Calpe, a pleasant seaside town
Under the attentive gaze of the highest cliff on the Mediterranean, the Peñón de Ifach. Calpe has grown on both sides of the Great Rock, symbol and image of the Costa Blanca. This is a tourist destination since the 30s due, especially, to the quality of its beaches, their fine sand and the cleanliness of their waters.
As well the municipality preserves vestiges of the past in its old town. And curiosities such as the ruins of the Baños de la Reina, and some abandoned salt mines. Its fishing port is full of vitality, where restaurants serve the local fish and seafood.
Calpe is a pleasant seaside town with 2 beautiful immaculately maintained beaches. The Calpe’s Rock dominates both of them, a towering monolith that juts out into the sea. The singular typology of the Peñon de Ifach, with a 332m high, makes Calpe an attractive place. At the foot of the rock are the Roman salt mines. This environment also constitutes an important ecological site, especially, for migratory birds. Also the Peñon de Ifach is declared as a nature Park.
The coastline combines cliffs, coves and beaches of fine sand. For example the cliffs of Ifach, Toix and the Manzanera. As well the coves of the Racó, Urques, Mallorquí, Calalga and Bassetes. Moreover the beaches of fine sand of the Fossa, Arenal-Bol, Cantal Roig and Puerto Blanco.
Dont’ forget to savour the exquisite local cuisine, that you can try in the old town and in the different restaurants in the coastal area.