An Introduction to the Orihuela Costa

Orihuela Costa is located in the province of Alicante on the south-eastern coast of Spain. It is made up of urbanisations, suburbs, and 16 kilometres of stunning coastline, boasting some of the best and most beautiful beaches in Europe. 

Orihuela Costa (coast of Orihuela) gained its name because it was the closest coast to the main city of Orihuela. Since then, many developments have been built along the coast. It runs from Punta Prima down the Mediterranean coast to Pilar de la Horadada.

The climate that this area has to offer is amazing, with an impressive 320 days of sun a year and the average annual temperature being around 19°C. The winter here is short and mild with plenty of sunny days. The summers are perfect with temperatures as high as 38°C in August, perfect for relaxing on the beach and swimming in the sea. You may be interested to know that the World Health Organisation has named this area the healthiest place to live in the world!

The Orihuela Costa has become an increasingly popular location for expats seeking a life or a holiday home in the sun and you will find a range of Properties for sale in Orihuela Costa.

Local Amenities 

Having lived here myself I can honestly say that Orihuela Costa has everything you could possibly need: supermarkets, vets, shops, dentists, doctors surgeries, lawyers, hairdressers, schools and so much more. 

A good thing about this area is that people move here from all over the world. There are many English expats, meaning that you will find many English bars, restaurants and shops in the area. There is even an ‘Iceland’ supermarket stocking all the popular English brands, not only from Iceland but from many of our supermarkets like Tesco, Sainsburrys and Morrisons so you don’t ever have to miss those home comforts. 

If you prefer to immerse yourself in traditional Spanish culture, then don’t worry, there is plenty of that too. You will find an array of traditional Spanish tapas bars, restaurants, shops, markets and more.

If you are thinking of looking for properties for sale in Orihuela Costa then you will find many developments are in walking distance of various shops, bars, restaurants, beaches and other local amenities.

Beaches in the Orihuela Costa

Orihuela Costa has around 16 kilometres of coastline made up of breathtaking beaches, coves and cliffs.  

When choosing which beach to go to, we all look for something different. A quiet beach, a beach with restaurants and bars nearby, a beach where you can participate in and learn water sports, a family orientated beach, a wheelchair accessible beach and so on. Here in Orihuela Costa you are truly spoilt for choice. There really is something for everyone here.

Even better, many of the beaches hold the blue flag European prestigious award for safety and cleanliness. And with the outstanding weather that this area has to offer, there will be nowhere else in the world that you would rather be.

Some of the most popular beaches in Orihuela Costa include La Zenia, Cabo Roig, Playa Flamenca and Campoamor to name a few.

Things to Do in Orihuela Costa


Another main attraction for this area other is the many golf courses you will find here. The main courses in the immediate area are Villamartin Golf, Campoamor Golf, Las Ramblas and Las Colinas Golf and Country Club

All of these golf courses cater for beginners to the more advanced. They have driving ranges, practice putting greens, and chip and putt. If you are feeling up to it they of course all have the full 18 holes available with a golf buggy to hire if needed. These golf courses are absolutely stunning and due to the amazing weather that the Orihuela Costa has to offer it’s possible to enjoy them all year round.

As well as those golf courses mentioned above, you will find many, many more just a short drive away. You are spoilt for choice when it comes to golf courses near Orihuela Costa.

In terms of apartments and villas for sale in Orihuela Costa, you will find the golf courses in the area and beyond have many to offer within the resorts themselves. They are not only a popular choice for golfers but for those seeking a peaceful, serene location with communal facilities and a community feel.

Other Activities and Days Out

As you can imagine due to the exquisite weather in the area water sports and water activities are very popular. Here in the Orihuela Costa you will be able to learn and do paddle boarding, jet skiing, scuba diving, and surfing. You can also hire a family paddle boat with a slide as well as other boats, to enjoy a lovely day out on the water with friends and family. 

Crazy golf is also a very fun and popular day out with plenty of courses dotted around the local area.

There are also many parks and walk trails in which you will discover stunning scenery and find the perfect spot for a picnic.

You will find much more to do just a short drive away. Some nearby areas of interest include Cartagena, La Manga, the Mar Menor, Murcia, Torrevieja, Alicante, Elche and Benidorm. You will never be short of a day out for all the family in Orihuela Costa.


The Orihuela Costa is famous for its nightlife so you will be spoilt for choice. There are a few focal points throughout the area with plenty of restaurants and bars all offering something different. Some English, some Spanish, some busy and some a little more quiet if it’s a relaxed night out you fancy. There are also cocktail bars, karaoke bars and bars with live music. 

One of the more popular areas is the Villamartin Plaza. This is the perfect place not just for a good night out, but for the whole day. The Plaza has many shops, bars and restaurants that are open all day. It is a stunning place to visit. It boasts detailed tiled mosaic patterns and gorgeous tall palm trees, making it the perfect place to sit back and enjoy a nice cold drink on one of the many terraces that this Plaza has to offer.

If it is an all night party that you are looking for then there are also a multiple nightclubs that are open from dusk till dawn. 

Airports Near By

The two closest airports are the International airport of Alicante and the International airport of Murcia. If you are looking for properties for sale in Orihuela Costa, the drive to the airport of Alicante is anywhere between 40-60 minutes, and the drive to the International airport in Murcia is even closer, between 30 and 50 minutes. Both airports have international flights daily with major budget airlines such as Ryanair and Easyjet.

Properties For Sale in Orihuela Costa

We have many properties for in Orihuela Costa including villas, apartments and townhouses. As we discussed above, the Orihuela Costa is made up of several smaller towns and villages along the coast, many of which we have properties available in. Some include Punta Prima, Villamartin, Playa Flamenca, La Zenia, Cabo Roig and Campoamor.

Apartments For Sale in Orihuela Costa

Movehappy offer a range of apartments for sale in Orihuela Costa. Apartments in the area generally have 1 to 3 bedrooms with open plan living. Being on the stunning Mediterranean coast, many apartments come with beautiful sea views. Due to the lovely climate, outdoor living is something that can be taken advantage of here. Apartments for sale in Orihuela Costa will almost always offer an outside space whether that be a garden, terrace or rooftop solarium. Most apartment developments will offer an underground parking space and many will also offer a handy storage room. You will also find that a majority of developments have fantastic communal facilities including swimming pools, gardens and in some cases, gyms, play areas and more. 

Townhouses and Villas For Sale in Orihuela Costa

Movehappy offer a range of townhouses and villas for sale in Orihuela Costa. Due to the location, some will offer beautiful Mediterranean sea views. Villas will usually come with 2 to 3 bedrooms and a spacious open plan living area. A majority of villas come with a private parking space. Many come with a private swimming pool included or the option to have one installed. Similarly, many come with rooftop solariums included or with the option of having one built. Whether or not you desire a private pool or not, you will have plenty of outside space to enjoy the outstanding climate all year round. Many villas for sale in Orihuela Costa will be within a development which offers the same amenities as an apartment, such as communal pools, gardens, gyms and play parks.


To view our fantastic selection of  properties for sale in Orihuela Costa please use the link provided. If you have any additional questions about the area, properties or anything else at all, please contact us here at Movehappy. We are always happy to help.

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