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Calpe can be found at the heart of Costa Blanca. Once an ancient fishing village, it is now a popular tourist destination due to its year-round Mediterranean climate and its beautiful beaches. The region is well-known for its stunning rocky headland, which provides a beautiful view while sunbathing on the beach.
The numerous beaches are one of the resorts main highlights, but there is much more to see and do while on your holiday here. Take in the historic attractions of Banos de La Reina, an ancient Roman fish farm of which the ruins can be still seen today; take a walk through medieval times and explore the ruins at La Pobla D’Ifac, where a medieval walled village once stood; or venture into the old town of Calpe and admire the striking gothic churches.
Calpe is a great holiday destination for families due to its shallow water beaches which offer various water sport activities to take part in. There are also waterparks & theme parks nearby that kids will enjoy. Couples will also love a holiday in Calpe, as it offers a chance to relax while soaking up the sun on the beach as well as plenty of activities like exploring the rich history and culture that the region has to offer.
Direct flights to Alicante go from Dublin, Cork and Shannon on a regular basis. From Alicante airport, Calpe is an estimated 90-minute drive away and travellers can avail of private and public transfers as well as car hire.
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There are lots of bars in Calpe to choose from which offer a large range of beers, wines, and cocktails. There are also a couple of clubs if you fancy a dance. However, if you’re looking for a wild night out nearby Benidorm is the place to go.
From traditional to international cuisine, Calpe has it all! Due to Calpe being a coastal resort which was once a fishing village, there are many seaside restaurants to choose from which serve a variety of delicious seafood dishes.
Terra Mitica theme park is a fantastic day out for all the family, with many rollercoasters and water attractions to enjoy! Families will also love Mundomar Animal Park, where you can swim with dolphins, meet the lemurs, get your picture taken with the colourful parrots and much more.
Calpe is home to some of Costa Blanca’s finest beaches, and with fourteen to choose from you’re spoilt for choice! Our personal favourite is the beautiful Platja de la Fossa, a golden sand beach located right next to the rocky headland of Calpe.
Visitors to Calpe must go and browse around the markets in the region, which sell local produce, jewellery, clothing and keep sake souvenirs. For those looking for high street shops, nearby Benidorm has a range of international retailers to choose from.
En Fallas Festival in Calpe takes place in March and is held over a period of five days. During the festival, large papier-mâché statues line the streets and are then burned at midnight on the 19th of March to celebrate the beginning of spring.
The best and most popular time to visit Calpe is during the summer months, when temperatures average in the high 20’s. The all year-round warm Mediterranean climate makes Calpe the perfect destination for a winter sun holiday.
Euro is the currency used in Calpe.
Calpe is one hour ahead of Ireland.
As Calpe is a small town it is easily walkable, however there are plenty of taxi and bus services available also.