There are many reasons to stay at El Campello instead of busy touristic cities at SouthWest Coast of Spain around Alicante. El Campello old town is built around the former fishing area, therefore still protected small fishing houses exist in the centre.
This place is preserved and has a nice cosmopolitan character.
Most importantly, the seaside is free from car and traffic. You will wake up with the relaxing sound of the waves. Especially summer evenings, the seaside promenade is the attraction point here.
You will not need a car in El Campello, because it is very easy access both from Alicante and from Benidorm by tram. Many nice towns such as Villajoyosa and Altea are very easy to reach for day trips. At the north side, next to the Coveta Fuma, there are cliffs and small coves of sand, gravel and rocks with clear water.
If you like the beach life, there is a long sand beach parallel to the seaside promenade, St Vicente. This is Surfers popular beach as well.
If you like the small cozy beach bars (chiringuito), you will find plenty of them in the area, especially at Muchavista beach. From El Campello, it is very near to go to Muchavista beach. There are many offers in these chiringuitos: live Cuban music, or Zumba hours, or beach parties…
For the sailing lovers, there is a small marina at El campello. Alongside the Port and the fishing area you will find El Campello yacht club. The port area is split between the fishermans port on (next to the fish market) and the Club Nautico de El Campello is on the other side. Both the Club Nautico and the esplanade make excellent spots to enjoy an evening next to the sea.
Downtown El campello is loaded with great restaurants and tapas bars to have a delicious meal or enjoy a nice glass of wine. There are some Michelin star restaurants to discover.
Recommended restaurant in Campello: Restaurante Andra Mari, Restaurante Brel, Restaurante La Vela, La Cova, Star of India, Casa Mar.
Fish market at the harbour: There’s nothing like eating a really fresh fish. In El Campello, boats bring their catch ashore every weekday evening for an auction between 18:00 – 20:00.
Even during winter, El Campello will be a great relaxing place with friendly locals, nice restaurants and sea life. Why not taking the advantage of mild climate and sunny days, and spend a fantastic winter here. In January and February, the temperatures can go up to 20 C degrees and there are plenty of sunny days.
Recommendation to stay and enjoy El Campello all year around: