Das Tor zur Orihuela Costa
El Portal de Orihuela Costa – The Gate to Orihuela Costa
Orihuela Costa has 16 kilometres of coastline which varies from rugged coastline with crystal-clear water to fine white sandy beaches. These beaches are ideal for water-sports, fishing etc. or for just relaxing and enjoying the wonderful Orihuela Costa weather.
Orihuela Costa can boast some of the best beaches in Spain. Year after year Orihuela gets awarded with Q for Quality flags, which are internationally recognised as the highest award which can be given to beaches, meaning they have passed a multitude of tests and are among the best in the world.
The first beaches to be awarded with these Q flags are Cala Capitan, Cala las Estacas and Playa de la Glea. Orihuela Costa already holds four blue flags and eleven Qualitur flags, and is the resort to hold most flags in the whole of the Valencian Community.
WHAT IS Q FOR QUALITY? The Q award is the seal of Spanish Tourism Quality. Tourist products with the Q mark meet necessary quality requirements and clients demands. The Q denotes prestige, reliability, commitment and distinction. Its objective is to achieve recognition by consumers and tour operators. Establishments eligible for the Q for Quality Tourism designation in Spain are: hotels, restaurants, travel agencies, campsites, nature areas, tourist offices, convention bureaux, conference centres, beaches, golf courses, rural accommodation, ski resorts, regional tourist boards and active tourism centres.
Presentation of Orihuela Costa
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Orihuela Costa – Punta Prima
This very attractive and popular beach is bordered on the north by the beach of N ufragos (Torrevieja) and on the south by Playa Flamenca.
The narrow cove beach is a favourite of the regular holiday-makers and is divided into two levels with a length of 170 meters by 14 wide and it is accessed by ramps and stairs. It is planned to install a lift this year which will facilitate access for the elderly and physically handicapped to the beach area. This will not only provide a much needed service but will hopefully assist in the gaining of a first Blue Flag for the beach next year.
This beach also boasts the full range of facilities that one would expect on an Orihuela Costa beach together with a bus stop and public telephone.
Orihuela Costa – Playa Flamenca
This popular and award winning beach has a length of 150 meters with an average width of 16 meters and there are no obstacles in accessing it.
This is an open beach of fine sand and it is extremely popular with bathers and sun-seekers alike. Bordered on the north by the beach at Punta Prima and south by La Zenia beach Playa Flamenca is one of the busiest beaches on the Orihuela Costa.
This beach has again been awarded the prized Blue Flag, acknowledging the constant attention the beach and its facilities receive from the town hall.
There are parking facilities, special access for handicapped people, telephone, play area, toilets and foot-washing facilities, a life-guard tower and a Red Cross station. There is also a bus stop and taxi rank. There is also a popular promenade and several walkways. Close to the beach are a number of popular restaurants where visitors can taste the traditional dishes of the area.