Our accommodation Calpe

Symbol of the Costa Blanca with the Peñon de Ifach and a family destination known for its large sandy beaches.

  • Activities in Calpe
  • Natural Spaces
  • Parties and Events
  • Gastronomy
  • History and Heritage
Activities in Calpe

Calpe has about 14 beaches and coves, here are some ideas, but you will find many more.

Playa del Arenal-Bol (O Playa de Poniente): A magnificent fine sandy beach about 1200 m long, about 40 m wide, play areas and a promenade with shops and restaurants. It is a blue flag beach, ideal for families with children or to rest in the sun and take a bath. In summer, the beach is guarded by lifeguards and part of it is adapted and affordable for people with wheelchairs, as well as equipment for everyone to enjoy the sea.

La Fossa Beach (O Playa de Levante): The second largest fine sand beach in Calpe, about 950 m long and about 40 m wide. This beach also has the Blue Flag award for the qualities of its waters and its services. In summer you will find stalls for rent / * pedalo / * pedal boats / or kayak and a floating play area a few meters from the coast. Cantal Roig Beach: About 200 m long it is a small sandy beach next to the port. It is usually less crowded than the other sandy beaches of Calpe. It is shallow and offers beautiful views of the Port and the Peñon de Ifach.

Cala del Mallorqui: This cove offers crystal clear waters, ideal for diving or a reference for fishing. Calpe has great beaches with fine sand but also coves, in this for example you can enjoy its seabed by diving or fishing (depending on the season). 

Natural Spaces
 
Peñon de Ifach: Declared Natural Park in 1987, it is the symbol of Calpe. Walking you can make 3 main tours of different levels. The first part (up to the tunnel) is easily accessible and offers stunning views over the port, the 2 beaches of Calpe and the entire coast. You can then climb to the top or to the longest part. For expert climbers, it is also one of the most appreciated areas on the entire Costa Blanca.
 
Las Salinas: Declared a maritime-terrestrial zone since 1993, you can enjoy a beautiful walk around this lake formerly used for the treatment of salt. This route is flat and easy to access. The fauna, local flora and its waters offer a beautiful landscape to which flamingos gather. In addition, it is very beautiful during sunrise, when the sun is reflected in its waters in the morning.
 
Sierra de Olta: The Sierra de Oltà is a small mountainous elevation in Calpe that offers an excellent viewpoint of the Marina coastline, from the Serra Gelada to the Montgó. You have a camping area and a circular route made up of signposted tracks and trails that allow you to climb to its summit at an altitude of 586 meters, with a route of approximately 10 km and a duration of 4 hours. 
 
Parties and Events
 
Moors and Christians: The Moors and Christians festivals are held in the province of Alicante and have been declared as Celebrations of International Tourist Interest. With orchestras, costumes and food for 1 week, Calpe dresses up for a party with parades, performances, dinners and the recreation of the landing at Playa del Arenal.
 
Oktoberfest: The important German community of Calpe has established one of its most famous national holidays in the town thanks to the Calpe Carnival Club since 1987. For 10 days we celebrate these parties in a lively atmosphere with German music, food and beer groups.
 
Las Hogueras de San Juan: As in the entire Alicante coast, it is celebrated on June 23 at Playa del Arenal in honor of San Juan and to celebrate the longest day of the year. Some beautiful fireworks will light up all of Calpe as the waves jump, not forgetting to make a wish with each wave for the following year!
 
Patron Saint Festivities: The Virgen de Las Nieves festival has been held in Calpe since 1940, in honor of the Virgen de las Nieves, patron saint of Calpe. Every year it is organized by the Festival Commission. The Virgin of the Church will walk in the streets of the center in a beautiful parade and stroll through the streets accompanied by the Queen of the festivities with her courts of honor from various generations: children, youth, adults. 
 
Gastronomy

 

The typical gastronomy goes mainly with the fish of the bay (monkfish, mackerel, octopus, sardine, etc.). La Llauna de Calp and Arròs del senyoret are typical dishes such as octopus putxeros, paella, different rice dishes that you will find on the menus of many restaurants. You can also try traditional cocas, sweet or savory, as well as tasty artisanal sweets.

The "Llauna de Calp" is one of the best known dishes of local gastronomy, it is a simple dish made mainly with bay fish, potatoes and tomatoes. Rice is the star of the cuisine in this area.

The older ones say that the name "Senyoret" was named because all the seafood and fish made with it was peeled, so the "young man" did not have to get his hands dirty.

History and Heritage
 
Los Baños de la Reina: Its name comes with many legends and beliefs of a Moorish queen who enjoyed these pools in the Mediterranean. A Roman site on the Calpe coast below the foot of the Peñón de Ifach. You can see the remains of an architectural design with its mosaics from a small thermal complex. In addition, in one part there are remains of the property and below a set of small pools and rafts that could be used to raise live fish or as a water garden to enjoy the beauty of its waters. The part that is still in the sea is ideal for swimming.
 
Forat de la Mar: When the danger of pirates disappeared, the Calpinos opened part of their walls from the 18th century with some of the streets to facilitate access for the fishing masters who left every morning to work. This part of the old town is mainly pedestrian and has some of the best known streets in Calpe. You will find there several restaurants and bars to stop or have dinner; a good option to discover the old town. Ricardo
 
Bofill buildings: Located in the cliff area of ​​Cala Manzanera, it is one of the most photographed and viral sites in Spain on Instagram, with an exceptional structure. This colorful residential complex with inimitable structures has been the work of an architect with the mind of an avant-garde artist as early as 1972. 
  • Activities in Calpe
    Activities in Calpe

    Calpe has about 14 beaches and coves, here are some ideas, but you will find many more.

    Playa del Arenal-Bol (O Playa de Poniente): A magnificent fine sandy beach about 1200 m long, about 40 m wide, play areas and a promenade with shops and restaurants. It is a blue flag beach, ideal for families with children or to rest in the sun and take a bath. In summer, the beach is guarded by lifeguards and part of it is adapted and affordable for people with wheelchairs, as well as equipment for everyone to enjoy the sea.

    La Fossa Beach (O Playa de Levante): The second largest fine sand beach in Calpe, about 950 m long and about 40 m wide. This beach also has the Blue Flag award for the qualities of its waters and its services. In summer you will find stalls for rent / * pedalo / * pedal boats / or kayak and a floating play area a few meters from the coast. Cantal Roig Beach: About 200 m long it is a small sandy beach next to the port. It is usually less crowded than the other sandy beaches of Calpe. It is shallow and offers beautiful views of the Port and the Peñon de Ifach.

    Cala del Mallorqui: This cove offers crystal clear waters, ideal for diving or a reference for fishing. Calpe has great beaches with fine sand but also coves, in this for example you can enjoy its seabed by diving or fishing (depending on the season). 

  • Natural Spaces
    Natural Spaces
     
    Peñon de Ifach: Declared Natural Park in 1987, it is the symbol of Calpe. Walking you can make 3 main tours of different levels. The first part (up to the tunnel) is easily accessible and offers stunning views over the port, the 2 beaches of Calpe and the entire coast. You can then climb to the top or to the longest part. For expert climbers, it is also one of the most appreciated areas on the entire Costa Blanca.
     
    Las Salinas: Declared a maritime-terrestrial zone since 1993, you can enjoy a beautiful walk around this lake formerly used for the treatment of salt. This route is flat and easy to access. The fauna, local flora and its waters offer a beautiful landscape to which flamingos gather. In addition, it is very beautiful during sunrise, when the sun is reflected in its waters in the morning.
     
    Sierra de Olta: The Sierra de Oltà is a small mountainous elevation in Calpe that offers an excellent viewpoint of the Marina coastline, from the Serra Gelada to the Montgó. You have a camping area and a circular route made up of signposted tracks and trails that allow you to climb to its summit at an altitude of 586 meters, with a route of approximately 10 km and a duration of 4 hours. 
     
  • >Parties and Events
    >Parties and Events
     
    Moors and Christians: The Moors and Christians festivals are held in the province of Alicante and have been declared as Celebrations of International Tourist Interest. With orchestras, costumes and food for 1 week, Calpe dresses up for a party with parades, performances, dinners and the recreation of the landing at Playa del Arenal.
     
    Oktoberfest: The important German community of Calpe has established one of its most famous national holidays in the town thanks to the Calpe Carnival Club since 1987. For 10 days we celebrate these parties in a lively atmosphere with German music, food and beer groups.
     
    Las Hogueras de San Juan: As in the entire Alicante coast, it is celebrated on June 23 at Playa del Arenal in honor of San Juan and to celebrate the longest day of the year. Some beautiful fireworks will light up all of Calpe as the waves jump, not forgetting to make a wish with each wave for the following year!
     
    Patron Saint Festivities: The Virgen de Las Nieves festival has been held in Calpe since 1940, in honor of the Virgen de las Nieves, patron saint of Calpe. Every year it is organized by the Festival Commission. The Virgin of the Church will walk in the streets of the center in a beautiful parade and stroll through the streets accompanied by the Queen of the festivities with her courts of honor from various generations: children, youth, adults. 
     
  • Gastronomy
    Gastronomy

     

    The typical gastronomy goes mainly with the fish of the bay (monkfish, mackerel, octopus, sardine, etc.). La Llauna de Calp and Arròs del senyoret are typical dishes such as octopus putxeros, paella, different rice dishes that you will find on the menus of many restaurants. You can also try traditional cocas, sweet or savory, as well as tasty artisanal sweets.

    The "Llauna de Calp" is one of the best known dishes of local gastronomy, it is a simple dish made mainly with bay fish, potatoes and tomatoes. Rice is the star of the cuisine in this area.

    The older ones say that the name "Senyoret" was named because all the seafood and fish made with it was peeled, so the "young man" did not have to get his hands dirty.

  • History and Heritage
    History and Heritage
     
    Los Baños de la Reina: Its name comes with many legends and beliefs of a Moorish queen who enjoyed these pools in the Mediterranean. A Roman site on the Calpe coast below the foot of the Peñón de Ifach. You can see the remains of an architectural design with its mosaics from a small thermal complex. In addition, in one part there are remains of the property and below a set of small pools and rafts that could be used to raise live fish or as a water garden to enjoy the beauty of its waters. The part that is still in the sea is ideal for swimming.
     
    Forat de la Mar: When the danger of pirates disappeared, the Calpinos opened part of their walls from the 18th century with some of the streets to facilitate access for the fishing masters who left every morning to work. This part of the old town is mainly pedestrian and has some of the best known streets in Calpe. You will find there several restaurants and bars to stop or have dinner; a good option to discover the old town. Ricardo
     
    Bofill buildings: Located in the cliff area of ​​Cala Manzanera, it is one of the most photographed and viral sites in Spain on Instagram, with an exceptional structure. This colorful residential complex with inimitable structures has been the work of an architect with the mind of an avant-garde artist as early as 1972. 

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