Cabo Roig Spain
Guide to Cabo Roig Spain, a popular holiday destination on the southern Costa Blanca.
Resorts of Spain - Cabo Roig
One of the most popular holiday destinations along the Southern Costa Blanca coastline, Cabo Roig is a beautiful and desirable resort. Renowned for its clean sandy beaches, its lovely marina and its excellent strip of bars, shops and restaurants, Cabo Roig offers everything you need for a great family holiday.
Though it is very busy during the summer months it is actually a superb location for a holiday any time of the year. Easy to reach from both Alicante and Murcia airports, Cabo Roig is handily placed for visiting other attractions along the Costa Blanca and Costa Calida.
One of the best known sights in Cabo Roig is the 16th century watchtower around which Cabo Roig primarily grew. The watchtower was one of many built along this coast to look out for approaching Berber pirates who frequently attacked villages along the coastline.
The watchtower now looks down on the recently renovated marina with its 200 plus moorings.
Cabo Roig boasts a couple of excellent clean sandy beaches and these are a big draw for the holidaymaker during the hot summer months, they do however rarely get uncomfortably packed and you can usually find a nice spot to sit and enjoy some serious sunbathing. The beaches are well maintained and safe for children and pedalos are available for hire for those who want a little exercise and adventure.
One of the most popular things to do whilst in Cabo Roig is to take a stroll along the picturesque cliff walk to La Zenia. This walk provides some wonderful views of the Mediterranean and the surrounding coastline, with the exclusive resort of La Manga laying invitingly in the distance.
Construction work is currently being done on some stretches of the coastal path, currently at La Zenia and Playa Flamenca and the planned promenade and coastal path should eventually run from Torrevieja all the way to Campoamor, it will then surely be one of the best walks along the Costa Blanca coastline.
On a visit to Cabo Roig you can generally expect fine weather, this part of the Costa Blanca coastline enjoys its own micro-climate and is generally recognised as being one of the healthiest places in the world to live. Cabo Roig is blessed with in excess of 300 sunny days every year, and enjoys an average temperature of 20 degrees centigrade.
Rainfall is scarce and mostly falls during the winter months, but don’t be surprised to see a heavy downfall in late August or early September, when, after many months of hot sunny weather, the odd thunderstorm is not unusual. Temperatures during the summer months can reach 40 degrees centigrade but usually Cabo Roig enjoys a cooling sea breeze.
There are a wide range of bars and restaurants in the area, particularly along Cabo Roig strip (sometimes called "Aguamarina strip"), offering a wide range of cuisines including Spanish, Italian, Mexican, Indian, Chinese, Greek, Hungarian and of course English and Irish. There are also plenty of fast food establishments offering the usual burgers and kebabs.
The list of things to do in and around Cabo Roig is endless, here are just a few suggestions - take a trip into the nearby town of Torrevieja and visit the huge Friday market (the biggest in the region), in the afternoon take the kids to the Aqua Splash Park (Aquopolis) with its enormous water slides and lovely picnic area. Visit one of the many ancient Spanish cities in the region, choose from Murcia, Orihuela, Cartagena, Elche or Alicante - all have a good selection of attractions that are worth a visit. Try out the Go-Karts at Punta Prima, great fun for kids and adults, or visit the nearest circus - there are plenty to choose from during the busy summer months.
One of the Costa Blanca’s prime locations - Cabo Roig will surely not disappoint you. Book a flight and enjoy the sunshine sometime soon.
Cabo Roig is in an ideal location close to the AP-7 motorway and within an easy drive of both Alicante and Murcia airports. If coming from Alicante get off at junction 763 (La Zenia), if coming from Murcia get off at junction 768 (Dehesa de Campoamor). You will find Cabo Roig on the N-332 coast road.