Cabo Roig Alicante

Maybe you are planning a visit to the Costa Blanca resort of Cabo Roig, sometime soon, perhaps for just a short break, possibly for a family holiday, or maybe you are even thinking of buying a property there. Whatever your intentions are, you should find planty of information here on the well known coastal resort of Cabo Roig, Alicante, Spain.

Sunrise in Cabo Roig Orihuela CostaPerhaps one of the lesser well known areas of the Costa Blanca, Benidorm of course being the most famous, the Orihuela Costa is the coastal area for the city of Orihuela (located some 20 kilometres inland), it comprises a number of coastal resorts (not really towns) and three golf courses. The Orihuela Costa resorts include Punta Prima (not to be confused with the one in Menorca), Playa Flamenca, La Zenia, Campoamor, Mil Palmeras and of course Cabo Roig.

I guess all are equally popular in their own way though Cabo Roig attracts lots of visitors due to its bustling strip of bars and restaurants, with popular bars and nightspots such as the Bushwacka Australian Bar, the Bog Road Irish Pub and the Poco Loco Mexican Restaurant (formerly Calypso and Diablos), to name but a few.

Its beaches are equally popular with two main beaches, one normally simply known as Cabo Roig beach (also called Cala Caleta and Playa Goleta), the other being called Cala Capitan.

Cabo Roig Beach - Costa Blanca SpainThe main Cabo Roig beach is situated beside the busy marina and yacht club, and also next to the historic watchtower which was originally built as a look out post to spot marauding pirates. Cala Capitan is on the other side of the Cape (Cabo) towards La Zenia, and is in fact only a short walk from the even bigger and busier la Zenia beach.

The Alicante Resort of Cabo Roig

Cabo Roig is within the Alicante region of the Valencian Community, and in the area most people would know as the Costa Blanca, which extends roughly from the town of Denia in the north, to just south of Cabo Roig at Pilar de la Horadada and El Mojon, where it meets with the Murcia region and the lesser known Costa Calida.

Planning a Holiday in Cabo Roig

While you should have no problems planning a holiday in the Cabo Roig area, there are a number of things to consider, especially the fact that you will not find the resort in any holiday brochure at your local travel agent. There are no hotels to speak of in the area, the only hotel of any note nearby being the La Zenia Hotel.

The Marina Cabo Roig SpainSo you will have to plan your vacation yourself, in other words, book your own flights to Cabo Roig, via either Alicante airport or Murcia (San Javier) airport, book your own transfers from the airport to your resort destination, and book your own holiday property, of which there is a good choice online.

There are of course lots of places where you might look for a holiday home in the area, a search on google will bring up a huge choice.

Things to do in Cabo Roig

Don't expect to find a Benidorm style resort when you arrive in Cabo Roig, it is anything but this. It is a fairly quiet laid back resort but the strip does buzz with excitement in the evening times, so finding somewhere to eat and drink isn't a problem. During the busy summer months there is usually a small funfair or two along the strip, to keep the kids entertained, but most children are happy to play in the swimming pool (most places you rent will have a community pool), or have fun on the beach, where there are pedalos and jet skis for hire.

Cabo Roig Strip - Orihuela Costa SpainCabo Roig is also very handy for visiting lots of surrounding places, even the famous Benidorm is only an hour and a quarter's drive. Other places you could easily visit if renting a car include Torrevieja (where there is a great water park), Alicante city, Murcia city (wonderful cathedral), Cartagena (with its Roman ruins), Elche (palm forest) and Rio Safari Park, the Mar Menor (for great beaches, or Orihuela (historic churches).

There is other stuff going on around the Cabo Roig area, for instance you could go fishing on an organised angling safari, you could go quad biking at the Lo Rufete adventure park, you could try your hand at a number of water sports, maybe kite surfing (Mar Menor), scuba diving (local lessons available), or just go snorkelling around the rocky areas of the Aguamarina section of the resort (just behind the strip. There is also a Go-Kart track at nearby Punta Prima (5 minutes drive) with both adult and kids go karting, there is tenpin bowling in Torrevieja and also in the Zenia Boulevard shopping centre, there is designer shopping (also in Zenia Boulevard), or a cinema in Torrevieja (10 minutes drive).

Summary of Cabo Roig Review

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