Calpe, Costa Blanca, Spain
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Calpe located on the Costa Blanca, Spain is a true mix of an old fishing village, with narrow streets, a modern town with it's tourist and business hotels, 2 beautiful and long beaches and a major natural attraction, it's famous rock the Penon de Ifach
Calpe has a massive attraction the impressive and famous332 metre high Rock, the Penon de lfach, that is visible from the entire area. The Penon de lfach rock is located on the headland to the East of the main town and adjacent to the harbour
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The site of springs that acted as a water source for the area. This site was developed and a charge made for water and also for laundry facilities. The current buildings and rectangular pool surrounded by colonades dates back to 1878.
The site is next door to the bus station
A 19th century stone well and small storage room for water pitchers
There are 3 churches worth a visit in the centre of Calpe
Calpe has a good selection of Bars, Tavernas and good restaurants. Many of these are located along the very long promenade, Paseo Maritimo.
Playa la Fossa beach is very popular with Spanish tourists and many of the restaurants that face the beach offer spanish cuisine. There are also several British Restaurants as well with there typical British seaside menus. It's up to you if you follow the motto "When in Rome, do as the Romans do" There is also a variaty of Cocktail bars that come alive later in the Evening presenting a hub for lively nightlife.
As can be expected in an active fishing port there are excellent restaurants specialising in fish and shellfish delights. Without doubt the most popular ingredients in local cuisine are fish and rice, also popular in cooking are figs, almonds and raisons.
Try out the
La Botella Bar
La Botella Bar, an English owned bar that is very popular. The bar was up for sale so may now be under different ownership.
La Botella Bar, Edificio Desiree, Calle 18 de Julio, Calpe, 03710 (Alicante) Spain
Calpe has the benifit of 2 long sandy beaches one on either side of the massive rock peninsular Penon de Ifach both are blue flag beaches and other smaller beaches
Playa Arenal sometimes called Arenal Bol beach located in front of the old town and to the west of is over 2 kilometres long, with beautiful fine light golden sand. The beach with full facilities can become very crowded in the high season. The promenade has mant restaurants, bars and shops.
Playa Levante / La Fossa
Playa Levante / La Fossa is a a blue flag beach with plenty of facilities, water sports, bowling green, childrens playgrounds, tennis courts
Playa Cantal Roig
Playa Cantal Roig. A small sandy beach with some rock outcrops,is located just to the west of the Marina.Next to the beach on the other side from the harbour is a stretch of rocky coast line before the start of the very long Playa Arena beach
Cala Les Urques
Cala Les Urques A rocky stretch with a small boulder and gravel beach immediatly to the south west of the small harbour in the western outskirtd of Calpe
Cala del Penyal
Cala del Penyal is a cove located under the lower northern cliffs of the Penon de lfach rock near the entrance building. Access is via tracks. The cove is suitable for snorkling, scuba diving and fishing.
The Calpe Bus Station is located on the junction of Avinguda de la Generalitat Valenciana & Av de la Diputacion. 200 metres north of the old town centre.
Autobusesifach run services between:
Calpe Rail Station is a very small station and is 100 metres higher than sea level, located just over a mile inland from the beach near the town centre. The tram and railway system is run by FGV and runs between Alicante and Denia. A local bus runs between the station and town centre to coincide with most trains.
Because of it's location I would recomend nearby inter town transport by bus. Longer distances such as to Alicante would be OK
Besides an array of shops throughout the town , esspecially around the Main High Street (Av. Gabriel Miro) you may be interested in the following:
True shopperollics should take a trip to Benidorm
Calpe tourist information can be obtained at the Avenida Ejercitos Espanoles Tourist Information office