Calpe: What to see and do on the Costa Blanca - Spain | Tripkay

A fantastic place that hides many corners and offers visitors amazing landmarks, Calpe is a perfect destination for a complete holiday

Calpe is a small coastal town of Valencia located in the province of Alicante, in the Marina Alta region. Totally dominating the landsCabo of this town rises majestically the Peñón de Ifach, which is a symbol of the region. It is a limestone hill of 320m above sea level which for centuries has exercised a strong attraction on humans and different civilizations that have walked these lands.

 

Calpe skyline

 

Today Peñón de Ifach is an emblem of Calpe and one of the most beautiful and photographed places on the Costa Blanca. No postcard is more beautiful in Calpe more than that offered by this mountain at sunset, bathed in orange and red colors. One of the most popular activities among visitors in Calpe is the climb to the Peñon where you can enjoy one of the best views of the Levantine coast.

 

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Historical Calpe

Calpe is a coastal city that breathes history from all sides. The first archaeological remains date from the Bronze Age, from which have found some remains and funerary village. But it was during the Roman Empire when the area became really important due to its strategic location, facing the sea and next to the Salinas. An example of the heritage that has been preserved to this day are the Roman ruins of the Baños de la Reina, where fish was preserved and elaborated, because in the past it was a salted fish factory.
Later the territory passed into the hands of the Muslims until 1254, with the Christian conquest becoming part of the Kingdom of Aragon. The remains of the defensive wall and Torre de Peça are inherited from a time when people lived in fear and tension due to the constant attacks by pirates and privateers between the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. This was always a land always desired for all. We recommend you to stroll through the labyrinthine old town of Calpe

 

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Calpe is a picturesque village situated in the center of the Costa Blanca. This makes it an ideal starting point for exploring this magnificent region, its culture, cuisine and its wide range of leisure and entertainment. This population is just 21 km from Benidorm, 35 km from Denia, 63 km from Alicante, 122 km from Valencia capital.

 

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Beaches of Calpe

Calpe is a perfect place to enjoy the sun and the beach not only in summer, as its great weather allows you to enjoy this fantastic place all year round.

Over more than 12 km of coastline with a very varied geography, Calpe offers from long sandy beaches to hidden pristine coves with crystalline waters. Its 14 beaches are synonymous with quality and scenic beauty that attract thousands of visitors every summer. Currently, this population proudly flutters 3 Blue Flags awarded by the European Union on the beaches of Arenal-Bol, la Playa de Levante and Playa Cantal Roig.

Nature lovers will undoubtedly enjoy the Parque de Las Salinas where you can observe a large number of birds and a large colony of pink flamingos just a few meters from the Peñón de Ifach.

 

Aereal picture from peñon de Ifach

 

Arenal bol beach and Peñon de Ifach massif

 

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