Visit the heart of the Costa Blanca on Calpe holidays and experience an ancient fishing village set along a coast of golden sands and the Mediterranean Sea. Sitting within the shadows of its famous 332-metre tall Rock of Ifach, this charming resort boasts a blend of natural landmarks, ancient cultural attractions and a host of modern holiday amenities. Whether you want to spend your stay bathing in the sunshine on the beach, soaking up some Valencian culture in the old town, or exploring the highlights of the coast, this popular destination gives you the best of many holiday worlds on Costa Blanca.
Things to do in Calpe
Gleaming amidst a blend of old and new, you’ll find yourself among lively things to do in Calpe that will interest a variety of tastes. Head to the ancient quarter and the Moorish quarter to spy some ancient architecture, such as the Iglesia Vieja church and the ruins of the Moorish Castle of Calpe. Visit the town’s Archaeology Museum and Casa de la Senyoreta Museum to uncover some history of Calpe. Some intriguing exhibitions await at the Comic Museum and the Fiesta Museum. The town’s beaches don’t only provide the perfect place for sunbathing, but they offer a variety of watery activities for those who want to delve into the Mediterranean, from wind surfing and water skiing, to yachting and boat rides. If you’ve still got energy to burn after some water sports you can head to the Rock of Ifach, which provides the ideal setting for some adrenaline fuelled rock climbing. The rock is also a nature reserve, and has a tunnel buried inside it for those who dare climb to the top.
Sunshine Seeking in Calpe
Find your own deluxe home from home in one of the town’s private villas, which give you the chance to enjoy your own space in the sun. Book yourself into one of these beautiful properties to spend your stay splashing in your own private swimming pool, tucking into home cooked meals and sunning yourself on a private terrace. If you want to spend your Calpe holidays topping up the tan on the beach you can reserve a stay in one of the town’s modern beachside apartments, which offer beautiful views across the ocean and are just footsteps from the sands.
Calpe sits proudly against two long sandy beaches, which sit either side of the Penon de Ifach rock and are bordered by long boulevards that are sprinkled with seaside cafés, restaurants and bars. You can head to the marina to sample some freshly caught seafood, or you can wander into the town to pick up some local produce from the street market. The town also boasts a number of shops for those who are seeking some retail therapy, and a collection of museums for anyone who desires an injection of culture. Once the evening arrives you can find a table for the night at a local restaurant, or you can head to La Fossa Levante Beach for some drinking and dancing beside the sea. The sun shines on Calpe throughout the year, with over 2800 hours of sunshine and average temperatures of 20C. Tucked within a landscape of mountains, the town boasts one of the mildest climates along the Costa Blanca, with perfect conditions for those seeking some winter sun as temperatures stay around 17C. If you're looking for a bit more warmth, spring and autumn days are your best bet where temperatures reach around 23C. Those seeking the heat will be happy with Calpe holidays in the summertime, when the temperature can reach 40C.