Top Resorts on the Orihuela Costa
Most of the best resorts on the Orihuela Costa are close to the Sea. There are several that are a few minutes inland that also attract their share of tourism.
Wherever you find yourself here, you will never be much more than a 10 minute drive to the coastal areas. Below we give an insight into some of the best known resorts and suburbs on the Orihuela Costa.
Dehesa de Campoamor
Dehesa de Campoamor has been increasing in popularity over the past few years. This resort lies to the south of the Orihuela Costa, north of Mil Palmeras. Campoamor has several popular beaches to choose from and a par 72 golf course.
La Fuente Commercial Centre is where much of the nightlife happens in Campoamor. La Fuente houses many bars, restaurants and a few places to enjoy late night music and dancing..
Cabo Roig is another tourist area which lies north of Campoamor and south of La Zenia. Like all the coastal areas, Cabo Roig has several excellent beaches. These golden sand beaches include Cala Capitan and Cala Caleta.
The nightlife in Cabo Roig is particularly good during the summer months. There are many great bars and restaurants along Cabo Roig strip (pictured above). There is large Irish, British and Scandinavian presence here.
The Irish put on a super show for St Patricks day each year as the area is transformed to green.
Further north of Cabo Roig and to the south of Playa Flamenca we arrive at the busy area of La Zenia. Two popular sandy beaches are lie either side of the Servigroup Hotel. This hotel dominates the skyline around the beach areas.
La Zenia is a vibrant area all year round with lot’s of bars, restaurants and several shopping centres. This resort is also the home of the super Zenia Boulevard shopping centre.
Zenia Boulevard houses 150 shops, bars and restaurants and is the biggest of it’s kind in the province. There is also underground parking for over 5000 cars.
North of La Zenia is Playa Flamenca which is one of the most populated areas on the Orihuela Costa. There is a good beach here with a beautiful promenade (pictured) and several smaller coves.
Playa Flamenca has more commercial centres than anywhere on the Orihuela Costa. Some of the best known are Flamenca Beach, La Mosca and the Citrus Centre.
The notable bars in this area include Legends, Celtic Isle, and Rocky’s. There is a market every Saturday which attracts people from the surrounding suburbs.
Punta Prima is another popular area located south of Torrevieja. There is narrow sandy beach here that is popular during summer. There are also several rocky areas, coves and chiringuitos (Beach Bars).
The restaurants here are particularly good on the strip, as are the bars and cafes that always seem to be busy. Opposite the strip is the Punta Marina Commercial Centre. This houses a drive-thru Mcdonalds and many more shops, bars and restaurants.