Orihuela Tourism

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Orihuela (Spanish pronunciation: [oriˈwela], Valencian: Oriola [oɾiˈɔla]) is a city and municipality located at the feet of the Sierra de Orihuela mountains in the province of Alicante, Spain. The city of Orihuela had a population of 33,943 inhabitants at the beginning of 2013. The municipality has a total area of 367.19 km², and stretches all the way down to the Mediterranean coast, west of Torrevieja, and had a total population of 92,000 inhabitants at the beginning of 2013. This includes not only the city of Orihuela, but also the coastal tourist centre (urbanización turística) of Dehesa de Campoamor with 33,277 inhabitants (2013) and a few other villages. The river Segura flows through Orihuela. The city was settled by Romans who called it Orcelis and subsequently Aurariola.


This is a comprehensive travel guide for Orihuela in Spain. From budgeting tips to finding the best spots, this travel guide has got all the insider information to explore Orihuela like a local. After your splendid visit to Orihuela, you can proceed to an important near-by city of Murcia. Add Murcia to your vacation plan, it has an interesting bunch of activities to do on your visit like Cathedral De Santa Maria, El Real Casino De Murcia, Terra Natura Animal Park. Also, to reach Orihuela, you'll have to take a flight to Murcia; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. To explore Orihuela, set aside 1 to 2 number of your days. You'll be coming back for more!

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Facts and Stats for Orihuela*

  • Pollution Statistics in Orihuela

    Know the pollution level of Orihuela before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 66.67 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 75 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 41.67 (Moderate)
  • Orihuela: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Orihuela for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Orihuela.

    • Burglary and Theft 25 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 33.33 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 70.83 (High)
    • Car Stealing 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 33.33 (Low)
    • Attacks 25 (Low)
    • Drug offense 37.5 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 91.67 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 79.17 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 29.17 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 33.33 (Low)
  • Living in Orihuela - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Orihuela is 168.05 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 69.27 (High)
    • Climate Index 89.6 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 59.2 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 31 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 60.08 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 80.83 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 5.28 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 93.65 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Orihuela

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Orihuela

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.14 USD
    • International Movie per seat 9.25 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 39.48 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 67.86 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 80.2 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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