Within a five minute walk from your apartment is the ‘Fuente’ commercial centre where you will find several bars and restaurants serving everything from inexpensive breakfasts to ‘a la carte’ Spanish and Asian cuisine.
The section of the main road at Cabo Roig is known locally as ‘The Strip’, where there are dozens of places to eat and drink. There are Spanish, Italian, Thai, Chinese, English and Argentinian restaurants, all serving their countries specialities at affordable prices.
The bars are open until very late and at the most popular ones you will find that they offer drinks at discounted prices most evenings. Typically a large beer will cost as little as 1 Euro.
Besides your excellent home course at Campoamor, there are several others just a short drive away.
Las Ramblas is just next to Campoamor and Villamartin, which was the venue of the Mediterranean Championship, won by Jose Maria Olazabal, is 5 minutes by car.
The newest course in the area is Las Colinas, which too is only 5 minutes away. Within a year of opening it has been voted as one of the top 50 courses in Europe and is already established in the top 100 best courses in the world.
A full list of the 30 or so local courses, along with their phone numbers for booking tee times, is available in your apartment.
Busot Caves……..’Las Cuevas del Canelobre’
Busot offers the visitor the Caves of Canelobre, located just north of Alicante at an altitude of 700mtrs. in the northern face of the Cabeçó D'Or mountain.
The inner aspect of the cave, with one of the highest vaults of Spain, is very similar to the one of a cathedral.
Priest’s Garden, Elche……’Huerta del Cura’
Laid out in the 19th century, Huerto del Cura is home to hundreds of palms, orange and pomegranate trees. The garden’s paths wind past glorious displays of cacti and lilies. Beside a lily pond deep in the garden stands a replica of the bust known as the Dama del Elx, a mysterious and enigmatic Iberian figure dating from 500 BC and discovered in 1897 at the nearby hamlet of La Alcudia The original is now in the Museo Arqueologico in Madrid. The most famous tree is the Imperial Palm, a vast and ancient hermaphrodite with seven stems, six male and one date bearing female, growing from one main trunk. The date crop from this tree has traditionally been for consumption by famous Spaniards; this palm regularly supplies King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia with dates.
Algar Waterfalls…… ‘Fuentes de Algar’
A bit off the coastline, about 10 km from Altea and only 15 km from Benidorm you find the village of Callosa de'n Sarria. Just nearby is the impressive waterfall of Algar.
The Fuentes de Algar should be on the top of your list for places to visit whilst you are around the area. Not only do they offer a sharp contrast to the normal days at the beach, but furthermore they show you a different, very quiet and even cool Spain.
A brochure containing all the regions attractions, and listing all sporting events and fiestas, is available in your apartment.