Orihuela Costa is a coastal district of the municipality of Orihuela, very important city of the Costa Blanca located, south of the Valencian Community and in the southeast of Spain. It is located 55 kilometers south of the capital of the Province, and at the same distance from Murcia.
What to see in Orihuela Costa
We arrive at one of the most important monuments of the city, the Convent of Santo Domingo, known as “El Escorial” of Levante. It was the university seat from the 16th to the 19th century when it became a school. Next to the Convent, we find the Puerta de la Olma, whose frontal appears represents the Oriol bird, symbol of the city. In the direction of the Plaza de la Merced we arrive at the Museum of Holy Week that keeps all the processional steps except one.
In a great plain, between lagoons, you will find the City of Torrevieja. Long time ago, it grew up next to a tower “La Vieja”, from which it takes its name. It is located 48 kilometers from Alicante and 50 kilometers from Murcia.
Perfectly communicated by bus and car through good roads and highways. With direct tranport to Torrevieja after a flight to the airport of Alicante.
Its extraordinary temperature makes this area of 85,000 inhabitants a Perfect place to enjoy holidays. An unlimited supply of activities and the celebration of numerous “fiestas” organized, by the City Council and by private entities, are the guarantee of a pleasant stay in this town.
This location is very famous due to its salty pink lakes, its huge street market, the water park (Aqupolis), its nightlife. All this features make Torrevieja a perfect destination for vacation.
The city has splendid beaches: La Mata, Cabo Cervera, Los Locos, El Cura, Los Náufragos and Cala Pitera.
On the beaches Cabo Cervera, Los Náufragos and Cala Pitera, with the aim of advertising high quality services and achieve full user satisfaction, the townhall has reinforced the quality management system.
What to see in Torrevieja
Even so, the main claim of the City are the beaches. From north to south, its coastal strip begins at the popular fine sand beach of La Mata;. Between Cabo Cervera and the tip of Salaret, you will find a series of small rocky coves: El Mojón and Las Zorras.
But the most popular ones have always been playa de Los Locos and playa Del Cura, both of fine sand.
Apart from this, the places of bigger interest to visit are: La Torre del Moro, La Torre de la Mata, the mentioned “salinas” of Torrevieja, the Natural Park of Las Lagunas de la Mata and Torrevieja, the Church of La Inmaculada Concepción, the Sacred Heart Church of Jesus; and the museums Maestro Ricardo Lafuente and of the Sea and of the Salt. Finally we could visit the Eras de las Sal Campus, the Casino and the Nautical Club.