Ten Useful Facts for Visitors to Cabo Roig
Cabo Roig has most of the facilities that you will need for a great holiday in Spain there are shops bars restaurants and most recently a supermarket where you can stock up on arrival and during your stay, the name Cabo Roig means "Red Cape" (in the Catalan language not the usual Castillian) this comes from the colour of the surrounding cliffs especially when seen at sunset.
Cabo Roig boasts two sandy beaches where you can go to swim and enjoy the sunshine one is near the marina on Cala Caleta and the other around the cape at Cala Capitan both are very popular both have beach bars and both have lifeguards on duty during busy times, Cabo Roig can be comfortably reached from 2 airports the nearest being San Javier/Murcia which is just 20 minutes driving distance the other airport is Alicante which is some distance further and takes about 45 minutes by car.
Cabo Roig is located on the N-332 coastal road about 7 kilometres to the south of Torrevieja it can be accessed from this road and also from the AP-7 motorway which runs nearby and can be exited at either La Zenia Dehesa de Campoamor or Pilar de la Horadada has an ancient watchtower which dates from the sixteenth century it was built (as many others were along this coastline) to warn local people of pirate attacks the watchtower stands overlooking the harbour and the beach of Cala Caleta.
The resort of Cabo Roig has one of the best "strips" of restaurants and bars in the area this attracts hundreds of people every day and is especially popular in the evenings when there is lots going on, Cabo Roig has a very popular marina and yacht club where you can moor your boat if you have one it has room for over two hundred craft the navigation co-ordinates for Cabo Roig marina are: 37 ° 54 '04' N - 0º 43' 03' E and the telephone number should you wish to contact them is: 966760176.
Cabo Roig is situated on a piece of coastline which belongs to the inland town of Orihuela hence its name: the Orihuela Costa the town is actually some 19 kilometres away the Town Hall for the area is in nearby Playa Flamenca, the resort of Cabo Roig enjoys sunny weather all through the year so you can visit any time the yearly average is over three hundred days of sunshine annually making it a very healthy place to live.
Playa Flamenca - Close to Cabo Roig you will find the resort of Playa Flamenca, equally popular and equally as well endowed with fine facilities. Playa Flamenca has the added advantage of a huge Saturday street market, where you can buy gifts, clothes and fruit and veg among other things.