Destinations / Spain / Costa Blanca / Calpe
Calpe Subjects to - Well laid out, strategically positioned and guarded by a huge rock jutting out of the sea, Calpe is a most attractive resort on Spain's Costa Blanca. The rock, Penon de Ifach (now preserved as a nature reserve), is the largest in the Mediterranean and it protrudes from the sea like an enormous monster and is Calpe's most famous landmark.
The marina area of the resort is full of delightful boats and pleasure craft and you can even hire a boat for an afternoon for a little sea excursion to inspect the rock at closer quarters. A pretty seafront promenade stretches for miles and borders 3 stunning, pristine sand beaches, all typical of lovely Costa Blanca resorts.
Burgeoning from an old fishing village, Calpe has a hugely boisterous fish auction which ensues here each afternoon and there is even a spectator gallery! A thriving market also takes place every Saturday - just the place to pick up souvenirs and trinkets.
The resort has good shops, bars and restaurants and is a lovely family holiday base. Benidorm is easily accessible by local bus if "cooler" nighlife options are in demand, or even the little local resort of Albir offers a change of scene. However, Calpe is a more laid back seaside town where families and couples enjoy some excellent local restaurants where spanking fresh fish and regional cuisine is revered. All in all, a lovely holiday destination and an absolute Costa Blanca holiday resort gem.
Remember, we have a great selection of hotels in various resorts in Costa Blanca and, with direct flights to Alicante from Ireland, the whole area is accessible.