Orihuela-Costa is a coastal area and also a part of the municipality of Orihuela on the Costa Blanca in the province of Alicante in the Spanish autonomous region of Valencia on the Spanish east coast. In 2010, Orihuela-Costa had 29,263 inhabitants. On the Spanish east coast at the height of the city of Orihuela, which is 20 km inland itself, is the coastal area of the municipality of Orihuela. This coastal area is called Orihuela-Costa and is a part of the municipality of Orihuela. The coastline of Orihuela-Costa stretches for a length of 16 km and borders in the north on the Spanish port of Torrevieja and in the south on the autonomous region of Murcia. In Orihuela-Costa there are 57 urbanisations, 4 golf courses and 2 marinas. Orihuela-Costa is internationally known for its playas with beautiful white sandy beaches and clear water, creeks (calas), which are interspersed by high steep cliffs (acantilados). Several beaches in Orihuela-Costa have been awarded the Blue Flag. Orihuela-Costa has beautiful white sandy beaches with clear water. Many sandy beaches have been awarded the prestigious Blue Flag because of the availability and presence of many facilities, such as ramps on some beaches, lifeguard towers, first aid stations and showers.
In Orihuela-Costa 6 important sandy beaches can be distinguished:
1. Punta Prima
2. Playa Flamenca
3. La Zenia
4. Cabo Roig
6. Mil Palmeras
From north to south along the coastline of Orihuela-Costa you will find successively Punta Prima, La Mosca, Cala Peñas, Cala Mosca, Cala Estaca, Playa Flamenca, Cala Cerrada, Cala Bosque, La Zenia, Cala Capitán, Isla Del Carmen, Cabo Roig , Cala Caleta, Aguamarina, Playa de la Regia, Playa de la Glea, Punta del Cuervo, Campoamor, Playa Barranco Rubio, Playa Palmeras and Mil Palmeras.
In Orihuela-Costa there are two marinas, namely:
- Cabo Roig, located in urbanization Cabo Roig
- Campoamor, located in urbanization Dehesa de Campoamor
Both marinas are large in size and have a large number of berths. Here one can also practice various water sports.
Between the urbanizations of Orihuela-Costa there are four 18-hole golf courses with a total of 72 holes and an area of 1,700,000 m². At these internationally recognized golf courses, important European golf tournaments regularly take place.
These four courses are successively:
- Campo de Golf Villamartín
- Campo de Golf Las Ramblas the Orihuela
- Real Club de Golf Campoamor
- Las Colinas Golf
Orihuela-Costa has 2 important bus routes: the Blue Line (Línea Azul) and the Red Line (Línea Rojo). The blue line concentrates on the southwestern part of Orihuela-Costa and the red line on the northeastern part. Both bus routes overlap in the urbanization Playa Flamenca. The bus routes have a summer timetable and winter timetable.
Orihuela-Costa has a pleasant maritime climate with an average temperature of 20 ° C and 300 sunny days per year. Due to the absence of heavy industry and the presence of the large salinas (salt lakes) in the area, the air in the region is known as very clean. The area is therefore popular with the elderly and the sick with all kinds of chronic health complaints. It is said that the environment promotes health because of the relatively high concentrations of iodine in the air due to the presence of the salinas. There are many clinics in the area for cardiovascular disease, rheumatism and skin diseases.