as an extension of Torrevieja you will find a 16km long
strip of coast called Orihuela Costa that starts at Punta
Prima and ends in Mil Palmeras. Here you can find a number
of wonderful beaches and three golf courses. Beside this,
it's a lot of urbanisations and nature areas along the
Orihuela Costa is just a part of Orihuela, which is one of
the largest municipalities in Spain and has much to offer
the traveller or visitor. If you go about 20 km inland you
will find the town of Orihuela, with a history that goes
back to about 3000 BC. with an overwhelming architecture
from the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque periods. Orihuela
was the provincial capital until it was transferred to
Alicante, and has had a major influence on Christianity
after the diocese was established here.
There are many parks and reserves in this area where there
are a number of bicycle and tour paths. You can find
interesting museums and monuments to visit, and there are
Fiestas in the Orihuela district that have a long and
You will find more on the district on page "fiesta"
At the tourist info center at Playa Flamenca you can find
brochures and maps of the area
There is a path for
walking along the entire Orihuela Costa, which continues
into Torrevieja at the northern end.