This is the ideal destination if you want to experience that holiday feeling. In Calpe, you will find a combination of beautiful sandy beaches, nature, culture and an old town center!
The historic center of Calpe (Calp), has been very well preserved. Small, pleasant streets that come out on squares, old classic buildings, traditional fisherman’s cottages, a church built in the Gothic style and numerous shops make strolling in the town center a real pleasure.
If you are considering a visit, we recommend Saturday. Then the weekly market is open with its wide range of fresh vegetables, fruit, clothing, etc.
After, you can enjoy a delicious tapa and a glass of Rioja. What else does a person need?
Throughout a period of 20 centuries, the Romans, Iberians as well as Moors have settled in this fantastic region. For this reason, this town has a very rich history and it is simply bursting with culture.
In the 19th and 20th centuries, the town grew through a flourishing economy that was the result of fishing and salt mining. Around 1950, the first tourists came to explore and, in the past decades, Calpe has become a real tourist attraction.
The best time to go to this town is from June up to and until October, in which you will have a pleasant or warm temperature and no or hardly any precipitation.
The highest average temperature in Calpe is 27°C in August and the lowest is 14°C in February. Yet, the water temperature is between 15 ° C and 27 ° C.
It has a Mediterranean climate. This means, the summers are warm and dry and in winter you have a cold temperature.
El Peñon de Ifach
El Peñon de Ifach is symbolic of Calpe. This tall (+/- 330 m) limestone can be seen from many kilometers away. In addition, there are various hiking trails that start in the marina and, once you reach the top, you are rewarded with an incredible view.
This is not only a hotspot for humans. What is more, De Peñon de Ifach has unique fauna and flora. Birds especially like to stay here.
Sand between your toes
Calpe has a wide range of beautiful beaches with crystal clear water.
‘Playa Levante’ and ‘Playa Arenal’ are the most popular beaches in Calpe. Besides, it is also wonderful to relax on the ‘Playa de Puerto Blanca’ or ‘Playa les Urgues’ close to the marina.
Divers can have a great time on ‘Cala Gasperet’ and ‘Playa El Collao’. And so, these beaches can only be reached by sea.
Las Salinas de Calpe
In the center of the town, in the middle of the apartments and the road, lies the old salt mine ‘Las Salinas’. Nonetheless, salt is no longer mined today, and Las Salinas is mainly an attraction for flamingos.
Calpe for sale
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