Calpe Costa Blanca holiday homes and apartments for rent

Calpe (Calp) is a very popular holiday destination for young and old. Calpe has 2 excellent fine sandy beaches with a total length of 11km. The beach Playa de Levante stretches to the north with the adjoining coastal region of Benissa and Moraira and to the south the beach Playa del Arenal. The beaches have been awarded a blue flag by the EU. The small town with 15,000 inhabitants is also known for its seafaring tradition. At the famous fish auction (Lonja), holiday guests can buy fresh fish and seafood every day or enjoy them in one of the excellent fish restaurants.

The landmark of Calpe is the 332 m high Penyal d'Ifac (Spanish Peñón de Ifach. The main street of Calpe leads directly past the large salt lake. There are many high-rise buildings near the beach. There are more than 60 settlements around the old town and the beaches of Calpe, including Maryvilla, Canuta (both southwest of the old town), Tossal de Cometa, Grand Sol and Ortembach.

Climate: This region around Calpe has an iodine and mineral-rich healing climate for rheumatism, gout, asthma, cardiovascular problems, skin and allergy diseases and a climate with an annual mean temperature of 21 degrees Celsius with approx. 300 days of sunshine.

Sights and leisure activities: In Calpe you will find shopping facilities and international restaurants. A multitude of cafes, bars and discos means that holiday guests will never be bored and the long beach promenade invites guests to stroll along the sea. The impressive rock of the Peñón de Ifach is integrated into the natural park of the same name. From this cliff, the cyclope-like and blue-gray ridge of which is reminiscent of the Rock of Gibraltar, one has a view over the northern Costa Blanca. The rock is connected to the mainland by a narrow strip of land and is under nature protection. A hiking trail leads to the summit through a small tunnel to the Carallot peak. The tunnel was built at the beginning of the 20th century by the owner of the Peñón at the time and was supposed to make climbing the rock easier.

The salt lakes have developed significant flora and fauna over the centuries, which have adapted to the high salt content of the lakes. Today the lakes are mainly an attraction because of the many flamingos that live there. The earliest archaeological finds indicate settlement by Iberians. Later - around the 3rd century - the Romans founded a colonia at the foot of the Peñón de Ifach. The Roman name was Calpea.

During the Middle Ages, the individual, scattered farmsteads were attacked several times by pirates. The Peñón de Ifach and the Torre del Moli therefore served as surveillance points against the pirates. During the 20th century Calpe developed into a holiday resort.
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