is a town on the Costa Blanca about 15 kilometres north of Alicante, and has a marina and fish market. Two of the most interesting landmarks can be found near this harbour. The Watchtower, built in the 16th century, that was a lookout for the pirates and just behind of it the “Baños de la Reina”. This small peninsula has served since 3000 BC as Iberian, Roman and Arab occupation, mainly as living quarters and fish factories.
The month of October is when El Campello celebrates its Moors and Christians festival. The festival includes numerous parades, daily “battles” across town and fireworks at night. The evening parades are a true happening with extravagant costumes.
This municipality counts with 23 kilometres of coastline of sandy beaches and rocky shorelines, with Playa de Muchavista as the most well known.
The town has about 25 thousands residents that can rise to more than 70 thousand in busy summers. From 1990 up to 2005 the number of inhabitants doubled due to increasing tourism but also because the town is completely integrated into the Alicante city area.
This means that travelling to El Campello is relatively easy, the town is connected to the AP-7 with its own exit, making it possible to travel north and south without to much problems, the airport is just south of Alicante, and the tram-vias line 1 and 3 connect the town to Alicante, where their final stop is close to the international train and bus stations.