Playa de Orihuela and Denia
Replies: 4 - Last Post: Feb 20, 2013 8:50 PM Last Post By: qablo
Feb 19, 2013 2:32 AM
Playa de Orihuela and DeniaHi
We are meeting some relatives in Spain in September - they are spending a week at Jardines de la Haciendas in Playa de Orihuela and then moving on for another week at Aparthotel Ogisaka Garden Club in Denia.
What are the areas like? I am finding it hard to get an idea from the internet of the sort of resort.
Where would be good to stay? Obviously we could try to book into the same apartments but I'd be interested in places and hotels nearby that you recommend.
Any places that are a must to visit? We enjoy scenery, history, small authentic towns rather than art galleries or nightlife!
Thanks (in advance!)
Feb 19, 2013 8:11 AM
1Both hotels are in new areas with appartments and other types of buildings that I don't know how to call in English. The hotel in Denia is closer to the old town and it's also close to a Natural Park and even closer to Denia port. Both hotels are close to beaches. Both Denia and Orihuela Costa are touristy areas.
Musts depend on your preferences, interests... Given the interests you quoted, it seems the areas where the hotels are located wouldn't be a must for you. (Inland) Orihuela could be interesting for you but it's quite away from Orihuela Costa (roughly 35kms).
Feb 19, 2013 12:44 PM
Feb 20, 2013 9:09 AM
Feb 20, 2013 8:50 PM
4I haven´t been there, but the area of "Playa de Orihuela" looks like a classical area with a lot of apartments for tourism -aka resorts XD. The place looks nice, and the beach is just close by, but probably you will not see any of Spain there, I mean, there are complex of buildings mainly for holiday time. Probably there are some restaurants in the area, big comercials and so on, but I think that it´s a good place for relaxing and enjoy the sun. The one in Denia is closer to the city center, so you could walk around, it has some interesting spots, although the main atraction is the beach.
It´s your trip, but if your idea is being close to your relatives, then looks to me more natural to be in the same place as them or close. Anyway, all the places around are mostly quite the same speaking frankly. Close by, Javea or Calpe could be some places to visit, and Valencia in the north it´s quite popular as well.
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