Calpe and the local area


Calpe is a thriving town on Spain's south eastern coast, probably best known for its dramatic, craggy Peñón de Ifach rock which stands over 300 metres tall and can be seen for miles, providing a fantastic landmark up and down the coast. The town really does have something to suit all tastes, balancing a traditional old town and historic sites like the Banos de Reina and the ancient Pobla d'Ifac with modern tourist facilities which now include 3 Michelin starred restaurants!

Three gloriously sandy Blue Flag awarded beaches appeal to families and water sports lovers alike. Hire a small boat or kayak to explore the dramatic rocky coastline, or take a stand up paddleboard lesson. Divers are well catered for with several excellent PADI dive schools in the town.

A visit to the harbour and the working fishing port is a must when in Calpe. See the fish being landed on the quayside before progressing into the market where buyers from the regions major supermarkets and top restaurants select the finest, locally caught seafood.

Calpe has a fantastic choice of restaurants, with something to suit very taste and budget. The town centre has a good choice of shops, bars and evening entertainment.

With more than 300 sunny days a year, very little rainfall and winter temperatures averaging 19’C, Calpe is also an ideal location for a winter cycling holiday. A great feature of Calpe is the range of cycling available – breezy coastal roads, mountains routes and stunning climbs. The sea views are stunning, too. The Costa Blanca climate is one of the healthiest in the world, according to the World Health Organisation and a perfect choice for cyclists of every standard.

Calpe is ideally positioned in the centre of the Costa Blanca’s coastline, making it an ideal base for exploring the delights of this part of Spain, whether it is countryside, history, water sports or sandy beaches that you seek!

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