Calpe is located 80 kms from Alicante Airport and 65 from the city of Alicante, and just 25 km from Benidorm, the tourist capital of the Costa Blanca.
Currently, Calpe has a census of 22,725 inhabitants of which 47% are of foreign nationality.
The city is famous for “El Peñón de Ifach”, an immense 332 meter high rock that juts out into the sea and is visible from any part of the town. The rock of Ifach and its surroundings were declared a natural park in 1987. You can climb to the top in a not easy walk, but the views from its top are worth it. Other of the most charming places in Calpe are Las Salinas, exploited since Roman times, and the fishing port and its fish market.
Calpe's maritime character is evident in its 13 km of coastline and its 14 beaches suitable for swimming. In addition, Calpe enjoys an average annual temperature of 18 degrees and 320 sunny days. This makes it an ideal destination to enjoy the sea, either practicing any of the many water activities (sailing, windsurfing, SUP, snorkeling, etc.) or simply lying in a hammock on any of its fine sand beaches and crystal clear waters. . Among the busiest beaches are Playa Arenal Bol and Playa de Levante or La Fossa. But there are also more discreet and less crowded beaches and coves where you can enjoy swimming and the Sun. Of the latter, we recommend Cala Calalga, Cantal Roig, Cala El Racó or Cala Les Bassetes.
As for services, Calpe has an extensive hotel offer of different categories and prices. Among the main 4-star hotels are the Ar. Diamante Beach, Bahía Calpe, Gran Hotel Sol y Mar, Rh Ifach, Suitopia Sol y Mar Suites Hotel and The Cookbook Gastro Boutique Hotel & Spa. There is also a wide range of campsites and areas for motorhomes. But without a doubt, one of the most entrenched sectors is the rental of tourist apartments and villas, both for rent by days and for long-term rentals. The numerous urbanizations that expand around its urban area are an ideal place to enjoy both the sea and nature.
How to get to Calpe?
Calpe is very well communicated both from the airport and from the city of Alicante.
If you travel with your car, you will have no problem getting to Calpe. It is accessed by the A70 motorway and the exit is 64
From Alicante Airport there is a bus line that you can take outside the terminal and take you to Calpe, but keep in mind that this bus makes many stops on its route, which can be a very long journey in time.
You can also rent a rental car at the different offices inside the terminal. But you know, you have to drive and add the costs of fuel, insurance and other extras to the rental price.
Another option is to take a taxi at the stop at the arrival terminal. The approximate price is about € 95 and on days with an influx of public it is normal to wait a long time until you can get one. We recommend that you set the price before getting into the taxi.
From the Alicante train station you have different options to get to Calpe. You have bus and tram, but you must go to the bus station or tram stop from the RENFE station, for this if you travel with suitcases you will have to take a taxi.
You can catch a taxi at the same station and the same thing happens with airport taxis. The price is about 93 euros.
I recommend you to hire your transfer in advance. From this same website you can make your transport reservation to Calpe from Alicante Airport at a price from € 90, and from the train station or Alicante Ave from € 88.55. With cars of different categories and with capacity for large families and even adapted to wheelchairs for people with reduced mobility. All transfers are private, only you and your group travel in the car, without sharing the journey with anyone. And you can guarantee your reservation from only 15 euros.
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