Calpe is one of the most beautiful towns on the Costa Blanca. It is located in the province of Alicante between Altea and Moraira. It is worth mentioning its great tourist interest for its beaches, gastronomy, historical sites and the Ifach Rock.
Like almost all the "Comunidad Valenciana", it has a warm climate and the sand of its beaches is fine and the water is crystal clear. Calpe is a holiday destination chosen by national and international tourists.
Therefore, we have decided to make a post with things to do in Calpe.
The Rock of Ifach
Declared a national park for its fauna and marine area. It has a height of 332 meters.
Doing the whole tour on the Rock is not recommended for everyone. When arriving at the Rock you will be able to begin a route of hiking.
The first section passes through the Pobla d'Ifach, which is a medieval settlement from the 13th century. Here we find information about the vegetation and fauna of the natural park.
If we follow the path we will reach a tunnel and this is when the section becomes more complicated. We must be careful because this section is not easy. In the middle of the ascent the terrain becomes rocky. We must advance carefully to see the best views of Calpe. Some say you can see Ibiza from there.
Baths of the queen and more ancient sites
The beach of Calpe hides part of its history, here is a Roman site called Los Baños de la Reina. It is said that these Roman ruins in the sea were a fish farm of the Queen of the Roman era, there is also talk that it was simply a small private pond (also of the Queen, of course).
Right next to the Queen's Baths we can find the ancient Roman Baths.
The Port: Enjoy the best gastronomy
Fish auction at the fish market
An interesting thing to see, it is Monday through Friday from 5:00 pm.
The boats unload the merchandise and leave it on a conveyor belt, with a remote control they go bidding for the pieces.
Restaurants in the port
Right next to the fish market there is a large number of top quality restaurants where you can enjoy the best raw material.
The Racó Cove
It is the only beach in the "Comunidad Valenciana" that has an underwater route signposted with underwater panels indicating the way to follow. Here you can enjoy its great underwater richness, something that divers can enjoy.
It is a well known route that has information panels about the local and natural environment that we will be visiting. The duration is about 3 hours (as long as we go at a fixed pace and we do not stop to observe the landscape) and we can do it at any time of the year, taking a little care in summer (cap and water highly recommended).