Mil Palmeras Costa Blanca

Review of Mil Palmeras – A charming Costa Blanca coastal urbanization positioned in between Cabo Roig and Torre de la Horadada on the sea-side of the N-332 coast highway, Mil Palmeras is just one of the fine resorts of the area known as the Orihuela Costa The name Mil Palmeras literally translates as one thousand palms. Mil Palmeras is a quiet and peaceful seaside urbanization that only generally gets busy during the hot summer months. It is a very popular destination mostly due to its wonderful sandy beaches, warm and clear waters, close proximity to golf, terrific amenities and its temperate climate. Overall a typical Spanish seaside resort and suitable for a stress free holiday in the sun.

The beach is referred to as Playa de Mil Palmeras and stretches along to another beach known as Riomar. It has all of the customary features for instance toilets, sunbeds, chiringuito, sun umbrellas, volley ball, changing area, pedallos for hire and a car park. Mil Palmeras beach is definitely one of the best beaches you will see on the Orihuela Costa with the sparkling clear waters of the Med and clean well cared for sand.

With the area benefiting from around 300 days of sun annually, it is no wonder that the weather is among the primary attractions that the town has to offer. The best conditions are throughout the period of May to October and that’s the time when the area really starts to buzz with travellers from all over Europe and Spain itself descending on the area. Nevertheless the winter season still offer up excellent weather, meaning that it is also a popular spot for wintertime holidays for anyone planning to get away from the long dark winters of the countries of Northern Europe. So for winter or summer sun head for Mil Palmeras Orihuela Costa.

In easy reach of Mil Palmeras are: Pilar de la Horadada, Playa Flamenca, La Regia, Los Dolses, El Mojon and others.

Mil Palmeras is easily accessed from both San Javier (Murcia) and Alicante airports by using the N-332 or the AP-7 motorway, El Altet (Alicante) airport is forty-five minutes away and San Javier (Murcia) airport is nineteen kilometres drive.

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Cabo Roig Spain 12 Useful Facts

Cabo Roig Spain 12 Useful Facts

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Below you will find twelve useful facts that will be handy to know if you are visiting the Orihuela Costa, Spain resort of Cabo Roig.

1. Cabo Roig boasts one of the finest “strips” of restaurants, shops and bars in the region this draws in hundreds of people each day and is especially popular in the evening time when there is plenty of things happening, live music, bingo, karaoke, quiz nights etc.

2. Cabo Roig is situated on either side of the N-332 coastal road around 7 km to the south of Torrevieja town, it can be accessed either from this road or from the AP-7 motorway which passes close by and can be exited at either Pilar de la Horadada, La Zenia or Dehesa de Campoamor.

3. Cabo Roig has an old watchtower dating from the sixteenth century, it was constructed (as many were along this coast) to warn local inhabitants of pirate attacks in more violent times past, the watchtower stands proudly overlooking the harbour and the beach of Playa Goleta, as it has for centuries.

4. Cabo Roig has pretty much all of the facilities that you are likely to need for a wonderful holiday in Spain there are restaurants, shops, bars, banks and most recently a supermarket where you buy your groceries and other supplies.

5. The name of the resort Cabo Roig means “Red Cape” (this is in the Catalan language not the local Valencian or traditional Castillian) this name was inspired by the colour of the cliffs especially prominent when seen at sunrise or sunset.

6. Cabo Roig has a well loved marina and sailing club where visitors can moor their craft if they have one, it has enough spaces for at least 200 hundred boats the navigating co-ordinates for the marina at Cabo Roig are: 37 ° 54 ’04’ N – 0º 43′ 03′ E and should you wish to contact them by phone the number is: (0034) 966760176.

7. Cabo Roig is on a section of coastline which belongs to Orihuela an inland town, hence why it is called the Orihuela Costa, the town of Orihuela is actually some 19 km distant.

8. The Town Hall for the region is in the nearby resort of Playa Flamenca (close to the Mercadona supermarket).

9. Cabo Roig can be easily reached from 2 airports the most convenient being San Javier/Murcia airport, which is only 20 minutes drive the next closest airport is Alicante which is a little further away taking about 45 minutes by car.

10. Cabo Roig has the benefit of two excellent sandy beaches where you can go to do water sports, swim or just enjoy the sunshine, one beach is near to the marina on Cala Caleta whilst the other is at Cala Capitan, around the corner from La Zenia beach (another fine beach) both beaches are very popular both have beach bars, toilets (portaloos) and both have lifeguards watching swimmiers during busy times.

11. Cabo Roig benefits from superb sunny weather all through the year, so you can happily visit at any time and get some sunshine, the yearly average of sunny days is over three hundred making it a very pleasant place to live.

12. The local police station serving Cabo Roig and the whole of the Orihuela Costa is situated in Playa Flamenca (5 minutes away), beside the Town Hall. In an emergency call 112 (usually answered within a time of 7 seconds).

This is just my first post here, I shall be adding plenty more information about Cabo Roig and posting some great pictures of the area.