SPAIN, A DREAM DESTINATION FOR MANY, is renowned for its vibrant culture, delicious cuisine, and stunning landscapes. With its miles of golden sandy beaches, crystal clear waters, and near-perfect weather year-round, it's no wonder that millions of tourists flock to our part of this captivating country every year.
But as enticing as the sparkling Mediterranean may be, nothing quite compares to the luxury and convenience of having access to a swimming pool on your Spanish holiday. A pool can make or break your holiday, and a good one can elevate your experience from enjoyable to extraordinary.
Fortunately, the Orihuela Costa is peppered with beautiful swimming pools, so even if your accommodation doesn't include a pool, or the pool is out of service or under maintenance during your stay, there are plenty of opportunities for splashing around and wet-and-wild fun in the sunshine.
Here are our area's most popular local pools, with contact information, handy Google Maps, and summer 2023 prices, as recommended by members of the La Zenia Community Group.
Restaurante La Mirada | La Zenia
Located in a privileged position overlooking La Zenia's idyllic Cala Bosque beach, La Mirada offers a large pool perfect for families, with optional sunbeds available for hire.
A pool bar provides waiter service throughout the summer months. The restaurant serves a range of Spanish delicacies in the indoor dining room or outside on the terrace with unobstructed views of the beach and the Mediterranean Sea.
Use of the pool costs 10€ per day, and 15€ gets visitors a reserved poolside sunbed included in the price. Children under 3 years are admitted free of charge. The pool opens at 11:00 every day throughout the summer season.
Marimba Blue Pool & Restaurant | San Miguel
Sporting a large pool and a lounge bar, Marimba Blue is ideal for whiling away an afternoon (or two) in the sunshine.
The on-site restaurant offers a full bar service with speciality cocktails, a simple light-bites menu for lunch or early-bird dinner, and shaded tables among the palm trees.
Admission prices start at just 3€ per day during the spring and autumn months, and 5€ per person during the summer. Children under 3 years are admitted free of charge and prices include a sunbed. The venue is open from 10:00 until late every day except Monday.
La Chismosa Pool, Bar and Restaurant | Playa Flamenca
Sporting a large freeform swimming pool and a separate pool for children, La Chismosa is ideal for family fun in the sun. It's local too, just a few minutes by car from La Zenia.
The restaurant offers a fully stocked bar with a covered terrace, and a pocket-friendly menu of light bites and poolside food that appeals to young and mature palates.
It's a firm family favourite, and the venue offers a “miniature” mini golf course ideal for younger children or novice golf fans. Open from 10:00 daily throughout the summer season.
La Finca by QFC | Lomas de Cabo Roig
One of the most established traditional fish and chip restaurants in the South Costa Blanca, La Finca by QFC moved from Villamartin Plaza in 2022. The team have created a Mediterranean oasis that combines an opulent outside space and a large pool, with a gastronomic fusion menu of Western European cuisine.
The beautiful restaurant combines rustic farmhouse chic with touches of modern luxury, and a chill-out bar serves a full range of cocktails and refreshments in beautiful surroundings.
Diners and patrons under 4 years may use the pool free of charge, and poolside sunbeds cost 10€ each. A supplement of 5€ applies to visitors. Call +34 865 660 490 to book your table for an unforgettable dining experience. Open from 10:00 daily except for Monday.
WOW Beach by Las Colinas | Campoamor
WOW Beach Club offers the pinnacle of luxury accompanied by first-line views of the beach and the Mediterranean Sea in Campoamor. A speciality restaurant offers a menu of fine dining food and cocktails, with seasonal menus throughout the week.
Pool admittance costs 25€ per adult and 13€ per child. Luxurious Balinese beds are available with prices from 90€, or €125 including Mumm Grand Cordon Brut Champagne for the ultimate luxury treat.
The venue operates during the summer season only, opening its doors at the beginning of June each year and closing at the end of September. Reservations are highly recommended, call +34 965 321 988.
Pool Bar Lago Jardin | Los Balcones
Sporting one of the largest swimming pools in Orihuela Costa, the cloverleaf-shaped pool offers plenty of space for splashing around in the sunshine – even in the height of summer.
The poolside restaurant offers a menu of traditional Spanish tapas, paellas and rice dishes, and popular fish and chips. The venue opens for breakfast. and the bar serves refreshments throughout the day.
Super family-friendly and close to our neighbouring city of Torrevieja, Pool Bar Lago Jardin is open every day from 10:00 until late during the summer season, closing on Mondays at other times throughout the year.
Olympia Pool & Garden Bar | Mil Palmeras
Olympia Pool & Garden Bar offers an olympic-sized swimming pool with sunbeds, a spacious lawned garden, a restaurant with an a la carte menu, and a poolside bar offering a wide variety of soft drinks, cocktails, and ice creams.
The restaurant offers a menu of pizzas, burgers, salads, and main dishes at affordable prices and a wide variety of choices to suit tastes of all ages. The dedicated playground has slides and swings for younger guests.
Pool admission costs 4€ for adults and 3,50€ for children, and poolside sunbeds are available for 3,75€ each. The venue opens seven days a week from 10:30 during the spring and summer.
The Emerald Isle | La Florida
With one of the largest swimming pools and a packed social events calendar year-round, The Emerald Isle in La Florida is one of the most popular leisure complexes in the Orihuela Costa area.
An on-site restaurant offers a snack menu, pizzas, sandwiches, and main dishes, and the bar serves a complete range of soft drinks, wines, and spirits.
The Emerald Isle is open from 10:00 every day throughout the year, and use of the pool costs 4€ per person with a supplement of 2€ for a poolside sunbed.
The best swimming pools in Orihuela Costa
Out of season, the Centro Deportivo Municipal in Playa Flamenca is a complete sports and leisure centre with a heated Olympic swimming pool suitable for use year-round – whatever the weather.
CDM Orihuela Costa also offers 3 paddle tennis courts with lighting, 2 tennis courts, a 5-a-side football pitch, 2 multipurpose courts for basketball, handball and volleyball, and a full-sized football field with artificial grass.
Looking for holiday ideas and travel inspiration? Find out more about our favourite recommended things to do on the Orihuela Costa or join the La Zenia community Facebook group and find out what's happening in the local area.