An Area Guide to Rojales
A traditional Spanish town dating back to the 8th century and the Moorish occupation of Spain, Rojales is situated slightly inland of Guardamar del Segura and close to the town of Ciudad Quesada. A typically agricultural village, Rojales owes its success to an extensive system of irrigation channels which provide water to the fertile river valley and were originally set up by the Moors in the 16th century. These in turn are fed by the Segura river which runs through the middle of the town and is diverted by the impressive stone-built Azud damn, also constructed in the 16th century and still in operation today.
Things to Do in Rojales
The town itself has a lively community and is well provided for in terms of bars, restaurants and shops with the Los Palacios area (just north of the town centre) a hub of activity year-round whilst restaurants in the main square offer menus to suit every palate in a vibrant, al-fresco atmosphere.
Everything you may need in terms of amenities is readily available from supermarkets, banks and post offices to leisure facilities, bars and restaurants.
Rojales is famous for its man-made cave houses which were dug out of the rocks in the 18th and 19th centuries. Known as the ‘Rodeo Caves’, these unique dwellings are situated in the hills to the south of the town and many now serve as art galleries displaying traditional local crafts and artwork and are well worth a visit. Outdoor living is well served in the area with plenty of cycling and walking routes throughout the region, an 18 hole golf course in Rojales itself as well as numerous others within a short distance and three local water parks.
The closest beach to Rojales is just a 10 minute drive away at Guardamar del Segura, and is a beautiful stretch of golden sand which proudly displays its Blue Flag credentials. This seaside resort is a favourite with locals and tourists alike and has a superb selection of bars and restaurants running the length of the beachfront, allowing you to enjoy a spot of lunch and a chilled glass of local wine whilst digging your toes into the sand and enjoying the view of the Mediterranean sea.
Weather in Rojales
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!
Anita & Wayne
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