ORIHUELA COSTA CHIRINGUITOS One of the finer aspects of Spanish beach life are the small beach bars stationed at popular points along the south Costa Blanca coastline.
Known locally as Chiringuitos, these café-style bars provide residents and visitors with light refreshments whilst here on holiday. They're a popular meeting point and watering hole.
The beach bars along the Orihuela Costa coast have received a significant overhaul over the past few years, and the local organisation that administers their day-to-day operation, Chiringuitos Del Sol, has spared no expense to ensure that the facilities meet expectations.
Each one has been prefabricated off-site from sustainable materials to minimise the impact on the fragile beach environment.
In addition to the cool eco-style, designed to fit in with their surroundings, the bars have received improved toilet facilities and dedicated lifeguard stations fully equipped to deal with the majority of emergencies during the summer season.
The lifeguard stations offer essential medical support and first aid to members of the public, and their installation enabled the beaches to retain their Blue Flag status.
Most of the bars are open every day throughout the summer season, serving a menu of light bites throughout the day.
The Chiringuitos in La Zenia and Cabo Roig open all year round and the beaches are often selected as the locations for the council's Winter Beach programme.
During the height of summer, the Orihuela Costa Chiringuitos offer a packed social calendar of live music, dancing, fitness, and organised events.
La Zenia's Playa Cala Bosque currently hosts Sunday morning Yoga sessions, and the bars offer chilled afternoons of house music with a live DJ playing sunseekers into the weekend.
Orihuela Costa beach bars, where to find them this summer
In what has become something of an established local convention, local rock band Kolted takes centre stage on Cabo Roig's Playa de la Caleta beach each Sunday afternoon, performing acoustic covers of popular classic rock tracks live.
Chiringuitos Del Sol has already confirmed Kolted's participation over the summer, with a calendar of dates from now until the end of August.
With a busy social calendar throughout the summer, including special events on the beaches of Campoamor, Aguamarina, Playa Flamenca, and Punta Prima, the beach bars put on an admirable show every year that entertains locals and visitors alike.
The bars (and the hard-working team that provide the valued service), are locally renowned for their friendly atmosphere, their warm welcome, and their good sense of humour.
The chiringuito beach bars offer a sustainable service too, taking every opportunity to reduce the number of plastic and non-recycled components throughout the service. They also maintain the clean environment expected on the beach.
Orihuela Costa Chiringuitos: a summer of Sun, Sea, and Sangria
The Orihuela Costa Chiringuitos provide vital services in beach areas typically devoid of public facilities, and there are 11 beach bars servicing the requirements of sunseekers along the Orihuela Costa and south Costa Blanca coastal regions.
|ORIHUELA COSTA CHIRINGUITOS
|La Zenia | Cala Bosque
|La Zenia | Cala Cerrada
|Cabo Roig | Cala Capitan
|Cabo Roig | Playa de la Caleta
|Playa Flamenca | Cala las Estacas
|Playa Flamenca | La Mosca
|Campoamor | Barranco Rubio
|Campoamor | Playa de la Glea
|Playa de Aguamarina
|Playa de Punta Prima
|Playa de Mil Palmeras
A visit to one of the beach bars should be on your list of places to visit while you're here on holiday in Spain. You can find each one above with these Google Maps links that include directions from your location.
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 going on in the local area.
Photo credit: LaZenia.com