If you are travelling into the south east of Spain, around Alicante or Murcia, you should pay a visit to the village of Cox. There is a population of approximately 6 1/2 thousand people here and the main language is Spanish. The town is situated at the base of the Sierra de Segura and it has a large agricultural base, the farmers growing mainly fruits and vegetables.
The history of the area is much the same as many of the other towns in this province. There is definite archaeological evidence that there were settlers in the area going back to Stone Age times. The Moors, had a great influence on the people and the land until they were conquered by the Christians in the 13th century. The population of this village has increased by over 300% in the last three decades.
The Costa Blanca itself has a lot to offer the tourist. From Cox, you can visit the beautiful Mediterranean seaside where you will find plenty to keep you entertained, apart from the obvious sunbathing. In Cox itself, there is plenty to do it and see if you are looking for architecture. There is the fully restored Castilla de Santa Barbara. This is situated about 80 meters into the hills around Cox. There is a footpath that goes all the way up to the castle although you should take it in sections as it is very steep. The only problem is you won’t be able to get inside the castle without permission. There are some tours but they are organized infrequently. There is also the Cox Mill which is now an ethnological museum.
Of course, if you are looking for some real fun in the evening time, you should head up to one of the nearby cities. Both Alicante and Benidorm offer great night-time entertainment. If you go to Benidorm, you can be sure of all night long entertainment. They are many different cabaret acts which normally commence at around eight o’clock every evening.Top