Situated between Albatera and Crevillente, on the beautiful Costa Blanca, is this Arabian paradise. For a truly magical experience, an evening under the stars in the Carmen del Campillo tea house is a must.
Carmen del Campillo Tea House, Alicante
Considered to be a place of spirituality and relaxation, this is immediately apparent upon entering the large Moorish style villa with its ornate wrought iron gates. Every aspect of the buildings and exotic gardens invite guests to shake off the shackles that bind and immerse themselves in the deliciously peaceful surroundings.
Named Casa Morisca, the villa and beautifully tended gardens are a labyrinth of secret nooks & crannies, Arabian tents, winding lantern lit walkways, rockery’s, vines, flower gardens, water features and exotic wildlife. Throughout the grounds are terraces with comfortable seating and there is an immaculately built stone well.
Inside, the villa is just as inviting as the gardens blend into the interior with stone floored courtyards, terraces and balconies adorned with colourfully woven Persian rugs & cushions, dome-ceiling sitting rooms with ornate furniture, mosaic walls and stained glass windows. Highly rated as one of the best things to do in Alicante according to trip advisor, Carmen del Campillo must be experienced upon your next visit to the Costa Blanca.
Teteria Carmen del Campillo (Spanish Name)
Unlike conventional tea rooms or cafe’s, which have open doors, serving counters and menu displays, guests to Carmen del Campillo Tea House are let in the locked gates individually and only need to choose an area to sit, inside or out, and someone will come along for a chat and to let you know what types of refreshments are on offer.
There are a good selection of various teas, milkshakes, tasty pastries and deserts to sample whilst guests relax and enjoy the muted Arabian music or wonder the villa and grounds at leisure, enjoying the dazzling displays of the resident peacocks.
Early evening is an excellent time to visit the tea house, when the heat of the day starts to wane, the lanterns and candles are lit and the crickets start their nightly chorus. Open until the early hours of the morning, late night guests need not worry if there is a chill in the air as there are ample cosy cushions and wool blankets available. Carmen del Campillo Tea House does not have a price menu, just a reasonable entrance fee and prices on request, more information can be found by visiting their website.