The population in Orgiva is very diverse in nature and foreigners live in harmony with the Spanish community.
It is the quality of life and its relaxed pace that attracts people to buy homes in this area, especially for families with the range of schools on offer - the local Spanish schools, a Steiner School, and a Montessori school.
There are a number of people living in the area working in the creative medium such as writing, art, sculpture, pottery, and music. Orgiva is internationally renowned for its retreats and yoga holidays, examples being Cortijo Romero and Kaliyoga.
The community provides psychological therapies and a range of alternative therapies, as well as outdoor activities including: horse riding, walking, and mountain biking.