Punta Prima, Orihuela, not to be confused with Punta Prima, Menorca, is primarily a beach resort. A Punta Prima apartment is a great option if you love beach holidays and the resort has great access to a handful of exquisite, blue flag beaches. When you take holiday accommodation in Punta Prima it is very easy to relax, as the atmosphere and pace of life are extremely laid back!
Punta Prima is such a popular place to take a holiday due to the fantastic beach upon which it stands. The beach of Punta Prima itself consists of beautiful, white sand, which curves around the bay for as far as the eye can see. Even during summer, there is plenty of space on the beach, and all the town’s facilities are within a short walk of the beachfront.
Taking a family holiday to accommodation in Punta Prima is an excellent option as there is an enormous range of family activities and child friendly entertainment in and around Punta Prima. The beach provides facilities for endless water sports, and within just a few miles of Punta Prima accommodation you can find a go-karting track, 10 pin bowling, a sailing school and the busy resort towns of Alicante and Murcia.
There are also three golf courses which surround Punta Prima, meaning that anyone wishing to get in a round whilst on holiday or take a pure golf holiday to Punta Prima accommodation will not be disappointed.
Punta Prima is surrounded by magnificent resorts, some of which are orientated towards beach holidays, including Playa Flamenca and Cabo Roig, and others towards golf, such as La Zenia and Villamartin. However, it is the towns of Torrevieja and Orihuela, which are both easily accessible by public transport from an apartment in Punta Prima, which allow visitors to sample a little of the Spanish Mediterranean culture. There is a large range of fantastic restaurants to be found in both towns, as well as excellent shopping and varied entertainment.
Punta Prima basks in over 300 days of sunshine every year. With scorching summers, where daily temperatures can reach 40°C and very mild winters, there is never a bad time to take Punta Prima accommodation.
Accommodation in Punta Prima is perfectly situated between Murcia Airport (MJV) and Alicante Airport (ALC), which are both within 50km. There are a range of airlines which provide direct services from the UK, but for cheap flights to Punta Prima, try BMI or Monarch.
Make a holiday rental home or villa in Punta Prima, Spain your home away from home
Tucked away in the picturesque south-east corner of Minorca, Punta Prima is away from the island’s tourist hot-spots, and something of a hidden gem. The large and sandy beach is the main attraction here, and although the number of tourist facilities is not a patch on some of Minorca’s busier resorts, they are of good quality and within close reach of eachother – cutting travel times and optimizing your time on the beach or in the bar.
Punta Prima is a secluded resort, and one of the quietest on the island – something of a feat as the island itself is arguably the quietest of all of the Balearics. Things are changing, however, and recent and ongoing development is seeing a rise in popularity for Punta Prima. As a result, those looking for a relaxing destination with an attractive beach will be well at home – but may need to visit sooner rather than later.
The beach is quite large in size and covered in fine golden sand, ideal for families. The resort front is the main centre of the action, and where you will find a decent selection of bars, shops and restaurants, and there are also two medium-sized supermarkets to be found nearby, so self-caterers are well looked after. All of the above, as well as the vast majority of the holiday rental accommodation in Punta Prima, is within a short distance of each other, so holidaymakers will spend more time enjoying themselves and less time moving from place to place.
Punta Prima benefits from its close proximity to Mahon, the capital of Minorca, and visitors to the resort can make the 11km journey north if they decide to seek a more active nightlife or a greater variety of shops and tourist attractions. S’Algar is just 5km around the coast, and can be regarded as Punta Prima’s ‘big brother’, with more in the way of tourist facilities – including some of the best water sports options on the island.
The Balearic Islands are well known for their excellent weather, and Minorca is no different. July and August are the hottest months in which to visit Punta Prima, though those planning a more active break may prefer to stay during May, June or September, when temperatures are warm (20-25C) without being overly hot.
Menorca Airport (also often referred to as Mahon Airport, airport code MAH) is the island’s only airport, and handles around a million passengers every year. It is located a mere 7km inland from Punta Prima, and receives numerous flights from the UK every summer through airlines such as Thomas Cook Airlines, Thomson Airways and Monarch Airlines. Budget options can also be found from the usual suspects, so shop around for the best deals.