Cabo Roig is one of the biggest areas for tourists and people looking to make a permanent move to Spain. Due to Cabo Roig being situated south of the cities of Alicante and Torrevieja. The surrounding area of La Regia, Monte Zenia, Castillo de Don Juan, Los Dolses, La Florida, Los Almendros, Villamartin and Villacosta are mostly urban and residential. Around these areas there are a lot of houses for sale and a very large foreign community. These areas also offer a range of restaurants and bar, to make you feel like a local.
With Cabo Roig being one of the most popular spots for foreign home and holiday makers and you could’ve probably guessed its along the coast. During the summer months, the area can grow rapidly with an influx of tourists flocking from places such as the UK, Ireland and other European and Scandinavian countries. These are just some of the popular minorities who have settled here within second homes over the past number of years.
Cabo Roig itself is a large town with many different activities including a mix of water-sports and bars and restaurants. Ideal for the retired and the tourist a like. The town has its very own recently-refurbished marina with mooring spaces, so if you own a boat, this town could be ideal for you. There is also a watchtower looking over the beautiful town.
La Zenia is very much like other areas in this region of Spain. It is a very built-up urban area with many different types of properties including bungalows, detached, apartments and bespoke detached houses.
This area has its very own beach called appropriately La Zenia beach. There is a wonderful restaurant built just off the beach called La Mirada and a small resort just off one of the main roads in to La Zenia called Orihuela Costa Resort. Here at this resort, there is an outdoor pool, lounges and many courts to play basketball, tennis and pelota. A great place for some downtime.
There is also a local shopping centre in La Zenia called La Zenia Boulevard. Overall there are up to 150 shops, some of which you maybe familiar with, such as Primark, Stradivarius and Jack and Jones. There are shops for everyone, from sports shops, clothing shops to shops for baby products. The shopping centre also offers a casino that used to be in Torrevieja and a bowling alley located on the 1st floor of the centre. Throughout the year, the shopping centre puts on many different activates, making shopping fun for kids and many adults.
Villamartin is an urbanization of the Cabo Roig area of Alicante. It is nearby other urbanizations including Los Dolses, Villacosta, Valencia, and different phases of Villamartin urbanization. Right in the middle of the are is the Villamartin golf course and is very popular with golf tourists. Making this area a perfect fit a a second home for someone who loves golf.
Since 1972 Villamartin has sprung up quite well, amassing thousands of holiday and second homes. Depending on your wants and needs you can find the home perfect for you whether you need an apartment, villa or a town house. There should be a home ideal for you.
It is located very close to Cabo Roig and to the coast that Cabo Roig sits along. Within Villamartin there is a center plaza. Here you can find anything you need, including shops for groceries or new clothes, restaurants, bars and even a few nightclubs. Perfect for that great night out.
Food and Drinks
Around these areas of Alicante there’re many great bars and restaurants. Villamartin and the Cabo Roig area is very urban and has a lot of foreign population. So you will find a lot of different styles of foods and bars.
There’re many Irish bars in the area. One of the best bars is in Villacosta, minutes away from Villamartin. It is called the The Stray Sod. Here you can find a healthy pint of Guinness alongside a great meal and welcoming staff. Close by there’re a few other Irish bars and restaurants called the Auld Dublineer, Pint Depot and the New Priory. So, you’re never far from home.
Other style of restaurants in the area include Italian, English, Traditional Spanish such as Tapas. There is also a McDonalds near Cabo Roig, if you would like a fast meal. If you’re familiar with British restaurants you may also feel at home knowing there is a British restaurant in Villamartin called Witherspoons, a play on the popular cheap British restaurant Weatherspoons.
Touched upon above, La Zenia had a great sea/beach view restaurant called La Mirada. They’re a Mediterranean style restaurant with food for all the family. If you ever want to try tapas without going to a tapas restaurant in case you don’t like it, now you can. As La Mirada offers a great selection of burgers, sandwiches, pizzas and much more. You can even dine outside on the large terrace looking over the wonderful sea views.
Coast, beach and marina
One of the most rewarding parts of this area is the coastline. It is filled with beautiful views over the Mediterranean sea. Along side Cabo Roig itself is one of the most picturesque parts of the Mediterranean coastline with a wonderful refurbished marina for all to enjoy. A walk along this coastline is a must do.
The beaches along this coastline are perfect for everyone in the family. They are wonderful white sand beaches, so great if the kids want to build a sand castle, or for any of you’s who are big kids. There is the La Zenia beach, the main beach of Cabo Roig and another large beach nearby in Dehesa de Canpoamor.
Around the coastline there are many opportunities to take part in water-sports. From kayaking on the sea to jet skiing. There is fun water-sports for all the family. There are many facilities who offer these activities, so if one is fully booked, you should be able to find another facility easily.
Cabo Roig and the surrounding area is a golfers heaven. Althogether there are four nearby course. They’re the Las Rambles course, Lomas de Campoamor, Las Colinas and the Campo de Golf Villamartin. The Las Colinas course was voted Spain’s number one coure in 2017. Making the Las Colinas a golden gem of the area.
With the variety of golf courses, keen golfers don’t need to always test their skills on the one course, they can easily travel to others quickly. All of the local courses are full 18 hole courses and have different degree of difficulty holes with many different hazards.
The Villamartin course is right in the heart of the areas talked about above and the other courses are at most a half hour drive away. Not that long to get to, to test your skills again, once you’ve mastered the closer courses.
Around the area of Cabo Roig there is one hospital and two medical centers’. These are here for when any accidents were to occur. You can then get yourself patched up. There are also many police stations located nearby.
Getting to the cities of Torrevieja, Alicante and Benidorm, is quick and easy from this area. There are many bus routes to each of the cities, and you can always drive. Getting to the city of Torrevieja would take you around 15-20 minutes and the city of Benidorm would take you over an hour, which isn’t too long of a journey.
If you are moving over with your family, there is a range of schools. There are public schools located near Villamartin, Los Dolses and near Punta Prima. There is also a secondary school in Villamartin.
Nearby, there are two airports, both situated in the two provinces close by. There is one airport in Murcia and another in Alicante. The airport in Murcia is down beside the coast, 26km away from the city of Murcia. It is in an airport owned by the military, so if you ever fly into or out of here, you may spot a few military vehicles. The other airport is situated just out of the city of Alicante. Both airports offer many flights directly to other parts of Spain and Europe. Having nearby airports makes it easier for guests to come and stay with you.
The weather around this area is generally good all year round, so if you are looking to get away from the bad weather back home, this place would be perfect. As the area is off the Mediterranean, a typical Mediterranean climate features in this area. Overall the average temperature for each month doesn’t go below 10 degrees. Which is a fact i’m sure you’re happy to hear. Temperatures can reach as high as 40 degrees in the summer months. In the summer months the amount of rainy days you shouldn’t be able to count on both hands.
*many of the photos shown above are placement images until we get that ideal shot*