Playa Flamenca

The bars and restaurants in Playa Flamenca are spread over a wide area of central Orihuela Costa. Playa Flamenca is considered the largest residential area in Orihuela Costa. It certainly boasts the most commercial centres, both close to the beach and slightly inland. Visitors to the area have a superb choice of entertainment and activities to enjoy during a holiday. The Blue Flag beaches boast excellent facilities, fun stuff for the young ones and an exciting selection of water sports. The bars and restaurants in Playa Flamenca offer a variety of dining options.

Playa Flamenca
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Bars and Restaurants in Playa Flamenca

Flamenca Beach Commercial Centre is the hub of the action, and with so many entertainment venues we have covered it in a separate article. The main beach has two busy beach bars. One sits directly on the sand and the other perches on a headland with lovely sea views. Just a short stroll from this beach is Cala Mosca. Backing this is a small commercial centre. Here the two most popular dining venues are Surfers Bar & Grill and the more upmarket Lobster Restaurant.

Inland Wining & Dining Options

About 15 minutes walk from the beach is one of the most popular bars in the area, The Celtic Isle. This lively Irish bar is situated on the corner of Calle Nicolás de Bussi and Calle Pinotor Ribera. Very handy for visitors to the nearby Saturday Market, the bar boasts a lovely pool and fun slide. Further along Calle Pinotor Ribera visitors will find Spanish, Indian and Chinese restaurants located next to each other. These have a dedicated following of expat residents.

Heading down Calle Pinotor Ribera in the opposite direction towards Zenia Boulevard are two commercial centres on either side of the road. Both are set over two levels and offer a varied selection of shops, cafes, bars and restaurants. Carter's have a fish & chip shop in the one centre and a steakhouse in the other. The chippy also offers fried chicken, burgers and other popular snacks. A great feature of Carter's Steakhouse is their excellent free salad bar.

The Fire Station is another popular expat hangout. It has a great social scene and regular fun nights laid on by the friendly owners Nigel and Tracie. For the cheapest pint of Estrella lager in Orihuela Costa, you cant beat 1.60€ at Sunrise Bar. This is a chain of bars located throughout the area and along Punta Prima Beach. Britain's favourite food is well represented here. Both Buddha Tandoori and Taste Of India receive rave reviews and have friendly, attentive staff.

Mil Palmeras

For a little seaside town, there is a great selection of bars and restaurants in Mil Palmeras. Located on the southern border of Orihuela Costa, the town is popular with both Spanish and foreign holidaymakers.