Orba is a typical country village with a total population of around 2,600 located in the north of the Costa Blanca region of Spain. It is approximately 15 to 20km inland from the popular coastal resorts of Javea and Denia, and a little over a 1 hour drive from the major airports of Valencia and Alicante (both served by many of our lower cost airlines). If you are looking for a quiet break away from it all, Orba has all the facilities required to support your holiday, including a supermarket, various small shops (bakery, greengrocer etc..), banks, a pharmacy, medical and dental surgeries, plus assorted bars and restaurants. View of Orba from Villa Rosa
English is spoken quite widely in Orba, so a minimal knowledge of Spanish is usually enough to get you by. In particular  both the Caixa Rural and Santander banks usually have an English speaking member of staff on duty in their branches.
While the character of the old village remains essentially unchanged, the surrounding areas have been developed with careful planning, the hillside residence of L'Aspre being one such addition.  Being a conservation area, each of the villa sites was chosen to blend in with the existing architecture and landscape.  Particular attention was paid to the positioning of each site to offer panoramic views over the citrus, almond and olive groves and the surrounding pine-clad hills.  The picture on this page shows the actual view from our patio out over the village.
Whilst there is no problem driving around the village, some of the side streets are quite narrow, so it may be easier to leave your car at your villa or at the edge of the village, and to explore on foot.  The centre of the village is approximately 1Km from our villa.

 On the outskirts of the village situated next to the very popular Piscina Bar/Restaurant is the sports centre with a (1/4 Olympic size) swimming pool and a children's paddling pool, we understand that day, weekly and family tickets are available with re-entry permitted after lunch.  Changing rooms and showers are on site.  Also Tennis Courts, picnic and BBQ areas


For information on its proximity to Javea and Denia, plus the nearby A7 motorway connection, please click on the following link : Map of Area around Orba Local Map