Orihuela Costa is the coastal area of the Orihuela region and is located in the South Costa Blanca. Its predominantly an international tourist destination made up of a number of urbanisations which include;
Blue Lagoon, Cabo Roig, Campoamor, Campoamor Golf, Dehesa De Campoamor, El Galan, La Regia, La Florida, La Zenia, Las Palmeras, Las Ramblas Golf, Lomas De Cabo Roig, Lomas De Campoamor, Los Altos, Los Dolses, Monte Zenia, Playa Flamenca, Punta Prima, Riojas, Valencias and Villamartin.
The vast majority of these have their own commercial centres, however the jewel in the crown is the recently opened Zenia Boulevard shopping mall, which is the largest shopping centre in the province of Alicante. Described by many people as a small city it has streets, squares, fountains, daily concerts and events which bring it to life. The Shopping Centre has been designed for both enjoyment and entertainment with over 150 shops including, Alcampo, Decathlon, Primark, Leroy Merlin, Conforama, Norauto, Media Markt, Zara, Lefties, H&M, C&A, Massimo Dutti and many more including a mouth-watering selection of places to eat.
As the name suggests Orihuela Costa has many fine quality white sandy beaches including La Zenia, Cabo Roig, Playa Flamenca and Campoamor. All of them have been awarded the European Blue Flag which signifies high standards of water cleanliness, safety and good family facilities.
Flight access to the area is excellent with two main airports in close proximity. Alicante airport is a 45 minute drive away and Murcia airport is just 25 minutes. Orihuela Costa is a popular destination for golfers as it boasts four championship golf courses, Las Ramblas, Campoamor, Las Colinas and Villamartin, all within a 5 minute drive of each other.
In addition to golf there is an array of other activities to keep the whole family entertained including Go-Karting, Horse Riding, Bowling, Waterparks, Fairgrounds, all kinds of Watersports, Paint Balling, 10 Pin Bowling, Theatres & Cinemas to name a few.
Over recent years the area has been linked up with the coastal motorway network affording easy access via convenient exits from the local AP7 motorway.
Orihuela Costa enjoys a warm Mediterranean climate with over 300 days of sunshine, long days and relatively low rainfall. August is the hottest month with an average temperature of 29°C (84.2°F); the coldest is January at 11°C (51.8°F) with a maximum of 12 hours sunshine per day in July. The best month to swim in the sea is August when the average sea temperature is 25°C (77°F).