Calpe Travel Guide

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    First in, lol.......
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    There's the Pole to the right
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  • Beech is just 2 mins walk to the right!
    Beech is just 2 mins walk to the right!
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Calpe Things to Do

  • Wildlife Animal Sanctuary

    Noahs Ark wildlife sanctuary on the CV70 between Guadalest and Benimantel is well worth a visit. It rescues mainly zoo animals or strange pets which have been mal treated and survives on charity. Its quite a weird experience, being the middle of the Spanish countryside. on the side of a hill, listening to classical music and loking at lions,...

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  • IFACH ROCK

    The town's most famous and distinguishing feature is its mighty Pe?on de Ifach - the huge rock which rises 332 metres out of the Mediterranean.. The Pe?on was declared a nature reserve in 1987 and now provides a safe haven for a variety of birds and unusual flora and fauna.From the top of the Rock you'll see a very nice view of the city and...

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  • Go sit in front of the big rock...

    ... and have a pretty picture taken.The rock is on most postcards you'll see in the shops. Sort of the symbol for Calpe.

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  • From top of Ifach's Rock!

    This picture,was taken from the top of the Rock,by my VT. friend Boka,from Finland,during his holidays on Benidorm on July 2001!. This is also the perfect place to see the best sunset and sunrises at Costa Blanca,take a look to my travelogue to see a few photos of them!.

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  • La Muntanyeta

    These are the remains of what once were the Roman baths. They are under restauration and will be opened for the public later.

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  • The harbour

    Calpe has a big fish and yacht harbour. Here you can see the fish brought in from the sea. Its also possible to rent a boat to go for a trip on the sea.

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  • The fish restaurants

    Near the harbour there are a lot of fish restaurants. I must say if you see it, it all looks very nice. I wouldn't recommend eating there. I did two times in recent years and it was awfull. Maybe it was just bad luck, but I will not try it again. While you're eating people are trying to sell you, carpets, binoculars, watches, etc. You can't enjoy...

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  • Plaza del Mosquit

    Here you can admirer the beautiful paintings of Elias Urbez . Its a very big painting against the walls of the square.

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  • The tourist office

    At the Plaza del mosquit at the facade of the tourist office you can admirer the beautiful mosaic of Gaston Catello. Its about Calpe life, you see the fishers, the rock and the people of Calpe on it.

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  • Plaza dels Mariners

    The square of the sailors : A dedication to the sailors. Inaguarated on 16 July 1997 the celebration day of The Virgin del Carmen. It was realised by Elias Urbez and Esteban Juarez.

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  • Paseo Principe de Asturias

    This promenade is at the south of the rock of Ifach. It has a lenght of almost one km and was inaugurated in July 1998. Here you have the best view at the beach and the rock of Ifach.

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  • Sand sculptures

    On the beaches of Calpe are most of the time artists working on sand sculptures. Some of them are really good.

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Calpe Hotels

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  • Imperial Park Resort

    We are lucky to have stayed at the Imperial Park a couple of times now as one of my husbands work...

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  • Gran Hotel Sol y Mar

    C/Benidorm 3, Calpe, 03710, Spain

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Hotel Diamante Beach

    AV. JUAN CARLOS I, CALPE, Spain, 03710, ES

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

Calpe Restaurants

  • The 'add ons' to the prices leave a...

    A nasty taste in my mouth after a pleasant evening.I live in Spain, my party of 4 visited Calpe for the Moors & Christians Fiestaafter which we wanted to eat, Cheap & CheerfulThe boards outside Boomerang Steak House advertised 9.95€ steaks and 7.95€ cod & chips, etc. Perfect we thought.Once inside the price immediately increased by 3 euros a head...

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  • The homemade chicken liver Paté is a...

    My husband and I dine in La Casa every now and then eversince they open 10 years ago. they have never dissappoint us, I love Paté and that is not the only dish that make us go back there again and again,the cheerful host,serene and the swiss chef,mike make our every visit a pleasant one. The sauces are delicious, the green pepper white wine,the...

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  • Wonderful freash food

    A first class restaurant with good views of the beach. On the ground floor they have a Tapas bar, serving breakfast, tapas, snacks, drinks and wonderful homemade cakes and pasties.Jim and Laura took over this restaurant in March last year and have suffered somewhat from the previous owners’ reputation. They changed the name from the West Beach to...

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  • Not to be missed....

    When we heard of a good English restaurant, we were intrigued....living in Spain we thought that theres no such thing...with so many other choices of cuisine around. But the Patio as we now know it is a superb meal out and the food top notch.David has been running it as the Chef for 10 years now and has a core of regular clientele as well as the...

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  • Brilliant steakhouse

    Gus, Carol and Paul make an evening out for us.... the steaks here are superb and very good value. Best value is the special menu which is 16 euros for 3 courses (no drink inc.) But well worth it. Theres loads of choice for everyone - and some wonderful sauces as well. If you love desserts then you must try the Tiramisu....I'm a tiramisu freak and...

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  • Home comforts

    My partner and I are travelling along the Costa Blanca and we are currently passing through Calpe and Moraira. We enjoy most types of food and really love local cuisine which we found is in abundance in Calpe, but just sometimes a good old fashioned fish and chips dinner is irresistable. (Sorry I know this is sad). We happen to stumble upon a place...

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  • Best Steaks on the Costa

    We found this restaurant on our second night in Calpe. The staff and the Chef "Gus" offer a very friendly and attentive service and make you feel very welcome. It has been a very famous Steakhouse in Calpe in 1985. All their food is made of fresh ingredients and this combined with the traditional cooking and unbeatable value for money makes the...

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  • Calpe Restaurant with great views

    This place is stunning.We did not eat here but had some drinks.Its just before you get into Calpe along coastroad.You can park outside it but we walked along the coastpath and saw it and needed a break with a drink.You can also get to it from Calpe beach front as you just walk along the path about half a mile to get to it.It has great views along...

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  • Fresh and healthy

    Food in Spain is great as most of it is locally produced and fresh.Its healthy as plenty of olive oil and garlic are used in lots of dishes.The choice of shell fish and fish is extensive and caught locally.Chicken and pork and peppers and onions are used lots too.The fruit used is normally grown locally too.So Spainish food is very healthy...

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Calpe Nightlife

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  • VISION, CALPE, SPAIN

    Went over to Calpe to see the Mother-in-Law and found this beaut. Its the best English speaking Bar in the whole of Calpe, when we were there we stayed in the every night til 5AM and then went on with the staff to another bar when they closed! they play good music, well it suits my tastes, and they have 2 TVs and 2 really wierd but really addictive...

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  • VISION, CALPE, SPAIN

    Theres a pole for the customers to dance on? Why would you think they'd have a dress code? lol. Really good fun, and the staff.. Jan (English), Ricky(Spanish) And Carlos are a great laff.

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Calpe Transportation

  • Ferrocarril

    From Calpe it is very easy to visit other places at the costa blanca. The ferrocarril (local train) runs between Alicante and Denia. Its only one every two hours but it works out fine.

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  • Express Train

    The express train runs through the summer months taking you from the fishing harbour to the old town of Calpe where you can browse through the many shops there

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  • Autobuses Ifach

    To get around in Calpe you can use the services of the autobuses Ifach. Its also possible to go by bus to Moraira and Teulada.

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Calpe Warnings and Dangers

  • Street sellers

    When i goto Spain i always see people walking around selling watches and cd's etc from fishing tackle boxes.They walk around bars and restaurants at night and try to sell cheap rubbish to people.Fake watches and copied cd's.Just firmly say no to them or dont even look at them or they will be over to your table.You will also get people begging for...

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  • Drinking water and health issues in...

    No injections are required to visit Spain and the water is safe to drink but it tastes abit horrible as lots of chlorine has been added and people drink bottled water as it tastes alot nicer.The main thing to watch out for is sunburn and getting dehydrated in the hot sun.I got sunburnt and so did my hubby when we fell asleep and woke up 2 hours...

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  • Police in Spain

    Spain has 3 police forces.Ive met two so far.The local police(Municipal police) are run by the local town hall and goto minor happenings such as traffic incidents.The Policia Nacional are the main force in big cities and The Guardia Civil are mostly out in the countryside and on main roads.The number to call for police and fire and ambulance is...

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Calpe What to Pack

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    Luggage and bags: Lightweight suitase (recommended with new baggage allowance) luggage labels. Secure hand luggage containing passports, flight tickets, insurance documents, money, health insurance card, accomodation invoice.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Shorts, cut off trousers, summer t-shirts, sandals, walking shoes (trainers), nightclothes, underwear, sundress, waterproof jacket (in case it rains)

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Hairbrush, toothbrush toothpaste, deodorant, talc, flannel, sponge, shower gel, shampoo and conditioner, shaving stuff, travel wash, nail scissors, tweezers, painkillers, anti-histamines, antiseptic cream, plasters, travel sickness pills, sun creams.

    You can of course buy some of these items when you arrive at your destination to save on baggage allowance as most airlines have now lowered the limit from 20kg to 15kg.

    Photo Equipment: Camera, camera case, spare batteries, battery charger, spare SD Cards, tripod, gorillapod, cloth to clean lens.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: &cgSwimming costume, swimming trunks, snorkelling gear, aqua shoes, sun hat, sunglasses, beach towel

    Miscellaneous: Adaptor for electrical items, mobile phone, phone charger, GPs/PDA and charger,
    music player (CD/MP3/Ipod), currecny converter, torch and batteries, travel kettle, (teabags, coffee)
    travel games if you have children, hairdryer (check before you pack in case already in accomodation), map

    Related to:
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Calpe Off The Beaten Path

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    by benidormone Written Jul 22, 2005

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    Just behind the Penon the Ifach (the rock) you can go to the nude beach. Its a very small rocky beach. Its not always very easy to get out of the water with all the rocks.

    Nude beach
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Explore Deeper into Calpe
The Penon de Ifach
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Torre del Moli
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Banos de la Reina
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Playa Levante o La Fossa
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Playa Arenal - Bol
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CACTUS D'ALGAR- BOTANIC GARDENS
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Take a walk around Calpe
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Penon de Ifach
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Baked Med vegetables
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Great snack food and drinks in Calpe
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Driving in Costa Blanca
Warnings and Dangers
Spain is not so cheap now
Warnings and Dangers
Crime is on the increase
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Stunning views
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Try pate and garlic sausage from local market-shop
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Hubby enjoyed the walk
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Relaxing walk
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Beautiful walk filled with great viws-wild flowers
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Calpe has contrasting beaches
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Calpe Viewpoint was beautiful at dusk.
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Calpe from Viewpoint
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Very Moorish
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Moorish influence
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THE HARBOR
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FUENTES DEL ALGAR
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ORANGE TREES
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ONE MORE PICTURE
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ON THE WAY UP!
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NATURE
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POLOP
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ALTEA
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BEACHES
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SUNSETS
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NATURAL PARK OF IFACH ROCK
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Heaven
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Learn the lingo
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Calpe is great for nightlife
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Mountains everywhere
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Calpe is ideal for families
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Costa Blanca has a perfect climate
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