El Campello

El Campello, resort information for the coastal town of El Campello located on the Costa Blanca, Spain.


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El Campello Costa Blanca Spain

A town and popular destination situated to the north of Alicante, El Campello is a bustling place with a busy fish market and harbour. Attracting lots holidaymakers especially during the summer season of June, July and August, El Campello is a well loved holiday location with sandy beaches and convenient access to some historic places to visit.

El Campello History: The history of the town goes back a lot of centuries and pre-dates the Roman occupation of Spain, with the "La Isleta" site next to the port dates back some 5,000 years, there are also some signs of the Roman settlement when they built fish salting factories in the town. The Torre El Campello dates back to the sixteenth century, and was put in place to warn local people of attacks by Berber pirates.

The town has a resident population of around 26,043, it has a municipal area of 55 square kilometres, and is at an elevation of 26 metres above sea level. The postcode for El Campello is 03560.

A busy time for El Campello is during October, when its popular Moors and Christians festival takes place, there are firework displays, mock battles and parades and the town's people dress up in splendid and elaborate costumes.

Weather: El Campello, of course, as a result of its ideal location, enjoys some fabulous weather conditions with many periods of sunshine and sparce rainfall. These conditions can be expected to continue in the resort right through year long although the evenings and nights can be quite cold during the winter time. More than 300 days of sunshine are the norm for the area in most years, making it an ideal holiday destination.

Location: The town lies close to the N-332 coast road between Villajoyosa and Alicante it is around 33km from Alicante airport, a drive of about 30 minutes, it is 36 kilometres from the famous resort of Benidorm and thirteen kilometres from the centre of Alicante with its wonderful facilities and superb shopping.

Beaches: Playa El Campello is a fine sand beach with a promenade bordering it, it is a roomy beach with lots of space for holidaymakers to enjoy the sunshine. Apart from the main beach, there are a number of other coves and inlets which you can seek out and get away from the busy holiday crowds.

Accommodation: There is a good selection of possibilities for your trip to the resort, you can consider B&B's, self-catering properties or hotels and aparthotels.

Hire a car and venture a little further afield and you can find some great places to visit, two of the most obvious being the city of Alicante with its many attractions and the huge resort of Benidorm with plenty of theme parks, attractions and lots of entertainment, live shows and nightclubs. In Alicante, there is good shopping in the city centre, while culture vultures can head for the historic Santa Barbara Castle, one of the largest fortresses in the Mediterranean region. In Benidorm you can choose from the mighty Terra Mitica, the Aqualand water park and the popular Mundomar marine animal park to name just three.

No matter what you are requiring in a holiday destination, you should find plenty to delight you in El Campello on the Costa Blanca, Spain.

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