Seaside flat just steps away from the beach in beautiful area of Calpe. It is located in a secure apartment complex with 3 swimming pools. Benefits from close location to the beach, marina, restaurants and shops. Any baby related items can be organised for families with infants and children. Car parking area is just around the corner and free of charge.
*** Best Golden sandy beaches of Costa Blanca***
The Penon de Ifach Natural Park nature reserve. With a protected surface area of just 45 hectares. Rising to 332 metres high, the Peñón de Ifach is Calpe's most recognised landmark. The rock is home to a diverse colony of flora and fauna, including some rare and endangered species. Hiking and climbing are popular past-times.
The Calpe fish market is home to the famous daily fish auction. The fresh, daily catch is auctioned from Monday to Friday, 17:00 until 20:00. There is a large viewers section and you can, of course, purchase plenty of fresh fish.
Las Salinas Natural Park is located close to the Natural Park of Penon de Ifach. The salt water lagoon is an important protected area for birds. More than 170 different species have been spotted. The most popular of which, are the flamingos (Phoenicopterus ruber) which can number in the hundreds.
The Queen's baths - Los Baños de la Reina - are an important archaeological site that sits next to the promenade in Calpe. The remains of a Roman fish salting factory are well preserved that date from the II Century. The Romans used the factory to salt and preserve fish. The most valuable product, a kind of fish paste known as "Garum" was exported throughout the Roman Empire.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Alicante's international airport, known as El 70 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Children's pool|
|General||Air conditioning, TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Shared garden|
|Access||Parking, Lift access|
Spain holidays are all about sun, sea, sand and culture? Well, that's what you'll find in the charming Mediterranean resort of Calpe, in the north of the sapphire shores of the Costa Blanca. This is one of the region's most distinctive areas, with golden beaches situated between the huge Rock of Ifach on the shoreline and the majestic Sierra Bernia mountains rising behind. Calpe boasts all the usual mod cons you'd expect from your Costa Blanca holidays, bars, hotels, gorgeous beaches with the added treat of being home to more ruins and museums than anywhere else on the White Coast.
There's no shortage of things to do in Calpe. Check out the Roman salting factory on the beach, and at the Ifach Rock you'll come across the Natural Park with it's protected flora and fauna. The Old Town houses two churches, the gothic Old Church dating from the 1400s, no less! Turn around, and you're already at the Archaeological Museum, housing Iberian relics. For the kids, a trip into nearby Benidorm might be in order for waterslides at Aqualandia or forages through the huge Terra Mitica Theme Park.
Calpe has miles of golden beaches, affording you ample opportunity for swimming, surfing, or sunbathing. The huge Gibraltar-esque Ifach Rock is the most distinguishing landmark here, and you can scale this monolith through an inner tunnel for some of the most spectacular coastal views in the Costa Blanca. The more peripatetic can traverse the grassy Sierra Bernia hills for sunset picnics amongst the pines.
Calpe offers an extraordinarily varied nightlife, with jazz bars adjacent to English pubs and beach shacks in nearby Javea. Whatever you're tastes, from football to folk music, Calpe has it all! Remember, you're only 15 minutes outside Benidorm if you feel like an all-night karaoke or clubbing session, and only 2 minutes away from the beaches if you just want to sit, sip a Margarita and chill out while the sun sets over the Mediterranean!
Calpe's summer fiestas, San Juan on 24th June, Virgen del Carmen on 16th July and August's feast of Virgen de las Nieves, are all replete with fireworks and fun on the streets! Don't worry if you miss these on your holidays to Calpe, there are plenty of fiestas here all year round, and the Saturday Flea Market sells more exotic wares than you've ever seen. While you're out and about, sample some of the many paellas in the restaurants, and Calpe's very own peppered fish stew, Llauna de Calpe. Magnifico!
Beaches are Calpe's main attraction. It is not hard to understand why. Calpe is blessed with some fantastic beaches, from extensive fine, golden sandy ones to almost hidden, pebble coves - whatever your preference, you are sure to find it in Calpe.
Cantal Roig / Mauri beach - The quiet sandy beach is 220 meters long and averages 20 meters in width. The urban beach has been awarded a Blue Flag and occupancy levels are classified as high. It offers all amenities.
Arenal Bol beach Calle Holanda - The golden sand beach is 1400 metres in length and has an average width of 60 metres. The Blue Flag beach offers all amenities, including sunbed/parasol rentals, various water sporting activities and being an urban beach, it is close to restaurants, bars etc.
Levante beach Calpe - The Blue Flag beach is situated near the centre of Calpe. It is 1 kilometre long and 50 meters wide. A popular beach, the occupancy levels are classified as high. It offers all amenities and is wheelchair accessible.
Mallorquí beach is located north-east of Calpe. The narrow cove is half sand and half rock. It is characterised by clear blue-green water and medium to high occupancy.
Les Bassetes beachCalpe - This small pebble beach is 120 long and 7 meters wide. It is particularly suitable for snorkelling and diving. There is also a sailing school. The occupancy rate is low to medium.
Raconada del Port beach is a beautiful pebble beach that is only accessible by foot, or by sea. The beach is 150 meters long and approximately 20 meters wide. It is an ideal place for fishing, diving and/or snorkelling. The beach is located south of Calpe's harbour, at the end of the road Carretera del Puerto. The occupation rate is medium.