Dominated by the Majestic Rock of Ifach
Surrounded by mountains and vineyards, the coastal town of Calpe sits on the shores of the Mediterranean. Dominated by the iconic landmark of the 332 meter high Rock of Ifach, it is indistinctive with its 12 km of beaches, coves, and beautiful natural environment. The inhabitants, coexist in harmony with the tourists that seek beaches and water sports, easily enjoyed and practiced all year round due to the mild climate. Only a few kilometers from Altea and Benidorm, it is catered by the two international airports in Valencia and Alicante.
Exploring the Town
Calpe's strategic position on the coast has attracted many voyagers and settlers throughout history. Its cultural calendar filled with fiestas and leisure activities witness of its past influence, from Carnival to Fallas de San José in March, including the Bonfires of San Juan in June and the festival of Moros y Cristianos in October. Calpe's traditional gastronomy is mainly based on rice and seafood like the famous Arròs del Senyoret (Fish Rice) or the Putxero de Polp (Octopus Casserole). These delicacies should always go accompanied by the wines with the label Designation of Origin – Alicante. It’s worth giving a special mention to the local wine Jalon, due to its quality and bouquet.
Its 14 beaches are synonymous with quality and scenic beauty. Magical places where diving, fishing, and sailing become unforgettable experiences. Blue Flag beaches such as Arenal-Bol, and Playa de Levante, compete with, tranquil coves such as El Penyal and Les Bassetes. A short distance from Calpe to the north lie the coastal towns of Denia and Jávea. Some kilometers inland you’ll find Teulada, famous for its muscatel vineyards, whilst the vibrant nightlife of Benidorm adds to making this region one of the most attractive tourist destinations in Alicante.
Calpe, Synonymous for Beach, Sea and Delicious Food!
- 23.51 km²
- 11 km