Campoamor is a residential urbanization on the eastern coastline of the Mediterranean Sea, in the southernmost district of the province of Alicante, and 12 km south of the city of Torrevieja.
The area is popular during the high season and can be classified as a favorite holiday destination for tourists who come here for its white sandy beaches and the many first-class leisure facilities.
According to the latest government data, Campoamor currently has an official population of 33,277. Unlike other areas along this part of the Costa Blanca art line, Campoamor has retained its traditional Spanish culture as this place is very popular with Spanish families who have a second home here.
Most of the families come from the town of Orihuela, about 40km inland and almost 60% of the local population is Spanish and almost 20% are British expats, followed by the Irish, Bulgarians and Moroccans, who represent about 3% each. In total there are people of 106 different nationalities currently living in this community.
Campoamor, bordering to the north by the Aguamarina community of Cabo Roig, to the south by the beach district of Mil Palmeras and to the west, inland, to the open countryside, is under the jurisdiction of the Municipality of Orihuela.
Campoamor consists of two striking areas, Lomas de Campoamor (literally translated as 'the Hills of Campoamor') and the beach area known as Dehesa de Campoamor (literally translated as 'Pastures of Campoamor').
The N-332 coastal road runs north-south towards the north west of Campoamor, with easy access to the AP-7 highway which runs parallel to the coast and provides free access south towards Murcia, or via the toll road for a quicker route to north towards Alicante.
Campoamor has a rich mythical history stretching back to antiquity centered on a Spanish poet and his Irish wife.
Ramón de Campoamor was governor of the province of Alicante in 1854 and after he married an Irish woman named Guillermina O'Gorman, his new father-in-law gave him farmland in what was then Dehesa de Matamoros.
After Ramón's death, about eleven years later, this farmland was renamed Dehesa de Campoamor in his honor.
In 1941 the land was bought by Don Antonio Tárraga and Don Manuel Segura and the Spanish landowners started the transformation of the farm in 1941, they built wells and cultivated extensive citrus plantations.
It was not until the late 1960s that tourist and residential development began, a phase of high-rise buildings typical of the mid-century and which continued unabated for nearly two decades.
The city grew at a rapid pace with the construction of most of the buildings that still form part of today's urban landscape. Historic buildings were given names of European rivers, while the streets were given names of poets, a reminder of the origins of Campoamor and its poet as founder.
The area is characterized by a low-lying relatively flat topography typical of most Mediterranean beach locations, with towering crimson sandstone cliffs marking the northern periphery of the coastline.
Cabo Roig has a wonderful and healthy Mediterranean microclimate. This means that there is relatively little precipitation annually, the sun shines on average about 325 days a year and there is an average annual daytime temperature of no less than 19.3ºc.
Long warm summers and short, mild, dry winters characterize this part of the Costa Blanca. People who visit this area from June to September can often expect temperatures ranging between 25ºc at night and 35ºc during the day.
Campoamor has three beautiful beaches on the Orihuela Costa: Cala de Campoamor, Playa Diez Picos, and Playa de la Glea; each with immaculately maintained golden beaches, safe and warm bathing waters and Blue Flag hygiene standards.
On the north side of the Playa de la Glea is a spectacular elevated walkway that hugs the vibrant red rock face and provides a natural passageway directly connected to Aguamarina Beach and its curvaceous promenade.
A marina on the south side of the main beach, Puerto Deportivo Miguel Caballero, offers 348 private moorings for all kinds of boats and personal watercraft. The center has recreational and water sports facilities during the summer months and features the haute-cuisine Restaurante Los Angeles.
The port also has a yacht club, Club Nautico Dehesa de Campoamor, which has been located next to the safe harbor for almost fifty years. Here you will also find other good restaurants such as La Barraca and Chiringuito del Puerto serving delicious dishes
order right on the beach.
The Hotel Restaurante Montepiedra offers bungalow-style accommodation with a terrace and living room on one floor and surrounded by gardens. It has two large swimming pools, one for adults and one for children, a restaurant and a large nightclub that is open during the summer months.
The Montepiedra Sports Center offers indoor and outdoor sports facilities including several tennis courts and a great restaurant. Jardines del Mar Chill Beach Club and Las Colinas Beach Club offer additional private facilities for members including exclusive restaurants and an impressive infinity pool.
Inland at Lomas de Campoamor, the Real Club de Golf Campoamor Resort enjoys six restaurants, offering a true gastronomic experience to suit every taste and budget, a luxury four-star hotel set around a beautiful courtyard garden and of course a world-class 18-hole championship golf course .
With a length of 6,277 m and a par 72, this well-known golf course offers a golfing experience of the highest quality which is naturally enhanced by the lush vegetation and surrounding fauna.