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Hotels in Calpe

Calpe and the surrounding areas offer no shortage of things to see and do. From historical and cultural highlights to natural sights, a stay in a Calpe hotel is ideal as a base from which to discover the beauty of the Costa Blanca.

Beaches

It is not hard to understand why beaches are Calpe's main attraction. Blessed with fantastic fine, sandy ones to hidden pebble coves, you are sure to find what you are looking for in Calpe.

Calle Holanda Blue Flag beach is 1,400m long and has an average width of 60m. Offering all amenities including sunbed/parasol rentals and various water sports, it is also close to numerous restaurants, bars and shops.

Levante Blue Flag beach, situated near the centre of Calpe, is 1km long and 50m wide. A popular beach, it offers all amenities and is wheelchair accessible.

Day trips

The city lies just a few kilometres from the popular resorts of Benidorm, Altea and Moraira and not far from the incredible caves of Cova del Rull. Benidorm's popular amusement parks such as Terra Mitica and Aqualandia waterpark are only 20km away.

Nature Reserves

The Penon de Ifach Natural Park is one of the smallest nature reserves in Europe, with a protected surface area of just 45 hectares. Rising to 332m high, the Peñón de Ifach rock is Calpe's most recognised landmark. It's home to a diverse colony of flora and fauna, including some rare and endangered species, and is popular with hikers, climbers and birdwatchers.

Las Salinas Natural Park is close to Penon de Ifach. The salt-water lagoon is an important protected area, and more than 170 different species of bird have been spotted there, including the hundreds of resident flamingos.

History

The Queen's Baths – Los Baños de la Reina – are an important archaeological site, next to Calpe's promenade.

The remains of a well-preserved Roman fish-salting factory sit nearby, dating from 200BC. A most valuable kind of fish paste known as ‘Garum' was exported from here throughout the Roman Empire.

The Museum of Archaeology looks back at life in Calpe to as far as the 3rd century. Offering an interesting variety of exhibits excavated in and around the Calpe area, the museum was used as a town hall until 1974. It is located on a site known as ‘The Portalet', which was the only gateway to the walled city of Calpe since the 14th century.

Where to eat

There is an extensive choice of restaurants in Calpe, so there's no room for disappointment. Some examples include ‘one of the best restaurants in Calpe', Puerto Blanco. In the port area of La Canuta, it provides a varied and modern menu based on seasonal produce, a three-course lunch being around €30.

If you are looking for something a little easier on the pocket, yet still delicious, a traditional paella can be found at El Andaluz, specialising in rice dishes and tapas. The restaurant is highly popular with locals, and a full menu for one person is around €20.

Frequently asked questions about Hotels in Calpe

Which hotels are the most popular ones to stay at in Calpe?

The best hotels to stay in Calpe are AR Diamante Beach, Gran Hotel Sol y Mar and RH Ifach.

What is the cheapest price for a hotel in Calpe?

Hotel Porto Calpe in Calpe offers one night in a double room at the price of £32.

What are the best hotels in Calpe near the center?

Hotel Bahía Calpe by Pierre & Vacances, Gran Hotel Sol y Mar and Hotel Casa Día y Noche are located in the central neighborhood of Calpe.

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