Rojales is situated near Guardamar del Segura on the Orihuela Costa, southern Costa Blanca, just off the CV920 between Guardamar del Segura and Orihuela and is about 35 minutes drive from Alicante airport and 30 minutes drive from Murcia (San Javier) airport. Rojales is a small Spanish town close to Benijofar, Ciudad Quesada, Almoradi and Torrevieja.

Many championship golf courses are nearby and most importantly Rojales is just 10 minutes away from the fabulous sandy beaches of Guardamar and 15 minutes from Torrevieja’s beaches.Throughout the year, Rojales, enjoys great weather conditions.

In the summer, daily temperatures average over 30°C, and even during winter, temperatures rarely drop below 15°C, there are over 300 days of sunshine and an annual average temperature of around 20ºC.

This inland town has has plenty of heritage and history. Rojales dates back to the Moors during the Moorish occupation of Spain from the 8th until 13th Centuries A.D. The Moors were famous for setting up the irrigation systems throughout Spain to water the fruits and vegetables planted making Rojales what it is today.

Rojales is situated on the River Segura and is also famous for the Charles III bridge with its three arches built with fine stonework which was constructed under the reign of Carlos III and was finalised in October 1790. There are so many things to visit in Rojales, from the Casa de Las Conchas, which is is by the lowest entrance to the caves. Over many years the owner, Manuel Fulleda Alcaraz, has decorated his house with patterns of shells, tiles and mirrors. It’s quite spectacular to see.

The caves of El Rodeo were built into the hillside with these being the homes of 19th Century people. The Gasparito Wells date back to the 1920’s, these two subterranean wells excavated from the mountain sandstone were designed to collect and store rainwater to supply the surrounding areas. Water merchants used to visit the wells and stock up with ‘skin bags’ full of water then return to their villages where they could then sell them. The West Well is now an exhibition gallery and to this day the East Well is still in operation.

The Azud is a stone dam, dating back to the 16th century and still in operation. It’s purpose was to raise the level of the river to direct the water into the irrigation trenches and onto the water wheel.

The town of Rojales is a haven for nature lovers, with the Natural Park of the Lagoons of Torrevieja and La Mata (also known as Torrelamata) just a few miles away, the salt marshes, lagoon waters and reed beds are filled with migratory birds, especially flamingos. The park is crossed by a large number of marked trails for both walking and cycling, which take you to some of the finest sights in the park and the best hides for seeing bird life.