Dehesa de Campoamor

Map Dehesa de CampoamorLocated between Cabo Roig and Mil Palmeras/RioMar within Orihuela Costa, Orihuela municipality.
Dehesa de Campoamor used to be called Dehesa de Matamoros but was later renamed after the poet Ramon de Campoamor (1817-1901). Ramón de Campoamor was very successful in his time, writing plays, poetry and philosophical essays, and was often compared to José Zorilla.
Ramón de Campoamor became governor of the province of Alicante around 1854, and after his marriage to the Irishwoman Guillermina O’Gorman, he bought the Dehesa de Matamoros, which is now called Dehesa de Campoamor. Another version says that it was Ramón de Campoamor’s father-in-law who gave them the land as a gift.

Today, the Dehesa de Campoamor is usually just called Campoamor. The area is surrounded by generous green spaces and beautiful Mediterranean views. The place is popular both for vacation and year-round accommodation with everything close at hand that may be needed such as grocery store, shops, hair salon, bars, restaurants, hotels, marina etc. The very popular restaurants, Las Villas and Casa Alfonso are within walking distance and the pub Mimaybe, today a meeting place for all ages. In the neighboring area of Cabo Roig there are more shops, bars, restaurants, banks, medical center, pharmacy, etc.

The first constructions started at the end of the 1950s, including the Ronda high-rise building opposite the Campoamor marina. After these came the well-known Diez Picos high-rise with its tall tower and 3 interconnected lower houses from which all apartments have a wonderful view of the Mediterranean.
Don Antonio Tarraga bought the land from a friend in financial difficulty and slowly built up the area into the now well-known Dehesa de Campoamor. Don Antonio himself ran the company, starting in a small office in Ronda I and then moving to the “upstairs” of the office known today as Sudecasa. In the garden at Sudecasa there is a sculpture in memory of Don Antonio, a very loving person who enjoyed his finca on the outskirts of Campoamor.
During the 1960s and 1970s, construction continued with both high-rise buildings and residential areas. The skyscrapers were named after rivers and the streets by poets. Today, the building combines the classic Mediterranean style with the new modern funkis model.

Beaches and Golf

The sandy beaches of Playa de la Glea, Barranco Rubio and Aquamarina offer a total of about 2,500 m of lovely swimming and sunshine. La Glea beach is the most popular with visitors and has all the necessary services for those who love water sports. Beach bars and restaurants mean that this beach always has a lively atmosphere. The Barranco Rubio beach offers calmer waters with less depth and waves, making it ideal for families with children.Finally, the Aguamarina beach, which used to be a pristine bay and is currently the quietest beach.

If golf is of interest, Villamartin, Las Ramblas, Real Club de Campoamor, Las Colinas and Lo Romero golf courses are “around the corner”.

Sudecasa helps with the administration of the communities but also with other services that may be needed from time to time, such as electricians, plumbers, gas, etc. Many languages are spoken here given the different nationalities living in the area. If you want to rent out your home, Sudecasa will also help with this and all the associated administration.

Dehesa de Campoamor Roman Bridge

In Campoamor we also find the “old” bridge from the Roman Empire, which until the early 80s was part of the coastal road N-332.

Dehesa de Campoamor Boat Club

Dehesa de Campoamor Club Nautico

Club Nautico Dehesa de Campoamor has an original design that is in keeping with the landscape. It has 364 berths, for boats up to 14 m and because of its depth is particularly suitable for motorboats. The port has a ramp, a dry dock and a ten-ton crane. There is also a meteorological information service, radio telephony and a petrol pump, showers and a clubhouse with a bar. The boat club restaurant is very popular at weekends for both lunch and dinner.
Club Nautico Campoamor.

Dehesa de Campoamor Riding Club

Equestrian center and riding school with facilities and services such as outdoor tracks, 1,250 m indoor track, horse boarding, jumping and stud farm.
Restaurant with patio, green areas and parking. Riding lessons at basic level and jumping lessons, private lessons and excursions with guides.

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