Calpe, a pleasant seaside town
Under the attentive gaze of the highest cliff on the Mediterranean, the Peñón de Ifach, Calp has grown on both sides of the Great Rock, symbol and image of the Costa Blanca. It has been a tourist destination since the 30s due, especially, to the quality of its beaches, their fine sand and the cleanliness of their waters. 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. It’s dominated by the Calpe Rock, a towering monolith that juts out into the sea, declared a Nature reserve it boasts a singular typology, with a 332m high. At the foot of the rock are the Roman salt mines. This environment also constitutes an important ecological site, especially, for migratory birds. Cliffs, coves and beaches of fine sand outline the littoral.
The coastline combines the cliffs of Ifach, Toix and the Manzanera, with the coves of the Racó, Urques, Mallorquí, Calalga and Bassetes and 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.