Situated about a 30 minute drive from Benidorm, the coastal town of El Campello offers visitors a good selection of activities to enjoy on a day out. With over 20 kilometres of coastline, much of it made up of fine sandy beaches, El Campello is the perfect place for those who enjoy spending time by the sea but are looking for a quieter option to Benidorm’s busy beaches. Visitors wanting to be close to the centre of town with its shops, bars and amenities will enjoy the wide sands of Muchavista Beach, while those who want a bit more privacy or great places to snorkel should head for the coves of La Venta la Nuza or La Coveta Fuma.
Out & About
The town enjoys favourable wind conditions for sailing and wind or kite surfing, and its crystal clear waters provide for excellent scuba diving. El Campello’s pretty promenade, Paseo del Mar provides the chance to work up an appetite with a stroll along its 2 kilometres length, and the town and marina offer an excellent choice of tapas bars and restaurants where visitors can dine on delicious local dishes as well as a selection of international cuisine. The fish and seafood of the region feature highly on most menus, and with the town having its own fish market, you can be assured it is fantastically fresh.
El Campello Attractions
Historical attractions include one of the most important archaeological sites in the region, Banyets de la Reina where the remains of ancient cabins dating back to 3,000 BC have been found. There is also a 16th century lookout tower near the harbour, and a short drive inland will take you to the famous Caves of Canelobre (Las Cuevas de Canelobre) which are the most visited caves on the Costa Blanca. Beautiful colourful lighting has been installed and the main part of the cave’s cathedral like shape produces perfect acoustics, so if you are lucky enough to visit at the right time, you can listen to some excellent live music performances.