Medieval Market are popular in november. Several town at the Costa Blanca are hosting the medieval markets. This towns are Rojales, Cartagena, Ciudad Quesada and Callosa de Segura. All the medieval markets take place in the weekend of the 11 november.
So the market takes place at the the different plaza’s. Or in the old part of the towns.
What can you expect ?
On the market you can find handmade craft stalls, children play corner, medieval table games. But also workshops for the children and musicians and other entertainment. Furthermore craft demonstrations and all sort of eating stalls. Most of then are open from 11:00 in the morning till 14:00. Then from 17:30 till 22:00.
For instance the Callaso market is situated in the old town. So the streets are changed into a living medieval theater. That is very popular for families with young children.
Cartagena Medieval Market
Indeed in Cartagena this medieval market event is more a cultural event.So, it is more a three culture period market. More specifically with the Jews, the Moors and the Cristians.
In Cartagena the market is situated in the old heart of the city. Important to know is that there are nearly 150 stalls. This stalls offers handmade good. But also “medieval” food. Also the entertainment is for the whole family with the children. This last ones adore the Medieval atmosphere. Also, there are exhibitions on the Cartagena’s history. This Medieval market give also a boast to the local shops, bars and other commerce. Naturally the full programma of all this medieval markets events and activities are available at the tourist offices of the several towns and city’s.
Of course all this medieval markets are free entrance
So we hope that you and your family will enjoy the medieval markets at the Costa Blanca in november .
Cabo Roig: in this part of Orihuela costa you will find everything for a splendid holiday on the Mediterranean Sea .
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 :
First : Punta Prima and the playa of Punta Prima . Then, Playa Flamenca with the beaches of Cala Estaca and Cala Mosca. The next is 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 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-San Javier 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, the place is a good start-point for a beautiful trip to Orihuela city ,to the Roman theater of Cartagena, 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.
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 beach.
Beach and bars Cabo Roig
Since 2019, 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.
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” .
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.
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
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 June 2019
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.
Adress of the Overseas store : Lomas de Cabo Roig, Calle Cantabrico 1 Orihuela Costa .
In short you can enjoy a beautiful sunny holiday on the coast of Orihuela at ” Cabo Roig”.