Surely you find yourself planning your destinations for next summer right now. If you are still not sure what you are going to visit, your solution is in Calpe, one of the most beautiful places on the Alicante coast ..
Calpe is a town where there is hardly any day of the year without the sun, a perfect place for those who seek trips with many hours of beach and places of interest to visit. There is something for everyone!
At the foot of the Peñón de Ifach
Located north of the province of Alicante, in the White shore, Calpe occupies an entire bay that receives the same name. Along it you will find numerous charming beaches and coves. We recommend visiting them in order so as not to miss any. Each one will be a different experience and you can even make your own ranking.
The length of the bay goes from Morro de Toix, to the south, to the Rock of Ifach, to the north, from whose height you can see the entire coastline around. You can even see the islands of Formentera and Ibiza if you are lucky enough to go up on a clear day. This rock marks the end of the Betic mountain ranges and forms its own Natural Park, being one of the hallmarks of the area. At his feet is the Cala del Racó, with the peculiarity of including its own diving route to enjoy the marine fauna and flora.
If you want to visit the Peñón de Ifach Natural Park, you should know that access is free, but you have to book in advance on their website. As a curiosity, the uphill path begins at the Puebla de Ifac, a site of medieval origin, and the interpretation center to learn about the fauna and flora of the place.
More places to visit in Calpe
In addition to its charming beaches and the Peñón de Ifach, Calpe has other places of interest that you cannot miss.
- Baths of the Queen and hot springs. The first settlements in the area have their origin in the Bronze Age, so it is a municipality with a lot of history. For the same reason, it is not strange to find more archaeological sites apart from the aforementioned Pobla d'Ifac. In the bay you will find these two dating from Roman times.
- Salinas. Located practically in the center of Calpe, the salt flats have become another of Calpe's hallmarks. It is a natural area that has protection as it is a passage area for all types of birds. You will be interested to know that you can enjoy this place of interest if you stay in Paradise Camper, an area located right next to it.
- The historic helmet. Calpe it preserves part of its medieval walls, including a defense tower that receives the name of La Peça. In addition, it brings together a good variety of quite interesting museums for culture lovers.
- The ecological walks. Enjoying the Mediterranean breeze with a pleasant walk is possible in Calpe, where there are several walks along the coast that go from the small coves to the surroundings of the Peñón de Ifach.
Where to spend the night in Calpe?
We have convinced you, right? Well, we are going to recommend more places where you can leave your vehicle and enjoy Calpe in all its splendor. Area Calpe Lights and Calpe Austral Area are two of our recommendations, along with the aforementioned Paraíso Camper. All of them are close to the wonderful beaches in the area and the places of interest that we have listed. You can reserve your place in advance from our platform, downloading the app for Play Store or App Store. Summer is waiting for you in Áreas Autocaravanas!