Punta Prima is one of the smaller residential areas of Orihuela Costa that borders the city limits of Torrevieja. As is the case with all the Orihuela Costa coastal areas, it is dissected by the N-332 dual carriageway. Shops, businesses, commercial centres and entertainment venues line both sides of the road to best attract passing traffic. Spread around these and along the beachfront are the residential suburbs and holiday apartments. There are no hotels in Punta Prima so the majority of visitors stay in holiday rentals or with friends or family.
Punta Prima Beach
Many of these holiday apartments are located front line to the beach area which begins with a pleasant sandy bay next to the Nautilus Restaurant. One such apartment complex which has just recently been completed is the modern Royal Apartments. Here guests can enjoy lovely views from private terraces and the superb infinity pool. There is also sports courts, fitness centre, various health & beauty treatments and an on-site bar and restaurant.
Other than a parking area and wheelchair access, the beach here has very few facilities. What it does have though is the excellent Nautilus Restaurant and two lively Sunrise Bars. Nautilus boasts an extensive menu and large breezy terraces overlooking the sea. The Sunrise bars have comfortable seating right on the sand and offer great value pints of beer and a snack menu. Beach goers enjoying a drink or food in any of these establishments have use of their ablutions.
Punta Prima Strip
Just a short stroll up from the beach is a lively strip of shops, cafes, bars and restaurants lining the N-332. The dining options here include Restaurante Gandhi which is a popular choice with British visitors who love a good curry. There is also several Italian restaurants, the busy Marco Polo Cafe Bar, ATM's and a pharmacy. Across the road from the strip there is a supermarket, petrol station, shops, bars, restaurants and the kids favourite takeaway, McDonald's. Another kids favourite is the exciting Go-Karts Orihuela Costa located just a short walk from the strip.