Set against a backdrop of stunning natural beauty, Calpe is an alluring coastal town with deep Roman influences. The town offers a wide range of outdoor activities including golf, walking, cycling and sailing, as well as the array of restaurants, bars and cafes that are available throughout the year. In the summer months, Calpe is one of the most popular destinations for families coming to holiday in Spain.
With a history that dates back to Roman times, Calpe is known as the gateway to the Costa Blanca. A short drive away, Cadiz is another coastal town that has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. One of the attractions of Calpe is the annual Calpe Festival, which takes place on the beach in the early months of May.
Here you can enjoy the local cuisine, wine tasting, live music and a range of dining experiences. You can choose to spend the day enjoying some of the restaurants that line the streets or you may wish to enjoy some of the leisurely strolls that follow. You will find a long list of things to do in this seaside town, from swimming in the calm waters of the Aeolian Lagoon to sailing down the Costa Blanca and on to Cadiz and then back along the Costa Brava.
With views of the rolling hills of the northern coast, it is not surprising that this coastal town is a favourite with residents of Cadiz and Granada who take advantage of the proximity to the English Channel to take advantage of all that Calpe has to offer. With plenty of choice in terms of accommodation, it is possible to take some time out from your day at the beach to look around and visit some of the old buildings and interesting old fishing villages. It is a place where you can be at home in a house with views over the sea, but yet have the feeling of being on holiday somewhere altogether different.
The town of Calpe boasts an abundance of options for accommodation, especially when it comes to inexpensive holiday rentals. While there are a few high-end holiday parks, Calpe is as close to the sea as you can get and there are also some good ones available at a cheaper price than those in Spain’s largest cities. You can find these properties at some of the better resorts in the surrounding area and the accommodation is sure to be a comfortable, enjoyable and affordable option.
Since so many European holiday makers, especially those who come in the summer months, want to spend some time on the beach, the best accommodation choice could be to go on a luxury yacht. Holidaymakers looking for a truly romantic getaway to the Costa Blanca and Cadiz will appreciate this. Holidaymakers who enjoy diving, snorkelling and windsurfing will also enjoy this option.
Budget is an important factor to keep in mind when choosing accommodation. Most of the Calpe holiday homes offer great value and have all the comforts of home with contemporary designs and furniture. In fact, the Spanish style of ‘old world charm’ is reflected in the buildings, with many giving a feel of traditional beauty with simple touches and natural materials.
There are many other things to do in Calpe apart from simply soaking up the sun and taking in the tranquillity. You can go to the Calpe Museum for a glimpse of ancient history or to watch the city’s lively nightlife. Or you can go to the beautiful hiking trails and soak up the nature, if you choose.
Cruising is also a popular activity in Calpe. For those looking for a quiet destination, there are numerous cruise lines to choose from, from the highly recommended Costa Cruises to the less popular but still very popular lines such as Alvor Cruises. The larger and more luxurious lines are the choice of the well known and the less well known companies, although all of the cruise lines have plenty of excellent facilities for your enjoyment.
If you wish to enjoy the sea from the comfort of your own apartment or house, then you might wish to choose a holiday home on the Marina Dock. Although it is not quite as luxurious as many of the holiday flats in the city, it is a very popular option among those holiday makers who have a large family. With all the facilities, you can actually enjoy living on the dock rather than having to squeeze into rented accommodation in the main towns or the hotels.