Orihuela is a mid size city with just over 50,000 inhabitants located inland on the Southern Costa Blanca around fifty kilometres to the south west of Alicante with its airport and between Murcia and Elche.
Orihuela can best be reached on the N340 if travelling from Alicante.
Orihuela is also close to the large town of Torrevieja.
The city of Orihuela should not be confused with what is known as the Orihuela Costa which is the coastal strip in the area and is actually about 19 km from the city of Orihuela.
Orihuela is a two hour plane ride from most U.K. airports. If you would like to go on holiday to Orihuela then you can choose either Murcia or Alicante as your flight destinations.
Murcia and Alicante are serviced by quite a few budget airlines including Ryan Air, Monarch and Easyjet.
Orihuela is the main city in the Vega Baja area which is an important agricultural zone where citrus farming is the main activity.
This a beautifully rich, green and fertile valley where one can drive through the orange and lemon groves.
Orihuela is a typically Spanish city where people live and work and many expats have made their homes in Orihulela so they can live amongst the Spanish instead of the expats which is what life is all about on the Costas of Spain.
The nearest beaches to Orihuela on the Orihuela Costa are La Zenia, Mil Palmeras, Cabo Roig, Punta Prima and Playa Flamenca.
If you are staying in the coastal resorts then Orihuela makes for a good day out as you will be able to see a cathedral and the Palace of Rublacalva.
SIGHTS AND VIDEO OF ORIHUELA
To see the major sights and tourist attractions in the city of Orihuela, view the video below:
Orihuela weather is a typical Mediterranean climate with a long hot summer and short cool winter, numbering a staggering almost 315 days of annual sunshine.
Orihuela also has a bowling club and a market every Friday offering everything from fresh fruit and vegetables to flowers and leather goods.
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Webcam from the town centre of Orihuela – Orihuela is a town with many historical buildings as seen in this webcam which is located in the Plaza Antonio Balaguer.
Orihuela Costa webcam from the Real Club de Golf Campoamor – Orihuela is a haven for golf lovers. There are three very good golf courses close to Orihuela, these are the Real Club de Golf Campoamor (see webcam), Las Ramblas Golf Club and El Campo de Golf Villamartín.
EXCURSIONS FROM ORIHUELA
Staying in or near Orihuela is ideal if you want to experience the typical Spanish lifestyle but within a short drive of Orihuela there are many tourist resorts and activities such as the water park called Aquapolis close to Torrevieja.
Torrevieja is also known for its superb promenade, restaurants, the Habaneras shopping centre and the popular market on Fridays.
There are a number of other historic cities within an hour’s drive of Orihuela – noteably Murcia, Cartagena, Elche and Alicante.
Orihuela Tourist Information Office (Oficina de Turismo)
Orihuela Tourist Office
Address: Plaza de la Salud, 2, 03300, Orihuela, (Alicante – Alacant)
Telephone: +34 965565365
Orihuela Tourist Office (Centro)
Address: Plaza Marqués de Rafal 5, 03300, Orihuela (Alicante – Alacant)
Telephone: +34 965304645
Opening Times: Monday from 08:00 to 14:30 h. Tuesday to Friday from 08:00 to 14:30 h. and from 16:00 to 20:00 h. Saturdays from 10:00 to 14:00 h. and 17:00 to 20:00. Sundays from 10:00 to 14:00 h.
Page Summary – This page contains useful Orihuela information for people intending to visit or holiday in Orihuela. In this tourist guide to Orihuela we help visitors who are planning a trip with useful and practical advice on many tourism related subjects such as car hire, accommodation, sightseeing, weather, where to go, where to stay, travel information, excursions and what to see and do in and around Orihuela.
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