Area info Punta Prima
[:en]Punta Prima is located on the coast of the Orihuela Costa. Orihuela Costa is located on the coast in the Vega Baja area in the province of Alicante. Vega Baja can be divided into three distinct subsequent areas: The city of Orihuela itself, the surrounding countryside, and the coastal area. Being perched on the sea, it is the perfect holiday retreat. Living here offers great weather, authentic Spanish culture and great leisure amenities.Orihuela Costa has 16 kilometres of coastline with excellent white sandy beaches. The beaches of the Orihuela Costa area are the ideal place to practise water sports, fishing or simply relaxing whilst enjoying the wonderful Orihuela Costa climate. Every beach of Orihuela Costa is certified with a blue flag, a label which stands for the clearest water and properly maintained beaches.Nature The nature of the Orihuela Costa is primarily dominated by its proximity to the Mediterranean Sea. In the Orihuela Costa, you are encouraged and drawn to the sea to enjoy all it offers.Las Lagunas de la Mata natural park, with its two large salt lakes Salinas de Torrevieja and Salinas de la Mata are a sight you must go see when staying in the Orihuela Costa area. The Salinas de Torrevieja is famous in Spain for its vivid pink colour, produced by the heating of bacteria in the otherwise clear waters. Here you can see flamingos flocking, so one should not forget their binoculars. We highly recommend you take the time and trip to experience this fascinating ecosystem.Beaches The beaches of Orihuela are highlighted for its crystal-clear waters, which have won several certificates of quality. Some of the beaches are as follows:• La Zenia Beach, also known as Cala Bosque, is a beach with a cosy intimate feeling. The most famous of the Orihuela Coast beaches, it is well visited with easy accessibility for disabled people with designated spots close by.
• La Glea Beach, also known as Dehesa de Campoamor. Half a kilometre of fine white sand, it rarely feels crowded. Though you will experience seaweed washing onto the shore occasionally, you are not to worry, this only means the water in the area is very healthy.
• Aquamarina. This relatively quiet beach, adjacent to a cliffside nature reserve, it boarders la Glea in the south with special access for disabled people.
• Punta Prima is a stretch of 234 metres prime beach. Clean and tidy, it is welcoming to all and has the capacity to cope with disabled people, providing special access opportunities.
• Cala Capitan. The Cala Capitan is a small beach close by La Zenia Beach excellent for all kinds of activities. On the Cala Capitan, not far in the water, is a small islet called Isla del Carmen, accessible by foot directly from the beach into the water. This beach is great for sunbathing, diving, snorkelling and watching the thousands of small fish swimming in the clear blue water.
• Playa Flamenca, a popular beach due to its bars, shops and restaurants nearby, it has a vibrant atmosphere.
• In Cabo Roig you will find the Playa de Cabo Roig, tucked away in a small cove close by the marina, this is the place for you to go if you want a quiet beach away from the masses.Sports Orihuela is well-known for its high-quality golf courses which are renowned across the world.• Villamartin Golf club was designed by John Puttman and is one of the most established in the region of the Costa Blanca. Experts say that the design of this Orihuela golf course is exceptional with superb natural surroundings. This golf course provides courses for players of on all levels.
• Real Club de Golf Campoamor is surrounded by orange trees and beautiful Mediterranean pine trees. The course allows for views of the sea from Torrevieja to the Mar Menor.
• Las Ramblas designed by Pepe Gancedo, a famous Spanish golf course designer, it is well known for its circuit on the international level. The Golf club is 5914 meters long and is surrounded by water and pine trees, giving players a splendid view of the nearby Mediterranean Sea.
• Las Colinas is a golf course in the middle of nature. The greens are placed across the valley in between the hillsides. A beautiful course great for all, amateurs and professionals alike.
Orihuela Costa offers a wide range of activities both in and out of the water. Water sports to partake in in the area include sailing, windsurfing, rowing, canoeing, scuba diving and fishing. If you much prefer land-based activities, there is also an extensive range of activities away from the coast. Mountain climbing (Barranco de la Higuera), biking (Sierra de Escalona) and hiking (Sierra de Orihuela and la Pedrera reservoir) are just a select few of many.To see • The majestic Cathedral del Salvador y Santa Maria is a gothic style church with history going back to the 13th century. The main attraction of the church is the cathedral along with its history. Containing beautiful artwork, it is a small but very pleasant place with aesthetic gothic architecture to enjoy.
• Museo Diocesano de Arte Sacro de Orihuela is one of the best art museums in the city of Orihuela to see.
• Castillo de Orihuela / Ruinas Gloriosa, also known as the Castle of Glorious Ruins, it is situated on the hill of San Miguel, over 200 metres above the sea. During the Spanish War of Succession, a huge explosion, caused by a lightning strike destroyed the castle. The earthquake of 1829 finally caused a complete collapse of the building, creating the unrestorable ruin.To shop • La Zenia Boulevard is the biggest shopping centre of the province of Valencia.
• Dos Mares Centro Comercial is a shopping mall, only a short drive from Orihuela Costa. Here you will find most of the common Spanish stores.
• You will be able to find Street Markets on most days around the area. Here you can find local produce and all sorts of goods from vendors.To eat The local cuisine in Orihuela is typical of the Mediterranean. The Costa Blanca is rich in Fish, vegetables, olive-oil, rice and other ingredients key to Spanish cuisine. This is used for cooking dishes such as Paella Valenciana, Arroz Nega, Arroz al horno and many more. Aside from seafood, this region includes some typical dishes such as lamb chops, rabbit in garlic and roast leg of lamb with garlic and fresh rosemary.Facilities In the area all amenities that you need can be located.
Around the area you will find smaller shops located all around the major cities. These shops
should be enough to keep you going.
Should the need arise, there are emergency hospitals located in nearby Torrevieja and near
San Javier. Their addresses are.:
• Paraje Torre Octavio, 54, 30739 Pozo Aledo, Murcia
• Rambla Juan Mateo García, 73, 03181 Torrevieja, AlicanteTo get There From Alicante airport, the Orihuela Costa via the N-332. Depending on where in the area, the drive will be, assuming normal traffic conditions, between 40 and 55 minutes long.[:]