Villas in Rojales - a charming seaside resort steeped in history
The beautiful and traditional Spanish town of Rojales is located in the southern part of Costa Blanca. It is situated between the towns of Guardamar de Segura and Orihuela. Other towns close to Rojales include Almoradi, Torrevieja, Ciudad Quesada and Benijofar. One of the reasons that Rojales villas are so popular in the area is because of the long history of the town. The town was first occupied by the Moors, who were instrumental in setting up an irrigation system, which is still working to this day. The system brought water from the River Seguar, which runs through the town, and distributed it to the arable land in the vicinity to grow food crops and fruits, such as lemons and oranges. The river also has an 18th century stone bridge, the Charles III Bridge, which runs across the river in three majestic arches.
Rojales self catering Holiday Rental - come and learn about the fascinating history of Rojales
Rojales has many attractions to offer visitors. Rojales holiday rentals put visitors close to the Natural Park of the Lagoons of Torrelamata. This park covers a huge area of salt marshes, reed beds and lagoons which are home to migratory birds, specifically flamingos. The park also has trails for cycling and walking, and is perfect for bird-watching and nature gazing. Do not miss a visit to the Casa de Las Conchas located in Calle Vilatona. The owner of the house has been decorating his home for years using tiles, mirrors and seashells. The outcome is spectacular and well worth a visit. Close to this casa are the caves of El Rodeo. According to archaeological records, these caves were excavated into the hillside in the 19th century by people, who used them as a place for dwelling.
Rojales holiday rentals also allow people to visit a 16th century stone dam called the Azud. This dam is still working and was built to elevate the water level in the river, so that it could be redirected to trenches and a water wheel. In the 1920s, two underground wells were constructed to collect rainwater, so that the neighbouring areas would have water during the dry season. These wells are known as the Gasparito Wells, and while the western one is meant for exhibition, the eastern one is still in use even today. Golf lovers can head to the town of Ciudad Quesada, which has a 18-hole golf course. The town also has a water park. However, Rojales itself has a beautiful 18-hole golf course and clubhouse called La Marquesa. When living in Rojales apartments, it is a must to visit the weekly Thursday market of the town. Here you can buy local produce as well as fresh vegetables and fruits. People living in self-catering Rojales holiday rentals will love the market for its cheaply priced wares. Another family friendly holiday resort you may be interested in is Pra Loup Chalets.