Cabo Roig (source NICE-TO-KNOW : Spainmadesimple.com & yourspain.net)
Cabo Roig Guide
Cabo Roig is a beach resort located in an area known as the Orihuela Costa on the Southern Costa Blanca of Spain.
Situated in between La Zenia to the north and Campoamor to the south, Cabo Roig is close to the major town of Torrevieja.
With fantastic weather and easy access to Murcia airport just 20 minutes drive south and Alicante airport 40 minutes drive to the north, no wonder Cabo Roig has become a popular place for holidaymakers and people owning second-homes as well as a growing permanent expat population.
Cabo Roig Beaches
Cabo Roig is known for its clean blue flag beaches and is popular for tourists from Northern Europe as well as the residents of the neighbouring region of Murcia who often flock to the beaches at the weekends. Cabo Roig is a typical seasonal holiday destination busiest over the summer months of July and August and at its quietest in the winter.Often it is May and October which are the best times to visit Cabo Roig as the weather is warm, not too hot and humid and not as busy as it becomes during the school holidays.
There are a few beaches one can visit while vacationing in Cabo Roig which are Playa Cala Capitan and Playa Cala Caleta which are clean and safe for children.
Also within easy walking distance are the beaches at La Zenia, Playa Flamenca and Campoamor. Make sure you visit the historic Cabo Roig watchtower.
Cabo Roig Marina
The Cabo Roig Marina is one of the best marinas on the popular Costa Blanca coastline. Located in an attractive area it has over two hundred mooring spaces, a restaurant and some other good facilities.
The eye-catching 16th century watchtower, around which Cabo Roig originally grew, is now part of a restaurant complex (The CR Restaurant) which overlooks the recently modernised marina.
An estimated 2 million euros was spent on the refurbishment of what is now one of the Costa Blanca’s most desirable mooring spots.
The marina is located by the well-known Cala Caleta beach and meandering above the marina is the pretty Cabo Roig to La Zenia cliff walk.
Things to Do and See in Cabo Roig
We have a great list below of thing to do in Cabo Roig and surrounding area. We especially focus on things to do for families with children as we know this is the majority of visitors who holiday in Cabo Roig, of course the beaches and water park nearby are your most obvious attractions.
For those that look to go on walking holidays Cabo Roig offers many walks on the cliff-tops.
Be sure to try out the well known cliff walk which runs from Cala Caleta beach to La Zenia beach;this is an ideal way to spend an evening during the bright summer months and will provide a very welcome cooling breeze on those hot muggy days. The walk offers some picturesque views of the sea and coastline and there are some interesting coves to explore along the way.
On a clear day it is possible to catch a glimpse of La Manga in the distance. There is often a cooling sea-breeze on the Costa Blanca which is badly needed during the hot summer days so walkers will be in their element.
To the south of Cabo Roig are Campoamor, Pilar de la Horadada, San Pedro del Pinatar and La Manga, all tourist resorts with fantastic blue beaches, great restaurants, shops and La Manga of course is famous for its golf-course, The La Manga Club.
Cabo Roig Strip
You are spoilt for choice with the fine cuisine and restaurants of Cabo Roig. With some restaurants winning Five Star awards, it’s no wonder that the locals choose to spend the warm evenings dining with their families in the resort.
Most restaurants and bars are situated along the famous Cabo Roig Strip. This is covered in our nightlife page.
On the Cabo Roig restaurant and Cabo Roig bar and pub front the following come highly recommended Blu, Life Bar, Piranahs, VIP Lounge, Shalimar, The Loft, The Italian Affair, Listers, Asia Chic, Sinatra, Diablos Bar, The Cella, Some Place Else, Chiringuita, The Harley Bar, La Tasca, Green Chill, China Town, Ocean Spice, Bar Med, The Living Room, Bar Liquid, Flannigans, The Bay Tree, Happy Dayz, Reggies, Krazy Chris, Skala Club, Le Paradis, Kazbar, The Bushwacka, Shakira II, Blue Mesa, La Frontera, The Pasty Shack, Rubies, Listers, Bar Mono, The Trinity, The Bog Road, The Nut House, New World, The Queen Victoria, Smiling Jacks, The Wel, Paddy’s Point, Pharaoh’s Sports Bar, Maguires, Johnny B’s, Havana Bar, The Bistro, Wok Buffet, O’Donovans and La Bahia. As you can see there are plenty of nightlife options in Cabo Roig.
As an alternative to Cabo Roig try the Villamartin Plaza for more restaurants and entertainment 6 km away.
If you are a tennis player the Cabo Roig Club lies next to the beach of Cala Capetan. The club has four hard courts, its own swimming pool, bar and restaurant. Qualified tennis coaching is also available.
If horse riding is your hobby you can take a ride in the Spanish countryside, within a 5 minute car ride is The Ranch at Campoamor. There is also Club Hipco near Villamartin, El Rancho at Los Montesinos and El Refugio Guardamar.
If you are on holiday in Cabo Roig and interested in scuba diving, you can dive from Playa Flamenca under the supervision of PADI professionals. For advanced divers they have trips to several exciting wrecks and the marine reserve. They also offer escorted dive trips from shore, boat diving and night diving in the warm Mediterranean waters. Contact: Scubaworld or telephone 0034 667057640.
If you would like to take a day trip from Cabo Roig to a safari park the nearest one is in Elche where you can enjoy nature amongst 4,000 palm trees and take a ride on the mini train. Enjoy the aqua terrarium, aviary, crocodile land and all the different animal exhibitions. In summer you can splash in the swimming pool, visit the ice-cream parlour, picnic area and enjoy the speed of karting. Elche itself is famous for its thousands of palm trees. Website: http://www.riosafari.com/
A trip to the Rio Safari at Elche is a very rewarding experience and the kids will love feeding the animals and riding on the “train” through the park.
- water park : Aquapolis in Torrevieja
- historic Spanish cities (<1 hour drive)
- La Manga
- Mar Menor
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