Calpe

Calpe is a city of the Costa Blanca focused mainly in tourism .This villa of Spain is located in the map, 64 kilometers north of Alicante and 122 kilometers south of Valencia. Sitting next to its famous rock (Ifach) and on a hill of Sierra Bernia, a spectacular geographical feature that allows the connection between the southern towns of La Marina.

It is an authentic tourist village, which has a coastline made of fine sandy beaches with narrower parts that create cliffs and ancient saltworks. Along the promenade you can find remains of a salting factory enabled by the Romans. 

Its many hotels offer the visitor an ideal place to enjoy the sun and the beach.

The weather in Calpe

This Villa of the Costa Blanca can show off thanks to the warm and temperate climate, ideal for enjoying beaches and coves. Its hot summers and mild winters make this location a perfect place to have some holidays and enjoy the existing hotels just in front of the ocean. The average annual temperature is 18 degrees.

What to see in Calpe old town

  1. The historic center of the city has many places of interest.  Walk around the narrow and cobblestoned streets, observe the remains of the historic walls and feel its environment is pleasure for everyone, There we can enjoy the ancient Torreó de la Peca which is currently a Museum.
  2. The  Rock in Calpe named "Peñón de Ifach", symbol of the Costa Blanca, rises in the sea as a calcareous rock of 332 m. height and one kilometer long. Attached to the ground by a narrow section of land, el Peñon de Ifach ends the nearby "Sierra de Oltà", forming one of the biggest and singular geographical features  of the entire Mediterranean coast.
  3. Casanova is a fortified farmhouse of historical and architectural interest, in which they integrated the areas of work (winery, corrals and stables). Constructed probably at the end of XVII century or beginnings of XVIII, the building is a visual landmark and landscaping that dominates most of the municipal area.
  4. El Castellet de Calp is a remain of a lookout tower built at the end of the XVI century to prevent the attack of the Berber pirates.
  5. The Roman site of the "Baños de la Reina" is a privileged coastal enclave. Located in front of a bay of calm waters and sheltered by “El Peñón de Ifach”, still sinks today its rocky arms in the crystalline waters of the Mare Nostrum.
  6. La Torre moli de Morelló is a construction, half-baked flour windmill of the 19th century and occupies the west end of the archaeological zone of Baños de la Reina
  7. Pou salat: Rural construction of the XVIII century where the villagers went to collect water for domestic use, also served as a watering hole.
  8. La Pobla Medieval D'Ifach stands out for being currently a unique site in the Comunidad Valenciana, and it is the only Pobla de Conquista that has not been investigated, excavated nor previously transformed, which makes it a unique and exceptional site.

What to do in Calpe

For great holidays, after staying in some of the hotels in Bahía de Calpe in the City we can start enjoying its countless places of interest.

The fishing port offers incredible activity when the time of the auction arrives. Then, on the terraces of the restaurants located at the beach, they offer places to eat and the opportunity to taste fresh seafood.

Climbing the Ifach Rock to its highest stop is not longer allowed but you can prepare a walk halfway to the top that is really worth.

Other options not less recommended are: visit to the Center of Interpretation of El Peñón de Ifach, contemplate the wildlife of Las Salinas, walk the ecological trails from Calpe to Moraira, or the Prince of Asturias. For the most daring Calpe give us the opportunity to climb the south face of the Peñón de Ifach

The beaches and coves in Calpe

Calpe offers 13 km of coastline with 14 beaches and coves for you to choose. From golden sand and busy ones, to quiet and small sandy coves. You will also find virgin coasts formed with rocks that create amazing cliffs. All recognizable by the purity of their clean waters and  an unmistakable blue color.

Arenal-Bol and La Fossa-Levante are endless urban beaches of sand highly recomended for a break, where you can also enjoy sports and nautical activities. All surrounded with a lot of services and facilities.

With more than 5 km of beautiful cliffs among which the Peñón de Ifach stand out, Toix and La Manzanera, surrounded by vegetation. We find beautiful and quiet coves sculpted by blows of sea and wind, such as El Penyal, Les Bassetes or El Racó, magical places where diving, fishing and sailing become unforgettable experiences.

Virgin coves with charm, ideal to lose track of time, to practice diving and Fishing with the breathtaking views of the Sierra de Toix as a background.

The parties in Calpe

The City Council not only offers the usual possibility of sun and beach, but also throughout the year, many festive events, from the arrival of the Magi in January to the Moors and Christians in October.

All this festivities decorated with fire and gunpowder, light and color, culture and art. Participating in a mixture of people, gastronomy and folklore.

Holy Week, the Fallas in March, the Bonfires of San Juan in June, La virgen del Carmen on July 16, and the festivities of La Virgen de las Nieves in August with all kinds of popular acts together with the “bous al carrer” establish the festive calendar which is completed with the carnival, the Day of Andalusia in February, the May Cross and “La feria de Andalucia”in July, the Pilgrimage of La Virgen del Rocío and La Virgen de la Merced in September, Pilgrimage of Sant Francesc and the Beer Festival in October or Christmas in December.

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Gallery Calpe


Baños de la Reina | Calpe Puerto | Casco antiguo | Las Salinas | Passeig Princep Asturies | Peñon de Ifach | Puerto Blanco


Gallery Calas and Playas


Cala Calalga | Cala de Mallorqui | Playa Arenal Bol | Playa Levante Fosa



Tourist Information

Oficina de Turismo
Avenida Ejércitos Españoles, 30 03710 Calpe
Tel: +34 965 83 69 20
Email:
infocalpe@touristinfo.net 

Webpage:
calpe.es


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