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Calpe

Calpe is a coastal town located on the Costa Blanca, in the province of Alicante by the Mediterranean Sea. Calpe is located 67 km from the city of Alicante, lying at the foot of the Natural Park of Penyal d'Ifac.

Calpe and its neighboring town of Teulada visitor can enjoy the fishing harbor and the yacht harbor. Calpe weather is one of the mildest around the Costa Blanca due to the close mountains. Calpe has all of the charm of a Mediterranean fishing village: in its streets you'll be able to take in the sea air, enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and marvel on the unmistakable gentle of the Costa Blanca.  Based on 2010 knowledge from the Spanish Statistics Institute, the city has a inhabitants of 29,909 inhabitants.

Numerous towns have been established on the foot of the Peñon de Ifach all through history, because the occasions of the Phoenicians who discovered an excellent refuge right here on their routes along the Mediterranean coast,  the Romans, who settled in the so-referred to as "Baños de la Reina" (Queen's baths), on the shore of the outcrop,  as much as the Muslims. Within the 18th century, with the expulsion of the Muslims, King Peter IV of Aragon fortified the city to defend it from assaults by the Moors. The 'Peñon' is taken into account to be a strategic space for coastal defence.

Calpe is situated only a brief distance from towns like Benidorm, Altea, Moraira and Benissa. Take a stroll alongside its beaches, discover its Roman ruins, go climbing alongside the close by trails, visit the contemporary fish auctions organised by the fishermen's guilds and take a boat experience within the bay. These are only a few of the things you can do on this magical town.

PLACES OF INTEREST:

1. Old Town and the center: from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance

2. Natural Park of "The Rock of Ifach" symbol of the Costa Blanca. Possibility of escalation, flora and fauna watching. Visits limited, call: 679 195 912

3. Our Ocean and Coast: long sandy beaches with large selection of restaurants and bars,

Water sports: diving, snorkeling, kayaking, surfing
Mallorquí Creek
Cala Calalga
Playa de la Fossa-Levante
Cala El Raco
Playa del Cantal Roig
Arenal-Bol beach
Cala La Manzanera
Puerto Blanco
Les Urques
Cala Gasparet

Restaurants:
Port: fresh fish from the fish market
Grand selection of International Cuisine

4. Royal Yacht Club of Calpe, the fishing port and fish market (auction Monday to Friday: 17:00-19:00)

5. The Salinas, salt lake with great diversity of flora and fauna, including the famous flamingos.

Hiking 3 routes:
Route d'Ifac Penyal: 2.5 h. Medium-high difficulty, max. high 332m. Visits limited, call: 679 195 912
Route d'Oltá: 2h. Medium-high difficulty, max high: 350m.
Maryvilla route: 1 hour, medium difficulty, max high: 250m

Golf Club: Altea Hills - 6 km

Celebrations:
Church Fiestas: August 5 with processions, music, fireworks, street bulls
Moors and Christians Fiestas weekend closest to October 22

February: Carnival
October: Oktoberfest (one week after Munich)
Surroundings:

The interior: Xaló, Lliber, Alcalalí. In February and March, flowering almond, wine and sweet wine,

North:

Benissa, See and mountains

Gata de Gorgos typical for wicker products
Xábia, Denia

Benidoleig: Cave – Cueva de las Calaveras            

Pego: Marsh Nature Park Pego-Oliva

Vall de EBO: Cave – Cueva del Rull

Valencia 110 km: City of Arts and Sciences, Oceanographic

South:

Altea with its white houses

Callosa d'en Sarria with Fuentes del Algar and Guadalest Castle,

Benidorm with its wide range of leisure and entertainment, theme parks Terra Mitica, Terra Natura , Mundomar and Aqualandia.

More Information: www.calpe.es

Access by highway AP7 (exit 63 + 65) or by road: N 332
Alicante Airport "El Altet" 80 km
Valencia Airport "Manises” to 110 km

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