With the imposing Rock of Ifach as a backdrop, the town of Calpe on the Costa Blanca in Spain impresses all who come here. You'll find Roman baths, a nature preserve, and beautiful beaches to while away the hours. Our Calpe holiday rentals will immediately get you in a vacation mindset.
Settled by the Romans, Visigoths, and Moors, and long a quiet fishing village, the Calpe of today still offers a languid way of life. The seven-mile coastline remains the main draw with locals and tourists enjoying the sun and seaside many months out of the year. Still, there is more to see than just the sea, from ruins to natural wonder. Our Calpe holiday rentals offer a great base from which to view it all.
Situated in the northern region of Costa Blanca, Calpe is a former fishing village turned popular tourist destination on the Mediterranean coast, about 40 and 76 miles from Alicante and Valencia, respectively.
Calpe is one of the top destinations in all of Costa Blanca. First-time visitors head to the Rock of Ifach, the 1,100-foot-tall monolith that sits at the top of the old town. You get the best views of the port and beach from here and eco-warriors will delight in its protected status. Head to the Baños de la Reina, the remains of a Roman fish-salting factory.
You're steps from the old town, bordered by walls built in the 15th century, and the Moorish quarter of El Arrabal. The Moors and Christians coexisted here peacefully for centuries. You'll find ruins of the Moorish castle as well as the Iglesia Antigua de Calpe, the only remaining example of Mudejar-Gothic architecture in the region.
The beaches in Calpe are some of the best on the entire Costa Blanca. Soak up the sun on sandy shores surrounded by rugged cliffs. Windsurfing and jet skiing are popular pastimes at area beaches. La Fossa and Arenal have beautiful promenades. Les Bassetes is famous for its crystal waters and gorgeous seabed.
Calpe is the perfect spot from which to explore all of Costa Blanca and Valencia. Dénia offers beautiful beaches and ferries to Ibiza and Mallorca daily. Moraira, like Calpe, was a fishing village but has gone decidedly upscale and Altea is known for its whitewashed architecture and cobblestone streets. Javea has a large expat population so you'll feel right at home.
Explore centuries-old ruins or spend the day soaking up the rays on the gorgeous Mediterranean. Our Calpe holiday rentals make it all possible.
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