Cabo Roig is the name of an urbanization, sandy beach and marina in the district of Orihuela-Costa in the municipality of Orihuela
on the Costa Blanca in the province of Alicante in the Spanish autonomous community of Valencia.
Cabo Roig is about 9.5 kms south of the port of Torrevieja on the Spanish east coast. In 2010, Cabo Roig had 700 inhabitants.
Cabo Roig literally translated from spanish nibbled cape.
Cabo is the Spanish word for Cape and Roig comes from the Spanish verb helm, which means nibble.
The same named white sand beach in Cabo Roig is a series of six beaches of Orihuela-Costa district and is bordered to the north
to La Zenia beach and south to the beach of Campoamor.
It has a length of 420 meters and width of 18 meters. The beach is accessible by stairs and ramps.
The beach is including a lifeguard tower, a first aid post and special access for disabled.
The beach is surrounded by numerous restaurants and awarded the Blue Flag since 1992.
The beginning of the construction of this urbanization occurs late 50s, but the plan was rejected in part until 1972.
The urbanization is built around an old defense tower from the 16th century.
Cabo Roig is bordered to the north by the urbanization La Zenia, Las Amapolas IV in the west and Aqua Marina in the south.
To the east lies Cabo Roig on the Mediterranean.
Cabo Roig is located south of the highway N-332, which is parallel to the Spanish east coast. On the northwest side is the AP-7 motorway.
The marina at Cabo Roig owns 207 berths for yachts with a length up to 12 m and depth of 1 to 3m.
The marina has many facilities including a dry dock, crane of 3 ton (3000kg), and repair work place.
There is also a restaurant, bar and water sports school. There is the possibility for scuba diving, jet skiing, windsurfing and wakeboarding.
The marina has been modernized at a cost of more than 2 million Euros.
Remarkable is the old defense tower of Cabo Roig, built in the 16th century.
Originally a military defense against attacks by pirates and Berbers.
The tower is built of brick and stone contains two floors and a terrace on top.
The tower is since 1949 a monument and has been restored to its former state.
Cabo Roig urbanization is built around this tower, and is now part of a restaurant.
Cabo Roig has a pleasant climate with an average temperature of 20º C and 300 sunny days per year.
Due to the absence of heavy industry and the presence of large salinas (salt lakes) in the environment, the air in the region known as very clean.
The area is therefore popular with the elderly and sick with all kinds of chronic health problems.
It is said that the environment promotes health because of the relatively high concentrations of iodine in the air by the presence of the salinas.
Nearby are many clinics for heart disease, rheumatism and skin diseases.
North of Cabo Roig are the Salinas of Torrevieja and La Mata.
This is a protected nature reserve where flamingos can be seen in the wild.
A nickname for Cabo Roig is the jewel of the Costa Blanca