Ondara – Essential Guide and Tourist Information by Locals

This page is all about the town of Ondara on the northern Costa Blanca coast of Spain.

It contains useful Ondara tourist information for people intending to visit or holiday in Ondara.

Ondara is located on the northern Costa Blanca area of Spain. Ondara is set slightly inland from the coast.

To the south are the towns of Denia, Pedreguer, La Jara, Els Poblets and El Verger.


Torre del rellotge d’Ondara – Photo by Joan Banjo, Wikimedia Commons

To the north are Oliva and Gandia. Even further inland are the similar sized towns of Orba and Pego.

To get to Ondara you can either fly into Alicante airport or Valencia airport. Once at the airport you have a range of different airport transfer options to Ondara including private shuttle buses, taxis or car hire.

Ondara is a medium sized town mainly based around agriculture, in particular oranges and lemons. There is some tourism because of Ondara’s close proximity to the coast and the thriving tourist town of Denia.

The northern Costa Blanca is a popular area in which many expats have settled, especially the British, possibly because of the greeness of the area.

The town of Ondara is surrounded by orange groves and vineyards with mountains in the background making for a very scenic and country location.

Access is good because Ondara is just off the A7 autoroute (motorway) and the N-322 road passes around the town. It is recommended to take out car hire to get about.

A medieval market is held every November.

Official Ondara Website: https://www.ondara.org/

Below is a snapshot of today’s weather in Ondara together with a 5-day forecast:

Weather Ondara

Portal de la Marina – Ondara Shopping Centre/Mall

Ondara is now the location for the Portal de La Marina – this is a huge shopping centre similar to a shopping mall in America.

This indoor shopping centre has many well-known retailers such as Zara, Amichi, Baileys, Benetton, Bershka, Botticelli, C&A, Calzedonia, Celio, Clarks – Nichi Seijo, Cool, D’enfants, Deichmann Calzados, Du Pareil Au Meme, Esprit, Fresh Shoes, Geox, Gerry Weber, Intim Caselles, Jack & Jones, Levi Strauss & Co, Mango, Marypaz, Masintimo, Massimo Dutti, Mayka, Mayoral, N & S, Oysho, Polinesia, Primichi, Pull And Bear, Punto Roma, Shana, Sietepecados, Springfield, Stradivarius, Surf Or Die, Tino Gonzalez, Women’s Secret, Xhenna and the Eroski hypermarket. There is also a cinema, bowling alley and food court.

Opening hours and times for La Marina Centro Commercial

Portal-de-la-MarinaThe shops are open from Monday to Saturday + opening bank holidays from 10:00h – 22:00h. Shops closed on Sundays and bank holidays.

The cinemas are open from Monday to Thursday + opening bank holidays from 11:00h – 01:00h.

The cinemas are open on Friday, Saturday and bank holidays from 12:00h – 03:00h.

The restaurants are open from Monday to Thursday + non-opening bank holidays from 11:00h – 01:00h.

The restaurants are open on Friday, Saturday and bank holidays from 12:00h – 03:00h.

Directions and map to Portal de La Marina in Ondara

Address: Highway AP-7 Ondara-Denia-Jávea, exit 62
N332, Exit to Ondara. Avda. Costa Blanca, 1
03760 Ondara (Alicante)

Telephone: 96 576 67 80

Map of Ondara

To help you locate the shopping centre in Ondara we have a Google map below which you can use also to get directions to and from your point of origin:

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Ondara History

* An important strategic location in Roman times as evidenced by the discovery of a Roman necropolis.

* Traditionally linked to the Marquesado de Denia.

* The old town centre still has buildings showing the styles of Ondara’s former Moorish inhabitants.

Guide to Hotels in Ondara

This guide is for people looking to book a hotel in Ondara. We have tips and hints before you make a hotel reservation in Ondara as well as a list of Ondara hotels.

Ondara is a medium sized town set slightly inland just north of the major Costa Blanca town of Denia. With it’s Moorish history the old town centre retains many colourful houses. You can fly into the nearest airports at either Alicante or Valencia and hire a car in Ondara to explore the area.

At the entrance to every Ondara hotel will be a plaque showing the hotel rating according to the Spanish tourist board.

Hotels in Ondara include the Valero which is located on the Avenida Alicante, and the Hotel La Palmera Denia Ondara which is situated on the Partida de Pedregals.

One star hotels in Ondara are of a very basic standard. This will be the cheapest hotel accommodation in Ondara. Expect a dated decor and possible uncomfortable bed although the hotel room should be clean. Expect your room to not have on-suite bathroom but a bathroom in the hallway which will be shared by other guests. A one star Ondara hotel will have no facilities such as telephone or internet access. Our advice is to check the room first before you commit to staying!

Examples of one star hotels in Ondara:

Hotel La Palmera *
Ctra. Valencia, 91 – Ondara, Spain.
Telephone: 96 647 6148

Hotel Ramis *
C/ Mariano Benlliure, 6 Ondara, Spain.
Telephone: 96 576 6313

Pensions in Ondara

A really cheap alternative to staying in a Ondara hotel is to book into a Ondara pension. Be advised that pensions are very basic accommodation traditionally sought out by student travelers and backpackers on a budget.

Most pensions in Ondara will require you to sleep in a room with other guests and share bathrooms. In some cases there will be a strict time that you have to be in. Needless to say – staying in a Ondara pension is the cheapest form of accommodation you can find in Ondara.

We recommend this Ondara pension:

Pension Valero
Address: Av. Alicante, 49 – Ondara, Spain
Telephone: 96 558 3380


Carrer de Lluis Santonja, Ondara – Photo by Joan Banjo, Wikimedia Commons

Ondara Estate Agents (Inmobiliaria)

Inmobiliaria SRP
C Germanias Nº 28 B – 3760 Ondara, Spain.
Tel. +34 966 476 408

Ondara Qualitats Real Estate
Av. Marina Alta, 20-03760 Ondara
Tel. +34 966 476 950

Street Gonzalo Ortola 12, 03760 Ondara
Tel. +34 966 467 910

If you are seeking property in the area, also try looking at Pedreguer or estate agents in Denia as they are not far from Ondara and may well have property for sale in Ondara or close by.

Here is a video showing the streets and various places in Ondara.

Are you an expat in Ondara? What do you like/dislike about it? Let us know in the comments box at the bottom of the page.

Ondara Tourist Information – Page Summary – This page contains unique content about the small inland town of Ondara, home of the Portal La Marina one of the best shopping malls on the northern Costa Blanca coast of Spain.

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  1. Tom Gabrielsen says

    A few years ago I stumbled over an Easter procession in Ondara. A remarkable experience. Scary masks/hat’s and drums.
    I guess this is a annual fiesta.
    This year I will bring my family to see this procession, but I can’t find any program !
    Do you have a program for this years Easter fiesta or a link to where I can find the program, dates, hours ?

    Best regards Tom

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