Top 10 Things to do in Orihuela, Spain

January 14, 2018 Leonardo Torrence

Orihuela (Spanish pronunciation: [oriˈwela], Valencian: Oriola [oɾiˈɔla]) is a city and municipality located at the feet of the Sierra de Orihuela mountains in the province of Alicante, Spain. The city of Orihuela had a population of 33,943 inhabitants at the beginning of 2013. The municipality has a total area of 367.19 km², and stretches all the way down to the Mediterranean coast, west of Torrevieja, and had a total population of 92,000 inhabitants at the beginning of 2013. This includes not only the city of Orihuela, but also the coastal tourist centre (urbanización turística) of Dehesa de Campoamor with 33,277 inhabitants (2013) and a few other villages.
Restaurants in Orihuela

1. Zenia Boulevard

Calle Jade 2, 03189, Orihuela, Spain +34 966 76 15 30
Excellent
64%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Zenia Boulevard

Zenia Boulevard is the largest Shopping centre in the province of Alicante. Our customers and visitors describe us as a city, with its streets, squares, Fountains, daily Concerts and events that bring Zenia Boulevard to life and are what makes us different and exciting. It is a Shopping Centre designed for the enjoyment and entertainment of our visitors. The Shopping Centre's gorgeous, well-tended plants and Gardens include more than 90 different species. We also have a free health and fitness park, where you can exercise, relax in the rest zones, watch the big sporting events and fascinating documentaries on the giant LED screen, and enjoy free Concerts and shows every week on our stage...plus over 150 shops with the best prices and a huge choice of products. Such a range of attractions means that visitors return to the centre over and over again, making it the ideal place for meeting up with friends. Over 150 shops including Alcampo, Decathlon, Primark, Leroy Merlin, Conforama, Norauto, Media Markt, Zara with its new look, Lefties, H&M, C&A, Massimo Dutti and many more await you. You will also find many exclusive stores here if you are looking for something special, such as Guess, Geox, Via di Milano (Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, etc.), Astoria (Meex, Hugo Boss, CK), Z&A (Tommy and Lacoste), etc. If you are shopping for the kids, you are in luck, because Tutto Picolo, Mayoral, Zippy, Baby Center, Pekes and other children's stores are all here. We are to be found in Zenia (Orihuela Costa), right on the coast, and indeed the Shopping Centre's Plaza Mayor overlooks the sea. There are also unrivalled views to be seen from our outdoor Terrace and from many of our restaurants. Our choice of places to eat includes: Muerde la Pasta, Burger King, Lizarran, 100 Montaditos, Wok Center, Foster's Hollywood, Good Rices Arroceria y Pizzeria, Yogurin Club, Subway, Che! Argentino, De Bassus and Taperia Dos Hermanas, and many more. In addition, Tommy Mel's and Che! Ristorante Italiano will be opening soon. There are also plenty of leisure options to enjoy. We have a big children's park and a play area to entertain the little ones. Several months ago saw the opening of Bowling Pleno La Zenia and Casinos del Mediterraneo. And in our Pharmacy, located in the Plaza Mayor, you can buy all your medicines. Situated 10 minutes from Torrevieja, 5 minutes from Campoamor, 30 minutes from Cartagena, 55 minutes from Murcia, 37 minutes from Elche, 47 minutes from Alicante, 15 minutes from San Javier, Zenia Boulevard is the perfect destination for shopping, strolling, having fun and discovering exciting things to do with your family and/or friends. Do you want to miss out on all this? Visit Zenia Boulevard and find everything you desire, from Z to A.

Reviewed By Nina Planting M

I spent an afternoon here with two adults and eight children. It is a good place to shop with children as it is clean, tidy and relatively easy to keep an eye on the kids. Nice shops, friendly staff and good places to eat and drink when required. As it is outside and not enclosed in a buliding it isabit like walking in a small town.

2. Cabo Roig Beach

Playa Flamenca, Orihuela, Spain +34 966 76 02 90
Excellent
45%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 398 reviews

Cabo Roig Beach

Reviewed By Lilly B - Europe

We walked to Cabo Roig from La Zenia all along the sea front. Lovely scenery and felt safe. Stopped in the restaurant along the front just before the marina for coffee and ice cream. Enjoyed our walk..lovely views.

3. Casa La Pedrera

Avenida Orihuela km 13 | La Pedrera Lake - Torremendo, 03313, Orihuela, Spain +34 660 81 66 20
Excellent
58%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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4 based on 175 reviews

Casa La Pedrera

Open all year round offering exciting outdoor adventures in the Pedrera Reserve for all ages and abilities. Activities are suitable for family and corporate days out including team building. Multi adventure days our speciality. Quad biking: Offering both on road and off road tours Off Road Excursions: No Licences required for the off-road tours. Children from 10 years depending on experience. Experience an exhilarating quad bike excursion with professional guides for the whole family. On Road/Off Road Excursions A 2 hour on road off road adventure. Licences required. Fantastic scenery of the lake, Mountains and surrounding countryside. Enjoy a lakeside bbq to complete the outdoor experience. Horse Riding Enjoy a scenic horse trek taking in the most stunning lake views. Novice and experienced riders catered for. Pony riders for children. Try your hand at archery or even target air rifle. A fantastic day out for visitors, tourists, friends and family.

Reviewed By Karen C - Sheffield, United Kingdom

Beautiful house. Beautiful location. We paid to use pool facilities and do the walk. Lovely pool. Great view if the location. Not much to see on the walk. Staff sadly lacking in customer service skills. Wouldn't go back again.

4. Playa Flamenca Street Market

Calle Nicolas de Bussi, 03189 Playa Flamenca, Orihuela, Spain
Excellent
30%
Good
55%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 90 reviews

Playa Flamenca Street Market

Reviewed By Steve H - United Kingdom

Generally markets in the UK are declining but in Spain they are very much supported by both locals and tourists, probably because you can still openly buy fake branded goods but personally I don't have an issue with that because people buy such goods would never buy the real brand and also you can haggle over the price not something that UK market traders are interested in. Anyway, this market is huge, probably the best part of a mile walking both ways. Set up early Saturday morning along a straight road and selling fruit & veg, bakers, clothes, glasses, flowers, shoes, in fact you name it you can find it!, the "lookie lookie" men also use the street to sell and are very popular but not with the police!!. The market has several small mobile cafe's where you can buy snacks and drinks, there are also 2 bars and two Chinese restaurants. Actually a good market, you can haggle with most stall holders but it can be rammed!! be prepared for several hundred people probably up to a thousand walking both ways! but great fun, take a hat in the summer!! you can buy water!. Overall if you are in the area and like markets then it is well worth a visit!. Enjoy!.

5. Casa Museo Miguel Hernandez

Calle Miguel Hernandez, Orihuela, Spain +34 965 30 63 27
Excellent
51%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
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Terrible
2%
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4.5 based on 46 reviews

Casa Museo Miguel Hernandez

Reviewed By billgerrycampello - Alicante, Spain

We didn´t know quite what to expect when we sought out this museum in honour of the famous Spanish poet which is housed in his childhood home. It has been put together extremely well and it is very easy to imagine the (hard) domestic life which the family must have led. The poet himself was imprisoned for 30 years in 1939 by the Francoist government (having originally been sentenced to death) but die he did, of tuberculosis, just 3 yrs into the sentence. Knowing this makes the visit to his home even more meaningful

6. Marina Cabo Roig

Calle Rosas s/n, 03189, Orihuela, Spain
Excellent
26%
Good
57%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 56 reviews

Marina Cabo Roig

Reviewed By 607Rossygirl - Rossendale, United Kingdom

Cabo Roig marina is set on a lovely bay. Marina on the left, lead around past a lovely sea edge bar and restaurant, onto a safe, clean sandy beach, complete with wooden beach bar. Good place to set off to enjoy a sea edge walk.

7. Playa de la Glea

Dehesa de Campoamor, Orihuela, Spain
Excellent
37%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
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4 based on 58 reviews

Playa de la Glea

Reviewed By lovesusa - Stockton Heath, United Kingdom

The beach here is a blue flag one with disabled access and a chair for disabled visitors to go into the water - see the lifeguards. Lifeguards of course - please follow their instructions you can be fined if you don't plus its just common sense.
The beach is a long one, lovely soft sand. The usual chiringuito (beach bar) with snacks, drinks, meals, ice creams. You get the key for the toilets from them.
Parking is now either in the side streets or on the waste ground in front of the bridge with the arches below. Not enough of it. Until fairly recently you could park down the road on one side but yellow lines have now appeared so this is a no no now. I would imagine anyone who has difficulty walking will find this a real problem as the parking surface on the field is very rough - buggies and wheelchairs will be very difficult to push. Why could there not be wheelchair/family parking along the road?
You are able to rent sunbeds and umbrellas on the beach, 15€ for the package but if you are planning a few days on the beach its worth buying your own at one of the many Chinese shops along the coast. Go early, especially at weekends!

8. Catedral del Salvador y Santa Maria

Calle Ramon | Cajal, s/n, Orihuela, Spain +34 965 30 48 28
Excellent
32%
Good
57%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
0%
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4 based on 59 reviews

Catedral del Salvador y Santa Maria

Reviewed By dnowland_12 - Leeds, United Kingdom

After taking the trouble to find this building, we were disappointed to find that it was closed, so what it's like inside is still a mystery to us. From the outside it looks like many, many other churches we have visited in Spanish towns and cities.

9. Colegio Diocesano Santo Domingo

Calle Adolfo Clavarana 51, 03300, Orihuela, Spain +34 965 30 02 40
Excellent
55%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 26 reviews

Colegio Diocesano Santo Domingo

Reviewed By JudTurku - Turku

My expereince was amazing as there was still school. See the children run centenarians cloisters gave an idea of mixing old with modernity. Do not miss the baroque church that is in place, with balconies interiopres which according to it is because the church building between two streets and kept the balconies of the houses. really worth.

10. Playa Barranco Rubio

Dehesa de Campoamor, Orihuela, Spain
Excellent
31%
Good
57%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
6%
Terrible
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4 based on 32 reviews

Playa Barranco Rubio

Reviewed By newpacker - Lancashire, United Kingdom

Playa Barranco beach at Dehesa de Campoamor is a place which is not over-run by people. Long and thin sandy beach, excellent clean water, with a long shallow entrance for children.
There is a beach bar-restaurant at the left side, backing onto the marina, with the marina restaurant on to of the short cliff.
Well worth a visit.

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