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Calpe, a hidden gem overflowing with charm! Whether you're wandering through its quaint streets, immersing yourself in its azure waters, or trekking its scenic paths, every experience on this coastline is a journey waiting to be discovered.

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Discover the Charms of Calpe: Your Gateway to Coastal Beauty and Cultural Riches

Welcome to Calpe, a picturesque coastal town nestled on the Costa Blanca where ancient history, natural wonders, and Mediterranean beauty converge to create an unforgettable holiday experience. Situated between Valencia and Alicante, Calpe captivates travelers with its stunning beaches, iconic rock formations, and rich cultural heritage.

Iconic Landmarks and Natural Wonders

Calpe is home to one of the most iconic landmarks on the Costa Blanca, the towering rock formation known as the Peñón de Ifach. Rising majestically from the sea, this imposing limestone outcrop offers breathtaking views of the surrounding coastline and is a haven for hikers and nature enthusiasts. Embark on a journey to the summit and marvel at the panoramic vistas stretching as far as the eye can see, or explore the caves and tunnels that wind their way through the rock. Below the Peñón, pristine beaches like Playa de la Fossa and Playa del Arenal offer golden sands and azure waters perfect for swimming, sunbathing, and water sports.

Historic Charm and Cultural Heritage

Immerse yourself in the rich history and cultural heritage of Calpe as you explore its charming Old Town and historic landmarks. Wander through the narrow cobblestone streets lined with whitewashed houses adorned with colorful flower pots, and discover hidden treasures around every corner. Visit the ancient ruins of the Baños de la Reina, Roman fish farms dating back to the 2nd century AD, and imagine life in ancient times as you stroll along the archaeological site. Explore the Moorish influence at the Torreón de la Peca, a medieval tower that once served as a defensive fortress against pirate attacks, and marvel at its impressive architecture and panoramic views of the sea.

Gastronomic Delights and Culinary Delicacies

Indulge your senses with the flavors of Mediterranean cuisine as you sample local specialties and culinary delights in Calpe. Savor fresh seafood dishes at waterfront restaurants overlooking the harbor, where grilled fish, paella, and seafood platters tempt the palate with their exquisite flavors. Discover the region’s rich culinary heritage at traditional tapas bars and taverns, where small plates of savory delights are perfect for sharing with friends. And be sure to pair your meal with a glass of local wine from the nearby vineyards of the Marina Alta region, known for their crisp whites and full-bodied reds.

Plan Your Escape to Calpe

Are you ready to experience the beauty and charm of Calpe? Browse our selection of holiday packages or contact our travel specialists to create a bespoke itinerary tailored to your interests and preferences. Whether you’re seeking relaxation on the beach, adventure in nature, or cultural immersion in historic landmarks, Calpe promises an unforgettable holiday experience that will leave you refreshed, rejuvenated, and longing to return again and again. Get ready for an extraordinary journey to Calpe, where coastal beauty and cultural riches await around every corner!