This delightful holiday area, better known as the Jewel of the Costa Blanca, is really a place of two parts. The first is the beautiful white sand, European Blue Flag, beaches with it's outstanding views over the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean. In-addition to the beaches is the ever impressive cliff walks. Next is the night life available here for the holiday maker to enjoy, if you can't find it here you can't find it anywhere along the coast. Once you arrive here you just know that this is the place for fun and enjoyment. This is exemplified by the number of English, Irish and Spanish people that come to Cabo Roig for their holiday. Based on what you want to do determines the time of year you come to Cabo Roig, for me it has got to be January and February as they are the quietest months. This allows you to explore the area to its fullest extent, but if you like the crowds, come in July or August. No matter what time of year you come, a holiday in Cabo Roig will be something to remember for all the good reasons.
Apart from holiday fun, the history of the area goes back many many years. The Spanish coast was at one time plagued with raids from the Barbary Pirates and many watchtowers were built along the coast. The one built on the Cabo Roig beach is now part of a restaurant that over looks the the marina. I had a cool drink here one evening only to imagine the pirate ships out in the harbour, bells ringing, the inhabitants running for cover or getting ready to do battle. All this is can be seen on a relaxing cliff top walk over to La Zenia.
One of the main reasons people come to Cabo Roig is the beaches of which there are two, Cala Capitan and Cala Caleta. Be sure to bring the children as they are child friendly and safe with lifeguards on duty from seven in the morning. The beaches have been awarded the coveted European Blue Flag for their cleanliness so all you have to do is look for a place to put your towel.
If you are a sun worshipper then the best time to come to Cabo Roig is during July and August when the temperatures can be as high as 40 degrees. If this is not your bag then a trip any other time of the year can be just as enjoyable as there are over 300 days of sun each year with an average temperature of 20 degrees. Don't worry about getting wet from the rain as it usually only comes during the winter months and when it does it is soon gone, as they say with the wind. For those of you who like the best of both worlds I find that the month of May and October are the best times to schedule your holiday to Cabo Roig as it is not to hot in the day and the evening has a cool breeze to enjoy on your veranda.
If you are tired of the beach then a trip to the famous Cabo Roig Strip is in order. Here there are many top class restaurants offering just about any cuisine you could ask for which will satisfy the taste of any discerning patron. At the other end of the strip is all the pub grub, fast food and takeaway places one could ask for. With all the restaurants, shops and bars present here you can find something to suit any age or taste.
Before you get ready to leave it is time to remember those poor folks left behind in rainy England. The least you can do is make a trip to the Saturday market at Playa Flamenca where there are a number of items on offer to take back for your neglected friends. If you can tare yourself away from Cabo Roig a day trip to Torrevieja could be very interesting, with the museums and historical sites located here not to mention the promenade where you can walk and enjoy not only the views over the Mediterranean but also the cuisine on offer. This is a place where you can enjoy the true taste of Spain.
Now that we have had our little trip through Cabo Roig and you know how great the place can be there is only one thing left to do and that is to book a holiday here next year. Remember it's going to be a load of fun for you and the whole family.