El Campello is a privileged place; it presents the most extensive coastline in the province of Alicante (23km), and offers visitors golden sand beaches such as the one of Muchavista and Carrer la Mar; secluded coves that appear behind the Ileta; and nearly mountains.
In the area known as La Illeta dels Banyets have been found Iberian and Roman remains, although the oldest ones date from the Chalcolithic and the Bronze Age. In the sixteenth century the constant incursions of Berber pirates motivated the construction of a series of watchtowers along the coast. In El Campello there are still two of them: the one of the Barranc d´Aigües located on a cliff, and Torre de la Illeta , emblem of the town.
Traditionally, El Campello has directed its economy to fishing and rain-fed agriculture, but nowadays tourism is the main source of income for the town. However, it maintains its active fish market, which also offers visitors the opportunity to participate every evening in its auction.
In this town, stands out the extraordinary annual cultural program (theater, dance, concerts, exhibitions, courses, etc.) of the House of Culture, which has an auditorium and an amphitheater outdoors.
The excellent weather of El Campello, together with its magnificent sports facilities (Nautical Club, Sports Hall, Sports courts of El Vincle, golf courses...); make it possible to practice all kinds of sports throughout year.