Cabo Roig, Orihuela Costa

Cabo Roig: in this part of Orihuela costa you will find everything for a splendid holiday on the Mediterranean Sea .

Mil Palmeras Beach
Mil Palmeras Beach

The best is Orihuela Costa has several beaches.

There are long sandy beaches but there are also rocky beaches and coves.
It is up to you to discover.

To sum up  the beaches and coves :

First :         Punta Prima and the playa of Punta Prima .
Then,         Playa Flamenca with the beaches of Cala Estaca and Cala Mosca.
The next,  La Zenia with the beaches of Cala Bosque and cala Cerrada.
Then,          Cabo Roig with the beach of Cala Caleta en cala Capitan .
Further       Campoamor with the beaches of Barranco Ruvio and Playa de la Glea.
At last but not least,  Mil Palmeras with Playa Mil Palmeras.

As we already mentioned for the other beautiful places, Cabo Roig is a part of the Orihuela Costa.

In particular the word ” Cabo Roig”  means red cliff in  Spanish.

Cabo Roig
Cabo Roig

In the past, popular with Spanish holiday makers since 1970. But the Spanish propriety boom of the late 90 and the early  2000 changes the beach town .
With an influx of tourist money and a new population.

How to get to Cabo Roig

By air
This coast line  is located between the airports of Alicante and Murcia.
Alicante airport is 45 minutes drive from “Cabo Roig” , Murcia-Corvera  airport is 20 minutes drive.

By road 
This nice sunny Costa,  lies on the coast road the N332.


As Orihuela Costa is blessed with a good climate with more than 300 day of sun, it is the place to be.
It is a typical Mediterranean climate . Hot summers, mild winters.

Tip for trips .

During your stay at Cabo Roig you can do different trips .
For instance  to Orihuela city .
But also to the Roman theater of  Cartagena.
Or to  the busy town of Torrevieja.
Furthermore  the capital of the Murcia region the city of Murcia is also worth a visit.
In addition  the city of  Alicante and it medieval castle is just a hour drive away.
Do you want to see pink flamingo’s than the Mar Menor is the place to spot them.

Mar Menor
Mar Menor

Indeed the Orihuela coast and the beaches are very popular for tourist from West and North Europe.

They come to relax during  their summer holidays. While the Spanish people take it for a  week-end break.
So, the  expats residents  are enjoying the Mediterranean  sun the all year round.

What to see  and do in Cabo Roig

Consequently in  there is a mix of many nationalities.

During the school holidays, the place is very busy in the hot summer.
In contrast  of the  other seasons when it is still warm and a lot quieter.
If you chose the good places on  the beach , you can take a sun bath even on new years day !
Some have their BBQ at Christmas on the  La Zenia beach.

Beach and bars Cabo Roig

Since a while,  the beaches of Orihuela Costa, have  new beach bars.
In particular at Punta Prima, La caleta, Cala Capitan, Cala Bosque, Cala Cerrada  and La Glea.

In brief, the new beach bars have a new structure and a modern design.
So, they match the new lifeguard huts.
Also important the beach bars have been adapted for users of wheelchairs.
In fact, wooden walkways make them accessible.
In particular for people with mobility problems it is a good.
Also worth to mention that the menus are available in braille.
Furthermore, the terrace stands on a wooden platform.

The beaches of Cabo Roig  .

The scenery  as you will expect is dominated by the Mediterranean Sea.
On the edge, the  watch tower is a must to visit.
In the past , it was used as watch tower against the pirates.
Now  the  “mirador” is a point of view over the bay area all the way to the Mar Menor and La Manga.
It is also a access point to the marina  and the beaches of Cabo Roig low down.

The watchtower is  also  the start of the cliff walk to “La Zenia “. This route will take you in about a half hour to the beach of La Zenia.
Naturally with superb views on the Mediterranean Sea  and the Mar Menor. It is about a half hour walk to arrive in “La Zenia “with beach bars and restaurants.

Beach Bar
Beach Bar

Watersport or walking ?

If you are fit, you can also walk little bit further  to Playa Flamenca and the beaches.
After all this walk take you an hour. There you can take a relaxing rest with a” tapa” or a cool refreshment.

At the marina you can ask the local fisherman to have a sea trip on the crystal blue sea.
With the locals fishing is very popular. So skippers  can offer you a sea fishing trip.

The several beaches have the Blue Flag, So you can be sure of the beaches are clean and the water is of a good quality..
The beaches of Cabo Roig are “Playa Capitan” and “Playa La Caleta” .

Orihuela Cabo Roig Flyboard
Orihuela Cabo Roig Flyboard

The best,  you can take a relaxing rest by swimming in the beautiful blue warm water of the Mediterranean Sea even in Spring or Autumn. The beach of Cabo Roig is protected by cliffs.

If you want , you can also walk beautifully  on the south side of “Cabo Roig”.
To enjoy  “Campoamor” and ” Mil Palmeras”.

Good to known is that  the seafront boulevard is renovated and unblocked between “Cabo Roig” and “Campoamor”.
Since Spring 2016 you can walk without leaving the seafront, and can enjoy the cooling sea breeze and the amazing beautiful view on the Marina.

In fact, “Campoamor” is a tourist resort with fantastic sandy beaches and amazing blue water.
Again, also in ” Campoamor” there are once again nice attractive beach bars and local restaurants.

The restaurants at Cabo Roig.

Naturally, the restaurants are very varied to satisfy the many tourist. Almost any type of food local or international is available with a large choice to please everyone. As a result there are many cafes, bars with all sort of entertainment at the evening for adults and children.
Likewise, Cabo Roig is famous for his “ strip”. Because, this is a bustling, busy colorful strip of shops , restaurants and bars.
In brief, people of all ages and nationality s enjoying the nightlife. In the distance the quiet beach.

Golf courses

The best is that there are famous golf courses nearby: Campoamor, Las Ramblas and Villa Martin.


Cabo Roig and his Marina. 

We think that the Marina is one the beautiful of the South Costa Blanca.
At the present time, the historical watchtower is now part of a restaurant with a superb view on the Marina and the Mediterranean Sea.
On clear day you can see the Mar Menor and La Manga.
Presently at the Marina you can hire everything to do flyboard, a new experience of watersports for daredevils.

For the more relax people you can also take sailing lessons in the marina.
Last summer, we enjoyed the snorkeling at the beach of “La Caleta”  with the guides arranged by the tourist information center of Orihuela.
In particular, if you are interested in scuba diving you can dive under supervision of PADI professionals

Cabo Roig
Cabo Roig


Most of the tourist who come to Cabo Roig are renting an apartment of house on the Orihuela Costa.

Market and shops 

On Thursday, there is a little market.
Along the seaside,at the Calle Fuego. you can do the weekly shopping and enjoy a marvelous panorama.


It starts at about 9.00 and stops around 14.00

Furthermore, in “Cabo Roig”  there is a choice of bars, beach bars, restaurants, pharmacy, banks, supermarkets ( Consum, Aldi ) and souvenir shops.

Update Iceland Overseas

There is a new British market store in Cabo Roig.
More specifically : Overseas the stockist of Iceland and Waitrose.
In the the supermarket you can find  the most popular British household brands, the British food even Tetley’s teabags.
Fresh or frozen products.

In summer : open every day

Adress of the Overseas store  : Lomas de Cabo Roig, Calle Cantabrico 1 Orihuela Costa .

Overseas Iceland
Overseas Iceland

To conclude

In short you can enjoy a beautiful sunny holiday on the coast of Orihuela at ” Cabo Roig”.

Orihuela Costa Restaurants

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Orihuela Costa restaurants.

The Orihuela Costa  known under the many sub areas . This sub areas are La Zenia, La Fuente, Campoamor and Playa Flamenca.
The Orihuela Costa  offers a wide range of restaurants.
First of all Spanish local restaurants.But also traditional British food including an English breakfast and Fish and chips till experimental and fine dining.
Indeed you can find any kind of restaurant in Orihuela Costa restaurants.
On this page we will feature our choice of Orihuela Costa restaurants and a list of other restaurants in or around Orihuela Costa .
The Orihuela Costa restaurants guide, also contains the areas of Playa Flamenca and La Zenia , La Fuente and Campoamor.

“The Gong ”   or a.k.a. “The Papaya Tree”      Playa Flamenca.


First the restaurant is in a cozy and original decoration with nice and calm music playing.
Definitely the best Thai restaurant in the Orihuela Costa and the surroundings.
The Thai cuisine is really good, combining a show of flavors and colors.
Starters are traditional and modern dishes combined prepared with the finest ingredients.
We did like the green curry (beware of the red chili pepper its hot).

The food is indeed lovely, offering a wide range of choice including “Season menu’s” or just one dish. The staff is super friendly and the price is good.The service is fantastic.

The Thai food is freshly cooked and very tasty.
Indeed we enjoyed this restaurant with very good food at reasonable prices.
Although the price is more expensive than the  several  “Wok’s ” , the food is incomparable much better.

Centro Commercial Flamenca Beach, 24-26. Orihuela Costa. Alicante Spain.

“The Cellar Door” Playa Flamenca  Fine dining

The Cellar Door La Zenia Playa Flamenca Alicante Restaurant Costa Blanca Goats cheese, caramelised beetroot, marinated orange and radish salad

The Cellar Door La Zenia Playa Flamenca Alicante Restaurant Costa Blanca Goats cheese, caramelised beetroot, marinated orange and radish saladAt first the Cellar Door is one of  best of the Orihuela Costa restaurants.
It is owned by the same owners of the Papaya tree.
Next  it ranks in the Top 10 on TripAdvisor for the Costa Blanca.
The restaurant offers a  modern European style cuisine.
With influences from the  English, the French cuisine and fine the Asian cuisine.


The restaurant is redecorated. In the past is was decorated  by using a mix of different kinds of chairs and offering full wood tables with a warm color.
In the present is more stylish.
There is a lovely atmosphere thanks the nice jazzy music that is playing.
Still the Service is great, they often check on you to make sure everything is all right.
The guest wife and her team make everyone feel welcome. They are very friendly on a natural way. When the guest wife is not in the Cellar Door, the atmosphere is different.

Price Range.

Now,  the Cellar Door offers 2 Menus. An  menu for 40 €  and a  menu for 30 €.
The choice is still yours.
There is still an excellent house wine at 10 euro the bottle.
We took the 5 courses menu : Bread of the day, Amuse bouche, Tempura brie, Corvina fish, Mandarine and coconut granita and at last sesame ice cream.
The chef of the Cellar Door has eye for every ultimate detail. This reflects in the superb quality of the menu.
In brief, if you are the guest of this restaurant, it is a gastronomic experience that you will not forget soon.
The restaurant is very popular with North and West European tourist therefore it is better to make a reservation.
Telephone number to reserve in advance +34 688 41 83 67

“Rustica” European Food

It is a little cosy restaurant with inside 20 places.
The food is fresh and good.
The guest wife and her team pay attention to every detail.
She give every visitor a warm welcome.
The lamb rack and the rib eye are fabulous.  We did not order the pork chop. Because you have to wait to 50 minutes.  But others sat that it is amazing. And defiantly worth the waiting for a excellent pork chop.
But the sea fish in papillote is also delicious.
As starter the mussels and the bruschetta are popular. The Rustica serves also daily specials.
There is one thing to mention. The portion are huge. So, we did not take a dessert.

Outside dining is possible even in the winter. The owners install overhead heaters.
The restaurant is very popular with the locals and the tourists.
Also children are welcome.
So it is recommended to make a reservation.

Adress :  CC Flamanca Beach
Orihuela 03189

“Truffel” restaurant  European  French food

The chef of the “Cellar Door” started this little restaurant in La Fuente.  It was a gastronomic experience thanks to chef Pascual and his team.
We chose different dishes and they were all delicious.
It is very difficult to chose between the lamb, the hake, the superb beef cheeks….
And the desserts ! I melt for the tasty picture on a plate.
A real high standard for the menu. We took the menu of 22€ ! Amazing value for this price.
Everything was well presented.
Chef/owner Pascual loves his job and  got respect for the food itself. It reflects in everything.

The “New Hong Kong” or the old “Asia Chic” La Zenia.

Food is decent offering and wide range of Chinese food and Asiatic food for a decent Price.
The ” New Hong Kong  ” offers a good price /quality.
Offering  menus from 10 euro including a drink.
This restaurant offers great quality for an excellent Price.
Definitely worth checking out.

“Old Asia”  La Zenia.

The Food server at Old Asia is delicious.
Their Sushi is excellent and fresh, it’s probably the best I ever had for the moment.

Even though “Old Asia”  its a bit more expensive than the normal Asiatic restaurants. But the quality is excellent.

“Che Restaurante Argentino”    Zenia Boulevard.

Is a Argentinian restaurant at La Zenia Boulevard offering an all you can eat formula for 13.95 euros and  rising to 17.95 at weekends .
Although drinks are not included but free refill on fizzy drinks for 2.95.
The staff is really friendly and the quality of the food is good .
You just order your vegetables and fries, rice or bread or even all of it.
Then the waiters will come to the table with different kinds of meat where you can choose from.
Even though having a buffet brought to your table is always special , and the meat was amazing.
Giant skewers of chicken, pork, beef were brought round by a very friendly and attentive staff.
Definitely this “Che Argentinean steak house” is a must for any meat lover and was great value for money. Family friendly.

Tip: don’t eat too quickly or too much from one dish.
Wait a little, because there is a lot of delicious meat that comes around.

One of the other Orihuela Costa restaurants : “The Nautilus”


First of all this restaurant has one of the best locations in the area, right next to the Mediterranean sea with fabulous views.
In the past we have eaten there several times, out of the summer season, and always had a good meal.
The staff was friendly from both Spanish and English waiters/waitresses.
Indeed we like the superb view on the sea from the restaurant.
The “Nautilus” offers a range of and international cuisine.
The fish dishes in particular are really excellent.
The prices are a little more expensive than some other restaurants . Are we paying for the view ?
Because the restaurant is located nearby the sea, the view is lovely especially upstairs.
Even or just for a drink or a cocktail ” The Nautilus ” it’s worth a visit.

Bar   “Las Colinas”      Beach Club  Campoamor.

Las Colinas Beach Club swimming pool
Las Colinas Beach Club swimming pool

The Beach club is open between March and October.  Enso Sushi Restaurant.
There is both a Sushi restaurant in the main club as well as in the beach club although the one in beach club is only open in summer.

“Poco Loco”    Cabo Roig  Tex Mex food

Activities and atmosphere

The “Poco Loco ” is a Tex Mex Restaurant, and at first this is the best choice to with big family and kids.  Almost each night they have children activities planned.
So this makes it an unforgettable night for the kids. Meanwhile parents can enjoy their meal.
After this there is sometimes live music or other activities.

The Menu and food.

The Poco Loco offers a Menu for 13,99 and it includes starters, Main and a dessert.
While the food is mixed American and Mexican.
In addition, they offer huge Cocktails. So make sure you either have a sober driver. Or you can naturally can call a cheap Taxi to go home. After all it is holiday, and time to relax and enjoy.
At the” Poco Loco” food quality is good and is great value for the money.
At the top of the restaurant , there is a nice terrace.
If you want huge portions check out the “à la carte” Menu.
Naturally you can share a starter with 3 persons and still have plenty of food.
After that there is a range of Mexican or American dishes.

First : good valued  and decorated restaurant.Is perfect to go with kids and family.  Staff is super friendly and the place is nicely decorated. in the Mexican style.

Orihuela Costa restaurants worth Mentioning.

If you are looking to eat Indian food we could recommend “the Mumbai Blue” .
They have a wide range of curries and prizes are ok.

“Chapter One” offers a nice English menu with some fine dining options. But prices are a bit more on the expensive side in comparison to the other restaurants.

Restaurante “Los Cucalos”                Spanish food

Adress: Monte Zenia, Urbanización Los Dolses, Orihuela Costa.
This is one of the Orihuela Costa restaurants who is very large and local  It is very popular by the Spanish people.
This is the place where the local families go to eat. The staff is very friendly ans speak English.
First of all the place is very good value for money.  The chef has won several local competitions with his food.
The restaurant is a family friendly restaurant, with a real Mediterranean food.

At the “Los Cucalos.” there is already a daily menu from 12 €.
At Sunday there is a special menu for 15 € ! But you can also chose  ” a la carte” .
We eat the paella, it was excellent.
Since the start the restaurant is also known for it great seafood.
The one negative point is that the location is a bit difficult to find.
To conclude , the  restaurant is large , 250 places,  with large windows.
It is ideal for family with children. So If the children are coming with you there is a separate play ground for kids . Free wifi. Free easy parking.

“Rianxeira Restaurant ”   one of the Spanish Orihuela Costa restaurants

“Rainxeira Restaurant”  is a nice Spanish restaurant at Cabo Roig.
Excellent food and paella. Fantastic value  quality price . Nearly every night there is a good entertainment. It is sure a  place to enjoy with friends.
A lovely welcome and service by the staff.

Last time, we ordered  the 3 course set menu which included a half bottle of house wine per person. It was also the Flamenco evening, with a Spanish singer and Flamenco dancer.
For the three of us we paid a bill of only 45 € so we paid 15 € each.The menu include a salad , pan con aioli , a starter , a main-course, and a house made dessert. But also the half bottle of wine per person , so for us three one bottle and a half. And finally a coffee.

So the ” Flamenco “night,  at first we choose the home-made paella, second the main course was hake with e delicious sauce and potatoes  and  at last the dessert was a perfect  homemade apple cake ( tarte tatin ) with ice scream.
The restaurant has a steady flow of regular customers.
Their is always something to do at the evening. Check  the planner in front of the restaurant.

“The French Touch”          La Fuente Campoamor.

The Orihuela Costa restaurants at La Fuente are on a good location. The french touch is one of this restaurants.
It has the sun into the evening.  So there is a lovely setting for just a drink or for eating on the terrace.
The bar / restaurant has a great choice of food on the menu.
The staff is friendly and nothing is too much trouble. The patron wants to please his guests.
We enjoyed the daily fresh fish, it was well prepared and very tasty.
Our friends did try the fondue , they said it was very good.
The quality is good .
The restaurant have a “menu del dia” as well as ” a la carte “.
Give it a try to make up your own mind.

“Numbar5” at the strip        Cabo roig.

The Cabo Roig  strip near the N 332 is a large boulevard of restaurants , bar and shops.
One of the better Orihuela Costa restaurants is the  ” Numbar5 “.
The” Numbar5″ got a daily menu at 15€.  A starter and  a main course.
We chose to eat  ” a la carte “The food is delicious and made with love and respect for the food itself. That some times the different with other restaurant on the strip.
The dessert is  very tasty.
The local wines are from Yecla and Jumilla.
Read more about this wines Ecological wine from Yecla and Jumilla 
The service is quick but not hasty. The staff is efficient and attentive.
The “Numbar5” is well worth a visit. It becomes more popular. So it is better to make a reservation.

“Indigo”                                 Indian food

The Indigo is one of the  Orihuela Costa restaurants situated in La Zenia.
The restaurant Indigo serves Indian food.  The owner and his wife is extremely welcoming.
The Indian cook is working in a open kitchen.The flavors are excellent.
So it takes a little while, because everything is home-made.
To start, we love the chutneys , the samosa’s with mint sauce . But also teh large choice in the different  curry’s.
Also important , the  “Indigo ” offer also a take away service.
So it is worth you visit if you like Indian food.
Also important, “The Indigo” is familie friendly. You can sit inside or outside on the terrace.
Adress: Calle Antonio Machado 7, La Zenia

“The Stray Sod”         Campoamor                Irish bar and restaurant

First , “The Stray sod” is an Irish bar /restaurant,  so keep in mind that you are eating in a pub.
As a result it has a great atmosphere with football matches being broadcast-ed on big TV’s .
First one of the biggest advantages is that they work with fresh and seasonal products. Indeed this improves the quality of the food. Besides “The Stray Sod” also offers some home-made pies.
Favorite dishes are for starters “Beer Battered onion rings” or “soup of the day” and as a main course a “Sirloin or Rib eye steak”. Don’t order the biggest steak unless you are starving. Indeed a normal steak will be sufficient most of the times.

Equally important for the ambiance. Every night after 10 o clock there are some local bands that insure the ambiance.
From Irish pub music to jazz music every night there is another artist playing some music.

To end the Orihuela Costa restaurants

There are to many restaurants to mention. Also important  ” les gouts et les couleurs ne se discute  pas” . Indeed every body has his own taste and flavors.

So if you found a great restaurant like us on Facebook and tell us and we will try to visit it.