A Travel Guide to Calpe
Calpe is located on the Costa Blanca, in the Valencia region of Spain. Along with all the other paradise cities in the Province of Alicante, Calpe is considered as an almost perfect honeymoon escape and has been very popular to newlywed couples from Spain’s neighbouring regions. The perfect view from its bays, coastlines and a unique massive rock formation makes the area very attractive to holidaymakers.
Century old churches such as Iglesia Antigua and Señora de las Nieves have stood witness to the areas colorful history and tradition. Calpe’s Archeological Museum in Plaza de la Villa showcases a multitude of artifacts that can be dated back to the 4th century. Local culture and customs can be experienced firsthand by visiting the Museo Fester in Calle Jose Antoni.
The city is a great place for holidaymakers who are looking for crystal clear water and sandy beaches that are excellent for swimming and other water sport activities. Travelling along the N-332 National Road is recommended as a great way to see the sights in the area. Moreover, local and international tourists visit Calpe to experience playing the first class golf courses and the supreme yachting off the coast. The outskirts of Calpe are brimming with buildings and towers of archeological note that will take the visitors back to ancient historical times.
Walking through the streets of Calpe, tourists will find a wide variety of shops, restaurants and bars. The town center has concentrations of world-class restaurants that serve some of the most traditional Spanish delicacies such as Paella and Tapa. Additionally, tram stations are strategically located to help the tourist travel around the area. With mountains that protect Calpe from strong winds, the weather is generally fair and mild throughout the year.
Aside from sandy beaches and century old churches, Calpe has so much more to offer. With a total of over 20 square kilometer of land area, visitors are recommended to use Calpe as a base in order to fully explore the magnificence and tranquility the Costa Blanca has to offer.
There is a wide variety of self catering holiday accommodation in the Calpe area ranging from luxury holiday apartments and villas overlooking the coast to more inland properties providing a peaceful holiday yet close to all the attractions Calpe has to offer.