Calpe is a tourist town located on the coast north of Benidorm, 65 km from Alicante.
The town is best known for The Calpe Rock, Penon de Ifach, the most famous landmark on the Costa Blanca.
This stone formation lies right off the coast and rises 332 meters above the city. Not only is it a favorite photo subject, it is also the world's smallest nature reserve and offers a great hike. At the top, the view is spectacular.
On both sides of the cliff there are beautiful sandy beaches, with restaurants and playgrounds.
Near the cliff there is also a salt lake, a known habitat for flamingos and other exotic birds.
The city is home to 30,000 inhabitants, where 60 % are foreign, mainly German and English.
More and more people discover what this great town has to offer - beaches, a fishing port and daily fish market,
the authentic old town and modern city blocks.
Paradise for vacationers in Marina Alta
Location: The District of Marina Alta is located in the southeast of the province of Alicante in the coastal area and within the autonomous community of Valencia. It is an area full of contrast between the development of the nearby sea towns and parts of interior on the mountain.
Municipalities: Composed of a score of municipalities. Until the 1960s the majority focused on agriculture and livestock. With the tourist boom of the 1960s the economy of the region turned to residential tourism which has been growing increasingly.
What to see: Marina Alta is a region of great natural beauty preserved especially in the inland areas, while on the coast you can enjoy tourist attractions for all ages. The main visitors come from European countries.
What to eat: The paella is one of the most famous dishes of the autonomous community of Valencia. In addition you can enjoy cuisine based on fish from the Mediterranean.
Where to stay: The options are numerous. From a five star hotel in the coast pension complete to a rural house in the interior of the comarca of Marina Alta to rest calmly.
How to get there: The main means of transport in the area is the car since the region has great communication. Alicante is the most important airport with scheduled flights, especially during the summer.