16 December 2016
Rojales is close to the CV920 between Guardamar del Segura and Orihuela and is approximately 35 minutes drive from Alicante airport and 30 minutes drive from Murcia (San Javier) airport. Once at the airport you have a range of different airport transfer options to Rojales including private shuttle buses, taxis or Rojales car hire. The village is located inland near Guardamar del Segura on the Orihuela Costa on the southern Costa Blanca of Spain, with a population of 21,000 inhabitants throughout the year.
Tourist attractions, sights and activities
Rojales is a small Spanish city close to Benijofar, Ciudad Quesada, Almoradi and Torrevieja. Many championship golf courses nearby and most importantly, Rojales is just 10 minutes away from the beautiful sandy beaches of Guardamar and 15 minutes from the beaches of Torrevieja.
Throughout the year you can enjoy wonderful weather conditions in Rojales, Spain. In summer, the daily average temperature above 30 ° C, and even in winter, the temperature is rarely below 15 ° C, making Rojales an ideal place for a golfing holiday in the winter sun.
The village is famous for the beautiful cave houses, which are located in the hills in the south of the city. The best kept secret is the tourist attraction in the area of Rojales, the Casa de Las Conchas, the lowest entrance to the caves area Vilatona. For many years the owner, Manuel Fulleda Alcaraz, has decorated his house with patterns of shells, tiles and mirrors. It is very spectacular to see. Another day out and excursion from Rojales is a visit to the caves of El Rodeo. These caves were built in the hill in the 19th century.
The Azud is a stone dam, dating back to the 16th century and still in operation. The goal was to raise the level of the river by running the water directly into the irrigation trenches and on the water wheel.
The Gasparito Wells date from the 1920s, these two underground wells are excavated from the mountain sandstone and designed for collecting and storing rainwater to the surrounding areas. Water traders used the wells to fill their 'leather bags' full of water, then return to their villages where they could then sell it. The West Well is now an exhibition space and to this day the East Well is still in operation.
The city of Rojales is a paradise for nature lovers, with the natural park of the lagoons of Torrevieja and La Mata (also known as Torrelamata) just a few kilometers away from Rojales. The nature park of the lagoons is a vast area of salt marshes, lagoon waters and reed beds that are visited by migratory birds and especially flamingos. The park is crossed by a large number of marked trails for both hiking and biking, taking you to some of the most beautiful sights in the park.
In Rojales weekly has a lively market. Fresh fruit and vegetables, as well as other locally made products, are sold on the market. The market day in Rojales is on a Thursday.
History and Monuments
What makes Rojales so interesting is its heritage and history. Rojales dates back to the Moors during the Moorish occupation of Spain from the 8th to 13th century AD. The Moors were famous for setting up the irrigation systems throughout Spain to serve the fruit and vegetables. Rojales has gratefully used the irrigation facilities and has a lot of fruit growing. Rojales is located on the river Segura and is also known for the Charles III bridge with the three arches built with fine stones, consists of three large arches that was built under the reign of Carlos III and completed in October 1790.
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