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Orihuela, the gracious lady of Costa Blanca

If Orihuela were a woman, she'd be a grandmother who was a celebrated beauty in her youth. She'd be meticulously dressed in grand vintage gowns. She'd have colorful stories of her past, particularly of the time she was the glorious capital of the now-gone Kingdom of Valencia and Orihuela Province. She'd have fond memories of her famous son, the poet Miguel Hernandez. She'd feed you delicious food, then shoo you off to the beach. And you'd love her for it. Orihuela vacation rentals will let you get to know and love her more.

Things to do

Meet Miguel Hernandez, Orihuela's famous son

Orihuela's landmarks have their own stories, but nothing tugs at the heartstrings more strongly than the story of Casa Museo Miguel Hernandez, the museum dedicated to Orihuela's resident poet. The self-taught Hernandez campaigned during the Spanish Civil War using poetry and was arrested for being anti-fascist when Francisco Franco took over Spain. In prison, Hernandez penned volumes of poetry, including his famous poem of hope and despair, "Onion Lullaby." Hernandez died from tuberculosis while behind bars. His works and personal belongings are now displayed in the museum that was once his home.


Relive Orihuela's heyday in her historic sites

Orihuela's status as a kingdom's capital and a crossing point between Aragon and Castile left behind a rich cultural treasure trove of beautiful Gothic and baroque churches, palaces, and other historical landmarks. The Catedral de San Salvador and the Museo Diocesano de Arte Sacro are worthwhile stops. You can tour these landmarks on foot, preferably with a few snacks from the Medieval Market to keep your energy high. Once you've had your fill of Orihuela's old memories, you can head to Dehesa de Campoamor, where you can chill at the beach, play golf, or simply enjoy the scenery.


Pack a sun hat in summer, a light coat in winter

If Orihuela were a woman, she'd wear a sunhat in summer and a light coat in winter. Orihuela experiences a Mediterranean climate, meaning scorching summers with temperatures rising to 82 degrees and mild winters coasting at 68 degrees. Summers last from June to August, while winters run from December to February. November is Orihuela's rainiest month; even then, it doesn't rain much in this plain in Spain. Spring, from March to May, is the busiest season for Orihuela vacation rentals, so make sure you lock down yours if you're visiting in springtime.

Natural features

Orihuela: a land offering a cornucopia of citrus and cotton

The city and municipality of Orihuela sits at the foot of the Sierra de Orihuela in the Valencia Community. Though the slopes of this mighty mountain range are dry and lacking in vegetation, the countryside surrounding Orihuela itself is fertile, thanks to the presence of the River Segura. Because of the river, Orihuela has become an important producer of fruits like pomegranates, lemons, and oranges, as well as silk, cotton, and hemp. The municipality also covers the Mediterranean beach resorts of Dehesa de Campoamor, where many Orihuela vacation rentals are located.

Where to stay around Orihuela?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 3,800 vacation rentals near Orihuela. From 678 Villas to 709 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Orihuela for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Orihuela?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Orihuela:

  • Alicante City Centre: 402 vacation rentals
  • Playa de San Juan: 353 vacation rentals
  • Residencial Benimar: 83 vacation rentals
  • Lo Crispin: 22 vacation rentals
  • L'Albufereta: 94 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Orihuela?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Orihuela. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Real Club de Golf Campoamor: 4,791 vacation rentals
  • Vistabella Golf: 4,483 vacation rentals
  • Orihuela-Miguel Hernández Station: 3,971 vacation rentals
  • Las Colinas Golf and Country Club: 4,815 vacation rentals
  • Santa Lucia Plaza: 3,920 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Orihuela listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Villas in Orihuela?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 678 Villas in Orihuela. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Orihuela include:

  • Houses: 709 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 2,136 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 174 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Orihuela?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 2,866 vacation rentals with pool available in Orihuela. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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