Orihuela has it all
Orihuela district spreads inland from 16km of fine sandy beaches to its historic capital in the foothills of the Orihuela Mountain.
It really does have it all, picturesque coastal resorts, pretty houses on limestone cliffs, an historic city centre, fantastic nature reserve, sporting facilities, mountain park and close proximity to Europe's largest salt water lagoon.
It's quick and easy to get to and once you're there, whether you want to simply sink your toes in the sand or sink a 35 foot hard-breaking put, Orihuela has something for you.
Reasons to like Orihuela
Reason One: It's quick and easy to get to – the city is only 20 minutes from Alicante airport and half an hour from Murcia, so you take your pick of bargain flights.
Reason Two: The seven Blue Flag beaches have great facilities, including amphibian wheelchairs for the disabled and lessons in windsurfing and sailing at Cabo Roig.
Reason Three: Great sporting facilities in Orihuela and dozens of clubs set up by expats in nearby Torrevieja, not to mention the glorious therapeutic waters of Mar Menor on your doorstep.
Reason Four: Reliable warm, dry sunny weather, gives 3000 sunny hours each year for your pleasure, you can even sunbathe in the middle of winter; it's good for you.
Reason Five: MASA's low prices are guaranteed and with 25 years experience, we know how to find the perfect property for you.
Orihuela district stretches 30 km from its capital to the Blue Flag beaches at its coast.
The city is split in two by the Rio Segura, with the old town on one side and the busy commercial part of the city on the other. So, in Orihuela you have access to great facilities as well as a real sense of Spanish history.
The history of the old town is reflected in the architecture of Orihuela’s grand buildings including the 14th century Cathedral de San Salvador and the renaissance cloisters of Convento de Santo Domingo.
Beneath the Museo de la Muralla, the immense underground remains of the city walls and old Arab baths can be explored. Whilst draped atop the nearby mountain are the remnants of a castle built by the Muslims centuries ago.
On the hottest days it’s not too far to Orihuela’s coast where there are 13 km of beautiful beaches.
Stretching along Orihuela's coast are seven beaches that fly the Blue Flag, for their cleanliness and their wide range of services, including access for people with disabilities and great sand and water sports facilities.
The Blue Flag beaches include: Barranco Rubio, Cabo Roig Beach, both Campoamor beaches, Capitán Cove, and both Flamenca beaches.
All of these beaches are safe for kids, having lifeguards, playgrounds and calm seas. Most have facilities for beach sports like volleyball and some provide equipment hire for water sports like windsurfing, sailing and jet skiing.
Both Campoamor beaches and Flamenca beaches offer safe wheelchair access to the beach and sea. Facilities include special walkways to the seashore, amphibian chairs, rest areas with sunshades and special furnishings, and showers with bathing chairs.