One of the best things I’ve done in my life was climbing up this 332m-high rock. The climb was fun and exhilarating (and a bit tricky) and, in some parts, it can get pretty slippery.
If you have the chance to ascend the rock, I’d recommend it. The prize once you reach the top is the amazing view of the coast!!! I’d suggest bringing lunch and a LOT of water. After a strenuous but fun hike up, there’s nothing better than having lunch on top of the world.
If you are looking for a place to rest, this is it. The beach is very clean and very quiet. The hotel is magnificent for enjoying sun and sea, has luxurious facilities, the dining room has a windows from which you can see the sea at all times, the food is very good and the service too. The pool is lovely and panoramic.
It’s a real treat to be able to swim in these baths. The water breaks just on the other side of the walls where there are the rocks. The water flows in and out of the baths and that’s how they maintain their crystalline appearance; besides, the floor is made of white sand that comes in little by little.
Calpe is full of precious little beaches within the urban centre and outside as well. This is one of the prettiest within the actual city itself. The structure dates back to the Roman era which gives you a good idea of just how old Calpe really is.
Along the Natural Park of Penon de Ifach, the fishing port of Calpe is located. Calpe is a town with a great fishing tradition, like many other towns on the Costa Blanca and the Mediterranean. Every day around five p.m, the ships come in after being out all day. . It is a sight to see all of the merchandise being checked in.
I uploaded photos before, exactly one year ago, but the experience is different each time. ... It really is a thing that we can all do in Alicante, and we should, because the experience is rewarding and the views are wonderful ... I advise taking water and food, to eat in the middle of this wonderful nature is priceless ...
In 2012 we were on that beach and we liked it so much, that this year we went again. Great atmosphere in the evenings for families with children and not as crowded as Benidorm. The only thing is the parking. But otherwise I'd give it a 9!
Calpe is one of the cities with most to offer in summer in the province of Alicante. Try a good morning's climb to the viewpoint of the "Monte Toix", at the southern entrance to the town by the National Road 340, which comes from Alicante airport. The rise is nice, as it has numerous spots where you can stop to see the beautiful view. The views from the top, of course, are very cool (Calpe is at your feet) and there is also a path to follow along the coast, hugging the cliffs. This trail is often used by foreigners for its tremendous beauty. Quietly and with some drinks and food, you'll spend a morning in this spectacular area of the Alicante coast ..
While most visitors head for the famous beaches of Arenal-Bol and La Fossa, I'd like to suggest the small beach of Cantal Roig located just south of the Calpe fishing port and the magnificient Peñon de Ifach. The easiest way to get there is just by following the seaside promenade north from Arenal-Bol Beach and you'll find it just before the port.
The beach itself is much smaller that Calpe's two main beaches, but what it lacks in size it makes up for in charm. The beach is based around two small and shallow bays which are basically like swimming pools thanks to the light sand and crystal-clear waters. Also, the beach isn't nearly as crowded as the other two so you'll have no problem finding a nice spot in the sun.
The beach is especially recommendable if you're traveling with kids. First of all, the two little bays are shallow for a considerable distance so the youngsters will have plenty of space to play. Also, the bays are divided by rocks which create tide pools which that were a hit among the kids we saw there. Even if you're not traveling with kids, the crystalline waters and unparalleled views of the monolithic Peñon de Ifach make it, in my opinion, one of the best beaches in Calpe.
La Cala Morelló is a cove located in the center of town, between the beach Arenal-Bol and the Rock of Ifach. It is small and very comfortable, and right on the promenade. The advantage of this cove is that the rocks on the side protect the waves that create a natural pool in the middle.
The remains of what was the Roman baths of Calpe are located on the beach of the Arenal-Bol.. The remains are currently excavated and protected by a wooden railing that seamlessly integrates itself right there into the lovely landscape.
The Playa del Arenal-bol is, along with Playa de La Fossa, one of Calpe's best and most popular beaches. Arenal-Bol is the beach located to the south of Calpe's iconic monolith, the Peñon de Ifach, and is a great choice if you're looking for a traditional beach experience along the rocky coast from Benidorm to Calpe.
The beach itself is beautiful: soft golden sand, crystal-clear water, palm trees...it is exactly what we think of when we hear the words "Costa Blanca". The very southern part of the beach (the part located near the cliffs) seems to more family-oriented as the water is generally shallow and it has some rocky areas which create tide pools that the kids can explore.
Of the things to do in Calpe, the spectacular beaches and stunning rocky coves which line the coastline are definitely the main attractions in Calpe. The two most popular beaches are Playa Levante and Playa de Arenal-Bol. Snorkeling is one of the most popular Calpe activities, and Cala Les Majorcan and Cala Basetes near the marina have calm clear waters perfect for snorkeling.
The Penyal d'Ifac is another of the most popular places to visit in Calpe. This iconic 332-meter tall rock was declared a nature reserve in 1987 and remains one of the most recognizable features of the Costa Blanca. At the foot of the rock you can also find the Real Club Náutico de Calpe and the fishing port where you can find one of the best things to see in Calpe: the local fish auction.
More Calpe attractions are found within the town itself include the Peça Torreó, the Forat de la Mar, and the historic citadel. Architecture-lovers will also find plenty of stuff to do in Calpe: in the La Manzanera, you'll find La Muralla Roja and Xanadu, two stunning buildings built by renowned architect Ricardo Bofill.
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