ESSENTIAL Tourism Guide To Orihuela, Costa Blanca, Spain

Orihuela is a mid-sized 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.


View of Orihuela, Spain – Photo by Keith Williamson, Wikimedia Commons

The Orihuela Costa stretches from Torrevieja to Mil Palmeras and comprises sandy beaches and rocky coves with many built up tourist resorts full of apartment blocks.

Orihuela is a 2-hour plane ride from most U.K. airports. If you would like to go on a 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.

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

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.


Cupula del Palacio Espiscopal y Torre de la Catedral, Orihuela – Photo by Xinese-v, Wikimedia Commons

Orihuela Webcams

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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.

Orihuela centro (centre) – The webcam is located in Plaza Antonio Balaguer, one of the most emblematic squares in the city.


Colegio de Santo Domingo, Orihuela – Photo by Xinese-v, Wikimedia Commons

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 – notably 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: +34 965 565 365

Orihuela Tourist Office (Centro)
Address: Plaza Marqués de Rafal 5, 03300, Orihuela (Alicante – Alacant)
Telephone: +34 965 304 645
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.

Estate Agents – Inmobiliaria in Orihuela

MediterMediter Real Estate
C/Torre del Oro 8, local 16 Centro Comercial La Campana, Orihuela, Comunidad Valenciana
Telephone: +34 965 329 086

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White Villas in Spain
Avenida Marques de Lacy, 43-B
03315 La Murada – Orihuela
Tel. +34 966 779 164

Comaskey Property
Avenida Villamartin 1, C.C. Zenia Golf 17
03189 Orihuela Costa
Tel. +34 966 773 453

B&L Promotions
Urb. Villamartin, C/ Magallanes 18
Centro Comercial Rioja, Local 16
03189 Orihuela Costa, Alicante, Spain
Tel. +34 966 764 040

To see the major sights and tourist attractions in the city of Orihuela, view the video below:

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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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