Orba is a small town and municipality in the comarca of Marina Alta in the Valencian Community, Spain. It is situated in the River Gerona valley and is bordered by Pego to the north; Benidoleig and Ondara to the north-east; Jalón and Pedreguer to the east and Parcent and Alcalali to the south.
Orba is a typically agricultural town, with citrus and vineyards. It is the point of the interior of the Marina Alta that communicates Pego with the Marina Baixa and the Valles de la Retoría with El Vall de Laguart. Its economy is typically agricultural with a tendency towards citrus monoculture although we also have almond, carob or olive trees. Ceramic crafts are produced and there is a bag industry. It is a town of more than a thousand inhabitants, with many possibilities for hiking and the dressing of very picturesque couples.
Things to do in Orba
For things to do in Orba there is U3A Vall de Pop or Oliva, a non-profit organisation with a huge range of activities such as walking groups, trips to other areas of Spain, bridge, ballroom dancing, line dancing, quiz nights and much more. I you like playing golf there are the Orba Warblers playing golf at Oliva Nova golf club. For children there the local stables provide hacks for children over 10 years of age and group and private lessons. Another things to do around Orba is the Safari Park in Vergel, caves in Benidoleig, and the La Marina Shopping Centre in Ondara.
Orba is a popular place to live with expats who have preferred a quieter way of life less than twenty minutes away from the sea side resorts of Javea and Denia. Orba is one of the larger towns in the Orba Valley of which Benidoleig, Sagra, Tormos, Sanet y Negrals, Beniarbeig, Rafol d’Almunia and Benimeli are also part of. Orba is ideally located just minutes from the motorway and the N332 and has the two international airports of Valencia and Alicante an hour and twenty minutes away by car.
Orba is a thriving inland town with all the hustle and bustle you would expect from a traditional Spanish town. Very pretty buildings, the town hall is situated next to the cultural centre, the church in the heart of the town Plaza D’Espanga and surrounded by coffer shops and bars.
The Girona river passes through the town. Its rugged landscape forms several ideal hiking trails such as the Orba Castle route. Among its most interesting heritage are the House of Lordship, the Parish Church or the Castellet. Its patron saint festivities, dedicated to the Virgen de los Desamparados, are celebrated during the second weekend of May.
Airports near to Orba
Alicante is the best-placed airport for travel abroad, and like any major city, offers a variety of destinations and price points for the budget conscious. The working day is often seasonal, with later opening hours over the summer months, and many businesses still close during traditional siesta hours.
Alicante Airport (IATA: ALC, ICAO: LEAL), also known as Alicante-Elche Airport, is currently the fifth largest airport in Spain and is the gateway to the Costa Blanca resort region, serving both the Valencia Community and the Region of Murcia. It is located 9 kilometres southwest of Alicante city. Growing in size continuously over the past years, in March 2011 the airport got a brand new terminal building, replacing the old two terminals.
Corvera Murcia Airport is a new Airport in Murcia. Several airlines are flying in and out of Corvera Murcia Airport, covering an increasing number of flight routes. Corvera replaces Murcia San Javier Airport (for civilian flights) and is also run by AENA (the official airport authority). It has significant scope to handle many more additional routes.
Valencia Airport ( VLC ) also known as Manises Airport, is the tenth-busiest Spanish airport in terms of passengers and second in the region after Alicante. It is situated 8 km (5.0 mi) west of the city of Valencia, in Manises. The airport has flight connections to about 20 European countries and 5.79 million passengers passed through the airport in 2016.
A new regional terminal, expanded car parking facilities and apron area have been recently constructed in time for the 2007 America’s Cup. The runway has been also lengthened by 50 m (160 ft). The airport has one terminal and one runway. The former runway 04/22 is not in use and has no ILS but has a helipad at the southwestern end.
It is the main base of Iberia’s regional carrier Air Nostrum. Irish low-cost airline Ryanair used the airport as a hub since 2007 but decided to close it in November 2008 following a dispute over subsidies by the airport authorities. Since then the airline has continued to operate out of Valencia but as a relatively large destination airport, and not a base.
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The Costa Blanca is one of the favorite destinations for both Spaniards and Europeans to buy a 2nd home. One of the main reasons for this great influx of visitors is (besides the unrivaled climate Costa Blanca offers) the immaculate beaches stretching along the Alicante coastline. But the Costa Blanca has much more to offer in all aspects. From its mouth-watering culinary delights to the wide range of inland activities to be practiced locally. The Costa Blanca is a place to be enjoyed at any time of the year. Read more about buying a property in Orba.
Destinations on Costa Blanca North
Costa Blanca – Costa Blanca North – Alicante – Valencia – Albir – Alcalali – Alfaz del Pi – Altea – Benidoleig – Benidorm – Benilloba – Benissa – Benitachell – Calpe – Denia – El Vergel – Finestrat – Gata de Gorgos – Jalon – Javea – La Nucia – Lliber – Moraira – Orba – Parcent – Polop – Pedreguer – Teulada – Torrellano – Villajoyosa