Find details of Local Attractions and Places to Visit in Calpe - Costa Blanca, Spain.
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Playa de la Fossa / Levante is a popular beach in Calpe, Spain - a long sandy beach with shallow, surrounded by a promenade with many restaurants and shops.
A walk around the narrow streets of Calpe's Old Town are a must for any visitor to Calpe. The original fishing village of Calpe originally consisted of a walled old town constructed around the church, the wall being built to defend the residents against frequent attacks by pirates from North Africa.
Although known as the Queen's Baths, this feature of the history of Calpe was in fact an ancient fish farm. Enjoy a complex of pools built in the 4th century with natural access to the sea - they were used for farming fish for consumption by the local people of Calpe.
If you are looking for things to do with the family in Calpe, take a visit to FAMILY PARK. Open every day at 18:30, FAMILY PARK is an amusement park offering fairground rides for all the family. Find the park at Av de los Ejércitos Españoles (next to the Salinas).
Rising 322 metres above the Mediterranean sea, and with incredible views of the surrounding area Peñon d'Ifach - also known as Calpe Rock - is one of the most famous sights along the Costa Blanca coastline and is also a protected Natural Park. If you are looking to climb Calpe Rock, the signposted route starts at the Visitor Centre, where there is a parking area. You can take part in a guided excursion which takes you along the walking trail, taking you all the way to the summit by way of a tunnel constructed in 1918 to make the climb easier. You can also climb the Rock without a guide.
Playa Cantal Roig is a small, calm beach located next to the fishing port and the Peñón de Ifach in Calpe. It has numerous restaurants and is ideal to visit with children. While you sunbathe at Cantal Roig beach, you can watch the boats arrive at the port at the end of the day, experience the fish auctions, or taste the local cuisine in nearby restaurants.
Visit this page for details of how to book your visit to The Peñon d'Ifach / Calpe Rock - one of the most famous sights along the Costa Blanca coastline and also a protected Natural Park. If you are looking to climb Calpe Rock, you need to book an appointment on the official website.
Calpe's History & Archaelogical museum is located in Calle Santísimo Cristo nº 7, in the part of the building known as "Casa de la Senyoreta".
The Arenal-Bol Beach is located in the centre of Calpe, Spain, making it an ideal spot for enjoying the sun and the Mediterranean sea with the family.
The Costa Blanca offers plenty of scope for walkers of all ages and all abilities. Find details of local walking routes around the Calpe area.
Complete with gorgeous sand and rolling waves, Calpe's 1.5km Promenade is the perfect place to go on a stroll. There are plenty of bars and restaurants along the panoramic seafront, and the iconic Peñon d'Ifach makes for a beautiful backdrop.
A visit to Calpe Port and Marina should be high up on your list of places to visit in Calpe. Enjoy a relaxing stroll around the fishing harbour, visit the fish market and auction, a walk at the foot of Calpe Rock, sunbathe on the beach, shop at the local market stalls, and enjoy the best choice of Seafood restaurants in Calpe.
The beauty of this circular route is undeniable, with panoramas of the Montgó, the valley, and Javea's bay creating an unmissable blend of mountains and sea. Highlights of the trail include the protected "Parque Forestal de Granadella" (known as the 'lungs of the Costa Blanca'), the old 18th century watchtower, and two of Javea's miradores.
El Castell de Guadalest, or simply Guadalest, is a beautiful historic mountain village on the Costa Blanca. Only accessible through a 15 foot tunnel known as the Portal de San Jose, the village has a charming feel to it.
Sitting atop the Tossal de Santa Llucía hill, this circular walk is the most popular hike Javea offers. On clear days, Ibiza can be spotted on the horizon to the east, along with the nearby mountain of Montgó to the north-west.
Complete with fantastic views of Cap de Sant Antoni and Javea's bay to the north, and Portitxol Island to the south, this shorter walk illustrates much of Javea's natural beauty. To turn the hour into a day, it's worth taking a detour down to the pretty Cala Sardinera beach and basking in the picturesque views.
The Salinas - Salt Flats are an interesting spot close to the Penon de Ifach.
Acting as a second Javea Port to Montgó variation, the trail starts at the Dique Levante harbour wall and offers two ends - one at the pretty Cala Tangó cove, one at the famous Coves Santes caves.
Located on the southern side of Portitxol Bay and sheltered by the Prim and Negre capes, this quaint trail is a lovely way to explore the rocky cove. With sights like Creu de Portitxol, Portitxol Island, and Cala Barraca along the way, it makes for a relaxed and scenic stroll.
Located at the southern end of Calpe, Mirador Monte Toix will reward you with breathtaking views of of Cumbre del Sol, Calpe, Altea, Benidorm, and even Ibiza on clear days.