EXPLORE THE AREA
The Costa Blanca
The Costa Blanca refers to over 200km of Mediterranean coastline in the Alicante province, on the southeastern coast of Spain. The name is literally translated “White Coast”. The area is hugely popular tourist destination due to the marvellous weather and beaches.
The Costa Blanca has something for everybody. From amusement and water parks for the kids, to golf, tennis and diving for the adults, the area offers countless hours of
The area is serviced by two major airports, Alicante and Valencia.
Shuttle services are available from Alicante airport to Calpe. Pick up from Casa La Paz to airport and visa versa.
Car Hire is also available at both Airports.
The City of Calpe
Calpe sits at the heart of the Costa Blanca and is approximately 1 hours drive from Alicante airport. This historic town was initially settled by Iberian tribes and later the Romans due to its strategic position on the coast.
TOURIST INFO CENTERS
- Altea – Carrer Sant Pere 9, Tel 96 583 8532
- Bennisa Center – Avda. Pais Valencia 1, Tel 96 573 299
- Calpe – Center, Plaza del Mosquit, Tel 96 583 8532.
- Penon, Avda. Ejercitos Espanoles 44, Tel 96 583 6920.
- Lonja, Puerto Pesquero, Tel 96 583 7413.
- Moraira – Ctra. Moraira – Teulada 51, Tel 96 574 5168
A GLOBAL ICON
The Rock of Ifach
The Rock of Ifach is Calpe’s most iconic landmark. From sea level, it rises almost vertically to 332m and forms a protected nature reserve. For the active and fit, the summit offers panoramic vistas of the coastline and can be accessed by a hike up a footpath. In perfect conditions, the island of Ibiza is visible from the vantage-point.
MARKETS IN THE AREA
|Day||Type Of Market||Place|
|Monday||Regular Market||Parcent & Denia|
|Tuesday||Regular Market||Altea & Jalon (Xalo)|
|Thursday||Regular Market||Javea (Xabia)|
|Friday||Regular Market||Moraira & Gata de Gorgos|
|Saturday||Regular Market||Benissa & Calpe|
|Saturday||Flea Market||Jalon (Xalo)|
The town has transformed itself from an ancient fishing village to a tourist hub. Visitors can explore the ancient town centre and visit the Iglesia Vieja, which is the only remaining example of Mudejar-Gothic architecture within the Province of Valencia. The town centre also hosts the Museum of Archeology and the Fiestas Museum.
Visitors can enjoy walks along the Calpe bay and pop in at an array of restaurants and bars which offer both traditional and international cuisine. Those interested in seeing more of the coastline can take the narrow-gauge railway that runs from Alicante to Denia, stopping in Calpe.
For the sporty, the town offers various watersports as well as golf and tennis facilities. The surrounding area makes for beautiful cycling and hiking. For those looking to relax, the white beaches and pleasant sea temperature offer the perfect conditions to unwind.
Aqualandia – Sierra Helada, Rincon de Loix Benidorm
This is a waterpark for the whole family. Transportation by bus is possible.
Mundomar – Sierra Helada, Rincon de Loix Benidorm
This is a park with sea animals, exotic birds, dolphins, parrots and sea lion show.
Terra Mitica – Benidorm
Large amusement park with various attractions, roller coasters and shows. Transportation by bus is possible.
Terra Natua – Foie de Verdader 1 Benidorm
This is an animal park. Transportation by bus is possible.
Safari-Park – Verghel
A safari park which you can tour with your own car.
Altea – Don Cayo, Urb. Sierra de Altea, Tel 96 584 8046
Benissa San Jaime – Ctra. De Moraira a Calpe (3km), Tel 96 649 7114
Benidorm – Golf “Real de Faula”, Alcalde Eduardo Zaplana Hernandez, Soro 7
Javea – Club de Golf, Ctra. Javea-Benitachell, Tel 96 579 2584
Denia – Golg La Sella, Ctra. La Jara, Jesus Pobre a 5 km de Denia, Tel 96 645 4252
Calpe – Club de Tennis Avda, Casa Nova
Calpe – Maryvilla 28 (with swimming-pool, restaurant and bar)
Moraira – Club de Tennis Solpark
Calpe – Centro Comercial “La Plaza Central”
Moraira – Carretera Moraira-Calpe
Calpe – Padi Dive Centre Pro Platinum, Tel 96 583 4001
Calpe – Espana Bajo el Mar, Club Nautico Puerto Blanco, Tel 96 583 1337
Benidorm – Dive Villajoyosa, Tel 96 585 3227
Altea – Dive Altea, 96 584 5081
Denia – Dive Club Marina del Reig, Ctra, Las Marinas 101, Tel 96 578 2415
Calpe– Moraira – Sailing Pro Center, Club Nautico les Besetes, Ctra, Tel 96 583 8310