Calpe lies north of Benidorm and is personified by it’s famous rock, the Penyon d’Ilfach. It stands 332 metres high and can be seen for miles around. You can walk some of the way up to give you super views, but to reach the summit you have to be a serious climber. If you visit the harbour area, you will get an idea of it’s size and there is a path that goes around the base of the rock.
Fishing is still important to the town and the catch is landed daily. There are some amazing fish restaurants by the harbour for you to enjoy the freshest fish possible!
The beach is golden sand and has playgrounds for children as well as sunbeds to hire. It is backed by a variety of cafes and restaurants. There is evidence of Roman habitation here with the remains of a lighthouse and a fish farm.
The older part of Calpe lies up the hill between the station and the seafront. It is very picturesque and has some nice restaurants. Be sure to look out for the Spanish steps – painted in the nation flag colours.
To get to Calpe, you can get on a tram which climbs into the mountains and gives you wonderful views. You need to get a bus down the hill into the town. Or one of the very best ways to arrive is by sea. There is a boat trip from Benidorm harbour, that passes by the Sierra Helada, Albir and Altea. You may even be lucky enough to see some dolphins!
For a perfect trip you could go by boat from Benidorm and come back by the FGV fast tram.
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