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Why retiring in Orihuela Costa is a good option, especially if you are a foreigner

Why retiring in Orihuela Costa is a good option, especially if you are a foreigner

13.11.2023 |  Blog TM  | LifeStyle 

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Orihuela Costa is located in the south of Alicante province, a paradise for foreigners. The beaches, restaurants, the magnificent year-round Mediterranean climate and its good connections to the airport and other cities make this area of the Costa Blanca a favourite for foreign retirees.


Mediterranean climate with many hours of sunshine

The Mediterranean climate and more than 325 days of sunshine a year mean you can enjoy living a stone’s throw from the sea all year round, where you can practice water sports such as stand up paddle boarding, sailing, surfing, kayaking and rowing. Orihuela Costa enjoys more than 3,000 hours of sunshine a year and the average annual temperature is around 20 degrees. A delight for foreign retirees!

Both autumn and spring are good times to visit Orihuela Costa because of the mild and sunny weather, perfect for going to the beach without the typical summer heat. Winters are usually very mild, with clear, sunny skies and hardly any rainfall. Summer is the hottest season, reaching 35 degrees Celsius during the day.

Magnificent beaches

Orihuela Costa boasts more than 15 kilometres of coastline with fine golden sandy beaches and coves where you can enjoy the Mediterranean Sea. Orihuela’s beaches are famous for their numerous awards and prizes: Blue Flags from the European Foundation, Q Certifications for Tourist Quality and Qualitur Flags. It is a quality tourist destination with the highest number of distinctions per kilometre of the Spanish coast.

The most famous are Punta Prima beach, Flamenca beach, La Glea beach, Capitán cove, La Caleta beach, La Zenia beach, Cabo Roig beach, Mil Palmeras beach, Cerrada cove and Aguamarina cove. Discover more about them in this article with information on the must see beaches and coves in Orihuela Costa.

Wide range of services

The myriad of restaurants, bars and shopping centres are the main attraction for most Orihuela Costa residents. There are also restaurants in this area that are adapted for a variety of languages such as English, French, Russian, Swedish, Norwegian, German… This is in addition to the wide range of restaurants of all kinds such as British, Asian, Argentinian, Italian, Indian, Japanese or Spanish, for all tastes and palates!

La Zenia Boulevard shopping centre is the largest and most popular with local residents. It has many shops selling clothes, shoes, cosmetics, sports, electrical appliances, pharmacy, opticians, telephony, jewellery, toys, pet products and a hypermarket. La Zenia Boulevard is a great place to spend a day shopping and enjoy a meal in one of its restaurants.

There are also other shopping centres all along the Orihuela Costa arc such as La Campana, Zeniamar, La Mosca, Via Park 2, Los Dolses, Bellavista, Playa Marina, La Fuente, Mil Palmeras with restaurants, bars, shops and more services.

Good connections to airports and major cities

Road connections to airports such as Alicante-Elche Miguel Hernández Airport in Alicante or the International Airport of the Region of Murcia are easy and accessible. All foreign visitors have access to a wide range of national and international flights, allowing them to return to this enchanting corner of southern Costa Blanca.

Torrevieja, Orihuela Costa’s neighbouring city, is just a few minutes away by car and offers a wide range of services, restaurants and leisure areas, natural parks, hospitals… Furthermore, Orihuela Costa is close to large cities such as Alicante and Murcia.


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