Cabo Roig is a delightful old town in Orihuela municipality on the Mediterranean coast in Costa Blanca (Alicante). It has broad palm-lined avenues with landscaped gardens and a modern promenade.
The town has grown around an old Moorish watchtower, common in this area, that was used to warn against invading pirates from the Barbary Coast. The watchtower has been converted into a stylised café bar that overlooks the marina and the surrounding coastline.
Beaches and Marina
Cabo Roig has two main, fine-sandy beaches that have both carried the European “Blue Flag” since 1992, for being clean and safe for children. Several other beaches and coves are within easy walking distance: Dehesa de Campoamor lies south of Cabo Roig and in the north you will find La Zenia and Playa Flamenca.
The Cabo Roig marina, considered one of the best in the area, is located by Cala Caleta beach below the watchtower and has over 200 mooring spaces. Above the marina is the popular cliff walk from Cala Caleta beach to La Zenia, a pleasant way to enjoy a cool breeze during the warm summer evenings. It offers fabulous views along the coastline to La Manga and beyond.
The neighbouring Murcia region’s mild climate makes this area an ideal destination for golf-lovers, who can enjoy playing at any one of 22 golf courses virtually throughout the year, with facilities to accommodate golfers of every level.
The nearest courses are in Dehesa de Campoamor and Orihuela, while the renowned Royal Golf La Manga Club, with three 18-hole courses and over the years the venue for such top tournaments as the Spanish Open, is just a 40-minute drive south of Cabo Roig.
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The fertile inland plains produce an abundance of fresh fruit and vegetables, seafood is caught daily by the local fishing fleet, and farmed meat and game are brought down from the mountains, ensuring a rich culinary selection to suit every taste – with rice being prominent.
Most of the restaurants and café-bars in Cabo Roig are located on the main strip, along the N332 from the blue bridge to the roundabout, offering Spanish, Thai, Italian, Chinese, Indian, Mexican and English cuisine.