Busy Calpe

the family vacation spot for the whole year

Calpe was an old fishing town on the Costa Blanca, Spain, which has evolved into the excellent seaside resort it is today. It is characterized by the view of the Peñón de Ifach rock, with its well-known conical shape. Its mild climate, extensive sandy beaches, the azure of the sea and its avenues with palm trees are the guarantee of an ideal vacation spot for both summer and winter. The small, picturesque streets and squares invite you to walk through them, then rest in one of the many bars or taste fresh and delicious seafood dishes in one of the many restaurants. Busy Calpe has a lot of new residents and offers different residential areas where you can find holiday homes, villas and apartments

General information of busy Calpe

Calpe is a municipality in the Spanish province of Alicante, in the Valencia region. Located 70km north of Alicante, it has an area of 24 square km. In 2001, this city had 18,881 inhabitants. Writers like Hemingway often resided in Calpe during the 1930s.

Nearest airport (Alicante) (75 km).
Valencia (111 km).
Train station to Alicante and Denia: 0.5 km

The Peñón de Ifach (Ifach means north in Phoenician), is the symbol of Calpe and actually also that of the Costa Blanca. It is the highest rock in the Mediterranean and divides the Calpe coastline in two. The massive limestone is 332m high and extends up to 1km from the sea, thus forming a first-class geological landscape. Since 1987, the special ecology of Ifach was protected by declaring it a National Park. You can visit the top of the rocks in groups and there is also a natural information center where the rich fauna and flora are explained. From these rocks you have one of the best views of the Costa Blanca. Prehistoric, Iberian, Phoenician and Roman remains have been found at the foot of the Rock, on the isthmus that connects the rocks with the coast.

There are also the Queen’s Baths, a place that was actually used by the Romans to salt and dry fish. The Rock was also a great panoramic tower for the people who lived at its feet. Morro de Toix was another place that was used as a watchtower or viewpoint over the Barranc Del Mascarat, which gave access to the coast.

What to do in Calpe

Calpe has many beautiful sandy beaches, a long promenade to walk on, a wide variety of restaurants, great shopping possibilities and a beautiful bay with luxurious yachts. On the boulevard that runs from the bay to the city center are the “Queen’s Baths”. These baths belonged to an old canning factory from Roman times.

In the center of Calpe (and also in the surrounding area) there are numerous places to enjoy until late at night. In the immediate surroundings there are countless possibilities for excursions, such as going by boat to Mallorca or visiting the inland towns hidden behind the mountains.