We are located 50 minutes from Alicante airport and 20 minutes from Murcia San Javier airport. Our perfect location suits those who like to relax quietly by the private pool or explore as we're surrounded by the Sea and blue flag beaches of Orihuela Costa, the Sierra Escalona and La Pena mountains, the salt lakes, the orange and lemon groves as well as the world's best golf courses. A stone's throw from us are: Torrevieja, Elche, Alicante, Cartagena, San Miguel de Salinas and countless Spanish villages as well as shopping centres and restaurants.
Millions of people visit Costa Blanca each year and enjoy its stunning coast and beaches. They're within a reach from The Riad Azure. Orihuela Costa has 16 kilometres of crystal clear water and blue flag beaches as well as rugged coastline. We have several beaches for you to enjoy. One of the busiest ones is La Zenia Beach ideal for practicing water sports. There's also Dehesa de Campoamor and Playa Flamenca beaches with no obstacles accessing them. Or perhaps Cabo Roig or Cala Ferris beach - a less known oasis with palm trees, small dunes and crystal clear water perfect for snorkelling. Then there's Punta Prima - a narrow cove beach accessed by a ramp and stairs or Mil Palmeras Beach with parking facilities and access for those with special needs. And finally, there's Playa Los Naufragos with life guards and first aid centre, Playa de los Locos and an urban blue flag beach Playa del Cura, very busy in the summer.
We are a fully licensed and the only Moroccan style B&B in Costa Blanca. The passion for the Moorish style and decor comes from our numerous visits to Morocco. We recreated the uniqueness of Moroccan life and art here, on a hill of the sunny and security guarded Blue Lagoon. Picturesque views of the Mediterranean Sea complement what The Riad Azure has to offer to our guests - a homely feel holiday with a cultural, architectural and culinary twist.
The Riad Azure is a perfect starting point for your daily excursions. There's a lot to see within 60-minutes radius. How about Alicante, the second largest city in Valencia region with its castle of Santa Barbara on Mount Banacantil or Explanada de Espana, covered in 6,5 Million marble floor tiles? Or maybe Elche with its UNESCO Heritage site - Palmerar d'Elx - a palm orchard with 200 000 (!) trees, the 12th century Altamira Castle, Arabic Baths or the basilica of Santa Maria? While staying with us, why not visit Cartagena and its ancient Roman ruins, Roman Theatre, Bateria de Castilitos or Barrio de Foro Romano? Or perhaps a day trip to Orihuela at the feet of Sierra de Orihuela, where you can visit its medieval town centre with the town's cathedral built between the 14th and the 16th centuries or see the ruins of the mountain top Arab castle? There's also Torrevieja, situated between two salt lakes which give the city a healthy microclimate. Over there you can also visit the Parque de las Naciones, the Church of the Immaculate Conception or simply relax on one of the city's blue flag beaches.
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But it's not only beaches that attract tourists. The Riad Azure is never too far from shopping facilities and golf courses, whether you're a keen player or never held a golf club in your hands.
The largest shopping centre located 5,8 kilometres from us is Centro Comercial Zenia Boulevard occupying 160 000 square metres with 150 shops, 5 000 car parking spaces, 90 different species of plants, fitness park, rest zone, bowling, casino and many places to eat and drink. Zenia Boulevard is the largest shopping centre in the province of Alicante.
The Riad Azure is surrounded by 7 golf courses. Among them there are Campo de Golf Villamartin, Campo de Golf Las Ramblas de Orihuela or Vistabella Golf. But the jewel in the crown is Las Colinas Golf and Country Club voted the best golf course in Spain the second year running.
And how about tours, sports and leisure activities? It's all at our doorsteps. Hipica Gilillo in San Miguel de Salinas offers horseback rides in the area, where you can discover the beauty of true Spain or take a longer ride to the nearby beaches. La Rufete Multi Adventure Park tempts you with quads, paintball, kayaks, zip-wire, hiking or archery. You can also take a trip from Torrevieja to Tabarca Island on a glass floor boat and admire the sea life of the Mediterranean or go crazy on go karts in Orihuela Costa. And for those who crave some adrenaline rush, the Mar Azul sailing school in Cabo Roig offers windsufring, jet skiing, wake boarding or banana boats. Or simply sailing, kayaks or pedalos.
Full details available at The Riad Azure. We can help you plan your daily trips along Costa Blanca.
Shah Husain - born in London with a Guyanese (South America) heritage. Read pharmacy at The University of Strathclyde and worked for over 20 years in senior management positions in the charity and public sector. Has a love of travel, theatre and music and wanted to bring all of these things together at The Riad Azure.
Filip Cuprych - born in Poland. Studied English and journalism and has worked as a journalist for 24 years both in Poland and worldwide. Translator, interpreter, manager with a love for traveling, theatre and gardening brought his passions to The Riad Azure.
Your Hosts: Shah Husain and Filip Cuprych
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