Campoamor is an excellent location for people who want to appreciate an element of real Spanish culture. The stunning scenery, green woodland and beautiful beaches make Campoamor one of the most popular areas on the Costa Blanca.
Located south of Alicante off the A-7 on the way down towards the Mar Menor; the nearest large city is Torrevieja, at 6 km away, 20 minutes drive will get you to the Airport at San Javier and 40 minutes to the international airport of Alicante.
Beaches The beautiful blue flag beach Playa Dehesa is just 5 minutes walk away and is still a relatively undiscovered stretch of sand. With its many amenities: showers, volleyball, climbing frame, football, bars and restaurants, families can enjoy a full day out on this lovely, safe and clean beach, which also has a first aid post with lifeguard.
Puerto Deportivo The marina at the southern end of the Playa Dehesa is where you can practice water sports.
Horse Riding For those who enjoy equestrian pursuits there is a riding school in Campoamor.
Golf The local golf club, Real Club de Campoamor is an 18-hole championship golf course. The golf course is located on the road between Alicante and Cartagena (km 48) and is built on a large area in beautiful surroundings. As a visitor, an advanced booking is recommended, plus proof of handicap is necessary.
Situated in two valleys and surrounded by small hills that protect it from the wind, the course enjoys a special micro-climate that makes it possible to practice golf at any time of year. The wonderful Restaurant and Coffee Shop Golf Campoamor offers a delicious, high quality Mediterranean menu. From its two large terraces you can enjoy panoramic views across the golf course and across the Costa Blanca.
Cuisine The local cuisine in Campoamor is typically that of the Costa Blanca, which combines delicacies from both land and the Mediterranean Sea. Many civilizations have lived in this area (Celts, Iberians, Greeks, Romans, Muslims), all of which have all left their mark on the gastronomy. The diet is a typically, healthy Mediterranean one; the Costa Blanca is rich in fish, vegetables, olive-oil, rice and fruit and the ingredients which are all used to prepare delicious, healthy dishes, such as Paella Valenciana, Arroz Negro (black rice), Arroz al horno (Oven baked rice), Arroz a banda (fish and rice stew), Arroz del Señoret (Princes rice).
If you have a sweet tooth then you will enjoy the local homemade pastries and deserts that the area is famous for. Or Jijona ice-cream (Nougat), which is made with the almonds of the region. While on the Costa Blanca you can delight the palate with the wonderful regional wine selection. It’s worth giving a special mention to the local wine ‘Jalon’, due to its quality and bouquet. There are many international restaurants close by offering a wide choice of different cuisines from around the world.
Climate Campoamor enjoys a typical Mediterranean climate, with cool sea breezes in summer and protection by surrounding mountains against the cold North winds in winter. The area averages nearly 3,000 hours of sunshine each year and the average temperature easily exceeds 20 degrees.
In 1986 the World Health Organisation recommended the climate of the area as one of the most equitable in the world - neither too hot in the summer nor too cold in the winter. On average it can boast 325 sunny days each year making it an ideal all year round destination