Orihuela is the second largest municipality in the Comunidad de Valencia with regard to size. While Orihuela offers a more cosmopolitan outlook to the area, there are many surrounding villages that offer rural and agricultural charm!
There are numerous towns and villages distributed throughout the municipality of Orihuela.
Orihuela has 57,055 inhabitants across the municipality, with 25,552 concentrated in the main urban area.
The rest of the population is distributed across more than 20 districts, both urban and rural. The names of these towns and villages are: La Aparecida, Arneva, Barbarroja, Raiguero de Bonanza, Camino de Beniel, Camino Viejo de Callosa, La Campaneta, Orihuela Costa, Correntías Altas, Correntías Medias, Correntías Bajas, Los Desamparados, El Escorratel, Los Hurtos, Hurcillo, Media Legua, Molino de la Ciudad, Molins, El Mudamiento, La Murada/Los Vicentes, Las Norias, Orihuela, Parroquia La Matanza, San Bartolomé and Torremendo.
In and around Orihuela you will mainly find agricultural districts, highlighting a special interest in the cultivation of citrus fruits and vegetables. With the diversion of the Tajo-Segura river, old drylands have become irrigated, using modern techniques of cultivation terraces and drip irrigation.
Also, in the shops of towns and villages near Orihuela, as well as the local citrus fruits and veegtables, you can also find many local sweets and handmade products.
There are also towns and villages that act as stop points within large natural areas perfect for hiking, climbing, or cycling, allowing you to enjoy these sports without having to cover especially large distances without stopping.
In the town of Orihuela Costa, 20 kms from Orihuela town, we find a large area in where there are predominantly single family homes that maintain a calm environment and only a short distance from large green spaces, among which we should highlight the pine forests of the 'Dehesa de Campoamor'.
The suburbs of Orihuela Costa are: Mil Palmeras, Campoamor, La Regia, Aquamarine, Cabo Roig, La Zenia, Playa Flamenca and Punta Prima.
There are also many nearby towns and villages worth visiting in the neighbouring province of Murcia: San Javier, Beniel, Santomera, Abanilla, Fortuna ...and further towns in the nearby province of Alicante: Pilar de la Horadada, Torrevieja, San Miguel de las Salinas, Callosa, Benferri, Bigastro, Albatera, Redován, Jacarilla and Benejúzar.
Orihuela is the main urban concentration in the area, followed by Orihuela Costa, then the nearby towns and village which make up the municipality.
From the interior to the coast, there are plenty of towns and villages close to Orihuela that serve as perfect daytrips or stop off on a route through the area.
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