The Costa Blanca as the tourist name given to the coast of Mediterranean coast Located in the southeast of Spain, province of Alicante (Spain), Which comprises from the municipality of Denia to that of Pilar de la Horadada. It is constituted by 244 km of Mediterranean beaches, coves and cliffs.

The towns located in the Costa Blanca are: Denia, Jávea, El Poble Nou de Benitatxell, TeuladaMoraira, Benisa, Calpe, Altea, Alfaz del Pi, Benidorm, Finestrat, Villajoyosa, Campello, Alicante, Elche, Santa Pola, Guardamar del Segura, TorreviejaBeaches of Orihuela Costa y Pilar de la Horadada. Its capital par excellence is the city of Benidormas this municipality is the great tourist focus of the Costa Blanca and Levantine coastline.

The Costa Blanca and its own name have traditionally been related to a very specific tourist product: the so-called sun and beach tourism, ie the holiday linked to the weather (More than 300 days in full light and an average temperature of 20 C) . At present, the evolution of the tourist destination and its resources are forming an increasingly complete offer in the province of Alicante, whose proposals can also be consumed inside (Alicante is one of the most mountainous provinces of Spain) and beyond The summer season, aligning with the increasingly sophisticated tourist preferences.

What to see and do in Calpe


Guarded by the great Peñon de Ifach, we find our wonderful village; A privileged place on the Costa Blanca, full of life and sun all year round, with an average of 18º that makes it a paradise to enjoy.

In Calpe you can enjoy both its beaches, its crystalline waters, gastronomy, high quality accommodation and an endless number of shops open throughout the year that make our town the best choice as a tourist destination and second home.

Parks and Places

  • Peñon de Ifach Natural Park. Symbol of the Costa Blanca, it rises in the sea like calcareous rock of about 50.000 m² to 332 m of height and one kilometer of length. United to land by a narrow isthmus, it is a product of a gliding of the near Oltá mountain range, constituting one of the geographical features of greater singularity and beauty not only of the Valencian Community, but of all the Mediterranean coast. It is a meeting point for climbers and divers from all over the world, who make use of their resistance in continuous challenge to nature for its walls and depths.
  • Enginent Park.. Includes recreational facilities, children's play areas, barbecue, fountain, adequate furniture and sanitary.
  • Vallesa Park. The enclosure, duly marked, forms a green zone of great ecological value, populated with trees and with vegetation of the region.
  • Olta's Camping Zone.. Its facilities consist of a covered shed with a typical design of the rural architecture of the area, equipped with grills, sinks and toilets; Is supplied with potable water stored in a cistern located under the same hut. In the environs of the zone, there are several marked routes for the practice of the hiking.
  • fishing port; Calpe was a fishing village, retaining a charming port and its fish market, where you can attend the fish auction.
  • Club Nautico; with a modern and wide base with 264 moorings distributed in 7 pontoons with capacity for boats up to 30 m. It has a great variety of services and activities.
  • Las Salinas... The position of the Rock of Ifach is decisive factor for the formation of this interesting wet zone. The vegetation of this ecosystem is adapted to withstand the high saline concentrations of soil and water. The fauna of the salinas is mainly composed of migratory birds, which find this point as a place of rest and supply of the food resources that they need in the migratory periods. On the other hand, it is evident the importance of the salinas as wet zone within an area whose climate presents an important period of summer drought.
  • La Forat del Mar. They are the remains that remain of what was the outer wall that surrounded the city.

Beaches

  • Puerto Blanco Beach. It has 100 meters of extension and is of sand and pebbles.
  • Playa de Levante or La Fossa. Located north of Peñón de Ifach, it is of fine sand and has an extension of 2000 meters.

  • Cantal Roig Beach. This beach located next to the port and the Rock of Ifach is of fine sand and has an extension of 200 meters.

  • Playa del Arenal-Bol. Located in the urban area of ​​Calpe is fine sand and has an extension of 2000 meters.

Calas

  • Cala Calalga. Located at the end of the Levante beach. Calalga beach, 100 meters long, is made of boulders.
  • Cala Racó del Corv. Accessible only by sea, located to the south of the coast of Calpe. This sandy beach and boulder is suitable for diving and fishing. It has an extension of 100 meters.
  • Cala Gasparet. Located in the southern part of Toix, accessible only by sea. This pebble beach is suitable for scuba diving and fishing. It has an extension of 100 meters.

  • Cala Les Urques. Located to the south of the coast of Calpe, near the Marina Puerto Blanco. This pebble beach is suitable for scuba diving and fishing. It has an extension of 200 meters.

  • Cala La Manzanera. It is boulders and has an extension of 200 meters.

  • Cala el Racó. Located in the back of the Rock of Ifach and it is acceded by the fishing port and by the Seafront Princes of Asturias. This beach is bowling and is suitable for diving and fishing. It has an extension of 70 meters.

  • Cala del Penon. This beach is accessible by a small path in the northern part of the Rock of Ifach. It is a rocky platform suitable for diving and fishing. It has an extension of 100 meters.

  • Cala del Mallorquín. Located north of the coast of Calpe and close to the Sports harbor Les Basetes. It is a rocky platform suitable for the practice of diving and fishing, 100 meters in length.

  • Cala Les Basetes. Located in the Leisure port, sports port Of the same name is boulders and appropriate for the practice of diving and fishing. It has an extension of 100 meters.

old town

Strolling around the old town of Calpe (especially at night) is a real wonder. Its cobbled and narrow streets, watching the remains of the wall and feel its atmosphere are a luxury.

In addition to the aforementioned wall and the charm of walking through the streets and the myriad of restaurants, it is also of interest Torreó de la Peça which is now the Collector's Museum, as well as the square where the Church of Nuestra Señora de Las Nieves is located, and its charming chapel.