Carmen Del Campillo Tea House
Carmen Del Campillo Tea House is just 30 minutes drive from Santa Pola yet will leave you feeling like you have crossed continents. Prepare to be transported to a scene straight out of Arabian Nights when visiting this magical tea house. The sprawling Arab style villa filled with wonders, and exquisite gardens, present a fairy tale setting perfect for a wedding celebration. Carmen Del Campillo Tea House can be visited both day and night when the villa and gardens are equally as charming. On chilly nights the attentive staff even offer visitors comfy blankets.
Carmen Del Campillo Gardens
Stone walkways lined with plants and flowerbeds meander their way through the lush gardens. These lead to secluded courtyards and seating alcoves covered with rugs and cushions. Beautiful pottery and intricate lamps add to the charm, and tinkling fountains create an almost zen like feel to the gardens. In true Arab style, grand archways, courtyards and hidden passages connect the gardens to the villa where pretty balconies and terraces are draped in bougainvillea. With so many plants and trees providing shade, the tea house is a pleasure to visit in the summertime.
Carmen Del Campillo Villa
With such stunning and interesting gardens, some visitors never venture inside. Do not make this mistake as the villa is equally as impressive. Outer courtyards seamlessly blend into inner courtyards with passages leading to grand sitting rooms and hidden stone staircases reach the villa's upper levels. Here, intricate latticework forms romantic seating areas strewn with rugs and cushions. Throughout the villa wonderful decor draws the eye and rooms are filled with superb crafts and artwork. Choose a spot to sit and relax and the staff will come and find you.
An ancient kitchen filled with huge old copper pots and a wood burning stove is where the drinks and snacks are prepared. Visitors can choose from a varied menu offering several varieties of tea and coffee. There are also cold drinks, milkshakes and a selection of sweet and savoury pastries, cakes and snacks. Carmen Del Campillo Tea House stays open late into the night during summer months. This is a magical time to visit, with pretty candles and lanterns lighting up the gardens and balconies. Nighttime sounds of chirruping crickets adds to the charm of this lovely oasis.