An Area Guide to Cabo Roig
Cabo Roig, which translates as ‘red cape’, is one of the string of urbanisations forming the Orihuela Costa region of the Province of Alicante in the southern Costa Blanca. Sitting between La Zenia to the north and Dehesa de Campoamor at the south, Cabo Roig occupies a headland which juts out into the Mediterranean, with beautiful sandy beaches to both the north and southern sides. Cabo Roig is a favourite destination for tourists of all nationalities who are attracted by the abundance of nightlife and entertainment, as well as the beautiful sandy beaches and selection of water sports.
The main N332 coastal road splits the area into two distinct parts, with the main area of Cabo Roig on the beachside of the road and Lomas de Cabo Roig on the western side. Cabo Roig is home to ‘The Strip’, a lively 600m stretch full of entertainment, bars, bistro’s, nightclubs as well as restaurants offering a wide selection of both casual and fine dining. Behind the strip is situated the local medical centre which offers a walk-in service, free to use with your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). It’s also the location of the Thursday local market which runs year-round and offers everything form fresh fruit and vegetables to traditional Spanish art and crafts.
The popularity of ‘the strip’ means it can get very busy during the summer months but even during the low season, you’ll find the majority of the bars, restaurants and other facilities are still in full flow with a party atmosphere til late.
Things to Do in Cabo Roig
Two main golden sand beaches grace the Cabo Roig coastline, the Playa Cala Capitan and Playa de la Caleta, both of which carry Blue Flag credentials with beach bars and restaurants offering a delicious range of food and drink to enjoy whilst relaxing in the Costa Blanca sunshine. At the eastern point of the headland sits an historic 16th century watchtower originally built to repel marauding pirates but, now restored, forms part of the Cabo Roig Restaurant and enjoys fabulous views across La Caleta and along the coastline to La Manga. A wooden walkway forms part of the coastal promenade allowing you to walk or cycle along the seafront to neighbouring areas such as La Zenia, Playa Flamenca and Campoamor, offering a multitude of options in terms of bars, restaurants, with some lovely coves and beaches to explore along the way.
Cabo Roig is a centre for water sports and home to one of the best marina’s on the coastline with more than 200 mooring berths, a lovely restaurant and an extensive range of hire facilities. Amongst other things, you can hire jet-ski’s, motor cruisers, paddle boards and water-ski equipment to either take out on your own or with qualified instructors. A day out on the water, whether wind or motor powered, is a truly fabulous way to spend time with friends and family.
Weather in Cabo Roig
Blessed with a climate that the World Health Organisation declare to be one of the very healthiest in the world, the area is noted as having ‘as near perfect an environment as it is possible to obtain’ – high praise indeed! Year-round sunshine and low humidity are a perfect combination and with the Costa Blanca enjoying an average annual temperature of 19o, highs of 40o+ and more than 3000 hours of sunshine over 320+ days, few other regions can compete. Water temperatures average 25o even in the autumn meaning you can take a dip in the Med well into late October whilst daytime temperatures often still reach well into the 20’s throughout December making this the perfect spot to escape the British winter!
Properties in Cabo Roig
The Cabo Roig property scene is an eclectic one with much of the original beachside development comprising large detached villas whilst the more cost-conscious are well served by an extensive selection of apartment developments and characterful townhouses. New-build property is mainly to be found mainly in the Lomas de Cabo Roig area where numerous developments offer a selection of superb detached and semi-detached properties with private pools and sea views as well as fantastic, high specification gated apartment complex’s offering everything from indoor and outdoor heated pools to fully equipped gymnasiums with full spa facilities. Lomas de Cabo Roig offers some of the most impressive properties currently available, all within walking distance of the fabulous Orihuela Costa beaches, shopping centres and entertainment facilities. Whilst both the famous La Zenia Boulevard and ‘The Strip’ are within easy walking distance, the recently opened Lomas de Cabo Roig Commercial Centre represents a huge investment in the area and reflects the high-end development plans for the area. Cabo Roig really is a ‘must’ for the discerning buyer seeking property in one of the most sought-after areas of Spain.
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