El Campello Fish Market

El Campello fish market, information on the fish market in El Campello, Alicante, Spain

El Campello Alicante Fish Market

El Campello Alicante Fish Market: The town of El Campello and its history have for all time been connected to the sea and to its fishermen. For many centuries and particularly during the 19th and early 20th centuries fishing was the major economic activity of the town and area.

As you would expect the fish market is located in the port and you can make your way down there on weekdays to see all the activity of local fishermen and fish buyers.

The fishing port is actually quite large and has mooring spaces for 474 craft, and the fish market (Lonja del Pescado) attracts plenty of visitors both to purchase fish and simply watch all the activity going on. The fish market is open on weekdays (Mon-Fri 6pm to 8pm) and each day a fresh fish auction takes place along with the sale of fresh fish to the general public.

A town and popular resort situated to the north of Alicante, El Campello is a bustling place with a thriving fish market and harbour. Attracting plenty of holidaymakers especially during the summer season of July and August, El Campello is a well loved holiday resort with fine beaches and good access to nearby attractions.

El Campello Beaches: El Campello Beach is a attractive sandy beach with a promenade lining it, it is a big beach with lots of space for holidaymakers to relax in the sun. Apart from the popular playa, there are lots of other inlets and coves which you can try out and get away from the crowded areas.

Accommodation in El Campello: You can choose from a considerable variety of possibilities for your visit to the resort, you can consider self-catering apartments or villas, bed and breakfast establishments, or hotels. There is also the option of camping and there are 3 campsites in the El Campello area.

El Campello History: The story of El Campello goes back numerous centuries and pre-dates the Roman occupation of the region, in fact the "La Isleta" site near the port dates back some five thousand years, there are also some remains of the Roman settlement when they erected fish salting factories in the harbour. The historic tower dates back to the sixteenth century, and was constructed to warn residents of threats by Barbary pirates.

Location of El Campello: The resort is located on the N-332 highway between Benidorm and Alicante it is about 33 kilometres from the nearest airport (Alicante), a drive of about 30 minutes, it is thirty six kilometres from the resort of Benidorm and 13 kilometres from the city of Alicante with its myriad places to visit and splendid shopping opportunities.

The town has a resident population of around 26,043, it has a municipal area of 21 square miles, and is at a height of 26 metres above sea level. The postal code for the town is 03560.

A busy time for the area is during October, when its famous Moors and Christians celebration takes place, there are mock battles, firework displays, and parades and the local people dress up in colourful and elaborate costumes.

El Campello Weather: El Campello, of course, because of its perfect situation, enjoys some wonderful weather conditions with plenty of hours of sun and sparce rainfall. These conditions can be relied on to continue in the resort right through year long although the evenings and nights can be very cold during the winter season. Over 300 sunny days are normal for the town every year, making it an ideal holiday favourite.

No matter what you are requiring in a holiday resort, you should find a lot to satisfy you in El Campello Valencia, Spain.

More Costa Blanca Spain Guides

Pilar - Denia - Gran Alacant - Gandia - Calpe - Guardamar - La Marina - Altea - Javea - Costa Blanca - Benidorm - Torrevieja - Moraira - El Campello - Oliva - Villajoyosa - Campoamor - La Zenia - Elche - Santa Pola - Alicante - Torre de la Horadada - Cabo Roig - Albir - Punta Prima - Zeniamar

HOME