Welcome to Calpe, the heart of Spanish Mediterranean.
Calpe is a small coastal town in the South-Eastern part of Spain, in the province of Alicante. Its population is about 30 000. Economy is based mainly on tourism and fishing. There are no big factories, transport nodes and annoying noise like in megapolises. Also Calpe may be interesting for people who like hiking, because it’s situated in the mountainous terrain.
The Calpe’s history starts with the Ifach mountain. Roman empire’s soldiers used it as the natural lookout to control the coast and the sea. Now the Ifach is a good opportunity for hiking lovers to try themselves on its hiking trails. There are a few routes, some for beginners and some for advanced level. So each one who likes active rest will find interesting facilities for himself.
Also there is a possibility to research part of Spanish history here. Local guides will provide an excursion for you. To hire a guide here actually makes sense. There are almost no English tablets with any information. So if you don’t speak Spanish or didn’t check historical reviews about Calpe before coming you won’t manage it without a person with specific knowledge.
But if you want just relax on beautiful sand beaches and in amazing seawater Calpe is the best place for it. There are a few beaches for town guests to choose. Arenal-Bol is a good choice for adults. De la Fossa o Levante is an ideal place for parents with little children. This beach is equipped with special zones for babies, so parents may have a few hours of relax on the sunshine without worrying where their child is.
Also very popular place is Banos de la Reina. It’s former Roman bathhouses. Banos de la Reina may be found near the beach Cantal Roig.
In the evening it’s nice just to walk along Calpe shore street and enjoy with the sea and the mountain Ifach view. Of course there are plenty of restaurants here where town guests can test local cuisine and wines.
Calpe is a wonderful place to come and stay as long as it’s possible.