It is no secret that the Costa Blanca in Alicante is at the head of the preferred tourist destinations, both nationally and internationally. Located in the north of the Marina Alta, Calpe stands as one of the most attractive reference cities in the area. Known for its emblematic Peñón de Ifach, declared a natural park in 1987, the multifaceted Calpe hides inside much more than wonderful beaches, beach bars, and relaxation.
A surprising destination, full of adventure and fun for all ages, and, whether you are traveling alone, as a couple, with friends or family, this sunny city bathed by the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean sea, is a destination where you will always find something to discover.
If you are thinking of spending a few days in Calpe, don't forget to have a look at our recommendations to make the most of your visit. And so that you don't miss a single moment, travel with us!
Discover the beaches of Calpe
When you have more than 300 days of sunshine a year and an average temperature above 20 degrees Celsius, it is essential to have a wide variety of beaches and coves. Of course, Calpe has it, and each of them is unique in its own way. Sandy coves, virgin coasts, quiet bays, or kilometer-long beaches of golden sand and turquoise waters, in Calpe you can choose.
La Fossa Beach
It is the main beach of Calpe. Ideal to spend a day with the family, bordered by the promenade, full of bars, stores, and restaurants, it is the perfect place to enjoy a day at the beach.
At the foot of the Peñón de Ifach with its imposing figure, it offers, in addition to clear and calm waters perfect for swimming, spectacular views of the iconic mountain. Being an urban beach, access is easy and on the way, we can enjoy the beauty of the majestic Saladar de Calpe, the last vestige of the salt mines that worked there before, and today is an important habitat for many native animal species.
This pebble cove at the foot of the Peñón de Ifach offers incomparable views and a unique diving experience. Its wild but easily accessible location makes it a favorite destination for nature lovers.
If your idea is that of a remote and paradisiacal beach in the Alicante Mediterranean, this is your place. With only 80 meters by 7 meters wide, this cove located between the port Blanco of Calpe and the Campomanes port of Altea is only accessible by sea. An unforgettable experience whether you like adventure, as you can rent a kayak and paddle to the shore, or if you prefer something more exclusive. Either way, Cala Gasparet is a place not to be missed.
Arenal Bol Beach
It is the longest beach in Calpe. Fine white sand with calm waters surrounded by a promenade with all services. It is located on the opposite side of the Peñon de Ifach and is a great alternative to go with the little ones to enjoy a sunny day.
Dominated by the famous Red Wall, this cove located near Puerto Blanco enjoys a unique contrast between the quiet calm of its turquoise waters, with the colorful and imposing building that surrounds it.
Best hiking routes in Calpe
Thanks to the monumental Peñón de Ifach, Calpe has become one of the favorite destinations for hikers and nature lovers. However, despite the undeniable beauty of this wonderful natural park, it is not the only place that offers the possibility of pleasant excursions, suitable for both adults and children.