Cabo Roig is a delightful old town in the municipality of Orihuela on the Mediterranean Costa Blanca. 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 stylized café bar that overlooks the marina and the surrounding coastline.
Beaches & Marina
Cabo Roig has two main, fine sandy beaches, that both carry 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 find La Zenia and Playa Flamenca.
The Cabo Roig Marina, considered one of the best in the area, is located by the Cala Caleta beach below the watchtower and has over 200 mooring spaces. Above the marina you will find the well-known cliff walk from Cala Caleta beach to La Zenia, a nice way to enjoy a cool breeze during the warm summer evenings. It offers fabulous views along the coastline to La Manga and beyond.
The mild climate in the Murcia region makes the area a perfect destination for golf lovers, who can enjoy one of the 22 golf courses virtually all year round, with facilities to accommodate golfers of every level.
The nearest courses are to be found in Dehesa de Campoamor and Orihuela, while the world-famous Royal Golf La Manga Club with three 18-hole courses, and where top tournaments such as the Spanish Open are organised, lies within a 40 minutes’ drive south of Cabo Roig.
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The fertile inland plains produces an abundance of fresh fruit and vegetables, seafood is landed daily by the local fishing fleet and farmed meat and game are brought down from the mountains, ensuring a rich selection of foods to suit every taste in which rice is 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 or English cuisine.