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What to expect during your holidays in Calpe
Whether you’re aiming to spend your few days off relaxing by the beach, or you’re looking forward to some active time outdoors, you will always find a great number of things to do in Calpe. Some of the most frequented activities you can enjoy are climbing, as well as different kinds of water sports including sailing and underwater photography. The weather in Calpe is characterised by a typically Mediterranean climate, meaning it is just as pleasant all year round as it is alongside the rest of the coastline pertaining to the region of Alicante.
Under the attentive gaze of the highest cliff on the Mediterranean, the Peñón de Ifach, Calpe has grown on both sides of the Great Rock, symbol and image of Costa Blanca. It has been known as a tourist destination since the 30s due, especially, to the quality of its beaches, their fine sand and the cleanliness of their waters. However, over the decades, this small coastal town has grown into an authentic tourist magnet. Every year, thanks to the great variety of things to do in Calpe, it’s becoming increasingly popular amongst both national and international travellers.
In spite of being widely known as a beach town, it’s easy to find things to do in Calpe during your visit that are more culture-oriented. The municipality preserves vestiges of the past in its old town, or curiosities such as the ruins of the Baños de la Reina, pertaining to the Roman period, museums, and some abandoned salt mines. Its fishing port is full of vitality, where restaurants serve a wide range of local fish and seafood.
- Ayuntamiento de Calp
- Avenida Ifach, 12
- Phone numbers:
- +34 965 836 920
- Area: La Marina Alta
- Touristic area: Alicante Costa Blanca
- Altitude: 59
- How to get here:
Exits 63 and 64 of the AP-7 motorway leading to Calp, a town that can also be reached along the N-332 Valencia-Alicante. The town also has a narrow-gauge railway that runs along the coast and also a regular bus service.