Orba is around 20km inland from the coastal resorts of Javea and Denia which were originally old fishing ports, but have now become popular holiday destinations for both Spanish and foreign visitors. Javea is the larger town, but Denia has the best beaches with extensive golden sands which are easily accessible. There are many beach-front bars, cafes, and restaurants, as you would expect of thriving holiday resorts. Alternatively, you can find smaller coves and beaches, particularly in the area around Cabo de la Nao.


Fonts de l'Algar

Benidorm Palace Show Brochure

If you like to wander around local markets, they can be found in one or other of the local villages on every day of the week.  They vary in size from the simple street market found in Orba itself (great for fruit, vegetables and cheap holiday clothing), to large scale tourist markets in the big towns.  Market timetable.

The bright lights and attractions of Benidorm are around 60 Km away, and can either be reached by a scenic route across the hills, or for the less adventurous, via the AP-7 motorway.  Using the motorway should take less than an hour, whilst the scenic route is more like 90 minutes and you may find that you use a lot of film on the dramatic Spanish countryside, and take detours to the historic town of Guadalest and the cooling waterfalls at Fonts de l'Algar.

Major Benidorm attractions include the Aqualandia Water Park, Mundomar Marine Animal park, Terra Mitica Theme Park - which has its own exit from the AP-7 motorway (Exit 65A - 45 minutes from the villa via the southbound AP-7),  and Terra Natura, a zoo / exotic animal park. If you go to Terra Mitica, be prepared to get wet as a number of the rides involve water chutes, and on hot days they have water misting areas to help cool you down. For evenings, there is the Benidorm Palace (96-585-1660) where a dinner and show package price was 39 this year - Tuesday to Saturday from 9pm.

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Mundomar & Aqualandia

Terra Mitica Rides

Terra Mitica Map