Must see & tips!


We have listed some fantastic experiences near our apartments!

The climate in Orihuela Costa and Torrevieja

Spending the winter on the Costa Blanca is best near Torrevieja and Orihuela Costa. During the winter, southern Spain is the warmest place in Europe.

The coast of Orihuela Costa, Cabo Roig and Campo Amor enjoys a warm Mediterranean climate. The region’s warm and dry summers alternate with mild and relatively dry winters, thanks to its location between mountains and the warm waters of the Mediterranean. This makes it one of the most popular holiday destinations for sunbathers and winter visitors.

According to the world health organization it is one of the healthiest places in the world. The location between the northern and southern salt lakes provides a microclimate that allows you to stay there all year round! In winter enjoy a pleasant temperature ranging from 15 ° C to 20 ° C, so many people who suffer from rheumatism come here to hibernate.

Current weather forecast:

ORIHUELA / CABO ROIG Weather forecast


The beaches

Orihuela Costa is divided into different urbanizations with their own beaches. From the north there is first Punta Prima, Orihuela with the beaches of Punta Prima. Then you come to Playa Flamenca. The beaches are more coves: "Cala Estaca" and "Cala Mosca". A little further on is "La Zenia" with the white beaches of "Cala Bosque" and "Cala Cerrada". The next urbanization is Cabo Roig with a beautiful large sandy beach. The hottest spot of the entire Orihuela Costa because it is so beautifully protected in the rocks. It also offers you a wonderful panorama over the immensely beautiful Mediterranean Sea. Further on is Campoamor with its large sandy beach, popular with families with children. Thanks to the playground on the beach, the various beach bars and the nice fish restaurants.

The pedestrian promenade

You can easily reach the beaches in the area along the beautiful pedestrian promenade that starts from our apartments. You have an incredibly beautiful view, and it is wonderful to walk in good weather! Recommended!

Mud baths Lo Pagan

San Pedro del Pinatar is located on the Mar Menor, a salt lake on the Costa Blanca and is known for its salt production and medicinal mud baths. During the summer months you can see people on Lo Pagan beach who rub themselves in mud and then let themselves dry in the sun. Then they bathe in the sea. The water of the Mar Menor contains a lot of iodine. People with joint complaints or skin problems indicate that these treatments reduce the complaints. The mud baths are free !. All ages can use the mud baths, and if real hard you do this of course also during the winter months. The mud baths are located at the end of the beach and the beginning of the Salinas walking and cycling route to the sea. Just walk down the stairs and lubricate with the therapeutic mud. Very good for all skin types, complaints and pains. Dry in the sun for a while, then go back into the water to rinse it all off!

Isla Tabarca

How about a boat trip to the Tabarca pirate island? Enjoy the pleasant, fresh sea breeze on the water and a day on the island? Every day from May to October from the marina in Torrevieja a catamaran with see-through glass bottom departs for the island. Connections are also possible from Santa Pola and Alicante. Prices vary on average around 15 euros per person. Some facts about Tabarca: the island is 400 meters wide and 1,800 meters long. It is a small, charming island off the coast of Santa Pola. It is the smallest permanently inhabited island in Spain. It is said that an average of 30 people live during the year.

Castle of Santa Barbara

On top of the 166 high hill Monte Benacantil stands the Castle of Santa Barbara (Castillo de Santa Bárbara). The castle complex is made up of elements that date from different years. Of the remains that still stand today, the oldest date from the 11th, 12th and 13th centuries. Castillo de Santa Bárbara is freely accessible. You reach the castle on foot via the fortress wall or via the Parque de la Ereta. The easiest route is to take the lift built in the middle of the hill. You reach the lift via the 205-meter-long walking tunnel, the entrance of which is on Calle Jovellanos.

The salt lakes

Torrevieja is best known for its salt lakes. The salt lakes of Torrevieja and La Mata are the largest in Europe. Whether you prefer kilometer-long sandy beaches, small idyllic places between the rocks or you want to float in the salt lakes (Las salinas), here you will find everything a few kilometers apart. You can also enjoy good food, take pleasant walks, shop, visit markets, take boat trips, go to the fair, explore the sea and salt museum, visit the Tower of the Moors (Torre del Moro).

Terra Mitica Benidorm

Fan of theme parks? Terra Mítica is a magnificently themed amusement park on the Spanish Costa Blanca. The park goes back in time to all the cultures that have manifested themselves around the Mediterranean: Egypt, Rome, Greece, Iberia and Las Islas. Beautiful settings, beautiful finish down to the last detail. Toppers in the park are the wooden roller coaster Magnus Colossus (SBNO), the splash attraction La Furia de Tritón and the interactive dark ride El Laberinto del Minotauro. There are also other fun water attractions, coasters and dark rides, as well as some exciting thrill rides. The amusement park is located 115 km from our residence.

Aquopolis Torrevieja

A day of fun for the whole family! Aquopolis offers a wide range of water attractions & sports activities. You will find various water slides for every age. There are also adapted attractions for children. Fun for the whole family is guaranteed! The water park is located 11km from our residences.

Algar waterfalls

Besides the waterfalls, there is more to see in this nature reserve. Enjoy the lush Mediterranean fauna and flora. There is an arboretum or arboretum, open to visitors. Added to this is the constant murmur of the waterfalls that is particularly relaxing ... This activity is located at 140km from our residence.

Day trips with Viajes Rosa Tours

Easy and cheap for a day trip? View the many possibilities at Viajes Rosa Tours. Near our apartments you have a pick-up point from them at La Zenia Boulevard, called “La Zenia Consum”.

Shops close by

Weekly markets

The markets in the area take place on the following days / location: Monday: Elche, Santa Pola, San Pedro del Pinatar Tuesday: Orihuela and Alicante Wednesday: La Mata, Guardamar and San Miguel de Salinas Thursday: San Javier, Rojales and Alicante Friday: Torrevieja, Pilar de la Horadada and Los Montesinos Saturday: Santa Pola, Elche, Almoradi, Allicante and Playa Flamenca Sunday: Campo de Guardamar, Elche, La Marina and Campo Verde

Supermarkets close by

Supermarket Europe Carretera de Villamartín ,, Urbanización La Zenia, 03189 Orihuela, Alicante, Spain Mon 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Tue-Sat 9:00 am to 9:00 pm (100m away) Masymas Carretera de Villamartín ,, Urbanización La Zenia, 03189 Orihuela, Alicante, Spain Mon-Sat 9:00 am to 9:30 pm Lidl Calle Ontario, 2, 03189 Orihuela, Alicante, Spain Mon-Sat 9:00 am to 9:30 pm Aldi Calle Ontario, 2, 03189 Orihuela, Alicante, Spain Mon-Sat 9:00 am to 9:30 pm Consum Supermercado Consum Orihuela Juan Marsé Juan Marsé, s / n, 03189 Orihuela, Alicante, Spain Mon-Sat 9:00 am to 9:30 pm (100m away)

Zenia Boulevard

Zenia Boulevard is a shopping center in Orihuela Costa approximately 3 kilometers from our holiday apartments. Here too you will find a great diversity of shops. Among other things, an Adidas store, Baby Center, Women's Secret, Bijou Brigitte, Springfield, Decathlon, Zara, H&M, Geox, Swarovski, ... and a Primark branch are represented. A winner to shop to your heart's content. Besides shops you can find a lot of restaurants. During the weekend there are often organized activities such as workshops, fashion shows and performances by artists. Zenia Boulevard is located less than 3 km from our apartments.

Restaurant suggestions

El Gallego

This place is very pleasant for dining, and the food is fantastic. A must if you are a steak lover. Also great for fish lovers! Address: Calle Transformador 1, 03190 Pilar de la Horadada Distance: 12min - 10km from our apartments


The best Lobster in Torrevieja can be found at Restaurant Rinconada! The delicious lobster they serve never disappoints here. Quality food cooked perfectly and to top it all off at a very reasonable price. Address: Calle Bella Antonia 107, 03183 Torrevieja Distance: 13min - 11km from our apartments


Be surprised by this Asian restaurant! The architecture is beautiful and it feels like entering an old Buddhist temple. You will find a wide choice of good and quality food from Asian cuisine. Recommended! Address: Urbanizacion Pau 20 2, 03185 Torrevieja Distance: 5min - 5km from our apartments

Useful addresses

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