Discover San Miguel de Salinas
San Miguel de Salinas is situated about 7 miles from the coastline of Orihuela Costa. This charming municipality has quite a few residents, which means that it is a lively town all year round. San Miguel de Salinas has a typically Spanish character and is definitely worth exploring!
San Miguel de Salinas is located in the south of the Province of Alicante, between the cities Torrevieja and Murcia. The town is situated on a hill (75m above sea level), which means there are many places that offer panoramic views over the salt lakes of La Mata and Torrevieja.
Like many destinations at the Costa Blanca, it is also home to many Western and Northern Europeans. This means that the population has tripled in the past 20 years. However, unlike many other cities and municipalities, San Miguel de Salinas still has a very traditional Spanish atmosphere.
Because San Miguel de Salinas is situated inland, the town does not have its own beach, but the popular sandy beaches of Orihuela Costa are only a few minutes’ drive away.
The fact that San Miguel de Salinas is located inland does however have its own charms. At the northern side of the town, there is a view over the salt lakes. From the south side, you have extensive views across lemon and orange groves. When these trees are blossoming, they exude a wonderfully sweet smell. To the west, you will find the “La Pedrera” water reservoir, with the mountains of the “Sierra Escalona” and “La Pena” in the background.
The centre of town features several bars, restaurants, a supermarket and a number of Spanish shops. During the summer months, you often see elderly locals sitting in chairs along the streets having a chat with their neighbour or friend. What could be nicer?
San Miguel de Salinas is characterised by its cavern houses (Las Cuevas), one of which even houses a delicious restaurant. But the most eye-catching construction is without doubt the local church.
It dates from the beginning of the 18th century and is one of the only buildings to survive the heavy earthquakes of 1829. The interior of the church has been completely renovated, and it is possible to climb the bell ringer’s tower. From here, you have a phenomenal view across the region. You do need to request permission from the priest in advance.
One thing they like to do in San Miguel de Salinas is to organise a party. Each year, numerous events take place, including, for instance, the music festival “Fiesta de Santa Cecilia” in November.
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