Visited Calpe at the end of March. Its a lovely place with lovely clean beaches. Lots of bars/restaurants. Ideal for a quiet family holiday. The restaurants at the harbour are particularly nice, you can't beat the food, a must if you like seafood. Would go back again, maybe in the summer when its a little busier. Lovely place.
we have been to Calpe twice and the first time we stayed in the hotel Ifach with half board.
we had a fantastic time and our daughter who was 11 at the time hac a great time with the childrens club. She made freinds with the childrens coordinators though they spoke very little english.
It was our first time to spain and we enjoyed it very much the staff were very freindly and helpful.
Our 2 best restaurants are the chinese one on the corner at the Appolo hotel and the one right on the corner when you walk down to the beach. we have been to spain now 3 times and we always go to calpe to this restaurant at least once.
we are going back this year and will be in Benidorm in the Hotel Mediterraneo with half board we know what to expect with the food and it is fine.
i hope this helps anyone who are going to Calpe.
I have been going to Calpe every year scinse I was a baby and it really is a great place to go on holiday.
There are two sides to calpe which are divided by the big rock 'El Penon de Ifach'. I stay in 'playa arenal' part. This place has loads of character. good bars accross the beach front and then you could walk up to the old village. The markets are great places to bring back gifts and souvenirs.
On the other side of Calpe you will find 'la playa de la fossa.' Here it is a bit livelier - more holiday type of place than the other beach so it depends what kind of holiday you are looking for. There are more hotels here and it really is just as beautiful as the other side although both beaches are easily accesible either on foot (30 min walk) or by shuttle bus.
The beaches in Calpe are stunning, beatiful sand, clear warm mediteranian sea. this place is so relaxing and the weather is nice all year round but july, august, september are the really hot months.
I reccomend going in august as this is 'fiesta' time in calpe, at this time you can see stunning firework displays on the beach, I mean these really are amazing! Also there are street parades where people are dressed up, playing music and they go down the road on floats throwing sweets out for the kids. get a timetable from one of the travel agents when you get there for this so you dont miss out.
Calpe is situated near Benidorm and you can get there by taxi (around 30 euros) or train. this can be good if your looking for nightlife and night clubs but dont go to Calpe expecting this. Calpe is a lot quieter than Benidorm, prettier and less commercialised. A great break away from it all, i would recomend to anybody.
At the heart of the Costa Blanca, within the region of Valencia lies the ancient fishing village of Calpe. Now transformed into a tourist magnet, the town sits in an ideal location, easily accessed by the A7 motorway and the N332 that runs from Valencia to Alicante; its approximately one hour drive from the airport at Alicante.
Calpe has a wonderful mixture of old Valencian culture and modern tourist facilities. It is a great base from which to explore the local area or enjoy the many local beaches. Calpe alone has three of the most beautiful sandy beaches on the coast.
Calpe enjoys a typical Mediterranean climate, with cool sea breezes in summer and protection by surrounding mountains against the cold North winds in winter. The area averages nearly 3,000 hours of sunshine each year and the average temperature easily exceeds 20 degrees.
On each side of the rock are two fantastic sandy Calpe beaches and this is the reason why most people come on holiday to Calpe – the beaches are of a very high quality sand and the waters are clean.
The beaches are so long and wide that unlike the nearby town of Benidorm, you can always find a spot on the beach. The facilities on the beaches are excellent with many play areas for the children right on the beach itself.
The Calpe beaches are superb and always hold a blue flag which means they are certified as being clean by the European Foundation for Environmental Education. They are surrounded by dozens of restaurants, bars and clubs offering a wide variety of food, drink and entertainment.
I'm a few kilometres away from Calpe. You should definitely check out Moraira. It's a very charming town with some good restaurants (I recommend El Cafeti de la Mar, right in front of the old castle thing) and a fun beach (a bit crowded but it's a good beach for swimming). Also there's a town called Altea which is worth visiting. I don't know much about Calpe except for the Peñon which I will be climbing next week. Have fun!
As we were saying, Calpe’s beaches have a special charm. They are very well-maintained and stand out for the quality of the water and their fine, golden sand. Furthermore, Arenal-Bol and Fossa beaches both also have promenades bordering their edges. There, we can also enjoy all sorts of water sports such as, among others, sailing or diving.
Despite offering a premium experience, rentals in Calpe are not dear. This is because the majority of the population are foreigners which has led to strong investment in property locally and, as a consequence, it is not difficult to find a cheap rental property that can be very well-equipped. Calpe chalets are among our customers’ preferred options for the freedom and independence they offer as well as for the intimacy they provide.
It is worth noting that Calpe is not a very big town so, in principle, we advise you make your booking well in advance.
Calpe Town Hall presents a series of distinctive aspects, but the place preferred by tourists is the old town hall building, which now serves as the local archaeological museum. You should not, under any circumstances, miss this visit as it is highly recommended, especially for the children.
In conclusion, Calpe is an excellent tourist destination for those in search of leisure and relaxation. Let us offer you a unique and unrepeatable holiday experience.
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Spain holidays are all about sun, sea, sand and culture. Well, that's what you'll find in the charming Mediterranean resort of Calpe, in the north of the sapphire shores of the Costa Blanca. This is one of the region's most distinctive areas, with golden beaches situated between the huge Rock of Ifach on the shoreline and the majestic Sierra Bernia mountains rising behind.
Calpe is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in Costa Blanca including Playa de la Fossa o Levante which has a blue flag certification and a number of small cafes where you can stop for a bite to eat. The Paeso Infanta Cristina Promenade also offers some amazing scenery and a number of restaurants and bars to enjoy.
If you fancy an active holiday, Calpe can definitely provide everything you need. Get involved in some of the watersports at the beach including windsurfing and kiting. We’d also recommend a visit to the Natural Park of Penyal d’Ifac, where you can enjoy a slow ascent to the top and take in the breathtaking views.
Holidays to Calpa are also great for exciting evening entertainment and nightlife. There are a great selection of bars along Calle La Nina, open until the early hours, while Benidorm is just a short journey away if you want to travel a little further away.
Calpe boasts all the usual mod cons you'd expect from your Costa Blanca holidays, bars, hotels, gorgeous beaches with the added treat of being home to more ruins and museums than anywhere else on the White Coast.
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
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Benissa is just a short trip inland from the coast, swapping beach life for the gorgeous countryside. The town is famous for the striking white church at its centre, Iglesia de la Purissima, and for Desamperados Street where you will find, still intact with original facades and coat of arms, the houses of the medieval aristocracy that called Benissa home.
Altea is not just a beautiful old town but is also one of the shopping hubs of the Costa Blanca. People don’t tend to come here for the shingly beaches, although the views are not to be missed, they come here for the famous street market and the overhanging old town. The place comes alive at night along the luxury harbour and promenade where you can sit and watch as yachts come into the bay.
Moraira is as unspoilt as you can get on the Costa Blanca, with the narrow cobbled streets and large open market squares of its Old Town. Beyond the old walls, though, this town has a livelier side, with some of the best bars and beaches in the area. Moraira is a great place to explore in the day and a great place to escape into the early hours in.