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Wednesday 17th December 2014  

About Rojales & Surrounding Towns

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This is a brief guide of the area around the apartments to rent in Rojales, Alicante & Torrevieja.

ROJALES

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Water wheel Rojales

ROJALES covers a large area including large urbanisations but Rojales town is a typical Spanish town. There are a variety of shops, restaurants, tapa’s bars, cafes, banks and pubs There is a health centre and a 24 hour salud for emergencies. and a multitude of small shops and large supermarkets. In the town centre there is a very pretty church, a local museum and a lovely village square where you can sit & watch the world go by. There are cave houses to explore with art displays and a house with millions of shells on the inside and outside, the owners lifetime work. The river Segura runs through the centre of Rojales this is a lovely place to while away a few hours in the evening and where many of the locals spend their spare time with the family.
Rojales comes alive on Thursday mornings with the market held beside the river just outside the town centre. People come from everywhere to get their fresh vegetables and the many bargains that are obtainable there. 
There is a road of very lively discos in Rojales near the Los Palacios end this is where the locals let their hair down on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings until the early hours.( it is easier to order your drinks if you can speak a little Spanish)

There are bus routes to all the large towns from the centre of Rojales.

Los Palacios Formentera Del Segura
This is where two of the apartments are and there are bars, restaurants shops, and 2 supermarkets and the discos mentioned in the piece about Rojales. There are kebab take aways, pizza shops and a chinese all within walking distance.

 


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Fiestas Shell House Segura river Cave Houses

 

BENIJOFAR

Benijofar

This is a very nice town about a 10 minute walk away from the property that has all the everyday amenities with quite a few new pubs and restaurants springing up on the urbanisation of Benimar, here you can have Indian, Chinese, Spanish or just fast take away food all within a few yards of one another, there is also 2 supermarkets and 2 large chinese shops where you can buy everything you never knew you needed. There are many bars here visited by the local ex pats and a good old English evening can be enjoyed with all the benefits of the Spanish climate.There is entertainment in most of these bars with karaoke, live artists and of course bingo on most nights or afternoons. Market day is Tuesday morning. There is a golf accessory shop here that you can book your games of golf through at a discount price.


CIUDAD QUESADA

This is an urbanisation that has its own large shopping centre pubs, banks, health centre, shops restaurants etc it is only about a fifteen-minute walk from Rojales town centre. If your interest is golf then the 18 hole municipal golf course La Marquesa is a good course to play.
There is a reasonable priced aqua park between here and Rojales open from June till September the opening hours are from 10.30m to 7pm.

GUARDAMAR

Guardamr beachIs about 8 minutes drive from Rojales and is a lively, but not too tourist orientated town with lots of shops and where there is miles of fantastic beach with a blue flag for safety & cleanliness, with nets to play volley ball, and climbing frame nets to keep the children busy while you top up the tan. Lifeguards attend on the beach ever day. There is a large leisure centre with swimming pools, football courts, tennis courts and other leisure activities available just at the bottom end of the beach. There is also a marina in Guadamar where you can indulge yourself in all kinds of water sports.
If you fancy some fresh air to your body there is also a large nudist beach.
Guadamar is one of the preferred places that the Spanish, living inland, visit for their summer holidays. MARKET DAY IS WEDNESDAY

TORREVIEJA

Torrevieja frontThis is a very large tourist resort about 15 minutes drive from Rojales, at one time this was a tiny fishing port, a little hard to believe now.
Everything  you would want from a resort town is here, shops, banks, bars, discos, live entertainment in the summer and lots of beach side cafes to laze away a sunny day. There are water sports, many beaches with little coves to explore and even a submarine in the port that you can go aboard and look around.
It also has its own large Aqua Park at Finca La Hoya Grande.
If you want the odd flutter there is also a casino here on the front opposite the marina. (No casual dress allowed in there).
On the outskirts of Torrevieja there is a large area of natural beauty here you can find many species of birds including large flocks of flamingos, there are organised tours for the bird watchers amongst you.
Market day is Friday morning.

LOS MONTESINOS

Is a lovely Spanish town with character and charm and lots of shops, banks, restaurants and everyday amenities. There are lots of furniture stores which are quite reasonable and large garden centres. It is only 10 minutes to Torrevieja and about 8 minutes to Benijofar and 10 minutes from Rojales.

Los Montesinos Church in Los Montesinos
Los Montesinos The Church

SANTA POLA

Santa Pola is about 20 minutes away from Los Palacios, Formentera Del Segura and well worth a visit if you want a town that is more of a holiday resort; it has beautiful beaches where all kinds of water sports are available. There is an area of beach where wind surfing is the main sport. There is an amusement park with dodgems etc open all year round. There is a very nice church and in the town centre there is a fortress that is now an impressive museum. The restaurants all serve delicious fresh fish brought into the port fresh every day.
Market day is Monday & Saturday.
 
NOVELDA

Novelda ChurchThis village is about 35 minutes away heading up country and slightly inland but the drive is worth it for the beautiful modernist design Sanctuary or Church of Mary Magdalene’s with its beautiful exterior and huge paintings of Mary Magdalene and Christ inside. In July they have a fiesta in honour of Mary Magdalene and her image is carried all the way down the winding sanctuary road to the village of Novelda with thousands of people attending.

There is also two castle ruins called Mola castle on the same spot that you can enter and look round. The warden of the church will supply you with a beautiful booklet and map of Novelda written in English. The church has a convent in the grounds and the nuns serve drinks and sell small souvenirs.

The village of Novelda is a very typical Spanish village with beautiful architecture and museums and large parks it is worth a day to visit and explore the area.

ORIHUELA

OrihuelaOrihuela is a very beautiful typical Spanish town, on the banks of the river Segura with the mountains on one side. The old town has very many good examples of gothic architecture and beautiful churches to admire.
It has lots of shops, banks, bars and restaurants; it is about 20 minutes from Los Palacios, Formentera Del Segura, Rojales and well worth the drive up there.Market day is Tuesday in the morning.

BENIDORM

Benidorm is approximately 1 ½ hours drive away and is the typical resort built for British holidaymakers, beach, pubs and bars with entertainment in every one this is what Benidorm is. If this is your ideal then you will enjoy a trip here. There is a theme park Terramitica this side of Benidorm, Spain’s equivalent to Alton Towers you need to spend the whole day there to get your moneys worth.
Benidorm also has its own water park Aqualandia that is open from May until September. 

ALMORADI

Almoradi is worth a mention for the beautiful town hall square where in the streets close by every Saturday the weekly market takes place. The market is large but not that large that you get lost and in the square, they have the Peruvian pipe band playing away. It is lovely to do your shopping then sit in the open air having a coffee listening to the music. Almoradi is only a 10-minute drive away from the apartments in Los Palacios, Formentera Del Segura, and Rojales.

Almoradi Town Square Further view of Square
Almoradi Town Hall Square

 

 

Rojales Tourist Information

Malecón de la Encantada 1
03170 - Rojales


Tel: 966715001

Fax: 966714742

 

 

 
Torrevieja Tourist Information
Plaza Ruiz Capdepont s/n
03181 - Torrevieja

Tel: 965703433
Fax: 965715936
 
Calle Caballeros de Rodas 27
03181 - Torrevieja

Tel: 965709023
Fax: 966703357
 
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Alicante Tourist Information

Calle Portugal (Bus Station) 17
03003 - Alacant/alicante


Tel: 965929802
Fax: 965920112
 
Playa san Juan.
Avenida de Niza s/n
03540 - Alacant/alicante


Tel: 965154586

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Guardamar Del Segura Tourist Information

Calle Miguel Hernández, s/n (provisional)
03140 - Guardamar Del Segura


Tel:
965724488
Fax: 965727292

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