The La Fuente Centre is a vast, sprawling restaurant and entertainment complex situated in the inland part of Orihuela Costa not far from La Zenia. It is situated between the residential areas of Campoamor as well as Villamartin and is popular with British expats. The area is extremely sought-after with golfers on holiday as it is surrounded by three fantastic 18-hole courses. If there’s an avid golfer in the family, they could go out to enjoy a nice game of golf while all the other family members are enjoying the La Fuente Centre or the nearby beaches. Over the road from La Fuente is an Aldi supermarket and just up from that are plenty of other shops. There are golf shops, estate agents, a dentist, car hire store, a betting shop and another bank. There is the also huge ‘Chino’ grocery store about 30 seconds walk to the left of La Fuente and a little further up the hill is a fully-stocked Mercadona supermarket with plenty of parking for customers.
La Fuente Centre
The La Fuente centre has two levels and due to its position on a slope both levels have access for wheelchairs. Visitors can peruse a number of different stores, a minimart and an ice cream parlour, cafés and a bakery. There’s also a selection of salons, barbers, estate agents, a pharmacy, and banks. The majority of the bars and restaurants have out door terraces and in door seating and most look out on to the centre of the square. There are also a few other establishments that don’t face the square and can be found by simply walking around the many little sections on each level.
La Fuente Centre Bars
Like most bars located in Orihuela Costa, many have food available, even if it’s only small snacks to pick at while you enjoy your drink in the sun. Evolution Bar is a friendly bar in La Fuente that has a loyal British, Dutch, Belgian fan base. A lot of tourists and local residents enjoy this bar for their cheap €2 pints of lager during happy hours. This is also a great bar if you enjoy live sports and good, home British food.
For a more luxurious place with a great range of cocktails try the Champagne Bar. Fuego is the perfect place to go for some live music and a rather spicy menu. There is also live music most evenings and a lively atmosphere at the Tradewinds Bar.
La Fuente Centre Restaurants
La Fuente centre has a wide variety of restaurants that have all kinds of food from budget menus to top quality dinning. For the kids, there is New World Chinese restaurant and La Pizzaria. Khushi along with Johnny Singh’s serve British popular curries. For those who enjoy a good steak, there is a menu in The Stone Grill where you can cook your steak according to your preferences on a hot stone. La Braseria Barbecue is a excellent value Spanish restaurant that serves delicious barbecued meats, as well as delicious seafood and fish.
Chillies is another very popular restaurant and booking is recommended. Don’t be fooled by the name the place isn’t all spice and they offer a wide menu. Isabela’s as well as La Piazza serve all your favourite meals from Italy.
One of the best known and most popular places in La Fuente Centre is The Stray Sod. It’s an Irish bar that serves healthy homemade dishes. They also serve a nice cold Guinness as well as Irish cider. They also offer an Irish Golf Society and regular live entertainment which is on most days. They also have a “What’s on Guide” outside so you can see the musical artists that will be performing over the next few weeks.
La Fuente Weather
In Orihuela Costa, where La Fuente is situated the summers are hot, humid, and mostly clear with temperatures reaching mid-to high 30’s! The winters can be long, partly cloudy; and dry with the average temperatures between 16-22 degrees. The La Fuente area enjoys over 320 days of sunshine a year.