Calpe is a small coastal town of Valencia that’s located in the province of Alicante, in the Marina Alta region. With an interesting and amazing history, Calpe has developed into a tourist hotspot attracting people from all over the world. It also attracts people in the summertime with its lively promenades and coastlines.
It overlooks the impressive Rock d’Ifach that is listed as one of the seven wonders of Valencia. There are also a lot of things to do in Calpe and plenty of activities to enjoy on the beach such as windsurfing, jet skiing, swimming and as well as the facility to cater to young and mobility-impaired visitors. Today, I am going to tell you about the Calpe and its surrounding area.
Mediterranean Life in Calpe
Calpe is home to the Peñón de Ifach, an enormous rock that overhangs the crystal clear peaceful water that rounds coastline with its fine sandy beaches and coves. The Calpe coastline is divided into two main bays, with its two popular beaches, Arenal-Bol to the south and la Fossa in the north.
Calpe is one of the most attractive regions in Spain. There are some of the main attractions in the area including:
- Having fun in the region’s leisure parks, Terra Mítica, Terra Natura, Aqualandia and Mundomar in Benidorm.
- Swimming and sunbathing in the beaches and bays of the Costa Blanca.
- Learning the culture of the Costa Blanca with its Gothic Renaissance and Baroque art in Orihuela.
- Navigating around the area’s seascapes, or exploring and diving its rocky marine depths, teeming with marine life.
- You can enjoy the region’s natural parks abo de San Antonio, la Font Rotja en Alcoi, el Montgó, and the biggest palm forest in Europe in Elx.
Calpe is blessed with a Mediterranean climate and it has an average annual temperature of 18ºC. According to the statistics, it only has 44 cloudy days a year. So, people going to Calpe are guaranteed warm temperatures and excellent weather.
The Ideal Place for Sport
Calpe is a great place for fans of water sports, with an area of natural beauty extending from the Peñón de Ifach to Les Bassets where interested people can navigate a catamaran or windsurf. And apart from sailing, the sparkling water is a paradise for lovers of scuba diving or underwater fishing.