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EL CAMPELLO

Although only 13 kilometers from Alicante and 26 kilometers from Benidorm, El Campello is still a very quiet resort. But thanks to the short distance to the two cities you can always count on their huge entertainment offer.

The city has many historic buildings and remains almost unchanged by tourism. The relaxed atmosphere of a traditional seaside town has been preserved, and there are few tall buildings.

Perhaps the most impressive building is the watch tower, Torre de la Vigía Illeta, which dominates the harbour. It was built in the 16th Century to protect against the pirates attacks.

The port consists of two parts: the marina, where is the "Club Nautico Campello" with more than 400 berths, and the nearby fishing port with its market, where you can watch the fish auctions during the week-days.

Below the watch tower, on a small peninsula, there are the ruins of Illeta Foto which are among the most important archaeological sites in the Mediterranean. It is a 5,000 year old settlement, founded by the Iberians and later inhabited by the Romans. From the Iberian period unique circular buildings, in which crockery, arms, and even graves have been found, are preserved. From the Roman period, some small spas and pools carved into the rock. These have then served for fish farming.

At the old watch tower begins the beach promenade "Voramar de les Escultures", which owes its name to the sculptures of the artist Vicente Ferrero, and which leads up to the beach Playa de la Almadraba. Along the beach promenade, there are colorful fishermen's houses, and of course a variety of bars, cafes and restaurants.

Around El Campello we find numerous beaches and coves, including the rocky Coveta Fuma, bays with sandy beaches such as Cala Venta and La Nuza, as well as the wide sandy beaches Foto of Carrerlamar and Muchavista.

The beach Playa de Muchavista is more than 3 kilometers long and has fine, golden sand. The adjacent beach promenade leads to the Playa de San Juan in Alicante. Next to El Campello there is also one about 350 meters long nudist beach in the Cala Cuartel.



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