Things to Do and Places to Visit Orihuela Costa, Dehesa de Campoamor, Cabo Roig, La Zenia, Playa Flamenca, Punta Prima and Villamartin Costa Blanca South
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The Orihuela Costa is the coastal area of the municipality of Orihuela. It includes over 50 urbanisation zones, which can be grouped together into 6 main areas of; Dehesa de Campoamor, Cabo Roig, La Zenia, Playa Flamenca, Punta Prima and Villamartin. Collectively the area has 16 kilometres with 11 bays and fine sandy beaches. There are four mature 18 hole golf courses, a magnificent shopping mall, a well equipped sports centre with a heated indoor swimming pool, a natural coastal park with a fossilised beach, a busy weekly street market and a wonderful coastal path which connects the entire area making a 10.5 km walk one way. The Orihuela Costa has two bus routes which links all of its areas, more information is available from the tourist office.
Dehesa de Campoamor is the most southerly area. It has a beautiful long sandy beach, at one end of which is a picturesque marina and club house as well as the Aguamarina Natural Coastal Park. Three 18 hole golf courses are situated in the area; Dehesa de Campoamor, Las Ramblas and Las Colinas, the latter of which has a wonderful 3 and 5km Nature Trail for non golfers to enjoy. Click to view the EuroTourGuide Positive Place that was filmed at the Nature Trail in Las Colinas during Covid.
Cabo Roig has the iconic 16th century watch tower, a very popular beach and a small marina where you will find several cafes, bars and restaurants to sit and enjoy the view from. The area on either side of the main road is known as 'The Strip'. It is packed with bars, cafes and restaurants offering day and evening entertainment ranging from bands to bingo and quizzes to karaoke. Every year on the 17th March there is a large and lively St Patricks Day Fiesta.
La Zenia has two very popular sandy beaches to relax at and lots of bars, cafes and restaurants which are dotted around the area. It also has the impressive La Zenia Boulevard Shopping Centre, opened on the 26th September 2012 it is the biggest mall in the province of Alicante.
Playa Flamenca is a very popular destination with a large seafront plaza and a fine sandy beach, rocky coves, cliffs and great views. There are plenty of bars, cafes and restaurants to choose from all with lively atmospheres, both on the beach and in the commercial centres. The town hall with the helpful tourist office is situated on the inland side of the main N332 road and the Saturday morning market is one of the largest and busiest in the area. The municipal sports centre is also located in the Playa Flamenca area of the Orihuela Costa.
Punta Prima is the most northerly point within the Orihuela Costa and so, is either the first or last stop on the coastal walking route depending on which way you are heading!! It has one small and one large fine sandy beach, rocky coves, cliffs and great views. There is always something happening and there are a selection of bars, cafes and restaurants to enjoy along the promenade.
Villamartin is situated 5 km inland from the beaches. The 18 hole golf course, which was the first one to be created in the Orihuela Costa, is well established and always busy. The Plaza at Villamartin is a superb place for a good night out and a perfect destination to celebrate those special evenings. Full of Spanish charm with its ceramic tiles, iron balconies and lamps, the Villamartin Plaza has a reputation as a very popular destination within this area. Making your mind up where to dine, is all part of the experience as you walk around the two levels and take in the atmosphere that is provided by the internal garden with its palm trees and fountain.
The Orihuela Costa Walking Route from Dehesa de Campoamor to Punta Prima is 10.5 km in total. The walk can easily be split into short sections or you can go with friends and two cars, leaving one at the finish and going together to the start.