Costa, represent only a small part of the total beaches of the Costa Blanca. If you are interested in knowing what else the sunny coast of Alicante offers, you can read our articles:

Nature and climate in Orihuela Costa

The weather in Orihuela Costa is good almost all. The climate of this area is Mediterranean, sunny and warm, with almost no rain and no snow in winter. The average annual temperature in Orihuela Costa is 20 °C, and the bathing season can last from April to November, although during the whole year on the beaches of Orihuela Costa you can see people sunbathing. The bravest one’s bathe in the winter months. The air in Orihuela Costa is very clean, thanks to the absence of factories, and rich in healing minerals from seawater and salty lagoons.

The nature of Orihuela Costa is presented with authentic Mediterranean landscapes: valleys and meadows, hills and mountains, cliffs and rocky bays, citrus orchards, olive groves, and pine forests.

What to see in Orihuela Costa: natural parks, salty lakes and golf courses

The main natural attraction of Orihuela Costa, are the salt lakes Las Lagunas de La Mata-Torrevieja, with its amazing pink waters and healing muds. The salty lakes of this area, are compared with the Dead Sea, for its healing properties. Some even claim that, due to the amount of beneficial minerals, La Mata salt lakes outperform the Dead Sea. This is home to many birds, including the beautiful pink flamingos. The fascinating landscapes, especially the picturesque sunset views, attract photography lovers here.
In the Dehesa de Campoamor there is the Sierra Escalona and Dehesa de Campoamor natural park, a place of high ecological value, with a rich flora and fauna. Here live different species of owls, eagles and falcons, wildcats, genets, etc.

Orihuela Costa is very popular among golfers, due to the presence of famous golf clubs (Las Ramblas de Orihuela, Campoamor and Villamartin), designed for both professional and amateur players. They are high quality courses, with qualified instructors, and a pleasant atmosphere. All this attracts lovers of this sport from around the world.

The lakes of La Mata-Torrevieja on the map:

Sierra Escalona and Dehesa de Campoamor on the map:

The excellent quality and variety of the Orihuela Costa beaches, how clean the water is, the pure air that is breathed, and its well-developed infrastructure, make this place very popular among tourists and property buyers on the Costa Blanca, including foreigners. In Orihuela Costa, Spain, you will find everything you need to live and spend your holidays: shops and supermarket chains, markets, restaurants, coffee shops and bars, schools and kindergartens, bowling alleys, cinemas, casinos, business centres, nightclubs, clubs, sports centres, go-karts, etc. This is an ideal place to buy a property in Spain for permanent residence with the whole family, for leisure enjoyment, as well as to rent it.

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