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Calpe
 

Die Costa Blanca

On the Costa Blanca there is no winter. There are three months of summer and nine months of spring per year. The name \\\\\\\"White Coast\\\\\\\" owes the Costa Blanca equally the striking white chalk rock of Calpe, the Penon de Ifach and the traditional white whitewashed houses, as well as the light from more than 300 days of sunshine per year.


Calpe is situated on a hill, formed by the last foothills of the Sierra de Bernia ,at the foot of the Peñón de Ifach, the white chalk rock . The spectacular geographical location connects Calpe with the southern towns of Alicante\\\'s Marina. Calpe is a tourist resort and has an large beach with fine sand and rocky areas.

At the beach promenade of Calpe there are still the remains of a Romans factory for salt fish.

There is a lot of activity in the late afternoon during the fish auction at the fishing port. In the always busy restaurant terraces, guests have the opportunity to eat seafood. Several charming points can be visited in the historical center of Calpe.

 

 

Attractions in Calpe:

 

In the historic center of calpe, church Nuestra Señora de la Nieves, Iglesia Vieja (old church)

Torreón de la Peca (tower and town wall), Forat de la Mar (part of the battlement)

Arrabal (Streets: Puchalt, San Roque, Pescadores.), place of the fishermen ( Plaça dels Mariners)

wall mosaic (Mosaico Mural), Festival Museum, Museum of Archaeology, Museum of the Association of Collectors (Del Coleccionismo)

 

In the harbor area of ​​Calpe, Peñon de Ifach (panoramic views), prince promenade (Camino del Mar), nature park Peñón (Nature auditorium with exhibitions and film shows), fish market with auctions (late afternoon)

 

beach zone of Calpe, modern promenade (Paseo Maritimo), Banys de la Reyna ( antique fish manufactory), Torre del Moli

 

 

Beaches of Calpe:

 

el Arenal

A very spacious sandy beach, on both sides of the Calpe rock. Long beach promenade with lots of restaurants, cafes, playground, Red Cross, watchtower.