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August 3, 2011

Orihuela Costa Resorts Cabo Roig and Playa Flamenca

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Orihuela Costa Coastline Near Playa Flamenca

Orihuela Costa Coastline Near Playa Flamenca

Orihuela Costa Resorts Cabo Roig and Playa Flamenca – There are many of you who probably never have heard of the Orihuela Costa, while there are other who take their holidays there every year. For those of you who don’t know where it is, I will explain. In the southern area of the Costa Blanca region, within the province of Alicante, the Orihuela Costa is a section of coast which belongs to the inland town of Orihuela (as is the habit in Spain of providing inland towns with a section of coast that they administer). Now this developed later than other better known areas of the Costa Blanca, such as Benidorm, which started much earlier, in fact the Orihuela Costa has mostly developed over the last 20 years or so, Playa Flamenca was begun in the early 1970’s by Dutch property developers, and is a recent resort with little history. On the reverse of this, Cabo Roig has some history, and its ancient watchtower displays evidence of this in the most powerful way, as it has existed for many centuries, in fact way back when pirates sailed these seas. Both resorts have become popular as holiday home locations and many Brits and Irish have settled permanently there (together with Germans and Scandinavians among others). I will be writing more about these resorts shortly.

Find hotels in the Cabo Roig area here: http://www.caboroighotels.co.uk/

June 22, 2011

Cabo Roig Marina

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Cabo Roig Marina

Cabo Roig Marina

Cabo Roig Marina – Boating fans visiting the Costa Blanca in the near future, should consider mooring up at the fantastic Cabo Roig marina – one of the best regarded marinas on this popular coastline.  Located in an attractive area it has over two hundred mooring spaces, a restaurant and some other good facilities.

The marina is right beside Cala Caleta beach and meandering above the marina is the pretty Cabo Roig to La Zenia cliff walk. The exact co-ordinates for the marina are 37º 54’ 04’’ N 0º 43’ 5’’ W. Access Cabo Roig marina from the N332 or exit the AP-7 motoway at La Zenia.

Read more about Cabo Roig here: http://www.needahandspanishproperties.com/cabo-roig.html

June 21, 2011

Cabo Roig Apartments for Rent

Filed under: Costa Blanca,Holidays,Spain — Tags: , , — needahand @ 7:32 pm
Cabo Roig Apartments

Cabo Roig Apartments

Cabo Roig Apartments for Rent – We still have some availability left on our range of Cabo Roig apartments for this coming summer, so if you are looking for a holiday on the Costa Blanca, Spain, be sure to get your apartment booked soon, as dates are being filled up fast.

Most of our apartments are close to the seafront of Cabo Roig and also close to local bars and restaurants. All have the use of communal pools and are fully equipped for your vacation.

Holidays for next winter time are available from just 125 euro for a weeks stay in a one bed apartment, while this summer’s holidays will set you back a little more.

View our Cabo Roig Guide here: http://www.cabo-roig-guide.co.uk/

June 14, 2011

Map of Cabo Roig Spain

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Map of Cabo Roig Spain – A little extra help for you if you are visiting Cabo Roig in Spain this summer, an excellent map which will help you find your way around the resort. This map of Cabo Roig shows the main access to the resort via the coast road known as the N-332, and also showns the AP-7 Autovia, which you may use if arriving from the direction of either Alicante or Murcia airport. The easiest place to get off the Autovia (motorway) for Cabo Roig is the La Zenia exit (if coming from Alicante direction), and the Dehesa de Campoamor exit if arriving from the direction of Murcia airport or Cartagena.

April 15, 2011

La Zenia Costa Blanca

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Planning a holiday in Spain this year? Then why not try out the super Orihuela Costa coastal resort of La Zenia and have a great time on the Costa Blanca. Enjoying wonderful sunny weather, La Zenia is a great spot for a family holiday, for couples or just for a short break in the sun to get away from the misery of the UK. Sunbathe on the beach, have a tipple in the local La Zenia bars, luxuriate in the first class La Zenia Hotel, walk along the seafront to nearby Cabo Roig, visit Torrevieja, or just relax in your apartment or villa. Whatever is your thing, you will enjoy it best at the Costa Blanca resort of La Zenia, so why not head there soon for the holiday of a lifetime?

La Zenia Street Map.

View a La Zenia Guide here: http://www.la-zenia.my-costa-blanca.co.uk/

July 16, 2010

Spanish Tortilla at Cabo Roig Tapas Bar

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If you are visiting Cabo Roig on the Costa Blanca, Spain this year, you must take an evening out to visit the new Tapas Bar which has opened in place of the Bombay Spice Indian restaurant. Instead of eating out in the usual English pubs, Irish bars or Chinese restaurant you should at least try some traditional Spanish food during your stay. As tapas meals are a chance to sample small portions of various Spanish specialities, this restaurant gives you a good opportunity to test out your palate for some Spanish food, if you do not wish to be too experimental you could start out with a traditional Spanish tortilla which a like a thick pancake made with potato and onion, absolutely delicious with salad and eaten either hot or cold. The Tapas restaurant is on the sea side of the strip in Cabo Roig close to Bar Med and Puccinis, it is well used by the Spanish visitors to Cabo Roig as well as those of other nationalities who like to try something a little different. Cabo Roig is situated on the Orihuela Costa section of the Costa Blanca around 45 minutes drive from Alicante airport. So if you would like to try a tortilla, a traditional Spanish seafood dish or just bread with Allioli then head for the Tapas Bar in beautiful Cabo Roig.

April 4, 2010

Carp Fishing in Spain

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Carp Fishing in SpainToday’s picture is of us fishing at the Embalse de Pedrera reservoir located near to Torremendo just inland from the Costa Blanca coastline of Spain. We took part in an angling safari last August to try out the local carp fishing which is said to be good. In the event although we had a good day out the fish weren’t really biting and only 2 small carp were caught, one by myself and one by Nathian, David (featured in the photo) unfortunately went fishless. The cost of the angling safaris are 70 euros per person (they picked us up from Cabo Roig), which I think is reasonable although we would have liked to have caught more fish and perhaps have tried some different baits and methods, but as they say “that’s fishing”.

March 24, 2010

Cabo Roig Orihuela Costa

Cabo Roig Bay and Marina

Cabo Roig Bay and Marina

One of the most popular holiday destinations along Spain’s southern Costa Blanca coastline, Cabo Roig is a beautiful and desirable resort. Renowned for its clean sandy beaches, its lovely marina and its excellent strip of bars, shops and restaurants, Cabo Roig offers everything you would want for a great family holiday. Though it is very busy during the summer months it is actually a superb location for a holiday any time of the year. Easy to reach from both Alicante and Murcia airports, Cabo Roig is handily placed for visiting other attractions along the Costa Blanca and Costa Calida.

The eye-catching 16th century watchtower, around which Cabo Roig originally grew, is now part of a restaurant complex which overlooks the recently modernised marina. An estimated 2 million euros was spent on the refurbishment of what is now one of the Costa Blanca’s most desirable mooring spots.

There are a number of excellent beaches to visit whilst on a trip to Cabo Roig. The main beaches are Cala Caleta and Cala Capitan both very popular with holidaymakers. Also within easy reach are the beaches at Campoamor, La Zenia and Playa Flamenca. All of these beaches are kept very clean and are usually raked every day, they are also safe for children.

Cabo Roig, along with the entire Costa Blanca region, has a wonderful climate and the sun shines on over three hundred days per year, the mean temperature being about 20 degrees C. You can usually expect to see little rainfall between May and October and the days are generally long and sunny. When rain does fall it is usually during the winter months, November and February being the most common months for rain. December and January are usually sunny and pleasant but with cold nights.

There is plenty to do in and around Cabo Roig, why not start with a trip into the nearby town of Torrevieja, with it’s wonderful promenade and marina and it’s many fine beaches? If you are visiting during the summer months, don’t forget the Aqua Splash park with its gigantic slides, refreshing pools and excellent picnic area. If you feel a little more adventurous you may wish to try out the go-karts at Punta Prima, here you can drive the full size karts or the kids can have a go on the mini karts or even the mini quads. In the summer the circus comes to town and this is a great attraction for the children and adults alike, being an old style circus, it has plenty of animals performing tricks to amaze and entertain. The younger at heart may prefer a trip to the busy resort of Benidorm, a journey of around an hour and a half (a coach picks up in Cabo Roig a couple of times a week), Benidorm has some wonderful facilities including Aqualandia, Terra Mitica and the Mundomar Marine Animal Park. Sporting enthusiasts may partake of the golfing, the water sports (the water sport resort of La Manga is only a 40 minute trip), or the fishing – there are angling safaris available for those preferring fresh water angling.

If you are looking to buy a property on the Costa Blanca, then Cabo Roig would be an ideal location, with plenty of variety ranging from 1 bedroom apartments to beautiful detached villas on the seafront.

Cabo Roig is easily reached by way of the N-332 coastal road (Cartagena to Alicante) or from the AP-7 motorway junctions 768 or 763. The closest airport is Murcia (San Javier) which is approximately 20 minutes drive away. Benidorm is located further north but can also be easily accessed from the N332.

Cabo Roig Map.

November 22, 2009

Hiring a Car at Alicante Airport

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It was very noticeable that during the summer past it was very difficult to obtain car hire in the Alicante and Costa Blanca regions. Here in Cabo Roig we had lots more enquiries for car hire than we have ever received before and it seems that the major car hire companies set aside many less cars this year than in previous years due to the recession, and demand outstripped availability making it almost impossible to book car hire in the area after about April time. It would therefore seem advisable, if you are travelling to the area next summer, to book your car early to avoid disappointment and the get the exact car that you require, rather than just opting for whatever is available. The vast majority of visitors to the area arrive at Alicante airport, so the best , and it seems cheapest option is to book an Alicante airport car hire, rather than booking one at your resort destination. Many visitors are somewhat reluctant to jump straight in at the airport, but in the long run this will prove to be the best option and you should not be put off as the roads in this part of Spain are excellent and signposting generally better than in the UK. Bon voyage. To help with your journey, you can find a handy Alicante airport map here: Alicante Airport Map.

August 27, 2009

Costa Blanca Resort of Cabo Roig

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Located on the Southern Costa Blanca coastline is the popular and delightful seaside resort of Cabo Roig. Well loved for its superb sandy “blue flag” beaches, its stunning views of the sparkling blue Mediterranean sea, its picturesque cliff walks and its busy nightlife, Cabo Roig has plenty to offer the discerning holidaymaker. Generally quiet during the winter months, Cabo Roig comes to life around May time and is often busy right through to November. Cabo Roig attracts holidaymakers from all over the world but primarily English, Irish and Spanish (particularly those from the city of Murcia who love this stretch of the coast). The busiest months are July and August, the quietest January and February. The eye-catching 16th century watchtower, around which Cabo Roig originally grew, is now part of a restaurant complex which overlooks the recently modernised marina. An estimated 2 million euros was spent on the refurbishment of what is now one of the Costa Blanca’s most desirable mooring spots. There are a number of excellent beaches to visit whilst on a trip to Cabo Roig. The main beaches are Cala Caleta and Cala Capitan both very popular with holidaymakers. Also within easy reach are the beaches at Campoamor, La Zenia and Playa Flamenca. All of these beaches are kept very clean and are usually raked every day, they are also safe for children. Whilst on a trip to Cabo Roig do not miss the cliff walk to La Zenia, this walk takes you along the back of Cala Caleta beach, above the marina and onwards to Cala Capitan and then to La Zenia beach. This is a very enjoyable walk and offers some exceptional views of the surrounding coastline, don’t forget to take your camera or you will miss some great photo opportunities. You will spot La Manga in the distance and on a clear day you can pick out the towering apartment blocks of this up and coming resort. Cabo Roig has a wonderful climate and the sun shines on over three hundred days per year, the mean temperature being about 20 degrees C. You can usually expect to see little rainfall between May and October and the days are generally long and sunny. When rain does fall it is usually during the winter months, November and February being the most common months for rain. December and January are usually sunny and pleasant but with cold nights. After a day in the sun most visitors head for the bustling Cabo Roig strip with its ever increasing selection of bars and restaurants offering food, fun and frolics to suit every taste. There are some excellent restaurants providing dishes from around the world including Spanish, Italian, Indian, Chinese, Mexican, Hungarian, German, English and Irish. During your visit you may want to venture out from Cabo Roig and enjoy some of the other attractions on offer. A trip to the Rio Safari at Elche is a very rewarding experience and the kids will love feeding the animals and riding on the “train” through the park. Perhaps a round of golf is more your “thing”, there are three excellent golf courses nearby at Villamartin, Campoamor and Las Ramblas. Maybe you could take a coach trip to Benidorm (if you haven’t hired a car) and marvel at the busiest seaside resort in Europe, or visit one of the regions historical cities, Cartagena, Murcia or Alicante have plenty of interesting sight to see. There you have it – Cabo Roig, “the jewel of the Costa Blanca”, the seaside resort with something for everybody. There are plenty of Cabo Roig holiday rentals available in the area should you wish to visit. Be sure to visit Cabo Roig sometime soon.

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