La Florida is an inland residential area centrally located on the Orihuela Costa. Being slightly inland, property prices and holiday rentals are quite a bit cheaper than the coastal areas. Having said that, the beaches of Punta Prima and Playa Flamenca are less than 30 minutes walk should visitors without access to a vehicle wish to avoid taxi fares. Unfortunately the entire Orihuela Costa has a very limited bus service so hiring a car might be a good option.
La Florida Attractions
La Florida boasts some of the most popular bars and restaurants in Orihuela Costa. These are all centred around Calle Escorpio where there is also a park, children's playground and tennis courts. The famous Abbey Tavern is an Irish themed bar and restaurant run by a Spanish family. The quirky exterior decor looks almost 3D, similar to street art and the interior is spacious with many wooden features. It boasts a lively bar, DJ booth, dance floor, small area with internet stations and comfortable seating throughout, including a mezzanine level.
La Florida Entertainment
The wonderful lush green gardens and two outdoor bars are the focal point of Abby Tavern. Shady seating areas surround the busy bars and are perfect for family al fresco dining. There is an outdoor stage where diners can often enjoy their meal accompanied by live entertainment. Further entertainment venues on this strip include The Local, Waldemars and the Spanish favourite Torre Bar, that also features live entertainment and BBQ's in the garden.
Just a short walk up from the strip is the very popular Emerald Isle. This is a large Irish bar and restaurant complex that is famed for it's regular live entertainment and Sunday roast. Visitors can enjoy a large swimming pool surrounded by lawns for relaxing and sunbathing. The complex is also home to the well maintained Emerald Isle Lawn Bowls Club.